November 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.

Spanish-Style Thanksgiving

Add some flair to your traditional feast with three easy España-influenced dishes and matching wines.

Turkey Day Hosting Tips

Your Thanksgiving feast survival guide.

Guide to Thanksgiving Sides

Here's your cheat sheet to the perfect Turkey Day pour.

7 Must-Try Roussillon Wines

Now is the time to turn your attention to this oft-overlooked wine-producing region.

Thanksgiving Dinner Ales

Seasonal autumn beers pack flavors that evoke a traditional Thanksgiving night.

Organic Spirits to Try

Organic spirits make for good cocktails and mindful drinking.

Celebrate Repeal Day with Rye Whiskey Cocktails

Celebrate Prohibition's repeal in traditional American style, with a new generation of rye whiskey cocktails.

A New Agua Fresca Cocktail

Book a quick mind vacation with this new take on the agua fresca.

7 Must-Try New York Whiskeys

New York distillers are churning out high-grade hooch. Here are seven to try.

Avant-Garde Winery Architecture

These New Wave wineries are turning heads for their bold lines. And the wines are pretty darn good, too.

Four California Innovators

These innovative California vintners are crafting groundbreaking wines from ancient vineyards.

Ten Must-Try Wines Under $10

Here are a few of our favorites that we tasted this month.

Best of Both Worlds: Fair Pricing and Good Quality

Excellent wine for a good price is no longer an exception.

Discovering Spanish Wine

Simplify shopping for Spanish wines by tracing the footsteps of that country’s pioneering importers.

Visiting Piedmont on a Budget

The stars of Italy’s Piedmont region are Barolo, Barbaresco and white truffles, but it’s possible to get an authentic taste of the region without taking out a second mortgage.

A Foodie's Guide to Marrakech, Morocco

Your gourmet guide to wining and dining through Morocco’s Red City.

Coffee Cocktails Beyond Baileys

The coffee cocktail is having a major moment.

Water into Wine: A Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

A lucky wrong turn in Spanish wine country transforms one woman from hiker to pilgrim.

Simple & Savory Venison Recipe

Try this simple-but-savory venison tenderloin recipe from Executive Chef David Carrier from The Cloister at Sea Island resort in coastal Georgia.

Rising Pastry Chefs

Acclaimed dessert wizards are taking over the entire dinner menu and changing what America eats.

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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