Our most-popular videos of 2023 are odes to the joy wine brings us all, whether it be from winemaking, wine tasting, or just enjoying with friends. The best cheese pairings for different white varietals were a big hit, as were refreshing summer sangria recipes. An exclusive interview with wine legend Chuck Wagner of Caymus dove deep into the legacy of one of California’s most prolific labels, and an insider look into one of Bordeaux’s third-growth estates, as well as a profile on special Sonoma coast winery Wayfarer, all drew the attention of viewers interested in learning more about the process of producing some of the world’s best wines. Not to be outshone was this year’s Video Contest winner: returning champion Steve Jacobson of “Cabernet Tonight” fame, who produced another infectiously fun and upbeat music video that won the hearts of voters for a second year running. Catch up on all the best clips from 2023!
Wine Spectator‘s 2023 Video Contest Winner[videoPlayerTag videoId=”NoSZrhsh”]
Love the Wine You’re With
Building on the success of his first submission in 2022, the smash-hit of the wine world, “Cabernet Tonight,” Steve Jacobson’s sophomore submission, “Love the Wine You’re With,” was more folksy in tone, but no less funky and flamboyant in nature. With cameos from vintners like Kathryn Hall of Hall and Dave Phinney from Orin Swift Cellars, Jacobson succeeded in winning the votes of thousands with his ear-catching tune for a second year running. Hot on his heels was runner-up Akiko Freeman of Freeman Winery, with her heart-felt video “Akiko Dreams of Pinot,” and explosive terroir was explored in the third-place film, “Volcanic Journey,” which followed the team at California’s Obsidian Wine Co. as they explored the uncharted territories of wine with their vineyards grown on layers of ash. Watch all of 2023’s honorable mentions and finalists!
Connecting on Screen: Wine’s Biggest Personalities
Between exclusive conversations, detailed interviews and touching tributes, there is so much content to catch up on featuring the most exciting people in the wine world for 2023. An up-close and personal interview between Wine Spectator and publisher Marvin R. Shanken and Napa Valley wine star Chuck Wagner was this year’s most watched series, with the two long-time friends covering a wide range of topics and sharing never-before-heard stories.[videoPlayerTag videoId=”Sec6Kj59″]
Chuck Wagner and Marvin R. Shanken Explore the Legacy of Caymus
This video series, featuring the exclusive interview between Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken and Chuck Wagner published in the Nov. 15, 2023, issue, is a wide-ranging discussion of family, legacy and Wagner’s iconic Caymus Cabernet. The conversation between these two titans is more than worth the watch.[videoPlayerTag videoId=”DJtO2jPR”]
A Tribute to Jean-Michel Cazes
This touching tribute to late Bordeaux icon Jean-Michel Cazes of Château Lynch Bages debuted at the 2023 New York Wine Experience, where Cazes’ son Jean-Charles was presenting a vertical tasting of the family’s wines.
Wine Spectator‘s Top 10 Wines of 2023
Along with the highly-anticipated Wine of the Year, a Wine Value of the Year was also named for the second year in a row. The Top 10 Wines of 2023 and the Top 10 Wine Values of 2022 lists are two of the most anticipated announcements of the year in the world of wine, chosen carefully by our senior editors from over 9,000 wines reviewed in the past year. Watch to find out which wines won the top spots![videoPlayerTag videoId=”bI429Npx”]
Wine Spectator‘s Top 10 Wines of 2023
In this countdown to the crown, the Top 10 Wines of 2023 are each featured, leading up to the highly anticipated Wine of the Year. If you haven’t heard the news yet, tune in to find out which wines our senior editors chose to represent the best of 2023. Will there be a Bordeaux, a…
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