Wine Confession: Loving the Buzz of Alcohol

Introduction As I mentioned in the introductory episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, every other episode I’ll be doing a solo episode where I offer up some of my personal wine confessions. This is the first of these special confessional episodes. Many of these stories I’ve never shared publicly. Some will be funny, others will be painful, and a few will be embarrassing. I’ve decided to share these confessions with you not because I’m a psychological exhibitionist, but because you might you might be able to relate, and I want you to know you’re not alone. Take a listen […]

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Wine Forgery and True Wine Crime with Pete Hellman

Introduction Peter Hellman is a New York-based wine journalist and best-selling author. His writing has appeared in Wine Spectator, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Times, New York Sun and his bestselling books include In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire and Chief!: Classic Cases from the Files of the Chief of Detectives and When Courage Was Stronger than Fear. Peter started writing about Rudy Kurniawan in 2008 and has covered the story ever since. In this episode, Pete shares with us why wine makes a good candidate for forgery and how […]

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Thank-you for joining me here! If this you plan to join me for Pairing Wine & Cheese with Style & Attitude, please complete your registration before noon eastern time today. It’s important that you register now so you can lock in the best price that’ll ever be offered for this course: https://nataliemaclean.lpages.co/wine-and-cheese-pairing If it’s the right fit, I look forward to meeting you inside the program VERY soon. No matter what, keep diving into two of life’s greatest sensory pleasures: wine and cheese! Take care, Natalie

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings December 8

  You can access the 89 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for November 24. 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 the […]

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Introducing the Unreserved Wine Talk Podcast: Unfiltered Wine Conversations and Confessions

Introduction Welcome to this special introduction to the Unreserved Wine Talk Podcast! My name is Natalie MacLean and I’ve been writing about wine for twenty years. Growing up in a small Nova Scotia town, I used to think that wine was just for fancy people. However, I now know that the pure pleasure and passion of wine is for everyone. This podcast serves to help you take the journey I’ve taken with wine. One that will move you away from confusion, embarrassment, and disappointment to a place confidence, ease, joy, and pure pleasure. In this special episode, you’ll discover exactly […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings November 24

  You can access the 151 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for November 10. 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 the […]

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New Audiobook Edition of Red, White and Drunk All Over is Here!

  Just wanted to let you know that the new audiobook edition of my first book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass is now live! #SoExcited! I narrated the book myself while “sipping” on wine … (The hardcover edition was named one of the Best Books of the Year by both Amazon and the Globe and Mail.) I’d love to hear from you if you download it, whether you’re listening to it in the car, walking the gerbil, doing laundry, splitting firewood, hiding from relatives over the holidays, or (my favourite), drinking wine ;) […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings November 10

You can access the 123 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for October 27. 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 the […]

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Pairing Wine and Halloween Treats (Video)

 Lots of laughs on CTV’s The Social this week! Click the arrow above to watch the video. The hosts chose the theme of a Royal Halloween, so Lainey dressed as Prince George, Cyn was Daenerys from Game of Thrones, Mel was Megan Markle and Marci was Queen Ramonda from the Black Panther movie. I channeled my inner (royal) wine witch and brought my broom shtick to the show. What a hoot we had together! Here are the tips, tricks and wines we discussed … Something a bit scary happens on Halloween: we’re surrounded by lots of treats, but will […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings October 27

You can access the 115 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for October 13. 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 the […]

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