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Natalie MacLean

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To fund her late-night vinous habits, Natalie Mac...Read more  

Memorable Wine

Well maybe the one above, or perhaps the Baby Duck I had behind the high school portable. Ouch!
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First Wine

My first wine was a brunello, which I described in my first book. Very sensual: got me into wine!
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Unusual Wine Experience

When I went shark diving in South Africa, then paired wine with seafood for my new book Unquenchabl...
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Natalie's Wine Lists

Buy Again

34 Wines
Created: January 4, 2015

Wish List

14 Wines
Created: April 30, 2012

Shopping List

8 Wines
Created: April 30, 2012


 

Chilean Valley Wines

5 Wines
Created: July 3, 2018

Module One Wines

6 Wines
Created: June 18, 2018

Module Four Wines

10 Wines
Created: June 11, 2018

Module Five Wines

8 Wines
Created: June 11, 2018

Module Three Wines

13 Wines
Created: June 11, 2018

Module Two Wines

15 Wines
Created: June 11, 2018

Canadian Wine All Stars

22 Wines
Created: December 6, 2017

Wines for Session 5

6 Wines
Created: December 4, 2017

Wines for Session 4

10 Wines
Created: November 26, 2017

Wines Session 3

8 Wines
Created: November 18, 2017

Wines for Session 2

8 Wines
Created: November 12, 2017

Wines $30 and above

19 Wines
Created: November 4, 2017

Wines $20 to $28

20 Wines
Created: November 4, 2017

Wines $12 to $20

22 Wines
Created: November 4, 2017

My Picks from the March 4 Vintages Release

1 Wines
Created: March 5, 2017

Wines

2 Wines
Created: May 20, 2016

Top 9 Champagnes for Mother's Day

9 Wines
Created: May 5, 2016

Top 20 Oscar Wines

21 Wines
Created: February 27, 2016

Top 20 Sparkling Wines of 2015

20 Wines
Created: December 31, 2015

The Kate McKenna Courageous Cluster

10 Wines
Created: September 19, 2015

The Melissa Grelo Good Sport Grouping

13 Wines
Created: September 19, 2015

The Cynthia Loyst Stay Strong Stash

10 Wines
Created: September 19, 2015

The Lainey Lui No Complainy Collection

10 Wines
Created: September 19, 2015

The Traci Melchor Fabulous Forever Finds

10 Wines
Created: September 19, 2015

Top 20 Ontario Wines

20 Wines
Created: September 17, 2015

11 Wines Scoring 90+ Points Under $20

11 Wines
Created: August 27, 2015

9 Gift Wines That Never Fail to Impress

9 Wines
Created: August 13, 2015

17 Cellar Wines Guaranteed to Age Well

17 Wines
Created: August 13, 2015

20 Best Bubblies Under $20

20 Wines
Created: July 8, 2015

Top 50 Wines Under $15 for Weddings

50 Wines
Created: July 7, 2015

Top 20 Canadian Wines Under $20

20 Wines
Created: June 4, 2015

Top 20 Canadian Wines to Pair with Cheddar

10 Wines
Created: May 21, 2015

Top 20 Canadian Wines for Canadian Cheeses

21 Wines
Created: May 7, 2015

Top 20 Wines Under $20: May 2015

20 Wines
Created: May 1, 2015

Top 20 Mother's Day Wines Made by Women

20 Wines
Created: April 23, 2015

20 Rockin' PEC #Wines

20 Wines
Created: April 16, 2015

Top 20 Wines for Spicy Dishes

20 Wines
Created: April 16, 2015

Top 20 Gift Wines

20 Wines
Created: April 16, 2015

Top 20 Organic Wines for Earth Day

20 Wines
Created: April 9, 2015

Top 20 Malbec Wines: World Malbec Day

20 Wines
Created: April 9, 2015

Malbecs for Mike

16 Wines
Created: April 3, 2015

20 Wines Under $20 > August 2014

20 Wines
Created: August 18, 2014

10 Cool Climate Chardonnays to Beat the Heat

11 Wines
