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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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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
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New Zealand’s Rise in New World Winedom

THE RISE OF New Zealand wines in the last 30 years has been nothing short of meteoric. Thirty years ago New Zealand wines were hardly consumed outside the country but now they’ve become serious players in the international wine scene.

Although […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Taste the Rainbow

Get to know South African wine

Due to its strategic location, South Africa has recently become one of the pioneers in producing quality New World wines, with winemaking dating back to 1659 when Jan van Riebeek, founder of what is now […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Chateau Palmer: a Bordeaux wine icon

Alfredo de la Casa describes the history of Bordeaux wine icon Chateau Palmer.
By |May 24th, 2015|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Sniff and Swirl

Drinking wine can be one of the easiest things to do but at the same time one of the most complicated things to do right. How can I make the most of a glass of wine from the moment I […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Baron Philippe de Rothschild: behind the wine label

Chateau Mouton Rothschild has few peers in the length and luster of its history.

There are only five “first grows” (considered wines of exceptional quality) in Bordeaux, and one of them, perhaps the more charismatic winery, is Baron Philippe de Rothschild, […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments