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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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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World Malbec Day Celebrates Argentina’s Flagship Red Wine

Leanne and I had a great time chatting about Malbec on CTV yesterday. Did you know that April 17 is Malbec World Day (#MalbecWorldDay), celebrating the flagship red grape for the wines of Argentina, as well as a blending grape in Bordeaux and other regions? You’ll find my most reviews and ratings of Malbec Wines here. The Malbec grape produces wines that stylistically fall between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with more plummy richness and roundness than Cabernet, but firmer tannins and structure than Merlot. Pair Malbec with beef, turkey, spicy dishes, tomato sauces, meaty casseroles, hamburgers, sausages, steak and kidney […]

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Why Do You Like the Wines You Do? Video

In their new book, Passion for Wine, our guests answer that tough question: “Why do I like certain wine styles and not others?” They do it through a simple, but brilliant “Spectrum of Style” and powerful infographics to help you understand this and other wine questions. Marnie Old is an award-winning writer and sommelier. Jean-Charles Boisset is the head of his family’s collection of world-respected wineries in both France and California. And they join me live now from the Buena Vista winery in Napa Valley: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Marnie and Jean-Charles! What was the trigger — the […]

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Celebrate Malbec World Day with These Wines (Video)

Even before she graduated from South America’s most prestigious school of viticulture and enology Don Bosco, our guest this evening began working for the Catena Family wineries in Mendoza, Argentina. In 2010, she began making wine at Alamos before taking over as head of winemaking in 2016. She lives her her husband, who is also a winemaker, and four young daughters who are all growing up and working on their family vineyard as she did. And she joins me live now from the Alamos Winery, Argentina: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Marnie and Lucía Vaieretti! Want to know when […]

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The Shadow World of Wine Forgery (Video): In Vino Duplicitas by Pete Hellman

On last night’s Sunday Sipper Club at 6 pm eastern, we chatted about the shadowy world of wine forgery with New York Times journalist Pete Hellman! Why is wine such a popular target for fakes? Who are the criminals who forge these wines? How do you know you’re drinking a fake wine? Pete Hellman’s new book, In Vino Duplicatas, dives into the underworld of wine forgery in the best tradition of journalistic exposé and gripping storytelling: www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/videos/in-vino-duplicitas-pete-hellman-wine-forgery-video   Join us Sunday, March 25th 6:00 p.m. EST, for our video chat What’s New with California Wines, with author Marnie Old and […]

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(Video) Should You Attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival?

Vancouver International Wine Festival Our guests this evening are Monique Sousa, Wine Columnist, Ottawa Family Living and Luxe Magazines and Jon Steeves, co-owner of Bespoke Tasting, Certified Sommelier, and an Executive Coach … and they join me now live from my home in Ottawa: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Monique and Jon! P.S. Tune in here for our next Live Video Wine Tasting: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting on Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream and Twitter Live Video via Periscope. If […]

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Video: Where are We Now with Women and Wine?

  Our guest this evening is Cathy Huyghe, Wine Columnist, Forbes Magazine, discusses marketing wine to women, mistaken stereotypes about women’s purchase and drinking behaviour, and women in the industry. … and she joins me now live from New York City: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Cathy Huyghe! P.S. Tune in here for our next Live Video Wine Tasting: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting on Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream and Twitter Live Video via Periscope. Watch previous episodes of the […]

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Video: What Should You Ask a Sommelier?

Our guest this evening has been an active member of the Canadian wine industry for 17 years, working with several high profile wine agencies. She holds an International Sommelier Diploma and has taught wine courses to hundreds of students. She is also the new BC president of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS). And she joins me live now from her home in Vancouver: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Lesley Brown!   Want to know when we go live? Click on “Get Reminder” on the page below: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on “Get Notified” at the link above to know […]

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What are the Latest Trends in Social Media and Wine (Video)?

  You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Julien Miquel, talking about the Latest Trends in Social Media and Wine! Join us Sunday, March 11 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live 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 Julien’s story about becoming an International Wine Expert – Winemaker. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.   Julien Miquel   After a 10-year winemaking career […]

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