Natalie's Speaking Schedule

Here are the upcoming events where Natalie will be speaking, reading from her book or hosting a chat group or blog session. Some details will be filled in closer to the event and new events will be added regularly. All events are open to the public, including those hosted by wine and book clubs, except where noted. If you'd like to request that Natalie speak at your event or be a guest on a blog, please use this form. If you have an events page on your own web site, newsletter and print column, I hope you'll consider including these events in your listing. If you'd like to watch Natalie speaking click here.


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Natalie will deliver a keynote address at Wine South 2006 held Saturday, September 16 at 11:30 am at the Gwinnett Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In her session, Do Wine Critics and Their Scores Have Too Much Power?, Natalie explodes the myths of whether wine critics are too powerful and how to interpret their scores so that you can buy better tasting, cheaper wines. Laced with her trademark humor and insight, Natalie will also look at the famous feud between Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker that illuminates the differences between critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Attendees will taste six to eight wines rated in the 85 to 95 range to see if they agree with the scores. After the session, Natalie will be available to sign copies of her new book, which will be on sale. Admission is $30 advance tickets/$35 at the door (if tickets are still available). For information, call 678-985-9494, e-mail winesouth@aol.com or visit http://www.winesouth.com/seminars.htm.

A reading and wine tasting will be held Monday, September 18 at 8 pm at Books & Books at 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables in Miami, Florida. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is free. For information, call 305-442-4408, e-mail books296@aol.com or visit http://booksandbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp.

A book and wine tasting will be held September 19 at Appellation Wine & Spirits wine store at 156 Tenth Avenue in New York, New York. Natalie will be reading from her book and conducting a wine tasting. Admission is . For information, call 212-741-9474, e-mail infoappellationnyc.com or visit http://www.appellationnyc.com/events.php?.

A reading and wine tasting will be held September 20 at 7:00 pm at The Book Cellar at 4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, IL. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is free. For information, call at 773-293-2665, e-mail words@bookcellarinc.com or visit http://www.bookcellarinc.com/events.php.

A reading and wine tasting will be held September 22 at 12:30 pm at Cody's Books at 2 Stockton Street in San Francisco, California. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is free. For information, call 415-773-0444, e-mail info@codysbooks.com or visit http://www.codysbooks.com.

A reading and wine tasting conducted by Natalie will be held September 24 at 7:00 pm at Book Passage Bookstore at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd in Corte Madera, California. Admission is free. For information, call 415-927-0960 or visit http://www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/oop/click_ord/viewevent.html?sid=1260.

Natalie's book will be on sale through Chapters at La Vendemmia September 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Preston Street in Ottawa, Ontario. Since 1997, La Vendemmia has been Ottawa's celebration of Italian wine and food held in the heart of Little Italy. Natalie will sign copies of her book for attendees from 3-4 p.m. For tickets, call 613-715-9399 or e-mail lavendemmia@prestonstreet.com or visit http://www.prestonstreet.com/lavendemmia.

A book reading, signing and wine tasting will be held September 26 at 7:00pm at Albany Books in Delta, BC. Details to be confirmed closer to the date. Admission is free. For information, call at 604-943-2293, e-mail or visit http://www.albanybooks.com.

A reading and tasting will be hosted by Albany Books Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm at the Mud Bay Wine Store, 1227 56th Street in Delta, British Columbia. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She will also conduct an informal wine tasting. Admission is free. For information, call 604-943-2293 or visit http://www.albanybooks.com.

A reading and tasting will be held Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 pm at Barbara-Jo's Cookbooks at 1740 West 2nd Avenue in Vancouver, British Columbia. Natalie will read from her book. A copy of the book is included with the ticket and Natalie will sign copies after the session. She will also host an informal wine tasting. For information and to buy tickets ($55), call 604-688-6755, e-mail bookcook@intergate.ca or visit http://www.bookstocooks.com/page120.htm.

will be held September 27 at 7:00pm at Barbara Jo's Books to Cooks in Vancouver, British Columbia. Details to be confirmed closer to the date. Admission is . For information, call at 604-688-6755, e-mail or visit http://www.bookstocooks.com/page193.htm.

