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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.

Taming Petite Sirah

California wineries are softening this inky varietal’s typically rustic tannins, making wines that are better than ever.

How To Throw a Winter Solstice Party

Light up the longest night of the year.

A Tuscan-Style Christmas

How to host a festive dinner in the style of one of Italy's most prestigious wine regions.

Uncorkings: Beaujolais To Introduce Vineyard-Based Classification System within the Next Decade

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Uncorkings: More Than 16,500 Gallons of Brunello di Montalcino Destroyed in a Suspected Act of Vandalism

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Top-Rated Twists

Upgrade classic cocktails with top spirits selections.

Soldera Tragedy: Vendetta or Vandalism?

Vandals allegedly spill six vintages of Brunello at Azienda Agricola Case Basse.

Beyond Cookies & Milk

On his journey across the globe, Santa feasts on a variety of Christmas Eve treats.

Saké-and-Cheese Pairings

The Japanese rice wine complements a range of foods, including cheese.

Uncorkings: Roger Federer Is Named Moët & Chandon's First Global Brand Ambassador

Plus other news and notes from the world of wine.

Luscious Limoncello

Traditional and surprising new twists on Italy’s favorite before- and after-dinner drink.

Wilderness and Wine

These five must-visit African destinations epitomize safari-chic.

Foley Family Wines Acquires Langtry Estate & Vineyards

Bill Foley's latest entrepreneurial endeavor includes 67% of the property, plus its sister brand, Guenoc Wines.

Uncorkings: Foley Family Wines Buys Ramal East Vineyard in Sonoma County

News and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Form Meets Function

Artist Hervé Van der Straeten talks about his new piece of artwork, debuting at Art Basel Miami Beach.

McKidd, The Macallan Master

Grey's Anatomy's Kevin McKidd talks about his preferred sips, his singing career, and The Macallan promotional prints, snapped by Anne Leibovitz.

Uncorkings: Domaine Clarence Dillon Acquires a Parcel Near Château Haut-Brion

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

The Magic of Beaujolais Nouveau 2012

The first wines of the 2012 harvest from Beaujolais, France, hit bars and shops just in time for Turkey Day.

Five Reasons to Open Your Cellared Wine

Our editors share the top celebrations for popping your oldest and finest bottlings.

Party in the Hangar

Wine-and-food enthusiasts gathered in a deluxe airport hangar for one of Monterey’s most spectacular soirees.

Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2012 Wine Star Award Winners

The leading magazine in wine lifestyle names the 2012 luminaries of the wine industry and reveals a new category

Uncorkings: Wine Production in 2012 is Likely to Reach Lowest Levels Since 1975

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine.


Celebrate five military heroes who have achieved victory in the vineyard.

Wine Industry Luminary David S. Taub Passes

The C.E.O. of Palm Bay International and a wine-and-spirits industry leader died November 8 at age 72.

Bond-ing with Your Guests

Throw a spy-themed dinner party that’s suave enough for a secret agent.

Frank J. Prial, New York Times Wine Columnist, Passes

The longtime wine-and-food journalist dies of prostate cancer at the age of 82.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Tempranillo

Learn five things every wine lover should know about this lusty Spanish grape.

Behind the Studies of a Somm

We catch up with Jason Wise, director and producer of a new documentary, which tracks four sommeliers as they attempt to pass the challenging MS exam.

Uncorkings: Pernod Ricard USA Pledges $100,000 to Help Sandy Victims

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Wine Enthusiast's Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Guide

This holiday season, bring family and friends together for refined foods in stylish settings.

Uncorkings: Italian Wine Authorities Have Approved Screwcaps and Synthetic Corks on High-Quality Wines

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Old Haunts

These wineries, bars and restaurants offer more than spirited sips.

Top 10 Napa Bites

Wine isn't the only hot commodity produced in the Napa Valley.

Presidential Dining

Places the candidates have been spotted sipping and supping.

Uncorkings: Bill Foley to Launch an Exclusive Members-Only Awards Program

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Salty Goodness

Three innovative tipples with a salty edge you can make at home.

