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Natalie Maclean’s Wine Newsletter

The first one of the year is out with some information on wine books etc.. I will be back with another post tomorrow. Click on the title to see it. Have a great day!

AFP: Fickle weather worries French wine growers

A good reason you don’t find too many Bordeaux wines at 10-11% alcohol by volume anymore. Warm temperatures and dry summers increase the sugars in the grape which when fermented result in higher alcohol. Here is the drawback though. Grapes that mature quickly lose their acidity which gives the wine that balance. Here are how […]

Wines for the Top 10 Tough-To-Buy-For People on Your Holiday List

November 18, 2010 — “Wine is one of the few presents that makes both the giver and the receiver look good,” says Natalie MacLean, the red-nosed e-sommelier behind, Canada’s largest wine web site. “You look like you spent a bundle on the gift (even if you didn’t) and the recipients are happy that you […]

Wine Review: Powerful table wines – Telegraph

Here is a nice short article on big table wines and a tip on getting the best bottle of wine for your Christmas holiday in the last paragraph. Click on the title to link up.

Cabernet Franc Picking Time in Niagara

A great article on when the grape is ready to be picked. This is taken from the Ste.Catherines Ontario newspaper. Click on the title for the link.

Wine Etc.: Sampling wines from Spain’s Rioja Alta region • Food and Wine ( – The Capital)

Here is a good spot to read on some Spanish wines and wines in general. Click on the title for the link.

The Vine Guy: The diversity of Chilean wines | Washington Examiner

In celebration of the Chilean miners rescue a post on Chilean Wines. Well done Chile!!

Wonderful Chardonnay Wine Comes From Oregon And Jory Soil

Here is an interesting article on Chardonnays from Oregon. Real informative.

Exploring Lesser Known Grape Varieties

Here are some grape varieties you may never heard of. This site has some real good features on wines. Check it out to see if you know some of them.

A Good Post On Classic White Wine Grape Varieties

From Suite101 here are some classic white wine grapes and their characteristics.