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 www.nataliemaclean.com. 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.