December-15 2010

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.

Hot Buttered Rum Day

Warm yourself up with this sweet spin on rum.

Deep Within the Dolomites

Famous for an array of activities from skiing and mountain climbing to hang gliding and base jumping, this haven for outdoor adventure also offers a treasure trove of culinary delights.

Spiced Iced Tea

A flash infusion of orange-spiked tea and hot peppers adds heat and bright flavor in a hurry.

Uncorkings 12.20

News and notes from the world of wine.

The Gift of Print

The best hard and soft covers to give as a gift this holiday season.

Winter Wonders: Citrus-Infused Cocktails

A new crop of citrus for the shaker this season.

From California to the Cape

New American investment in South African winelands.

Uncorkings 12.13

News and notes from the world of wine.

Gourmet or Passé

Culinary trends of the last year that we love and loathe.

The Top 10 Wine Stories of 2010

The wine world is thriving, but the environment around it—physically, economically—is changing rapidly and will have long-term implications for continued growth.

Huneeus Vintners Takes Control of Neyen Estate

The Enthusiast 100 Wines of 2010

The top 100, most coveted wines of 2010 as chosen by Wine Enthusiast's tasting panel.

Stocking Stuffer

We asked etiquette expert Dana Schultze how to properly stuff a stocking, avoid gift-buying blunders and please even the pickiest person on your holiday gift list.

Uncorkings 12.6

News and notes from the world of wine.

Justin Vineyards Sold to Fiji Water

Baldwin tells WE about selling the 30-year-old vineyard to billionaire business man, Stewart Resnick.

Champagne on the Menu

These coveted sparklers are as well suited to food as they are for celebration and apéritifs.

Top 25 Beers of 2010

The top 25 beers in the world, reviewed.

Top 50 Spirits of 2010

Showcasing the depth of the category.

Q&A with Dita Von Teese

Dancer, lingerie designer and Cointreau ambassador, the international queen of burlesque discusses her passion for vintage threads, Mexican cuisine and glamorous cocktail culture.

A New Spin on the Bottle

Introducing seven emerging faces on the Austrian wine scene, bringing renewed vitality and fresh perspectives.

Pairings: Steak with Béarnaise Sauce

This delectable dish surprisingly calls for a full-bodied, oaky Chardonnay.

Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2010

Our editors select the most ageable wines of the year.

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