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 vines influence the taste and/or quality of the wine? In the wine world, there is … Read more

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 is that they all want to have an outstanding wine list, and they all want to be successful … Read more

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 present for Christmas or Tet is very common in Vietnam. When giving a … Read more

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 where it’s costly because of the tax on wine, some of us still do it … Read more