Ben O'Donnell

Ben O'Donnell

Associate Editor, WineSpectator.com

About

Ben O’Donnell joined Wine Spectator in 2009 and was promoted to WineSpectator.com associate editor in 2014.

As an archaeology student in Italy and Greece, O'Donnell was introduced to the pleasures of vino da tavola. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he was hired to write a travel blog for the Francis Ford Coppola Presents brand, touring the major wine regions of France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain.

O’Donnell has managed WineSpectator.com’s weekly Unfiltered column, covering drinks in pop culture, since 2017; he also edits the wine and dining interview sections, and contributes news and features.

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What to Pop … for an Intimate Gathering

Kick back and make the best of 2020 with these sommelier picks for a small celebration …

Dec 15, 2020
What to Give … An Enthusiastic Newbie

What to Give … An Enthusiastic Newbie

Wines to expand their horizons, selected by top sommeliers; plus gadget gifts for the …

Dec 15, 2020
Bottles to Uncork, Bottles to Unwrap

Bottles to Uncork, Bottles to Unwrap

Sommeliers share their picks for toasting and gifting this holiday season

Dec 15, 2020
Wines to Give … Your Most Special Someone

Wines to Give … Your Most Special Someone

Unusual bottlings with great stories, selected by top sommeliers

Dec 15, 2020
Wine Talk Video: The Authors of Bestselling Wine Graphic Novel 'The Drops of God'
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Wine Talk Video: The Authors of Bestselling Wine Graphic Novel 'The Drops of God'

We interviewed manga authors Shin and Yuko Kibayashi at Comic-Con about the unlikely smash …

Oct 27, 2020
Unfiltered
News in Print

Unfiltered

In the latest scoop in drinks and pop culture, a true-crime TV series featuring Burgundy's …

Oct 31, 2020
Wineries and Chefs Gear Up Charity Efforts for California Wildfire Relief
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Wineries and Chefs Gear Up Charity Efforts for California Wildfire Relief

Some provided on-the-ground aid to deliver meals amid the blazes, while others are coming …

Oct 15, 2020
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News in Print

Unfiltered

Cycles Gladiator supports an initiative to paint murals celebrating the 100th anniversary …

Oct 15, 2020
Black Eyed Peas, NFL Hall of Famers and More Boost Wine Charity Efforts
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Black Eyed Peas, NFL Hall of Famers and More Boost Wine Charity Efforts

Barefoot Wines, Jackson Family Wines and others are making pushes to support kids' …

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