February 2013

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.

Wine on the Rise

The Wine Market Council finds that wine drinking has expanded to more venues.


These three tasty cocktails allegedly boost your immune system.

Uncorkings: U.S. Tops World in Consumption of Wines over $10.

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

Mexican Flourless Chocolate Cake

Nicole Hayes, pastry chef at San Francisco’s Foreign Cinema, serves up this decadent dish for your special date night.

Uncorkings: Spirit Giant Bacardi Acquires St-Germain

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Top Wine Wonderlands

Whether you want to splurge or save, these winter ski vacations are just the ticket for wine lovers.

Matches Made in Heaven

These restaurant couples found romance in the kitchen. Now they dish on their favorite pairings.

Vintners’ Other Obsessions

These seven vintners collect more than fine wines.

Spiked Hot Chocolate

These three grown-up hot cocoa recipes will keep you warm and spirited all winter long.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil

The most important wine region in the country, Vale dos Vinhedos is dotted with wineries, hotels and restaurants.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Rioja, Spain

Rioja offers an elite mix of Iberian history, stunning scenery, proprietary cuisine and brilliant wines.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Willamette Valley, Oregon

This big place is stuffed with friendly wineries, gorgeous scenery, toy towns and a dazzling array of outdoor activities.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Monterey County, California

One of California’s premier wine-producing regions, Monterey County has beautiful scenery, upscale galleries, glamorous resorts and stellar local wines.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Danube, Austria

The region’s rich art, wine and culinary traditions are not a thing of the past, but continue to evolve and be lived today.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: North & South Forks of Long Island, New York

Just a two-hour drive from Manhattan, the East End is a unique amalgam of metropolitan influences against a core of hearty, agricultural tradition.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch offers something for everyone, whether your interest is in the arts, culture, food, wine, hiking or surfing.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

As one of Australia’s traditional grape-growing regions, Hunter Valley has plenty of history to discover and some terrific wines.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Douro Valley, Portugal

Northern Portugal’s claim as the most beautiful wine region in the world is supported by the grandeur of its landscape and wines.

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Puglia, Italy

This magical wine destination is a thin peninsula packed tight with stunning beauty and surrounded by some of the bluest waters in Europe.

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2013

From classic regions to lesser-known corners, our editors select this year’s best in wine, food and cultural adventure.

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