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Red, White, and Drunk All Over (TV)
Natalie talks about her new book with Studio 4 host Fanny Kiefer.

Red, White and Drunk All Over (TV)
Natalie chats about her new book with News at Noon host Leanne Cusak.

Wines for Spring (TV)
Natalie discusses which wines to drink with spring salads, seafood, vegetables and even potato chips.

Red, White and Drunk All Over (Radio)
Natalie discusses her new book with hosts Simone Diament and Carole Kotkin on Food & Wine Talk.

Wine and Food Matching Short (TV)
Wondering how to match food and wine? How do you pair tough ingredients, such as salty dishes and seafood, with wine? Here are highlights from a wine and food matching cooking show on which Natalie was a guest. (For the full version of the show, please click on Wine and Food Matching Full below.)

Wine and Food Matching Full (TV)
Wondering how to match food and wine? How do you pair tough ingredients, such as salty dishes and seafood, with wine? Here is the complete version of the wine and food matching cooking show on which Natalie was a guest.

Wine Questions Call-In Show # 1 (TV)
Wondering how to match wine with food or the seasons? Which glasses to use? Why the right glass makes a difference to enjoying wine? How to taste wine?

Wine Questions Call-In Show #1 (Radio)
Wondering which wines go best with turkey dinner or how to choose (and open) bubbly? How long can you keep wine before drinking it? What’s the best way to learn about wine? Natalie answers a variety of questions on this one hour call-in show.

Wine Questions Call-In Show #2 (TV)
How do you become a wine writer? What's the job like? Why are wines so often described in language we can't understand?

Wine Questions Call-In Show #3 (TV)
Are all wines with screwcaps plonk? Looking for wines that will age at least 10 years? Want a wine to go with pork roast? How long should you decant red wine?

Wine Questions Call-In Show #4 (TV)
Which wines are best for summer and barbecues? How can you tell if a wine is full-bodied? What are the good organic wines? Do all wines need to be decanted? How do you preserve open wine?

Red, White and Drunk All Over (Radio)
A well-respected book panels discusses Red, White and Drunk All Over.

Red, White and Drunk All Over (Radio)
Natalie discusses her book with one of the country’s most popular radio show hosts.

Red, White and Drunk All Over (TV)
Natalie discusses her book with the host of a popular talk show host.

Red, White and Drunk All Over (TV)
Natalie discusses her book with the host of a popular talk show host.

Wines for the Holidays (Radio)
Which wines go best with holiday turkey and why? What do you do when you want to drink the wine you bring to a dinner party? Which wines make great gifts?

Wines for Thanksgiving (Radio)
Natalie discusses wines for the holidays, and in particular which wines go best with turkey and the trimmings.

Buying Wine (TV)
How do you learn more about wine? How can you buy a better wine when you're in the liquor store standing in front of a shelf of a thousand bottles?

Wine Glassware (TV)
How important is the right glassware for wine? Does the shape and size influence the taste? How do glasses different by type of wine?

Sparkling Wines (TV)
What are the differences between sparkling wines and champagne, and which foods go best with bubbly, including potato chips.

Wine Writing (Radio)
How do you become a wine writer? What's the job like? Why are wines so often described in language we can't understand?

Wine Scores (Radio)
Why do wine writers use scores to rate wines? What do those scores mean? What are the benefits of using scores? The downsides? How can consumers interpret them?

Canadian Wines (TV)
Are Canadian wines as good as those from other countries? Which wines does Canada make best? Which dishes do they complement? How do you preserve wines from any region once open and how long do they last?

Matching Wine with Books (Radio)
In this playful segment, Natalie matches classic novels (War & Peace, Wuthering Heights) as well as modern bestsellers (The Devil Wears Prada, Memoirs of a Geisha) with wines to drink as you read them.