A reading and tasting will be held Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm at the British Columbia Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop at 1304 Ellis Street in Kelowna, British Columbia. In her session, Do Wine Critics and Their Scores Have Too Much Power?, Natalie explodes the myths of whether wine critics are too powerful and how to interpret their scores so that you can buy better tasting, cheaper wines. Laced with her trademark humor and insight, Natalie will also look at the famous feud between Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker that illuminates the differences between critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Attendees will taste six to eight wines rated in the 85 to 95 range to see if they agree with the scores. After the session, Natalie will be available to sign copies of her new book, which will be on sale. (Natalie will also be chatting with host Ryan Watters on Sun FM radio at 4 p.m. that day.) Admission is $40/$35 for Kelowna Museum members. For information, call 250-868-0441, e-mail wine@kelownamuseum.ca or visit http://www.kelownamuseum.ca.

A reading and tasting with the Opimian Society will be held October 2 at XX pm in Calgary, Alberta. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is TBD. For information, call at -, e-mail or visit http://www.opim.ca.

A reading and tasting hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers at 120 8th Avenue SW will be held Monday, October 2 at 7 pm in Calgary, Alberta. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is TBD. For information, call at 403-538-1797, e-mail info@calgary.mcnallyrobinson.ca or visit http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com. Natalie's book is available from McNally Robinson here.

A reading and tasting will be held Thursday, October 5 at 7 pm at Chapters Bayers Lake Power Centre, 188 Chain Lake Drive in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She will also conduct an informal wine tasting. Admission is free. For information, call 902-450-1023 or visit http://chapters.indigo.ca. Natalie's book is available from Chapters here.

A reading, 5-course dinner and tasting with the Opimian Society will be held Friday, October 6 at the Chef's Room at 1741 Grafton Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Natalie will read from her book on the topic of 'Do wine critics and their scores have too much power?' and sign copies for attendees. Admission is $95 per person for members and the first guest, $105 for each addtional guest. A complimentary copy of the book is included in the ticket. For information, contact Carmichael Wallace at opimian@ns.sympatico.ca or visit http://www.opim.ca.

A reading with the University of Toronto Bookstore Reading Series at the Faculty Club (41 Willcocks Avenue), Upper Dining Room will be held Monday, October 16 at 7:30 pm in Toronto, Ontario. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. Wine is available downstairs in The Pub. Admission is free. For information, contact 416-640-5836, e-mail events@uoftbookstore.com or visit http://events.uoftbookstore.com/2006/08/14/red-white-and-drunk-all-over.

Natalie will be speaking briefly at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Fine Wine Festival gala dinner Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 pm at The Carlu 444 Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario. This is the largest fundraising effort for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and its outreach education programs. Natalie is the Honorary Wine Chair for this year's festival, which also includes a live auction and party wine tasting. Please consider donating wine (for a healthy tax receipt) to this year's auction and attending the auction to bid (or call in your bid in advance).

At the gala dinner, enjoy the finest gourmet dining, wine and performances by Toronto Symphony Orchestra musicians at the elegant Carlu (Round Room), restored to its original 1930s splendor with a hand-painted mural masterpiece and famous Lalique crystal fountain. The evening will include a silent and live auction offering decadent trips, hotel getaways and other intriguing items. Admission is $300 per person. Corporate tables are also available. Natalie will be available to sign copies of her book after the dinner. Several personally signed copies of her book, as well as a bottle of fine wine from her own cellar will be included in the silent auction. For information, call 416-593-7769 ext. 358 or Ticketmaster at 416-870-8000, e-mail finewinefestival@tso.ca or visit http://www.finewinefestival.com/winefestival/events/index.htm.

A reading and tasting will be held October 19 at 7pm at Chapters at 47 Rideau Street in Ottawa, Ontario. Natalie will be reading from her book and signing copies for attendees afterwards. She will also be hosting an informal wine tasting. Admission is free. For information, call or visit http://www.chapters.indigo.ca. Natalie's book is available from Chapters here.

Natalie will be at the Ottawa Wine and Food Show Saturday, November 4 at the Ottawa Congress Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. In her session from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, Do Wine Critics and Their Scores Have Too Much Power?, Natalie explodes the myths of whether wine critics are too powerful and how to interpret their scores so that you can buy better tasting, cheaper wines. Laced with her trademark humor and insight, Natalie will also look at the famous feud between Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker that illuminates the differences between critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Attendees will taste six to eight wines rated in the 85 to 95 range to see if they agree with the scores. Afterwards, Natalie will be available to sign copies of her new book, which will be on sale. Throughout the afternoon the books will be for sale courtesy of the Nicholas Hoare bookstore at the Ottawa Magazine booth on the show floor. Natalie will be available to sign copies from noon to 2pm and again from 4-5pm at the Ottawa Magazine booth on the show floor. To buy tickets ($20) for Natalie's session at 2:30 pm, contact James Bertrand at james.bertrand@nelligan.ca. For information about the Ottawa Wine and Food Show, call Ticketmaster at 613-755-1111 or visit http://www.playerexpo.com/WineShow/index.htm. Admission at the door is $15. For information about Nicholas Hoare at 419 Sussex Drive, call 613-562-2665 or visit http://www.nicholashoare.com.

