May 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

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.

Drink a Better Bordeaux

Wine Enthusiast's guide to the best vintages and when to drink them.

Six Spas with Booze-Based Treatments

Beer, in addition to Bourbon and wine, is trending in the spa scene this summer.

Major Port Producers Declare 2011 a Vintage Year

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

Cocktail of the Month: Round Hill's Rum Punch

The powerful double-rum punch from Montego Bay’s Round Hill is a perennial favorite.

Kerin O'Keefe Named New Italian Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Leading wine media business expands Italian coverage.

Beer-Infused Tipples

Wine Enthusiast gives you three beer cocktail recipes to shake up this spring.

Me, My Mom and The Mouse

How wining and dining at Disney reunited a mother and daughter.

British Dairy Farmer Makes Vodka From Milk

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

May's Top Shelf

Here are May's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors'Choice and Best Buy.

5 Best Music & Wine Festivals in the Nation

Slip into your dancing shoes, folks—here are the five national music festivals Wine Enthusiast gives props to for their pours.

En Primeur, Day Five: Wait To Buy

Ratings and reviews of stellar wines from Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc and Listrac-Médoc red wines.

The Fungus Among Us

The truffle trend is coming to a vineyard near you.

Dissecting Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa's signature grape beautifully reflects the variety of its many subappellations.

En Primeur, Day Four: The Year of the Three Ps

Ratings and reviews of stellar wines from Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Julien.

A Unique Kind of Bubbly

Grower Champagne is all the rage. Here’s your guide to the farmer fizz revolution.

En Primeur, Day Three: The Great Whites of Bordeaux

Ratings and reviews of stellar wines from Pessac-Léognan and Graves.

The Wine Enthusiast Guide to New Orleans

The Big Easy isn't all beads and booze: the combo of food, wine and fun-loving folks ensure a good time. Here’s where to eat, drink and doze in NoLa.

En Primeur, Day Two: The Magic of Merlot

Ratings and reviews of stellar wines from Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

Maibock: Brewed for Spring

Transition from hearty winter beers to this amber-hued brew, perfect for spring.

Part of elBulli’s Wine Cellar Fetches $1.8 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction

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

En Primeur, Day One: The Surprise Vintage

A sneak peek at the striking reds, plus reviews of select Sauternes and Barsac.

Hot in Cleveland

An influx of artists, artisans and budding Web entrepreneurs is energizing C-town's wine scene. Here's where to drink it all in when passing through.

Addio Franco Biondi Santi

The "guardian" and champion of Brunello di Montalcino, Franco Biondi Santi died at the age of 91.

Take the High Road

British director Ken Loach heads to the Scottish Highlands with The Angels’ Share, an off-kilter comedy about a whisky heist.

Meet the Grape Farmers of Napa Valley

Not all growers in this prime appellation want to make their own wine.

Your Dinner Party, Delivered

Skip the hassle of planning a dinner party and "cater" your next affair with takeout and wine.

Winner, Winner, Fried Chicken Dinner

Restaurant 1833’s Chef Levi Mezick and his team set out to create the tastiest fried chicken recipe on the planet. After prepping, cooking and tasting 75 variations, here’s how he did it.

Recipe of the Month: The Sunday Night Fried Chicken

Restaurant 1833’s Chef Levi Mezick and his team set out to create the tastiest fried chicken recipe on the planet.

More than $380,000 Worth of Champagne Stolen from Grower Jacques Selosse

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

Splendor On the Grass

Go for the wine, stay for the views—and a leisurely picnic. Here’s your invitation to trek beyond the tasting rooms and dine among the vines.

Editor's Picks For May

Italian Editor Monica Larner delivers a round up of top-scoring Brunello di Montalcino from 2008.

Women & Wine

Wine Enthusiast profiles six women in the industry who prove that the grape game isn't just for the boys.

Walk on the Wild Side

Check out our international sampling of the best hike-and-imbibe tours.

The Sophisticated Side of Tequila

A grown-up's guide to celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

How To: Make Simple Syrup

This crazy-easy recipe produces a batch of must-have neutral sweetener.

Restaurant Wine Sticker Shock

So soon after a major recession, restaurant wine pricing is going up, up and away. Are eateries exploiting their golden goose?

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