Sunday, October 2, 2011

Natalie MacLean's Unquenchable!

From The Nat Decants Newsletter: 

I'm so excited about the amazing cross-country tour Random House/Doubleday has planned for the launch of my second bookUnquenchable

There are events planned across the country ... all of them include wine tasting and some amusing stories from the book: Vancouver, Okanagan, Whistler, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Niagara, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John's

Tickets went on sale yesterday and are going very quickly. I hope you'll join me at one of these events ... there are others planned across the country as well.

Unquenchable has now been #1 wine book on Amazon for three weeks thanks to your pre-orders.

Today's wine picks feature terrific pinot noir and riesling for turkey dinner, as well as a wide selection of buttery-great chardonnays and one of the funniest wine labels I've seen that's also a tasty red wine.

To help you get ready for Thanksgiving next weekend, I've also posted my top five tips on choosing gobbling good wines!    

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Hi BC Wineries friends, may have seen on Twitter that Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas (@danalbas) is introducing a Private Members Bill next week to amend the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act. The IILA is the 1928 post-prohibition federal law that prevents wineries  from shipping directly to their customers in other provinces (see Mark Hicken's and for more detailed info). In fact, it could be introduced as early as Monday.

   Throughout the bid process for the North American Wine Bloggers Conference (June 7-9, 2013 in Penticton, save the dates!) Dan and I had several conversations about the IILA and I know he's been in touch with a number of organizations, including the BC Wine Institute and the Alliance of Canadian Wine Consumers.

 Public support will be needed in order to change this legislation, and Dan has asked me to spearhead a social media blitz (this shouldn't surprise anyone, should it??).

 On Twitter, please follow Dan @danalbas and myself @allisonmmarkin, and tag your tweets #freemygrapes for info and to join the conversation. There will be a Facebook presence up shortly as well.

 I'll be providing an update on WBC 2013 at the next Eat.Drink.Tweet. event, and hopefully there will be some good news to report on the ILLA front.


 Allison [Markin]




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