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Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine (And Beer) Trends And Prophecies
With 2015 knocking at our door, I thought this would be a good time to issue my predictions in wine for the upcoming year and...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Christmas Party Wine List — Cheers!
When is too much good wine too much? A friend of mine puts that question to the test every winter with a Christmas party that...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Last-minute Gift Ideas For Wine Lovers
Christmas is barely a week away, and I am still trying to figure out what to get for a few people. I know this is...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Wine Elf’s Gift Ideas For Oenophiles
Black Friday and Cyber Monday already have passed, but I have some great gift ideas for that wine lover in your life. Wines can be...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Tips For Holiday Wining And Dining
Happy holidays! Celebrations will be in full swing, with family and friends the centerpiece of every gathering. Wine only will enhance the joy and cheer....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Top Six Pinot Noirs For Thanksgiving
If you have been reading this column for the past few years, you already know that my top three wines to pair with Thanksgiving meals...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Few Pet Peeves At Wine Tastings
I was walking my dog around the neighborhood one day, and saw that one of my neighbors had put up a sign on his yard...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Vintners Know Which Way The Wind Blows
Here in Hawaii, we can always tell which way the wind is blowing. We love the trade winds and we complain when they die down...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Wine Tasting Experience To Remember
I have been enjoying the wines from this estate for more than a dozen years now, and yet I have never managed to visit it....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Killer Recommendations For Halloween
The day that allows people to dress up as an alter ego and gives some just enough reason to be as crazy as they want...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Best Tools For Opening Up A Bottle
There are as many varieties of wine openers as Imelda Marcos has shoes. Each new producer of them has its own spin on how to...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Stealing The Stage From The Star
Have you ever gone to a stage presentation, play or musical and are so impressed by the supporting actor or singer that they overshadow the...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Ratings And The Benefits Of Wine Notes
I write notes all the time. But what is their worth? Are wine notes a thing of the past? Strange for me to even pose...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Tracking The Provenance Of Wines
Provenance is an important word in the world of wine, and not just for the wines in collectors’ and investors’ circles. It is something that...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Want Refreshing Yet Dry? Think Pink
Dry rosé’s popularity is still on the rise. Any top restaurant will have at least one dry rosé by the glass, and many have more...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // An Exceptional Food And Wine Experience
Last week I wrote about Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. This week I’m doing it again. But this is the real story; last week was...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Tasting The Best Australia Has To Offer
If anyone asks you about Australian wine, what do you think of? Do you think of the ubiquitous Kangaroo-labeled bottle? Do you instantly think of...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Best Festival
Which is the best wine festival in Hawaii? That would be, in my opinion, Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. Now in its fourth year, it...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Fine Art Of Blending Wines
Like the artist who blends colors to create masterful pieces, so do winemakers blend in order to reach the highest pinnacle of their product. The...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Cruising For Some Splashy Wine Deals
I’ll bet you would never guess what restaurants have some of the best prices for their wines. I am always looking for the best deals,...


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