Raise Your Glass

Raise Your Glass wine column published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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Luxury Wines

Why spend $500 on a bottle of wine? Find out.
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The Art of Champagne

What makes Champagne special? It requires tremendous care and patience—and you literally have to make it twice.
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A Toast to Fortified Wine

Wine columnist Charles Freddy explains how fortified wines make a perfect holiday season pairing. It’s also a sweet sip that’s perfect for dessert.

To Protect and Serve

Exposure to oxygen is what ruins wine. Most reds begin to deteriorate within a day of being opened. So how do you save that bottle of red?
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The Case of the Blind Wine Tasting

A blind wine tasting is an engaging way to share these pleasures with friends, without intimidating those who don’t know much about wine.
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An Italian Holiday

Buon Natale! Holiday wines with an Italian accent.
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Fit the Wine to the Mood

In his wine-and-spirit advice column, master sommelier Charles Fredy sheds light on the connections between wine and romance.
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The Marriage of Food and Wine

Charles Fredy discusses some of the subtle elements that create great food-and-wine pairings, which you can experience at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in June.
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Wines for a Summer Barbecue

This issue features finding the perfect red wine to accompany summer barbecues.
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Perfect Holiday Pairings

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy offers suggestions for holiday wines, and recipes to make with them.
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Deciphering da Vino Code

Tips on reading wine labels, evaluating ratings, and picking top value vintages.
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Making a Good Home for Wine

Storing wine can be challenging in a climate like Maui’s, where few homes have cellars that can keep bottles naturally cool.
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What’s Your Taste in Wine?

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy explores fashions in wine, why some grow or decline in popularity, while others remain timeless.
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A Lesson in Biodynamic Wine

Many winemakers say that biodynamic practices increase the land’s ability to express its unique flavors and components in the wine — enhancing its terroir. The result is a wine that speaks of its place, that has its own distinctive signature.
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To Harvest, Divine!

The 2008 harvest approaches.
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Holiday Wines

MNKO's wine expert recommends selections for your holiday event.
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Plush & Spicy

If phrases like “forward on the berries,”  “seductive mouth feel,” and “plush and spicy” make your taste buds whoop, you are in for a treat.
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Finding Aloha in Loire Valley Wines

MNKO's wine expert explores Loire Valley Wines.

Learn About Wine

Learn from Chefs: Chef's Kitchen

Food & Wine

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Mushroom Buzz: Cocktail Recipe

When challenged to design a mushroom cocktail, Esters Fair Prospect's mixologist created the Murder Hornet.