Bigger Bottles = More Wine to Drink & More Fun

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There’s nothing that screams “celebration” more than pouring wine from a magnum-sized bottle. A magnum, is twice as big as a standard 750 milliliter bottle and serves 10 glasses of wine. Serving wine from a magnum is an impressive sight to behold, and makes a statement! Magnum bottles are perfect for family get-togethers or any […]

BYDAND’s Spectacular 2018 Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

BYDAND Estate Wines from Wine Spectrum on Vimeo. Wine Spectrum has been a big fan of Bydand’s limited-production wines for many years. Our team loves the wines and jumped at the opportunity to video Colin Gordon and Tim Beranek on their estate vineyard in Napa Valley. Bydand not only produces a delicious Napa Valley Cabernet, […]

Wine Spectrum Brings You “En Primeur”

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Enjoy Industry Insider Access To Legendary Wines Historically, Bordeaux wine producers, including all major châteaux, sold their wine “en primeur” or as “futures” (buying wine that is still in barrel). En primeur, which means “first” in French, is when châteaux present their wines and set prices. It takes place a few months after harvest while […]

Meet Napa Valley’s 100 PT Winemakers

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The Best Winemakers in Napa Valley Is wine made in the vineyards or in the cellar? Some of the finest talents in the world debate this point. However, most inspired winemakers lean towards making themselves invisible in the wine—their talent is entirely versed in detecting subtleties in the vineyard or the vintage, adapting to it […]

Wine Spectrum’s Where to Taste in Wine Country Primer

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Wine country is a beautiful destination for food and wine lovers. More wineries are opening up and ready to welcome you back to our beloved wine country. With so many wineries it’s challenging to know which ones to visit. Our team lives and breaths wine country—some of us taste at wineries every weekend! Here are […]

The Best Wine to Pair with Chicken

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Chicken is a favorite protein known for its versatility. It pairs with so many different seasonings, side dishes, and accompaniments. It’s economical and a flexible protein to pair with wine. The meat itself is a bit of a hybrid—part lean white meat, part rich dark meat. A simple roasted chicken, for example, pairs equally well […]

Top 5 Best Food & Wine Movies—Paired With Wine

Wine and film share a profound link: the ability of a single sip or scene to transport your senses away to a wholly different time and place. Below are our staff picks for best movies that celebrate food & wine. Elevate your movie watching with our suggested wine pairings. TOP 5 FOOD & WINE MOVIES […]

Wine of The Year

2018 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Signature’ Napa Valley   The #1 Wine of 2020 is the 2018 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley When Donn and Molly Chappellet founded Chappellet Vineyard in 1967, their goal was to create world-class wines with the depth, complexity and character of the finest first growth Bordeaux. Unlike the other great […]

Wine Spectrum Top 100 Wines of 2020 – Press Release

  America’s Fine Wine Purveyor—Wine Spectrum Announces 2020’s Top 100 Wines Each year Wine Spectrum reveals its Top 100 Wine List—experienced wine buyers (sommeliers, former wine buyers and directors) select the most exciting wines from thousands of wines they’ve evaluated during the course of the year. Wine Spectrum’s 2020 Top 100 honors the ‘best-of-the-best’ wines—a […]

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