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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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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
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Made in America

From California to New York, an introduction to US wines

When it comes to choosing wine, the US often gets overlooked unless, of course, you’re American or live in the US. However, the US wine arena has quite a few delicious […]

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

This month we’re heading to South America to one of the New World’s fastest growing exporter of wines

Argentina is one of those few countries that can produce amazing wines at fantastic prices but, because of poor export policies and […]

By |May 25th, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Wine It Up

From Asti Spumante to Barolo, the wines of Piedmont are among Italy’s most prolific and best rated

In the far north-west of Italy lies Piedmont, one of the most famous wine producing areas not just in Italy but all over the […]

By |April 20th, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments