March 2011

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






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.

Mixing it Up With Chef Lugo

WE spoke with Chef Gerardo Vázquez Lugo, of Restaurante Nicos, about pairing wine with Mexican food.

Touring Two Australian Wine Regions

McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley are worthy destinations for wine and food lovers.

Flavored Vodkas Roll Out

Vodka makers are launching innovative infusions just in time for the spring season.

Savory San Antonio

Texas' second largest city invites gourmands to indulge in farm-to-table fare and locally made wine.

Uncorkings 3.28.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

The Beer Dream Team

Two famed American brewers come together to create Savor Flowers.

Libations for Ladies

Take our women and wine survey and enter to win a $500 gift certificate to

ProWein Preview

More than 36,000 visitors are expected to attend the international wine and spirits trade in Düsseldorf, Germany this weekend.

The Beer of St. Patrick’s Day

To celebrate the holiday right, Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray talks about the iconic beer and its optimal food companions.


Libation alternatives for St. Patrick’s Day cocktails.

Uncorkings 3.14.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Beyond Ladies’ Night

Strong cocktails for strong women in celebration of Women’s History Month.


Check out our new recipe contest! Visit Wine Enthusiast Facebook to upload your delicious crockpot recipe.

Concha y Toro is acquiring California-based Fetzer Vineyards

Chile’s Concha y Toro To Buy Six California Brands From Brown-Forman.

Brewing up Brotherly Love

The rooftop brewpub atop Eataly NYC is ready to make history, featuring the collaborative efforts of American and Italian brewing superstars.

Wine Enthusiast’s Toast of the Town 2011 Series Kicks off in San Francisco

One of America's most anticipated wine and food events comes to five major cities, including San Francisco next month.

Booming Breaux

The Lucid founder is back with three new absinthe products replicated from the 19th century.

Uncorkings 2.28.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Premiere Napa Valley Breaks Records

More than 1,000 attendees sample 2009 wines at the yearly barrel tasting and auction in California.

Edo: An Eater's Eden

The bustling city offers a slew of both authentic and American-influenced restaurants and bars where you can eat, sip vino and spend your time luxuriously.

Oscar Winning Party Tips gives you delicious Oscar-worthy dishes for your Sunday night gathering.

Cinema-Inspired Cocktails

Bartenders from Brisbane to New York City have dreamt up delicious cocktail recipes that make watching the Academy Awards at home enchanting.

Sherry Bomb

This fortified wine from southwestern Spain makes for a perfect food companion, especially with a rich mushroom risotto.

Could this be Portugal's year?

The wines are getting wider distribution in the United States, and they are worth your attention, offering all the flavors we come to expect from rich reds and crisp whites, but with an exciting, original twist.

Chef Obsessions

WE talked to chefs about what single ingredient they use to turn their dish from simple to spectacular.

2010 Napa Cabernets: Expect the Unexpected

It’s possible we will see that most rare species of Napa Cab: elegant, low alcohol and approachable—or flip a coin: green, vegetal, thin wines. It’s a textbook vintage of “buyer beware.”

Mai Aphrodite

This combination of crisp fruit, warming brandy and spicy bitters evokes an exotic, sun-kissed island.

Mixologist of the Month: Vasos Manoli

General Manager, Head Sommelier, Risto La Piazza

Vinexpo's Global Study

Vinexpo, together with the International Wine and Spirit Research team, tracked the evolution of wine in the U.S. and internationally.

Uncorkings 2.14.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Destination: Verde Valley, Arizona

Stunning landscapes, progressive wineries and innovative cuisine await in the Southwest.

A Cheat Sheet for Grownups

Our guide to good values in wine can help you drink well for less money.

Then & Now with Ludacris

The three-time Grammy award winner sits down with WE to talk about wine, spirits and his childhood.

Dinner for Two

An easy, fun and sexy Valentine's Day dinner menu that promises to impress your significant other.

Sip and Stay

Hotel wine tastings offer remedial relaxation.

Luxe Life: Georgia

Private wine cellar dining at Sea Island Resorts, Georgia.

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