MaryAnn Worobiec

MaryAnn Worobiec

Senior Editor and Senior Tasting Coordinator, Napa
Tasting Beats: California, Australia, New Zealand

About

MaryAnn Worobiec joined Wine Spectator in 1997 and was promoted to senior editor in 2013. She is lead taster for the wines of Australia and New Zealand, as well as California’s Rhône-style whites and Sauvignon Blancs.

A graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in political science and sociology, Worobiec worked for the Ohio House of Representatives before falling in love with wine. Her passion was sparked when visiting wineries in New York's Finger Lakes region in the early 1990s, where she discovered that wine doesn't have to be intimidating. She moved to Northern California to pursue her interest in wine and work alongside people passionate about what they do.

Sauvignon Blanc Revolution
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Sauvignon Blanc Revolution

California Sauvignon Blanc is stepping out of Chardonnay's shadow, offering a range of …

Sep 30, 2019
Against the Odds
Tasting Reports

Against the Odds

New Zealand wines continue to punch above their weight

Sep 30, 2019
Making Waves
Tasting Reports

Making Waves

Australian vintners navigate a changing marketplace with a wide range of distinctive wines

Aug 31, 2019
Are sulfites added to wines for shipping?
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Are sulfites added to wines for shipping?

Sulfites, a naturally occuring byproduct of fermentation, are used to preserve wine. But …

Jun 26, 2019
Is yeast added to all wine?
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Is yeast added to all wine?

In the winemaking process alcohol can't ferment without the aid of yeast. However, yeast …

Jun 12, 2019
8 New Zealand Wines that Punch Above their Weight (and Price)
Tasting Reports

8 New Zealand Wines that Punch Above their Weight (and Price)

There's familiar faces and grapes, and a new brand to watch, in this selection of new …

May 30, 2019
Can TCA or cork taint manifest as just a flavor in wine, without the telltale moldy aroma?
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Can TCA or cork taint manifest as just a flavor in wine, without the telltale moldy aroma?

The musty TCA smell is very distinctive, and it’s the first clue your wine might be …

May 29, 2019
Which wines have the most tannins? How can you tell?
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Which wines have the most tannins? How can you tell?

Tannins aren't something you taste, but they are something you feel, and are an important …

May 1, 2019
Napa Valley Ups Its Game
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Napa Valley Ups Its Game

A guide to exciting travel destinations in Napa, including a new renovation at Louis M. …

Jun 30, 2019

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