The Year’s Most Entertaining and Genuinely Useful Wine Book does for the rest of the world what Kermit Lynch’s did for France – Louisville Courier Journal

The bookshelves in my kitchen long ago exceeded their maximum capacity. Nowadays, those shelves are stocked only with essential titles that come in handy when emergencies arise — like when I forget how to truss a moose or the best way to deodorize a durian. Most of my books about food and beverages are shelved with the rest of the library, a few feet away from the volumes of poetry and fiction, and fantasy — a category that includes the many dozens of tomes that promise to improve my golf swing. In case your holiday shopping list includes books about […]

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The author has emerged as one of the most gifted, entertaining and downright funny wine writers – Dayton Daily News

If you have a wine enthusiast or two on your holiday gift list, but feel intimidated at the very thought of trying to find just the right bottle of wine to give them, give the gift of words instead. The 2011 vintage was a robust and satisfying one for wine books. There are some very fine reads available on bookstore shelves and online at various book-seller Internet sites, and the price is right. Your gift recipients can light a warming fire, pour themselves a sampling from one of their favorite bottles, snuggle into the couch and learn a thing or […]

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I’m a sucker for good narrative, and I found it in Unquenchable Demystifying Wine Pricing in Relation to Quality – Serious Eats

I like Natalie MacLean’s entertaining and often cheeky writing about wine. Other wine writers might describe riesling as “refreshing in a world awash with vanilla, oak, and jam.” But how many of them would follow that up with this aside (“In life and in wine: too much foreplay is frustrating and too quick satiation is boring.”) without us collectively screaming “Nooo!! TMI!” But in MacLean’s writing, such sassiness works. She’s an everywoman of wine, and in her latest book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines, MacLean turns her attention to “demystifying wine pricing in relation to […]

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A Gifted Story Teller who Writes with a Humorous Bent – Huffington Post

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 down Unquenchable:  A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines by Natalie MacLean.  She’s a multimedia wine personality, with a blog, videos and books.  Natalie is a gifted story teller who writes with a humorous bent.  No matter how much you know about wine, […]

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More than Five Million Followers, Two Books and Christmas Wine and Food Memories – The Ottawa Citizen

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 a pulp with my liver,” chuckles MacLean, whose wit makes her a favourite at wine and food shows across the country. “I love what I write about.  It’s a great honour to be invited into the kitchens of some of the world’s best winemakers.” When […]

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The author visits legendary winemakers and their families and shares their stories in a conversational style – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Having just returned from an unplanned six-week visit to my family home in Carmel, California, I find myself with a frighteningly short nine shopping days till Christmas! Thankfully, buying gifts for my wine-loving friends is much simpler than shopping for less laser-focused folks on my list. Sharing a passion with someone makes gift selection a cinch. Here is my list of what I hope to find under our tree. It’s a safe bet that these would be welcome items for other wine lovers. A wine book devoted to the search for bargain wines is “Unquenchable” by Natalie MacLean, a Canadian […]

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Having a Good Friend Bring You Along on Her Wine-Soaked Adventures – Living In The Kitchen With Puppies

Unquenchable A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines Written by Natalie MacLean Hardcover, 368 pages Also available as an eBook When I was young, wine seemed so grown up. It had its own glass and everything. At that point I knew 4 types of wine: red, white, pink and bubbly. I bought cheap wine because.. it was cheap. This is how most of us begin our wine journey. As I grew up I learned a little more about wine. I have incorporated it into my life like a good friend and while I might not know much if […]

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If You Only Buy One Book About Wine in Your Life Make it Unquenchable – Fiesta Farms Food Matters

By Ivy Knight, blogger for Fiesta Farms and contributor to the Globe & Mail If You Only Buy One Book About Wine in Your Life Make it “Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines” by Natalie MacLean. The best­selling of author of “Red, White and Drunk All Over” is pos­si­bly the world’s most engag­ing and down-to-earth wine writer. In this book the Ottawa-based MacLean takes you on a world tour of Australia, Africa, Germany and more, meet­ing wine­mak­ers and tast­ing their wines. She takes us along for the ride and makes it so much fun that you […]

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Highly educational and witty, neophytes and professionals will drink this up – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

This holiday season, give a book to your favorite wine, spirits or culinary lover. Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean Chock full of insider tips and engaging anecdotes, this four-time James Beard award-winning author arms readers with the necessities to locate wines with the best value. Highly educational and witty, neophytes and professionals will drink this up.   You can read more reviews of my new wine book Unquenchable here. 

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Wine writing brings a lushness that’s well-balanced and structured – Winnipeg Free Press

Natalie MacLean has made a name for herself as one of Canada’s best-known wine writers. Her first book, Red, White and Drunk All Over, was a decidedly no-nonsense affair that took readers around the world in a lighthearted attempt to shed light on the world of wine. Her new book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines, continues the journey, albeit with a focus on getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to buying wine. MacLean is on a promotional book tour right now, and will hit Winnipeg on Tuesday as part of her […]

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