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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.

8 New Year’s Eve Bashes for Wine Lovers

Forget Champagne at midnight—this New Year’s is all about vino in the vineyard.

Vinexpo expands its Asian-Pacific Presence

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

National Eggnog Day

Here are Wine Enthusiast's four top 'nog recipes.

Drouhin Family Purchases 279-acre Oregon Vineyard

The Burgundy-based family acquired the Roserock Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

Comfort Food Pairings

Your guide to pairing white wine with at-home classics.

Books for Wine and Food Lovers

These last-minute stocking stuffers will please any wine-and-food loving bibliophile.

Nobel Prize-winning Scientist to Join the Australian Wine Research Institute Board

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

Twelve Wines of Christmas

Wine Enthusiast taps top sommeliers for their favorite gift-worthy bottles.

5 Alternative Varieties

We asked sommeliers to suggest pinch hitters for the most imbibed varieties.

Four Questions for the Mandela Women

We catch up with Nelson Mandela’s daughter Dr. Makaziwe Mandela and granddaughter Tukwini Mandela, who recently launched their family wines, House of Mandela, in the U.S.

A Rising Star in the Seafood Scene

Brooklyn continues to lead the innovative culinary pack with the seafood-driven Bergen Hill.

How to Throw the Ultimate Repeal Day Party

Prohibition was repealed 80 years ago, so it's time to celebrate.

Relocation of France’s National Library of Wine Grapes Met with Opposition

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

The Top 10 Wine Stories of 2013

The people, places and trends that impacted the wine world most this past year.

Researchers Discover Bronze Age Wine Cellar

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

Friendsgiving with Molly Sims

The actress, model and blogger gives you tips for hosting the casual get-together.

3 Reasons To Score a 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau

The first wines of the 2013 harvest hit the states in time for Thanksgiving.

Skiing for Wine Lovers

From Stowe, Vermont, to Aspen, Colorado, we give you the best places to sip and snack while on your next ski vacation.

Ten Fireside Bars

Ten fireside wine-and-cocktail bars that should be at the top of your winter hit list.

Twenty one governments represented at three-day international Wine Regulatory Forum

Plus Bell’s Brewery to can popular craft brews, and more news from the world of wine, spirits and beer.

Thanksgiving Boot Camp

Get in tip-top shape for hosting a stress-free Turkey Day feast.

Turkey Day Leftovers Revamped

Transform your leftovers into these five luscious post-Turkey Day dishes.

Announcing Wine Enthusiast's 2013 Wine Star Award Winners

The leading magazine in wine lifestyle names the 2013 luminaries of the wine industry and reveals a new category.

Massachusetts Legislators Set to Approve Wine Direct Shipping Laws

Plus, remembering Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter.

Actress Debi Mazar on Italian Food

The star of Cooking Channel's Extra Virgin dishes on cooking with her Italian husband and growing up with food.

Award-winning Judgment of Paris Wines Considered “Objects that Made America”

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

Three Spirits from Chefs

Here are three spirits straight from some top toques.

Vinexpo Overseas to Reschedule Vinexpo Beijing

Plus a Bourbon heist and limited edition Bourbon-barrel aged beer.

Why You Should Sip Champagne

Veuve Clicquot’s cellar master Dominique Demarville reveals five reasons why Champagne should be your sparkler of choice during the holidays.

Spooky Sips and Sounds

Pair these spirited drinks with mood-inspired tunes.

Halloween Party Recipes

Avoid zombie-like party guests with these frightfully tasty recipes.

Tuscan Getaway Guide

Where to sip, sup and stay on your Tuscan getaway.

Halloween Candy Cocktails

Put that Halloween loot to good use with these boo-zy treats.

Hair-Raising Halloween Recipes

These fiendish food ideas make for the perfect Halloween meal.

Five Hard Ciders to Have Now

Taste your way through these autumnal tipples.

Ten Secrets about Cognac

Learn the unexpected truths about this premium French spirit.

