The Wine Mystic

Sonoma and Napa in May

Tamara and I had some unexpected free time to visit wine country in May while we were in California. We visited some great wineries in Sonoma and Napa. I wanted to spend more time in Sonoma this time as I had previously spent more time in Napa. Plus, we have been on a long-standing Pinot […]


Penfolds Wine Seminar on Kauai

The Princeville Wine Market invites you to join us Wednesday, November 30th 2016 at 3:30pm for a Penfolds wine seminar at the Mediterranean Gourmet. This will be an educational wine tasting seminar focusing on the wines of Australia and Penfolds in particular. It has been a while since we have done any events as we prefer […]

Willamette Wine Country

In August of 2015, we visited Oregon’s Willamette wine country for the first time. It was a great trip and certainly a contrast from a place like Napa. Driving through the towns that make up this region you get the impression that the wine boom hasn’t yet fully manifested. These are still relatively sleepy towns. […]


Bubbles and Champagne Tasting

Help us Celebrate our 5 year Anniversary! This Friday, 12/18/15, we will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary in style with a sparkling wine and Champagne tasting on the deck in front of Princeville Wine Market at Princeville Center. We will be pouring wine from 4-6pm and there will be pupus provided to pair with the […]


Meet the Owners- Manoa Chocolate

Join Manoa Chocolate this Sunday, 10/25/2015, from 4-6pm at the Princeville Wine Market to discuss how chocolate is manufactured from bean to bar. Craft chocolate maker Dylan Butterbaugh of Manoa Chocolate Hawaii has been making high quality, dark chocolate in Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu since 2010.  We’ll be tasting their signature inclusion bars as well as […]


Does Beaujolais age well?

Does Beaujolais Age Well? It depends… One of my favorite wines to drink year round in Hawaii is Cru Beaujolais. Cru Beaujolais is not exactly the same thing as Beaujolais Nouveau or Beaujolais Village. They are all part of the catch all region of Beaujolais and they are mostly made from the grape called Gamay […]

Does Kauai do corkage?

On Kauai it is totally legal to bring your own bottle of wine into a restaurant. Most restaurant corkage fees, the price charged to bring your own bottle, is between $20-$30. The St. Regis tops the list at $35 per bottle. I have not had any issues or attitude with bringing my own bottle into […]


The blue clay of Petrus

In the aftermath of the recent Bordeaux seminar we helped organize with Vintus I have been wondering what to share about the experience. We tasted some very good wines at a variety of price points. What lingers with me the most, as with most good wine experiences is the notion of terroir. My favorite of […]


Bordeaux Seminar and Wine Tasting

Join the Princeville Wine Market for an educational classroom style wine tasting led by the Vice President of Vintus, Patrick Will. Vintus is a importer of family-owned, estate-based producers of hand-crafted wines. The venue will be Nanea Restaurant at the Westin Princeville on Tuesday, April 14th 2015 at 4:00PM. We expect the tasting to go […]