November 2010

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.

Portugal's New Age of Discovery

If you think the Douro is all about port wines, think again—winemakers here are crafting complex and delicious table wines at all price points.

Recipe of the Month: Steak Chinoise with Fresh Ginger and Tamari Cream

According to proprietor Dave Simpson of the C & O Restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia, this lively dish was inspired by the flavor of a delicate oyster soup served by the restaurant in the 1980s.

A Scoop of Scotch, Sir?

The trend started with boozy JELL-O shots, and migrated to liquor-infused cupcakes. Now, alcohol has become the flavor-du-jour for ice cream, too.

Q&A with Nigel Lythgoe

The international TV producer and winery owner takes a break from taping the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance” to talk about communing with nature, New World love and why Simon Cowell is overripe.

Chile’s Women Winemakers Take Charge

In an evolving country once known for machismo and heavy handed politics..

Music Soothes the Savage Yeast

South Africa’s DeMorgenzon Winery turns to tunes for vine health.

The Ultimate in Neat

In praise of the flask—straight from the hip yet close to the heart.

How The British Created "Curry"

...and at the same time total confusion about what Indian food really is.

Wild at Heart

Restaurants nationwide are embracing exotic meats on their menus.

Chile, Argentina and now Brazil

Some of the finest expression of methode Champenoise outside of France can be found in the wine regions of Southern Brazil. Surprised?

Cocktail of the Month: St-Germain Cocktail

This simple-to-make sipper is St-Germain’s signature cocktail recipe.

The Flavors of Autumn

Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, cumin—though they’re associated with simplicity, home and hearth, these flavors can help create dishes of remarkable sophistication.

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