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About Alfredo de la Casa

Alfredo de la Casa has been organizing wine tastings for over 20 years and has published three wine books, including the Gourmand award winner for best wine education book. You can reach him at www.wineinvietnam.com.
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DO NAVARRA – Spanish Wines

Spanish Wines that will make you feel young again

Navarra is situated in the North of Spain, at the western end of the Pyrenees, where it shares a 163 kilometre stretch of border with France. The entire Navarra DO Spanish Denominación de Origen (Origin Denomination)) lies […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Wine it Up

Alcohol and wine, what you need to know

When I listen to people talk about alcohol and wine, it is astonishing to hear the many misconceptions between the two. So, let’s look at the basics, how it all starts: Wine comes from grapes but grapes do […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Lesson Learned

Why attend a wine tasting if I already know what I like?

I often get asked by wine lovers why they should go to wine tastings and wine events when they already know which wines they like. It’s the same kind […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Boring Wines

Life’s to short to drink dull, unexciting wines

I know the title is likely to be controversial and upset some, if not many, but I am simply tired of seeing so much boring wine! And what do I mean when I […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Red Wine with Fish?

A food and wine pairing that breaks the rules

I recently led a wine training session to a restaurant team, most of whom were young and had formal qualification in hospitality. Before I started, I asked each of them to write […]

By |May 13th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Organic Matter

Why you should be drinking organic wine

Over the recent years, organic and ecological wines have been gaining in popularity all over the world. More and more wineries are producing them, yet they still remain a minority, and it’s not easy […]

By |February 25th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Wine Road Less Traveled

Exciting wine regions you’ve never heard of

We are all familiar with the popular and famous wine producing areas around the world, or at least many of them. In France, Burgundy and Bordeaux top the list; Chianti and Barolo in Italy; […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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The Price on Taste

The difference between cheap and expensive wine

There’s a popular belief that the more expensive something is the better it is, but is it really? Well, it depends, and it actually depends on many things.

Let’s start with the main point: you […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Value for Money

Let ’s imagine that you’re a football coach looking to discover a new top player, where would you start looking? You definitely wouldn’t go scouting at the top clubs because the players there are already well-known and would cost a […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Life in Pink

Rosé wines have gone from peripheral fancy to an essential element of a wine lover’s repertoire

Perhaps the thing that most surprised me regarding wine when I arrived to Vietnam was that hardly anyone was enjoying a glass of rosé. With the […]

By |July 23rd, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments