February 2014

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.

7 Favorite Whiskeys

Inspired by the strong success of flavored vodkas, the flavored whiskey category has roared to life.

Super Bowl Party Pairings

Stop suffering through another beer-only Super Bowl party. Wine lovers, prepare to score.

A Wine Star Awards Gala to Remember

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors the wine and spirit industry’s influential leaders of 2013 at The New York Public Library on Monday evening.

American Porters to Buy Now

American porters deliver bolder flavors and concentrated profiles, perfect for keeping cozy and warm on chilly winter nights.

5 Australian Wines to Try

Today, American interest in Australia’s middle-class and high-end wines is coming back.

Coombsville Comes of Age

Napa's newest AVA is a chance for these players to strut their stuff.

A Model’s Favorite Things

Model Hilary Rhoda (Estée Lauder, Victoria’s Secret) on where she’s dining (yes, she eats) and what she’s drinking these days. Beware: Burgers and fries are on the menu.

5 Top Bottle Stoppers

It’s no longer just corks and screw caps. Here’s your cheat sheet to the five major bottle stoppers winemakers are using today.

7 Questions For John York

We chat with the co-owner of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers about wine collecting, the gridiron and the art of turning linebackers on to Barolo.

Legend Gary Eberle is Ousted

The Paso Robles pioneer tells Wine Enthusiast he is shocked by his sudden removal.

Gourmand's Guide to Chicago

A gourmand’s guide to Logan Square and West Loop, the city's hottest new neighborhoods.

A Toast to Travel

Wine is a portal to the world’s most intriguing destinations.

Travel Local

For most Americans, the quickest way to experience wine country is parked in their driveway.

Jura Wines with Attitude

Recently discovered by trendsetting sommeliers, the wines from this remote, mountainous region of France are as varied as they are delicious.

Premiere Cru Burgundy Vineyard Will Not Produce 2013 Vintage

Plus Suntory Holdings to acquire Beam Inc., and more news from the world of wine, spirits and beer.

2014 Vintage Chart

The ultimate guide to the world's major winegrowing regions.

6 Hot Toddy Cocktails

Hide from the cold while celebrating this comforting tipple.

Caribbean Recipes + Pairings

Give your palate a serious taste of the Caribbean this season.

Fire & Spice Recipe

Nothing says romance like your lover wielding a blowtorch.

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014

From classic wine-touring regions to exciting newcomers, our editors guide you to the very best in wine, food and cultural adventure.

Five Spiked Soups

Add a boost of booze to cold-weather bisques with these wine, booze and beer-splashed recipes.

The Ultimate Parm

Find out what goes into making this masterfully simple Southern Italian dish.

The Wine Lover's Guide to Coffee

Here's how to apply your wine knowledge to your daily grind.

Dutch Thrills

Leave it to the pros at the Queens-based Dutch Kills to create something sweet with a mix of Campari, vermouth and dark beer.

What Distillers Drink

We asked eight craft spirit makers what they pour when off duty.

Disco Drinks

Long scoffed-at as too sweet, ridiculously potent or just flat-out bad, several ’70s-era cocktails are now being revived (and seriously upgraded) by the best bartenders on the planet.

Duckhorn Wine Company Sues Trinchero Family Estates over Duck Commander Wines

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

Wine Star Award Videos

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Pinot Noir

Scotch

Chardonnay

Whiskey

Bourbon

Vodka

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.

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