Web 2011

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

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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.

Uncorkings 12.26.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Esteemed Wine Escapes

W.E. explores a wide variety of learning vacations to find the best places for travelers to hone their chef skills while indulging in fine wine.

The Bachelor Star on his Sonoma Property

Ben Flajnik and his buddies talk to W.E. about their Envolve wine brand.

Second Generation Stars Shine

Profiles of young and innovative winemakers in Washington and Oregon who are taking their classic wineries to the next level.

Napa Valley, California

The wines of the Napa Valley are considered among the best in the world, but that’s only one reason to visit.

Veneto, Italy

Home to Venice, Padua, Verona and Vicenza, the Veneto offers the best of beautiful Italy and flaunts a good part of the country’s artistic patrimony.

ProWein 2012 Returns in March

The annual wine and spirits trade fair expects another huge turnout.

Japan’s Saké Industry Fights Back

It’s been almost a year since a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan’s northern coast. What are saké insiders and eager volunteers doing to help get the community back on its feet?

Wine Flights with Flair

These few American eateries serve up innovative and educational wine flights.

Make Your New Year’s Eve Sparkle

W.E. gives you eight sparkling wines from California that are perfect for ringing in 2012.

Hotspot: Brasserie Beaumarchais

Inspired by the decadent nightlife scene in Saint Tropez, Brasserie Beaumarchais brings down the house one cocktail at a time.

Uncorkings 12.19.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Climate Control

Knowing the temperature that brings out the best in each wine will result in maximum appreciation—and enjoyment—of what’s in the glass.

A Night Out With Drew Bledsoe

Quarterback Drew Bledsoe dishes on his favorite wine and food pairing and holiday plans to W.E.'s Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen.

New California AVA Approved

Fort Ross-Seaview gets the Federal greenlight.

Portugal's Next Frontier

Referred to by some as the "New Portugal," the regions of Lisboa and Tejo are offering affordable, world-class wines.

Top-Scoring Unoaked California Chardonnays

These recommendations are 90-plus, skipping the butter and delivering pure Chardonnay flavor.

Uncorkings 12.12.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Q&A with Yao Ming

The basketball star brings Napa wine to China.

Raising a Glass to Support Japan

A YouTube campaign to drink Tohoku saké goes viral, bringing back celebrations of spring for a good cause.

A Vertical Tasting at Pride

Notes from a 20-year retrospective tasting event.

Not Quite Fur Season

The light vodka base of this warming cocktail gets a bite of bitter fruit and its golden color from the orange Italian apéritif Aperol and house-made marmalade.


Not quite wine, not quite spirits, but the mellow best of both.

Perfect Manhattan

Using a bold, spicy 100% rye whiskey gives this classic Manhattan extra bite.

Mixologist of the Month: Trey Zoeller

The founder and master blender of Jefferson’s Bourbon.

The Enthusiast 100 of 2011

The must-have wines of the year.

Walla Walla Teams Up with Alaska Airlines

Travelers can now fly to Washington’s most visited wine destination and enjoy free tastings and waived baggage fees for purchased wines.

Uncorkings 12.5.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Wine Enthusiast Best of Year 2011

Our editors sound off on the most exciting wine, spirits, beer and culinary trends of 2011.

Top 25 Beers of 2011

Celebrating the best reviewed beers of this year.

Top 50 Spirits of 2011

Classics endure in an ever-changing landscape.

Wrap These Reads

These five books hit shelves just in time for the holiday season and make for great gifts.

Abruzzo’s Treasures

Dominated by scenic mountains and medieval hill towns that attract a multitude of visitors, Abruzzo’s biggest draw is the value wine it offers consumers.

Crossover Creations

In an effort to be more innovative, wineries, breweries and distilleries are embracing crossover concepts.

Uncorkings for 11.28.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Bonne Année Brunch

WE gives you the ultimate daytime party guide that includes a drinks and food menu, entertaining tips and décor ideas.

