September 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.

Wine Star Award Videos

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir

Scotch

Chardonnay

Whiskey

Bourbon

Vodka

How to Make a Smoking Punchbowl

Mix up a boo-zy punch in the time it takes you to howl at the moon.

2013 Best Restaurants

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

New School Kosher

Jewish wine and food have gone upscale in a major way. With apologies to bubbies everywhere, here’s how to master this mouth-watering gourmet trend.

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.

Extra-Virgin Cocktails From Top Bars

Olive oil is having a major mixology moment at some of the world’s best bars. Here’s everything you need to know about this slick trend.

2011 Best Restaurants

Craft Syrups to Sweeten Your Dishes

Your deliciously sticky cheat sheet to the artisan maple syrup movement

Drink this Now: Austria’s Red Delight District

Meet the oft-overlooked and delicious robust reds of Austria's Burgenland region.

Oregon's Other Pinots

Pinot Noir remains the state's unrivaled king, but Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc are noble relatives that fill a different, more quaffable, role.

California's Zinfandel Hot Spots

Our California editors share their favorite growing regions for the Golden State's iconic grape.

Australia's Wild West

Western Australia’s pioneering spirit is alive and well in its wine regions, which seem capable of turning almost any grape variety into gold.

Louis Roederer to Release 2002 Cristal Jeroboam

Plus other news and notes from the world of wine, beer and spirits.

Buy & Cellar

A few of September’s top picks—and when to drink them.

The Ten Most Unusual Spots to Sip Wine

Indulge your wine wanderlust with this list of astonishing settings in which to sip vino.

Our Crush This Month: Feria de Jerez

A postcard from Spain’s most colorful festival.

Add Heat, Stay Cool

Chill out by spicing up your menu.

Destination: Boston

Here's the gourmand's guide to Beantown.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is Declared a National Historic Landmark

Plus other news and notes from the world of wine, spirits and beer.

America's Big Red is Back

Zinfandel, you’ve been missed. Now get back on our table.

Do Aussie Wines Age Well?

Debunking the myth that wines from Oz must be enjoyed young.

The Rind Stuff

The cheese industry is stealing a page from the wine world with its new elite certification program. Are you ready for the rise of the, um, fromm?

Make a Perfect La Paloma

A Margarita fan? Try Mexico's other Tequila cocktail.

Paradise Ground

Ed Kenney, head chef and owner of Town in Honolulu, talks about Hawaii’s subtle seasons (yes, there are more than one), and how sustainable farming in this lush island chain of plenty is only now catching fire.

Simple Harvest Soup

Eat up this late summer roasted eggplant and tomato soup.

High in the Sky

What to drink when the wheels are up.

Women of the Still

These fearless females create some of the world's favorite spirits.

Drinking Tequila with Clooney

Wine Enthusiast sits down with George Clooney and Rande Gerber to talk Tequila, wine and how to avoid a hangover.

Autumn’s Up

Drink in fall with this apple-laced cocktail from Nova Scotia’s best bartender.

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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