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Shipping Wine Across Provincial Borders with Dan Paszkowski, Canadian Vintners Association

Video Wine Chat with Christine Sismondo of the Globe and Mail

Wine Stories with Forbes Wine Columnist Katie Kelly Bell (Video)

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Shipping Wine Across Provincial Borders with Dan Paszkowski, Canadian Vintners Association

Natalie MacLean

Do you think it makes sense that Canadian wine lovers can’t access their favourite Canadian wines directly from the winery? Enjoying Canadian wines directly from the winery should be your choice, yet these regulations make it illegal for you to do that. If you think this is ridiculous in this day and age, let your local politician know by emailing them right now! We believe that Direct-to-Consumer shipment respects your consumer choice, and helps grow the Canadian wine industry – something we can all get behind. Some facts: The Canadian wine industry contributes $9 billion to Canada’s economy Over 37,000 […]

Video Wine Chat with Christine Sismondo of the Globe and Mail

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Christine Sismondo, Globe & Mail Wine & Cocktail Columnist Join us Sunday, November 4, 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 Christine Sismondo. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.       […]

Wine Stories with Forbes Wine Columnist Katie Kelly Bell (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes Wine Columnist Join us Sunday, September 16, 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. What wine stories are catching her interest lately? Plus anything you want to ask Katie Kelly Bell. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.                 […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings August 18

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 125 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for August 4. 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 […]

What are the Hottest Wine Trends? (Video) with Darren Oleksyn

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Darren Oleksyn, Calgary Herald Wine Columnist Join us Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6 pm EST right here: www.facebook.com/natdecants/videos/ Click on “Get Reminder” on the link above to know when we go live. You can also click on “Follow” and “Like” buttons to know when we make updates. What’s the difference between natural wines and orange wines? Is blue the new orange when it comes to wine? Which types of wines are growing most quickly in the liquor store? Plus anything you want to ask Darren Oleksyn. Watch previous episodes of […]

Is Wine the Source of Civilization? Video Chat with John Mahoney

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with author John Mahoney! Join us Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 6 pm EDT 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 John Mahoney. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.   Wine: The Source of Civilization Man did not settle […]

Virginie Boone on the Heart of California Wine Country: Napa and Sonoma (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Virginie Boone of Wine Enthusiast Magazine! Join us Sunday, October 13, 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 Virginie Boone. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.           Boone […]

Dr. Gary Pickering’s Supertaster Wine Kit and Mouthfeel Wheel (Video)

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Dr. Gary Pickering to discuss wine supertasters! Join us Sunday, November 18, 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 Dr. Gary Pickering. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.         Dr. […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings August 4

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 116 wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. You can also see my wine reviews for July 21. 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 […]

How to Pair Wine with Any Hamburger (Video)

Natalie MacLean

On Global Television’s Morning Show Thursday, we paired wine with many types of hamburgers. Nothing says summer like a juicy two-fisted burger and beer – it’s casual and a good pairing. But what if you want wine with your patti? Wine is also a great pairing, but we think it’s too fancy for the backyard and burgs. However it’s not, and it has a wide range of flavours and styles for the imaginative burgers we have here today.   The Daniel – Vegan Patty Grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, crushed hot peppers, spicy vegan sauce. In the beginning, Shant Mardirosian, […]

Video: Wine Supertasters, Vinotype Quiz and Your Taste in Wine?

Natalie MacLean

On CTV’s The Social yesterday, we chatted about how to find your Vinotype, or taste in wine. Click the arrow above to play the video. We also discussed what a Supertaster is: “Someone who lives in a neon taste world,” according to researcher Linda Bartoshuk, “whose taste sensations are roughly three times as intense to them as non-tasters.” I’ve also heard compared to having 500 fingers rather than 10. So yes, I was tested, did the blue dye tongue test and measurements with Tim Hanni in California (see our video chat below). You can take Tim’s quiz to find your vinotype […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings July 21

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 July 7. 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 […]

Joel Gott Wines Video: California Roots and Gourmet Burgers

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Joel Gott, Owner & Winemaker at Joel Gott Wines! Join us Sunday, July 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. Click on the arrow above to hear Joel’s story about why he loves harvest time so much. How are the regions of Santa Barbara and Napa Valley different, and what should we look for when buying these wines? Why did this fifth-generation winemaker start a wildly […]

Making Scents of Wine: How to Describe Wine’s Aromas

Natalie MacLean

  We had a great chat on Global Television’s Morning Show Friday about how to recognize and describe the aromas in wine. Click the arrow above to play the video. Describing wine often has a faint whiff of condescension over a robust layer of barnyard by-product. The adjectives seem to be the fruit of over-ripe imaginations: when I hear “muscular,” “tight,” “rakish,” it’s hard to tell whether the critic is talking about wine or Brad Pitt. “Perfectly integrated” is how I’d describe my son’s multi-racial nursery school; and “legendary concentration” is what I need to figure out my income tax […]

Video: A Toast to Niagara Wines for Canada Day

Natalie MacLean

On CTV News, Leanne and I chat about some of the best wines from Niagara to celebrate July 1. I’ll post these wines below soon. You can watch our other wine video segment here. Happy Canada Day! Natalie  

Video: Prince Edward County Wines and Free My Grapes

Natalie MacLean

On CTV News today, Leanne and I chat about the glorious wines of Prince Edward County, as well as why it’s a great region to visit. I’ll list the wines we mentioned here soon. We also discuss the new campaign from the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) to encourage interprovincial trade ministers to make direct to home delivery legal, as the federal government has already passed legislation to do so via Bill C-311 six years ago. You can add your voice to this important campaign at actnow.freemygrapes.ca. Click the link above ;) Interesting Facts and Stats Canada is the only wine producing […]

Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings July 7

Natalie MacLean

You can access the 139 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 23. 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’s New With Nova Scotia Wines?

Natalie MacLean

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with Amy Savoury 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 Amy Savoury. Watch previous episodes of the Sunday Sipper Club (SSC) and to find out who’s coming up next.  

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 […]

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