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 parties, and shared untold special moments between two people. Champagne is the wine of … Read more

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 almost 60 wineries. Catherine has always been passionate about wine and recently graduated from the … Read more

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 most of the major grape varieties are planted in New Zealand, the two star … Read more

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, in Pauillac (Medoc). I will never forget the first time I tried Chateau Mouton Rothschild … Read more

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 need to think about is whether you want to choose the wine first and then match the food … Read more