In the 1970s, John Shafer purchased a neglected vineyard in the Stags Leap palisades that became known as John’s Folly. Shafer’s Hillside Select debuted with the 1983 vintage and began a spectacular 25-year journey in Napa. His son, Doug, explains.
Published 11/11/11
Published 11/11/11
Winelovers know Michel Chapoutier for his brilliant Rhone wines, but did you know he makes delicious value wines in Roussillon? Learn what makes the region special as Michel joins Kim Marcus.
Published 08/19/11
When it comes to white Burgundy, Chardonnay rules. But there are so many different classifications in Burgundy. How do the wines differ? Join Bruce Sanderson as he compares a regional blend with a single-vineyard wine.
Published 08/12/11
What does rock singer Maynard James Keenan do when he isn't touring with one of his many bands, writing songs, producing records or acting? He heads to Arizona, not to kick back, but to make wine. (Yes, he makes the wine himself.)
Published 07/29/11
The vineyards on Pritchard Hill yield some of Napa Valley's most exciting Cabernet Sauvignons, including the 2006 Chappellet Signature. Molly Chappellet presents her Cab at the Wine Spectator Wine Experience.
Published 07/22/11
How does one of Chianti Classico's most traditional wineries innovate and become Wine Spectator's #5 wine? Get the answer from Francesco Ricasoli, who shared his 2006 Castello di Brolio at the 2010 Wine Experience.
Published 07/15/11
Helen Keplinger sources grapes from Sonoma to Sierra for the Rhône blends she and her husband DJ Warner make under the Keplinger label. Join Helen as she describes what each variety contributes to the blend.
Published 07/08/11
What can happen when an introspective rock legend returns to his roots? And how is making music like making wine? Answer these questions as Geoff Tate joins Wine Spectator's Jennifer Fiedler.
Published 06/30/11
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has a devoted following among sommeliers and winelovers. Learn how this varietal gets its unbeatable style as Tim Heath, winemaker at Cloudy Bay, joins Gloria Maroti Frazee.
Published 06/27/11
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Published 06/27/11
How can you find delicious Bordeaux that doesn't break the bank? Join Wine Spectator's team as Bordeaux expert James Molesworth shares some of his favorite values with education and video director Gloria Maroti Frazee.
Published 06/15/11
Learn how to spot a bargain.
Published 06/15/11
For many winelovers, Austria means Riesling and Gruner, but this little country offers much more variety. Learn about Austria's Burgenland region and its key reds with Martin Nittnaus.
Published 06/03/11
Grapes from hillside vineyards can make great wines, but building and working these slopes is not an easy task. High above the Rhone River, Jean-Louis Chave showed his work-in-progress to James Molesworth.
Published 05/27/11
Given investment and vision, many South African wineries-such as L'Ormarins-are reinventing themselves. Learn about the transformation with James Molesworth and the winery's Gareth Robertson.
Published 05/20/11
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Published 05/19/11
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Published 05/19/11
Jean Engelbrecht joins James Molesworth to describe his Estate blend of Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot as well as the emergence of South Africa's wines after apartheid.
Published 05/13/11
Located in a cool-climate area by Walker Bay, Anthony Hamilton-Russell focuses on Burgundian varietals, including a Chardonnay that delivers the best of the Old and New Worlds.
Published 05/06/11
South Africa's world class wines take the spotlight as James Molesworth looks back at the wine industry's history and describes the characteristics that make these wines shine. Meet the winemakers in upcoming videos.
Published 04/29/11
Learn about the Judean Hills and the keys to kosher winemaking as Eli Ben-Zaken of Castel joins Kim Marcus.
Published 04/15/11
Portugal's table wines are on a roll. Although blending has been the tradition, some new wines highlight a single variety. Learn about Alicante Bouschet from Alentejo as David Baverstock joins Kim Marcus.
Published 04/08/11
Learn the basics of Portugal's diverse regions and key grape varieties.
Published 04/08/11