March 2010

One-Track Wine Lists

NYC's 2nd Annual Red and White Bash

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

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir

Scotch

Chardonnay

Whiskey

Bourbon

Vodka

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.

Top Rated 2007 California Pinot Noir

Approaching perfection.

Understanding Late Bottled Vintage Port

Finesse, structure and complexity are hallmarks of LBV, but navigating the category can be tricky. Here's how to find the best wines.

Opinion: Wanna Start a Winery? Get Ready to Sweat

Wine Enthusiast turns to industry insiders for their advice for people pursuing their vinous dreams.

Guinness-battered Fish and Chips Recipe

Classic Irish pub fare for St. Patrick’s Day.

Pinots Near The Pinnacle

Steve Heimoff attends a Williams Selyem ten-wine vertical tasting at the 2010 World of Pinot Noir festival.

Then and Now

With restaurateur Sirio Maccioni.

Slopeside Sipping

New ski-country wine bars and lounges for warming up and winding down.

Closure Wars

Cork vs. synthetic cork vs. screwcap vs. everything else—a report from the front lines.

A Toast for Women and Whisky

Scotch cocktails from topnotch female mixologists.

Sleep in a Log

Introducing another member of the oddball accommodations movement: the wine barrel hotel.

Capital Consumption

D.C’s Top Wine Lists and Bars

Arancini di Riso

No Sicilian holiday dinner or family gathering is complete without these golden rice balls.

Wine Enthusiast Goes Blackberry

Now available, the user-friendly app offers instant access to over 80,000 wine reviews, and more.

A Fine Showing for South African Sauvignon Blanc

At the recent Aylesford Constantia Fresh Festival South African Sauvignon Blanc stands up to the best from France and New Zealand.

Wine Movies: Wine and Film Through the Years

From Hitchcock to Bottle Shock.

Chile’s Wine Industry Assesses Damage While Forging Ahead

The 2010 harvest, just now beginning, will take place at a level near entirety.

Batali Contest Winner Announced

Find out who won the über-chef's crown.

Jon Moramarco Takes Presidential Reins at Winebow

The industry veteran will bring decades of experience to Wine Enthusiast’s 2009 Wine Importer of the Year.

Chile’s Wine Industry Wounded (But Largely Spared) by Massive Earthquake

Wineries in the southerly volume-oriented regions of Maule, Curicó and Bío Bío are expected to log the most severe damage.

Ten Recommended Wines from Chile's Northern Frontier

From Pisco and papayas to uniquely styled table wines in one decade: that is the story of the Limarí and Elqui valleys.

An Okanagan Primer

The Vancouver Games might be over but the season for visiting this scenic, lesser-known wine destination is approaching.

On the Scene at Vinisud 2010

Days 2 and 3 of Vinisud, the massive international exhibition of Mediterranean wines and spirits in Montpellier, France.

Ten Sticky Restaurant Situations

And their solutions.

Madeira Vineyards and Wineries Largely Unscathed

The wine industry escaped the worst storm to hit the island in decades; Symington Family Estates seeking non-profit fund for victim relief.

Olympic Sips

Drink to victory with these Alpine-inspired cocktails.

On the Scene at Vinisud 2010

Arrival in Montpellier and Day 1 of Vinisud, the massive international exhibition of Mediterranean wines and spirits.

How Wine Lovers Use Social Media

Wine and social media have created an incredible force within the industry.

Magical Miso Dressing

Add some Asian flavor to your next salad.

Cuisine à la Bière

Cooking with beer can be tricky, but when the right brew meets the right dish, a whole new world of flavor, character and complexity is created in the kitchen.

Cambodian Style Prince Edward Island Mussels

For these steamed mussels, lime and cilantro combined with chili heat offers an exotic character evoking the street food of distant destinations

Finding the Soul in Australian Shiraz

Evolution of a Wine Journal

The highs and lows of the educated nose.

The Bottom Line on Bordeaux

Ignore the chatter about price over quality. Look beneath the surface of romantic names to what Bordeaux is really about: well-made wines at good prices.

The Enthusiast's Corner: The Perfect Pinot Noir

There is no such thing, except in this sense: even though Pinot Noir varies widely from region to region, vintage to vintage, it’s possible to identify the style you like and producers who consistently furnish it.

A Taste of Bali

For traditional culture and magical cuisine, this exotic island can’t be beat.

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