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Unreserved Wine Talk

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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… read more


166: How Humor & High Tech Help Wine with Served Up Podcast's Julie Milroy & Bridget Albert

What makes high tech a great complement to wine? How does humour help when you're learning about wine? Why is the personal aspect of wine becoming so important?


In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Bridget Albert and Julie Milroy on their excellent podcast called Served Up.


You can find the wines we discussed at




How did I wind up in the non-traditional career of wine writing?

Which behind-the-schenes stories of the wine world can you explore in my first book, Red, White & Drunk All Over?

Has the pandemic changed the wine world and the hospitality industry at large?

What makes high tech a perfect complement to wine?

Why is messaging and storytelling so important in the world of wine?

How are stories becoming more powerful than brand names?

How can you elevate your home dining experience with wine?

Why does the sensory experience of wine help us to connect and make memories?

How can you build your confidence with wine when you’re just starting out?

How does my wine and food pairing course help you to build your wine skills while you’re having fun?

Why have I doubled down on food and wine pairing?

How can you have fun with wine on special occasions?

Which shocking snack and wine pairing do I especially enjoy?

How does humour help when you’re learning about wine?


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About Served Up


Served Up, hosted by Bridget Albert and Julie Milroy, is a podcast for beverage professionals to advance their skills, customer experiences, and work environments.

Bridget Albert is Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits National Director of Education Beam Suntory and an advocate for upbeat education that makes an impact. She has designed beverage programs and produced trainings for top national accounts that include the Hilton Worldwide Resorts Delta Airlines, American Airlines and Crystal Cruise Line. Bridget is also the co-author of “Market Fresh Mixology” and “Life, Love, Happiness & Cocktails.”

Julie Milroy is Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Vice President of On-Premise and an innovative change leader, sales & marketing executive, career coach, educator and podcast co-host. She has over 15 years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry, spanning various roles in Sales, Human Resources, Marketing, and Commercial Strategy. Julie uses her diverse experiential background to create impact and results that are customer centric and collaborative. As a proud Korean American, Julie is passionate about supporting the AAPI & marginalized communities and empowering women in their career journey.



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