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Wine It Up

From Asti Spumante to Barolo, the wines of Piedmont are among Italy’s most prolific and best rated

In the far north-west of Italy lies Piedmont, one of the most famous wine producing areas not just in Italy but all over the […]

By |April 20th, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Plenty to discover with Italian wines

Italy is paradise for wine lovers. Like France or Spain, virtually every single Italian region and province, including the islands, produces wine. The country also has over 400 autochtone grapes (rising to over 2,000 if […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Cheers, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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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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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