March 2014

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.

Top Alsatian White Wines

White wine for Spring? Come to Alsace.

5 Endangered Varieties to Try

Expand your palate and help these varieties from going the way of the dodo.

Spring's Perfect Spirit

Irish whiskies are light and fresh, yet they're still complex enough to hold a drinker's interest.

Beer: Brown is the New Black

Brown ales are nothing new to the beer world.

Six Scene-Stealing Drinks for the Academy Awards

We’ve got some serious cocktail contenders in celebration of the 86th Academy Awards.

Your Homebrewing Guide

Your beer adventure starts here.

The Raisin Cane Cocktail

NOLA's Cane & Table serves up this cocktail, rich in dried-fruit and almond tones.

Premiere Napa Valley Hits It Out of the Park

Napa’s influential barrel auction raises $5.9 million, doubling the previous record.

Bidding is Live for South Africa’s Inaugural Cape Wine Auction

Plus Ray Chadwick joins Global Wine Partners and other news in the world of wine.

Drinks for Your Health

A recent study (again) confirms what grandmothers have known for centuries: A drink can be good for you.

5 Questions for Ray Walker

We talk to Ray Walker of Maison Ilan about pursuing his passion.

What's in Your Wine?

It’s time to take a look at wine's lengthy list of ingredients.

The Accidental Wine

Grown in only a few of the world’s wine regions, dark, idiosyncratic Carmenère has found a comfortable home in Chile’s warm valleys.

Opici Wines Launches New Spirits Division

Plus U.S. breweries continue record-breaking rise.

Washington's Rise of the Rhônes

These trailblazing Washington wineries have made the state into America’s top source of Rhône-style wines.

Central London Calling

Tucked within Central City are several spots quietly changing how the world drinks and eats.

Wine Matches Made in Heaven

We serve up five fresh ideas that crush wine-and-food Valentine’s Day clichés.

Wine's Most Exotic Addresses

From icy Sweden to tropical Southeast Asia, intrepid vintners are pushing the boundaries of the wine world.

Le Marche Travel Guide

Le Marche is a microcosm of everything tourists love about Italy—breathtaking landscapes, medieval architecture and terrific wine and food—minus the crowds.

Weekend Storm Brings Rain to Drought-Stricken California

Plus Wine Enthusiast reports on Brunello di Montalcino’s 2009 vintage, and other news and notes.

2009 Brunello di Montalcino: Enjoy Soon

Wine Enthusiast’s Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reports on her exclusive tasting of nearly 200 of the highly anticipated Tuscan bottlings.

The New Wine Enthusiast

We've redesigned the magazine to speak to you, the modern wine drinker.

Three Reasons to Drink Bordeaux

Why it's time to give the world's stodgiest wine region another chance.

Okra & Shrimp Recipe

Enjoy the best of the Big Easy on Fat Tuesday with this wine-friendly shrimp-and-okra dish.

Eating and Drinking in the South

Want to know what the next big trend in dining will be? Then look to the second cities below the Mason-Dixon line.

Pinot Noir & Pork Pairings

Exploring the wonders of pairing Pinot Noir and pork.

The Queen of New Orleans

The life and ongoing good times of Ella Brennan, the Big Easy’s matriarch of all things food and drink.

Sweet Cocktail Syrups

Our Crush this month: the sweet side of cocktails.

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.

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