What should you look for in wines made from America's own grape? And what are the different styles of Zinfandel? Join Tim Fish and Al Perry, winemaker at Robert Biale, as they taste an old vine Zin from Monte Rosso vineyard in Sonoma.
Posted: June 30, 2008
What makes Washington the "Tweener State" for growing grapes? Get some insights from Chris Upchurch of DeLille Cellars, located in Woodinville. He also talks terroir and describes the factors that makes a single vineyard wine stand out from a blend.
Posted: June 23, 2008
Robert Mondavi, visionary winemaker and brilliant marketer, helped lead California wine to international prominence. Outspoken, energetic and charismatic, he became one of the most influential and admired winemakers in the world.
Posted: June 18, 2008
Posted: June 16, 2008
Compare two styles of Califorina Chardonnay with Wine Spectator's Jim Laube. One is fermented in stainless steel and focuses on the "naked fruit." Learn how the two wines are different. (Correction: the Kistler was $75 on release, not $42. Darn.)
Posted: June 12, 2008
Piero Antinori helped bring Tuscan wines to prominence and built the family wine business into a small empire. But how do you pass it on to your children? Piero's plan is firmly in place -- meet the next generation with James Suckling.
Posted: June 9, 2008
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Posted: May 29, 2008
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc may be your favorite California whites, but you're missing out on a world of taste if you haven't tried CA's other white wines. Wine Spectator tasting coordinator MaryAnn Worobiec shares a couple of her recent finds.
Posted: May 27, 2008
In the area of present-day Israel, vineyards have been cultivated for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until new investments in the 1980s that Israel’s wines began showing their true potential. Join Kim Marcus as he tastes two of his favorites.
Posted: May 22, 2008
You want richly flavored wines from a top vintage that can be savored now or cellared? And you want great values? This is what you’ll find among Austria's 2006 Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners. Join Kim Marcus as he tastes a pair of his favorites.
Posted: May 15, 2008
2005 brought a long, warm summer to the Loire and an extra touch of ripeness to the region's red wines. Learn about Cabernet Franc and its key growing areas around the ancient city of Tours with James Molesworth.
Posted: May 12, 2008
Sample a great wine. Meet the winemaker. Discuss the vintage or style or flavors. Repeat. Repeat again, many times. This is what makes Wine Spectator's Grand Tour such a grand tasting. Watch this video to see--or relive--the 2008 NY Grand Tour.
Posted: May 8, 2008
If you love Pinot Noir, you should know about the Central Otago region in New Zealand. Join Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter as he describes the region and defines pinocity, the essential character that he looks for in Pinot Noir.
Posted: May 5, 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon has been Chile’s strong suit, but white varietals from new coastal vineyards are coming on strong. Learn about Chile’s white styles with James Molesworth as he tastes a Vina Montes Sauvignon Blanc and a Vina Maycas Chardonnay.
Posted: May 1, 2008
Posted: April 28, 2008
Bruce Sanderson has called Burgundy’s 2005 vintage the “best in a generation.” Although prices are stratospheric, you can find super values, if you know where to look. Join Bruce as he tastes a pair of Pinots that cost $30 a bottle.
Posted: April 24, 2008
The star of blockbuster movies, including Jurassic Park and The Hunt for Red October, actor Sam Neill is gaining recognition for his role as winery owner and Pinot lover. Meet Sam as he describes his winery, Two Paddocks, located in New Zealand.
Posted: April 21, 2008
You don't need to spend a fortune to get a tasty California wine, especially if you venture off the well-trodden Chardonnay-Cabernet Sauvignon path. Join Jim Laube as he tastes a "kitchen sink" blend of white varietals and a big Petite Sirah.
Posted: April 17, 2008
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