October 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

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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.

Scotch in Space?

A new study launches maturing Scotch into a zero-gravity landscape.

The Rise of Cesanese and Lazio Wine

An oft-neglected Italian grape is getting the attention it's long deserved.

Istria by the Vines

Seeking out Croatia’s tasting rooms.

October's Top 10 Under $10

These wines represent some of the best inexpensive offerings we've tasted this month.

It's Your Barrel

Custom-crush facilities permit amateur winemakers to choose, pick, sort and crush grapes plus blend their own wines—or simply to give the orders.

North American Craft Saké Makers

Outside of Japan, these saké makers are inspired by tradition, but forge a path of their own.

Bartenders Reach for New Cocktail Sweeteners

These sugar substitutes add loads of flavor, without the calories.

Destination: Vienna

Though the streets are lined with the vestiges of its imperial past, this Austrian city continues to reinvent itself as a haven for music, art and, of course, wine.

Farewell, and Thanks for the Memories

Sometimes a bottle is more than a bottle and a winemaker is more than a winemaker.

Estelle: Then & Now

The R&B star dishes on wine, food and growing up.

Deconstructing the Master Sommelier Exam

Thomas M. Price, MS, of Seattle’s The Metropolitan Grill lends some study tips for the notoriously difficult exam.

Pinning Down Pritchard Hill

This tiny, under-the-radar subregion is fast becoming the trendiest address in Napa Valley for red wines.

Tasting Royal Rajasthan

Sip and savor the best of India on this ultra-indulgent tour.

Location, Location, Location

In California and beyond, a sense of place is what excites today’s wine consumers.

Best Dallas Wine Bars

Where to sip wine in a Texas beer town.

Airport Eats

Dine like a celebrity chef while flying the friendly skies.

Q&A with Dominique Demarville, Cellar Master of Veuve Clicquot

The chef de caves opens up about the autumn release of Cave Privée, his winemaking philosophy and his favorite foods to eat with mature Champagne.

Discovering Umbria

Italy’s secluded heartland is a verdant region full of vinous opportunities.

Chef Akira Back's Healthful Tips

The executive chef at Yellowtail in Las Vegas’s Bellagio Hotel cooks with health and happiness in mind.

Tortellino Tradizionale di Castelfranco Emilia Pairs with Red Lambrusco

Learn about the legend behind the pasta and try this traditional Italian recipe.

Rockin' Rhônes

The 2009 and 2010 vintages in France’s Rhône Valley provide consumers with the greatest buying opportunity in modern history.

Adventurous Flavors from the Silk Road

Don’t let the lack of traditional wine pairings deter you from exploring the spicy dishes of Central Asia.

Celebrity Sips: Wines with Star Power

These accomplished athletes, actors and entertainers have different talents, but they all share a passion for enjoying—and making—wines that shine.

The Mexican Wine Revolution

Cross the border from San Diego and you’re in Baja California, Mexico, home to a historic wine region that’s reinventing itself via boutique wines, top-flight restaurants and attractive lodging options.

Chardonnay Symposium

New recipes to pair with America's favorite varietal.

Scotch Goes Luxe

Whisky has always been considered precious, but these Scotches set the bar higher than ever before.

Mixologist of the Month: Suzan Boyce

The Beverage Director of Boyce Restaurant Concepts in Huntsville, Alabama crafts the perfect food-and-cocktail pairings.

The Derby Martini

Suzan Boyce of Boyce Restaurant Concepts in Huntsville, Alabama puts a Southern twist on the standard drink of English posh sport.

How To: Make a Cinnamon Tincture

Try this simple recipe to add some spice to your cocktails this fall.

Plantation Original Dark Overproof Rum

This 73% alcohol overproof rum is unexpectedly smooth and soft.

High-Class Halloween

The tricks and treats for throwing a standout Halloween party at home.

Grape, Meet Grain: New Takes on the Wine Cocktail

Wine and spirits harmonize in these innovative hybrid drinks.

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