March 2013

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

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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.

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.

Drink This Now: Grower Cognac

Savvy sommeliers are seeking out these artisanal and affordable brandies.

The Spirit of Ireland

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

How To: Make An Irish Coffee

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

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