warren winiarski

  1. Warren Winiarski’s ‘Aha!’ Moment With Nathan Fay’s Homemade Wine

    Warren Winiarski’s ‘Aha!’ Moment With Nathan Fay’s Homemade Wine

    Winiarski compares his time at Souverain and Robert Mondavi Winery to climbing ever-taller peaks. “They were my guided lesser peaks, and Ivancie was my attempt at a solo.”
  2. Phelps Insignia, Jackass Zin and a Vice Bust: How the World Celebrated OTBN

    Phelps Insignia, Jackass Zin and a Vice Bust: How the World Celebrated OTBN

    Wine “has the capacity to lift us out of ourselves by its beauty. The appreciation of that beauty elevates our life through wine.” --Warren Winiarski, on OTBN 2020
  3. Warren Winiarski receives the Smithsonian’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal

    Warren Winiarski receives the Smithsonian’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal

    Warren Winiarski, whose the 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon bested famous French reds in the 1976 Judgment of Paris, has become the first winemaker to receive the Smithsonian’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal.
  4. Diamond Creek ’78 and Riesling’s ‘Benjamin Button Act’: Secrets of Aging

    Diamond Creek ’78 and Riesling’s ‘Benjamin Button Act’: Secrets of Aging

    "We enjoy older wines because we feel that if you pay attention, you’ll notice that they’re more likely to change dramatically in the glass as you drink them." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  5. Harlan, Stag’s Leap and Moose Stroganoff: An OTBN With So Many Surprises

    Harlan, Stag’s Leap and Moose Stroganoff: An OTBN With So Many Surprises

    "We invented OTBN in 1999 because it seems like everybody has that one bottle of wine that’s too special to open. So we said, fine, on the last Saturday of February, let’s all corkscrew up our courage and do it together." Dorothy J. Gaiter & John Brecher
  6. Warren Winiarski Looking Back At The Judgment of Paris

    Warren Winiarski Looking Back At The Judgment of Paris

    What Did The Judgment of Paris Mean to Warren Winiarski? ‘I Had More Responsibility to the Fruit’
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