Sustainability is the Buzzword at 2012 Cape Wine

This year’s event revealed exciting new ventures on the horizon for the South African wine industry.

Uncorkings: Château Coutet Slated to Release a Dry White Wine

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine.

Smoky Octopus Stands Out at Graffiato

At the trendy D.C. restaurant, this seafood sensation keeps gourmands coming back for more.

Wedding Day Libations

Top five beverage trends for your big day.

Uncorkings: French Wine Production in 2012 to Reach 40-Year Low

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

The 2012 Nederburg Auction Celebrates its 38th Year

Despite a decrease in total sales, local consumers are likely to benefit, as 60% of sales went to South African buyers.

Uncorkings: Production for 2012 Beaujolais is Expected to Fall 50%

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Heir to Champagne Taittinger Passes Away

Jean Taittinger, politician and member of the Taittinger family, dies at age 89.

Uncorkings: The 2012 California Wine-Grape Crop is Predicted to Tie the Record for the State’s Second Largest Harvest in History.

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Tito's Handmade Vodka Contest

Win a trip to Austin, Texas, featuring $500 in dining and a meet and greet with the founder of Tito's Handmade Vodka, Tito Beveridge.

Art, Meet Alcohol

Five well-curated wine and cocktail menus at museums across the country.

A Foray into Foraging

Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for the New York City restaurant Daniel and author of a new book on the topic, tells Wine Enthusiast how she perfected the practice.

Happy New Year, Saké Style

Kick off the saké brewing year with upcoming International Saké Day celebrations.

Mastering the Massive List

Top ten tips to help you navigate a big-league wine list like a pro.

Uncorkings: Ammonia exposure kills a winery worker in Central California

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

To Shake or to Stir?

Learn the tricks for determining when it's best to shake your cocktail and when it's best to stir.

Mixology à la Mode

Skyy Vodka is the must-have liquid trend at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

St.-Émilion Has Class

Château Angélus and Château Pavie are promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé A and Château Valandraud and Château La Mondotte are two other winners.

Uncorkings: Off-Premise Sales of Domestic Table Wine Up 8% in August

Plus more news and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

2012 Sonoma Valley Wine Auction Breaks Records

The annual wine-and-food event celebrated its 20th anniversary by raising $730,000 for local charities.

Uncorkings: Gruppo Campari Buys Jamaica’s Lascelle De Mercado & Co.

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

Erdbeerbowle Packs Punch

Celebrate Labor Day with this refreshing, spiked drink popular in Germany.

A Night Out with Jimmy Stafford

The guitarist for the rock band Train tells Wine Enthusiast’s Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen about the band’s latest winemaking endeavor and their foray into the food business.

A Kauai Escape

A guide of where to sup, sip and stay while visiting the picturesque Hawaiian island.

Uncorkings 8.27.2012: Christie’s First Online Auction Nets Nearly $820,000 in Wine Sales

Plus other news and notes from the world of wine.

Sky-High Pairings

Airlines are collaborating with top-notch chefs from around the globe to offer their passengers upscale food-and-wine pairings.

Sipping in Los Angeles

Wind your way through eight exceptional tasting rooms in the City of Angels.

Uncorkings 8.20.12: Court of Master Sommeliers Awards Advanced Sommelier Diploma to 10 Candidates

Plus other news and notes from the world of wine and spirits

Patrick Ricard, Chairman of Pernod Ricard, Passes Away at Age 67

Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Award Man of the Year in 2006, who built the second-largest spirits company in the world, died in the south of France.

Wine Enthusiast’s 2012 Wine Star Award Nominees

The leading magazine in wine lifestyle announces its 2012 nominations for the coveted award.

Six Top Winery Concerts

A roundup of summer and fall music festivals at your favorite wineries across the country.

Uncorkings 8.13.12: E. & J. Gallo Intent on Purchasing Courtside Cellars in San Miguel, California.

News and notes from the world of wine and spirits.

Ice Cream Cocktails

Try these five spiked frozen treats during the dog days of summer.