The Wine Mystic

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Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinner

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinner December 3, 2014 Common Ground Kauai 5:30pm ~ Arrival/Welcome Introduction 6pm ~ Pairing Dinner Just in time for the holidays- Common Ground Kauai, Princeville Wine Market, and Chambers & Chambers would like to invite you to an experience you won’t want to miss! We offer you a welcome toast and amuse bouche […]

What is Shiraz wine?

Syrah or Shiraz? So, what is Shiraz wine anyway? Shiraz is the Australian way of saying Syrah. Syrah is a grape which is best known as the predominant variety of the northern Rhone Valley in France. It makes an appearance in the villages of Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas, and Core-Rotie to name a few. It has […]

What is Port Wine?

What is port wine? Port wine is a fortified wine from the Douro region of Portugal. A fortified wine is a wine with alcohol added. With Port wine, a neutral grape spirit is added half way through fermentation to bring alcohol content to about 20% by volume. When the alcohol is brought to that level […]

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Sixto Chardonnay

The best documentary I have seen this year, Searching for Sugar Man, was on recommendation from my Chambers & Chambers wine rep. It is a provoking true story about the musician Sixto Rodriguez. What a coincidence that the Sixto Chardonnay by K Vintners would be the best Washington Chardonnay I have had this year (ever […]

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Casamigos Tequila

While supplies last (I don’t think they will last very long) we are offering Blanco Casamigos Tequila for the bargain of $35 instead of the normal $77 for the liter size bottle. We just brought in a very large quantity of Casamigos Tequila and are passing along the savings. The only way to get this […]

What are dry wines?

Do you prefer dry wines? What are dry wines anyway? When helping a customer find the perfect wine for their dinner or special occasion there are a few questions that I ask to help determine to type of wine that they will enjoy. The dry question frequently comes up. In the world of wine terminology, […]

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Spanish Wine Tasting

I am pleased to announce a Spanish wine tasting this Friday 10/17/14 from 5-7:00PM. We are going to have this free wine tasting on the deck outside of the Princeville Wine Market. The wine line-up is really fantastic. I hadn’t done one of these wine tastings in a while so I made sure to really […]

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Wine Dinner at The Hanalei Dolphin

I am happy to announce a wine dinner with Joe Signorile, French Wine Specialist with Kobrand importing. Kobrand has started importing the wines of Domaine Zind Humbrecht, a benchmark of Alsace. For those unfamiliar with this region, Alsace is located on the border with Germany and has frequently been occupied by both countries over the […]

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How to make sangria with white wine

Customers have been asking me recently how to make sangria with white wine. Many people don’t even know this is a possibility and they are missing out if they like sangria. I find the white versions to be much more refreshing in the Hawaiian heat. Just like red sangria, there are many different versions to […]