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Unreserved Wine Talk

238 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


100: Moms Sipping Sangria and Talking Wine with Sheila Walsh and Anita MacArthur

What’s the quickest way to chill a bottle of wine? How can the lemon and butter test help you pair wine with food? Which wines should you use for sangria? And why are online wine courses surging in popularity?

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm being interviewed by Sheila and Anita for the Moms Sipping Sangria podcast.


  • Which hilariously named Sangria recipe should you try today?
  • How did an unintentional restaurant order spark my passion for wine?
  • Which aspects of Pinot Noir will you find especially inviting?
  • Why should you serve Pinot Noir in a big glass?
  • What red wine components might give you a headache?
  • What influences your buying decisions when shopping for wine?
  • How can you safely expand your wine horizons the next time you go to a store or restaurant?
  • Are there certain things you should consider before ordering the house wine?
  • What do you need to know about low-cal wines?
  • What's my take on homemade wine?
  • Why should you consider giving canned and Tetra Pak wines a try?
  • Should you always serve wine at room temperature?
  • Are there advantages to you taking a wine and food pairing class online versus in person?
  • What simple tip can you apply to improve your wine and food pairing today?
  • How can you use the "wet t-shirt trick" to quickly cool a bottle of white wine?
  • What are your best bets for choosing wine for Sangria?
  • How should you drink Rosé?
  About Moms Sipping Sangria

Long-time friends Sheila Walsh and Anita Reynolds MacArthur are experts on parenting tweens, teens, and young adults. What makes them experts? For starters, they are each raising three children (yep, that’s SIX kids combined!) ranging in age from 11-21. Although they are in the trenches trying to raise good human beings while managing full-time careers, they appear to be surviving the teen years (knock on wood!).

Anita is the former Senior Editor for Lifestyle & Parenting at She is a Digital/Print Content Specialist with extensive experience in Educational Publishing K-12. Sheila is a professional Broadcaster, voice talent and Media Professor at The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts at Humber College.





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