Natalie will be reading and hosting a wine tasting Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Details to be confirmed closer to the date.

A multi-course dinner and wine tasting with the Opimian Society will be held November 14 at Juniper on 1293 Wellington Street in Ottawa, Ontario. Natalie will be speaking to the group and sign copies for attendees. A copy of the book will be included in the ticket price. More copies will also be on sale for holiday shopping. Admission is $100 per member and first guest; $110 per additional guest. For information, contact Wayne Selci at wayne.selci@sympatico.ca or visit http://www.opim.ca.

A reading and tasting will be hosted by The Savvy Grapes November 16 at the Nicholas Hoare book store at 419 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is $59 ($55 for designated drivers). For information, contact Debbie Trenholm at debbie@thesavvygrapes.com, call 613-851-1785 or visit www.thesavvygrapes.com.

A reading and book signing will be held in November 21 at 5 pm at Indigo on 259 Princess Street in Kingston, Ontario. Natalie will be reading from her book and signing copies for attendees afterwards. Admission is free. For information, visit http://www.chapters.indigo.ca. Natalie's book is available from Chapters here.

A reading and tasting will be held in Nov. TBD at 111 Queen Street East with the Toronto Verity Book Club and Wine Club in Toronto, Ontario. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is TBD. For information, call 416-368-6006, e-mail or visit http://www.verity.ca.

A reading and tasting with the Opimian Society will be held Friday, November 24 at 7:00 pm in Toronto, Ontario. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is $95 for members and $105 for non-members. For information contact Anne Walby at anne@opim.ca, or visit http://www.opim.ca.

Natalie will be speaking at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard on Saturday, November 25 from 1:30-3 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In her session, Do Wine Critics and Their Scores Have Too Much Power?, Natalie explodes the myths of whether wine critics are too powerful and how to interpret their scores so that you can buy better tasting, cheaper wines. Laced with her trademark humor and insight, Natalie will also look at the famous feud between Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker that illuminates the differences between critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Attendees will taste six wines rated in the 85 to 95 range to see if they agree with the scores. Attendees will get a personally signed copy of Natalie's book as part of their ticket price. Those who wish to buy more books for their holiday shopping can do so at the Wine Establishment's booth on the show floor, where Natalie will be available to sign them after her session. Tickets for the session are $75 which includes general addmission to the Expo. For information, call 1-866-414-0454, x 311, e-mail info@foodandwineshow.ca or visit http://www.foodandwineshow.ca/events.

A reading and wine tasting will be held Thursday, November 30 at 7:30pm in Bon Appetit Cookbooks store at 388 Victoria Avenue in Westmount (Montreal), Quebec. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission of $35 includes a copy of her book. Natalie will sign copies of any additional books attendees would like to buy as holiday gifts.For information, please call 514-369-2002, e-mail bonappetitcookbooks@bellnet.ca or visit <Bon Appetit.

Eclectic Salon will be held February 07 at 6-8 pm at Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit in New York, NY. At Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit, we host an event series called the Eclectic Salon, bringing together people, ideas and wine in our large loft-like retail wine shop. Typically these events include an informal wine tasting, a brief reading/Q&A, and an opportunity for author to sign/sell books. Events are free to public; invitations sent to our 4000+ people mailing list of opted-in customers and advance publicity is done in listings/calendars of local NYC press (Time Out NY, The New Yorker, etc.). Admission is free. For information, call Nancy Doyle at 212-929-2323, e-mail nancy@bottlerocketwine.com or visit http://www.bottlerocketwine.com/news.php.

Lecture- wine tasting will be held March 24 at 7:00PM at To be discussed in St. John's, Newfoundland. The objective of this event is educate the public and wine aficionados. A group of 50 people, hosted at one of the local hotes. Taste a selection of spanish wines, white and reds. The topic could be Do Wine Critics and Their Scores have too much power? or open to any other topic suggested?

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A reading and wine tasting will be held May 10 at 7 pm at The Book Room at 1546 Barrington Street in Halifax, NS. Natalie will read from her book and sign copies for attendees. She'll also host an informal wine tasting. Admission is free. For information, call 902-423-8271, e-mail debbie@bookroom.ca or visit http://www.bookroom.ca.

