• ThumbnailHosting on New Year’s Eve Party
    Wine Enthusiast’s entertaining editors, Mike and Jeff, share their surefire secrets to throwing a memorable, headache-free fête.

    Published on Dec 12, 2012
    By Mike DeSimone & […]

  • ThumbnailA Tuscan-Style Christmas
    How to host a festive dinner in the style of one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions. Published on Dec 19, 2012
    By Monica Larner

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  • ThumbnailHost a Haute New Yr&#039s Eve Bash
    Use these fashionable guidelines to throw an ultramodern fete. Published on Dec 19, 2012
    Mike DeSimone & Jeff Jenssen

  • Wine books: What did Noah drink?

    I’m sure I’ve said this before, but one of the things I like most about wine is that it brings pleasure not only to the senses but to the intellect as well. Although similar […]

  • ThumbnailHoppy Holidays!
    Get into the spirit with these tasty seasonal suds.
    Published on Dec ten, 2012
    By Mike Dawson & Lauren Buzzeo

  • Port: Strong, sweet and red

    I’m one of those people who was apparently born without a serious case of sweet tooth. Put something salty and crunchy in front of me, and you’d better get out of the way. But […]

  • ThumbnailTop-Rated Twists
    Upgrade classic cocktails with top spirits selections. Published on Dec 7, 2012
    By Kara Newman

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  • ThumbnailLuscious Limoncello
    Traditional and surprising new twists on Italy’s favorite before- and after-dinner drink. Published on Nov 29, 2012
    By Kelly A. Magyarics

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  • ThumbnailSommelier Tip: Embracing the (Occasional) Wine-Free Pairing
    How to match food with other libations. Published on Nov 28, 2012
    By Alexis Korman

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  • ThumbnailThe Treasures of Central & Eastern Europe
    With their long histories of making wine, countries like Croatia, Georgia and Hungary are poised to be the next big thing.
    Published on Nov […]

  • Small things that matter: vintage

    The idea of vintage may be one of the small things that discourage people from getting into good wine. I can’t think of any other beverage in which the year of harvest […]

  • ThumbnailHow To: Make a Spice Packet for Mulled Wine
    Capture the aromas of the vacation season. Published on Nov 19, 2012

    To capture the accurate spirit of the holidays in a glass, skip the eggnog and opt for the […]

  • Roero Arneis – a white that tastes red

    The late, great British wine writer Harry Waugh famously declared that “it is a wine’s duty to be red,” and this is an axiom that many wine enthusiasts avidly embrace. […]

  • ThumbnailHoliday Party Tips
    Whether you’re a guest or a host, here are some ways to make the holiday festivities a little bit smoother. Published on Nov 15, 2012
    By Mike DeSimone and […]

  • “A big anniversary is ideal for aged Armagnac, especially if it matches the year you met or married. The 1996 Francis Darroze Domaine de Dupont from a single-estate in Bas-Armagnac was stored 14 years in a […]

  • ThumbnailBond-ing with Your Guests
    Throw a spy-themed dinner party that’s suave enough for a secret agent. Published on Nov 9, 2012
    By Kelly A. Magyarics

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  • Remembering Frank Prial

    I was saddened to read of the death at 82 – not so old by today’s standards – of Frank J. Prial, who served as wine critic of The New York Times starting in 1972, at the birth of […]

  • ThumbnailWine Enthusiast&#039s Ultimate Holiday Entertaining Guide
    This holiday season, deliver family and buddies together for refined meals in elegant settings. Published on Nov five, 2012

  • ThumbnailTop 10 Napa Bites
    Wine isn’t the only hot commodity produced in the Napa Valley. Published on Oct 25, 2012
    By Kate Jackson

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  • No oxymoron: Austrian red

    An oxymoron, for those in need of brushing up, is a figure of speech that unites two things that don’t seem to go together. “Jumbo shrimp,” for instance; or “a plastic glass.” […]

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