April 2014

One-Track Wine Lists

NYC's 2nd Annual Red and White Bash

Kosher Wines for Passover

Just in time for Passover, these wines deserve your attention.

Re-Wined: Leftover Wine Recipes

Top chefs view the bottle half full and offer these tips for using every last drop.

Taste Washington Offers Support to Victims of Washington Mudslide

Plus other news and notes from the world of wine, spirits and beer.

50 American Spirits

Here are the smaller-batch boozes you need to sip from all 50 states.

Pop the Cork Art

Our Crush this Month: Wall-worthy wine art.

Pinch Hits

Exploring the salty side of cocktails.

Beyond Grappa

A regional guide to Italy's delicious but oft-unsung spirits.

An Ode to the Dive Bar

A New York dive bar draws its last crowd and stirs up memories.

5 Questions for Chef Michael Symon

The Chew star talks to us about de-snobifying wine.

Drink in Spring

This blend of a hearty aperitivo and a light, warm-weather pisco makes it the perfect palate bridge between winter and summer.

Spring Clean Your Palate

Six insiders share their secrets to pushing the tastebud reset button.

Croatian Wine on the Rise

As this Old World wine-producing area comes together as a young nation, the quality of its wines is rapidly improving.

Tennessee Governor to sign “Wine in Grocery Stores Bill”

Plus importer news and other notes from the world of wine, beer and spirits.

Portugal’s Green Revolution

While the spritely, low-alcohol versions of Vinho Verde are perfect for warm-weather sipping, some producers are aiming for more richness and complexity. It’s an exciting time for Portugal’s “green wine.”

Modern-Day Chianti

With its latest releases, Chianti Classico enters a new era, born of wines that are better than ever.

Inaugural Cape Wine Auction a Smashing Success

The 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises more than seven million rand for education in the Cape winelands.

Your Mission District

The gourmet guide to San Francisco's culinary epicenter.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates acquires Eola-Amity Hills property

The "Great Oregon Land Grab" continues.

Uruguayan Travel Tips

Here’s your cheat sheet to all things Uruguay.

Choose Your Adventure

There’s no reason you can’t marry your love of wine and your favorite sport when plotting your next escape. Here’s your travel guide to the regions where your two passions will play together perfectly.

Wine Enthusiast Adds Two New Tasters in California

In its 26th year, the publication tastes more wines in California than any other.

A Look Back at the Life of Isabelle Simi

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Wine Enthusiast examines the pioneering and dynamic vintner.

5 Must-Try Pale Ales

While they may not have the over-the-top character of their IPA brethren, pale ales are by no means lacking in flavor or distinction.

Bahn Mi Brunch Recipe

Break out of your eggs benedict brunch rut with this Riesling-friendly, duck-sausage take on the Bahn Mi.

10 Small Appellations

These 10 appellations may be small in terms of acreage, but their delicious wines prove that bigger isn’t always better.

Party Savers

Disaster-proof your big night with these six surefire hosting tricks.

Red and White Bash

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

Barbera Food Pairings

Americans are learning what Italians have known for years—Barbera makes wines that perfectly complement a wide range of dishes.

Fat Tuesday Tipples

Bring a taste of the Big Easy home this Mardi Gras with these five festive drinks.

Mastering Sangiovese

Italy’s winemakers have finally found the sweet spot for Chianti Classico.

Italy, By Way of California

Only a few of Italy’s hundreds of indigenous grape varieties can claim success in California. Here’s your (short) shopping list.

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.

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