Uncorked Movie Premiere March 6

I’m excited to team up with Hallmark for the premiere of the movie Uncorked March 6. I’ll be tweeting wine tips daily via @HallmarkChannel on Twitter and you can find these posted at the Uncorked Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/hallmarkchannel?v=app_11007063052 The movie is the story of a no-nonsense businesswoman (played by Julie Benz) who heads to a conference with the intention of sealing a huge deal, but ends up being given a view of a different way of life when she meets a famous chef and his family. Scott Elrod plays the character Andrew, and Elliott Gould and JoBeth Williams are Paul […]

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Twitter Trend Chart

Just discovered a nifty Twitter trend chart on the web called TwitterCounter above and plugged in my Twitter handle @NatalieMacLean.  It tracks the growth and trends of your tweets and followers over time. You can do comparisons as well if you’re curious. (Don’t try Ashton Kutcher: your growth line will be crushed.) I can’t believe how many tools and add-ons there are for Twitter these days: It’s a testamount to social media’s growing influence, and Twitter in particular. I’ve been on Twitter now for just over a year and I love that I’ve found almost 8,000 new friends. And this […]

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Liquor up Your Lover on Valentine’s Day

I’ll be chatting with the hosts of the CBC radio drive-home shows from coast to coast this Thursday and Friday about wines for Valentine’s Day. But we’re going to depart from the usual natter about which wines are most seductive or how to pair them with chocolate. We’ll go straight to the heart of the matter: how do you liquor up your lover on February 14? More specifically, we’ll talk about why wines are getting more alcoholic these days and how does that affect their taste and ours? Is this just a cultural trend of winemakers responding to the market? Is […]

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New Wine Reviews

Number of Wines Recommended: 43 Review date: February 20, 2010 The highlights in this Vintages release include: – Best value white: Lime-fresh white from Portugal for pork and shellfish $13.95 – Favourite white: Voluptuous, mouth-filling Niagara Chardonnay for cornish hen, lobster in butter 93/100 – Best value red (tied): Heart-stopping Australian Merlot prime rib and hamburgers $14.95 (scored 90/100) – Favorite red: Classic Rhone Syrah blend from Gigondas for hearty meat dishes 92/100 – Favourite Rosé: Strawberry fields forever, lovely and refreshing! 88/100 – Favourite Sparkling Wine: A toasty Spanish cava for big parties $17.95   You can see a […]

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Which Wine to Pair with Lost?

  Following on the briliant outpouring of creative suggestions for wines to drink while watching 24, herewith, we launch the quest to find wines to quaff while vegging out in front of the last season of Lost. May I kick things off with a modest suggestion of Tyrell’s Lost Block? Okay, that’s not a stretch so give your most creative wine pairings and I’ll post them here. Cheers, Natalie   PS They look really thirsty here … someone open a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc for Pete’s sakes.  

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