While our most-popular videos of 2021 highlighted the itch to get together after being cooped up during the pandemic, 2022’s videos were a return to the basics of wine enjoyment. Refreshing summer cocktails for poolside imbibing, tours of the grand estates of Bordeaux and classic wine-and-cheese pairings all appealed to our viewers, as did a never-before-seen interview with wine legend Ernest Gallo and appearances by rock stars Sting and Jon Bon Jovi at Wine Spectator‘s 2021 New York Wine Experience. From learning about lesser-known wine regions like Franciacorta and Alentejo to exploring the Top 10 Wines of the Year to simply mastering a waiter’s corkscrew, this year’s most-viewed clips indicated a thirst to return to wine in its purest forms of pleasure and exploration. Cheers to that!
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With its Broadway-style belting, frequent scene changes and large cast, Steve Jacobson’s energetic musical parody “Cabernet Tonight” won the hearts of our editors and viewers—and our 2022 Video Contest! A fun and flamboyant tour of the wine world, with a profusion of labels, Jacobson’s creative first-time entry was infectious enough to make even the most snobbish enophile break out in a full-throated vibrato. Voters’ second- and third-favorite videos were “Full Circle,” winemaker Jennifer Higgins’ ode to a plot of land that holds a special place in her life, and “A Bold Vision” from vintner Xavier Cervantes, who is pursuing a life of adventure on what he calls “Napa’s last frontier.” Watch all the finalists and honorable mentions!
Ernest Gallo: A Rare Interview
This spring, Wine Spectator released exclusive, never-before-seen footage of editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken interviewing Ernest Gallo, the late co-founder and chairman of what was then and continues to be one of the world’s largest wine companies. Conducted at Gallo’s home in Modesto, Calif., in 1999, this rare personal interview nearly didn’t happen!
How to Use a Corkscrew
Sometimes you just have to get back to basics. Wine Spectator gave new wine lovers a simple visual guide to using a seemingly intimidating waiter’s corkscrew. With some helpful terminology, a smooth foil cut and a few confident twists, this tutorial can help anyone achieve sommelier-like efficiency. Check out our other Wine 101 videos on how to open sparkling wine and screwcaps!
ABCs of Franciacorta
Senior editor Alison Napjus and Restaurant Awards director Cassia Schifter dive into the details of Franciacorta, one of Italy’s top regions for bubbly, exploring its traditions, terroir and techniques. Check our entire library of ABCs videos, from Bordeaux and Burgundy to Sicily and Alentejo.
Top 10 Wine Values of 2021
Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wine Values of 2021
Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of 2022 series
As usual, Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines (including the Wine of the Year) garnered the most interest in 2022. But a new addition, the Top Wine Values of the Year, debuted in January with our senior editors’ top value picks from 2021, generated a lot of excitement too. These affordable wines scored 90 points or higher, cost $40 or less, were made in large enough quantities to be widely available and represented the diversity of the global wine scene. And the Wine Value of the Year scored 93 points yet only cost $17! Check out who made the new list.
Summer Cocktails: Aperol Spritz
2022 brought a return to easy summer livin’, as evidenced by the popularity of our new summer cocktail series. Aperol spritzes, Porto tonicos and Spanish fizzes flowed, with…
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