Media Reviews of Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much

    “This decade’s Eat Pray Love … Natalie MacLean survived an online mob, divorce and drinking too much. Her new memoir will help you get through your own mess, too.” – Morgan Mullin, Arts & Culture Editor, The Coast magazine     I spoke on CTV’s The Social with the hosts about the memoir, Wine Witch on Fire.     Watch the video here: Wine Witch on Fire Calls Out Sexist Wine Marketing on CTV’s The Social     Watch the video here: Wine Witch on Fire Calls Out Sexist Wine Marketing on CTV’s The Social       […]

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Get Signed Copies of Wine Witch on Fire in These Bookstores

  Get yourself one of the signed copies of Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much in this bookstore now before they are gone!     Indigo Ancaster Meadowland Regional Centre, 737 Golf Links Road, Unit 1 Ancaster, ON (905) 648-7155       Chapters Kanata 400 Earl Grey Dr, Unit 1 Kanata, ON Phone: (613)271-7553           Indigo Innes 2025 Mer-Bleue Rd. Orleans, ON (613) 837-4316         Indigo Barrhaven RioCan Marketplace 125 RioCan Avenue, Unit #N1 Nepean, ON (613) 843- 0045         […]

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Wine Crime & Con Artists with Rebecca Gibb, Author of Vintage Crime: A Short History of Wine Fraud

Introduction Are you curious about the greatest con artists in the world of wine? What creative but illegal ingredients have been added to wine to cut costs and boost profits? What is it about tales of crime and greed that draw us in? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m chatting with Rebecca Gibb, author of Vintage Crime: A Short History of Wine Fraud. You can find the wines we discussed here.   Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live Video Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wednesday at 7 pm eastern on Instagram Live Video, […]

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An Emotional Guide to Wine + How to Get a Solid Wine Education with Jane Lopes

Introduction Which physical aspects of working in a restaurant might surprise you? Why is it hard to get a good wine education? How can an emotional guide to wine deepen your pleasure in it? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m chatting with sommelier and author, Jane Lopes. You can find the wines we discussed here.   Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live Video Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wednesday at 7 pm eastern on Instagram Live Video, Facebook Live Video or YouTube Live Video. I’ll be jumping into the comments as we watch […]

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Bandol Wine and the Magic of Mourvèdre with Author Dr. Andy James

Introduction How does Mourvèdre taste different from other southern French grapes that also produce full-bodied red wines? Did you know that Mourvèdre can age for up to 40 years but has stages where it shuts down completely? What would a 20-year-old Rosé taste like? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m chatting with Andy James, author of Bandol Wine and the Magic of Mourvèdre. You can find the wines we discussed here.   Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live Video Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wednesday at 7 pm eastern on Instagram […]

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Soul-Searching German Riesling with Terry Theise, Author of What Makes a Wine Worth Drinking

Introduction Are you curious about the soul-searching nature of German Riesling? Why is Riesling the best wine for tasters to train themselves to improve their skills? Why shouldn’t you approach a new glass of wine with anticipation? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I’m chatting with Terry Theise, a much-respected expert on and importer of boutique wines from Germany, Austria, and Champagne. You can find the wines we discussed here.   Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live Video Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wednesday at 7 pm eastern on Instagram Live Video, Facebook Live […]

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Word on the Street: Wine Witch on Fire at the Toronto Book Festival

  The Word on the Street Toronto Book and Magazine Festival           with Dundurn Press team, Erin Pinksend and Ankit Pahwa     with Chris Houtson, Chief Operations Officer, Dundurn Press     with fellow author, Barbara Fradkin           On the way to the festival, I was captivated by this fountain ;)     Check out The Word on the Street Toronto Book and Magazine Festival here            

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Wine Witch on Fire Book Launch at Le Cordon Bleu

What a spectacular event at Le Cordon Bleu to launch Wine Witch on Fire! Click on the videos to feel the energy ;) Thanks to Victoria Doherty for her wonderful pictures and videos!   With my mother, Ann, to whom this book is dedicated … love you, Mom!                                                                                                       Lots […]

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The Pitfalls and Pleasures of Being a Working Mom in the Wine Industry

Watch Breakfast Television video here Editor’s Note: You’ll find more media coverage for the book here.   Looking for a sizzling summer read? In her new memoir, Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much, Natalie MacLean writes about resurrecting her life and career in the glamourous but sexist wine industry. The book has just become a national bestseller. Welcome Natalie.   So what is the book about? Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much starts with my shock when my husband of twenty years demands a […]

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