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Season 2, Episode 2

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S2 Ep2. Wine Hacks Plus Best Tips for Wine and Food Pairing: Advice from Wine Expert Natalie MacLean

Wonder if wine in a can or Tetra Pak is as flavourful as bottled wine? How about cork versus screw top? We chat with wine sommelier, bestselling author, podcaster, and renowned teacher of online pairing courses Natalie MacLean. She explains how paying attention to wine and food pairings will tickle your taste buds. She also tells us why she recommends keeping a wet t-shirt handy. Oh, my!

Natalie MacLean is Canada’s most quoted wine writer. Her articles have appeared in more than sixty newspapers and magazines around the world. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards, and has won four James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards. She is also the bestselling author of two books, and the publisher of a subscription site that features wine reviews and her oh-so popular pairing courses—where she helps people all over the world buy, taste, and pair wine like a pro! Natalie's first book Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass and her second book Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines were both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Reach out to Natalie on her website (where you'll find info about her sought-after online pairing courses, wine reviews, and so much more), check out her podcast, and follow her on social media ...


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During this episode ...

  • Studies show women buy 80% of the wine sold today. Why? Well, on top of everything else we do, women are the social planners of the household. Find out what wine and food pairing tips wine expert Natalie Maclean suggests that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance. Along with some great wine hacks, she also offers a FREE gift to all of our listeners—thanks, Natalie!

  • While sipping sangria, Anita shares why she raises a glass to one special teacher who taught each of of her kids when they were in Grade 1. This amazing educator survived several MacArthur shenanigans ... including the one about the pine cone!

  • Find out why Sheila says she felt she was wine shamed. She also explains why she tosses her sangria (not literally) on group of covidiots at her local grocery store.

  • Anita spills the sangria as she shares a story about an elderly gentleman whom she affectionately refers to as Mr. Magoo. This is just one of Anita's many "Claire Dunphy" moments. (Ya know, the mom from the hit comedy Modern Family?)

  • And, don't forget to check out our Fave Finds hereyou'll be glad you did.

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Stay tuned for our next episode, and thanks for listening!

Anita & Sheila ~ The Moms, Moms Sipping Sangria

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