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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Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries (Video)

I consider our guest this evening the godfather of Canadian wine writing, such is both the quality and the quantity of his work. Beginning with regular wine columns in the Financial Post and the Vancouver Sun in 1974, he published his first book, The World of Canadian Wines, in 1984 and has since written fourteen books on Canada’s and British Columbia’s wines and wine culture. And he joins me live now from Vancouver: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club John Schreiner! Note: YouTube has the audio and video out of sync. So either close your eyes and listen, or you […]

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A Detective Story in Search of Wine’s Mysterious Past (Video)

Our guest this evening is a former MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow and former Associated Press Correspondent. He began investigating one particularly mysterious vineyard and then quickly found himself caught up in a viticultural detective story—complete with false leads, DNA evidence, and rare grapes hidden in remote valleys around the world. And he joins me live now from his home in Florida: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Kevin Begos! Note: YouTube has the audio and video out of sync. So either close your eyes and listen, or you can watch it on Facebook here. What drew you to this […]

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The Smart Woman Behind the Wine for Dummies Books (Video): Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW

Our guest this evening is the first woman in America to become a Master of Wine. This title represents the highest level of knowledge and proficiency in the wine trade. Currently, only 380 people worldwide are Masters of Wine, including 51 in the U.S. She is co-author (with her husband, Ed McCarthy) of “Wine For Dummies” and 7 other wine books, with around two million copies sold and translations into 38 languages. It is one of the best-selling wine books ever. She was also wine columnist for The Daily News in New York City for more than ten years, and […]

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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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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: 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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The Red Wine Diet Book (Video) with Dr. Roger Corder

    You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Roger Corder, author of The Red Wine Diet Book! Join us Sunday, May 27 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 Roger’s story about the very latest ground-breaking research on wine’s nutritional lifestyle. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.       Roger Corder Roger Corder is Professor […]

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Wine Buying and Pairing for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

You’re asking me what’s the way to a woman’s heart? Forget flowers and candy … I’d like Pinot Noir please! Wine is the drink of conversation. You’re usually over a glass of wine watching each other, you’re talking, it’s over an evening, it lasts a long time, just like love should. Think about it. You don’t give a six-pack of beer for Valentine’s Day; you give a bottle of wine and often a bottle of sparkling wine and flowers or chocolates. It’s meant to be shared. It’s meant to be savoured slowly. But which bottle do you buy? How much […]

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Wine Confidential: An Insider Look at the Wine World Video

Would you love to get an insider view of the wine world – a sneak peak behind the scenes? That’s exactly what we’re going to learn from our guest from our guest who has written a book that has become a New York Times bestseller. Our guest this evening has is the author of the New York Times bestseller CORK DORK: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste It’s been described as the “KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL of wine.” She has written about food, wine, architecture, and technology for […]

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