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Blogs

Discover the World of Brunello Wine with Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi

Sushi Nishimura, Tokyo, with Chablis and Assyrtiko to match

The Grapes of Laugh: How to Host a Wine Tasting or Start a Wine Club

Tasting some Japanese wines from the Hokkaido region

The Lourensford Always Rises

Eben Sadie shows his wines and describes his philosophy (with video)


Discover the World of Brunello Wine with Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi

Natalie MacLean

Lamberto Frescobaldi Experience the World of Brunello with an unforgettable, intimate dinner with Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi, President of Tenuta CastelGiocondo – one of Tuscany’s most storied estates, owned by one of Italy’s most revered wine families. Join us Tuesday, October 24 at 7pm at Aria, 25 York St., Toronto. An evening built for true wine lovers and foodies, the Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi will lead guests through an intimate and engaging, 5-course, wine-paired dinner. Wines to include the debut of Frescobaldi’s new rosé, a Rosso di Montalcino, a vertical flight of three Brunello di Montalcino vintages, and Frescobaldi’s premium top-tier, single […]

The Grapes of Laugh: How to Host a Wine Tasting or Start a Wine Club

Natalie MacLean

  We had such fun on The Social yesterday chatting about how to organize an informal wine tasting party at home. Click the arrow above to play the video.     There are many excellent reasons to host a wine tasting party—or even to form a wine club. For one thing, wine is a social beverage—one that’s meant to be shared with friends. And it’s more fun to drink than to buy Tupperware—unless, of course, you’re drinking from the Tupperware. The only goal is to enjoy yourself and perhaps find a new favorite bottle. Although wine does lend itself to […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings October 14

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 130 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 September 30. 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 […]

Shiraz or Syrah? New Film Exposes the Truth

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Rudolf McClain, Producer/Director of Merlove! Join us Sunday, October 15 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 Rudolf’s stories about his ability to create and deliver content in all genres including commercials, fully scripted narratives and documentaries. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.       “Que Syrah, Shiraz” Hello Merlovers! Check out our next […]

What are the Best Fall Wines and Food Pairings?

Natalie MacLean

Lianne and I chat about terrific wines for fall with tasty food pairings. What makes for a great fall wine? – full-bodied enough to pair well with more robust dishes, such as roast beef and pork tenderloin – extra texture, mouth-feel and weight for richer sauces – even white wines, such as the buttery chardonnay, below work well with autumnal dishes – what’s the Riesling doing here? think creamy pasta sauces or roast turkey It may not feel like fall is here today, but it’s around the corner and time to think about changing our wine wardrobe. What’s your favourite […]

Video: Winemaker John Williams, Frog’s Leap on Dry Farming (and Humour)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with John Williams, Winemaker, Frog’s Leap Winery! Join us Sunday​, October 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. Listen to ​John’s stories about ‘dry farming’ and it’s effect on wine. Click on the arrow above to hear ​John’s story . Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.   John Williams Frog’s Leap Winery       John Williams       Frog’s Leap Winery       Frog’s […]

Video: Prosecco and Pinot Grigio Primer for the Holidays with Santa Margherita

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Nicola Lovato, Brand Ambassador, Santa Margherita! Join us Monday, October 2 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 Nicola Lovato’s stories about Pinot Grigio – a white wine made from a red grape. Discover why Prosecco is a great alternative to Champagne for the holidays.   Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next. You can […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 30

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 September 16. 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 […]

5 Tips to Pick the Best Thanksgiving Wines: Gobbling Good

Natalie MacLean

In the CTV News video above, we chat about how no other holiday celebrates the gift of wine like Thanksgiving. Wine is a taste of the harvest along with all the delicious dishes on the table. But actually choosing a bottle can feel like a thankless task, especially with so many flavors to match. Relax. Have a drink. Try some of my suggestions for great wines to pair with Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings. These are some of my favourite wines for Thanksgiving. Here are my five quick tips for choosing a terrific Thanksgiving wine: 1. Start with bubbly. […]