Organic Wines (Radio)
What are organic wines? Do they taste good? Are they more healthful than non-organic wines? Who's making them?
  Wine and Relationships II: Natalie chats with Amy Tobin, host of Amy's Table, about more ways to pair wine with any stage of a relationship.
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Wine and Relationships: Here's a light-hearted look at matching wine with relationships. Food and wine pairing is simple by comparison. From announcing a surprise relationship to your family to breaking up with kindness, you'll find wine suggestions below.
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A Marriage Made on the Table: Riesling is one of the most versatile, food-friendly wines in the world. Find out why Germany is its spiritual home.
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Festive Fizz: 'Tis the season to raise a glass of bubbly. Here's to Champagne's history, taste and many glories, not least of which is getting into your bloodstream quickly (absolutely vital in some situations).
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Decanting: Is decanting just for stuffy wine snobs, you ask? No my friend, it isn't. When many wines, especially honkin’ big reds come in contact with the air, they soften and make your wine smoother in the mouth. Decanting is always a controversial debate in the wine world for those of us who don't get out enough. In this podcast, I’ll give you the pros and cons, as well as tips on how to decant with great flourish at your next party.
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Restaurant Wine Lists: How can a sommelier help you choose wine in a restaurant? Ever wondered what it's like to be a sommelier? You'll find lots of tips in this podcast to make selecting the right wine for your meal easy.
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Fast Food and Wine: Who says wine is just for fancy meals? But which wines go best with pizza, burgers and fried food? Find out on this podcast.
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Champagne Widows: I chat with Lynne Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, about the young women who ran France's most prestigious champagne houses at the turn of the century.
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Plastic Wine Bottles: Here's a light-hearted look at plastic wine bottles, Tetrapaks and other new-fangled wine containers. Do they contain anything tastier than the grape juice that usually fills these drinkin' boxes?
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Wines for Spring Dishes: Here are tips on matching wine with some of our spring favorites, such as lamb, ham and egg-based dishes.
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Bottled Blunders: Here's a light-hearted take on embarrassing wine situations. Ever spilled red wine on a white carpet? Been forced to drink someone's homemade wine? Had your expensive left unopened by a dinner party party host? Here are tips to handle all of these situations.
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Wine and Vegetables: Which wines go best with tomatoes, salad greens and grilled veggies? Do red wines work as well as white wines with green food? Find out in this podcast.
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Sommelier Secrets: Here are insider tips secrets from some of the most wine-savvy people I know: sommeliers.
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Wine and Chocolate: How do you match wine with chocolate? I give tips on this plus my 10 favorite wine and chocolate pairings.
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Shabby-Chic Wine and Food Combos: I chat with Evan Kleiman, host of Good Food, about my favorite shabby-chic wine and food pairings, such as mac & cheese with chardonnay and potato chips with champagne.
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Sommelier for a Night: I chat with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, about the night I worked as an "undercover sommelier" in a fancy French restaurant. Along the way, we discuss tips on choosing from a restaurant wine list and what to expect in terms of good service.
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Pasta Wines: Pasta is one of the tastiest comfort foods and it works with many wines, depending on it's prepared. Here are tips on how to choose bottles for noodles.
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House Wine: Having your own house wine shouldn't be limited to restaurants. These favorite bottles are great for entertaining, gift giving and returning to when you want a comfortable standby.
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Books and Bottles: Here are my favorite drink books, including those on wine, cocktails and beer. Build your library or give them as gifts to friends.
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Bargain Bottles: Why do some wines cost more than others? Can you taste the difference between a $15 bottle and one that's $30? How can you find great value wines in the liquor store?
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Sommelier Secrets: Several sommeliers share their insider tips on food-and-wine matching, Spanish wines and wines for grilled dishes.
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Napa North: One of the most beautiful wine regions in the world to visit is the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Not only is the Valley scenic, but the wines are delicious.
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Winery Visiting Tips: Here are tips on how to get the most from your visits to wineries, from what to take with you to how to taste wine.
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Global Warming and Wine: Whatever your opinion on global warming, it's certainly a hot topic these days. But how would climate change affect wine?
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Wine versus Beer: Here's a topic to start a pub brawl: is wine better than beer? You know my bias, but I had fun with this tongue-in-cheek topic, looking at various aspects from how wine and beer are made to how they taste.
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Hot Drinks: Ah, the pleasurable warmth of drinks such as hot toddies, mulled wine and hot butter rum cider. Here are recipes and tips on making these lovely after-dinner drinks.
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Organic Wines: Organic wines are among the fastest growing segments in the liquor store, but they're also misunderstood, from how they're made to their health benefits. This podcast sheds some light on these issues.
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Cellar Tips: Have you dreamed of building a cellar? Here are some tips on choosing the right size, structure and budget for you.
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Interview: Don Genova and I chat about buying wine in his All You Can Eat podcast as we walk through a local liquor store.
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Queasy Like Sunday Morning: What causes hangovers? Are there any cures? A tongue-in-cheek look at the bane of those who enjoy a good glass (or six).
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When Food Fights with Wine: Matching wine with food can be particularly tough when it comes to the "problem children" of cuisine: vegetables, spicy dishes and fast food. Here are some tips to help you transform these matches into star performers on the table.
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Interview: Craig Rintoul, of BookBits, asks Natalie some off-beat and provocative questions about her book.
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Introduction: Natalie reads from her book.
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