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|Member Since||September 26, 2021|
|Branch Affiliation||National Capital Region|
|Bio||Natalie MacLean teaches popular online wine and food pairing classes at www.nataliemaclean.com. She’s the host of the New York Times recommended podcast, Unreserved Wine Talk. Natalie was named the World’s Best Drinks Journalist, and 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. Natalie has also won six awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Both of her books, Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass and Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines were selected as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year. Her columns have appeared in more than sixty newspapers and magazines. She’s the regular expert on several television breakfast shows. She and her team of influencers have 550,000 followers on social media. More than 3.2 million thirsty fans rely on her site for buying recommendations. A Rhodes Scholarship finalist, she studied nineteenth-century English literature at Oxford University in England, earned an Honors Bachelor of Public Relations at MSVU and graduated with distinction from the Western’s MBA program. She’s currently working on a memoir that goes behind the scenes of the wine industry in a deeply personal story of a woman who, despite the crumbling of her twenty-year marriage, an onslaught of sexist attacks from male colleagues, and crippling self-doubt, manages to find her way back to herself, to her career and to love.|