May 2014

One-Track Wine Lists

NYC's 2nd Annual Red and White Bash

The 2009 Vintage of Brunello di Montalcino

Full of finesse and balance, this vintage should be enjoyed soon.

Bad Wine, Great Memories

A writer remembers his grandfather's basement-made wine.

4 Best Lagers

Now is a great time to take a look at some of the beer styles perfect for this season’s outdoor entertaining.

15 Top-Rated Tequilas

Whether you call it blanco, silver or plata, these unaged (or barely aged) Tequilas are worth a second look.

Do You Really Know What Biodynamic Means?

Celebrate Earth Day with this cheat sheet on wine’s eco-friendly terms.

Making Sense of Montalcino

Producers in Tuscany's flagship wine region are divided over splitting it into subzones, but the idea has merit.

Graffiti in Label Designs

A label gets graffitied.

5 Tips for Storing Opened Wine

These are the best ways to preserve the last few glasses of your open bottle.

Napa's Unsung Whites

Though often overshadowed by the region’s big reds, Napa Valley’s top white wines shouldn’t be overlooked.

5 Spring Wines to Sip On

Our editors handpicked the perfect wines to help you mark these glorious rites of the season.

Q+A with Andrew Mariani

We talk to the winemaker about creating leagues of loyal fans.

Vinitaly 2014: Natural Wine Continues to Trend

Italy’s massive wine trade fair continues to see an uptick in attendance.

Top Kitchen Souvenirs

To truly share your getaway glow with friends, bring home a curated slice of hosting heaven.

Napa Mountain High

Head to the hills to discover some of this famous region’s best bottles.

16 Must-Visit NYC Bars

Here’s the insider’s guide to boozing in the Big Apple.

An Alternative Guide to Napa

Places to go when you need something different.

Vega Sicilia Won't Release 2010 Alion

Plus other news and notes in the world of wine, beer and spirits.

Napa Off the Grid

An undiscovered world awaits wine lovers who venture off the valley’s beaten path.

Wine + Seafood Pairings

Here’s your guide to the other wines to drink the next time you step to the raw bar.

Seasonal Fava Bean Salad

This vert-hued fava bean salad strikes the perfect harmony between sweet, bitter and earthy.

The Rise of Artisanal Flour

Baking flour is the next ingredient to get the artisanal treatment in cutting-edge kitchens.

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.

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