Island Life: 12-11-18

Santa is stopped by adoring fans at the Waikoloa Christmas Parade. (Victoria McKinney/Community Contributor)

Dress your holiday table with these wines

Happy holidays! Your festivus planning is undoubtedly underway, but what to pair? Consider one of these options, sure to please the most discerning palates. All are selections available throughout Hawaii.

Macadamia flourishes in Hawaii, but not native

Some folks on the mainland think macadamia nut trees are native to Hawaii, but here we know it is an Australian tree that we adopted as our own. We use the nut in all kinds of local dishes, especially desserts. We even use the leaves for Christmas decorations instead of holly.