September 2012

Chef James Oakley on Foraging

Foraging may be a hot—and some say tired—trend in the restaurant world, but for this Wales-based chef, it’s a true passion.

Bring on the Blueberry Wine

This grape wine alternative is loaded with antioxidants and juicy flavors.

September's Top 10 Under $10

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

Q&A with Nick Gislason, Winemaker, Screaming Eagle

The ambitious vintner discusses his ascent at the iconic winery.

Endless Summer

These tips are sure to add some sizzle to your final summer fêtes.

Fare Play: Chef James Oakley

Foraging may be a hot—and some say tired—trend in the restaurant world, but for this Wales-based chef, it’s a true passion.

Beware the Pursuit of Balance

Vintners worldwide are increasingly focused on achieving “balance” in their wines. Isn’t that a good thing?

Next Gen Mendo

These vintners are putting Mendocino back on the California wine map.

Long Island's New Wine Wave

Once seen as New York’s answer to Bordeaux, the island now yields a range of wine styles.

How To: Cocktail Onions

The saffron in Cadenhead’s Old Raj Gin is a perfect accompaniment to these homemade cocktail onions, especially in a Gibson made with Noilly Prat Vermouth.

Spirit Realm: A Little Wine with Your Whisky

Auchentoshan’s 1999 Vintage Bordeaux Cask Matured is entirely aged in wine barrels.

California's Highway 1, The Wine-Lovers' Route

One of the country’s most scenic drives boasts multiple stops for oenophiles.

Destination: Santa Fe

Nestled in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this Southwest town beckons with wine, fine food, art and opera.

Editor's Picks for September

Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa gives you her favorite red blends from Greece this month.

Perfect Seafood Pairings

The coastal Pacific Northwest’s bounty of cold-water seafood and food-friendly wine is the force behind the region’s land-meets-sea pairings.

Sancerre Complements Beefsteak Tomato Tower

At ‘21’ Club, this salad is artfully composed, but the elements can be combined more casually at home.

Make It and Take It Party

Host a bunch of budding amateur cocktailians for an evening of DIY mixology, complete with take-home treats to use in their home bars.

Mission Impossible Wine Pairing

Seju Yang, sommelier at David Bouley’s restaurant brushstroke in Manhattan, tells us his top Japanese kaiseki and wine pairing challenges.

Wine Insurance

Tips for protecting your vinous investment.

Celebrity Wine Roundtable

What happens when an actress, a rock star, a Broadway producer and a star tattoo artist convene for a blind tasting of wines as distinctive and eclectic as they are?

Francis Ford Coppola: From Feature Films to Fine Wine

The famed movie director recounts his Napa journey, culminating in the resuscitation of the historic Inglenook Estate.

Rebel Chef, Cocktail Prodigy

Although Russell Jackson is not a bartender, he developed some thought-provoking cocktails.

Chic Libations in Chi-Town

Chicago has ushered in glamorous, sophisticated lounges with highly skilled mixologists.

Bourbon & Berry

This original cocktail showcases early-autumn flavors while making sure the base spirit, a rye-driven Bourbon, doesn’t get overpowered by the berry-like character of the Sirah.

Music in the Cellar

Winemakers tell Wine Enthusiast which tunes they play to help inspire their winemaking process.

Toast of the Town Takes on Chicago

More than 2,000 attendees filled the historic Field Museum for Wine Enthusiast’s wine and food extravaganza.

Auction Napa Valley 2012 Raises a Healthy $8 Million

The successful 32nd annual charity wine auction attracted more than 800 attendees, including musicians, celebrity chefs and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s parents.