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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings April 28

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 112 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 14. 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: Organic and Biodynamic Wine with Thomas Bachelder

Natalie MacLean

      And he joins me live now from XXXX: Welcome to the Sunday Sipper Club Thomas Bachelder! Want to know when we go live? 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.         Thomas Bachelder           Domaine Queylus Tradition Chardonnay 2015 Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada         […]

World Malbec Day Celebrates Argentina’s Flagship Red Wine

Natalie MacLean

 Leanne and I had a great time chatting about Malbec on CTV yesterday. Did you know that April 17 is Malbec World Day (#MalbecWorldDay), celebrating the flagship red grape for the wines of Argentina, as well as a blending grape in Bordeaux and other regions? You’ll find my most reviews and ratings of Malbec Wines here. The Malbec grape produces wines that stylistically fall between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with more plummy richness and roundness than Cabernet, but firmer tannins and structure than Merlot. Pair Malbec with beef, turkey, spicy dishes, tomato sauces, meaty casseroles, hamburgers, sausages, steak and […]

The Secret to Sauvignon Blanc Wine? (Video)

Natalie MacLean

Leanne and I had great fun chatting about Sauvignon Blanc on CTV as a lead up to Sauvignon Blanc Day May 4. You can watch the video segment above by clicking on the arrow. You can also watch our second wine video.   Sauvignon Blanc Notes: This grape originated in Bordeaux, France Sauvignon comes from the French sauvage meaning wild likely because it grew wildly and natively in southwest France (all wine vines were originally untrained weeds) Today Sauvignon Blanc is planted in many wine regions around the world The style is crisp, dry, mouth-watering with refreshing acidity. In cool […]

Climate Change Impact on Wine? It’s Not What You Think (Video)

Natalie MacLean

Recently, I worked with TVO on the impact of climate change on wine. Is it simply a matter of wine regions getting warmer and therefore, wine styles getting bigger? No. With this weekend’s cool climate chardonnay event in Niagara, this issue is not just timely, but also important to all wine lovers who value a nervy energy in their wine. Click on the arrow above to watch the video, as well as the wine below.     My thanks to Daniel Speck, Henry of Pelham Winery, and to Paul DeCampo, Southbrook Vineyards, for their expert guidance on this subject. Notes: Ontario has grown […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings April 14

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 99 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 March 31. 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 […]

Easter Wines for Fish, Lamb + Ham: Video

Natalie MacLean

Wines for Good Friday fish, Easter brunch, lamb and ham are the focus of our chat on CTV News. In particular, red wines often clash with fish not because of the wine tannin and fish iodine, as previously thought, but rather because of high iron content in the wine. The iron comes mostly from the soil where the vines are grown, but can also be due to winemaking methods. Generalizing about which wines will be high in iron content is difficult. The iron in wine is thought to break down the unsaturated (good) fats in fish and creates that fishy […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings March 31

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 115 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 March 17. 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 […]

New Zealand Wine: An Unexpectorated Journey

Natalie MacLean

Awatere River vineyards Photo: David Skinner   By David Skinner When Peter Jackson decided upon his native New Zealand to serve as middle earth for his rendering of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, nationalistic nepotism served him less than the splendor of the rich and varied landscapes found in his home islands. The films depicted rugged terrain and lands carved from the mountains by the relentless influence of wind and water and there is still a sense of that primal constitution to the landscapes that now support modern viticulture in the “Shaky Isles”. Marlborough The South Island […]

Celebrate Malbec World Day with These Wines (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Tatiania Nessier, Brand Ambassador for Alamos and Lucia Vaieretti, Alamos Winemaker to chat about Alamos Malbecs in preparation for Malbec Day on April 17th. Join us Sunday, April 15 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link 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.     Alamos Vineyard         […]

What’s New with California Wines Video

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Marnie Old, sommelier and author, as well as Jean-Charles Boisset to chat about what’s new with California Wines! Join us Sunday, March 25 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link 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 find out who’s coming up next.       Marnie Old       Jean-Charles Boisset       Marnie […]

Wine Tasting Event Brings Together Top Writers and Sommeliers

Natalie MacLean

During our team tasting this past Sunday, our nation’s top wine writers and sommeliers gathered to taste more than 70 wines throughout the day, with different members attending at different times. You’ll find all of our reviews, scores and tasting notes here. Many of these reviews are published in the magazines and newspapers to which our team contributes. Some members use this as an opportunity to find wines to feature on the television or radio segments. The LCBO also often uses the reviews posted here to publish in their LCBO Vintages Magazine. Our next team tastings will be May 6, […]

Spring Wines for Fish, Shellfish and Seafood

Natalie MacLean

CTV News anchor Natalie Piero and I chat about wines for spring, including those that pair well with both fish and shellfish, as well as those that drink well on their own as an aperitif. Spring Wines for Fish, Shellfish and Seafood   Host: It’s the Natalie Show today ;)   Natalie: Easy to remember.   Host: Spring is here finally!   Natalie: Yes!   Host: And Natalie MacLean is here to talk about some of the spring wines.   Natalie: Absolutely!   Host: You change what you drink depending on the weather?   Natalie: Yes, I do. Like winter wardrobe, get out of those heavy sweaters, get […]

(Video) Should You Attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival?

Natalie MacLean

Photo by: Christine McAvoy You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Monique Sosa, Wine Columnist, Ottawa Living Magazine; and Jon Steeves, Owner, Bespoke Tastings; who both attended this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival: https://vanwinefest.ca/Should you attend the Festival: is the trip worth it? What makes this wine show different form others? How do you get the most from the show?   Join us Sunday, March 11 at 6 pm EST right here (click on this link below): www.nataliemaclean.com/live Click on “Get Reminder” on the page above to know when we go live. You can also click on the […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings March 17

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 122 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 March 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 […]

Pairing Wine with Oscar Party Snacks and Movies

Natalie MacLean

On Global’s Morning Show yesterday, we paired wines with Oscar-worthy snacks from Cibo Wine Bar as well as former winners of the Best Picture Award. Here are my Top 20 Oscar Wines showing your which liquor stores have them in stock now … enjoy! Titantic 1997 Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Sumptuous dinner, lavishly flowing champagne Ship never christened (bad omen – they should have had Moet!) Grilled whole calamari, mixed greens, diced tomatoes extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice   The Sting Wolf Blass The Entertainer AMERICANA Pizza Tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni, mushroom, green peppers           The Godfather […]

California Wine Fair 2018: Dates, Cities and Venues

Natalie MacLean

The 2018 California Wine Fair is traveling across the country in April touching down on 8 cities coast to coast. California’s success has been built by a pioneering spirit that prides itself on its unique identity, lifestyle, personality and passion for the grape. This year, more than 111 wineries, 400 wines and numerous friends from the vineyards will be visiting Canada and meeting with lovers of California wine. Visit www.calwine.ca for more info and a complete list of participating wineries in each city. The 2018 California Wine Fair promises to deliver sparkling and knowledgeable personalities, fabulous wines and dynamic energy — all in one […]

Video: Where are We Now with Women in Wine?

Natalie MacLean

  You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Cathy Huyghe, a dynamic media professional with a special interest in wine! Join us Sunday, March 4 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 Cathy’s stories about wine and gastronomy to digital media and entrepreneurship. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.   Cathy Huyghe is a dynamic media professional […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings March 3

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 17. 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: 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 […]

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