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.

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 Rev into High Gear with Coronavirus Relief
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Updated: Chefs Rev into High Gear with Coronavirus Relief

Even as their own restaurants face closures and financial disaster, chefs all over the …

Mar 20, 2020
Behind the Scenes at Star Trek's Château Picard Vineyard
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Behind the Scenes at Star Trek's Château Picard Vineyard

Star Trek beamed up the premiere of the latest series in the saga, Star Trek: Picard , …

Apr 30, 2020
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Château Miraval to Premiere Rosé Champagne
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Château Miraval to Premiere Rosé Champagne

When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie separated nearly four years ago, rosé observers …

Apr 30, 2020
Resurrecting a Medieval Wine Ship that Carried 200,000 Bottles' Worth of Cargo
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Resurrecting a Medieval Wine Ship that Carried 200,000 Bottles' Worth of Cargo

The 100-foot behemoth, lost for half a millennium, will soon be upright again—and gives a …

Feb 14, 2020
Huey Lewis and the <i>Crus</i>
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Huey Lewis and the Crus

From Burgundy to Napa, the venerated rocker has experienced the power of wine all his life

Mar 31, 2020
Charlie Palmer, Charles Woodson, Guy Fieri and Shaq Are the MVPs of Super Bowl Wine Tailgating
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Charlie Palmer, Charles Woodson, Guy Fieri and Shaq Are the MVPs of Super Bowl Wine Tailgating

This year's big-game parties featured Fieri in a food truck, wine and "GOAT Fuel," and …

Feb 3, 2020
Make It So: How a Not-So-French Vineyard Got Cast as Star Trek's 'Château Picard'
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Make It So: How a Not-So-French Vineyard Got Cast as Star Trek's 'Château Picard'

We discovered the winery that plays Captain Picard's "Burgundy" retreat—and went behind the …

Jan 24, 2020
Drew Bledsoe's Long Game in Washington and Oregon
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Drew Bledsoe's Long Game in Washington and Oregon

The QB-vintner of Doubleback is marching downfield with a new state-of-the-art winery, new …

Jan 22, 2020

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