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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Sarah Jessica Parker Launches New Rosé, Talks Crafting Summer Wine in Parka Weather

We caught up with the actor-winemaker today to hear about the many "backs and forths" of …

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Jun 30, 2020
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How to Drink Like a 16th-Century German or 1920s Frenchman: Two Forgotten Wine Books Rereleased!

How should you savor wine? Who’s worth sharing your best vintages with? How can you cheat …

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Exclusive: Silver Oak Becomes First Winery to Earn Living Building Challenge Sustainability Certification
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Exclusive: Silver Oak Becomes First Winery to Earn Living Building Challenge Sustainability Certification

The Alexander Valley winery has met stringent requirements for energy efficiency, water use …

Apr 22, 2020
Bid Big Against COVID-19: Your Charity Wine Auction Guide
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Bid Big Against COVID-19: Your Charity Wine Auction Guide

From WWII-era German Riesling to magnums of cult Napa Cabernet, auction houses are finding …

Apr 21, 2020
Updated: From Testing Labs to T. P. Labels, Wineries Continue Major COVID-19 Relief
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Updated: From Testing Labs to T. P. Labels, Wineries Continue Major COVID-19 Relief

Boutique operations and major conglomerates alike, wine and spirits producers are raising …

Apr 3, 2020
Rock Band All Time Low Rides High on New Wine and Coffee
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Rock Band All Time Low Rides High on New Wine and Coffee

The group that came to fame in the aughts are now serious wine collectors and with a Napa …

Mar 31, 2020
The Making of Netflix’s 'Uncorked,' the New Movie with Serious Wine Chops
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The Making of Netflix’s 'Uncorked,' the New Movie with Serious Wine Chops

Filmmaker Prentice Penny crafts a tale of culinary contrasts and father vs. son, starring …

Mar 27, 2020
Updated: Chefs and Stars Cook Up COVID Relief, Raising Tens of Millions
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Updated: Chefs and Stars Cook Up COVID Relief, Raising Tens of Millions

Even as their own restaurants face financial disaster, chefs all over the world have gotten …

Mar 20, 2020

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