Great chat with the hosts of Squeeze Play on the Business News News Network (BNN) about how this new wine mobile app can help wine buyers in the liquor store or in a restaurant. There are more than 150,000 wines stores in the app. All you need to do is scan to instantly access the tasting note, score, and food matches.
Two of my favourite authors have new books out this season, and I’m adding them to my holiday wish list: The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje and The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. I’m feeling cozy sandwiched between them in the December issue of Chatelaine magazine. I also contributed a festive wine cocktail to this issue. Enjoy and cheers!
Erin and I had a great chat about whether the dinner party host should open a bottle of wine from a guest (and conversely, as the guest should you expect the host to open it), which wines are great for the holidays and especially for turkey dinner on her Maritime Morning show on News Talk 95.7. Erin discovers that she’s suffering from Cenosilicaphobia … we concluded that it’s genetic. Callers Richard and Todd had some great questions … Richard was looking for a wine to help him get over Kim Kardashian’s break-up :)
Natalie MacLean brings a rare blend of wit and wisdom to the genre Wine writing can some-times be lip-puckeringly dry. Maybe that’s why Natalie MacLean, an irreverent, lively and often self-deprecating wine writer, is so popular. Her first book, Red, White and Drunk All Over, won Best Wine Literature Book at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and sold 50,000 copies in Canada alone. MacLean was in Vancouver recently, for Whistler’s Cornucopia wine and food event in Whistler. Her second book, Unquenchable had just hit bookstores. The book is sub-titled A Tipsy Quest for The World’s Best Bargain Wines. Those bargain […]
Our team is thrilled that Apple has just selected our free wine app for its Essentials Collection in both the “Apps for Foodies” and “Pocket Sommelier” categories. We’re proud to be one of the few apps chosen from among thousands along with those from Mario Batali, Martha Stewart and Epicurious. The app is now available on iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry and Android and has received encouraging reviews from both media and users. It’s been through numerous revisions and feature upgrades since it was launched two years ago, with more than 136,000 downloads. As a result, significantly more of the traffic […]
Heidi and I chatted about three terrific wines to add to your shopping list, food and wine matching tips (including breakfast wines), what it’s like to taste 15,000+ wines and we came up with a new slogan: my liver for the people! You can watch and listen to more interviews about pairing wine and food.
Veteran wine critic Konrad Ejbich joins CBC Ontario Today’s host Rita Celli monthly to recommend his top wines and to answer listener questions. On the show today he also reviewed Unquenchable: “Natalie’s writing is disarmingly enchanting: it’s a wine travel discovery journal. I admire the creative way she describes her experiences. This is also a really important book for the Ontario wine industry as it’s being published in numerous languages all around the globe. You know how readers like to re-trace the steps of famous writers? Well, this is going to draw people to this region. Natalie has a vivid […]
Mutsumi asked some terrific questions … for instance, what’s the purpose of wine writing? Just to relieve bourgeois stress? What makes a wine organic? How do you spot great wines in the liquor that taste twice as expensive as they cost? You can watch more videos with wine buying tips here.
Wine author Natalie MacLean is more than willing to pose for a photo mid-afternoon with a big glass of Okanagan red wine. And then polish off that glass of 2009 Montage from Naramata’s La Frenz Winery afterward. Full disclosure: I joined her and gulped down the same “This Montage is what I love about Okanagan wines,” said the Ottawa-based author of Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines. “It’s packed with flavour, but is balanced with nice acidity.” I met up with MacLean at the Delta Grand hotel before her recent evening Unquenchablesession at the B.C. Wine […]