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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
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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
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Plenty to discover with Italian wines

Italy is paradise for wine lovers. Like France or Spain, virtually every single Italian region and province, including the islands, produces wine. The country also has over 400 autochtone grapes (rising to over 2,000 if […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Just Chile

Discovering wine from South America

Chile is the largest exporter of wine to the US; around two thirds of all Chilean wine produced is exported. Chile occupies most of South America’s Pacific Coast, with vineyards squeezed in between the ocean and […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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A Tipple from Down Under

Australian wine and what’s trending for your drinking pleasure

Australia has a long tradition of making wine while at the same time being innovative with wine making techniques. In fact, wine was made in Australia as early as the 19th century. […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Review: Shiraz Wine & Coffee Shop

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape, but now it’s also the name of the newest wine shop in Saigon

While it seems appropriate to call a wine shop Shiraz Wine & Coffee Shop (20 Mac Thi Buoi, […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Don’t Burst My Bubbles

Pop the cork, it’s time to celebrate with Champagne

Even those who don’t usually drink hardly ever say no when offered a glass of Champagne. Champagne has launched thousands of ships, toasted billions of weddings and special occasions; flutes attended countless […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Burgundy: A sommelier’s trip to France

This month I want to take you to France with Catherine Guo, a Japanese sommelier living in Vietnam who just spent a month there visiting some of the country’s most charismatic wineries. She spent three weeks in just Burgundy visiting […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments