July 2010

Hawaiian Poke

Delicious raw fish salad straight from the islands.

Q & A with Stephan Derenoncourt

The tireless wine expert reflects on consulting for 70 wineries, why you should pay attention to Virginia and making the perfect bottle of Bordeaux.

The Enthusiast Corner: A Journey, Not A Destination

The wine industry’s innovators of today are always eager to try something new.

Talking Tequila

What to know before buying plus tasting notes from Wine Enthusiast contributors, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen.

Beat the Heat

Summer is a great time for exploring beer gardens around the world.

Summer Ceviche

With fresh-from-the-sea aromas and lip-smacking textures and flavors, this Latin American dish cools down even the hottest summer day.

Destination: Miami

Not just a haven for party people anymore, wine bars abound in this pulsing Florida hotspot.

Devilish Eggsellence

From Ancient Rome to contemporary Super Bowl cookouts, we’ve quite possibly indulged in these sinful samplers since the beginning of time.

Video Story: The Sicilian Kitchen of My Childhood.

Wine Enthusiast Contributor Mike DeSimone on an Italian roots journey with Chiara Planeta, where wine and food take center stage.

Put Up Your Zukes

Recipes for the lesser-known American holiday, Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day.

A Wine Tour for Cheese Lovers

Visit these Sonoma wineries for some of the county’s most well-crafted and most mouthwatering wine and cheese pairings.

Recipe: Four-Citrus Sea Scallops with Cucumber

A light, bright and pleasantly sweet summer ceviche dish.

Around Tales of the Cocktail, in 5 Drinks

Highlights from one of New Orleans's most spirited celebrations.

Uncorkings 8/2/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.

Artisan Cheeses of Sonoma

Why not round out your wine touring with a visit to a quality-minded creamery?

Craft Beer Goes Boom

A brief guide to the best American beer styles to date.

A Tribute to Graham Beck

The entrepreneur, coal magnate and esteemed South African wine farmer will be remembered for his eponymous label and the legacy he left in the environmental and art worlds.

Hotspot of the Month: Il Matto, New York City

The most inspired craziness at this sleek newcomer restaurant comes with the cocktail program.

Recipe: Classic Shrimp Cocktail

This refreshing summer bite combines the clean flavor of poached shrimp with horseradish heat and the zing of tomato syrup.

Argentina Surpasses Chile In U.S. Exports           

Head of Chilean Winery Association calls it a “fad” led by Malbec’s surging popularity.

Recipe: Maryland Crab Cakes

The Chesapeake Bay classic crab cake takes on an earthy component in this veggie-rich interpretation.

A Rimmer Primer: How to Rim a Cocktail Glass

Rimming glasses with salt, sugar, or spices provides an easy but impressive way to jazz up a cocktail.

Oh Rickey, You’re So Fine

Washington, DC lays claims to the perfect summer cocktail.

Profile: Gordon Getty

The billionaire winery owner, composer, political kingmaker and longtime Californian riffs on Shakespeare, going green in the vineyard and the easygoing wines he drinks at home.

Uncorkings 7/26/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.

Video Recipe: Farmers Market Melon Salad

A plate of summer from The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island.

Eat and Drink Like a Star . . . for Less

If you thought celebrity chefs only cooked for the rich and famous, you’re in for a treat at NYC’s Becco.

Diageo Sells Barton & Guestier

The move follows a recent statement that the international conglomerate is conducting a full review of its wine operations.

Destination: Chicago

This historic, good-time Illinois metropolis is rich in fine wine and food culture.

Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms with Shellfish Salsa

A summer dish straight from the Riviera.

Rack and Roll

Ten collaborations between wine and music.

Raves for our Reviewers

Our tasting panelists are primarily located in wine country and are intimately familiar with the regions and the wines.

Uncorkings 7/19/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.

Top Beers of July 2010

Taming the dog days of summer.

"Mad Men" Cocktail Party Guide

Throw the perfect 60s-inspired cocktail party.

British Invasion

Tea cocktails are the new toast of the spirits world.

Bastille Day Cocktails

Fête the French holiday in style with these sophisticated summer sippers.

Tableside Cocktail Service

Back on the menu nationwide.

Mixologist of the Month: Edward Baffoe

One member of the Crosby, Stills and Nash of Tokyo nightlife.

Texas Terroir

Wine in the Lone Star state? You bet.

A Fresh Kiwi Martini

From Two Rooms Grill & Bar in Tokyo.

Uncorkings 7/12/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.

Peach Perfect Recipes

Three fruit-forward dishes from Fredericksburg, the peach capital of Texas.

Bitten By The Nano Bug

Is nanobrewing the next big trend in beer?

Five New Liqueurs To Watch

A shortlist of promising new products.

Winery Weddings

A new site for those dreaming of tying the knot among the vines.

A Journal from Saké Boot Camp

WE's Tasting Coordinator Anna Lee Iijima travels to San Fransico for a three-day Saké Professional Course.

In Praise of Vintage Difference

Wine is perhaps the only product we consume regularly that has obvious vintage differences. It makes wine fascinating to study, to craft, to drink.

Slideshow Story: Taking On Tequila

Discover the dynamic culture and spirit of Mexico on Jalisco's storied trail.

Pisco of Mind

Get in a South American mood this summer.

Uncorkings 7/05/2010

News and notes from the world of wine.

Chilean Wine Industry In Mourning

Douglas Murray, a champion for Chilean wine, dies at 68.

A Sparkling Addition

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi releases its first sparkler.

Top 10 American Spirits

A shortlist of great All-American spirits to help you celebrate Independence Day.

A Global Tasting Guide to Chardonnay

How to select your favorite sip from among the myriad Chardonnay flavor profiles and price points worldwide.