Wines-of-Italy 2013

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Wines of Italy

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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

A Prosecco Primer

What you need to know about Italy's playful sparkler.

The Cuisine of Central Italy

The Exotic Bottom of the Boot

Characters, romance and history abound in this emerging territory for wine lovers.

About the Veneto

This powerhouse region doesn't have the brand recognition of Tuscany or Piedmont but it does offer its own spectacular grapes and wine.

Traveling in Piedmont

In the Langhe Region, home to Barbaresco and Barolo, visitors can unearth a bounty of wine and food discoveries.

The Cuisine of Sicily and Sardinia

The Cuisine of Northwestern Italy

About Northwestern Italy

WE gives you an overview of one of Italy's leading wine-producing regions.

Wining and Dining in the Dolomites

Stop off at this high-altitude haven rich with culinary finds.

About Central Italy

Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo

Franciacorta's Golden Hour

Italy’s Metodo Classico sparkler’s day in the sun is here.


One of the world’s great dessert wines.

About Piedmont

WE gives you an overview of one of Italy's leading wine-producing regions.

The Soul of the Super Tuscan

Ever evolving but always excellent, these famed bottlings have kept Italy on the wine map for decades.

The Cuisine of Southern Italy

The Cuisine of Piedmont

Piedmont Pairing Challenge

Six regional culinary notables sound off on their favorite foods to pair with Barbera and Dolcetto.

Celebrating Italy: Letter from the Publisher

About Northeastern Italy

Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Southern Italy Hit List

5 must-see wine destination on the Italian peninsula.

Fast Cars in the Slow Lane

For all its charming back roads that beg to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, Italy loves fast cars. Emilia-Romagna enables travelers to enjoy both—and sample some fabulous food and wine along the way.

About Tuscany

Venice Below the Surface

Wining, dining and navigating one of the world’s most alluring cities.

Amarone: A Singular Sensation

Distinctly rich and an ideal cohort to robust dishes, the red wine is like no other in the world.

Rome: A Wine Lover's Guide

The cheat sheet to what's new in the old city.

Sicily Travel Unveiled

An insider's guide to the wineries, villages and historic ruins.


Seductive wines with ancient character.

Sardinia: Proudly Independent

Discovering Umbria: The Wines of Central Italy

Italy's secluded heartland is a verdant region packed with wine discoveries.

Touring the Amalfi Coast

A mile-by-mile guide to Italy’s paradise by the sea.

About the Islands of Sicily & Sardinia

Friuli's First Class Whites

Complex and sophisticated, wines from this Northeastern region reflect Old World traditions with a modern spin.

Touring the Heart of Tuscany

Authentic culture awaits in the region’s rustic hill towns.

The Cuisine of the Veneto

Soave: The Go-to White

The go-to white for fans of the fresh and food-friendly.

Barbaresco and Barolo

The grand crus of Piedmont require extra care, but deliver in spades.

The Cuisine of Northeastern Italy

The Two Faces of Brunello di Montalcino

Modern or classic…both approaches reflect the true identity of this iconic red.

About Southern Italy

Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria

The Cuisine of Tuscany

Simple ingredients and big flavors define this iconic Italian region.

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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