What does a Winemaker of the Year drink?

What does a Winemaker of the Year drink?

Stephen’s favorite wines – revealed!

If you don’t know already, Stephen Millier is a nakedwines.com legend. He’s the first American winemaker you funded, the top-selling winemaker on nakedwines.com and current Winemaker of the Year!

A guy with that many accolades must have one epic wine collection, right? It got us thinking… 🤔

What does a Winemaker of the Year like Stephen Millier drink?

We asked, and not only did Stephen deliver a list – he curated an exclusive case of his favorite fine wines for Angels. Now he’s revealing what went inside!

Watch Stephen Millier unveil his first curated case for nakedwines.com

How to build the perfect case of fine wines, according to Stephen Millier:

  1. Build up your collection with a mix of classic wines – and new styles
    First, Stephen says, classics from France are a must – like Patrice’s Pouilly Fume and JP’s vintage Champagne Brut. “Liz and I always keep 2 glasses in the freezer for this sparkling wine – you just never know when the right occasion is going to come up.”
  2. Always have different vintages on hand
    You won’t believe what difference a year makes! A great way to start is by collecting older vintages of traditional Spanish Tempranillo. It’s easy to find bottles aged 5, 10, even 15 years. “I picked vintages ranging from 2012-2016. This wine is made to age, so I’m sure it’s going to be a delight.”
  3. Be playful – pick out a few wines you’ve never tried
    For Stephen, new world reds from Australia and Chile are refreshing, innovative, and always a source of inspiration. He’s tried thousands of wines – but he knows there are thousands more to discover! “I think of Cabernet Sauvignon when I think of Chilean wines, so Syrah is a nice surprise – I look forward to giving that a try.”
  4. Play favorites – make sure you have a few bottles handy of your go-to’s
    For Stephen, that means sneaking in a few of his favorite Napa Cabs and Sonoma Pinot from Wine Country. “These are really fine wines – made by friends of mine!
  5. Serve at your leisure
    Stephen’s Fine Wine Case might be loaded with world-famous wines – but he insists you enjoy them casually. “I never have to wait for an occasion to try them – when I try them, that’s the occasion,” he says with a wink.