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Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Dream Wine Tasting For Oenophiles
There are wine tastings, and then there are I-can’t-sleep-the-night-before-because-I-am-so-excited-and-would-give-my-left-kidney-just-to-get-into-it wine tastings. That is the kind of tasting that took place this Sept. 7 at Halekulani...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Introducing Wines: Fun And Lame
I have been debating whether to write about this or not, so please forgive me. Introducing wines at wine dinners looks glamorous and fun. It...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Grower Champagnes, Champagne Houses
Oh how I looooove Champagne! I was reminded of just how much today as I led a tasting of some of the best “Grower” Champagnes...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // See You At Hawaii Food And Wine Festival
So I am standing on the beach with sand in my toes, a wonderful glass of wine in my hand and watching an amazing fireworks...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Red Wine Rules, Even In The Islands
Many people assume that because our Hawaii Regional Cuisine has plenty of seafood and many different spices, including those sweet and spicy – all the...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Tricks To Uncorking Really Old Wines
I truly am blessed to be able to taste many wines that are as old (or maybe I should say as young) as I am....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Opening A 1934 Latour, And Much More
I just attended one the most over-the-top wine tastings of the year. For me, that is saying a lot, and I mean it whole-heart-edly. One...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Dream Evening Of ‘Cult Cabernets’
I would be nothing in my wine career without the generosity of friends who share their great wines with me. And I was blessed to...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Blending Adds Complexity To Wines
Have you ever had a wine and thought, “I think this would taste better if they added some Cabernet into it”? Have you ever wondered...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Cursing Corked And Cooked Wines
There is emptiness in my stomach. My emotions run through anger, disappointment, depression and despair. I think we all try to rationalize it when it...

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