6 Tips to Make You Wine Smart Quick (Video)

1. Expensive Doesn’t Mean Better: Do you need to pay a lot to get a great wine? Ruffino Prosecco, Santa Margherita Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Superiore Prosecco Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States 2. Look for Second Labels Mondavi ​3. Quick Pairing Tip: Is the Wine ​Mouth-​Watering or  ​Mouth-​Puckering? Kim Crawford Rose v Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 4. Quick Pairing Tip: Would You Use Lemon or Butter? Lindemans Chardonnay versus Henry of Pelham Riesling Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 2016 South Australia, Australia 5. In the Restaurant: Sniff the glass first/ignore […]

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Video: Wine Industry Must Adapt or Face Digital Darwinism

  You won’t want to miss our Live Video chat on Sunday, October 1 at 6 pm eastern with Paul Mabray, VP Avero & Wine Futurist! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Discover why Paul says we’ve become a digital society and how that impacts the wine industry. Listen to Paul’s ideas about helping wineries look into the future to connect with consumers. Want to know when we go live Sunday with Paul? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting on Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream and […]

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Video: Norm Hardie on Why You Should Try Prince Edward County Wines

You won’t want to miss our Live Video chat this Sunday with Norm Hardie, Winemaker, Hardie Wines! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Discover why Norm thinks Prince Edward County is one of the world’s best places to make wine. Listen to Norm’s stories about working in various vineyards around the world, as well as being a sommelier at the Four Seasons Hotel. Want to know when we go live Sunday with Norm? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting on Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream and […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings August 19

You can access the 112 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for August 5. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]

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Travel the Wine World with Kevin Brauch (Video)

What a terrific chat with Kevin Brauch, Food Network TV Celebrity Host! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Kevin’s stories about his adventures in the wine world. Discover more juicy tips that will make you wine smart. Cheers, Natalie P.S. Join us next Sunday, August 20, at 6 pm eastern right here with Norm Hardie, Owner and Winemaker of Norman Hardie Wines: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Norm Hardie? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously […]

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Cirque du Soleil is a Mind-Bending Blend with Kim Crawford Wines

    Cirque du Soleil’s forty-first production, Volta, was a thrilling circus for the senses, blending athleticism, artistry, acrobatics, lights and laughter. The show’s name Volta is a nod to both a quick about-turn or pivot in the present, as well as to a return to the past. It also seemed to refer to high-voltage, given the show’s energy and a dazzling displays meant to jolt us out of our everyday lives. If there ever was an event to undo ordinary, this is it. Our team was graciously hosted by Kim Crawford Wines for an evening under the big top […]

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Video > Best Wines Under $20 Plus Food Pairings

CTV host Marci and I chat about the best wines under $20 that are in liquor stores now. You can click on the arrow above to watch the video. Here are the wines we featured: Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Cathedral Cellar Kwv Cabernet Sauvignon Trapiche Fincas Las Palmas Malbec Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree Sibling Rivalry Pink Remy Pannier Sevre & Maine Sur Lie Muscadet Pascual Toso Malbec Santa Alicia Tierra Sur Brut Sparkling Santa Alicia Reserva Carmenere You can watch us play wine version of The Price is Right on CTV’s The Social. […]

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Video: What are Orange and Natural Wines?

What a terrific chat with Ann Sperling, Winemaker at Southbrook Vineyards! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Ann’s stories about making Canada’s first orange wine. Is orange wine the new white wine? Why are orange and natural wines so trendy? What makes them different from other wines? Cheers, Natalie P.S. Join us next Sunday, August 13, at 6 pm eastern right here with Kevin Brauch: radio and television personality. www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Kevin Brauch? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified […]

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Men Versus Women Winemakers: Battle of the Bottles?

  In honour of International Women’s Day #IWD2017 on March 8, we chatted with one of Canada’s best winemakers, Ann Sperling, who just happens to be a woman ;) You can click on the arrow above to watch our interview. You can also read more than 75 comments here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/natdecants/posts We discussed Ann’s pioneering work with biodynamic and organic viticulture, her various vineyards across Canada and in Argentina, and her own approach to winemaking. Want to get one of Ann’s wines? You have a wide choice: Southbrook, Versado, Sperling Vineyards and she has consulted for Benjamin Bridge. You’ll also find the specific wines […]

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Mark Oldman: The Wine World’s Greatest Showman Video

What a terrific chat with Mark Oldman author of How to Drink Like a Billionaire! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Mark’s stories about adventures in the wine world. Discover more juicy tips that will make you wine smart. Cheers, Natalie   P.S. Join us next Sunday, August 6, at 6 pm eastern right here with Ann Sperling, Winemaker Southbrook Vineyards: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Ann Sperling? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting […]

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