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Unreserved Wine Talk

236 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


213: Tasting Room Tips to Learn about Wine with Jaime Lewis, Host of the Consumed Podcast

How can tasting rooms help you enjoyably expand your knowledge of wine? Which experiences led me to perfect the art of the outsider at a young age? Why does capturing our experiences in words have such a profound impact on us? What can you learn from side-by-side tastings?


In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm being interviewed by journalist Jaime Lewis for her podcast, CONSUMED.


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Which experiences led me to perfect the art of the outsider at a young age?

How did my mother influence my love for writing?

What was Jaime’s inspiration for becoming a wine writer?

Where do writing and computer programming have a lot of parallels?

What role did California play in my love for wine?

How can tasting rooms help you enjoyably expand your knowledge of wine?

What can you learn from side-by-side tastings?

How did a bottle of Brunello transform my perception of wine?

Why is it so powerful to capture our experiences in words?

What it means to “call up” and how did that help me to kick-start my writing career?

How has the freelance writing landscape changed in the years since I started?


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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.

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About Jaime Lewis

Jaime writes, speaks and podcasts about the good life. After an arts management career that included employment with Architecture New York Magazine, the San Francisco Symphony and the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Jaime chose to follow her nose (and palate) into the wine industry. Jaime has participated in nearly every moment of a wine’s life, from planting and bottling to selling. In addition to blogging about her personal year-long journey through the world, Jaime has written product, promotional and web copy for acclaimed wineries including Robert Mondavi, Firestone, Tantara, Herman Story, Laetitia, and Sans Liege.



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