Wine for Normal People with Elizabeth Schneider (Video)

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Elizabeth Schneider Join us Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/pg/natdecants/posts/ 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 her stories and experiences as we taste wines together: Plus anything you want to ask Elizabeth Schneider Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   Elizabeth Schneider After graduating from Wesleyan University (CT) and […]

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

Introduction Arvid Rosengren is one of the most merited sommeliers in the world, holding a range of competition wins and titles, the crowning achievement being the 2016 A.S.I. Best Sommelier of the World, a competition held every three years for candidates representing sixty countries. It tests theoretical knowledge, blind tastings of various beverages and practical service skills. Born and raised in the south of Sweden, Arvid initially studied Nanotechnology Engineering but figured out half-way through that working with his true passion – food and wine – would be preferable to wearing a lab coat. After a brief time in Stockholm […]

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What to Ask the Sommelier with Lesley Brown, Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers

Introduction Lesley Brown has been a part of the Canadian Wine Industry for the past 17 years and works with several high profile wine agencies. She holds an International Sommelier Diploma and has taught wine courses to hundreds of students. Lesley is currently the BC Regional Sales Manager for The Bacchus Group and she also sits on the board of directors for the Import Spirit and Vintners Association and has recently taken over as the President of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) BC and the Vice President of the CAPS National Board.   Highlights How did Lesley’s travels […]

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Wine Confidential: An Insider Look at the Wine World with Bianca Bosker

Introduction Bianca Bosker is an award-winning journalist and the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste, which has been hailed as the “Kitchen Confidential of wine.” Bianca has written about food, wine, architecture, and technology for The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The New Republic, among other publications.   Highlights How did Bianca stumble into wine while writing about tech at the Huffington […]

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What Does It Take to Become a Master Sommelier with Geoff Kruth

    Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth is President of GuildSomm.com, a non-profit membership organization of over 10000 wine professionals. He is one of less than 200 people worldwide to have ever earned the designation of Master Sommelier. He was featured in the 2012 documentary film SOMM, co-produced the film SOMM: Into the Bottle and was a producer of Esquire TV’s Uncorked; he also hosts the GuildSomm audio podcast. Connect with Geoff: Facebook: @geoff.kruth

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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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Wine Secrets of the Sommeliers with Rajat Parr (Video)

Posted by Natalie MacLean on Sunday, April 7, 2019 You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Rajat Parr, three-time James Beard Award-winning author, sommelier, and winemaker. Join us Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/pg/natdecants/posts/ 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. Watch previous episodes  of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.     […]

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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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How Do You Become a Master Sommelier: Video with Elyse Lambert MS

  ​Our guest this evening has not only earned the coveted Mater Sommelier designation, but she also was named Canada’s Best Sommelier and came fifth in the World’s Best Sommelier event. She has lots of tips and tricks for us when it comes to learning about and appreciating wine. ​… a​nd she joins me live now from her home in Montreal: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Elyse Lambert!   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. […]

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Norm Hardie on Why Try Prince Edward County Wines

What a terrific chat with Norm Hardie, Winemaker, Hardie Wines! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Norm’s stories about his journey from sommelier to winemaker. Discover why Prince Edward County is such an exciting wine region. Cheers, Natalie P.S. Join us next Sunday, August 27, at 6 pm eastern right here with Caroline LeBlanc Torres: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Caroline LeBlanc Torres? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting on Facebook Live, YouTube Live […]

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