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Ripe Loire Reds

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  

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Grand Tour '08

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  

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New Zealand Pinot

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  

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Chile Refreshes

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  

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HowTo: Taste Red

How can you taste red wine like a pro? Why should you swirl? What flavors should you look for? To get the answers to these questions --and more-- watch HowTo: Taste Red Wine from Wine Spectator.

Posted: April 28, 2008  

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Burgundy Values

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  

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Jurassic Pinot

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  

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California Values

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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Field Trip: S America

Follow James Molesworth on his trip through South America where he visited the top winemakers of Chile and Argentina. He focused on the vineyards, old and new, and keeping his camera steady.

Posted: April 14, 2008  

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Pair Chardonnay

Looking for a great Chardonnay pairing? Go to a Grand Award-winning restaurant and work with the sommelier and the chef. Watch the talented team at CRU restaurant in New York pair a complex white Burgundy with a flavorful fish.

Posted: April 10, 2008  

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Chardonnay Styles

Chardonnay is America's favorite grape, but that doesn't mean all Chardonnays are the same. Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson tastes two top Chardonnays --one from Burgundy and one from Sonoma-- to show how climate and soils influence the varietal.

Posted: April 7, 2008  

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Draper on Cab

What makes California Cabernet great? And when are these wines less than great? Get answers from one of California’s trailblazing winemakers, Paul Draper of Ridge Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains high above Silicon Valley.

Posted: April 3, 2008  

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Smith Rocks

Catch up with the dynamic owners of Smith Haut-Lafitte, Florence and Daniel Cathiard. Whether bicycling through the rocky vineyards or talking in the kitchen, all their energies go into making their flagship red and one of Bordeaux's best whites.

Posted: March 31, 2008  

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Pinot Vision

Bitten by the Burgundy bug at an early age, Mac McDonald dreamed of making complex Pinots. He is now living his dream as the proud owner and winemaker of Vision Cellars in Sonoma County. Meet Mac.

Posted: March 27, 2008  

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Mouton Winery

Mouton's technical director Philippe Dhalluin takes you into the winery where he addresses questions such as: How does a top chateau translate quality from the vineyard into its wine? And how are the blends chosen?

Posted: March 24, 2008  

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Long Island Idyll

How do you go about starting a winery? And what are some of the factors to consider? These are some of the questions answered by Michael Lynne, owner of Bedell Cellars on Long Island – and executive producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Posted: March 20, 2008  

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Pontet-Canet: Golf-Cart Tour, Serious Wine

A golf-cart tour of a Bordeaux château?! It's obvious that Pontet-Canet proprietor Alfred Tesseron enjoys life -- even as he works tirelessly to make his fifth-growth Pauillac estate equal in quality to its first-growth neighbors.

Posted: March 17, 2008  

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100-Point Tuscan

What makes a wine perfect? Join Wine Spectator's James Suckling as he talks with Cinzia Merli at Le Macchiole, her winery in Bolgheri. They taste and describe Le Macchiole's 2004 Messorio, a 100% Merlot that James rated a perfect 100.

Posted: March 13, 2008  

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Pairing S. Africa

Get a taste of South Africa's new wave wines as James Molesworth sits down with Brett Curtin, the owner of Xai Xai Winebar, a South African restaurant in New York City, to taste and pair a couple wines with traditional dishes.

Posted: March 6, 2008  

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Antinori Tignanello

Tignanello is one of Tuscany's most important wines. With this blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Piero Antinori reached a new level of quality. Join James Suckling and Piero as they discuss Tignanello and taste the stunning 2004.

Posted: March 3, 2008  

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