59111
133386
What-s-On

Best bargain wines: Natalie Mclean

“Life can be a series of amazing adventures.”

An Evening with Natalie MacLean

Nov 8th, 6 to 8pm @ BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop

Tickets are $50 + HST - Includes book, wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres.

Wine tasting sponsored by Sumac Estate Winery.

Tickets available at the VQA Wine Shop & Mosaic Books.

From the author of the bestselling Red, White and Drunk All Over, comes a new book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines that will amuse and enthrall with its character sketches of obsessive personalities, travel to gorgeous vineyards, mouth-watering descriptions of food and wine, "hidden" wine education and neurotic humour.

Packed with colourful stories about the passionate personalities who inhabit the world of wine, award-winning wine writer Natalie MacLean whisks you to the mountainside vineyards of Germany, the baked red earth of Australia, and the shady verandahs of Niagara all in search of the best value bottles the world has to offer.

Of her journey, Natalie MacLean says, “I've spent the past several years traipsing around the world, visiting wineries, tasting their offerings, and searching for the world's best inexpensive wines. The narrative is as familiar as Arthur's quest for the grail and as naive as the little bird’s plaintive search for the affirmative in Are You My Mother?”

Standing firmly against wine snobbery and using her signature conversational style, MacLean insists that good wine doesn't have to be expensive. There's plenty to take away from her inspired recommendations from food pairings to lists of favourite value wines and wineries, plus plenty of pointers that will deepen your own drinking pleasure.

NATALIE MACLEAN, named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia, is the only person to have won both the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation and the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Her regular wine columns in print reach 5.1 million readers, her free wine e-newsletter is read by more than 123,000 wine lovers and her mobile applications for iPhone and BlackBerry have been downloaded by more than 110,000 smartphone users. An accredited sommelier, she is the author of Red, White and Drunk All Over, chosen as the Best Wine Literature Book in the English language at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

How does this story make you feel? (77 total votes)
Castanet MoodMeter
Fascinated
6.5%
Entertained
5.2%
Interested
27.3%
Indifferent
61.0%


More What's On articles

54212
About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

To connect with Ryan:

email
Facebook 
Twitter 
Google + 



133565
The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet does not warrant the contents.

Previous Stories





132780