Created: July 19, 2014

Top 10 Wines for the World Cup

10 Wines
Created: July 13, 2014

20 Wines Under $20 > July 2014

20 Wines
Created: July 11, 2014

10 Wines Paired with Ontario Election

10 Wines
Created: June 12, 2014

20 Red Wines Under $20 > May 2014

18 Wines
Created: May 23, 2014

Top 10 Wines to Pair with Squawking Chicken

9 Wines
Created: April 6, 2014

Top 10 Wines for the First Day of Spring

8 Wines
Created: March 20, 2014

10 Go 4 Gold Wines: Sochi

11 Wines
Created: February 7, 2014

Top 10 Super Bowl Wines

10 Wines
Created: February 2, 2014

Gift Wine Top 10 Reds

7 Wines
Created: December 15, 2013

Top 10 Wines for Black Friday

9 Wines
Created: November 29, 2013

Top 5 Wines to Toast Twitter IPO

5 Wines
Created: November 7, 2013

5 Fast Food Friendly Wines

5 Wines
Created: September 23, 2013

Top 10 House Wines

8 Wines
Created: September 22, 2013

Top 10 Wines for Social Media

8 Wines
Created: September 19, 2013

10 Wines for Prince George

10 Wines
Created: August 8, 2013

10 Wines to Toast Canada

6 Wines
Created: July 1, 2013

10 Top Wines for Fathers Day

10 Wines
Created: June 14, 2013

Great Canadian Wine Match

26 Wines
Created: June 7, 2013

Top 5 Wines for Star Trek

5 Wines
Created: May 23, 2013

5 Great Wines for April 1

3 Wines
Created: March 31, 2013

Top 10 Wines for Easter Lamb

11 Wines
Created: March 25, 2013

10 Green Wines for St Patricks Day

8 Wines
Created: March 16, 2013

7 Saintly Wines to Toast the Pope

4 Wines
Created: March 14, 2013

Top 10 Wines to Spring Ahead

9 Wines
Created: March 9, 2013

Top 10 Womens Day Wines

10 Wines
Created: March 8, 2013

Top 10 Valentines Day Wines

10 Wines
Created: February 10, 2013

Books and Bottles

12 Wines
Created: November 21, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises:10 Bat Wines

10 Wines
Created: July 27, 2012

Friday the 13th Wines

9 Wines
Created: July 13, 2012

10 Wines When You've Got Extra Time

8 Wines
Created: July 7, 2012

10 Wines for the Pool Boy

9 Wines
Created: July 4, 2012

Happy July 4th! Top 10 Wines

8 Wines
Created: July 4, 2012

Newly Single Woman: Top 10 Wines

11 Wines
Created: July 3, 2012

Top 10 Wines for Animal Lovers

10 Wines
Created: June 30, 2012

Cool Climate Chardonnay: 10 You Must Try

9 Wines
Created: June 28, 2012

Canada Day Party: Top 10 Wines

9 Wines
Created: June 28, 2012

Top 10 Wines for +30 Degree Heat

9 Wines
Created: June 20, 2012

New Home Wines Top 10

10 Wines
Created: June 15, 2012

10 Wines With Sexually Seductive Names

9 Wines
Created: June 8, 2012

10 Wines for Cagey Cougars

10 Wines
Created: June 5, 2012

10 Wines for Grumpy Old men

10 Wines
Created: June 4, 2012

Chile Red Wine: Top 10 with 90+ Points

11 Wines
Created: June 4, 2012

Pinot Noir: Top 10 under $25

10 Wines
Created: June 3, 2012

Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs

8 Wines
Created: June 2, 2012

Top 10 Chardonnays

8 Wines
Created: May 24, 2012

Top 10 PEC Wines

10 Wines
Created: May 23, 2012

Top 5 Saturday Night Sippers

5 Wines
Created: May 19, 2012

Top 10 Victoria Day BBQ Wines

10 Wines
Created: May 17, 2012

10 Terrific Ontario White Wines

9 Wines
Created: May 13, 2012

Top 10 Pinot Grigios

9 Wines
Created: May 13, 2012

Favourites

Created: April 30, 2012

Natalie's Top 10 Mother's Day Bubblies

8 Wines
Created: April 29, 2012

Jack & Jill's Shower Gifts

Created: April 24, 2012

Natalie's July 1 Party Wine List

5 Wines
Created: April 23, 2012

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-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