Natalie's first book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass and her second book Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines were both
selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Her third book Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much has become a National Bestseller
(Globe and Mail).
Natalie is the wine expert on CTV's The Social, Canada's largest daytime television show; CTV News; and Breakfast Television, Canada's largest morning show.
She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards, and has won four James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards. She is the only person to have won both the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished
Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation and the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d'Escoffier International.
To fund her late-night vinous habits, Natalie MacLean holds down day jobs as an author, online wine course instructor and wine reviewer. An accredited sommelier, she is a member of the Wine
Writers Circle and several French wine societies with complicated and impressive names.
Natalie studied the Romantic Poets at Oxford University with Jonathan Wordsworth. She graduated with honours from the Master's of Business Administration at Western University.
Funny and brainy, her goal in life is to invite both the novices and the knowledgeable to the table to share a glass of wine.