November 2012

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.

Trouble-Free Turkey Day

These easy tips will eliminate the fuss in your festivities.

The Stars of Southern Spain

When it comes to full-bodied reds, quality Sherries and delicious dessert wines, southern Spain has enough stars to populate a small galaxy.

Au Naturel Wine Bars: Paris

Hotspots for natural wine in the City of Light.

Kickin' It New-Southern Style

Southern food is as soulful as ever, but chefs and home cooks are modernizing their menus with local ingredients and global influences.

The Perfect Twist: Wine and Cheese Pairing

Standard and creative takes on matching wine with one of its favorite partners.

Wine, the Great Democracy

Now more than ever, there’s value and quality available from all corners of the globe, and for every palate.

Chile at the Crossroads

Sales in the U.S. are slipping while new markets emerge. Welcome to a new era for Chilean wine.

November's Top Shelf

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

Destination: Sun Valley, Idaho

America’s first destination ski resort (opened in 1936) now shines as a four-season retreat showcasing grown-in-Idaho wine and food.

Mission Crawl

At night, San Francisco’s Valencia Corridor is hopping.

Top 100 Best Buys of 2012

Our exclusive ranking of the year's best values.

How to: Make Pumpkin Purée

This purée is a great addition to a holiday-friendly spiked eggnog, as a garnish to ice cream or in a mezcal flip, like the Calabaza por la Cabeza.

Braised Rabbit with Mustard and Fennel Pairs with Côte de Beaune

In case you've forgotten about rabbit meat, Portland chef Jenn Louis is here to remind you how delicious, rustic and healthy this protein can be.

A Feast for the Senses in Piedmont

In the Langhe region, home to Barbaresco and Barolo, visitors can unearth a bounty of wine and food discoveries.

White Burgundy Bargains

These terrific values—all under $25—from the heart of France will put Chardonnay back on your list of favorites.

Midnight on the Mall

Featuring the best of autumn's festive flavors, this rum-based drink pays tribute to our nation's capital.

Molecular Mixologist

D.C.-based cheftender Bryan Tetorakis turns to molecular gastronomy as inspiration for his modernist libations.

Pisco Smackdown!

Peru vs. Chile

Eight New Vermouths

Whether you sip them straight up or use them to upgrade cocktails, these new vermouths are simply stellar.

Practical Pairings for Everyday Food

Brian Duncan, partner and wine director of Bin 36 in Chicago, brings restaurant-level wine-and-food matches home.

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