I have been buying and selling wines for almost 20 years now, and a master sommelier since 2005. So, I..
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Have you ever had an “overrated” wine? What is it that makes it overrated? Do they hype the ratings or..
As a wine writer, I struggle with these questions on a weekly basis: What is a wine’s worth? How do..
With 2015 knocking at our door, I thought this would be a good time to issue my predictions in wine..
When is too much good wine too much? A friend of mine puts that question to the test every winter..
Christmas is barely a week away, and I am still trying to figure out what to get for a few..
Black Friday and Cyber Monday already have passed, but I have some great gift ideas for that wine lover in..
Happy holidays! Celebrations will be in full swing, with family and friends the centerpiece of every gathering. Wine only will..
If you have been reading this column for the past few years, you already know that my top three wines..
I was walking my dog around the neighborhood one day, and saw that one of my neighbors had put up..
Here in Hawaii, we can always tell which way the wind is blowing. We love the trade winds and we..
I have been enjoying the wines from this estate for more than a dozen years now, and yet I have..
The day that allows people to dress up as an alter ego and gives some just enough reason to be..
There are as many varieties of wine openers as Imelda Marcos has shoes. Each new producer of them has its..
Have you ever gone to a stage presentation, play or musical and are so impressed by the supporting actor or..
I write notes all the time. But what is their worth? Are wine notes a thing of the past? Strange..
Provenance is an important word in the world of wine, and not just for the wines in collectors’ and investors’..
Dry rosé’s popularity is still on the rise. Any top restaurant will have at least one dry rosé by the..
Last week I wrote about Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. This week I’m doing it again. But this is the..
If anyone asks you about Australian wine, what do you think of? Do you think of the ubiquitous Kangaroo-labeled bottle?..