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A blind wine tasting is an engaging way to share these pleasures with friends, without intimidating those who don’t know much about wine.
How do you pick a wine to bring to a party?
When people ask me to name my favorite wines, I always struggle. I taste wine for a living, so you would think it would be easy. It's not.
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.
Ever wonder why certain wines are so expensive, others so cheap? The better question might be, does the wine's quality justify its price?
Champagne is the epitome of sparkling wines, which is why we often reserve it for special occasions. Choosing one begins with understanding how sparkling wines are made.
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?
Moschofilero, Assyrtiko, Albarino and Vermentino are four wines you may not have heard of, but they're worthy choices for summer.
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.
Pure, expertly crafted sake is a great alternative to more traditional beverages. Move beyond traditional cultural pairing, and you’ll find an array of compatible offerings.
Expert wine columnist Charles Fredy shares his top wine selections of 2013, including his favorite cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling and syrah.
Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy explores wines from the Southern Hemisphere, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile.
Learn the ideal serving temperatures for both red and white wines. Techniques to warm and chill wine based on variety, body and flavor.
This issue features finding the perfect red wine to accompany summer barbecues.
This issue features finding the perfect wine to accompany your travels.
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.
In this wine-and-spirit advice column, advanced sommelier Charles Fredy explains how various flavors and aromas like end up in a glass of wine.
Wine expert Charles Fredy talks about the flavors and complexity of sweet wines and how to chose the perfect pair, whether dining out or eating in.
Local wine expert, Charles Fredy, shows us how to select the wine perfect pairing for the unique island climate and cuisine found only in Hawaii.
In his column, local Maui wine master Charles Fredy discusses the differences and similarities between pinot grigio and pinot gris.
In his wine-and-spirit advice column, master sommelier Charles Fredy sheds light on the connections between wine and romance.
Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy offers suggestions for holiday wines, and recipes to make with them.
Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy explores fashions in wine, why some grow or decline in popularity, while others remain timeless.
Storing wine can be challenging in a climate like Maui’s, where few homes have cellars that can keep bottles naturally cool.
The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival returns June 9 through 12, celebrating three decades of magnificent wine and food.
How to choose wine, advice from our resident sommelier
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