Around the World in Eighty Wines visits Natalie MacLean on Facebook Live

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting with Natalie MacLean, editor of Canada’s largest wine review site, on her “Sunday Sipper Club” Facebook Live program.

Here’s a link to the program website, which includes both the video replay and some of the many comments from Natalie’s engaged, informed, and very enthusiastic viewers.

As you can tell from the video, Natalie and I had fun talking about my books, including especially Around the World in Eighty Wines (now available in hardback, Kindle and audiobook formats on and the good, bad, and ugly of writing about wine.

3 responses

  1. What a great interview, Mike (not Michael!). I really like your down-to-earth, non-intimidating approach to wine. The two best lessons I took from this were “know thyself” so I can get better at trusting my own judgment, and appreciating how wine can enrich our understanding of the world, even if we’re only traveling in spirit.

  2. Mike, it is hard to imagine the improvement in wine available in and from Canada over the past 40 or so years. I recall specifically visiting Pedroncelli in Dry Creek Valley in the mid-seventies and there was only one other person in the tasting room . Suddenly he asked, “I notice you use corks instead of screwcaps, why do you do that?” Okay, a wine novice, no big deal (although the capsules today are nothing like screwcaps in those days. After it was explained to him, while i remained mum, he introduced himself as the wine buyer for British Columbia…OUCH!
    Today, when we visit Canada, we drink only Canadian wines or an occasional one from France. Although the Loonie has come back some over the past year or so it still amounts to a near 30% discount. Enjoy! Sadly by the time it reaches the U.S. that advantage has disappeared.
    Thanks for introducing me to this new resource!

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