Wines of Argentina

Argentina is the ffth largest wine producing country in the world and it makes some outstanding wines Argentina is an amazing country—the people, the various landscapes, and the extreme in weather—and so are its wines, which are generally overlooked by consumers. I first came across Argentinian wines when I was living in London. A friend

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Grilled Bliss

Love for barbecue in the city is strong, and Big Pig BBQ & Beer is set to fill the love Originally opened at their Truong Son location (46 Truong Son, Tan Binh) by the airport, due to its growing popularity Big Pig BBQ & Beer has expanded to two more locations, one in Hoc Mon

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Hiding Out in D7

A little off the beaten path in District 7 is an oasis for foodies and sports fans LOST BOYS HIDEOUT (147, 2B-3C Le Van Luong, D7, www.facebook.com/lostboyshideout) is indeed hiding out down a corridor set back from the main street. Walking into the spacious sports bar, Lost Boys Hideout is an open, airy space with multiple levels of

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Beach Time Wines

The perfect beach wine is refreshing, thirst quenching and drinkable There are no such things as “wines to drink on the beach,” or, at least, not yet. If you live by the beach you are likely to have similar, while different, wine drinking patterns than those living in the countryside or city. However, most of us,

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Morning Delight

Here’s where to start a day off right Eighteen months after opening Saigon’s first gourmet French burger bistro, the team behind Marcel Gourmet is back—this time for brunch and happy hour. Café Marcel (96 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D1) is serving a new menu of homemade and fresh breakfast favorites, as well as petite assiettes

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Store & Serve

How to store wine in a tropical climate Quite often someone approaches me with the following question: “Hey, I just came from Europe/USA/Australia and I brought some nice bottles of wine, how long can I keep them and should I put them in the fridge?” The answer is, “it depends.” If you don’t have a

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Food, Food and more Food

The Ben Thanh Street Food Market, one of the liveliest places for food & drinks in the city Once you get to Thu Khoa Huan Street there’s no missing Ben Thanh Street Food Market. There’s a large sign above the entrance, glowing brightly, while below it is the bustle of motorbikes being parked. Behind a

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Friends and Food

Friends and Food Great coffee, great food and great live music—Lêla Saigon has something for everyone The Vietnamese expression “lê la” is best translated “to go somewhere and hang out with friends.” But for its new namesake in the heart of Pham Ngu Lao in District 1, a more apt description might be “something for

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The Magic of Old Vines

Age before beauty in the world of viticulture Every now and then a bottle of wine reaches the market with a label that says “old vines”,“vinas Viejas”, “Vignes vielles” or “alte reben”, depending on where the wine comes from. But, how does the age of the vines influence the taste and/or quality of the wine? In the wine world, there is

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Fit for a King

Yu Chu gives comfort Cantonese cuisine a royal makeover Chances are that if you’ve had Chinese food outside of China, it’s been a version of Cantonese cuisine. In the 1800s, a large number of mainly Cantonese immigrants journeyed overseas to work on the railroads in America or to follow the gold rush in Australia. They brought with them their cuisine which combined with local ingredients

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