March 2012

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.

The Truth About Tannins

An important component of red wines, they can be plush and pleasurable or mouth-scrapingly awful. Why?

White Picks From Northeast Italy

W.E.'s Italian Editor, Monica Larner, gives us her top choices this month.

Dine, Then Shop For Wine

Restaurants with attached retail stores are on the rise.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina Pairs with Taurasi and Chianti Classico

This Tuscan favorite is a sure match with the great red wines of Italy.

Cocktails with Chemistry

Three of America's hottest mixology couples sound off on what makes their unions tick, and create collaborative sips to salute the romance.

Fare Play: Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

The restaurateur discusses the superfoods movement and offers healthful wine and food pairings perfect for spring.

Destination: San Juan Islands

An adventurous spirit and commitment to local ingredients punctuate wine and food experiences in this Pacific Northwest island chain.

Distilling Goes Downtown

Keep an eye on this new crop of urban, artisanal spirits producers.

Six South Pacific Sips

Uncover Tahitian tipples on this cocktail-oriented trip.

Blooming Cocktails

These floral-accented drinks will put a spring in your step.

Entertain with Champagne

Let bubbles uplift your next fête.

Prizes of the Caribbean

An island-by-island guide to the finest tropical rums and the most memorable resorts at which to enjoy them.

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