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June 11-14
At the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, guests can sample sample wines at seminars and tastings, try delectable regional Hawaiian cuisine and a bounty of seafood fresh from the Pacific, play a round of golf against master sommeliers and winemakers, and much more against the background of the scenic oceanic views of The Kapalua Resort. Tickets for select events are available to purchase à la carte. For more information, visit

Island Mana Wines in Waikiki specializes in small-batch Hawaiian wines made from tropical fruit Ongoing
Island Mana Wines in Waikiki specializes in small-batch Hawaiian wines made from tropical fruit: guava wine, mango wine, passion fruit wine and pineapple wine. (Mana means energy and spirit in Hawaiian.) The winery also makes Oregon wines including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marechal Foch and honey wines (mead). The winery tasting room and wine store in Waikiki is open daily from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information, visit Island Mana Wines, 1860 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 106, Waikiki, HI 96815, 808-949-2141.
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa has launched Sheraton Social Hour, a first-of-its-kind premium wine program offered at the resort. Sheraton Social Hour offers guests a specially created menu of premium wines and daily tasting events, which begin at 5 p.m. Sheraton Selects, an upgraded premium wine menu comprised of a rotation of eight or more wines by the glass, will be among the premium wines offered during Sheraton Social Hour. The program also introduces specially selected premium bottled waters, Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water and S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. For more information, visit Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, 808-930-4900.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea provides an "Ultimate Dinner" upon request. This private dinner for two, which must be requested 24 hours in advance, is personally tailored in consultation with the chef and staged outside overlooking Wailea Beach. Guests can discuss their wine selections or receive special recommendations. Sample wine dinners include "Best of Sonoma," "Espagne," "Grand Cru Vineyards" and "Enogastrinomico." The "Enogastrinomico" dinner, for example, features insalata misto with Ferrari Brut, insalata pomodoro with Jermann "Dreams," Kobe tenderloin with Tenuta dell' Ornellaia "Ornellia," wild boar and mushroom with Gaja "Costa Russi," and a cheese plate with Argiolas "Angialis." These five-course dinners for two cost $850, including tax and gratuity. For more information, call the hotel or visit Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753, 808-874-8000, 800-334-6284.
Every Tuesday, Bar 35 offers the combination of any of its specialty pizzas and a bottle of wine for $25. Some of the popular pizzas include the "Gyromatic," which is topped with lamb and beef gyro meat, tzatziki sauce, romaine lettuce, tomato sauce and mozzarella; and the "Sweet Bangkok," with Chinese sausage, sweet chili sauce, cilantro, tomato sauce and mozzarella. Vegetarians can enjoy the "Veggielicious," topped with fresh zucchini and mushrooms, olives, tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil and sesame oil. Bar 35, 35 N. Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96817, 808-537-3535.
Every Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to closing, Brasserie Du Vin offers full bottles of wine for half price. If you have a favorite, or just wanted to try a particular grape, this is a deal that is hard to beat. This special does not include Reserve List and French Champagne. Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St., Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-545-1115.
Third Tuesdays
Wine and food pairing dinners happen the third Tuesday of each month at Tango Contemporary Café. Chef-owner Goran Streng and co-owner Tami Orozco select a theme and Streng's culinary creativity flows from that inspiration. The wines are tailored to the theme---regional or varietal or, on occasion, a combination of both. The menu is always four courses and the price rarely goes above $60 (not including tax and gratuity), which makes this dinner a relative bargain. Reservations are required and must be confirmed with a credit card. Call 808-593-7288 for reservations and more information regarding the monthly theme. Tango Contemporary CafĂ©, Hokua, 1288 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-593-7288.

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