April 2010

One-Track Wine Lists

NYC's 2nd Annual Red and White Bash

Red and White Bash

Don’t miss the event of the year! Buy tickets to our New York and Chicago parties now.

Wine Star Award Videos

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2013 Best Restaurants

Restaurants that serve up a true passion for presenting mind-blowing wine-and-food pairings.

The Wine Star Awards

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors the wine and spirit industry’s influential leaders of 2013.

2012 Best Reasturants

Wine Beginners

Kick-start your ongoing exploration of wine. Through these simple and smart guidelines, you’ll discover your own palate.

Cocktail Recipes

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2013 Vintage Chart

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s vintage chart is a year-by-year guide to the overall quality and drinkability of the wines from the world’s major winegrowing regions.

2011 Best Restaurants

Cooking with Wine

Adding wine to your favorite recipe can impart wonderful flavor, but too much or the wrong style can put the kibbosh on a potentially delicious dinner.

Wine and Cheese

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavor.

Wine Pairings

Each season offers some opportunity, great or small, for the worlds of food and wine to have a graceful pas de deux.

German Wine Facts & Terms

German wine labels can be intimidating: long, foreign words and ornate script are enough to make many consumers head straight for a different section of the wine shop.

Italian Wine Facts & Terms

Italian tradition is so closely grafted to the vine that the good cheer and easy attitudes associated with wine culture are mirrored in the nation’s temperament.

French Wine Facts & Terms

The style of French wine echoes that of the French themselves—elegant, well-dressed, showing an appreciation for the good things of life but never to excess.

Varietal versus Appellation Labeling

Throughout Europe, wines are classified by vineyard, village and/or region where they are made. This appellation system is based on precisely defined wine regions, some as small as a single vineyard.

White Wine Information & Basics

Learn the varietal characteristics of white wine grapes.

Red Wine Information & Basics

Learn the varietal characteristics of red wine grapes.

Glassware and Serving Basics

Insisting on a good glass is not snobbery; it’s common sense.

How To Taste Wine

Learn to evaluate wine by sight, smell and taste.

Wine For Beginners

Learning to taste wine is no different than learning to really appreciate music or art—the pleasure you receive is proportionate to the effort you make.

Stewed Bísaro Pork

A rich and succulent recipe, adapted for home preparation.

A Rhône White Lexicon

The 101 on the lesser-known grapes of France's Rhône Valley.

Wine and Dine Non-stop from London to Vegas

Virgin Airlines offers Sin City-bound travelers wines of sky-high quality.

Video Story: Wine Enthusiast Magazine Wins Best Magazine at Grandi Cru Vinitaly Awards

Wine Enthusiast editor Monica Larner named best young journalist.

Toast of the Town Atlanta 2010

Wine devotees gather at the Georgia Aquarium for Wine Enthusiast’s consumer tasting gala.

Basque, You Ask?

At the table, the Basques of northern Spain set aside their toughness over something they all can agree upon: the importance of good food.

Belvedere's Raspberry Caipiroska

The luscious black fruit accents of this refreshing sip, combined with lively lemon, offer complexity and flavor that’s equally good in the warm months or by a fire.

Destination: Reykjavic

Once the ash clears, the pocket-sized Icelandic capital is a must-see.

Uncorkings for 4/12/2010

The top industry stories of the week.

Then and Now with Molly Ringwald

The '80s cult queen and soon-to-be-author dishes on past and present favorites.

You Asked: How is a Wine's Score Determined?

Senior Tasting Director Joe Czerwinski answers.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine to Present Vinitaly Tasting

Editor Monica Larner will discuss the highest-rated Italian wines of 2009 at Italy's largest trade fair.

Slices Of Sweet and Sour Ecstasy

David Rosengarten's recipe for lemon squares.

Life in the Age of the Reset

The Wine Market Council report makes it clear that consumers are benefiting from lower prices for high quality wines, but can the industry support this “new normal”?

Sweetening the Deal

Four shaker-worthy alternatives to simple syrup.

The State of the Industry

How we bought wine in 2009.

Rhône in the USA

A California chef dishes on how to pair Rhône-style wines with lip-smacking foods.

Destination: Mount Etna

Sicily's mountain of fire is among the Mediterranean’s biggest attractions, offering much more than stellar wine.

Mt. Etna Gets Hot

Surprisingly delicate wines from Italy’s fiery mountain are posed to be the next big find for fans of the elegrant but offbeat.

Entertaining According to Molly Ringwald

The 80’s cult queen dishes on throwing the perfect dinner party.

Uncorkings for 04/05/10

The top 10 industry stories of the week.

Bordeaux 2009: The Price Speculation Game

How much will wines from this great vintage cost? Nobody knows.

Bordeaux En Primeur 2009 Day 5: The Good, the Great and the Best

Roger Voss picks the top wines of the vintage.

Bordeaux En Primeur 2009 Day 3: Coping with the Weather

Wednesday reviews: Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, Médoc. Thursday: Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac

Classic Baeckoffe with Lamb, Pork and Beef

Bring winter to an end with this hearty, multi-step Alsatian casserole.

The New California Cabernet

Now is the time to venture outside of Napa for Cabs of style, structure and value.

Bordeaux En Primeur 2009 Day 4: Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac

For success or failure, blame merlot.

15 Icons of Italian Wine

Cin-Cin! Groundbreaking wines that every lover of Old World classics should try.

Mountain Inspired Entertaining

Recreate Aspen’s après-ski scene at home.

Bordeaux En Primeur 2009 Day 2: Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Drama in the glass.

Sky's the Limit

Despite the recession, airlines offer inflight wines worth the trip.

Bordeaux En Primeur Day 1: Masterpiece in the Making

Today reviews for Sauternes. Tomorrow Saint-Emilion and Pomerol.


The top ten industry stories of the week.

The Locomotive Cocktail

A smooth and smoky twist on the Sidecar from L.A.'s Montage Hotel.

Rosso e Marrone: Then and Now

Revisiting our #1 beer of 2009 plus a first look at the sour ale's second batch.

Huge Turnout For ProWein 2010

The recent staging of ProWein 2010, Düsseldorf's international trade fair, ended with record visitor and exhibitor figures.

Highest Rated Kosher Wines

Plus an innovative recipe to spice things up at this year's Seder table.

Let It Flow

Conversation starters for your next party.

The Pen is Mightier than the Pour

According to a Cornell University study, restaurants can sell more by rewriting their wine lists.

Spring Wine Cleaning

Tips for keeping your glassware and bar tools spotless and sparkly.

Calistoga AVA: Finally a Reality

After years of contention, the winemaking region now constitutes Napa Valley's 15th appellation.

Acing a Walk-Around Tasting

Everything you always wanted to know about wine and food events but were afraid to ask.

A Farewell to Fess Parker

The King of the Wild Frontier and pioneer of Santa Ynez Valley winemaking dies at age 85.

Why Does Food Taste Better in Italy?

The ingredients are farm-to-table fresh, the traditions strong, the kitchen skills unequalled. But that’s only the beginning. The Italians’ respect for great food borders on worship.

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