July 2011

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

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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.

Spain's Sensational Summer Whites

Although they’re often overlooked in favor of the country’s red wines, Spain’s whites offer quality and diversity in both style and origin.

Then & Now with Miranda Lambert

Ferran's Future Unveiled

His mythic restaurant El Bulli will close for good this summer, but Spanish master chef Ferran Adrià is not retiring. Far from it, in fact.

Destination: Stellenbosch

South Africa’s stylish gateway to the winelands is a compelling marriage of old and new.

Celebrating Summer

Four fabulous vinophile parties that make the most out of the great outdoors.

Secrets of The Italian Fish Market

Italian Captain Barbarossa, a.k.a. Orazio Aruta, a 70-something retired fisherman, theatrically pinches the leathery skin of his forearm. “Seawater, not blood, runs from these veins,” he says.

Riesling Rules

Sales are surging, off-dry styles are leading the charge—and Washington State wines are at the head of the pack.

E**X**R

This newly released bitter is perfect for classic cocktails.

Wine Cocktails

Spirits aren’t the only key to crafting a great cocktail.

Korean Barbecue Demystified

Michelle Won Park, Korean cuisine expert and TV anchor tackles a difficult pairing dilemma: Korean barbecue and wine.

Wine, Chinese Style

Chateau Changyu offers a Western wine approach in a rapidly evolving market.

Wine on the Wild Side

Wineries are offering more than vineyard tours, tasting rooms and art collections. Now, you can slake your thirst for adventure as well.

Need for Mead

The ancient beverage sees a revival in Virginia.

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