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Joseph George Sauvignon Blanc

Joseph George Sauvignon Blanc

Chris Blanchard loves discovering under-the-radar wines and combining them with innovative California cuisine. Now he uncorks Joseph George Sauvignon Blanc, a thrilling Napa Valley wine that is always on his list.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:33
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 Regions: United States4:08
Chardonnay 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Chardonnay 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Chardonnay isn't just popular, it's one of the world's top wine choices. But why do we love chardonnay more than any other white wine varietal? As he kicks off his Grape Guide series, WineTasteTV's Chris Blanchard talks chardonnay basics: from the effects of oak to some of the best chardonnay food and wine pairings. Lobster risotto anyone?   More »

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Wine Regions: United States
Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil is like a little piece of the Cote d'Azur tucked away in California wine country. Kara Adamson highlights the resort's new additions, while sommelier Kris Margerum gives us an in depth look at his world class wine list.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:43
Hudson Chardonnay

Hudson Chardonnay

The Hudson Vineyard is already used in some of California's finest chardonnay. Now Chris Blanchard introduces us to Hudson's own bottling of the precious fruit. It's the perfect companion for lobster risotto, but it will do just fine all by itself.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:47
Paul Hobbs, Harvest Part II

Paul Hobbs, Harvest Part II

Harvesting the fruit starts the second critical phase of winemaking. Paul Hobbs leads us step-by-step through the journey from vine to bottle.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:14
David Ramey - Varietals and Vineyards

David Ramey - Varietals and Vineyards

David Ramey explains his passion for chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, and talks about his incredible vineyard sources and wide range of bottlings.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:05
Baldacci Four Sons Cabernet

Baldacci Four Sons Cabernet

You could go to Redd and order a great bottle of wine for $900. Or, you could get a perfectly delcious bottle for $45. That's what Chris Blanchard calls a steal. In this tasting, he turns us on to Baldacci Four Sons Cabernet Sauvignon, a great value that pairs with everything from chocolate cake to a thick cut steak.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:43
Eno Wine Bar - Wine Education in Style

Eno Wine Bar - Wine Education in Style

With the philosophy Eat, Drink and Be Happy it's no wonder people are flocking to the Eno Wine Bar. With their wine education classes, or "Enoversity," sommelier Holly Smith teaches guests how to pair flights of wine with cheese and chocolate. WineTasteTV stops by this cutting edge hotel wine bar and mixes wine education with a luxurious social setting.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:49
John Niven, Tangent Winery

John Niven, Tangent Winery

Wine Taste TV travels to Tangent Vineyard, where Anything But Chardonnay is the rule. Unoaked, cool climate white varietals are their focus. Meet the family who is making a mark with alternative white wines.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:44
Roshambo Winery, Napa Valley

Roshambo Winery, Napa Valley

Roshambo Winery is a place where you can un-tuck your shirt, kick your shoes off and remember what it was like to be a kid again. "Fighting for fun in a Whiney World" is their mantra. Wine Taste TV catches up with founder Naomi Brilliant and discovers her unique approach to wine, art and games at this cutting edge Napa winery.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:32
Benziger Wine Picks

Benziger Wine Picks

Two wines from opposites ends of the spectrum, from an everyday white to a special occasion Benziger red.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:39
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 Regions: United States3:53
Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs explains his deeply rooted ideals for wine, family, and a sense of place. Explore his new winery and see how passion, tradition and a respect for the land contribute to the quality of his wines.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:00
Napa Valley Visitors Guide

Napa Valley Visitors Guide

Wine Taste TV's Leslie Sbrocco takes you on a tour of Napa Valley, with a few of her top recommendations for a one day visit to some of the best wineries and restaurants. Get an insiders perspective on how to plan the perfect day.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States4:22
Bill Harlan

Bill Harlan

His Harlan Estate wine is one of the most sought after Napa Valley cult wines in the world. His passion and determination have built a beautiful estate vineyard that will last for generations. Join Bill Harlan as he shares his philosophy for wine and hopes for the future with WineTasteTV.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:19
Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Ben Narasin takes you on a tasting adventure pairing cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay with chocolate. Pairing food and wine is always tricky, but does chocolate really go with chardonnay?   More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:36
Kuleto Estate, Mountain Vineyard Wines

Kuleto Estate, Mountain Vineyard Wines

WineTasteTV visits with Pat Kuleto, who established himself as a visionary of food and style in the restaurant business. Now he has built a breathtaking mountain property with Kuleto Estate wines -where he's making cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, syrah, and more. Get an insider view of the property and share Pat's passion for wine, terroir, and establishing family roots in the wine business.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:08
David Ramey on Barrel Aging

