August 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

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.

Drinking Your Way Through Central Europe

In our society’s inexhaustible race towards the new and innovative, be it in art or architecture, food or drink, we sometimes lose sight of the enduring appeal of the old.

Uncorkings 8.23

News and notes from the world of wine.

Eat Like a Winemaker

These end-of-summer recipes from Christine Hanna's "The Winemaker Cooks" are easy and earthy.

Mixologist of the Month: Lu Brow

Bar Chef of Café Adelaide, New Orleans

Paradise Found

Hosting an exotic Hawaiian feast is a tropical breeze, and the fare is surprisingly beer and wine-friendly.

Q&A With François Lurton

Global vintner and survivor of Dakar, the world's most punishing off-road rally.

Cocktail of the Month: Experience 1

Paris's slew of new cocktail clubs are mixing and matching to perfection.

Party Ideas for August

Enjoy a gourmet picnic, some after-the-links drinks and a good old fashioned hukilau.

Uncorkings 8/9/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.

Luxe Life: Peter Island Resort & Spa

The largest private island in the British Virgin Islands is now cooking up a culinary adventure.

Top Sommeliers on What’s Hot Now

Nominees for the 2010 Top Sommelier title identify today’s most in-demand wines, spirits and cocktails.

Italy Continues to Lead U.S. Imports

Thanks largely to the booming popularity of Italian sparkling wines like Prosecco.

Glazer’s Bill Cascio “cautiously optimistic”

The VP director for one of the country’s largest distributors discusses the state of ultra-premium wine.

Pinot’s Weekend of Glory

Highlights from the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon.

Yountville Takes Top Honors at U.S. Sommelier Championships

Matthew Stamp of The French Laundry named Top Sommelier; Jason Heller of REDD earns Best Young Sommelier title.

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