‘Straight Talk’ Podcast Episode 4: Wine Spectator's 2022 Top 100 Wines of the Year

Host James Molesworth and senior editor Bruce Sanderson explore the most exciting wines of the year, Dr. Vinny explains "second wines," and we ambush James with a Wine of the Year Trivia Challenge!

‘Straight Talk’ Podcast Episode 4: Wine Spectator's 2022 Top 100 Wines of the Year
Wine Spectator senior editor and special projects director James Molesworth hosts the new Straight Talk with Wine Spectator podcast. (Alina Tyulyu)
Dec 22, 2022

It's our year-end roundup of the most exciting wines of the year! Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth is joined by senior editor Bruce Sanderson in our Top 100 edition episode 4 of Straight Talk, counting down our Top 10 Wines of the Year and much more! The winemaker behind our Wine of the Year joins us to share how he found out they'd won … and what happened next. Plus, senior editor for news Mitch Frank tells us about the growing field of wine investment, and James accepts our Wine of the Year Trivia Challenge!

Wine Spectator's Straight Talk podcast is available exclusively—and for free—at WineSpectator.com/podcast. Hosted by senior editor and special projects director James Molesworth, each episode spotlights subjects featured in the most recent issues of Wine Spectator magazine, with episode 4 taking its cue from the Dec. 31, 2022, issue cover story.

Episode 4 of Straight Talk also features a visit from Wine Spectator's mysterious and beloved wine advice expert Dr. Vinny (senior editor MaryAnn Worobiec), joined by podcast director Robert Taylor. Listeners can email their questions and comments to StraightTalk@WineSpectator.com,

The next episode of Straight Talk will spotlight the Jan. 31 – Feb. 28, 2023, issue, and features an exclusive sit-down with Philippe Guigal—only at WineSpectator.com/podcast.

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