Wine tasting with Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya

Furuya is one of only 164 Master Sommeliers in the country

Wine lovers, get ready to go on a journey with one of the industry masters! HI Now host Kainoa Carlson met up with Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya to try some of the delicious wines offered at Vino, located at Waterfront Plaza.

In 2006, Food and Wine named Vino one of “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences.” Created by Furuya and restaurateur D.K. Kodama, Vino reflects the energy and passion of two partners who love great food and wine.

As Hawaii restaurants continue to make changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DK Restaurants is bringing together its restaurant family to provide folks with a variety of take out options — all from the Vino kitchen. DK Restaurants strives to serve really good food with aloha hospitality that offers quality for the money spent. This is the core value  for all of its restaurants, which include Sansei, Vino and d.k Steak House.

From the operation at Waterfront Plaza, you’ll be able to pick up selected sushi favorites from Sansei and Vino and even delicious steaks from d.k Steak House. You can place an order online at and then head over to Vino to pick up your order at the restaurant. Or you can even request to pick it up curbside.

About Chuck Furuya:

Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya’s down-to-earth, completely non-intimidating approach to the enjoyment of wine is as refreshing as it is informative. In a nutshell (or should we say in a wine glass?), that is why Furuya is Hawaii’s most sought-after wine expert. He is one of only 164 Master Sommeliers in the country and was the tenth American to pass in 1988. He has created a diverse and sophisticated wine list featuring selections from around the world to complement the restaurant’s menu.

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