October 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.

Oktoberfest Brews + Other Fall Beers

Traditional brews to help you celebrate Germany's most famous fest.

Wine Star Award Videos

5 New Beer-Wine Hybrids

Grape-infused beers are here, and honestly, many are damn good. Here’s why you need to stop rolling your eyes and try a few of these wine brews.

11 Top-Rated Vodkas

Spirits Editor Kara Newman gives you her picks for top shelf potato and Scandinavian vodkas to try now.

Tips on Wine Tasting Like a Pro

Eight tricks for enjoying a wine tasting.

Six New Faces of the Paso Robles Region

These winemakers are remaking their chosen region into a California powerhouse.

The 411 on South African Sweet Wines

South Africa’s sweet wines helped put the country on the international wine map. Here’s what you need to know about these modern-day masterworks.

Sherry Decoded: Top Styles + Cocktail Recipes

Led by a wave of artisanal wines, Sherry is winning a new generation of fans. Here’s the 411.

Six Must-Try Fall Wines

Celebrate the rites of Fall with these perfect pours.

The Nation’s 10 Best Wine Brunches

Day drink and dine in style at these wine-focused brunch spots.

Expert Labor Day Entertaining Tips

Celebrity Caterer Mary Giuliani shares her secrets to hosting a delicious at-home party.

Destination: Kelowna

If you’re bound for B.C.’s Okanagan Valley for the jaw-dropping big-sky scenery, be sure to stop in cute K-town for some of the best wine and food Canada has to offer.

From Russia with Snubs

We sit down with billionaire Yevgeny Chichvarkin, the brains (and bankroll) behind London’s Hedonism, the over-the-top wine mecca many love to hate.

The Wine-and-Food Lover's Guide to Chile

With its ideal climate, stunning vistas, vastly improved gastronomy and lodging options—not to mention more than 200 wineries—Chile is a wonderland ripe for exploring.

Six Yakima Valley Wines to Try

Washington’s Yakima Valley AVA—30 years old this year—is an unsung source of bold reds and crisp whites.

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A Ten-Minute Apple-Butter Doughnut Recipe

Whip up a bunch of these all-American doughnuts in no time flat.

One Woman's Not-so-dry Run-in with a Porrón

One woman's not-so-dry run-in with a porrón.

The Ultimate Dinner-Party Accessories

Reboot your kitchen and hosting essentials.

Sweet & Savory Pie Recipes with Pairings

The chefs behind these mouthwatering desserts insist that—just like fine wine—balance is the key.

2013 Best Restaurants

Restaurants that serve up a true passion for presenting mind-blowing wine-and-food pairings.

Gluten-free Wine, Hangover-free Beer and 23 New Molecules Discovered in Wine

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

The Wine Star Awards

Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors the wine and spirit industry’s influential leaders of 2013.

2012 Best Reasturants

Jägermeister Cocktails Revisited

The cause of your worst college hangovers has grown up and graduated to the cocktail menu.

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

Cocktail of the Month: Grave Digger Recipe

Give your senses a pleasing jolt this Halloween with a wasabi-tinged mixer from Rye bar in Louisville.

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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