Don't peer too far into the future for the Next Big Thing in wine. It is already here. Right under our noses. It's Red Blends. Not grandpa's Bordeaux, and not even daddy's Meritage or Rhône Rangers. It's the kitchen-sink blends that come in all sorts of grape combos but all wind up soft as a baby's bottom and tasting like liquid jam.
Of course, blended wines are as old as the proverbial vinecovered hills. But precisely because of these wines, using "Red
Blends" to represent a category is not so functional anymore. Read more>>
Generalized understanding of Acceleration can be explained as: a body moving forward from an initial reference point with respect to its changing velocity over a period of time. Derek Suzukawa, Bartender of Sunset and Sunrise Pools at The Modern Honolulu, is an avid snowboarder who also enjoys the outdoors that Hawaii has to offer. Snowboarding provides that accelerated adrenaline rush Derek craves as he shreds and rips down pristine powdered mountains, just as Volume Bartending offers him during the various functions held at the Sunset and Sunrise Pools.
Derek's refreshingly balanced cocktail: Sweet, Sour & Spicy with a kiss of Salt
1½ oz. Bacardi Superior Rum
¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup, Ice Glass: Martini Garnish: Lime Wheel
Preparation: Shake. Double-Strain. Garnish. Sip & Savor at the Sunset/Sunrise Pool.