Wine Scandals, Fakes and Forgery with Maureen Downey (Video)

  Our guest this evening is… Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Maureen’s story. 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 “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   […]

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From Sommelier Scandals to Food Pairing Myths with San Francisco Chronicle Wine Columnist Esther Mobley (Video)

What’s it like to interview one of the biggest rock stars on the planet about her new winery where she’s actually the winemaker? Which food and wine pairing rules are complete bunk? And which actually have merit? Who are the most interesting people and places in the world of wine? That’s exactly what our guest on the Sunday Sipper Club will reveal to us this evening. Our guest this evening has been The San Francisco Chronicle’s wine critic since 2015, covering California wine, beer and spirits. Previously she was an assistant editor at Wine Spectator magazine in New York. She […]

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Do Wine Scores (and Critics) Matter? Bloomsberg Columnist Elin McCoy on Robert Parker (Video)

Our guest this evening is an award-winning journalist and wine columnist for both Bloomberg News and Decanter magazine. Her most recent book, The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste, garnered international praise. She has also written for Food & Wine magazine, House Beautiful, The New York Times and House & Garden. She serves regularly as a wine judge in international competitions, appears on radio and television, and is a frequent speaker at wine festivals and industry events. And she joins me live now from her home in Connecticut: Welcome to […]

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How to Become the World’s Best Sommelier with Arvid Rosengren (Video)

Our guest was born and raised in Sweden and initially studied Nanotechnology Engineering, but decided to change his career path to food and wine. He has worked at several of the world’s best restaurants in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Britain and New York City. In 2016, he won the World’s Best Sommelier competition, competing with 60 other top sommeliers. This grueling competition held only every three years and tests theoretical knowledge, blind tastings of various beverages and practical service in front of a live audience. And he joins me live now from his restaurant Legacy Records in Manhattan: Welcome to the Sunday […]

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Shipping Wine Across Provincial Borders with Dan Paszkowski, Canadian Vintners Association

  Our guest this evening is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA), the national association of the Canadian wine industry representing wineries across Canada, responsible for more than 90% of annual wine production. He represents Canada’s national wine industry on all federal policy issues. And he joins me live now from his home in Ottawa: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Dan Paszkowski!   Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Dan’s story. Want to know […]

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Video Wine Chat with Christine Sismondo of the Globe and Mail

Our guest this evening is a professor of English literature at York University and she writes about wine and spirits for the Globe & Mail, Canada’s largest national newspaper. She’s also written regularly for the Toronto Star, the Report on Business Magazine and The Grid, and has won a National Magazine Award for her work. She’s the author of “Mondo Cocktail: A Shaken and Stirred History” and wrote a six-part podcast series Wondery’s American History Tellers based on the book. Her most recent book is “America Walks Into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog […]

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Wine Stories with Forbes Wine Columnist Katie Kelly Bell (Video)

Our guest this evening has been writing about wine for the past 12 years for Forbes, USA Today, Modern Luxury, Decanter and Southern Living. She has traveled from the vineyards of Argentina to the press houses of Champagne. You can also find her on the CNN Airport Channel as a travel expert and on WSB Atlanta radio talking about wine. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University. She holds a WSET Intermediate Level certificate and lives in Atlanta with her three kids, one dog and […]

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What are the Hottest Wine Trends? (Video) with Darren Oleksyn

What’s the difference between orange wine and natural wine? Is blue the new orange when it comes to wine? What are the hottest trends in the world of wine? Our guest this evening has been working as a journalist for 28 years, and writing about wine for the past 5, for one of the country’s largest newspapers, the Calgary Herald and before that, for Wine Access magazine. He has judged at wine competitions and in 2013 he wrote Uncorked: The Definitive Guide to Alberta’s Best Wines Under $25 with friend and fellow wine writer Shelley Boettcher. … and he joins […]

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Pairing Wine and Yoga to Unwined (Video)

Our guest this evening is a former PR professional turned wine enthusiast turned yoga teacher. She created Yoga Unwined as a way to combine everything she loves. Her classes bring together vinyasa-based yoga and fun wine facts through creative yoga poses. And she joins me live now from her home in Austin, Texas: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Morgan Perry! How did you come up with the idea to bring wine and yoga together? Are you actually drinking while you get into various poses? Posing and pairing? How do you incorporate wine into a yoga class? At this point, […]

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Is Wine the Source of Civilization? Video Chat with John Mahoney

Our guest this evening is a former university professor of literature with a Ph.D. in linguistical philology, and a respected scholar of Shakespeare and Chaucer. He is also a Certified Wine Educator and has taught wine classes at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Drexel University, and Rutgers University. He’s also the author of eight books, including his most recent, “Wine: The Source of Civilization” and he joins me live, now, from his home, just south of Atlantic City in New Jersey: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club John Mahoney! What drew you to this story in the first […]

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