May 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.

Q&A with Miguel A. Torres, International Wine Producer & Pioneer in China

Miguel A. Torres is the president and managing director of Spain’s Torres S.A., but this fourth-generation wine producer is turning his attention to China.

Tapas En Su Casa

Hungry for Spanish tapas, those delectable mini-bites that go so well with an array of wines? Try making them at home.

Decode the Wines of the Loire Valley

For Americans used to seeing grape varieties on labels, Loire wines can be puzzling. Here’s how to look beyond the label to find the style you prefer.

Spirits in Wine Barrels

Distillers are turning to cask-finishing for a richer, more complex product.

Wine Cask-Finished Spirits

Distillers resting whiskeys, rums and Tequila in wine barrels are creating deliciously rich and complex spirits.

Australia Alternatives

There's more to Down Under than Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Touring the Amalfi Coast

A mile-by-mile guide to Italy’s paradise by the sea.

Cocktail of the Month: Marseillan Martini

Philippe Gouze, General Manager of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, describes this briny, bracing martini as an homage to Marseille.

Beyond Classic Cocktails

At Seattle’s Canlis, there’s a story for each sip on offer.

Destination: Mexico City

Both worlds away and an easy weekend jaunt, Mexico City is a fascinating culinary and cultural capital.

Recipe of the Month: Warm Brandy and Vanilla–Infused Rhubarb Crumble

Paired with a late-harvest blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, this earthy yet exotic spring dessert from Chef Mark Johnston of the Park Hotel Kenmare in Ireland is the perfect end to a meal.

Never Say Never

These pioneering wineries are located in places that might surprise you.

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