From selling grapes to making Wine Spectator's Top Wine of 2010, the Smith family's story parallels that of Paso Robles. Join Justin Smith as he talks whale bones, family and dancing on his way to making benchmark Rhône wines in Paso.
Top-scoring Pacific NW reds (such as Reynvaan Stonessence) hail from the Rocks, known for its distinctive cobblestone soils in OR & WA. Learn about the area with Kevin Pogue, the geologist who helped define the proposed AVA's boundaries in Oregon.
What can you expect from a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in terms of flavor, structure and aging? Get the scoop from winemaker Harry Peterson-Nedry who began growing grapes here in 1980 and now has estate vineyards in three of the six Willamette AVAs.
The genie behind the magic of Lynch Bages is proprietor Jean-Michel Cazes. Join Jean-Michel as he describes the 2000 vintage and the talented team that contributes to the wine (including the important harvest cooks).
Louis Roederer's Frédéric Rouzaud joins Alison Napjus to compare vintages of Cristal back to 1990. Learn the characteristics these superlative wines derive from Champagne's different growing areas and how the wines evolve over time.