THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Tiny Bubbles …

“In the wine … Make me happy … Make me feel fine …” Since we’re well into the holiday season, what better beverage to celebrate with than Champagne? From a well-aged tête de cuvé like Cristal or Dom Perignon to the minerality of a Blanc de Blanc to the richness of a Blanc de Noir […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Chardonnay by the gallon

Last month, Chuck Furuya arranged a blind tasting of chardonnay at Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar (500 Ala Moana Blvd., Restaurant Row, Honolulu), mainly for several vintners who were in town for The Kahala Hotel and Resort’s For The Love of Wine Festival. The instructions were simple: Bring one bottle of chardonnay per person, […]

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