September 2011

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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Pinot Noir

Scotch

Chardonnay

Whiskey

Bourbon

Vodka

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.

Six Spas Starring Wine Treatments

From crushed Cabernet facials to Carmenère baths and Merlot massages, these vincentric destinations around the globe bring the healing powers of wine from the table to the spa.

A Tale of Two Rhônes

The 2009 and 2010 vintages promise consumers plenty of pleasure, but for completely different reasons.

Uncorkings 8.15.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Q&A with "Bitchin' Kitchen" Host, Nadia Giosia

The host of the Cooking Channel's hit TV show "Bitchin' Kitchen" discusses her favorite food and beverage pairings, her show and her personal style.

Toby Keith: Then & Now

The country superstar talks to Wine Enthusiast about owning three I Love This Bar & Grill restaurants and launching his own brand of mezcal.

Mixologist of the Month: Kathryn Weatherup

The owner of Weather Up in New York, NY, has a passion for ice.

Cocktail of the Month: Champs-Elysées

Based on Cognac, this is a refined spin on the classic Sidecar cocktail.

Destination: Berlin

This edgy capital offers wine and culinary experiences that push the envelope.

Recipe of the Month: Spiced Carrot Salad with Yogurt Pita Crisps

This colorful and zesty Greek snack is sure to curb your appetite.

Luxe Life: Taylor Fladgate's Scion

This ultra-rare Port was crafted with grapes harvested in 1855 and aged for 150 years, and yet it's still drinking at its prime.

Vino Files: Australia's Barossa Valley

As autumn brings a slight chill to the U.S., head to the Barossa Valley for a warm-weather vinophile adventure.

Oysters & Absinthe

Where to go for this innovative fix.

Decoding Israeli Wine

It’s a country that’s rich in wine history, yet its wines remain largely misunderstood and underappreciated by the U.S. market. Why Americans should be paying more attention to Israeli wine.

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: The Triumph of Terroir

With a region as large and as varied as the Russian River Valley, it is important to know exactly where the fruit was grown in order to know what’s in the bottle.

Soul Food Steps Up

Chef Tanya Holland, restaurateur and author, on why it’s time for soul food to gain recognition.

Meatball Mania

Meatballs have gone from humble home-cooking staple to the star of the dinner table—and their versatility makes them the perfect partner for a variety of wines.

School Spirit

This fall, bars focus on a back-to-school theme.

Could Washington Redefine Cult Wine?

Traditionally, cult wines are those that are rare, generate high scores and buzz—and are absurdly expensive. Why Washington's high-quality wines at fair prices are changing the concept.

Forward Drinking

Without losing sight of quality, wine devotees today are eager to try new varieties and the wines of unfamiliar regions.

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