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.

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
Danica Patrick, Kylie Minogue, Rock Band All Time Low Rev Up New Rosés
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Danica Patrick, Kylie Minogue, Rock Band All Time Low Rev Up New Rosés

The racing champion expands her Napa line to France and tells us about rookie wine …

Jul 2, 2020
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Actor Sarah Jessica Parker and musician Post Malone launch rosés for summer. And researcher…

Aug 31, 2020
Chefs Step Up
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Chefs Step Up

Even in the face of financial disaster from the pandemic, restaurant teams all over the …

Aug 31, 2020
Winery from Bloody Biblical Land Dispute Discovered?
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Winery from Bloody Biblical Land Dispute Discovered?

A winegrower and a covetous king had a famous face-off in the Old Testament; new analysis …

Jun 19, 2020

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