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December 5-7
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea presents the third annual Vintage Wine Weekend, featuring an oceanfront gala, wine dinners, and a private concert from violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753, 808-874-8000, 800-334-6284.
 

Ongoing
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 www.SheratonKeauhou.com. Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, 808-930-4900.
 
Ongoing
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 www.fourseasons.com/maui. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753, 808-874-8000, 800-334-6284.
 
Tuesdays
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.
 
Tuesdays
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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2919 Kapiolani Blvd., Box 4
Honolulu, HI 96826
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