Whereas our top videos of 2020 highlighted creative ways to pass the time at home, 2021's favorites centered extra on getting out and about and assembly massive names in wine of their ingredient. Whether or not it was driving alongside on winery visits with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, speaking wine with NBA legend Dwyane Wade or seeing Italian comic Maccio Capatonda go overboard in pursuing wine experience, we lined many elements of wine schooling and pleasure. Our high movies additionally included an inside have a look at the Wine of the Yr, an exploration of European wine areas and the best way to grasp the cheese board. So increase your glass and luxuriate in this 12 months's favourite clips!
As soon as once more, wine lovers world wide tuned in to see Wine Spectator's Wine of the Yr reveal. Senior editor James Molesworth, lead taster for California Cabernet and Bordeaux, unveiled the Dominus Property Napa Valley 2018, the Yountville undertaking of Proper Financial institution Bordeaux chief Christian Moueix, who introduced many years of expertise, endurance and good instincts to a benchmark classic for Napa Cabernet. For extra info on all Prime 100 Wines of 2020, take a look at our Top 100 video page to listen to from our senior editors about what makes the Prime 10 wines particular and discover different areas, grape varieties and wine kinds featured on this 12 months’s listing.
Video Contest Winner
For our 2021 Video Contest, filmmakers bought their artistic juices flowing to convey their private wine tales to life. On this 12 months's winning submission, Italian winery Caviro and Volio Imports introduced collectively Italian wine professionals and well-known comic Maccio Capatonda to indicate what occurs after we try to look like an professional as an alternative of simply being ourselves. "Sommelier: Do not Attempt This at House" proved to be the favourite amongst voters, adopted by "High Tannins" and "finalists and honorable mentions!
As family and friends started gathering once more in 2021, it was time to interrupt out the particular treats—like a wonderful charcuterie board overflowing with effective cheeses, attractive meats, fruits, nuts and extra. Our editors shared 3 keys for developing a profitable cheese board, recommendations on how a lot you want, a straightforward hack for beautiful salami rosettes and 4 wine-pairing suggestions. Discover more cheese tips and get your charcuterie on!
Take your breakfast to the subsequent degree with excellent poached eggs. We headed to the hen coop at Vegetable Energy Farm for this fast and straightforward recipe!
Do you want your espresso additional creamy and frothy? We shared a recipe for this instantaneous espresso–primarily based Korean deal with to associate with the total story on this Web sensation in our June 15 & 30, 2021, double situation of Wine Spectator!
This fall, NBA legend and Napa vintner Dwyane Wade joined senior editor MaryAnn Worobiec in Wine Spectator's Napa workplace for a deep dive into Wade's journey into wine appreciation after which manufacturing, in addition to what he hopes to perform as a new U.C. Davis board member. Be taught extra about what he goals to convey to the wine business!
Irrespective of how lengthy you research wine, there's at all times a brand new area to discover or an previous area to rediscover, and guiding wine lovers by them is a core a part of Wine Spectator's mission. Find out about certainly one of Spain's historic winemaking areas: Cariñena. Try its fascinating historical past, demanding terroir and signature grapes.
As New Yr's approaches, Prosecco takes the stage. However how do you discover the perfect of this booming Italian glowing wine class? Senior editor Alison Napjus walks viewers by the Prosecco DOCG’s terroirs, high classifications and phrases, so you will know precisely what to search for on the bottle earlier than you snag one for upcoming festivities!
Whereas Prosecco has turn out to be broadly identified, there's rather more to Italian glowing wine. Our editors launched viewers to the traditional-method sparklers from Italy's mountainous Trentino area. Get to know this historic space, its winemaking traditions, key grapes and what makes these bubblies so thrilling!
With its various tradition, unimaginable delicacies and a protracted historical past of wine manufacturing, this Mediterranean island has broad enchantment. Be taught extra about Italy’s Sicilia D.O.C. with senior editor Alison Napjus and affiliate editor Julie Harans as they discover the historical past of the wines, vital indigenous grapes, meals pairings and extra!
Within the Winery
California's most sought-after winemaker supplied an inside have a look at three completely different Napa Cabernet vineyards—demonstrating pruning strategies and exhibiting the influence of drought—as senior editor James Molesworth rode alongside this summer time. Plus, watch a bonus video of Brown and Schrader Cellars founder Fred Schrader from the 2018 New York Wine Expertise!