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Unreserved Wine Talk

The Unreserved Wine Talk podcast features candid conversations with the most fascinating people in the wine world. Your host, award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean, dives into how it feels to compete in the nerve-wracking World's Best Sommelier Competition, the shadowy underground of wine forgery, the zany tactics of a winemaker who hosted a funeral for cork, and more. Nestled in these colourful stories are practical tips on how to choose wine from a restaurant list, pair it with food and spot great values in the liquor store. Every second episode, Natalie goes solo with an unfiltered, personal reflection on wine. She'll share with you how it feels to be a woman in what is still a largely male-dominated field, her gut reaction to the latest health study that says no amount of alcohol consumption is safe and her journey in writing her next book. She'll reveal these vulnerable, sometimes embarrassing, stories with tipsy wit and wisdom that she's soaked up from 20 years of writing about wine. This podcast is for wine lovers from novices to well-cellared aficionados.

info_outline 60: Mark Oldman: The Wine World’s Greatest Showman 01/22/2020
info_outline 59: Bargain Wines, Pairing Wine and Artichokes, Wine Region Vacations with the Restaurant Guys Mark Pascal and Francis Schott 01/15/2020
info_outline 58: Getting Graphic with Wine and Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly 01/08/2020
info_outline 57: BYOB Wines to Restaurants 01/01/2020
info_outline 56: Champagne Special with the Restaurant Guys Mark Pascal and Francis Schott 12/25/2019
info_outline 55: Pairing Gift Wines with Personalities 12/18/2019
info_outline 54: What's Minerality in Wine? Plus California Wildfires 12/11/2019
info_outline 53: Festive Wines with the Globe & Mail's Christine Sismondo 12/04/2019
info_outline 52: Visiting Burgundy and Tasting Barolo with Matt Cauz 11/27/2019
info_outline 51: Wine for Normal People with Elizabeth Schneider 11/20/2019
info_outline 50: Pairing Chocolate & Wine, Harvest 2019 Update 11/13/2019
info_outline 49: Flying with Flavour: Travel and Wine Stories with Stephanie Piché 11/06/2019
info_outline 48: A Full-Bodied Framework to Taste, Pair & Buy Wine Like a Pro 10/30/2019
info_outline 47: Behind the Scenes: A Wine Writer's Life 10/23/2019
info_outline 46: Texas Wines and Wine Writing Ethics 10/16/2019
info_outline 45: Thanksgiving Wines, Mouse Wine Defect, Trends to Ignore 10/09/2019
info_outline 44: Pairing Spicy Food & Wine, Gen X versus Millennial Drinkers 10/02/2019
info_outline 43: Wine Gossip and Stories with Friends of the Vine and Ian Osborn 09/25/2019
info_outline 42: Pairing Veggies & Wine, Chilling Wine Quickly, Resveratrol & Depression 09/18/2019
info_outline 41: Travel the Wine World with Kevin Brauch 09/11/2019
info_outline 40: Pairing Tomatoes & Wine, Heatwave Impact, Gary Vaynerchuk's New Wine Club 09/04/2019
info_outline 39: Do Wine Scores Matter? Bloomberg Columnist Elin McCoy on Robert Parker 08/28/2019
info_outline 38: Getting Hammered: Wine Auction Guide to Survival 08/21/2019
info_outline 37: From Champagne to Napa Valley: Wine Stories with Tilar Mazzeo 08/14/2019
info_outline 36: Airline Wine: Flights of Wine You Can Drink Without Reservations 08/07/2019
info_outline 35: Smart Tests for Wine Acidity, Tannin & Balance with Sommelier Chris Scott 07/31/2019
info_outline 34: Seafood Pairings, Flying Corks, Sober Curious 07/24/2019
info_outline 33: The Smart Woman Behind the Wine for Dummies Books: Mary Ewing-Mulligan MW 07/17/2019
info_outline 32: Orange Wines, Pairings for Meatless Burgers 07/10/2019
info_outline 31: Pairing Wine & Charcuterie with Jennifer McLagan 07/03/2019