23 April 2014

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Natalie MacLean

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…on the palate. Aromas of fleshy, ripe peach. Long finish. Drink 2012-2015". - Natalie Maclean, NatalieMaclean.com

**** - " 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 …

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG over 1 year ago.
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…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. Jancis Robinson was one of the first to ask that Natalie

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By Neil Pendock of Pendock Uncorked over 1 year ago.
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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 [...]

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By Wilf G.K of Wilf's Wine Press over 1 year ago.
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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 " Wine Grapes".

This book by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding

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By 1WineDude of 1 Wine Dude over 1 year ago.
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…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. …

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By Neil Pendock of Pendock Uncorked over 1 year ago.
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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 [...]

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By duanepem of over 1 year ago.
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Our friends at The Palate Press have posted an article named: " Natalie MacLean: World's Best Wine Writer 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" [...]

The post Natalie MacLean: The Controversy appeared first on WineFoot.com .

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On Wine News | Decanter over 1 year ago.
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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.

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By Dr. Vino of Dr Vino's wine blog over 1 year ago.
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CAUGHT : police have arrested a former employee for the recent destruction of six vintages of Soldera Brunello . A motive appears to be that he was not provided a "mini apartment" at the estate. [ Corriere della Sera ]

DECEIVED : Palate Press exposes a pattern of Natalie Maclean's taking other writers' tasting notes and placing them behind her paywall. Furor erupts both from writers and in the comments, where allegations of winery pay-to-play emerge. …

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US online wine magazine PalatePress.com has accused Canadian wine writer Natalie MacLean of copyright infringement on her website NatalieMacLean.com. MacLean, whose website boast over 145,000 members, publishes a paid for subscription newsletter offering "exclusive wine reviews" for US$2.10 a month. In addition to her own reviews, she includes reviews by professional wine writers often without attributing them to a publication or providing a link to the review, reports The Drinks Business.

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