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Behind each great wine list is a great sommelier. Meet Eric Zillier, the wine director at Alto in NYC, and learn how he became a somm and the qualities of a great list. BTW, Alto holds Wine Spectator's highest honor, the Grand Award.
Posted: July 7, 2009
Harvey Steiman has fired up his grill and is looking for a great wine pairing with lamb, chicken and veggies so he grabs a red Zinfandel and explains why it works. (Warning! You may want to bring your own hot mitt.)
Posted: June 30, 2009
With less than 700 vineyard acres, the Red Mountain AVA in Washington's Yakima Valley may be a small region, but its red wines score big. Join Harvey Steiman as he introduces you to the region and its winemakers.
Posted: June 23, 2009
What do you do for a 2nd act after founding and selling Rosemount, one of Australia's most recognized wineries? Bob Oatley, his son Sandy and long-time winemaker Chris Hancock decided to reimagine Aussie wine. Meet Bob and Sandy.
Posted: June 16, 2009
Bright, crisp and refreshing, roses are perfect for summer drinking. But why is Provence perfect for rose and how are the wines made? Get to the heart of the matter with a trio of wine people from Provence.
Posted: June 9, 2009
What makes New Zealand's wines so mouthwatering? To find out, watch this mini-primer with Harvey Steiman. He describes some key regions, climates and styles as he tastes a pair of New Zealand's iconic varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Posted: May 26, 2009
In 2009, the Wine Spectator Grand Tour gave winelovers in three cities -- Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Chicago -- a chance to taste hundreds of wines and meet many winemakers and winery owners. Join Dana Nigro at the event in Atlantic City.
Posted: May 19, 2009
Clos de Vougeot is Burgundy's biggest Grand Cru and it has some 80 different winegrowers, making it a complex appellation. Join Bruce Sanderson as he decodes Vougeot and shares a couple of his favorite Pinots from the vineyard.
Posted: May 12, 2009
Chile's newer growing areas are in cool coastal regions. And with this, the newest grape varietals are cool-climate reds such as Pinot Noir and Syrah. Join James Molesworth as he discusses a pair of Chile's hottest cool varietals.
Posted: April 28, 2009
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Posted: April 21, 2009
The image usually associated with a biodynamic vineyard a fairly small, quaint swath of green. In southern France, Domaine Cazes is demonstrating that biodynamic viticulture can work on a large scale.
Posted: April 21, 2009
Why does James Molesworth recommend Chenin Blanc from South Africa? What are the main styles to look for? And why do they offer such great value? To find out, join James as he tastes a pair of Chenins.
Posted: April 14, 2009
Bad economy or bull market, scoring a good wine at a great price is a favorite pursuit of many winelovers. In this video, the Wine Spectator team shares some of their favorite tips for buying wine without emptying your wallet.
Posted: April 7, 2009
When he was on a grade school field trip, Silverado Vineyards general manager Russ Weiss had his first AHA wine moment and decided that he wanted to be a winemaker when he grew up. Watch the video for Russ' story (and, yes, it involves a bike).
Posted: March 31, 2009
Kevin Buckler is fast. As an owner of The Racer's Group, he's been the Porsche World Cup Champion. As an owner of Adobe Road, Kevin hit the trifecta--90+pts with his '05 Cab, Zin and Syrah--in his 6th vintage. Here, Kevin talks car racing and Syrah.
Posted: March 24, 2009
How do top restaurants approach wine and food pairing? Visit DANIEL in NYC, where Chef Boulud and Wine Director Johnnes match Sea Scallops and Porcini with a wine from Burgundy. The pairing might surprise you... Also, see DANIEL, Part 1: The Dish.
Posted: March 17, 2009
Join Daniel Boulud in the kitchen at DANIEL, one of the top restaurants in NYC, as he prepares Sea Scallops with Porcini. The dish reflects Boulud's creative approach to classic cuisine. See also Part 2: The Pairing.
Posted: March 10, 2009
How has Bordeaux followed up on the legendary '05s? James Suckling scored the 2006 vintage 90 points overall. Meet the winemakers as they describe the growing season, their wines and when they'll be ready to drink.
Posted: March 3, 2009
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