September 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.

The Enthusiast Corner: Make Your Own Home Vineyard A Reality

If you’re realistic about what you can achieve, owning and maintaining your own vineyard is not only fun, but offers key insights into what it takes to make great wine.

Mixologist of the Month: Derek Brown

Co-Owner of The Passenger/Columbia Room, Washington D.C.

Bringing Home the Mighty Asado

No meal is more interwoven into the South American way of life than the grill fest known as the asado.

Rediscovering Craft Saké

Embracing its roots, regional saké is a growing trend in Japan and beyond.

California Sauvignon Blanc Best Bets

Proud wineries are bringing California's under-the-radar white to new heights. Here are the wines to try for a genuine, but elevated, SB blast.

Destination: Ann Arbor

This vibrant Michigan college town offers wine and food fit for ambitious gourmets.

Guest Bartenders Mix it Up

Within a 48-hour period last March, Angelenos had the chance to sip the handcrafted cocktails of nine of the most talented bartenders in the U.S. and England.

Heimoff: Are Millennials The Answer?

The spirit is willing but the dollar is weak—Americans love wine and are savvy about it, but their ability to pony up for premium wines in the future is uncertain.

Exploring South Australia's Back Roads

Barossa and McLaren vale get the lion's share of the accolades, but other parts of South Australia are producing world-class wines that are distinctly different.

Weed Patrol

Go to the garden for your next cocktail.

Barbera & Dolcetto: Affordable Italy

These quintessential food wines star in a region of the world with an affection, even reverence, for the marriage of dining and the vine.

Rosé with One-Dish Meals

Suggested rosé pairings from chefs around the country.

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