All Canadian Wine Championships: Insider View of Canada’s Top Wine Competition (Video)

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Bev Carnahan, Canada’s National Wine Competitions, author and Judge of Join us Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Listen to her stories and experiences as we taste wines together: Plus anything you want to ask Bev Carnahan. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.

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Open Mic Night! Ask Me Anything About Wine (Video)

Our scheduled guest for this evening, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, injured her back. We’ll reschedule with Mary when she’s feeling better. So instead we did open mic night, and had lots of fun chatting about a wide range of wine topics. Want to know when we go live with our next guest? Click on “Get Reminder” on the page below: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on “Get Notified” at the link above to know when we go live. You can also click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons. Watch previous episodes  of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next. […]

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Video: Behind the Scenes​ to Create the Quick Start to Tasting Wine Like a Pro

As I get ready to launch my new free online wine class The Quick Start to Tasting Wine Like a Pro, I’m going to take you behind the scenes to see how it’s going. I’m super excited about this course, now having revamped it completely based on the excellent feedback from two test groups. Stay tuned for more posts right here!     This past Sunday, our team of wine writers gathered to taste 70+ wines. These folks are so smart and good at what they do, yet not a snob in the bunch ;)

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The Smart Woman Behind the Wine for Dummies Books (Video): Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW

  Our guest this evening was to have been Mary Ewing-Mulligan, the first woman to achieve the coveted Master of Wine (MW) designation in the United States and author of the Wine for Dummies books, which have sold more than 7 million copies. Unfortunately, Mary injured her back and could not join us, so we will reschedule this chat for the future when she is feeling better. Want to know when we go live with our next guest? Click on “Get Reminder” on the page below: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on “Get Notified” at the link above to know when we go live. […]

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What are Vegan and Vegetarian Wines?

Our guest this evening has been involved in his family winery since he was five years old. After working in the wine production cellar, he became a published songwriter. But despite his love for music, he felt called back to the vineyard and in 2008 became Chief Operations Officer in 2008 then CEO in 2012. Recently he has become a director of the Canadian Vintners Association and Vice-Chair of the British Columbia Wine Institute. And he joins me live now from his winery: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Ezra Cripes of  Summerhill Pyramid Winery! What was the exact moment […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings May 12

You can access the 129 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 April 28. 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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Why Austrian Wine Means Summer in a Glass (Video)

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Ludwig Holzer of Winzer Krems Winery ! Join us Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Listen to his stories and experiences as we taste wines together: Plus anything you want to Ludwig on Austrian Wines. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   Winzer Krems Winery   […]

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This is Why Summer Wines are Different from Winter Wines (Video)

We has such fun chatting about spring and summer wines on CTV’s The Social yesterday!   Are the wines we drink in the winter that different from the ones we drink in the spring and summer? · Yes, most people’s drinking habits change with the seasons. · We typically drink heavy, alcoholic, heavily oaked wines in the winter because they comfort us and keep us warm. · “Drink what you like” remains in effect no matter the weather, but for most people, lighter drinking in the summer generally means more consumption of white wines.     LIGHT & COLD This […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings April 28

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 April 14. 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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Video: Organic and Biodynamic Wine with Thomas Bachelder

  Our guest this evening is a Canadian winemaking superstar. Not only does he make wine here in Ontario, but he also has vineyards in Burgundy and Oregon. This is a man on a mission when it comes to cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Bachelder project started with the 2009 vintage with the three terroirs series: Three regions; Three wines. As he describes it, the hands, techniques and the palates remain the same, only the terroirs change. And he joins me live now from his home in Niagara: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Thomas Bachelder! What was the […]

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