February 2012

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.

Going with the Grain

These whiskey producers use often-overlooked grains to create a kicked-up spirit.

Luxe Life: DeLéon 51

This cask-strength Tequila combines luxury and purity.

Jeroboams and Epic Poems

Finland’s burgeoning fine wine scene finds a foothold in Helsinki.

Vive la Différence Bordeaux 2009 & 2010

One vintage has depth and drink-now deliciousness while the other is more classically restrained and ageable. What is a Bordeaux wine lover to do?

State of the Grapes 2012

A variety-by-variety snapshot of California’s key grapes—indicating which are thriving, which are shriveling and the dueling forces of nature and the marketplace.

Wine as a Destination

Traveling in wine country is more than a one-dimensional pursuit, for where there is wine, there is culture, activity and life at its fullest.

Littleneck Clams with Wasabi-Mayonnaise Sauce Pair with Saké

This recipe combines the briny flavors of fresh clams with a kick from the wasabi for a simple yet delicious meal.

Uncorkings 1.2.12

News and notes from the world of wine.

How To: Use Roses in a Champagne Cocktail

Learn how to infuse your sparkler with roses in three easy steps.

International Cocktails

International drinks that reflect diverse global cultures.

Sipping with the Saints

In the world of wine, Saints offer plenty of inspiration.

Five Wine Styles to Splurge On

Chicago-based Sommelier Dan Pilkey shells out extra for these stellar wines.

Virginia, United States

Historically significant sites, picturesque pastoral landscapes, elegant equestrians and affable winemakers set Virginia apart as an excellent wine destination on the East Coast.

Mixologist of the Month: Sean Beck

The beverage director of Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s, and Trevisio Restaurants.

Champagne, France

Regal chateaus and atmospheric manor houses set the stage for a destination that’s refined and distinctively French.

Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand

The pre-eminent new region for Pinot Noir, Central Otago has also starred as a setting for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit films.

Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary

Located in the foothills of Northern Hungary, the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region has been famous for its delicious sweet wines for centuries.

Santa Barbara, California

That’s thanks in equal parts to its Hollywood-style glamour, palm tree-fringed sandy beaches, fashionable resorts, great cuisine, endless shopping and one of the most beautiful wine regions in California.

Colchagua Valley, Chile

Colchagua is an oasis of rural calm with just enough sophistication to whet the wine traveler’s appetite.

Mosel Valley, Germany

Close to Frankfurt’s Hahn Airport, the picturesque Mosel Valley offers atmospheric, tourist-friendly villages flanked by dramatic, nearly vertical vineyards.

Out of the Box

Add panache to your home party with these unusual wine and food serving tips.

Six Wine Retreats

Indulge in one of these upscale wine resorts around the world.

Perfect Pairings for Haute Pastry

Katzie Guy-Hamilton, executive pastry chef at New York Central at the Grand Hyatt, tells W.E. the latest trends in the wide world of pastry and wine pairings.

Priorat-Cambrils, Spain

Priorat is rugged and hilly, with towns populated by as few as 25, and often no more than 500, inhabitants, and connected by serpentine roads that can be as dizzying as they are scenic.

Mardi Gras Made Easy

Live large with this Fat Tuesday feast, complete with New Orleans's best dishes and libations.

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