April 2011

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

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir






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.

Luxe Life: Michelin Food & Travel

Michelin and a Canadian luxury tour operator kicked the expert travel guidance concept up a notch.

Destination: Charleston, South Carolina

A crop of winecentric bars and cutting-edge restaurants give visitors a taste of luxurious Lowcountry living in this charming coastal city.

Bite Me

Melissa Bushell, Baking Goddess and Cupcake Champion says sorry to cupcake trend naysayers, but the treats are here to stay.

Red Beet Risotto with Crème Fraîche and Dill

Bright in color and bursting with fresh spring flavors, Chef Ray Garcia of FIG Restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows serves this vegetarian risotto in his Santa Monica restaurant.

Sting's Message in a Bottle

Branching out beyond music, the iconic rock musician, winemaker and farmer finds a home for his winemaking and culinary leanings in Tuscany, Italy.

Party Like It's 1799

One of our nation’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson was also one of the nation’s original epicures. In honor of his 268th birthday this April 13, we offer a Jefferson-style party with updated recipes and wines from his native Virginia, along with a few of his French favorites.

Sangiovese: The Grape at the Heart of Italy

“No grape brings more joy or more pain,” says one winemaker of the variety that is the essence of some of Italy’s most iconic wines. Here is the past, present and future of this exciting variety.

Spring Forward

Light libations are on the menu this spring.

Birra Italiana

They’ve mastered winemaking, architecture, fine art, music and good living. What can we expect when Italians turn their attention to beer?

Choose Your Own Adventure, Finger Lakes Style

A romantic getaway for two, a family adventure or a trip for the lone wine lover—the following itineraries will help you plan an unforgettable visit to one of New York’s preeminent wine regions.

Finger Lakes for Foodies

Exploring the true farm-to-table community.

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