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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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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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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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Home is Where the Wine Is

How to start a basic wine collection

As we edge towards the holidays, I’ve been pressed by more than a few private clients about what they should be stocking up on to imbibe during the festive season. This is an opportune time to stock up […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Finding the Perfect Partner

The right wine can enhance a dish to perfection

There’s a lot of apprehension when it comes to food and wine pairing. So I thought that this month we should chat about matching food with wine and, conversely, wine with food. On the most basic level, […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Sippin’ in Saigon

Wine tasting is not the same as drinking it

Swirl, sip, spit. Is that all there is to tasting wine? Well, yes and no. I think there’s a lot of pretentiousness out there when it comes to tasting wine – fancy verbiage, oddly inflated egos, […]

By |September 17th, 2013|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments