Wine Enthusiast Magazine is one of the most respected and quoted authorities in the world of wine and spirits. We feature the hottest trends in everything related to wine. Our seasoned editors do the work for you, with over 700 expert ratings and reviews in each issue. Plus, in-depth features on all aspects of cocktails, spirits, beer, inventive wine and food pairings, trendy recipes, savvy travel features, and more.
WINE ENTHUSIAST MASTHEAD • Adam M. Strum PUBLISHER & EDITOR
EDITORS' LETTER: DRINK UP! • Our 100 Best Wine Restaurants offer endless possibilities for exploring modern wine (and food).
WINEMAG.COM: BEST OF TRAVEL • From under-the-radar wine regions to cities around the globe, discover the best beverage-centric spots to visit and start planning your next delicious excursion.
SIPS AND SNAPS AROUND THE GLOBE
THE LOW TIDE
YES TO LESS • Bars and palates across the U.S. have embraced cocktails with lower alcohol content. Often made with aromatized, fortified or still wine, these drinks favor nuance and flavor over a brisk alcohol burn, which makes them ultra food-friendly. Here, industry pros give the lowdown on low-alcohol cocktails for wine lovers, plus offer insight on how to pair them.
HUNGARY’S OTHER WHITE WINES • With the international success of Tokaji and dry Furmint, winemakers are turning their eyes and vineyards to other varieties.
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: GIMME A GIMLET • The classic cocktail gets a refreshing cucumber addition.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER IS PLAYING THE PART • Star Sarah Jessica Parker talks about her partnership with Invivo wine.
JUST A BIT OF CANNABIS • We know how much is in a glass of wine, but how do you eyeball a serving of weed?
YOU SAY TOMATO… • We say, “here’s how to pair this versatile summertime treat.”
BREW OF A KIND • Beer makers and restaurants are working together to create unique pours.
DESTINATION: MCMINNVILLE, OREGON • This Willamette Valley hub packs a lot of charm in a small town.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: FREGOLA ROCK • With this recipe, you’ll use one of the tiniest pasta shapes to get giant Italian flavors.
DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND VINES • Though known for its fine dining scene, Napa Valley isn’t all Meadowood and French Laundry. These long-standing mom-and-pop-style eateries are beloved by wine country locals.
GRAPE ON THE GO: CHENIN’S BLANC PAGE • Once considered a simple workhorse, this grape’s turned a new leaf around the world.
VIEWPOINT: UP YOUR MATCH GAME • Ignore staid rules in favor of adventurous and borderless food-and-beverage pairings.
AMERICA’S 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS OF 2019 • Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast sip and sup their way around the country, seeking eateries that incorporate wine in thoughtful and exciting ways. Cheers!
100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS: THE RECIPES
100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS: THE Q&As
THE WINE ENTHUSIAST RESTAURANT HALL OF FAME
GRENACHE WITH PANACHE • Australian producers are using the former blending grape to make wines with character.
CHAMPAGNE’S PLAYGROUND • Producers from the Côte des Bar region are redefining France’s classic bubbly.
THE EUROPEAN ROAD LESS TRAVELED • Venture beyond the Western European classics and discover what new vinous voyages await.
ALSACE • Vintage variation
SPIRITS • Genever and gin
BEER • Fruitful pleasures
LAST DROP: LETTER TO A WINE SNOB