Vietnam is not really a country people think about when it comes to wine and wine tourism. However, there is a small wine production in this Southeast Asian country. A trip to Vietnam at the end of 2022 allowed me to visit an area that I wanted to discover for a while - the place where Vietnamese wines and grapes are produced. In fact, two distinct areas, as the wines are not made in the same region as the one where the grapes are grown. More explanations in this article.
On February 4th 2022, I will host a "Wine and Vietnamese food" tasting. Before that, let's focus on Asian food and umami. Have you ever heard of this 5th flavor, which does not always have a positive effect on wines? It is not always easy to pair Asian dishes with wine. You'll find a few tips in this article but I suggest that you come and join us to test by yourself at the beginning of February 2022!
Vines and wine in Vietnam? Yes, it is mainly produced around the city of Dalat, in the center of the country. It was in fact the French who introduced viticulture to this country at the end of the 19th century. Some figures and report of some Vietnamese wine tastings. Without claiming to be a specialist, of course! But you can also do wine tourism in Vietnam!