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Lesson Learned

Why attend a wine tasting if I already know what I like?

I often get asked by wine lovers why they should go to wine tastings and wine events when they already know which wines they like. It’s the same kind […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Boring Wines

Life’s to short to drink dull, unexciting wines

I know the title is likely to be controversial and upset some, if not many, but I am simply tired of seeing so much boring wine! And what do I mean when I […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Red Wine with Fish?

A food and wine pairing that breaks the rules

I recently led a wine training session to a restaurant team, most of whom were young and had formal qualification in hospitality. Before I started, I asked each of them to write […]

By |May 13th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Organic Matter

Why you should be drinking organic wine

Over the recent years, organic and ecological wines have been gaining in popularity all over the world. More and more wineries are producing them, yet they still remain a minority, and it’s not easy […]

By |February 25th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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FROM HYGGE TO HOGMANAY – HOW THE WORLD CELEBRATES THE FESTIVE SEASON

Global research by Diageo explores celebration rituals across the world as two-thirds (66%) raise a toast of celebration. Findings reveal the Danish art of hygge is alive and well with over half (57%) choosing to host a simple festive celebration […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Wine Road Less Traveled

Exciting wine regions you’ve never heard of

We are all familiar with the popular and famous wine producing areas around the world, or at least many of them. In France, Burgundy and Bordeaux top the list; Chianti and Barolo in Italy; […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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The Price on Taste

The difference between cheap and expensive wine

There’s a popular belief that the more expensive something is the better it is, but is it really? Well, it depends, and it actually depends on many things.

Let’s start with the main point: you […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Land of the Long White Wine

In a cluttered wine landscape, where so many seem the same, the Kiwis do it differently

New Zealand is far away, in fact so far away from everything that it’s almost isolated from the nearest country by over 1,500km. Such isolation, together […]

By |October 2nd, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Value for Money

Let ’s imagine that you’re a football coach looking to discover a new top player, where would you start looking? You definitely wouldn’t go scouting at the top clubs because the players there are already well-known and would cost a […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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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