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Building a Legacy: Washington's Baer

Making Wine Spectator's Top 10 --especially when you don't have your own winery-- might seem impossible. Until you hear Baer Winery's story, which was presented at the 2012 Wine Experience.

Posted: December 3, 2013  

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What Makes Champagne Great with Moët

Learn the key components required to make great Champagne - from grapes to blending to maturation and dosage - as Moët & Chandon's chef de cave Benoît Gouez joins Alison Napjus.

Posted: November 20, 2013  

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Field Blending Old Vine Zin with Morgan Twain-Peterson

Field blends are rare today. Learn the historical --and modern-- advantages of field blending as Morgan Twain-Peterson describes Bedrock Vineyard, planted in 1888, in Sonoma Valley.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Zinfandel Renaissance with Bedrock Wine Co.

Zinfandel has gone from being a local staple to obscurity to its current ascendancy. Learn about Zin with Morgan Twain-Peterson, one of the winemakers behind the varietal's revival, and also one of Zin's most eloquent and passionate proponents.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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South Africa: Hamilton Russell

Old Terroir, New Ideas/2: Located in a cool-climate area by Walker Bay, Anthony Hamilton-Russell focuses on Burgundian varietals, including a Chardonnay that delivers the best of the Old and New Worlds.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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CA Syrah Styles

What do you get when a plant geneticist hooks up with a winemaker and they buy land to plant Syrah? You get some serious expertise and some great wines. Join James Laube as he discusses CA Syrah styles with Carole Meredith and Steve Lagier.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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'08 Top 10: #9

And here's #9 of 2008 presented by Harvey Steiman. (Hint: Harvey reviews the wines of Oregon, Washington, Australia and New Zealand.)

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Wachau Styles

Wachau, Austria is making crisp Gruners and Rieslings that are delicious on their own and are naturals with food. They're all dry, but knowing three simple terms will clue you into each wine's weight and style.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Sustainability

Organic practices are important, but they're just one small part of sustainable practices. Learn more about sustainability with Michael Honig, the passionate president of Honig Vineyard and Winery in Napa Valley.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Mosel Primer

Germany's Mosel valley is near the northern limit for growing wine grapes, yet it is a classic region that produces some of the world's top white wines. Meet some of the region's best producers and learn why it's such a great place to grow Riesling.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Marlborough Comes of Age: Astrolabe Wines

It's exciting to see a region come into its own with increasingly layered wines. Discover the nuances of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand as Astrolabe winemaker Simon Waghorn joins Gloria Maroti Frazee.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Merlot Magic in Napa with Hourglass

There's a reason that Merlot is the basis for one of the world's most expensive wines (Pétrus): when it's good, it's darn good. Meet Jeff Smith of Hourglass in Napa Valley and learn what goes into making darn good Merlot and how they mature.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Marcassin Picks Pinot

Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer kick off their 2006 harvest with Pinot Noir; their Chardonnay will come later. This wife and husband team have made some of California's most noteworthy wines.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Helen Turley: Marcassin Pinot Noir

California Pinots are red hot and Marcassin, located on the Sonoma Coast, produces some of the state's top Pinots. Helen Turley makes the wines and her husband, John Wetlaufer, grows the grapes. We caught up with the dynamic duo at harvesttime.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Shafer Family

At Shafer Vineyards, it takes a team to make one of Napa Valley's top Cabs. The team, which balances hard work with fun and learning, includes CEO John Shafer, president Doug Shafer (his son) and winemaker Elias Fernandez.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Wine #1 of 2012: Meet the Winemaker

Shafer Vineyard’s Relentless is a tribute to winemaker Elias Fernandez’ relentless pursuit of perfection. Elias was in the middle of harvest during the Wine Experience Top 10 Seminar so he couldn't come, but he sent this video.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Oregon AVAs with Ken Wright

What is an American Viticultural Area? And why are AVAs important? These are a couple of the questions answered by Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman and Ken Wright of Ken Wright Cellars in Oregon.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Oregon's Classic '08 Pinots: Ken Wright

Here's another great Pinot from Oregon's classic 2008 vintage. It's Ken Wright's Savoya Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Yamhill-Carlton District.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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#3 of '08: Tasting Quinta do Crasto, Douro

A prime example of the growing quality of Portugal's table wines, Wine Spectator's #3 wine of 2008 is the Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines 2005. Miguel Roquette describes his wine and the region.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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Caymus: Chuck Wagner on Family and Wine

Caymus Special Select Cabernet Sauvignon has twice been Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year. Yet for Chuck Wagner, who founded the winery with his parents in 1972, it is still all about family. Meet Chuck.

Posted: November 18, 2013  

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