August 2012

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.

How To: Make Orgeat Syrup

The secret behind making the syrup that flavors many exotic cocktails.

Luxe Life: Bordeaux Tour de Force

Tour one of the world's most famous wine regions in style, with long-time Bordeaux resident James Lawther, MW, as your guide.

Special Celebrations in Restaurants

Many restaurants offer private dining rooms, and many more will create a special menu for the group.

Restaurants with Wine Clubs

Restaurants are providing wine lovers with direct access to their well-edited lists.

August's Top 10 Under $10

These wines represent some of the best inexpensive offerings we've tasted this month.

Q&A with Benjamin Wallace, Author of The Billionaire's Vinegar

The journalist explores the world of rare wine collecting and its perils.

Beer Trends

As the craft beer industry continues to evolve, knowing these brew trends will keep you current.

Tough Economic Times Mean Great Value Wines

With a little help from the Central Valley, many coastal California wineries have been able to keep prices down.

Restaurants in the Limelight

When it comes to new wine discoveries, innovative selections and setting wine trends, America's restaurants are rocking more than ever.

Bourbon’s Perfect Pairings

Kentucky-based chef Jonathan Lundy sounds off on this spirit's ultimate food mates.

Taking "Made to Order" to the Next Level

This Three-Hour Cold-Drip Margarita redefines custom cocktails.

A Guide to Visiting Alsace

France's oldest wine route is also one of the world's best.

New Zealand’s Best White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc is the engine that drives the country’s international growth, but its top whites demonstrate diversity and complexity.

Chef & Restaurateur John Delucie

This New York City-based chef offers a snapshot of his hectic daily life.

Top Six Sommelier Rendezvous

Six of the nation’s leading sommeliers reveal their favorite postwork haunts, snacks and beverages.

Demystifying the Sommelier

Patrick Chiappetta, director of operations at Art and Soul in Washington, D.C., sounds off on showboating sommeliers.

Summer Bookshelf

Retreat from the heat with these delectable summer reads.

Onsite Gardens

In addition to stellar wine lists, these restaurants offer cocktails and dishes that are truly homegrown.

Large-Format Bottles

From magnum to Nebuchadnezzar, oversized bottles add drama to a meal’s pomp and circumstance.

Pig Roasts

The pet project of top chefs across the country, roasted pig makes for playful wine pairings.

Sangria Sparkles

A summer favorite lightens up.

Toasting the Big Apple

An energetic crowd of nearly 1,500 wine and food lovers gathered at the glamorous Oscar Hammerstein Ballroom for Wine Enthusiast’s signature wine and culinary event in Manhattan.

Monica Larner Named Best International Journalist

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Italian Editor was honored by the Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia at Vinitaly.

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