Natalie Maclean has written a harrowing, heartfelt, and often hilarious account of the backlash she endured breaching the largely male-dominated world of wine writing. This highly personal odyssey is an eyes-wide-open take on betrayal, the insidious lure of addiction, and the sheer mettle required to rise above those seeking to cast a poisonous spell.
Rosa Harris, bestselling author of Boomerville
Wine wizard wordsmith, enchanting interviewer, battle-tested survivor, fierce mother, witty, wise — Natalie MacLean is the whole package. Sip a great wine while you savour her memoir.
Gus Clemens, wine columnist
In Wine Witch on Fire, Natalie MacLean takes us inside the compromised competitiveness of the wine industry, and the wildly unfair challenges faced by women who choose nobly to enter the profession only to be repelled by its male power base. She opens her heart with authenticity to the pain of love lost, the joy of discovering new love, and the endless questions of balancing parenting with being a working professional. Her love of language is a joyous counterpart to her love of viticulture.
Ken Goldstein, bestselling author of Endless Encores