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Bonnie Graves

Bonnie Graves

Bonnie Graves joins WineTasteTV with extensive "insider" industry experience as a sommelier at legendary restaurants such as Jean-Georges, Union Square Café and Spago Beverly Hills.  She founded her wine consulting firm in 2005 with corporate and private clients that include Google, Bank of Manhattan, JP Morgan, Smith-Barney and the Parker-Meridien, KOR and Loews hotel groups. Recent television appearances include “Taste” on NBC, a FINE LIVING show in Santa Barbara’s wine country, KTLA’s “The Morning Show” and a feature episode on Champagne for WEALTH TV.  Graves has been featured in USA Today, MSNBC, the Los Angeles Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appétit, Daily Variety, Patterson’s Beverage Journal and California Wine and Food.   Graves also writes the popular “Girl Meets Grape” blog for Yahoo and is the Food and Wine Editor for the Luxury Life & Style family of magazines.  When not drinking fermented grape juice, she enjoys hiking in National Parks with her husband and baby daughter.

Videos Featuring Bonnie Graves:

Craft LA

Craft LA

Originally a Manhattan mainstay, today Los Angeles has its very own Craft, and Bonnie Graves is on the scene to explore the wine list and incredible food pairings with sommelier David Lusby.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States 5:11
Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen is serving up some delcious rarities. in Santa Monica With a focus on small production wine in the cellar and exquisitely fresh produce in the kitchen, this warm and inviting spot delivers a unique dining experience. Bonnie Graves digs into the exciting wine list with Sommelier Josh Loeb.   More »

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Wine Regions: California 3:23
Water Grill

Water Grill

Water Grill is on the cutting edge of spicing up Los Angeles' dining scene, and Sommelier Cara Betrone is leading the way with an exciting wine list. Bonnie Graves explores some unique pairing ideas, from Chateauneuf-du-Pape with fish to an unexpected Blaufrankish.   More »

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Wine Regions: Austria 3:58
Pacific Dining Car

Pacific Dining Car

At one of Los Angeles' oldest dining institutions, Bonnie Graves discovers that there's so much more to enjoy with steak than California Cabernet. Sommelier Johnathan Mitchell pairs unexpected varietals and rare finds with an incredible menu.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States 4:43
Bob Lindquist, Qupe

Bob Lindquist, Qupe

Sometimes referred to as the "modern stone age" winery, Qupe has been producing award winning Rhone varietals since 1982. Bonnie Graves takes us into the barrel room with winemaker Bob Lindquist to taste the 2006 Syrah and Roussanne.  More »

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Wine Talk: L-P 4:10
Nicholas Miller, Bien Nacido

Nicholas Miller, Bien Nacido

Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Syrah, Refosco, Pinot Blanc ... you name it, they're growing it. Bonnie Graves walks the Valley Floor with Nicholas Miller from Bien Nacido Vineyards and talks about "custom farming" and it's benefits.  More »

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Wine Talk: L-P 4:16
Seth Kunin

Seth Kunin

Bonnie Graves goes into the winery with Seth Kunin, whose hand-crafted, Rhone style wines have gotten rave reviews since he started his own label in 1998. With a dedication to quality, and some of the finest Central Coast fruit, he's a minimalist winemaker you'll want to know.  More »

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Wine Talk: G-K 3:53
Russell From, Herman Story

Russell From, Herman Story

Russell From shares his small production, high intensity Rhone style wines with Bonnie Graves. Russell's Herman Story wines have drawn rave reviews, and their style and purity live up to the reputation.   More »

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Wine Talk: A-F 2:50
Allen Meadows, Burghound

Allen Meadows, Burghound

Wine Taste TV's Bonnie Graves talks with Allen Meadows at this year's World of Pinot Noir event. Find out how he developed his unrivaled passion for Pinot Noir and became one of the world's foremost authorities on Burgundy.   More »

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Wine Talk: L-P 4:08
Native 9 Pinot Noir

Native 9 Pinot Noir

James Ontiveros' family has been in California since the late 18th century. Now he's crafting pinot noir from his Rancho Ontiveros, letting the vineyard speak through the glass with minimal intervention. Bonnie Graves catches up with him at the World of Pinot Noir.   More »

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Wine Talk: L-P 3:47
World of Pinot Noir

World of Pinot Noir

Wine Taste TV's Bonnie Graves takes you inside the World of Pinot Noir. With award winning wines, celebrity chefs, and one of the world's most extensive gatherings of Pinot Noir winemakers, it's an event you won't want to miss.   More »

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Tastings: Pinot Noir 3:04
Georg Riedel

Georg Riedel

Fine wine gets even finer when served out of proper glassware. Bonnie Graves talks with Georg Riedel about how his wine glass company has enhanced the tasting experience for wine lovers everywhere.   More »

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Wine Talk: Q-Z 3:41
Kosta Browne's Michael Browne

Kosta Browne's Michael Browne

WineTasteTV's Bonnie Graves talks with Michael Browne about the dramatic rise of Kosta Browne pinot noir to cult wine status. From vineyard sources to their oak program, find out how Kosta Browne is dealing with their rock star status and delivering outstanding California pinot noir.  More »

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Wine Talk: A-F 3:19
Kosta Browne's Dan Kosta

Kosta Browne's Dan Kosta

Kosta Browne's cult wine status has made their pinot noir one of the hottest tickets in the wine world. Bonnie Graves talks with Dan Kosta about their humble beginnings as waiters and their single minded focus on quality and rich pinot noir expression.  More »

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Wine Talk: G-K 2:10

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