August 2014

7 National Tequila Day Cocktails

Rethink the blended margarita with these Tequila libations.

Q+A: Charlie Papazian on Homebrewing

To celebrate two of our favorite summer pastimes—making and drinking beer—we chat with Charlie Papazian, author of the DIY beer bible, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.

The Perfect Pinot Grigio Pairing

Match your favorite summertime wine with this tasty grilled wonder from Ralph Scamardella, chef at Lavo NYC.

California Approves New Malibu Coast AVA

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

Wine Enthusiast Partners with Dinner Lab for a Dynamic Pairing Series

Adventurous diners dig into modern and authentic wine-and-food pairings.

3 Stove-Free Recipes

Want to play host but can’t stand the heat in your kitchen? We’ve got you covered with this stove-free dinner party menu.

13 Great 2011 Pinot Noirs

California's 2011 Pinot Noirs are complex, focused and vibrant.

8 Top-Rated Summer Rums

These two countries produce different—but equally delicious—styles.

Top Beer Trends of 2014

Six sip-worthy trends to watch for this year.

Kitchen Freezer

Warning: Mix this Negroni-inspired slushie from Estadio in Washington, D.C., and you’ll never look at a frozen margarita the same way again.

Frozen Spiked Drinks

The convenience-store Icee machine is now behind dozens of America’s best bars, helping mixologists create a new breed of cocktail—the sophisticated frozen drink.

Pisco Punch Recipe

Perfect for hot weather and punch bowls, this delicious grape-based booze is catching fire across the country. Here’s why—and how—you should drink it down this summer.

Massachusetts Passes Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Laws

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

Expert Tips for Using Ice

Why that little cube (or sphere, or pellet, or fleck) matters.

How to Throw a Bastille Day Fête

Francophiles, rejoice: here's an excuse to celebrate la belle France.

Falling in Love with Wine

Writer and director J. Rick Castañeda unleashed his inner oenophile the long and really, really hard way: He filmed his new movie in wine country.

The 27 Best Boxed Wines

Whether hiking, boating or hosting a super-sized summer soirée, these 27 wines are both portable and pour-worthy.

Your Guide to Chilling Wine

Here’s your cheat sheet to pouring at the perfect temperature.

5 Italian Summer Reds

Pop the cork on these robust, food-friendly wines this season.

Drink Local Wine and TasteCamp Announce New Partnership

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

The Best of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s best-loved variety is more successful than ever. So why are so many producers charting a different course?

The Road Less Traveled

These Americans have gone overseas to live out their winemaking dreams.

Your Gourmet Guide to Disney World & Orlando

Napa Restaurants Featuring Vintage Wine

These Napa restaurants provide guests a chance to taste history.

Where to Wine & Dine in 2014

Today, restaurants around the nation showcase wine’s most exciting trends.

Cool Summer Sips

These five wines are guaranteed hits during hot-weather months.

Egg-Focused Eateries

These five restaurants crack one of 2014’s hottest food-world trends.

America's 5 New Foodie Cities

Move over NYC and San Francisco: These five towns are where the eats are edgier.

What Wine Insiders Say: Wine Expert Opinions on 2014 Trends

6 Best BYOB Eateries

Raise a glass at these eateries where BYOB isn’t a dirty word.

Best Natural Wine Restaurants

Organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines are making a splash.

Top One-Track Wine Lists

Whether they specialize in the wines of South America or are fanatical about French vintners, these six restaurants aren’t afraid of being laser-focused.

Behind the Scenes with Top Somms and Chefs

Wine Enthusiast sat down with the top chefs and somms at some of our 100 Best Wine Restaurants to get the scoop on what happens behind the scenes.

Best By-The-Glass Lists

Restaurants are making more and more premium wines accessible by the glass.

Wine Enthusiast’s Red and White Bash Debuts in Chicago

The premier wine-tasting event offered 100 coveted wines in a 1920’s Prohibition setting.

One-Track Wine Lists

The Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes Introduces Industry Professionals to the Region’s Top Wines

Plus Wine Institute elects a new board chairman and other news and notes in the world of wine, beer and spirits.

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

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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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