Thornbury Wines Live Video Winemaker Tasting

Natalie MacLean

Thornbury Vista Watch our Live Video Wine Tasting with Simon Fell, head winemaker, Thornbury Wines today at noon EST: www.nataliemaclean.com/live         Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand               Simon Fell – Winemaker       Andrea Shapiro Accredited Sommelier                 Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017 Auckland, Waipara, New Zealand             Katoa Gisborne             Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand             Simon Fell     […]

Video: Wine Industry Must Adapt or Face Digital Darwinism

Natalie MacLean

  You won’t want to miss our Live Video chat on Sunday, October 1 at 6 pm eastern with Paul Mabray, VP Avero & Wine Futurist! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Discover why Paul says we’ve become a digital society and how that impacts the wine industry. Listen to Paul’s ideas about helping wineries look into the future to connect with consumers. Want to know when we go live Sunday with Paul? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously broadcasting on Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream and […]

Video: Clark Smith on Why Some Wines are Like Angelina Jolie

Natalie MacLean

  You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Clark Smith, Winemaker and Author! Join us Sunday, September 24 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 Clark’s stories about postmodern winemaking. Would you rather have dinner with a wine that’s more like Angelina Jolie or Bertrand Russel? Click on the arrow above to hear Clark’s answer. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and find out who’s coming up next.   […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 16

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 September 2. 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 […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 16

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 September 2. 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: Blending Wine & Medicine with Argentina’s Dr. Laura Catena

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Dr. Laura Catena, a fourth generation Argentine vintner, physician and author! Join us Sunday, September 17 at 6 pm EST at 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 Laura Catena’s stories about growing up in a wine family. How does she combine being an emergency room doctor in San Francisco with making wine in Argentina? Click the arrow above to watch a teaser video of what we’ll be discussing. Watch previous episodes of […]

Video: Blending Wine & Medicine with Argentina’s Dr. Laura Catena

Natalie MacLean

What a terrific chat with Dr. Laura Catena, a fourth generation Argentine vintner, physician and author! Click on the arrow above to watch the video. Listen to Laura’s stories about why Catena wines are so special. Discover more juicy tips that will make you wine smart. Cheers, Natalie P.S. Join us next Sunday, September 24, at 6 pm eastern right here with Clark Smith, Winemaker and Author: www.nataliemaclean.com/live Want to know when we go live next Sunday with Clark Smith? Click on the Follow and Like buttons on this page to get notified when we go live. We’ll be simultaneously […]

Fall Wines: A Warming Taste Trend

Natalie MacLean

Wine styles are as seasonal as clothing. In the summer, I drink light, refreshing wines that remind me of a simple T-shirt and shorts: perfect for sun-baked beaches and country road strolls. But in the fall, my wine, like my clothes, becomes warmer, more layered and better able to combat those cool winds of October. In the video above, Leanne and I chat about fall fashions in wine, from the run-way to your dining room table. The wines featured in this show include: Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay, California Toasted Head Chardonnay, California Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon, California Santa […]

A Toast to Section 4 from the Class of 1992

Natalie MacLean

Have fun at the reunion folks! Please look me up if you’re ever in Ottawa. Cheers, Natalie

Facebook Video Tips for the Sunday Sipper Club

Natalie MacLean

Here’s a quick video to help you get the most from our lively Sunday Sipper Club Shows on Facebook Live Video Sundays at 6 pm EST  … … and how you can be sure not to miss them ;) Sip with you soon! Natalie             The video above shows you how to add a regular event to your Google calendar, whether it’s weekly, like every Sunday at 6 pm for our show, or say annually like a birthday you don’t want to forget ;)

Facebook Video Tips for the Sunday Sipper Club

Natalie MacLean

Here’s a quick video to help you get the most from our lively Sunday Sipper Club Shows on Facebook Live Video Sundays at 6 pm EST  … … and how you can be sure not to miss them ;) Sip with you soon! Natalie             The video above shows you how to add a regular event to your Google calendar, whether it’s weekly, like every Sunday at 6 pm for our show, or say annually like a birthday you don’t want to forget ;)

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