About the Author
Alfredo de la Casa was born in Paddington, London (England) in a sunny May day in 1970 where, some years later, he graduated as a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and as International Risk Practitioner (CIRM). He also has a degree in Economics, Business and Marketing from a Spanish University, homeland of his parents, where he lived for some time. He is currently living in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) where he combines lecturing at several International Universities, with writing for several of the main publications in Vietnam, including The Guide (largest lifestyle magazine in Vietnam) and Vietnam Economic Times (covering hospitality, culture, business and economics), as well as Saigoneer (where he is the Food & Beverage editor). He is also an active wine writer, and has created the first wine blog in Vietnam (http://wineinvietnam.blogspot.com/ ). He also worked sourcing top quality wines (at low prices) for wine importers and launched his consultancy helping start ups as well as established hospitality businesses to make money. During his time in England and Spain he organised and run wine tasting on a regular basis. His true passion for food and wine, as well as a lot of pushing from his friends led him to write his first book “ D.O./D.O.C. wine producing areas in Spain” in 2009, covering the different wine producing areas in Spain, regions, main grapes and vintages. The book was republished in 2012 as “ Wines from Spain: D.O./D.O.C. wine producing areas in Spain”. His second book, “ Restaurants: how to eat well in London at low prices” published in 2010, and compiling information and reviews for 100 restaurants in London offering great food at low prices, proved a real tool for those looking for great meals at low prices. “ Introduction to wine and wine tasting” covers the basics of wine and wine tasting aiming to pass knowledge in plain English to those who want to learn more about wine and about enjoying wine. Alfredo is currently working on his next books which will be wine related, research includes a trip to Europe to visit several of the top wineries to complement his writing.