Culinary Events will be held September 05 at 7 pm at Idlewyld Inn in London, Ontario. We are London's only historic boutique hotel & fine dining. We have monthly culinary events at the Idlewyld Inn and our wine events are very successful ~ we would love to have Natalie host one of these events along with a book signing ~ further details can be discussed with Natalie's interest. Thank you, Christine Admission is unknown. For information, call Christine Kropp at 519-433-2891 x117, e-mail ckropp@idlewyldinn.com or visit http://www.idlewyldinn.com.

Natalie MacLean will host a reading and wine tasting Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at the Indigo bookstore in the Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West, in Toronto, Ontario. Natalie will be reading from her book and leading a casual wine-and-food pairing session featuring the five toughest foods on wine: vegetables, cheese, spicy dishes, take-out and chocolate. Afterwards, she’ll sign copies for attendees who want to buy them for themselves and as holiday gifts. Admission is free, but you must reserve your spot. To confirm, please e-mail Ryan Roguski at rroguski@indigo.ca.

Natalie MacLean will host a reading and wine tasting on Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Pinecrest Chapters/Indigo at 2735 Iris Street in Ottawa, ON. Natalie will be reading from her book and leading a casual wine-and-food pairing session featuring the five toughest foods on wine: vegetables, cheese, spicy dishes, take-out and chocolate. Afterwards, she’ll sign copies for attendees who want to buy them for themselves and as holiday gifts. Admission is free, but you must reserve your spot. To confirm, please e-mail Patti Northcott at pnorthcott@indigo.ca.

Natalie MacLean will be signing copies of her book November 3 from 1 pm - 3 pm at Ottawa Congress Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Natalie MacLean will be signing copies of Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass at the Ottawa Wine Show in the Ottawa Congress Centre on Saturday, November 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet her at the Coles Books booth near the demonstration kitchen. For more information, visit http://www.playerexpo.com/wineshow.

Shores of Erie International Wine Festival will be held September 06 at 2pm at Amherstburg, ON /Fort Malden National HIstoric Site of Canada in Amherstburg, ON. Our event runs from September 4-7, 2008. We feature a concert on Thursday evening (last year Cowboy Junkies and Ron Sexsmith) and Friday through Sunday we operate a wine festival featuring the 13 wineries of the Lake Erie North Shore. We also have 23 restaurant participants and a demo kitchen along with entertainment Admission is $13. For information, call Kelly O''rourke at 519-730-1001, e-mail info@soewinefestival.com or visit http://www.soewinefestival.com.

13 strings chamber orchestra wine tasting event will be held September 25 at 1830 at stornaway(home of stephan dion leader of the opposition in rockcliffe, ottawa, ontario. A wine-tasting event, this is a fundraiser for 13 strings chamber orchestra. about 60 people will attend. the entire event will last about two hours, with the orchestra performing a small concert.(Natalie, I interviewed you a couple of years ago for CBC Radio here in Ottawa). Admission is $125.00 per person. Proceeds go to 13 strings is a charitable organization, ottawa''s oldest chamber orchestra, entering its 34th season. A large component of the orchestra''s mandate is to mentor young musicians of the National Capital Region. For information, call Rob Clipperton at 613-698-8276, e-mail rgclip@hotmail.com or visit http://.

Join LCBO Product Consultant, Kent Currie, as he leads you through his selection of the best picks from the November 8 Vintages release at the Ottawa Wine Show in Ottawa, Ontario on November 8 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. You can then buy the ones you like through the LCBO booth in the Wine and Food Show. The National Capital Sommelier Guild regularly conducts Vintages pre-release tastings (VPRs). They provide an opportunity to sample a select number of wines to be released by Vintages on the following Saturday. The wines are always tasted blind, allowing the quality of each to shine through without the distortions that often result from knowing the producer’s reputation and/or the price range. VPRs provide an opportunity to discover well-made inexpensive wines, little-known and often ignored wines, wines that offer an exceptional price/quality relationship, and, to the greatest extent possible, more expensive, highly reputed wines that most would not experience otherwise. Admission is $26.25. To reserve your ticket, e-mail jay.hunt@sommelierguild.com or visit http://www.playerexpo.com/tutored_tastings.php.

LoveToKnow Interview will be held December 20 at n/a at n/a in n/a, n/a. Hi Natalie, you''ve done an interview previously with LoveToKnow''s wine channel and we were wondering if you would answer a few questions for us again. Please email me at suelynncarty@yahoo.com to let us know. Thanks! Admission is free. For information, call Sue lynn Carty at 231-5579184, e-mail suelynncarty@yahoo.com or visit http://wine.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Main_Page.