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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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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
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The sweet stuff: understanding sherry wine

Sherry is an Anglicization that comes from the name of the Spanish city of “Jerez de la Frontera,” which is how these wines are named in Spain. Produced in a very small region of southern Spain, sherry is considered a […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Inside the Cellar

A place to wine and dine

Recently, La Cave (La Cave, 19 Ngo Van Nam, D1) opened its doors on the north side of the Ngo Van Nam strip – a foodie enclave in District 1. Surrounded by ample glass windows, […]

By |December 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments
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Choosing wine for Christmas

How to Choose the Perfect Wine for Your Christmas Dinner

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners are special occasions where serving the right wine is important. With these special dates around the corner, let me give you some tips on how to choose the right wine. The first thing you […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Features|0 Comments
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Más Vino, Por Favor

The best of rioja in Vietnam

Wines from Rioja are internationally renowned as the best wines from Spain. This small region located in the North of Spain probably has the country’s longest history of producing wine, dating back over 2,000 years […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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International Relations

As part of our new series on consulates in HCMC, we speak with Consul General Simon van der Burg of the Netherlands about his country and its collaboration with Vietnam…

Simon van der Burg arrived in Vietnam this January to take […]

By |April 16th, 2013|Business|0 Comments