Ben O'Donnell

Ben O'Donnell

Associate Editor, WineSpectator.com

About

Ben O’Donnell joined Wine Spectator in 2009 and was promoted to WineSpectator.com associate editor in 2014.

As an archaeology student in Italy and Greece, O'Donnell was introduced to the pleasures of vino da tavola. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he was hired to write a travel blog for the Francis Ford Coppola Presents brand, touring the major wine regions of France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain.

O’Donnell has managed WineSpectator.com’s weekly Unfiltered column, covering drinks in pop culture, since 2017; he also edits the wine and dining interview sections, and contributes news and features.

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Wine Talk Video: The Authors of Bestselling Wine Graphic Novel 'The Drops of God'

We interviewed manga authors Shin and Yuko Kibayashi at Comic-Con about the unlikely smash …

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In the latest scoop in drinks and pop culture, a true-crime TV series featuring Burgundy's …

Oct 31, 2020
Wineries and Chefs Gear Up Charity Efforts for California Wildfire Relief
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Wineries and Chefs Gear Up Charity Efforts for California Wildfire Relief

Some provided on-the-ground aid to deliver meals amid the blazes, while others are coming …

Oct 15, 2020
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Cycles Gladiator supports an initiative to paint murals celebrating the 100th anniversary …

Oct 15, 2020
Black Eyed Peas, NFL Hall of Famers and More Boost Wine Charity Efforts
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Black Eyed Peas, NFL Hall of Famers and More Boost Wine Charity Efforts

Barefoot Wines, Jackson Family Wines and others are making pushes to support kids' …

Sep 23, 2020
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Ancient wine finds, Mary J. Blige, Kylie Minogue, Danica Patrick and Florida Man all make …

Sep 30, 2020
New 'Star Trek' Klingon Bloodwine Is Here for You to Celebrate Vanquishing Your Enemies
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New 'Star Trek' Klingon Bloodwine Is Here for You to Celebrate Vanquishing Your Enemies

Following the success of the Château Picard bottling made at the actual Château Picard, …

Sep 3, 2020
Brad Pitt Unveils Fleur de Miraval Rosé Champagne After Five Years of Production
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Brad Pitt Unveils Fleur de Miraval Rosé Champagne After Five Years of Production

The superstar Jolie-Pitt and Perrin cast behind Provence’s Château Miraval joins with a hot …

Aug 31, 2020
Florence’s Renaissance ‘Wine Windows’ Reveal New Secret
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Florence’s Renaissance ‘Wine Windows’ Reveal New Secret

The tiny Tuscan holes in the wall were a safe, socially distant way to serve wine during an …

Aug 14, 2020

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