I think the wine service in Hawaii just got better over the past three days. Yes, almost overnight, the knowledge,..
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My wife noticed that I have been drinking more beer lately. I know that the name of this column is..
Someone in the wine business once told me, “You go to France for the wine and to Italy for the..
Everyone is looking for the next breakthrough grape or wine region on the planet. Importers scour distant continents to find..
Have I ever mentioned that I love Burgundy? It is the wine region closest to my heart and my palate...
“Is it good for the wine industry?” That is the question that sparked a lively debate recently while I was..
As a Master Sommelier, blind tasting is a subject that comes up often, and this is not the first time..
This week’s column is a little difficult for me to write. In fact, I debated quite some time before deciding..
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..
I have been debating whether to write about this or not, so please forgive me. Introducing wines at wine dinners..
Oh how I looooove Champagne! I was reminded of just how much today as I led a tasting of some..
So I am standing on the beach with sand in my toes, a wonderful glass of wine in my hand..
Many people assume that because our Hawaii Regional Cuisine has plenty of seafood and many different spices, including those sweet..
I truly am blessed to be able to taste many wines that are as old (or maybe I should say..
I just attended one the most over-the-top wine tastings of the year. For me, that is saying a lot, and..
I would be nothing in my wine career without the generosity of friends who share their great wines with me...
Have you ever had a wine and thought, “I think this would taste better if they added some Cabernet into..
There is emptiness in my stomach. My emotions run through anger, disappointment, depression and despair. I think we all try..
As long as there is wine to drink there will be wine critics. The influence that critics wield in the..
Is perception really truth? Is everything you see, hear, feel, smell and taste the absolute truth? I have to wonder,..