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The Bachelor

Follow Sonoma winemaker Ben Flajnik's televised quest for love

InTouch magazine: Ben, Courtney calling it quits

Single ladies who swooned over him in “The Bachelor” may have another chance at love with one of Sonoma Valley’s celebrity winemakers: Ben Flajnik. The reality TV star and his fiancee, Courtney Robertson, have called it quits, several celebrity news websites reported Friday. Reached by cellphone, Flajnik declined to comment on Friday, and would not answer questions about the news reports. His mom, Barbara Flajnik, also declined to comment. But in a joint statement issued to InTouch magazine, the couple… Read More »

One way into Wine Spectator

Ben got a mention in Wine Spectator’s Unfiltered column this week, partly for his Envolve wine and partly for being a “reality TV winemaking hero.” Flajnik and partners Mike Benziger and Danny Fay were in New York with their wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc that already earned 89 points from the magazine. PHOTOS: Preview the upcoming episode of ‘The Bachelor’ After discussing the wine, Unfiltered shared a little behind-the-scenes gossip. Ben said he was so scared while climbing the Bay… Read More »

Courtney and Emily Face-off

If any spin-off show resulted from this season’s Bachelor, it would have to be focused solely on the facial expressions of a few of the contestants – particularly Courtney and Emily. For now we’ll have to settle on this YouTube video made by Nick Adams, found on the blog Reality Steve.

Take note: all of these expressions occurred within a 15 minute period of time.