Wine For Cheapskates

She’s got a palate for wine and a passion for words that pair beautifully.

She’s got oenophilia, and it’s a lucky thing for her – and us! Sommelier and author Natalie MacLean announced today that her latest book, Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines, has been released in paperback and added, decidedly tongue-in-cheek, that it’s “perfect for all the cheapskates who wait for a more affordable edition.”

Of course, it is a guide to “bargain” wines so the crack about frugality is right on mark, and MacLean adds even more value for readers with the addition of a chapter about wine pairing – not with food but with books

Yes, “books and bottles” as she put it for an interview posted to her website The cheeky chapter starts with her top 20 all-Canadian pairings, coupling CanLit classics with just the right home-grown varietal. How about Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and Southbrook Vineyards’ Triomphe Cabernet Franc? This takes book clubs to a whole new level.  All joking aside, MacLean and her books are award-winning, so if anyone can pull off pairing grapes and pulp, surely she can. Don’t miss her Wine Pick of the Week every Friday.