Jun 1, 2023
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery
Episode 176 | Natalie MacLean, Wine Writer, Author & Instructor
Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery
Today, we chat with Natalie MacLean regarding her new book, and how her past has helped her pen her new book, Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much.
Book: Wine Witch on Fire: Rising from the Ashes of Divorce, Defamation, and Drinking Too Much
1:28 Natalie reflects on how she turned some of the hardest times in her life into an engaging memoir - instead of just a “misery dump”
6:00 Marcy asks Natalie about her “Twittergate” issue that is discussed in the book, and we learn about how Natalie has become a Copywrite Nerd!
8:10 Natalie highlights a lot of women winemakers in her memoir!
11:40 Natalie chats about social media management and content creation - it’s a lot of work!
12:22 The Companion Guide to the book entails: Book Club info, Wine info, discussion topics!
14:00 Natalie shares where she likes to visit when she comes to Sonoma County - Merry Edwards, La Crema, Pinos are her favorite!
15:55 Dry Extract - when wine is boiled down to its essence - this is what made her discover who she is at her core - and brought her closure with this book.
17:22 Natalie’s recommendation of what pairs
with catharsis: Pinot Noir - packed with flavor, it’s not heavy,
it’s a release, there’s no bitter aftertaste.
18:55 Natalie has her own podcast too, check it out! Unreserved Wine Talk (link below)
19:13 Be sure to check out her website for wine resources and other bonuses for buying her book through her website!
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