Governor Cuomo Signs New Laws Benefiting NY State Wine Industry

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

Charles Banks Acquires Qupé Winery

Bob Lindquist sells majority share of his Santa Barbara property, known for its Syrahs.

Top 100 Best Buys of 2013

Our exclusive ranking of the year's best value wines under $15.

Finger Lakes Vintners Form European Partnership

Plus Chile declares state of emergency following devastating cold snap.

Think Pink with Wine and Food Events

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, these wine-and-food events give back.

Consumer Group Finds Pesticides in Tests of 92 Bottles of Wine

Plus read about new rare saké released in the United States.

La Part des Anges Charity Gala Sees Sale of Rare Cognac

Plus massive Champagne spill in Connecticut and personnel changes at governing wine bodies.

Top-Scoring Grenache

Pour these today and beyond.

Top Three Oktoberfest Events

Get ready to yell “O’zapt is!” (“It’s tapped!”) at these three events.

WE’s Roger Voss Wins Prestigious Bordeaux Award

The magazine’s European editor is honored for his captivating wine reporting.

Winning Recipes for Game Day

These crowd-pleasing bites and timesaving tips will result in a hassle-free football fête.

Emmy Awards Party Ideas

Tips, tricks and tongue-in-cheek recipes inspired by your favorite award-winning TV shows.

Lamberto Frescobaldi Appointed New President of Legendary Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Group

Plus: Chile’s top producers create traditional sparkling wines and Caymus Vineyards announces Solano winery.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Introduces Groundbreaking Mobile App and Web Site Redesign

The free Tasting Guide mobile app grants access to thousands of reviews for wines, spirits and beers with the ability to earn rewards and exclusive discounts.

Wine Star Award Videos

Lincoln Henderson, Kentucky Bourbon Legend, Dies at 75

The longtime master distiller for Brown-Forman and creator of the high-scoring, small-batch Angel’s Envy was instrumental in developing Bourbon and whiskey growth in the U.S.

The Institute of Masters of Wine Welcomes Eight New Members

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

Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival Draws Record Crowd

The upstate festival showcased New York state’s bounty.

Posh Pours and Glam Bites at New York Fashion Week

Where to eat and drink with the fashion elite.

Rosh Hashanah Cocktails

Celebrate the High Holy Days by mixing up one—or all—of these Kosher tipples.

French Agricultural Service Forecasts Poor 2013 Harvest

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

Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction Breaks Record

The annual auction raised a whopping $1.4 million for local charities, doubling last year’s earnings.

Wine Enthusiast Takes 17 Wineries on Tasting Tour of Chinese Cities

Tastings, seminars and dinners promote the magazine’s fast-growing Mandarin edition.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Presents Harvest East End 2013

The charity fundraiser commemorated 40 years of winemaking in New York’s Long Island wine region over the weekend.

Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Star Award Nominees

The leading magazine in wine lifestyle announces its 2013 nominations for the coveted award.

Terlato Wines Will Import Marco Abella Wines

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

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Jackson Family Wine Estates Purchases Soléna Estate

The California-based company continues to expand its Oregon-vineyard portfolio.

Pickling and Pairing Tips

Pickles have made a culinary comeback: Here’s how to make them and pair them with wine.

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.

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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.

Celebrate National Rum Day

Six rum drinks to mix up during the dog days of summer.

2011 Best Restaurants

10-Minute Hailstorm in Bordeaux Wreaked More Damage than Initially Reported

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

Watermelon Beyond the Slice

Beat the August heat with four refreshing watermelon recipes, wine-pairing tips, and top spots to score this scrumptious treat.

Top Hotels for Wine Lovers

Whether they offer in-lobby wine bars or 24/7 wine service, these five hotels are a wine devotee’s dream.

A Star Is Born: Port’s 2011 Vintage

Considered the best vintage in the last twenty years, these small production Ports are must buys.

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.

First-Ever Wine Made from 100% Durian Created

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

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.