I know nothing about wine, but some of you are serious about it.
my question for you is what do you drink (with food) when you are not drinking wine? if cocktails/beer, which ones, and also what are your go to non alcoholic drinks?
for those who don't drink booze, what do you choose?
for both, are there any specific to Hawaii drinks you enjoy?
i'm not too picky about beer, miller lite being the standard, I guess. it's a simple domestic beer that you can find anywhere. I like sam adam's, but not the boston lager (tastes like straight flowers). I enjoy beer with most foods, but hardly drink anymore.
when I have pizza, I must have either beer or coca cola. with a BLT I crave Newcastle. poke requires beer, not really picky about what type, but as mentioned in another thread, Hawaiians like da green bottles (almost ALL the bottled heinekin I have had in Hawaii is skunkified, so I never drink it here).
for cocktails I like vodka martinis and vodka tonics before a meal.
after a meal, black coffee, maybe hot tea if the meal was especially greasy. after Korean food, I like cold persimmon/cinnamon punch as dessert. indian food calls for watermelon juice.
I don't usually drink any Hawaii-specific beverages, although I like POG (passion orange guava) and the orange bang from zippy's. I like aloha maid drinks once in a blue moon, but they are quite sweet. I think aloha maid is owned by ito-en, a company with Hawaiian ties, and I have at least one of their plain green teas a day, with or as breakfast. you can get many ito-en drinks on the mainland, though, they have a corporate location in Brooklyn, ny, . I used to also drink their mini cans of black coffee, which I have only found at don quijote.