August 2013

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

Scotch

Chardonnay

Whiskey

Bourbon

Vodka

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

How to Be a Better Houseguest

A Labor Day invitation to a friend’s vacation home is the ultimate summer get. Here’s how to make sure you’re asked back.

Artemis Group, Owners of Château Latour, Acquire Esteemed Araujo Estate Wines

Wine Enthusiast speaks with Bart Araujo about selling the 23-year-old winery.

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Marlborough Wine Region

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

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.

Celebrating Top Restaurants with a Rollicking Rooftop Affair

Wine Enthusiast honors its Top 100 Wine Restaurants on the roof of Manhattan’s NoMad.

Must-Try Summer Whites Under $25

Drink in the last days of the warm season with these top-scoring, priced-right pours

August's Top Shelf

This month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy.

Tasting Galicia's Glory

From Albariño to Treixadura and Godello, the white wines of northwest Spain crackle with clean flavors and food-friendly acidity.

This Month's Crush: Bocanaríz in Santiago

This capital city wine bar showcases Chile's premier pours.

Destination: Santa Cruz

With award-winning local wines and eats, this surf city is having a moment. Here's your gastro guide to S.C.

America, You Have Arrived

The wine-and-food culture in the U.S. has never been more exciting, and restaurants are leading the charge.

Advice to the Greedy: It’s Not Time to Raise Prices

Consumers still recovering from the recession should support wineries that follow these four steps to success.

Barrel Fever

A quick glance at where your wine barrels are born.

Peter Lehmann, Legendary Australian Winemaker, Dies at 82

"Baron of Barossa” championed the region’s grape growers.

New York's Sommeliers Pour Local

Many of Manhattan’s best restaurants aren’t just about eating local, but drinking local wines, too.

Game On

Move over pork: Duck is the new darling of America’s hottest restaurants, and it scores big with playful wine pairings from Rioja to the Rhône.

Pizza Party

Wine-friendly pizzas offer diners a slice of heaven.

Element of Surprise

Whether menus change daily, weekly or monthly—or cease to be presented to diners at all—eating at these restaurants is nothing less than a thrill.

Ripe for Picking

It’s always a berry good summer for Rebecca Weitzman, executive chef of New York City’s Clarkson.

The Bartender as Rock Star

Wine Enthusiast talks with filmmaker Douglas Tirola, whose documentary Hey Bartender explores how both modern cocktails—and the people who make them—became cultural icons.

Recipe of the Month: Get Toasted

Inspired by the favorite dish of the forty-niners, this snack strikes gold.

The Taco Goes Gourmet

The once-humble Mexican tortilla is the new edible canvas of the culinary world.

Speed Chills

How to make a cobbler.

2013's Hottest Beer Trends

Get up to speed with the fast-evolving world of craft brews.

Booze Lagoon

Thai Phraya Rum comes to America in time for summer.

Harlem Shake & Serve

Cocktail of the Month: The Emancipation Again

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