Amarone is a rich, luscious wine with a tremendous capacity for aging. Join Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Jo Cooke as he compares Dal Forno Amarones from 2002 and 1997. But be forewarned: these wines don't come cheap.
Posted: February 4, 2008
Angelo Gaja is best-known for his wines from Piedmont and, more recently, Montalcino. But he's also been making outstanding wines in Bolgheri since 2000. James Suckling sits down with Gaja to talk Tuscany and to find out why Angelo loves the region.
Posted: January 31, 2008
Rollin helped start Argyle Winery back in 1987, when Oregon was getting serious about wine. Since then, his wines have been on Wine Spectator's Top 100 list seven times. Meet Rollin, one of the most successful -and interesting- winemakers in Oregon.
Posted: January 28, 2008
Posted: January 25, 2008
Vietti has been making excellent Piedmont wines for two centuries. How does a winery change over time? And what remains the same? Get the answers from Luca Currado, Vietti's charming and talented owner-winemaker.
Posted: January 22, 2008
Michel Chapoutier and James Molesworth continue their discussion of Chapoutier's great Hermitage wines. The focus is now on the single-vineyard reds, L'Ermite and Le Pavillon, as well as food pairing.
Posted: January 17, 2008
Michel Chapoutier is one of the Rhone's most dynamic winemakers. Meet Michel and find out what makes his Hermitage whites so distinctive at this tasting with Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth during the 2007 Wine Experience.
Posted: January 14, 2008
Château Mouton-Rothschild is one of the top wineries in Bordeaux. What factors set Mouton's vineyards apart from its neighbors? To find out, join Philippe Dhalluin, Mouton's technical director, in the vineyard.
Posted: January 10, 2008
Giuseppe Mazzocolin of Felsina runs the family estate in Chianti Classico -- and he produces some of the region's top wines. Surrounded by the Sangiovese harvest, Giuseppe shares the rich heritage of Felsina, its vineyards and its people.
Posted: January 7, 2008
Anyone who met Philippine de Rothschild could understand why Château Mouton-Rothschild produces one of the world's most collectible and recognizable wines. The Baroness --and her wines-- will always be iconic and exceptional. Rest in peace, Baroness.
Posted: January 2, 2008
If you restrict bubblies to celebratory toasts, you’re missing out; they pair wonderfully with food. Get Bruce Sanderson’s pointers for pairing bubbly with each course, and you can transform the whole meal into a celebration.
Posted: December 26, 2007
What do you call a tasting with more than 250 top winemakers pouring their wines for 2,500 winelovers? We call it the Grand Tasting. Check out Wine Spectator's 2007 Grand Tasting, which kicked off the New York Wine Experience.
Posted: December 20, 2007
Four of our favorite chefs--Charlie Trotter, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Mario Batali--cooked up a treat at the New York Wine Experience in 2007. Each created a unique dish and paired it with two wines, one white and one red.
Posted: December 17, 2007
Posted: December 13, 2007
What should you expect from a great Brunello di Montalcino? How does Brunello mature? Learn the answers to these questions--and more--as James Suckling tastes a pair of Altesino Brunellos, one from 1997 and the other from 2001.
Posted: December 10, 2007
Posted: December 6, 2007
Posted: December 4, 2007
Mendoza is Argentina's best-known region and it makes textbook Malbec, which is Argentina's top varietal. Explore Argentina's Malbecs with Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth as he takes you to Mendoza -- and beyond.
Posted: December 3, 2007
Spain is the most exciting country for winelovers says Tom Matthews, executive editor of Wine Spectator. Learn more about Spanish wines with Tom and Miguel Torres, Jr. as they describe a pair of reds from two regions, Ribera del Duero and Priorat.
Posted: November 29, 2007
The final wine of the retrospective tasting may be the biggest. It's the luscious La Poja Amarone from Marilisa Allegrini. She describes the wine with James Suckling, who also concludes the tasting by revealing what he loves about Italian wines.
Posted: November 28, 2007
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