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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


161: Tech is Transforming Wine with the Wine School Dropout's Tanisha Townsend

What makes wine and technology such a perfect pairing? Why should you try online wine classes? How is technology empowering wine consumers?


In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm being interviewed by Tanisha Townsend on her podcast, Wine School Dropout.


You can find the wines we discussed at



How did I go from high tech to wine writing?

Why do I find the pairing of wine and tech to be fascinating?

What has changed about wine and the internet since my first article was published 20 years ago?

Why are food and wine pairing classes so popular?

What are some of the unexpected benefits of online wine courses?

Which new creative intersections of wine and tech am I excited about

How is technology empowering wine consumers?

What advantages are there to using my mobile wine app?

Why do I love podcasting?

What makes a great podcast guest interview?

What can you expect from my upcoming third book?

Where do the concepts for my books start from?

Which wine do I love to pair with my favourite snack?


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About Tanisha Townsend

Tanisha Townsend is Chief Wine Officer of lifestyle agency Girl Meets Glass. She leads wine classes and tours in Paris as well as online. She also hosts the podcast, Wine School Dropout. Her goal is to empower people with advanced knowledge of wine and spirits to build confidence in their tastes and make choices when buying wine.



Wine School Dropout Music is by Makaih beats




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