June 2013

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.

June's Top Shelf

Here are June's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors'Choice and Best Buy.

Punch Pops (Lovingly) Right in the Palate

Think of all the things your old man taught you growing up and return the favor this Father’s Day by helping him broaden his boozy horizons.

Auction Napa Valley 2013 Breaks Records

The annual event raised a whopping $16.9 million, breaking its 25th anniversary total of $10.5 million.

Stag's Leap Breaks Ground on New $7 Million Visitor Center

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

Drink in the View

Our top 5 favorite roof-top wine bars.

The Wine Enthusiast Guide to Napa City

Napa City isn't all wine. Here's the guide that'll have you imbibing and noshing from morning 'til late night.

Jim Barrett & Me

The Montelena owner was more than his most famous moment.

Q&A: Bonfire of the Vineyards

Napa beware: Writer James Conaway is back on the beat.

If you must drink wine on the beach...

Sometimes beer and piña coladas just don’t cut it. We feel your pain. Here’s what wine to sip when whiling away on the sand.

July's Top Shelf

Here are July's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors'Choice and Best Buy.

Magnum Opuses

Your wine-soaked summer reading list.

America's New Summer Whites

Your guide to the alternative varieties that are shaking up the California wine establishment.

What to Pour at the Picnic Table

Here’s the ultimate pairing guide for your favorite summertime dishes.

The Institute of Masters of Wine and the Court of Master Sommeliers welcome new members

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

Summer is for Wine Lovers

Celebrate the season with incredible white wines from around the globe, and outdoor parties that put your pours at center stage.

What'll It Be, Mr. Hemingway?

Wine Enthusiast sits down with the dapper 80-year-old Arrigo Cipriani, one of the most well-known barmen on the planet.

It's Time to Get Real

The practice of selling Bordeaux soon af ther vintage is no longer helpful for consumers or the wine trade.

Taming the Tipple Threat

Should you serve beer, wine or booze? The answer: All three. Take the guesswork out of summer supper pairings by infusing your dishes with the drink menu.

Cocktails and ’Cue

Perfect pairings for your Memorial Day weekend grilling-and-chilling extravaganza.

The New Icee Age

The next gen of frozen cocktails moves well beyond the margarita machine. It’s time to treat yourself to this delicious deep-freeze trend.

Recipe of the Month: Cold Stone Greenery

Eat light and stay cool this summer with this chilled English pea-and-fava-bean soup with Dungeness crab salad.

Bowl 'Em Over

Give your summer guests the hard punch they deserve (and spend less time playing bartender) with these big-batch craft cocktails.

Drink this Now: Can Do

Cooler-worthy cans of craft brew.

The Backyard Bon Vivant

Celebrate true independence this summer by turning your Fourth of July fête into an all-local feast. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite locavore gourmands to inspire you to build your own homegrown epicurean event.

Mixology Goes Pop

Decoding the bottled cocktail craze.

La Vie en Rosé

Want to pair your wine with June’s glorious swing from spring to summer? Then prepare to pour out the pink.

Screw Caps Go Upscale

Screw caps are having a moment, as American wines seek alternatives to cork.

June's Top 10 Under 10

These wines represent some of the best inexpensive offerings we've tasted this month.

Mom-umental Gifts

Celebrating mom just got a little easier, thanks to suggestions from these star sommeliers and top chefs.

Choose Your Crush Camp

Wine Enthusiast helps you decide which winemaking experience is right for you.

Escape from New York

The Wine Enthusiast Guide to the Hudson Valley

City Pickers

Visit these 5 must-try urban wineries.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 25th Anniversary, 1988–2013

Here are the top stories that changed the way we drank then, and are still influencing today's wine culture.

Growing Up Tuscan

Cesare Casella—executive chef and partner of Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto’s two New York restaurants as well as the Dean of Italian Studies at the International Culinary Center—tells how the tastes of his youth continue to fuel his creations in the kitchen.

Recipe of the Month: Nifty Shades of Grain

Give the kale and arugula a well-earned break already with this light-but-hearty three-grain summer salad.

40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers

Meet the rising young stars who are changing the way the world drinks.

Hook, Wine & Sinker

A wine lover’s guide to picking, preparing and pairing the savory salmon.

Wine Enthusiast's 25 Years of Wine, Food and Fun

Over the years, our mission has stayed the same: to educate, entertain and bring the best wine in the world to your table.

Playing with Fire

Put your palate on burn notice, the charevolution is here.

Wine Trendspotting

One of wine writing’s persistent challenges is figuring out what’s going to be worth writing about next week, next month or next year.

50 Shades of White

Northeastern Italy offers an enormous array of refreshing white wines for summer.

How To: Master the Boston Shaker, Minus the Mess

Using a Boston shaker is easier than you think.

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