The Wine Mystic

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Barterhouse Bourbon

American Whisky has been a hot category lately and I find myself often fielding requests for small batch Bourbons. I am pleased to announce that we have just received a small allotment of the Barterhouse Bourbon. It is bottled by the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co., an offshoot of Diageo. Bourbon barrels are used from […]

What is Marsala Wine?

Marsala is a region and a wine located in Sicily, an island that is just south and part of Italy. There is both red and white, sweet and dry Marsala, however it is the sweet red Marsala that is typically used in cooking. Marsala is in the category of fortified wines, like Port wine, which […]

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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 […]