May 2013

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.

Dissecting Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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

The Fungus Among Us

The truffle trend is coming to a vineyard near you.

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?