Gannon’s After Dark Monster’s Ball this Saturday

  The upcoming Monster Ball is one of Maui’s hottest Halloween parties, and I am not talking fahrenheit. How does Gannon’s do it? First they keep their parties uncommon, one night a month if you are lucky. They are just a normal gorgeous oceanview haute cuisine dining room one moment and then bam, we are […]

Ultimate Ocean Cocktail Competition: You can be the judge!

Gabriel Harvey’s Mill Camp Mojito Ocean Vodka and the Sheraton Maui are teaming up to create the Ultimate Ocean Cocktail competition. Since excellent, locally made organic liquor and award-winning resorts make a great marriage, attending the final leg of their competition this Saturday is a no brainer. The competition opened in July by asking hard-working booze slingers […]

This Wednesday, Sept. 17: Pau Vodka Night at Dazoo

Pau hana your Wednesday with Pau Vodka Night at Dazoo. There you can sample cocktails featuring Hali’imaile Distilling Company’s Pau Vodka. You can also talk story with vodka distiller Mark Nigbur, sip locally sourced cocktails and enter a chance to win swag when you Instagram photos from the evening (use the hashtag #PauVodkaNight). Join the party and remember to […]

6th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival Crowns a New Mai Tai Champ

Photos by Kevin Olson The annual search for the world’s greatest Mai Tai has concluded, with the sixth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival crowning Michael Soo from Bar Crudo in Arizona. Soo, who competed with 20 other bartenders from the U.S. at the Royal Kona Resort this weekend, won $10,000. “I felt confident in my […]

Why Maui Loves Jagermeister and Diamond’s Jager Fest

Randi Schnider makes drinking Jagermeister an art form. She’s a bartender at Diamond’s Ice Bar in Kihei, and she serves the spicy brown drink in thick, icy cold glasses. In fact, I was ready to write off Jagermeister as the quintessential German liqueur you drink after a giant Oktoberfest bratwurst binge, until she taught me otherwise. “Jager goes down […]

Connoisseur Craft Session Explores Rare Whiskey, Maui Craft Brew, and Select Cigars at the Sheraton Maui this Saturday

If you like fine tobacco, craft brew and rare whiskey, you should stop by the Sheraton Maui’s Craft Session this Saturday. Whiskey and beer? Together? Absolutely–in fact, whiskey has its roots in the same stuff beer is made of, and their notes are naturally complementary. “Beer and whiskey have gone hand in hand for thousands […]

This Saturday, July 12: 2nd Annual Maui Craft Session

The second annual Maui Craft Session returns to the Sheraton Maui’s Ocean Lawn this Saturday. This year’s theme will compare production styles of the old world with the new. The afternoon will feature samplings from Maui Brewing Co., Southern Wine and Spirits, Cigar Bar Hawaii and Ocean Vodka. Craft enthusiasts will get samplings of spirits, beers […]

This Thursday, July 10: Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo brings American Music, Wine & Food

Refine your taste for wine with Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo at Makena Resort’s July Wine Dinner. He’ll introduce three California wines, including Murphy-Goode Wines‘s Fume Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards‘ Late Harvest Chardonnay 2012 and Buehler Vineyards‘ Napa Valley Zinfandel 2011. You can also enjoy pupus that are specially prepared and paired with the evening’s wine choices. […]

This Thursday, July 3: Cocktails for a Cause at SouthShore Tiki Lounge

Cool off this summer with South Shore Tiki Lounge‘s Cocktails For A Cause menu. Tiki Lounge will donate a portion of sales from this special menu to local nonprofits. To make the deal sweeter, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum will match the donations. Guests are invited to toast their favorite causes with tropical cocktails like the […]

Da Vine Art – Wine tasting and cocktail bar in Paia

Opening a wine tasting room next to wine store sounds like a great idea, right? That’s what Gregory Brown and Susun White, Owners of Paia’s Wine Corner, thought when they began the process of opening the narrow space next door to their specialty wine, beer and liquor shop. Turns out it was a bit more complicated […]