March 2013

Q & A with Andrea Bocelli

The singer sits down with Wine Enthusiast to discuss his family's vineyard, how to pair opera and vino, and his post-tour ritual.

Know Thy Farmer

Organic food is great, says Top Chef alum and Iron Chef America competitor Kelly Liken of Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, Colorado. But fresh ingredients grown and raised by your skilled neighbors are almost always tastier.

Tuscany’s Gold Coast

Now that the land rush is subsiding, the true worth of the region’s vineyards is being reflected in spectacular wines.

Orange Wines Will Never Be Mainstream

But a case for why they’re more than a dying trend.

Fantastic Finger Lakes Finds

Recent tastings from this upstate New York region unearth a widening array of producers crafting a diversity of fine wines.

Vega Sicilia To Debut Long-Awaited Rioja Wines

Macan and Macan Clasico, made from vineyards in Rioja Alta, will be available in the U.S. by late spring.

How To: Flame an Orange Peel

Use this three-step technique to light up classics like the Negroni or Old Fashioned.

Hardly the Last Word

Mixologists around the world are putting a new spin on the once long-forgotten Prohibition-era cocktail, The Last Word.

Chile Expedition Video Series 2013

WE's Editor for South America set out on a journey to discover what Chile has to offer. From Santiago to Colchagua Valley, he explored nine wineries and sat down with winemakers at each to talk terroir, top wine picks and tourism opportunities.

Best Italian Buys

Twenty vastly diverse and delicious value wines to sip on this spring.

Premiere Napa Valley’s Numbers Hold Up

The wine futures auction raised $3.04 million this year, not far behind last year’s record-breaking $3.1 million.

Uncorkings: Chateau Montelena Placed on the National Register of Historic Places

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

Editor's Picks for March

Contributing Editor Virginie Boone celebrates spring with Anderson Valley's offerings.

Oscar-Winning Party Pairings

Whip up these Wolfgang Puck dishes at your Academy Award-viewing party and your guests will feel like they’re at the Governors Ball.

The Sweet Truth About California’s Bubbles

When purchasing or pairing sparkling wines, the key is knowing the amount of sugar in the bottle.

Uncorkings: Maker’s Mark Reverses Decision to Lower the Alcohol Content in Its Bourbon

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

The New Rhône Zone

Ballard Canyon may be small, but its ambition is anything but. Look out wine world, here comes Santa Barbara County’s scrappiest AVA yet.

Mr. Natural

As natural wine catches fire, Tony Coturri has gone from obscure producer to trendsetter. Hey, it only took 30 years.

The Old Dominion's Upswing

After experimenting with viticulture and winemaking for more than 400 years, Virginia is finally making strides.

Brangelina Add Winemaker to Their Resume

The Hollywood power couple teams up with the iconic Rhône producer Famille Perrin to craft wine.

Party For Two

Cancel your reservations at the fancy, overpriced restaurant this Valentine’s Day. Instead, stay in, cook this deliciously simple three-course meal together, and get to the good stuff.

Five Top Love Potions

Bartenders around the country are creating aphrodisiacal sips in time for Valentine’s Day.

Destination: Prague

Here’s where you need to eat and drink when visiting the storied Czech city.

Something New Is Brewing in St. Louis

If you’re a wine lover traveling through the “Lou,” these four outposts will surely satisfy.

American Beer Trails

Embark on sud-soaked adventures through California, Colorado and Oregon.

Understanding Chile's Wine Regions

From north to south, and from the Pacific to the Andes, this sliver of a country boasts a collection of distinct terroirs—and wines to match.

Uncorkings: California Winemakers Crush a Record-High Four Million Tons of Grapes in 2012

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

Fare Play: An Asian Chef in Argentina

East meets meat in Korean-born sushi chef Mun Kim's kitchen.

Pasta Pairings Made Simple

These authentic recipes each require only three ingredients beyond pasta, olive oil, salt and pepper, but still burst with flavor.

Almond Quince Cake

This pleasantly sour, fragrant apple-pear hybrid is the perfect tart to whip up as you transition into spring.

A Party-Ready Pad

We give you three simple rules for making your pad ready for any party.

Ward Off Winter, Celebrate National Pisco Sour Day

Indulge in these riffs on the classic Pisco Sour to celebrate the Peruvian holiday and to fight the February blues.

Game Day Pizza Party

Make these simple and delicious pizza pies this Super Bowl Sunday and serve them with your favorite wine.

Mixologist of the Month: Dimi Lezinska

This Global Brand Ambassador for Grey Goose abides by a clean and lean cocktail philosophy.

The Graduate

This clean and lean cocktail is used to toast guests of Grey Goose’s Le Voyage trips to France.

The Spirit of Ireland

Irish whiskey is experiencing a renaissance. Here's what you need to know—from pot still to glass.

Drink This Now: Grower Cognac

Savvy sommeliers are seeking out these artisanal and affordable brandies.

How To: Make An Irish Coffee

Here’s how to whip up the favorite spiked delight in three simple steps.