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.

Jackson Family Wines Takes Giant Steps
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Jackson Family Wines Takes Giant Steps

The move expands the company's Australian portfolio, adding outstanding single-vineyard …

Oct 31, 2020
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A Punk Rock Ode to Taras Ochota

The beloved Australian winemaker, who died this week, swam against the current, making …

Oct 15, 2020
Dolores Cakebread, One of the Original Hosts of Napa Valley, Dies at 90
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Dolores Cakebread, One of the Original Hosts of Napa Valley, Dies at 90

The co-founder of Cakebread Cellars was known for her hospitality and food and wine pairings

Oct 14, 2020
Exclusive New Cabernets Pave the Way for 47-Mile Napa Vine Trail
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Exclusive New Cabernets Pave the Way for 47-Mile Napa Vine Trail

The just-announced charity wine initiative will give Napa wine lovers a chance to invest in …

Oct 13, 2020
Napa's Winemakers Discover Scorched Vines and Close Calls
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Napa's Winemakers Discover Scorched Vines and Close Calls

Some vintners in Calistoga, Spring Mountain and Howell Mountain have been able to inspect …

Oct 2, 2020
Rethinking Sangria
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Rethinking Sangria

A.T. Howe is putting a "California twist" on the wine cocktail with his Bass Note brand

Oct 15, 2020
Second Acts
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Second Acts

Five new ventures from established winemakers

Oct 15, 2020
A Trail of Charred Vines and Broken Dreams: Napa Vintners Assess Damage as Glass Fire Continues to Threaten Wineries
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A Trail of Charred Vines and Broken Dreams: Napa Vintners Assess Damage as Glass Fire Continues to Threaten Wineries

The danger remains high in the northern valley as firefighters try to begin to contain the …

Sep 30, 2020
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11 Exciting Off-the-Radar California Reds

Try something new with Golden State Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Carignan and more, all at …

Sep 21, 2020

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