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Imagine tasting wine and food pairings that tickle your taste buds beyond white wine with fish and red wine with meat

Become the expert on your own taste and pairing pleasure.

How?  Dive into my binge-watchable online video pairing courses and juicy wine reviews. Buy, taste and pair wine like a pro!





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3 Secrets to Perfect Food & Wine Pairings

These are my best food & wine pairing tips that apply to many dishes and wines. They're simple, yet so effective that you get a great match every time.


Insider's Guide to New Cheese & Wine Pairings

The range of new cheeses is huge, which is both exciting and overwhelming! Get my Insider's Guide to discover delicious and unexpected wine pairings.

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov New York Times

5 Wine & Food Pairings That Can Ruin Your Dinner

and how to fix them forever!

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Hi, I'm Natalie!

Think of me as your red-nosed superhero, helping you discover wines that you'll love. You can count on me as your best wine friend as we get together personally inside my online video courses, where it's as much fun to learn about wine as it is to drink it.

I want you to know that you're in good hands, so I'll share with you my own journey with wine. However, I'll now magically switch to the third-person so as not to appear to be a braggie boots ;)

Natalie's first book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass and her second book Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines were both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. She is the wine expert on CTV's The Social, Canada's largest daytime television show; CTV News; and Global Television's Morning Show.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards, and has won four James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards. She is the only person to have won both the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation and the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d'Escoffier International.

To fund her late-night vinous habits, Natalie MacLean holds down day jobs as an author, online wine course instructor and wine reviewer. An accredited sommelier, she is a member of the National Capital Sommelier Guild, the Wine Writers Circle and several French wine societies with complicated and impressive names.

Natalie studied the Romantic Poets at Oxford University with Jonathan Wordsworth. She graduated with honours from the Master's of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario.

Funny, brainy and unapologetically tipsy, her goal in life is to invite both the novices and the knowledgeable to the table to share a glass of wine (or three).

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

What's it like to write a book about wine? Lemme tell ya it's not all Cabernet kisses ;) In this episode, I draw back the curtain to share with you what's like to taste the world's best wines, how to find wines that cost $15 but taste like $30, and which wine region is my fav (and why you should visit it).

I'd love to be your personal sommelier, helping you find the best wines, pairings and entertaining ideas.

How do I discover new wines I'll love?

Are you looking for under-priced wines that taste great or a splurge-worthy gift wine? I've got you covered.

Which wine and food pairings should I try?

Stumped on how to pair your dish with wine, or vice versa? Let me suggest a terrific match for you.

How can I find videos to learn more about wine?

Do you want to learn more about wine, from serving temperatures to glassware? Try these videos.

How can you feel confident pairing food and wine?

Click to play this video and I'll tell you how ;)

LCBO Wine Review of the Day

Muddy Water Chardonnay 2018

Waipara, South Island, New Zealand

From the Waipara, South Island wine region, Muddy Water 2018 Chardonnay is a mouthful of peaches and cream, buttered toast and nutty flavours seductive on the palate with a soul-satisfying long finis...

Wine of the Week

Stags' Leap Winery Wine Cellars Viognier 2019

Napa Valley, California, United States

Stags' Leap 2019 Viognier is fragrant with exotic white florals, citrus zest aromas; dry, full-bodied, rich and textured on the palate with ripe apricot, peaches, lime zest, ginger spice lush and lon...

Natalie's Books

available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, audiobook


Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass

"Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world - a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine."

– The Financial Times of London


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines

"I learned so much from Natalie's humorous, literate, lively adventures. She introduces you to winemakers who could be in novels and to out of the way places you want to add to your travel list."

– Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun

There are very few people in the wine world who I think "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck Wine Library TV

Named The Best Mobile Wine App for iPhone and Android*

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*New York Times, Globe & Mail, National Post

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Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award