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.

Explorers Crack 'Most Extreme' Shipwreck to Find 100-Year-Old Booze, Actually Taste It
Unfiltered

Explorers Crack 'Most Extreme' Shipwreck to Find 100-Year-Old Booze, Actually Taste It

For 20 years, researchers have tried to salvage the S.S. Kyros, sunk in the Baltic in 1917. …

Nov 15, 2019
Little Bolgheri's Big Appeal
Tasting Reports

Little Bolgheri's Big Appeal

Super Tuscan stars Le Macchiole, Argentiera, Ornellaia and Antinori showed how great …

Oct 23, 2019
Wine Star: Marqués de Riscal’s José Luis Muguiro
People

Wine Star: Marqués de Riscal’s José Luis Muguiro

The Rioja producer, architect Frank Gehry and late Bordeaux winemaker Paul Pontallier …

Oct 21, 2019
Sommeliers Pair the Holidays

Sommeliers Pair the Holidays

From the Thanksgiving feast to party bubbly to quirky family traditions, these wine pros …

Nov 30, 2019
The Hot New Thing(s) at the Grand Tastings
Opinion

The Hot New Thing(s) at the Grand Tastings

What's wired at the New York Wine Experience? New wines, new wineries and even new grape …

Oct 15, 2019
Beloved 'Drops of God' Wine Manga Gets Full English Translation
Unfiltered

Beloved 'Drops of God' Wine Manga Gets Full English Translation

The 44-volume hit comic series about high-stakes wine adventures will finally be available …

Oct 14, 2019
Hangtime at Dom Pérignon for Katie Holmes, Alain Ducasse
Unfiltered

Hangtime at Dom Pérignon for Katie Holmes, Alain Ducasse

Plus, the first major-league team to get an official Champagne? Vegas, baby

Oct 10, 2019
Chef Curtis Stone Scours the Globe for Wine, Cheese and Tasty … Pigeons on New Show
Unfiltered

Chef Curtis Stone Scours the Globe for Wine, Cheese and Tasty … Pigeons on New Show

Plus, kitchen from hell escape room locks you up with deranged chef and turns up the …

Oct 3, 2019
Crusader Winery Unearthed in Israel
News in Print

Crusader Winery Unearthed in Israel

A team of archaeologists has dug up the largest-yet-found Crusader winery in the Israeli …

Nov 15, 2019

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