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POSTED: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In the Glass

British expert at Mariposa

Mariposa Restaurant is hosting a wine tasting Monday with British expert Merrick Dowson, featuring 2007 Rhone, Burgundy and California Cult wines.

The lineup: Paul Autard, three Cuvees of Chateauneuf du Papes with scores above 95 to 98; Michelot & Nicolas Potel Grand Cru, two Burgundy wines rarely available in Hawaii; Kapcsandy Wine from California; and 20 other wines. Appetizers will also be served.

The tasting will run 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the restaurant, located in Neiman Marcus Ala Moana. Cost is $75. Space is limited; go to R. Field at Foodland Beretania or Kailua to reserve a spot.

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» ”;Let's Compare”;: Chuck Furuya wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. today at Vino in Restaurant Row, features 2005 Qupe Chardonnay “;Bien Nacido Reserve-Block 11”;; 2003 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne; 2007 August Clape “;Vin des Amis”;; 2005 Neyers Syrah “;Old Lakeville Road”;; 2000 Clendenen Family Nebbiolo; and 2000 Chiara Boschis Barolo “;Vita Nuova.”; Cost is $35; reservations only. Call 533-4476.

» Pasta Basta is hosting its “;Last Friday Beer Tasting”; from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at its Restaurant Row venue, showcasing 10 new beers from around the globe, pasta and pizza. Cost is $35. Call 523-9999.

» Tasting Methodology 101: Interactive class features a certified sommelier, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Wine Stop, $20. Reservations at 946-4020.

» Tavola Tavola artist dinner: Food-and-wine pairing dinner features guest sommelier Kim Karalovich and local artists working on their art; 6 to 8 p.m. April 29. Call 737-6600.


Fort Street Mall hosts green event

A Green Market, featuring food booths, worm composting, recycled furniture and green business booths, will be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Fort Street Mall to celebrate Earth Day.

Food booths include Whole Foods, Ma'o Farms, Land of Organica, Waialua Coffee and Hawaii Island X.

Call 528-1475.

Stores offer sales for Earth Day

Down to Earth stores will celebrate Earth Day with a 30 percent sale and a switch to biodegradable checkout shopping bags, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today.

The sale applies to some 50 items, including bulk purchases and “;green”; household cleaners.

Down to Earth has locations in Honolulu, Kailua, Pearlridge and Kahului.

'Moonlight Magic' to benefit literacy

Read to Me International Foundation will honor Hawaii Pizza Hut at its “;Moonlight Magic”; fundraiser on May 2. The event will include wine tasting, pupus and a silent auction of such items as fine wines and a Mini Cooper.

Hawaii Pizza Hut has raised more than $3 million for Hawaii literacy programs with its “;Carryout for Literacy”; campaign.

“;Moonlight Magic”; will run 6 to 8 p.m. at Kapiolani Community College's Ohia Dining Hall. Tickets are $100. Call 955-7600.

Moiliili center to hold fundraiser

Moiliili Community Center will hold its annual dinner and silent auction fundraiser at Kapiolani Community College's Ohia Dining Hall on May 9.

The event, held from 5:30 to 9 p.m., will feature a buffet, entertainment and boutique sales with homemade baked goods and jellies and Mother's Day baskets.

Tickets are $100 and must be purchased by Monday. Call Barbara Tong at the center at 955-1555.

Kau coffee ranks in global top 10

Kailiawa Coffee Farm in Kau on the Big Island placed seventh in the international finals of the Specialty Coffee Association of America's 2009 Roasters Guild Coffee of the Year Cupping Competition, held last week in Atlanta.

The farm is operated by Thomas “;Bull”; and Jaime Kailiawa.

Virmax of Columbia took first place.

The coffee is being served in Honolulu at Alan Wong's Restaurant.

Share a recipe with Don Ho's

Don Ho's Island Grill wants your favorite soup recipe for its monthly contest. The winning recipe will be featured on its menu in May.

Recipes must be original and fit in with the island-style menu. Winners will receive a Don Ho's gift certificate. Cynthia Pratt's Fried Poke Sushi was chosen as March's winner. Try it this month. Call 528-0807.

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LOOK » Disney's new film “;Earth”; opens, and Disney will plant a tree for every ticket sold. Makes a good outing for Earth Day, which is today.

LISTEN » “;I Need Love”; by Courtney Jaye (www.myspace.com/courtneyjaye)

DO » Ruth's Chris opens for lunch today through Friday to celebrate Administrative Professionals Week. Call 599-3860 (individuals) or 595-2205 (groups).