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Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // An Unforgettable Graduation Wine List
Graduation day is here for many, and so begin the celebrations across the country. Sure, I could rec- ommend a dozen different wines for your...

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Vino Sense // A Surprise Pairing With Italian Cuisine
This week I find myself torn between writing about a crazy food and wine pairing that I thought would totally be horrible, and a lovely...

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Vino Sense // French Wines With Halekulani Cuisine
Because there was so much goodness at the Halekulani tasting, it fills up two columns! Here are more highlights of a tasting trip through France,...

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Vino Sense // Traveling Through France At Halekulani
I have to tell you about this fabulous tasting I attended at Halekulani with 14 of Kermit Lynch’s vigneron in attendance. Just to have 14...

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Vino Sense // The Silly Side Of Serious Sommeliers
We have to have fun with what we do, right? I try not to take myself too seriously; I know I’m still working on it....

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Vino Sense // The Elite 1 Percent Of The Wine World
I like the 1 percent. Numbers show that, of all the wine produced in the world, a mere 1-3 percent of it has the ability...

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Vino Sense // Sharing A Few New Fine Wine Finds
I just spent three days in Portland, Ore., with some of the top wine professionals across the nation. As a member of the Court of...

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Vino Sense // The Best Wines Are Shared With Friends
I was listening to a radio show the other day, and they were interviewing an artist, asking him who was the most influential on his...

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Vino Sense // The Controversy Over Arsenic In Wines
The California wine world is fomenting over allegations that a host of wines contain a “dangerous” level of arsenic. At the risk of sounding alarmist,...

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Vino Sense // The Value Of California’s Paso Robles
If you were to ask me what is one of California’s top emerging wine regions, I quickly would reply Paso Robles. It is a hotbed...

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Vino Sense // A Toast To Wine-loving Chocoholics
My wife is a chocoholic — the best kind. Like many, she adores, in particular, dark chocolate. So everywhere I travel, I always bring back...

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Vino Sense // Cultural Views On A First Taste Of Wine
Warning: This column contains instances of underage drinking. My son is 10 years old, and many of my friends have been asking me if he...

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Vino Sense // It’s Time To Spring For A Nice Dry Rosé
Spring is on its way. For some areas of the U.S., it cannot come soon enough. The season is traditionally a time of renewal: the...

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Vino Sense // Pairing Wines With ‘Stinky’ Cuban Cigars
There is a four-letter word that has some people salivating about obtaining enjoyable consumables that are, up to this point, illegal. The word is Cuba....

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Vino Sense // Wine Imports, Sales By The Numbers
I just received a copy of the Gomberg Report, which details wine sales and imports for the United States. There were some very interesting developments...

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Vino Sense // Tidbits From A Tasting Trip To France
Just coming back from France, I have a few little tidbits I wanted to share with you, from some of the kookiest things I have...

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Vino Sense // A Tasting Tour Of France
I just spent 10 days in France visiting some of the classic growing regions. It was cold and rainy for many of the days, but...

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Vino Sense // French Wineries Shrug Off Security
With the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris still ringing in our collective consciousness, I was asked about what French wineries do about security....

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Vino Sense // The Good, Bad And Corked In Sales Pitches
I have been buying and selling wines for almost 20 years now, and a master sommelier since 2005. So, I have some experience with sales...

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Vino Sense // When Critics Are Overrated, Not The Wine
Have you ever had an “overrated” wine? What is it that makes it overrated? Do they hype the ratings or the expectations? Conversely maybe you...

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