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.
EDITORS' LETTER: A TOAST TO TASTEMAKERS • Our 40 Under 40 luminaries are shaping what’s in your glass, right now.
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH OUR WINE ENTHUSIAST 40 UNDER 40
OUT & ABOUT: SIPS AND SNAPS AROUND THE GLOBE
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS • As we celebrate the youthful cohort that’s shaping the world of wine and beverage, we’re also looking at another budding trend. Turn the page to learn about the rise of wines that are ready to drink fresh, young and right now.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH: RICE SHIFT • This recipe offers a striking twist on a favorite cool-weather dish.
ROOT TO SIP PROTECTION • Values of land, culture and family guide New Zealand’s Māori wineries.
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH: RUM WILD • The Old Fashioned gets modernized with a new spirit.
Q&A: TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH AL GORE • Al Gore shares his environmental expertise with the wine world.
GRAPE ON THE GO: CINSAULT IT IS • This Southern France native grape keeps things fresh wherever it’s warm.
PAIROLOGY: PEARING MADE SIMPLE • This fall fruit is even more seductive when accompanied by the right wine.
VINES AND WEEDS • Wine tourism meets cannabis in some states.
DESTINATION: BEIRUT • Both ancient and modern, this city has world-class wine, food and nightlife.
WINING STREETS OF TOKYO • A longtime beacon for food lovers, this city’s dynamic vinous scene is ripe for exploration.
RHÔNE IN CALIFORNIA • Paso Robles winemakers showcase soil and sunshine in white blends.
VIEWPOINT: CIDER IS WINE • Give the apple a chance.
WINE ENTHUSIAST 40 UNDER 40 • Meet the tastemakers shaping the future of wine, beer, cider and spirits.
UMBRIA’S RED RISING • The time is right to explore the delicious and diverse array of red wines from the heart of Central Italy.
TERRACES OF THE GODS • Greece’s high-altitude vineyards offer wines packed with power, finesse and historic provenance.
MEZCAL’S MOMENT • Why this super-hot spirit is so much more than Tequila’s smoky cousin.
SEA FARE • One of the great joys of spending time oceanside is the abundance of ultrafresh seafood. And it’s a pleasure that’s increasingly matched by great local wines. We spoke with chefs in some of the country’s best wine-producing shellfish regions to help you channel that experience from home, no sunscreen needed.
CALIFORNIA • Diversity in Santa Barbara County
The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
SPIRITS • Get to know mezcal
BEER • The IPA haze craze
LAST DROP: THE PASSWORD IS LAMBRUSCO • Writer Maggie Hennessy learns the right order to bond with bartenders.