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Q&A with Kathie Lee Gifford

We sat down with Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of Today’s fourth hour and talked about growing up in Europe, what she and Hoda Kotb are drinking, and her new wine brand, GIFFT.

Clos de Vougeot: Burgundy’s Community Vineyard

At last count, 86 different producers have a piece of the Clos, the ancient Burgundy vineyard first planted in 1098.

Wine Enthusiast Honors America’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants

The country's top wine-and-food talent celebrated on the roof of the Standard East Village.

Marco and Ann Marie Borghese, owners of Castello di Borghese in Long Island, Die

The husband and wife of the prominent winery died in separate incidents.

Hailstorms Destroy Swathes of Vines in the Côte de Beaune

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

10 Ultimate Grilling Recipes

From appetizers to entrees, we've got the best recipes for your weekend grill-out.

Veuve Cliquot Conducts 50-Year Experiment

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

5 Spiked Summer Slushies

Skip the usual mojito or margarita at your next summertime soirée and try these frozen treats instead.

One-Track Wine Lists

Bernhard Huber, Iconic German Pinot Noir Producer, Dies

The celebrated winemaker lost his battle to cancer at age 55.

Celebrate the Wine and Food of Southern France

The Sud de France Festival returns to New York City with a new tasting-table series, featuring local chefs utilizing Southern France’s delicious fare and pours.

Rethinking Bourbon Barrels

A growing number of food and beverage producers are repurposing Bourbon barrels to add a touch of whiskey to your tea, coffee and yes, pancakes.

5 World Cup Sips

We rounded up the best ways to get in the spirit of the sport.

15 Wine Picks for Father’s Day

Top sommeliers recommend the perfect bottles, regardless of budget.

Many Small and Mid-sized Wineries Likely to be Sold in Next Five Years, Study Says

Plus Diageo to open a new distillery and other news and notes in the world of wine, beer and spirits.

Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo Honored for Global Entrepreneurship

Plus a new tool to combat wine counterfeiting is released, and other news and notes from the world of wine, spirits and beer.

The Ultimate Summer Entertaining Guide

Get easy and delicious summertime recipes, perfect wine and cocktail pairings, party planning tips from experts and more.

Court of Master Sommeliers Inducts Five New Members

The esteemed organization welcomed five new Master Sommeliers who passed the notoriously difficult exam.

“Fish to Fork” Event Benefits the James Beard Foundation

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

NYC's 2nd Annual Red and White Bash

Wine World Loses Two Acclaimed Winemakers

Hanzell Vineyards' Bob Sessions and Domaine Weinbach's Laurence Faller are remembered for their achievements.

New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street

Skip the strip’s shenanigans and steer toward these 10 bars and restaurants for the ultimate gourmand experience.

Wine App Raises $3 Million in Funding

Plus other news and notes in the world of wine.

5 Chef-Tested, Mother-Approved Recipes

These recipes riff on mom’s best dishes just in time for Mother’s Day.

Union Wine Company Acquires Amity Vineyards

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

A Vibrant Affair: The Second Annual Red and White Bash

Hosted by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the year's premier wine tasting event was a roaring success.

The 6 Most Beautiful Tequila Bottles

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with these museum-worthy bottles.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Raises $2.1 Million

Wine Enthusiast sponsors one of America’s top wine festivals and auctions, with Emeril Lagasse as a guest.

E. & J. Gallo Winery Purchases Ledgewood Creek Winery and Vineyard

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

Kenwood Wines Acquired by Pernod Ricard USA

The company's purchase is a sign of its growing interest in the U.S. market.

California’s Grape Acreage Continues to Grow

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

Top Wine Terms Defined

We’re popping the cork on wine’s most misunderstood words.

11 Wine-Fueled Easter-Egg Hunts

These resorts and restaurants around the world reveal what wines to sip after the search.

French Senate Grants Wine Heritage-Status

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

Top Beer-Centric Getaways

These inns and hotels are now cater to beer-lovers in big ways.

Virginia Grows What?

These five grapes mark the Old Dominion as an eclectic wine-producing state.

En Primeur, Day Five: The 2013 Wine of the Vintage

Plus read ratings and reviews from Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Haut-Médoc.

En Primeur, Day Four: Big-Name Bordeaux Producers Take Back Seat

A review of the Margaux, Moulis and Listrac 2013 vintage, plus more top ratings from Bordeaux.

En Primeur, Day Three: Fantastic Whites and Fair Reds

A review of the Pessac-Léognan and Graves 2013 vintage, plus more top ratings from Bordeaux.

En Primeur, Day Two: Complex Right Bank Wines

A review of the Saint-Émilion and Pomerol 2013 vintage, plus top ratings from the regions.

En Primeur, Day One: Pontet-Canet Price Sets Tone

Read about the reason behind the chateau’s early price announcement, plus ratings and reviews of select Sauternes and Barsac.

The Stormy Sicilian

This Sicilian take on the Dark and Stormy combines the flavor of Florio Dry Marsala with the cooling essences of the tropics.

Prowein 2014 Attracts Big Crowds

More than 48,000 wine professionals attended the special 20th anniversary of the wine-and-spirits event, which featured many lesser-known yet promising varieties.

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose Liquor Sales Compromise

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

Red and White Bash

Don’t miss the event of the year! Buy tickets to our New York and Chicago parties now.

Vinitaly 2014 Breaks Own Records with Addition of New Show Area

Plus California passes drought-relief legislature.

Pioneering Mendocino Winemaker John Parducci Passes Away

Parducci was a champion for the region and the first to emblazon the words "Mendocino County" on his wines.

The Ultimate Olympic Viewing Party

Get a gold medal from guests with our easy to execute party guide.

C. Mondavi & Family Makes Three High-Profile Hires

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

Wine's 2013 Report Card

The Wine Market Council and Nielsen present their annual report on U.S. wine, beer and spirits trends.

Antonio Mastroberardino, Father of Campania Wine, Dies

The man behind the successful wines from southern Italy passes away at age 86.

NYU Stern School Takes Top Prize at Left Bank Bordeaux Cup US Playoffs

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

Personal Pours from Grammy Stars

These top music acts also hustle their wine, beer and spirits projects.

ProWein 2014 Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Wine Enthusiast sits down with Michael Degen, the mastermind behind the massive annual wine and spirits event set to attract some 40,000 visitors.

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association to Address CA Drought

Plus a sports bet between governors, an American Trappist brew and other news from the world of wine, beer and spirits.

The Ultimate Foodie Diet

Wine Enthusiast transforms the tastiest food trends forecasted this year into diet-friendly dishes you can indulge in without the guilt.

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.

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