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Best Canada Day Wines: Canada AM


Best Canada Day Wines: Canada AM

Natalie MacLean

Marci and I chat about the winners of The Great Canadian Wine Match on CTV’s Canada AM this morning. We focused on the winning wines that paired best with cheese, chicken, beef, seafood, pizza and dessert. You can find the complete list of Canadian wines here that were nominated. Here’s a text shopping list of more wines in stores now to celebrate July 1. Happy Canada Day! Natalie   Marci: Thousands of Canadians have spoken and out of 279 entries six Canadian wines have emerged victorious in the first ever Great Canadian Wine Match. Here this morning to unveil the […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings June 23

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 110 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for June 9. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]

Pairing Wine and Yoga to Unwined (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Morgan Perry, founder of Yoga Unwined Join us Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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 Morgan Perry. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.             […]

Niagara’s Visionary Winemaker Klaus Reif (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Klaus Reif -Winemaker, Reif Estate Winery Join us Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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: Plus anything you want to ask Klaus Reif. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   Klaus Reif       […]

Deeply Rooted in California Wine History: Winemaker Gina Gallo (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Gina Gallo of E & J Gallo Winery Join us Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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 Mary Ewing-Mulligan Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   Gina Gallo developed a […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings June 9

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 134 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for May 26. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]

The Worst Wine Mistakes Not to Make: Wine Etiquette

Natalie MacLean

You can watch the full wine video here. The hosts of CTV’s The Social love their wine. We shared a few good glasses together as well as some laughs on wine etiquette — how to avaoid being low-classy with wine ;) You can also read my story on The Grapes of Gaffe. Find out the answers to these “pressing” wine questions: How do I hold a wine glass, by the stem or the bowl? Hold your glass by stem—otherwise your hands will warm the bowl and the wine, and leave unsightly fingerprints. Your wine glass should never be poured more […]

A Vine Celebration: The 120th Anniversary of Nino Negri Wines

Natalie MacLean

In October, I traveled to Italy with great excitement to participate in Nino Negri’s 120th Anniversary celebration.  As I drove through the historic wine region of Valtellina, I was captivated by its breathtaking beauty and eager to participate in this year’s wine harvest. Valtellina is a serene valley at the foot of the Lombardy Alps, on the Italian-Swiss border. The “vine”, the heart of this difficult mountainous terrain, has found perfect growing conditions here. The vineyards are protected by two high mountain chains, the Retiche Alps and the Orobie Pre-Alps. Exposure to the sun at high altitude, as well as a significant […]

Rarity versus Royalty in Piemonte Wines: Lessona, Gattinara, and Ancient Colli Biellese Grapes

Natalie MacLean

By Greg Hughes A lot more than popularity determines the prosperity of a wine region. Circumstances change the reality of existence for producers all the time and as rational people, we do what is best for ourselves, our family, our community. We can see this occurring with climate, as wildfires ravage California, and in general change, the lateness of growing conditions and harvest of many wine regions globally.   Throughout history this has happened many times before, though not always were the circumstances due to bad weather or climate. At the foot of Mount Rosa and the Bo range of […]

Importing Wine, Beer & Spirits for Pleasure & Profit Seminar

Natalie MacLean

  Saturday June 2nd, 2018 Novotel Toronto Centre 45 The Esplanade – Toronto 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Join Charles Steven Trenholme for the day-long seminar: Importing for Wine, Beer & Spirits For Pleasure & Profit, which provides insights into the dynamics of importing wine, craft beers & spirits into Canada. Charles Steven brings to the seminar 35+ years of experience working in various capacities including managing national sales agency, brand management, sommelier and as an educator. Charles Steven knows first-hand that there are still hundreds of suppliers around the world actively looking for importers to represent them in Canada, […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings May 26

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 137 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for May 12. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]

All Canadian Wine Championships: Insider View of Canada’s Top Wine Competition (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Bev Carnahan, Canada’s National Wine Competitions, author and Judge of Join us Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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 Bev Carnahan. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.

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

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with John Schreiner, Canada’s most respected and prolific wine writer. He is a celebrated member of both national and regional wine communities across Canada, and has judged in wine competitions in North America and abroad. He lives in Vancouver. Join us Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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 […]

Open Mic Night! Ask Me Anything About Wine (Video)

Natalie MacLean

Our scheduled guest for this evening, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, injured her back. We’ll reschedule with Mary when she’s feeling better. So instead we did open mic night, and had lots of fun chatting about a wide range of wine topics. Want to know when we go live with our next guest? Click on “Get Reminder” on the page below: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on “Get Notified” at the link above to know when we go live. You can also click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons. Watch previous episodes  of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next. […]

Video: Behind the Scenes​ to Create the Get Wine Smart Course

Natalie MacLean

As I get ready to relaunch The Quick Start to Get Wine Smart course, I’m going to take you behind the scenes to see how it’s going. I’m super excited about this course, now having revamped it completely based on the excellent feedback from two test groups. Stay tuned for more posts right here! This past Sunday, our team of wine writers gathered to taste 70+ wines. These folks are so smart and good at what they do, yet not a snob in the bunch ;)

A Fascinating Search for the Origins of Wine (Video)

Natalie MacLean

    You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Kevin Begos, a former MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow and former AP Correspondent Join us Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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: Plus anything you want to ask Kevin Begos. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s […]

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

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Kevin Begos, a former MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow and former AP Correspondent Join us Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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: Plus anything you want to ask Kevin Begos. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up […]

What are Vegan and Vegetarian Wines?

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Ezra Cipes, CEO, Summerhill Pyramid Winery Join us Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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. Plus anything you want to ask Ezra Cipes. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.             […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings May 12

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 129 wines that I reviewed for as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for April 28. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. These are just some of the benefits of supporting out wine community as a Paid Member. Inventory stock numbers are usually posted online a day or two before […]

Why Austrian Wine Means Summer in a Glass (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Barbara Hirtl and Ludwig Holzer – ! Join us Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ 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 their stories and experiences as we taste wines together: Plus anything you want to ask Barbara & Ludwig on . Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   Winzer […]

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