Secret Book Club Reading of Red, White and Drunk All Over

Introduction Are you curious about what’s behind the covers of my book, Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass, which you’ll hear me refer to as “RWD”? In this episode, I’m inviting you to pull up your most comfortable imaginary chair for a secret book club reading of the juiciest bits of RWD, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Globe and Mail, New York Times and Amazon.   Highlights When did I have my first experience with tasting good wine? What were my earliest interactions with wine like? […]

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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, or (my favourite), drinking wine ;) It’s available on Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and other […]

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings January 5

You can access the 80 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 December 8. 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 release […]

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Sneak Peak Behind-the-Scenes: Publishing a Wine Audiobook

Introduction Have you ever wondered how an audiobook gets made and then sold via Apple Books, Amazon and Audible around the world? In this episode, I share my journey from idea to audiobook and we’ll go behind the scenes of creating the new audio edition of my book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (which you’ll hear me refer to as “RWD”). I’ll also share with you some terrific sparkling wines that pair perfectly with ringing in the New Year.   Highlights How did I develop a love for listening? Why did it […]

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Video: Which Wines for Turkey, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie?

CTV’s Your Morning Host Ben Mulroney and chat about which wines to pair with your holiday turkey dinner, from appetizers and the big bird to side dishes and dessert. Click on the arrow above to play the video. Happy holidays! Natalie Start with an aperitif As the heady aroma of the turkey wafts through the house, and sounds of Miracle on 34th Street come from the livingroom, offer family and friends an aperitif. This pre-dinner drink will whet their appetites before they sit down to the table. An excellent choice is a chilled dry sherry. Its nutty flavours go well […]

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Why Do You Like the Wines You Do with Marnie Old and Jean-Charles Boisset

Introduction Sommelier and author Marnie Old is a breath of fresh air in the wine world. An engaging performer and gifted teacher, she is refreshingly direct and down-to-earth. Marnie’s focus on matters of real-world relevance to consumers, not winemakers or brewers, puts her in demand as an expert speaker on wine and beer around the country, most notably as a featured seminar presenter at the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. She is also the founder and organizer of Philly Bierfest, an annual festival celebrating Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage. Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in […]

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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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San Pedro Tasting Past and Present

Photo: Andrea Shapiro Jane Staples Wine, Food &Travel Writer,Accredited Sommelier Viña Tarapacá and San Pedro 1865 Winetasting at ZOE’S LOUNGE Exciting things are happening in Chile’s winemaking industry! The world is recognizing the fine craftsmanship and distinctive personality of Chilean wines. Chile is also becoming a world leader in organic and sustainable viticulture. I recently attended a tutored tasting with two award-winning winemakers, Sebastian Ruiz from Viña Tarapacá and Matias Cruzat from San Pedro 1865. Our team of wine writers happily gathered at the comfortable Zoe’s Lounge in Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier. Matias Cruzat Photo: Jane Staples Each winemaker led highly […]

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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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