Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Writing Red, White and Drunk All Over



What role have books played in my exploration of wine regions around the world? What’s it like tasting ultra high-end wine? How is wine portrayed in literature? Today we’re talking about all that and more in a behind-the-scenes peek at Red, White and Drunk All Over.

Today’s show is a little different from the usual. I’m excited to share this episode from the Behind the Bookshelves podcast, where I was interviewed by Richard Davies. Richard has kindly given me permission to include this interview on my show for you. If you love books as much as I do, be sure to check out his podcast where he features interviews with authors about their books and related topics.



  • What’s new since the launch of Red, White and Drunk All Over?
  • How does teaching wine work in an online format?
  • Why do I prefer to go beyond simply describing wines and the winemaking process in my writing?
  • What will my third book be about?
  • Why am I so fascinated with the people and stories behind the wine?
  • How has being a wine writer allowed me to gain access to people and places I wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to?
  • Do I have a favourite wine region to visit?
  • What role do reading and books play in my writing and exploration of wine regions around the world?
  • Do wine stories lend themselves well to a podcast format?
  • What is the connection between wine and memory?
  • Is wine snobbery still a problem?
  • Are more expensive wines always worth it?
  • What was my experience with tasting ultra high-end wines?
  • What book am I reading now?




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Transcript & Takeaways

Welcome to episode 22!

I’m excited to share with you an episode from Behind the Bookshelves by ABE Books, a podcast that features interviews with authors about their books and related topics. Host Richard Davies has kindly given me permission to include this one for you in which he interviews yours truly.

We chat about the world’s top vineyards, how you can find $15 wines that taste like $30, wine in literature, tasting in the digital age, food pairings, and as they say, so much more. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this special episode! Be sure to check out the Behind the Bookshelves podcast for more author interviews. You’ll find a link to that podcast in the show notes at, as well as to some terrific $15 wines that taste like $30 and are in stores now.

This is the first podcast on which I’ve been a guest since I launched Unreserved Wine Talk. I’d love to do more guest interviews.

Please let me know if you have a favourite food, wine, travel, business or lifestyle podcast that you’d suggest I email the host about that possibility.

You can tag me Twitter or Facebook @nataliemaclean, on Instagram I’m @nataliemacleanwine.

If you liked this episode, please tell a friend about it. My podcast is easy to find, whether you search on its name Unreserved Wine Talk, or my name.

Finally, if you want to take your wine and food pairing to the next level, join me in a free online video class at

I can’t wait to share more personal wine stories with you.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this one. I hope something great is in your glass this week!



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