July 2014

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Trendwatch: New Barrel-Aged Vodka

The colorless classic is barreling toward your bar with a new hue.

Hosting a Wine Country-Inspired Outdoor Party

Cookbook author Brigit Binns invites Wine Enthusiast into her rustic home in Paso Robles wine country, hosting an intimate summertime get-together that captures the gorgeous, simple charm of California.

American Lagers for Independence Day

The perfect sip to accompany warm beach days, barbecues and fireworks? Beer, of course!

12 Must-Have Outdoor Items

Don’t sacrifice style when taking the party outdoors.

The Art of Wine

Wine Enthusiast ponders Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous claim that vino and verse are brothers in art.

4 Gin Cocktails for Summer

Gin’s diversity makes it a vital element in these seasonal cocktails.

Guide to Hard Cider

We've created the ultimate guide to drinking down the best of the current boom.

11 American Gins to Try

Although London dry gins will never go out of style, the growing ranks of “New American” or “New Western” gins have made strong strides.

Peach Cocktail Recipe

Yes, it’s pretty to look at, but this beauty packs a punch.

24 Summer Rosés

No, rosé’s not just for summer any more, but we’ve yet to find a season that suits these refreshing, versatile wines any better. Grab our top picks while you can.

Kurt Russell on Wine

The Hollywood star talks exclusively to Wine Enthusiast about his passion for winemaking and his new tasting room in California.

7 Wine Faults to Look For

The Wine Enthusiast guide to sussing out that stink like a pro.

Coravin Voluntarily Halts Sales After Reports of Burst Bottles

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

Auction Napa Valley 2014 Sets New Record

The Napa Valley Vintners event raised a record-breaking $18.7 million this year, up from last year’s whopping $16.9 million.

Southern Italy's New Wave Whites

For refreshing, terroir-driven white wines loaded with personality, look to Campania and Sicily.

America's 5 Best Beer Cities

Turn your summer escape into a beercation.

5 Artisanal Wine Producers

Once known for producing bulk wine, this region has become the playground of visionary, small-lot winemakers bottling some of California’s most exciting juice.

16 Top-Rated Provence Rosés

Versatile rosés from Provence are more popular than ever.

A Rosé by Any Other Name

This adaptable, refreshing pour is the perfect choice for summer.

Three Sweet European Drinks

Dry wines aren’t the answer for this season’s parched palates. Drink sweet instead.

Whiskey Milkshake Recipe

Prepare to drink down your new favorite summertime dessert, assuming you love whiskey, ice cream—and America!

5 Burger + Wine Pairings

Resist the beer peer pressure to unlock even more thrills from the grill.

Wine + Charcuterie Pairings

Chef-made charcuterie—one of wine’s oldest companions—is having a major moment on American menus.
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