David Ramey on Barrel Aging

David Ramey talks about the French influences on his early days as a winemaker, and his approach to barrel aging his chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:12
David Ramey In the Winery

David Ramey In the Winery

David Ramey takes us inside his busy operation and inside the tanks, explaining the pump-over process and how he unleashes the character in his world class reds.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:07
Sonoma Grape Camp

Sonoma Grape Camp

Sonoma County Grape Camp provides wine lovers a rare opportunity to become wine makers. It's a crash course in grape growing, harvest, crush, blending and fun. Plus they get to meet - and learn from - some of the top winemakers and chefs in the nation. (Production support provided by Sonoma County Grape Camp)   More »

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Wine Regions: United States4:55
Kate MacMurray

Kate MacMurray

Until 1996, Kate MacMurray's Russian River Valley home was a cattle ranch. Today, MacMurray Ranch is one of Sonoma's premiere wineries, and Kate can't imagine her life any other way.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:28
Pinot Noir 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Pinot Noir 101 - Chris' Guide to Grapes

Pinot Noir has been called the winemaker's wine. Beautiful to drink, but difficult to make. What makes pinot noir so versatile on the table, and what are some of the best pinot pairing choices? Chris Blanchard talks about why he loves pinot noir, in his continuing Guide to Grapes series.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:36
Shibumi Knoll Cabernet

Shibumi Knoll Cabernet

Master Sommelier Chris Blanchard turns us on to another one of his rare Napa Valley discoveries, Shibumi Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon. See how power and elegance combine in this insider's find.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:16
Pat Kuleto's Philosophy for Living

Pat Kuleto's Philosophy for Living

Pat Kuleto shares his philosophy for wine, food, and life with WineTasteTV. His ranch is one of the most stunning properties in Napa Valley, and it's a self-sustaining little village driven by his incredible creativity and vision.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:17
Cabernet Sauvignon 101

Cabernet Sauvignon 101

Cabernet Sauvignon is King in Napa Valley. In his continuing Guide to Grapes, Chris Blanchard takes on the tannic power of cabernet sauvignon and talks about what he loves about this powerful red wine varietal. Smokey notes of espresso, chocolate, and rich, voluptuous fruit all make cab compelling.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:54
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 Regions: United States3:47
Bo Barrett, Chateau Montelena

Bo Barrett, Chateau Montelena

Bo Barrett grew up with Chateau Montelena and their Napa Valley chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. Now with over 30 years of making wine, he talks about the importance of staying focused on details, quality, and the people who have built their brand.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:50
David Ramey's New Digs

David Ramey's New Digs

David Ramey's new winery may have once been a processing plant for prunes, but these days it's home to some of California's finest wines. David takes us inside his new facility and explains how batonage and malolactic fermentation impact his world-class chardonnay.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States4:41
Brown Estate Zinfandel

Brown Estate Zinfandel

Super ripe and loaded with fruit. Chris Blanchard shares his affection for Brown Estate Zinfandel, a pure and distinctive Napa Valley insider's find.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:24
Peter Michael Winery

Peter Michael Winery

For cult cabernet and highly rated chardonnay, Peter Michael Winery has all the right ingredients. High above Knights Valley, explore the dramatic range of rugged vineyards and fine wine with the Peter Kay and WineTasteTV.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:47
Gargiulo Vineyards Merlot

Gargiulo Vineyards Merlot

Gargiulo Vineyards Merlot reminds Chris Blanchard of ripe cherries and blackberry pie. Now you'll discovery why he loves this under-the-radar find from Napa Valley.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:25
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 States5:11
A to Z Wineworks

A to Z Wineworks

They're billed as 'Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices.' How bad can that be? Paul Grieco speaks with A to Z Wineworks Sam Tannahill and Deb Hatcher, and together they taste Night and Day, the winery's bold new wine.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:36
Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc

Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc

Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc makes Chris Blanchard sing, packing all the richness and flavor intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon, but with a rustic edge. It's another insider find from Napa Valley.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:32
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 Regions: United States2:50
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 Regions: United States4:16
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 Regions: United States4:10
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 Regions: United States3:19
Eva Bertran, Gloria Ferrer

Eva Bertran, Gloria Ferrer

Eva Bertran of Gloria Ferrer Winery talks about the history of this Spanish company in California, and what makes methode champenoise sparkling wines great no matter where in the world they come from.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:41
Paul Hobbs, Philosophy

Paul Hobbs, Philosophy

What makes a truly stunning Chardonnay or Pinot Noir? Hear first-hand how Paul Hobbs consistently produces some of California's top wines.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:08
Rom Toulon, Meadowood

