Karen MacNeil on “The Wine Bible”

Welcome Karen:

We’re joined on the Starline by a James Beard Award winning professional. She’s a speaker, consultant, author, journalist, wine educator and one of the top wine professionals in the US. Her latest project is the 3rd edition of “The Wine Bible”. We welcome Karen MacNeil.

Karen, let’s go Beyond the Mic. What’s your best kept secret of wine?

In “The Wine Bible”, you take us on a whirlwind tour of everywhere vino. How hard is it to limit the amount of words you can talk about an area? For example, the developing wineries in Texas make $13.1 billion of economic impact for the state but get a mere page. How hard is it to compact all this great stuff into one book?

When did you know your palate was perfect for noticing the distinct tastes of wine? How did your wine love grow?

Karen, what is the perfect type of wine for the holidays?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Least expensive bottle of wine you ever enjoyed?

2. Best thing about your dog Max?

3. Which actress would play you if a movie was made about your life?

4. Most underrated wine in your mind?

5. How many bottles of wine have you sampled in your life and how many do you store at your home?

6. Favorite cheese to pair with wine?

7. Who is the most underrated person in wine right now?

8. Best place in Napa to just think?

The Back Half with:

How hard is it to keep the Wine Bible updated with things changing for example the Glass fire in California changing and destroying so many places?

One Big Question:

How did the pandemic change the way you looked at the world and the joys of sharing a bottle of wine with friends?

Where can people find you online?

And they can also join your newsletter.

The Wrap:

She enjoys triple crème cheese from France with wine, would love Nicole Kidman to play her in a movie and once enjoyed an 89 cent Bulgarian Red. She wants you to buy “The Wine Bible”. Karen MacNeil thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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