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Year in Video: 2006

Since launching our first video in March, we've interviewed top winemakers, covered harvest and tasted a lot of wine. Look back over the year with Wine Spectator video director Gloria Maroti Frazee. You can find all our videos in the Video Vault.

Posted: January 2, 2007  

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Wine Auction!

Learn how to buy wine at auction with Wine Spectator auction correspondent Peter Meltzer, Zachys president Jeff Zacharia and auctioneer Ursula Hermacinski. It can be fun, nerve-wracking and a great investment.

Posted: December 21, 2006  

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Sabre Champagne

Using a sword is one way to open Champagne; just don't try it at home. Armando Pizzuti, the master sabreur at Royal Plantation in Jamaica, demonstrates his technique.

Posted: December 21, 2006  

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Champagne Label Lingo

It's much easier to pick bubbly when you know the style clues on the label. Learn the label lingo with Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Alison Napjus.

Posted: December 20, 2006  

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Champagne Styles

They've all got bubbles, but there are three main styles of Champagne. Can you name them? Get the answer from Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson as he tastes --and explains-- a trio of Champagnes.

Posted: December 19, 2006  

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Piedmont: Picking with Pio Boffa

It's harvest in Piedmont and Pio Boffa, owner of the renowned Pio Cesare winery, is our guide. See grapes being picked, see wine being made--both with Italian style. Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Jo Cooke produced this video.

Posted: December 6, 2006  

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Greek Traditions, Modern Wines

Some of Greece's best wines are made from traditional grape varieties. Wine Spectator managing editor Kim Marcus tastes a trio of wines and talks about which grapes to look for (and how to pronounce them!).

Posted: December 6, 2006  

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Gaia Gaja: Returning Home

What reminds you of home? For Gaia, Angelo Gaja's daughter, it's a bottle of Barbaresco.

Posted: December 4, 2006  

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Gaja: Following Family Tradition

At the winery founded by his grandfather, Angelo Gaja makes some of Piedmont's top wines. Joined by his daughter Gaia, he reminisces about his grandparents and their influence on him, his wines and his never-ending quest for quality.

Posted: December 4, 2006  

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Oregon PN: Vintage Matters

How does vintage affect wine? Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman compares Oregon's warmer 2003 vintage with the cooler 2004 as he tastes Pinots from WillaKenzie Estate and Lemelson.

Posted: December 4, 2006  

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Hard Labor 3: Filter Cleaning

Share the joys of the dirty work that goes into making wine with Wine Spectator news editor Eric Arnold. (No rubber boots required.)

Posted: December 1, 2006  

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Oregon PN: Terroir Matters

Terroir makes a big difference in these two Oregon Pinot Noirs. Editor at large, Harvey Steiman, explains why as he tastes a pair of wines. Belle Pente is from a cooler, higher altitude and Beaux Frères is from a warmer valley area.

Posted: November 22, 2006  

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Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year 2006: Why it Won

This wine has it all: quality, value, quantity and the X-factor for excitement. Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling describes the Wine of the Year.

Posted: November 17, 2006  

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Picking Wine Spectator's Top 4 of 2006

After tasting thousands of bottles, it's down to the Final Four. Wine Spectator's Tom Matthews and Bruce Sanderson discuss wines 4-3-2 for 2006 -- and give you with a hint about No. 1.

Posted: November 16, 2006  

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Tasting the Top 10 of 2005, part 2

Here's the second half of the seminar, which includes Craig Williams talking about 2005's Wine of the Year, Phelps Insignia.

Posted: November 15, 2006  

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Picking the Top 100

Go behind the scenes with Wine Spectator's Tom Matthews and Bruce Sanderson to find out what it takes for a wine to make it to the top. Although this video is from 2006, the process remains the same.

Posted: November 13, 2006  

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Presenting Wine of the Year for 2005

What was Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year for 2005? Phelps Insignia from the 2002 vintage. Here, Bill Phelps accepts the award from Marvin R. Shanken.

Posted: November 10, 2006  

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Pinot Noir: Hobbs Defines California Style

What is a California-style Pinot? What difference does climate make? How do you describe a great Pinot? Winemaker Paul Hobbs answered these questions, and more, when he spoke with Wine Spectator's video team, Gloria Maroti Frazee and Kate Elia.

Posted: November 10, 2006  

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Ducru-Beaucaillou's Winemaker-Philosopher

What's it like to grow up and live in one of Bordeaux's top chateaus. Meet Bruno Borie, the introspective and charming owner of Ducru, as he talks with Wine Spectator senior editor Dana Nigro.

Posted: November 10, 2006  

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Being #3 Rocks

What does it mean when Wine Spectator names your wine one of the year's Top 10? Get the answer from consulting winemaker Jeff Cohn. He made the Rosenblum Rockpile Zin 2003, which won the #3 spot in 2005.

Posted: November 9, 2006  

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