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.

Your Definitive Guide to NFL Wines and Winemakers
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Your Definitive Guide to NFL Wines and Winemakers

As the fanbases for wine and football grow to overlap, 14 teams have official wines, while …

Sep 12, 2019
Deep Space Wine
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Deep Space Wine

Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and real-life Château Picard partner up to create a new …

Oct 31, 2019
Kim Crawford Serves Up 17,000 Glasses at U.S. Open
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Kim Crawford Serves Up 17,000 Glasses at U.S. Open

With a range of stadium selections—and a potent frosé—the New Zealand wine is now the …

Sep 5, 2019
Chance Discovery of Unprecedented Crusader-Era Winery Reveals New Insights
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Chance Discovery of Unprecedented Crusader-Era Winery Reveals New Insights

A major find in northern Israel sheds light on how Christians lived and drank there in the …

Sep 5, 2019
Woodbridge Cabernet Cans Coming to Giants, Rams and Bears
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Woodbridge Cabernet Cans Coming to Giants, Rams and Bears

The Robert Mondavi brand will become the official wine for three NFL teams. Plus, Phil …

Aug 29, 2019
Barreling Ahead
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Barreling Ahead

The annual wine barrel race in Salgesch, Switzerland, ups the ante in enological sports.

Jul 31, 2019
Behind the Scenes with the Winemakers of 'Wine Country'
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Behind the Scenes with the Winemakers of 'Wine Country'

What was it like hosting Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and a film team of hundreds? Here's how …

May 10, 2019
Road to 'Wine Country': It's Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch's Party
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Road to 'Wine Country': It's Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch's Party

The comedians who get some of the movie's biggest laughs talk favorite Napa memories, …

May 7, 2019
Road to 'Wine Country': Screenwriter Emily Spivey
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Road to 'Wine Country': Screenwriter Emily Spivey

The movie's writer reveals how the script got rolling, why Sideways is one of her …

May 6, 2019

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