December-15 2011

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.

Mixologist of the Month: Lynnette Marrero

Bar Consultant and President of LUPEC, New York City

Gold Rush! West Coast Distillers

Artisan-crafted spirits can noticeably boost the quality of cocktails. Here are five West Coast distillers whose bottlings are worth exploring.

A Broader Look at the Southern Rhône

Values abound in the French region's three far-flung appellations of Ventoux, Luberon and Costières de Nîmes.

Natale in Toscana

Four legendary families of the Italian wine world open their homes and share their Christmas traditions.

The Tantalizing Taste of Morocco

The proper wine selection can coax even more flavor from this robust cuisine.

The Power of Pinotage

Better understanding of this oft-maligned grape is allowing South African winemakers to let its true colors shine.

Coquito (Puerto Rican Egg Nog)

This festive tipple combines the exotic flavors of coconut milk and cinnamon bark for the perfect holiday drink.

Vino Files: Auckland, New Zealand

This enocentric region gives wine lovers plenty of reasons to visit.

Destination: Bilbao

Spain’s fabled northern port city is an architectural gem and a gateway to Rioja wineries and the Basque Country.

Five Under-the-Radar Beer Nations

These often overlooked beer-producing countries bottle some serious suds.

Drink Well, Give Generously

These wineries prove to be extra generous this holiday season.

Retailers with Roots

For a true taste of the past, visit one of these age-old shops that sell bottled history and have a story of their own to tell.

Heat, Drink and Be Merry

Warm libations are the new trend for bars this holiday season.

In-Room Cocktail Service

New York’s The Surrey Hotel celebrates the decadent days of the personal bartender.

Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011

The year's most important collectibles.

How To: Make Apple-Cinnamon Syrup

Use this spiced syrup to make your cocktails more festive this holiday season.

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