June 2014

One-Track Wine Lists

32 German Wines to Buy Now

German wines have increased in quality and the country's winemakers now produce more diverse wine styles.

Buying Tips for Whiskey Lovers

Those cheap-but-delicious whiskey brands from your grandfather’s era are fast becoming the most sought-after sips.

4 Summer Beers

Domestic brewers are experimenting with nontraditional American hop varieties for additional layers of aroma and flavor in new saisons.

10 New Flavored Vodkas to Try

Fewer confected cake- and candy-flavored vodkas are rolling out, while spicy and “spiced” flavors are enjoying a modest uptick.

Easy Rhubarb Cocktail

This rhubarb cocktail is remarkably simple to whip up.

NYC's 2nd Annual Red and White Bash

7 Questions for the Rapper-Turned-Winemaker E-40

No longer content to just rap about wine, E-40 added winemaker to his resume last year when he launched Earl Stevens Selections.

6 Champagnes for Summer Celebrations

Summertime brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, so pop the cork on one of these top selections.

Is Your Wine a Fake?

The Wine Enthusiast guide to safeguarding your cellar.

6 Big Reds

There's no reason you can't enjoy reds year round.

The Everything Guide to the Corkscrew

The bottle opener is more than a gadget, it’s the key to unlocking the seductive world of wine.

Scaling the Peaks

These Washington winemaker-mountaineers know a few things about taking risks—in and out of the winery.

Your Gourmet Guide to Geneva

Here’s where you must dine and drink when visiting this Swiss Shangri-La.

Wine Rocks

Note for note, music and wine are a truly harmonious pairing.

Aging Gracefully

These Italian white wines defy the drink-now stereotype.

Simple Lamb Sliders

Build a better burger with this simple lamb and pancetta slider.

Dining Trend: Crudité

Chefs are reimagining crudité—no ranch dressing required.

The Wine Lover's Guide to Chili

Think beer is the only thing to drink with chili? Pair these wine-friendly recipes with your favorite sips, or these homegrown Texan options.

The Wine + Music Issue

Welcome to our celebration of one of life’s best pairings.

5 Questions for the True Wine Connoisseurs

We chat with the Brooklyn duo on becoming an online wine sensation.

Top Backstage Pours

Concert riders are a great way to score choice wine for free. Read what the stars are drinking backstage.

Vine Lines

In celebration of our music issue, we gathered up a few of our favorite wine lyrics.

Wine and Music Pairings

From indie rock to classical, Wine Enthusiast pairs music's biggest genres with the wine styles that result in perfect harmony.

Barrels + Beats

These five winemakers are hitting the high notes blending music and wine.

Six Celebrity Winemakers + Collectors

These performers experiment not only with verse, but also with wine. Learn how they blend their passions for jingle and juice.

Best Festival After-Parties

Your guide for where to sip when the lights come up.

Musicians' Favorite Bars

When you see your favorite artists at these watering holes, just be cool, man.

Celebrity Wine Lovers

These musicians take what's in the glass seriously.

Five Music Festivals

These American wineries organize next-level concerts for music fans and oenophiles alike.

The Hops Cocktail

Look out bloody mary, there’s a new brunch drink on the menu.

Farmer's Market Cocktails

Here are nine delicious, easy-to-make greenmarket cocktail recipes.

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.

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