Why it pays to “go south” when hunting for wine bargains, what are sure bet gift wines and why go local is a delicious decision (not just the right one). Wines recommended include Huff Estates, Closson Chase, Inniskillin, Tawse and Le Clos Jordanne.
Didn’t get all your holiday shopping done on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not to worry, I’ve got a list of wine-inspired gifts, organized by the personality of the recipient. You can get most of these gifts online and in time to make it under the tree (if you start shopping now!). I can’t put […]
It’s not surprising that many of Natalie MacLean’s holiday memories revolve around drink. The Ottawa sommelier has two books to her name, wine columns with more than five million followers and a shelf-full of awards. She was named the World’s Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia. “I beat them to […]
If you’re heading out to do some wine shopping, you might find these 3 quick tips helpful to spot the wines that taste twice as expensive as they cost: 1. Look for wines from warm regions, like Argentina and Chile. Often the cost of production is cheaper because winemakers aren’t battling disease, rot and weather […]
I was happy to contribute some advice on how to choose a gift wine for the January issue of Elle Magazine… Natalie MacLean, author of Unquenchable, offers some tips for gift giving. Bringing the perfect bottle of wine to a dinner party can be tricky. Try selecting a wine that has a personal story to […]