Banks Appoints New Winemaker and General Manager at Mulderbosch

Charles Banks makes Adam Mason winemaker and Chrianto Oosthuizen new general manager of the Stellenbosch property.

Dry Riesling Stakes Its Claim

With Riesling soaring in popularity, it’s time to dispel the myth that all German versions are sweet.

A Sommelier Gives San Diego the Spotlight

Elysian Hotel Sommelier Dan Pilkey dishes on why San Diego is a top destination for wine lovers.

Boisset Family Estates Buys Skalli Brands

The Boisset portfolio continues to expand with a significant purchase in France.

Bordeaux Wines Meet Their Match

Left Bank, Right Bank, red or white, dry or sweet—duck is the classic choice when it comes to pairing foods with the region’s wines.

Snapshot: What to Drink with Reality Television

Actress Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York City, teams up with Opici Wines to create Ramona Pinot Grigio.

Uncorkings 11.21.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Gallo-backed Russian River Valley Expansion is Approved

Federal regulators approved a plan to expand the RRV appellation south to Cotati, adding more than 14,000 acres to the appellation’s current 155,000 acres.

Chilean Vinos Enhance Pork Chops

A range of the region's wines complement a pork chop, Basque peppers and crushed potato dinner.

Beaujolais Nouveau 2011

This year’s crop of the fruity French wine has arrived stateside.

Importer Connection Service Open for Submissions

A new entry opportunity for overseas brands while helping importers to expand portfolios.

Beer Country

A slew of brewpubs attract true beer devotees in Northern California wine country.

Sommelier Thanksgiving Day Sips

Wine Enthusiast tapped top wine experts from around the country to find out their ultimate wine and Thanksgiving dinner pairings.

Uncorkings 11.14.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Q&A with Emilio Estevez and Sonja Magdevski

The actor and winemaker talk about their boutique winery in Malibu, his upcoming film and their love of Spanish wine.

Sip and Ski in Vail

Wine lovers will find excellent off-slope drinking and dining in this Colorado culinary town.

Luxe Life: Vintage Wine Shop

This chic boutique combines fine wine and technology for the ultimate retail experience.

Dude Ranch Wining and Dining

W.E. gives you five Western ranches that promise nice digs, delicious food and top-notch wine programs.

Uncorkings for 11.7.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

A Tuscan Christmas Dinner

Wine Enthusiast Magazine gained a special sneak peek into the intimate holiday traditions of four prominent Tuscan wine families: the Antinoris, the Folonaris, the Frescobaldis and the Mazzeis.

Boisset Family Estates Buys Lockwood Vineyard

The international and expanding wine company purchases the California Central Coast vineyard.

2011 Wine Star Award Winners

Wine Enthusiast magazine honors individuals from every corner of the globe, representing varied mindsets, ethnicities, origins and generations.

Uncorkings for 10.31.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

New Mexican-American Vinterns Association Gears Up

This burgeoning association promotes wines produced by Mexican-American winemakers.

Fare Play: Joshua Applestone

The former chef (and vegan) on opening an old-fashioned butcher shop and how bacon is the “gateway meat.”

The Rothschilds and Antinori Launch New Wine Projects

Wines from two iconic families make a U.S. debut.

Uncorkings for 10.24.11

News and notes from the world of wine.

Game Changer

Chef Daniel Boulud discusses his annual fall feast, and offers seasonal venison recipes for the home cook.

Pineau des Charentes

Will U.S. drinkers pine for Pineau?

Whither Bordeaux

A talk with Nancy Rugus, director of the Americas for Compagnie Médocaine Des Grands Crus, about the 2011 harvest.

Best Buys from South Africa

Assistant Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo selects ten top wines from this month's tastings that offer an exceptional quality-to-price ratio.

Drops of God Descend on America

The wine comic that took Asia by storm hits bookstores this week.

Uncorkings for 10.17.11

News and notes from the world of wine.