Top 100 red wines of Hawaii

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Hawaii as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Hawaii and the best vintages to taste in this region.

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Discovering the wine region of Hawaii

Hawaii is a U. S. state located off the coast around an archipelago in the Central Pacific Ocean, at latitude 20°N. A minimal amount of Grape wine is produced here, although spirits are the best known alcoholic beverages produced here.

At present, there are only a few wineries producing grape wine on the islands, which cover almost 28,500 square kilometres. Other forms of wine are made from pineapple, guava and even macadamia nut honey. Most of Hawaii's wine is produced on Maui, the second largest of the islands. The only wine sub-region, and the proposed AVA, is Ulupalakua, located in the South of the island.

Throughout the islands, the finest vineyards are found at higher elevations on the volcanic slopes. Symphony is the main grape variety currently used to produce Hawaiian wine.

News from the vineyard of Hawaii

Tribute paid to Franciacorta wine pioneer Franco Ziliani

Franciacorta has lost one of its fathers; Franco Ziliani died aged 90 this Christmas. He was the winemaker who, along with the Count Guido Berlucchi, changed the destiny of an entire region and helped make Franciacorta one of the most consistent areas in the world for sparkling wines made in the traditional method. Their fateful encounter was in 1958 at Palazzo Lana, in Franciacorta. Count Berlucchi began to question the young winemaker about how to improve his unstable white wine produced in Co ...

Champagne: Getting ready for 2050

The arrival of Covid and the ensuing lockdown restrictions had serious repercussions in the hospitality sector and severely disrupted supply chains, particularly in the drinks sector. Champagne, one of the world’s most recognisable and exported wines, was severely hit by travelling restrictions – which initially impacted the luxury sector Champagne dominates – and the closing of on-trade outlets. The 2020 slump As a result, in 2020, Champagne sales plummeted; a 10% decrease year-on-year in March ...

Rhône 2020 En Primeur: full vintage report and top-scoring wines

In brief: Rhône 2020 En Primeur Northern Rhône 2020: 4.5/5 A reliably fresh, balanced and approachable vintage – a return to classicism after a series of powerful years. Excellent white wines. Southern Rhône: 4/5 Fresh, juicy and immediate reds with lower alcohol than recent years, though some lack concentration. Beautiful white wines. ‘These are wines that will provide huge amounts of pleasure, straight out of the gate. It is that rare thing – an excellent vintage for early drinking.̵ ...

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