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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


149: Promiscuous Wine Buying, Orange, Natural and Raw Wines

Why are orange wines appealing to beer drinkers? Why does it pay to be promiscuous when shopping for wine? Why is there so much confusion around natural and raw wine?

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm being interviewed by Elizabeth Schneider on the Wine For Normal People podcast.

You can find the wines we discussed at



Why is there so much confusion around natural and raw wine?

What is the natural wine movement about?

What makes a good celebrity wine?

What’s the problem with diet and alcohol-free wines?

How is global warming affecting the wine world?

Are prominent wine regions taking proactive steps to mitigate the effects of climate change?

What makes orange wines great for beer drinkers?

How has the wine industry evolved from celebrity-type critics to wine influencers and beyond?

What do you need to know about finding a good bottle of wine?

Is the wine industry dying?

Why do Elizabeth and I love a good wine in a box?


About Elizabeth Schneider

After graduating from Wesleyan University (CT) and starting my career in Boston, Elizabeth quickly realized that her heart was more in her hobby than in her high-tech job. Trips to the wine shop often yielded awesomely poor (but hilarious) results, so Elizabeth and her sister finally took a course at the Boston Center for Adult Education to learn how to taste and appreciate wine. And that kicked it all off.

A stint in St. John in the Caribbean to wait tables and just unwind for 8 months (yes, she quit my high-tech corporate job, packed two bags, and hopped on a plane), was followed by a great two years completing my MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where she met M.C. Ice, her podcast partner, and husband) and since then her career has been solely about wine.


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