"This is a coast-to-coast toast to celebrate our own wine and food," MacLean said. "I think we can all drink to that."
For more information, visit www.nataliemaclean.com/canadian-wines .
…to turn reading into a contact sport with its Battle of the Books reality program. Natalie's new project takes a similar tack, collecting votes until May 20 at which point the wine with the most votes from each region of Canada will take on the others in a final showdown, to be determined by the wisdom of the crowd on June 2.
**** - " Winemaker Ann Sperling calls this organic and biodynamic white a New World style of Chardonnay. It certainly has the fruit-forward character that this description generally refers to — though maybe it's time to dispense with the Euro-centric New-Old World dichotomy, now that winemakers are making wine in both styles everywhere. Here you'll …
…15 publishing this story , whose bullet point is "[ Natalie's] reviews sometimes include the writer's name, but never the publication or a link." This became the central complaint against Natalie: that she was expropriating third party reviews without permission or citation. I did check this out at MacLean's website and verified for myself that she was using some of my reviews without identifying me. was one of the first to ask that Natalie…
l 'Affaire Natalie is shaping up into a Dreyfuss débâcle de nos jours. It has even been hailed by Californian Sommelier the HoseMaster (below) as "the best scandal of 2012″ in a crowded field. Hose summed it up as Canadian wino Natalie MacLean daring to "use dull and virtually interchangeable wine reviews from wine experts on [...]
What a shocker it was when Canadian wine writer Natalie Maclean found herself accused of being a content thief on Palate Press . It will take you hour upon hour just to wade through all the comments.
Too many writers and critics out there? Well, our beloved fruit of the vine, work of human hands certainly does not need this style of writing.
Speak about writing, the three J's have recently released "".
This book by, …
…those who read it on MacLean's website thinking it might have been authored by MacLean herself - justifiably upset. So what comes next isn't the most balanced take on the scandal (but you've figured that one out for yourself already).
I can actually think of one defense for Natalie, which is that she has promised to rectify the improper attributions. But that doesn't make right what she's already done, which is nearly tantamount to stealing the work of other people. …
The crucifiction of Canadian wine critic Natalie MacLean (below) this Christmas by the Sanhedrin of sniffers and sippers leaves a nasty taste in the mouth. Her crime? Deleting attribution from tasting notes posted on her website. Which doesn't gel here in the Beautiful South, as no one cares what you say about wine, just who [...]
Our friends at Thehave posted an article named: " Natalie MacLean: World's Best or Content Thief?" They dive straight into some issues with Natalie's publication that looks at the high probability of her stealing the content of others to build her profits. Here's a snip: Her website offers a paid " Magnum Membership" [...]
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Canadian wine critic Natalie MacLean has denied offering wine reviews in return for website subscriptions, but has promised to fully reference third-party reviews amid growing scrutiny of her practices.