Foodland Debuts Affordable, Sommelier-Selected Wine

February 5, 2020, 2:19 PM HST · Updated February 5, 2:19 PM
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Wine Finds by R. Field Wine Company is hoping to offer Foodland customers a highly curated, limited collection of wines that are new, unique and priced at a great value– and they’re available at all Foodland stores statewide.
The wines in the Wine Finds by R. Field Wine Company collection rotate regularly and all offer prices ranging from just $9.99 to $11.99 a bottle.
R. Field Wine Company wine buyer and Advanced Sommelier Marvin Chang sourced every bottle in Wine Finds’ debut collection and will do the same with all future selections.
Respected in the Hawaiʻi wine community, Chang is an expert in selecting and procuring great wines at all price points. Chang plans to keep the Wine Finds program fresh, changing and evolving by rotating selections regularly and replacing each with new great-tasting, great-value finds every six to eight weeks. The six varietals in every Wine Finds lineup will be diverse – including chardonnays, pinot grigios, pinot noirs, cabernets, syrahs and more.
Wine Finds displays in every Foodland store will also include informative descriptions highlighting tasting notes and the unique qualities that make it a wine find.
Below is a rundown of the program’s first six wine selections that are available now. To celebrate the program launch, each will be offered at a discounted, introductory Maika‘i price.
Auspicion Chardonnay
Buy it because … You won’t easily find a California chardonnay so crisp and balanced at this great price.
Imagine … Apple, citrus and pear with a smooth, creamy finish.
Regular price: $17.99 / Introductory Maika‘i price: $11.99
Villa Sandi Pinot Grigio
Buy it because … It’s the brightest, freshest pinot grigio available and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Imagine … Lemon and stone fruit with a zesty finish. A true pop of summer for your taste buds.
Regular price: $13.99 / Introductory Maika‘i price: $9.99
Band of Roses Rosé 
Buy it because … It’s a workhorse of a wine that is reliably tasty and goes well with almost any food you can imagine.
Imagine … Smooth and dry, with notes of vibrant peach, apricot and passion fruit.
Regular price: $15.99 / Introductory Maika‘i price: $11.99
Casas del Bosque Reserva Pinot Noir
Buy it because … Not only does it taste more expensive than it is, it will also surprise and delight you.
Imagine … Bright strawberry and red cherry greeting you upon your first sip.
Regular price: $15.99 / Introductory Maika‘i price: $11.99
Rubus Zinfandel
Buy it because … This wine, created by Master Sommelier Fran Kysela, is a critics favorite and has earned many 90+ point reviews.
Imagine … Velvety plum and raspberry with a hint of spice.
Regular price: $18.99 / Introductory Maika‘i price: $11.99
Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon
Buy it because … It’s one of the greatest values one can find in cabernet and is stunningly good for the price.
Imagine … The taste of blackberry and black cherry with every rich, concentrated sip.
Regular price: $15.99 / Introductory Maika‘i price: $11.99
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