February 2011

Chile’s Standouts From a Year to Remember

30 top wines to buy now.

Fare Play: Béarnaise, Revisited

Why this staple French sauce is at the heart of so many culinary debates.

The State of Wine

Wine Market Council and The Nielsen Company present their annual report on the state of wine in America.

Move Over, Mezcal

Sotol arrives in U.S. bars.

Recipe of the Month: Grilled Lamb

Chef Oded Schwartzbard, who runs the kitchen at Torrance Restaurant in The Scots Hotel, Tiberius, Israel, demonstrated this simple and aromatic dish at this year’s Yarden Vintage Festival.

Uncorkings 1.31.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Thailand Tourism

At little known wineries, welcoming staff offer sumptuous sips of Chenin Blanc and chefs show off Thai dishes paired with local varieties.

The Hittite Wine Jug

Holding history in my hands, I wonder how modern wines would taste in a clay container.

California Winemaker Dives

An insider’s look at the places wine pros go to kick back, chow down and drink up.

Best Buy Cheat Sheet

Take this list of value superstars with you on your next shopping spree.

2008 Vintage Ports

The latest vintage offers value wines that are fruit-forward, balanced and ready to drink now.

Boom Time Argentina

Sales are up, visitors are coming in droves, and Argentina’s wines are no longer fighting for recognition. It’s glory days in the shadows of the Andes.

Visiting Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza has a slew of new restaurants, lodging, wineries and tour guides eager to shuttle around the increasing number of visitors.

Undiscovered Wine Regions

Not literally undiscovered, but certainly overlooked, these off-the-radar destinations are well worth a visit.

Saké Beyond Sushi

A chef and saké sommelier break boundaries with an East meets West pairing menu.

Saké 101

As saké lists lengthen with seemingly indecipherable options, even the most enterprising saké enthusiast is bound to be a little stumped.

2010 Wine Star Awards Ceremony

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors wine industry luminaries from around the world at The New York Public Library on Monday evening.

Florentine Hideouts

Beyond myriad sightseeing options and countless boutiques, this Italian’s city;s drink spots and restaurants are must-sees.

A Farewell to Ronald J. Fonté

The founder and chairman of the consumer wine organization Les Amis du Vin passes away at the age of 64.

Seasonal Dishes From San Francisco

Many flock to Comstock Saloon for authentic period-inspired cocktails, but are lured back by the creative fare of chef Carlo Espinas.

Boston Bar Crawls

Beantowns’s drinking dens have taken to the ethos of providing goers with a choice in liquid refreshment, be it spirit, beer, wine or cocktail.

Beyond Coq au Vin

Chefs are enhancing their recipes with wine, and cooking with vino goes beyond Coq au Vin.

Q&A: May-eliane De Lencquesaing, Bordeaux Wine Visionary

Brave Old World: The restless former owner of France’s Château Pichon-Lalande tells us why screw caps, Shiraz and South Africa’s Cape are the future.

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Hits Market

The first single-barrel Bourbon product from the Knob Creek brand will be available in February.

Fare Play: Michael Laiskonis, World-Class Pastry Chef

Chefs who choose to share their secrets may be rewarded with an even greater legacy.

Uncorkings 1.10.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Pairings: Vegetables, Sancerrely

France’s lively and aromatic white also has the lift to pair with spicy dishes.

Donatiello Leaves Hambrecht Wine Group

Chris Donatiello has severed his association with Hambrecht Wine Group, where he was CEO.

Trincheros Donate Thousands of Acres to Napa County

Donation will preserve a sizable stretch of the eastern valley.

Banfi Buys Pacific Rim

The Washington-based winery has been bought by the Mariani family of New York.

150th Hospices de Beaune

The anniversary auction raised more than 5 million euros as well as being granted a UNESCO honor.

Hospices Recipes

Bring the spirit of this French gastronomic celebration to your home.

What to Buy and Drink in 2011

WE gives you the latest advice on what to buy and what to drink in 2011 from our expert team of contributors.

Reflections on Brunello

Reviews of Brunello 2006 and reflections on the future.

A Farewell to Ab Simon

The importer who brought fine Bordeaux to American wine devotees passes away at 88.

Brunello di Montalcino 2006—a 93-point vintage

Get a first peek at the scores of the newest wine releases.

Uncorkings 1.3.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Destination: Middleburg

Mark down this Virginia town for polo wine bars and historic country inns.

The Cuisine of Rajasthan

India’s Land of the Kings has evolved fare with spice-infused flavors that welcome myriad wines from around the globe.

New Year's Eve Party Places

Whether you’re beach-side in Barcelona or braving the weather to watch the ball drop in Times Square, we found a few places to clink your glasses and sip the rarest champagnes, cordials and wines at the stroke of midnight.

Superbowl Snacks

Whether preparing for a game-day bash or couch surfing with friends, these party snacks are all winners.