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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


58: Getting Graphic with Wine and Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, we’re chatting with Madeline Puckette, the content director and co-founder of Wine Folly whose passion for helping beginners learn about wine is the inspiration behind the award-winning website, and the NYT best-selling book, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. Enjoy!


  • How can Wine Folly empower you on your wine tasting journey?
  • Do the flavours you taste in wine come from additives like other fruits?
  • How does your sense of smell affect the way things taste?
  • What can you deduce from the colour of wine?
  • What out of the box wine pairing do you need to try?
  • Why should Spain be at the top of your wine trip bucket list?
  • Which next-door wine region should you visit next?
  • How can you use Wine Folly when tasting wine?


About Madeline Puckette

Madeline Puckette is the content director and co-founder of Wine Folly. Her passion for helping beginners learn about wine is the inspiration behind the award-winning website, and the NYT best-selling book, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. Madeline's background in visual design, music and restaurant hospitality have helped shape her communication of wine through infographics, entertainment and social media.

Since the inception of the site on December 25, 2011, Madeline's enigmatic wine designs have been featured in places like NPR, Fast Company Design and The Washington Post. The Wine Folly book has been published in 20 countries including Korea, Germany, Russia, China, France and Italy.


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