Thornbury Wines Live Video Winemaker Tasting

Thornbury Vista Watch our Live Video Wine Tasting with Simon Fell, head winemaker, Thornbury Wines today at noon EST: www.nataliemaclean.com/live         Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand               Simon Fell – Winemaker       Andrea Shapiro Accredited Sommelier                 Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017 Auckland, Waipara, New Zealand             Katoa Gisborne             Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand             Simon Fell     […]

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Video: Clark Smith on Why Some Wines are Like Angelina Jolie

​ What a terrific chat with Clark Smith, Winemaker and Author! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Clark’s stories about postmodern winemaking. Discover more juicy tips that will make you wine smart. Cheers, Natalie P.S. Join us next Sunday, October 1, at 6 pm eastern right here with Paul Mabray: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Paul Mabray? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting on Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream and Twitter Live Video via […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 16

You can access the 91 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 September 2. 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: Blending Wine & Medicine with Argentina’s Dr. Laura Catena

What a terrific chat with Dr. Laura Catena, a fourth generation Argentine vintner, physician and author! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Laura’s stories about why Catena wines are so special. Discover more juicy tips that will make you wine smart. Cheers, Natalie P.S. Join us next Sunday, September 24, at 6 pm eastern right here with Clark Smith, Winemaker and Author: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Clark Smith? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously […]

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Fall Wines: A Warming Taste Trend

Wine styles are as seasonal as clothing. In the summer, I drink light, refreshing wines that remind me of a simple T-shirt and shorts: perfect for sun-baked beaches and country road strolls. But in the fall, my wine, like my clothes, becomes warmer, more layered and better able to combat those cool winds of October. In the video above, Leanne and I chat about fall fashions in wine, from the run-way to your dining room table. The wines featured in this show include: Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay, California Toasted Head Chardonnay, California Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon, California Santa […]

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Facebook Video Tips for the Sunday Sipper Club

Here’s a quick video to help you get the most from our lively Sunday Sipper Club Shows on Facebook Live Video Sundays at 6 pm EST  … … and how you can be sure not to miss them ;) Sip with you soon! Natalie             The video above shows you how to add a regular event to your Google calendar, whether it’s weekly, like every Sunday at 6 pm for our show, or say annually like a birthday you don’t want to forget ;)

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Oregon’s Path to Pinot Perfection (and beyond)

By David Skinner Nearly 15 million years ago, nature exploded in a maelstrom of chaos that cast a blanket of molten rock upon the marine-rich land where a receding ocean once lay. As the newly born volcanic terrain matured, the hillsides softened and westerly flowing flood waters receded enrobing the land in nutrient-rich soil. It would take until 1965 for winemakers to begin transforming the gentle slopes of the Willamette Valley from woodlands to the now familiar landscape lined with rows of vines eager to yield some of the best quality vinifera grapes anywhere. Since then, more than a dozen […]

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Benjamin Bridge: The Nova Scotia Winery That Crossed the Country (Video)

What a terrific chat with Jean Benoit Deslauriers, Head Winemaker at Benjamin Bridge! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Jean’s stories about Nova Scotia wines. Discover more juicy tips that will make you wine smart. Cheers, Natalie P.S. Join us next Sunday, September 17, at 6 pm eastern right here with Laura Catena, a fourth generation Argentine vintner, physician and author.. www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Laura Catena? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting […]

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Torres Winery: A Journey of 5 Senses into Spanish Wine

 What a terrific chat with Caroline Leblanc, Ambassador for Miguel Torres Wines of Spain! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Caroline’s stories from the colourful winemaking history of the Torres family. Discover what makes Spanish wines so special and how to pair them with food. Get your Free Tempranillo Quick Guide here: Tempranillo Quick Guide Cheers, Natalie P.S. Next Sunday, September 3, we’re on break for Labour Day. Join us September 10 with Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Winemaker at Benjamin Bridge in Nova Scotia whose wine just got selected to be served at Gordon Ramsay’s London, UK […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 2

You can access the 110 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 August 19. 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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