Rom Toulon, Meadowood

Rom Toulon leads us on a tour of the stunning cellar at Meadowood in Napa Valley. Check out their highly acclaimed, hard to find treasures, and find out what wines Rom recommends as good value buys from little known California producers.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States4:52
Wine and Cheese Pairing

Wine and Cheese Pairing

Ben Narasin loves a good cheese. But he really loves a good wine with his cheese. Find out how wines and cheeses complement each other, and what you should look for in a good pairing.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:24
David Ramey on the Barrels

David Ramey on the Barrels

David Ramey is careful to keep to tradition when blending his marvelous Chardonnays and Cabernets, even going so far as to age his wine in region-specific French barrels. If you thought there was no difference between a barrel made in Burgundy and one made in Bordeaux, you've got a lot to learn from David Ramey.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States4:23
Tangent Albarino: Vino del Mar

Tangent Albarino: Vino del Mar

Tangent Winery is making a delicious alternative white wine from one of the largest Albarino vineyards outside of Spain. John Niven explains why this Iberian varietal called the "wine of the sea" does so well in North America.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:55
Chuck McMinn, Vineyard 29

Chuck McMinn, Vineyard 29

Vineyard 29 is a stunningly modern winery in the heart of Napa Valley. Join owner Chuck McMinn in his exquisite wine library as he describes the evolution of the winery.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:49
Paul Hobbs, Harvest

Paul Hobbs, Harvest

Harvest time in the Paul Hobbs vineyards, possibly the most exciting time of the year. When is the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit perfect for picking? Paul Hobbs visits the Lindsey Estate and Ulises Valdez vineyards and makes the call.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:20
Ray Coursen: Elyse Winery

Ray Coursen: Elyse Winery

Ray Coursen's Elyse Winery has been turning out world class wines from top vineyard sources. Chris Blanchard visits with Ray and tastes 3 of his favorite wines. After 25 years in Napa Valley, it's all about tasting the fruit and staying down to earth.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:47
Aaron Pott, Blackbird Vineyards

Aaron Pott, Blackbird Vineyards

With Aaron Pott in the vineyard at Blackbird, you don't have to go to Bordeaux for an elegant merlot. This California winegrower shares his passion for Pomerol style merlot with WineTasteTV.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:45
Dan Goldfield: Bookster Wines

Dan Goldfield: Bookster Wines

Dan Goldfield talks about the winemaking philosophy behind Bookster Wines and the Quirinos Project. Find out what he's looking for in these well contructed chardonnay, pinot noir and zinfandel offerings. And how does he balance fruit, acidity and tannins in his great Russian River Pinot Noir?   More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:40
Opus One - David Pearson

Opus One - David Pearson

Opus One became an instant Napa Valley classic - with old world roots - in 1979. Now, CEO David Pearson tells WineTasteTV how Opus One is built to be a classic wine for generations. Focused in the vineyard and in a landmark winery, their cabernet sauvignon blend is truly built to last.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:56
Pine Ridge Winery

Pine Ridge Winery

Wine TasteTV takes you to Pine Ridge Winery, in the heart of Napa Valley's Stags Leap District. Since 1978, they've crafted award winning wines that blend old world tradition with innovation. With 25 years on the job, winemaker Stacy Clark's passion and vineyard experience drive their powerful cabernet sauvignon and distinctive chardonnay.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States7:25
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 States4:43
Doug Shafer

Doug Shafer

WineTasteTV talks with Doug Shafer about his family's early days in the wine business and how they focus on letting the vineyard fruit shine through in the wine. From their Shafer Hillside Select to the newest project, One Point Five, find out how the Shafer family has placed quality above everything else.   More »

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Wine Regions: United States3:41
Dan Goldfield: Dutton Goldfield

Dan Goldfield: Dutton Goldfield

Dan Goldfield's roots run deep making chardonnay and pinot noir in the Russian River Valley for some of Sonoma's top wineries. Since 1999, he and Steve Dutton have been making their own wine from some of the most distinctive vineyard properties in the area. Now Dan shares his passion and philosophy for wine and the vineyard land with WineTasteTV.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States4:37
Vintners Inn

Vintners Inn

When visiting one of the world's greatest wine regions, why should you ever leave the vineyard? Discover Vintners Inn, an enchanting retreat in the heart of Sonoma, where the luxury of a resort sits alongside the beauty of a vineyard.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States1:18
Benziger Family Ties

Benziger Family Ties

More than a dozen members of the Benziger family work together to craft their wines. Chris Benziger explains how their passion for the land and each other drive this Sonoma County winery.  More »

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Wine Regions: United States2:52