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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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The Magic of Old Vines

Age before beauty in the world of viticulture

Every now and then a bottle of wine reaches the market with a label that says “old vines”,“vinas Viejas”, “Vignes vielles” or “alte reben”, depending on where the wine comes from. But, how does the age of the […]

By |March 21st, 2019|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Same Same or Different

Aside from making your food shine, a well balanced wine list can inject individuality and boost your bottom line

Every now and then I am hired as a consultant to design a bar and restaurant’s wine list. What all my clients have in common […]

By |February 13th, 2019|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Technology and Wine

Technology will continue to impact the wine industry, not only for consumers, but those making wine as well

Rather than writing about Tet and wine, I thought of doing something different and ask you, or ask myself, if technology has a […]

By |January 20th, 2019|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Gifting Wine

The art of getting it right

With several festive seasons around the corner many companies and people are browsing wine lists, considering wine to buy as present for their clients and loved ones, but what should they buy?

Giving wine as company […]

By |December 17th, 2018|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Honey, you so fine

The good thing is, you’re not alone wondering just what “fine wine” means. It’s still debated by wine critics and buffs too; they can’t agree either

If you ask people about fine wine, whether they are experts or not, their minds […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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New Wave Whites

Spain is doubtless a red-wine country, but don’t dismiss the country’s other white wines

If you’ve ever had Spanish white wines, it’s likely that they were made from one of the three better-known Spanish grapes. If you had a white Rioja, […]

By |October 8th, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Food with Flair

Wine, it’s so versatile—in the glass and on your plate. Cooking with wine can definitely bring about it’s own pleasure, or pain if you use it incorrectly

Although cooking with wine is not so common outside certain European countries, especially in places like Vietnam […]

By |August 16th, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Fallen Idols

It’s not all about reputation and name recognition anymore

I love Bordeaux wines, I have always loved them, perhaps it’s because my wine training started with Bordeaux wines back in London. I will never forget when I was invited to a trade tasting session of St […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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How Green Are Green Wines?

Clearing the confusion and mystery around what makes a wine environmentally friendly and qualify as “green”

Over the past few decades we have had an explosion of what I like to call “green wines,” which, depending on the country where they are produced, may be labeled as organic, […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Zero Waste Wine

How to become a wine without waste drinker

It seems that finally the zero waste movement is taking off in Saigon with some great people working very hard, and usually for free, to change minds and habits in Vietnam, and turn this lovely country into a […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments