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Video: What is the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS)?


Video: What is the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS)?

Natalie MacLean

  You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Lesley Brown, new CAPS BC President Join us Sunday, April 8 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Lesley’s story about becoming the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers BC President. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.   Lesley Brown Lesley is the BC Sales Manager at Bacchus Group and […]

The Smart Women Behind the Wine for Dummies Books (Video): Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW

Natalie MacLean

  You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW – head of the International Wine Center, and co-author of several wine books! Join us Sunday, May 20 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Mary’s stories about her various books on Wine For Dummies. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.     Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW President, […]

The Shadow World of Wine Forgery (Video): In Vino Duplicitas by Pete Hellman

Natalie MacLean

    You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Pete Hellman – Journalist & Author! Join us Sunday, March 18 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Pete’s story about becoming a best selling author and sleuth. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.         Rudy Kurniawan and Friends             […]

What are the Latest Trends in Social Media and Wine (Video)?

Natalie MacLean

  You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Julien Miquel, talking about the Latest Trends in Social Media and Wine! Join us Sunday, March 11 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Julien’s story about becoming an International Wine Expert – Winemaker. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.   Julien Miquel   After a 10-year winemaking career […]

The Red Wine Diet Book (Video) with Dr. Roger Corder

Natalie MacLean

    You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Roger Corder, author of The Red Wine Diet Book! Join us Sunday, May 27 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Click on the arrow above to hear Roger’s story about the very latest ground-breaking research on wine’s nutritional lifestyle. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.       Roger Corder Roger Corder is Professor […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings February 17

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 91 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 February 3. 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 […]

Video: How do you Pair Wine & Charcuterie?

Natalie MacLean

    You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Jennifer McLagan, award-winning Canadian chef and author! Join us Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Listen to her stories and experiences as we taste wines together. If you’d like to taste along with us, please pick up the following: Cured spicy sausage Rillette – duck or pork or a pâté Serrano – aged ham Watch previous episodes of the Sunday […]

8 Sexy Wine + Food Pairings: Aphrodisiac Wines

Natalie MacLean

  Pairing wine with aphrodisiac foods sparked a passionate debate on CTV’s Canada AM. (It’s never to early too think about it … wine, that is.) We’ll match libido-lifting dishes with different wine types to stimulate all of your senses. Many ingredients have historically been considered aphrodisiacs, sometimes because the food physically resembled male private parts (avocados, which according to the Aztecs, grew on the testicle tree) to their female counterparts (oysters and figs). Other foods, such as chili peppers, provoked the fiery passion of love, with its increased heart beat and sweating. Yet other foods may have contained minerals […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings February 3

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 121 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 January 20. 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 […]

Video: From Champagne to Napa Valley: Wine Stories with Tilar Mazzeo

Natalie MacLean

Tilar Mazzeo                   Dr. Mazzeo is the Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine. She is the author of numerous works of narrative nonfiction, and several of her books have been New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Times bestsellers. She divides her time among coastal Maine, New York City, and Saanichton, British Columbia, where she lives with her husband at Parsell Vineyard.

Wine + Chocolate Killer Combos: Valentine’s Day Video

Natalie MacLean

In our second video chat above, Master Chocolatier Derrick Tu Tan Pho reveals more of his secrets for pairing wine and chocolate, especially for Valentine’s Day. He’s also designed some lovely chocolate creations, and suggests rosemary-infused chocolate with habanero sea salt as an aprodisiac that pairs amazingly well with prosciutto and cheese (and a bear skin rug in front of a blazing fireplace) … What are your tips on pairing solid chocolate with wine? How about chocolate with raspberry or blackberry filling? How about Valentine’s Day? Anything special for the chocolate versus chocolate we enjoy at other times of the […]

Liquor up Your Lover on Valentine’s Day

Natalie MacLean

I’ll be chatting with the hosts of the CBC radio drive-home shows from coast to coast this Thursday and Friday about wines for Valentine’s Day. But we’re going to depart from the usual natter about which wines are most seductive or how to pair them with chocolate. We’ll go straight to the heart of the matter: how do you liquor up your lover on February 14? More specifically, we’ll talk about why wines are getting more alcoholic these days and how does that affect their taste and ours? Is this just a cultural trend of winemakers responding to the market? Is […]

Romantic Pairing: Wine and Chocolate

Natalie MacLean

In this month’s Costco Connection Lifestyle Magazine I chat with the editor about my favourite wine and chocolate pairings for Valentine’s Day. Here are my favourite wines for chocolate in liquor stores now. While many of us like to think we’re going to be creative with our Valentine’s Day gifts this year, let’s be honest. On February 13, we’re going to rush out and purchase our favourite standbys: wine and chocolate. And why shouldn’t we? Everybody likes this duo; they’re wildly delicious and indulgent, and they usually lead to a good time (insert suggestive eyebrow raise here). But what you […]

Liquid Seduction: 9 Wines for your Valentine

Natalie MacLean

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. Wine has long been associated with romance. Here are my top 10 wines for Valentine’s Day, not only because of their sexy names, but also because the wine in the bottle is equally as seductive.   Fifty Shades Of Grey Red Satin 2011 California, United States No mention of the book that inspired this wine, but no matter, it was launched this month as the liquid seduction tie-in to the book. Of course, there are lots of aromas of fresh and tanned leather on the nose and it’s voluptuously full-bodied … Natalie’s full […]

How Are Family-Run Wineries Different? Henry of Pelham Video

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Dan Speck, one of three brothers who own and operate Henry of Pelham Winery in Niagara! Join us Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Listen to his stories and experiences as we taste wines together: How are family-run wineries different from those owned by larger companies? What are the unique struggles and benefits? Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out […]

Live Video Wine Tasting with Jane Masters, Master of Wine and Opimian

Natalie MacLean

  You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Jane Masters, Chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine and Wine Consultant for the Opimian Club! Join us Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on the “Follow” and “Like” buttons on this Facebook page to get notified when we go live. Listen to her stories and experiences as we taste wines together: What did it take to become a Master of Wine? What are her most interesting stories in the world of wine? How does she taste hundreds […]

50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: Matching Wine and Chocolate

Natalie MacLean

50 Ways to Keep Your Lover this Valentine’s Day Want to seduce someone this Valentine’s Day? Just share a glass of wine (or three) with your sweetheart. Wine is liquid sensuality: Its heady bouquet stimulates the appetite and its velvet caress soothes that desire. What other drink is described as both ‘voluptuous’ and ‘muscular’? And when you pair wine with the mouth-coating luxury of chocolate, the combination is impossible to resist. The creamy flavors of chocolate go best with sweet, full-bodied, high-alcohol wines. Find wines to complement 50 chocolate dishes in my matching tool at www.nataliemaclean.com/matcher. Just click on “desserts” […]

Pairing Romantic Movies and Wine for Valentine’s Day

Natalie MacLean

Leanne and I chat about pairing wine with romantic movies for Valentine’s Day. Got a favourite that we didn’t include? Click on the arrow above to play the video. Pairing Romantic Movies and Wine for Valentine’s Day Michael: As we look ahead to Valentine’s Day you may be interested in some wine pairings. Leanne Cusack and a very special guest aren’t suggesting pairings with food though, very interesting. Leanne: Not the typical at all, Michael. And not just wine and chocolate because Natalie MacLean, wine writer extraordinaire says, “Too ordinary for you right now”. Natalie: Exactly! Been there, done that. It’s time to pair […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings January 20

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 103 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 December 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 […]

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