While others across the country are imbibing in spiked eggnog, Santa Barbara County in particular will see wine lovers popping their favorite bottles during the holidays. Now come Christmas, when they open that pinot noir or pinot gris, they can enjoy it while drinking in one of the following wine titles they found under the [...]
If someone on your list thirsts for a readable, instructive, and entertaining book about wine, consider Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines by Natalie MacLean. MacLean, a winner of four James Beard Foundation journalism awards, writes about her encounters and wine tasting experiences from around the world. Each chapter lists insider [...]
Cheese Fondue Fall is beautiful, colourful and very romantic. November rains are an invitation to cozy up indoors and appreciate the simple joys of life: the comforting presence of a loved one, a great meal and an intoxicating glass of wine. Forget your worries, embrace the moment and ask your better half to join you [...]
Yes, it’s this time of year in which all the good AND expensive stuff is offered at the LCBO – very seasonal. Here are a few exceptionally good “investments” to the cellar (in a decline price order) : 2009 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape – $89.95 If Chateauneuf-du-Pape had a similar classification as Bordeaux, no doubt that [...]
Canadian writer Natalie MacLean is a liquid media juggernaut whose just released Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest For The World’s Best Bargain Wines is a smart, fast-paced chronicle of her adventures looking for cheap vino and meeting industry celebs along the way. This excerpt was published in 12 Metro daily newspapers across the country. You can [...]
David Locicero Unquenchable Hits The Spot Natalie MacLean’s newest book, Unquenchable, is an enjoyable romp around the world of wine. I received a review copy of the book shortly after publication. In this volume, she travels the world looking for great economical wines to drink with dinner every night of the week, and for Sunday [...]
A gastronomic feast awaits you Sunday, November 27 at the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax! Take a look at the multi-course meal below that Executive Chef Luis Clavel will prepare for you, along with the wines I’ve selected to match each course. I’ll be sharing the more amusing parts of Unquenchable… it’ll be a fun evening! [...]
Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean is a personal, engaging trip around the world looking for bargains. It includes top values and some suggestions for menus and pairings. You can read more reviews of my new wine book Unquenchable here.
Mark and I had a wide-ranging discussion on his province-wide call-in show with listeners trading tips on their favourite bargain wines, and discussing why Argentina has risen so quickly in popularity to the differences soil and oak make to the taste of a wine. Click on the arrow below to listen.
Proscuitto Wrapped Salmon with Warm Lentil Salad Paired with: Luca Pinot Noir 2009 Wrapping proscuitto around salmon filets is an easy way to dress up fish while adding some intense flavour. Salmon pairs well with medium bodied, bright and fruity red wines, and Pinot Noir is a classic pairing. Try this simple and elegant recipe [...]