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Unreserved Wine Talk

262 EpisodesProduced by Natalie MacLeanWebsite

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


231: Dark Side of the Wine World + Tips for Moderate Drinking

How did I first fall in love with wine? Do I feel more exposed now for having written this third book? What are my best tips for moderate drinking?

I’ll be sharing those stories and more in this special episode of my podcast as we get closer to the May 9th launch of my new memoir Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much.

You can find the wines we discussed at


Join me for my Toronto Launch Party

Save your spot now for this invite-only book launch event and tasting.

Treat yourself to a private book launch party and wine tasting in Toronto on Wednesday, May 10th at 6 p.m.!

* Enjoy access to the (very) swanky private club, Clio, in downtown Toronto
* Savour three outstanding Creekside wines as I guide you in a wine tasting
* Enjoy my hilarious and heartfelt stories about working in the world of wine
* Learn about the professional challenges when drinking is your day job
* Discover how to become a savvier wine buyer with my insider tips
* Ask me anything about wine, writing a book, or rediscovering joy in your personal and professional life

Tickets are on sale here for ONE WEEK ONLY, so get yours today before they sell out! Save your seat here:

Please share this event with friends, family, and colleagues who might also be interested in attending the Toronto launch or tasting events in these other cities.



What is the book about?

How did you come up with the title?

How did you approach this narrative?

Who is the book dedicated to?

At what age did you start writing?

When did you fall in love with wine?

What's the story behind your worst hangover?

What was your inspiration to start writing about wine?

Where do you write?

Who is one of your favourite authors?

What was the inciting incident for this story?

What was the inspiration for this book?

Why write this book now?

Was it difficult to write this book?

Do you feel more exposed for having written this memoir?

Was it difficult to write with such openness and vulnerability?

How have you moderated your alcohol consumption?

What are some of the reader stories that have moved you deeply?

What do you expect readers to take away from this book?

How has writing this memoir changed you?

What’s in your wine guide for book clubs, wine groups and individual readers, and where can we get it?

How can we find out more about the $397 Bonus Bundle with pre-orders and where to buy the book?

Are there any book launch events coming up?


Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live

Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wed at 7 pm ET on Instagram Live Video, Facebook Live Video or YouTube Live Video.

I want to hear from you! What’s your opinion of what we’re discussing? What takeaways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn’t answer?

Want to know when we go live? Add this to your calendar:





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