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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


48: A Full-Bodied Framework to Taste, Pair & Buy Wine Like a Pro

Would you like to know how to taste, pair and buy wine like a pro? Would you like to walk into a liquor store and know exactly which new wine you want to buy, confident that you’ll love it even though you’ve never tried it before? Would you like to look at a restaurant wine list, filled with wines you haven’t tasted, but have the strategies to pick a great wine for your dining companions and the dishes that you’ve all ordered?

That's exactly what I'm talking about on today's special edition of Unreserved Wine Talk. We're taking a deep dive into my online course, The Wine-Smart Course: A Full-Bodied Framework to Taste, Pair and Buy Wine Like a Pro. Over the past twenty years that I’ve been writing about wine, leading wine tastings and teaching online video courses, I’ve picked up lots of great secrets to decoding wine and I'm sharing them with you. I’m also launching a new, free video class to launch my new paid course, during which I’ll also share with you the 5 wine and food pairing mistakes that can ruin your dinner, and how to fix them forever. Enjoy!



  • Who is the Wine-Smart Course for?
  • What will you learn in the Wine-Smart course?
  • What benefits can you gain from the course versus free information available on the internet?
  • Why is it so critical for you to become an expert on your own palate?
  • What will you learn about the most popular wine styles and regions?
  • How will the Wine-Smart Course help you to master food and wine pairing?
  • How will your wine purchasing experience change after taking the Wine-Smart Course?
  • What is the format of the Wine-Smart Course?
  • What are the added benefits of signing up for the course right now?


To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.

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