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Unreserved Wine Talk

237 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


69: How Has Quarantine Impacted Wineries and Wine Lovers?

Should you hold firm to plans for travelling to wine regions in the near future? How are winery visits being impacted by quarantine restrictions? Can you still attend major wine events? How can you take advantage of online classes to continue to enjoy wine tasting experiences?

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, we're talking about how wineries and restaurants have been impacted by the current state of public health, and what we can do to support them and still maintain our safety and health.

  • How can you limit your anxiety around news?
  • Do you have to stop dining out at restaurants (provided they're still open in your area)?
  • What steps can you take to limit person-to-person contact?
  • Why shouldn’t you add certain types of vodka to your hand-sanitising routine?
  • What hand washing tips do you need to remember when interacting with other people?
  • What social distancing restrictions apply to you in the San Francisco Bay Area?
  • How are restaurant patrons being impacted in Beijing and Italy?
  • How have restaurants’ business performance suffered in cities with high incidence numbers?
  • What impact does large event cancellations have on local restaurants?
  • How will Bordeaux négociants change their en primeur tasting week?
  • What boom are optimists predicting you’ll see by the end of the year?
  • Why is the Australian wine industry experiencing a massive drop in sales?
  • What can you expect to experience at the Vancouver Wine Festival?
  • How are restaurant workers at a particular disadvantage during lockdowns and quarantines?
  • What impact will you see on the supply chain of wine retailers?
  • Will you see innovation opportunities in the restaurant and wine industry?


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