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Wine writer plagiarism http://ht.ly/gt5Fn

Online wine writer feels wrath of grape lover
Published on Tuesday January 01, 2013
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Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS Wine expert Natalie MacLean displays wines that match vegetables and fruits at her home in Ottawa in this 2008 photograph.
Nancy J. White
Life Reporter
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An Ottawa wine writer used reviews from other writers on her website without properly crediting them. And as if that’s not ripe enough, a U.S. online wine magazine says she requires some wineries to buy a subscription to her website before she’ll review their wines.

Call it a tempest in a wine bottle. Writer Natalie MacLean has uncorked a debate about journalism etiquette and ethics online and touched off an oenophilic flap that’s produced underlying acidity and a bitter aftertaste in the usually genteel subculture.

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