Press & Awards

December 18, 2017
What to Drink Now: California Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently released their top 100 wines of the year, and number one isn’t a classic Bordeaux, austere Riesling, or an up-and-coming Tannat. Nope, the number one wine is a California Chardonnay, one of the most consistent, palate-pleasing varieties. Toasting this success, here are a few Chardonnay wines to consider. (Some were sent for editorial consideration.)

December 12, 2017
ON WINE: Gift ideas for wine lovers beyond a bottle of vino

The Wine Enthusiast Double Walled Iceless Wine Bottle Chiller is made from clear acrylic. The double wall insulates and preserves the wine temperature for up to three hours with no ice. The clear acrylic allows you to see the bottle. It costs less than $20 and is the one I use.

December 11, 2017
12 Gifts for the Wine Lovers in Your Life (That Aren’t a Bottle of Wine)

CHILLING WINE CARAFE – So you can drink the wine while chilling it—zero wait time.

December 8, 2017

Wine Enthusiast’s name be damned, the magazine is actually a fantastic resource for spirits reviews helmed by author Kara Newman. While they didn’t crown an official winner for their awards, the highest rated bottle at a staggering 97 points out of 100 was the bold and mature 21-year-old Glenfiddich single malt polished beautifully with some time spend finishing in rum casks.

December 1, 2017
6 Best Dual Zone Wine Coolers 2018

Sometimes, stocking your wine in the fridge doesn’t cut it anymore. When you pay a small fortune for a bottle of wine but don’t have a wine cellar, you can imagine how frustrating it would be to have that wine go bad.

December 1, 2017
Shop Holiday: Gifts for wine and spirits lovers

Vine aerator and pourer by Wine Enthusiast is a nifty device that aerates wine instantly as it is poured. No glass swirling required! $7.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Lots of corkscrews can do the job, but the Electric Blue stainless-steel push-button corkscrew from Wine Enthusiast does it so easily. And it’s entertaining to watch, too! $25.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

November 10, 2017
There Are Several Reasons Why Georgia Should Be on Your Mind

Their premier wine region of Kakheti was recently touted as a wine region to watch by Wine Enthusiast magazine and Condé Nast Traveler, and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain gave Georgia his discerning seal of approval.

October 7, 2017
Best Wines Under $15

Professional wine taste tester… It’s a tough gig, but somebody’s gotta do it. And so the editors at Wine Enthusiast magazine have, once again, sipped and swirled and spit and sacrificed their way through thousands of wines in the name of consumer research and readership.

May 1, 2017
The Santa Barbara Questionnaire: Matt Kettmann

He’s had projects he’s been working on for at least five years, including a book on the Chumash revolt of 1824, all while continuing as a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast. For that magazine, he works 20 to 30 hours a week writing 150 to 200 wine reviews a month and covering the viticulture of California’s Central Coast and South Coast.

April 19, 2017
The Best Corkscrew

The Electric Blue corkscrew gets its name from the blue light that emanates from the device when engaged, which I think serves no purpose other than to seem high-tech.

April 11, 2017
Wine Enthusiast gives a nod to Maryland’s growing wine industry

Wine Enthusiast magazine tipped its hat to Maryland’s growing wine industry with a recent article about the state’s “wine renaissance.”

April 9, 2017
25 Celebrity Wines Ranked Worst to Best: Drew Barrymore’s Pinot to Brad and Angelina’s Rosé (Photos)

How does Wine Enthusiast rate vintages from stars like Sting, Fergie and Francis Ford Coppola?

April 7, 2017
Daily Wine News: Finding Balance

In Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery talks to wine professionals about how they use yoga to find balance in a job full of indulgence.

April 5, 2017
All Wine Bottles Are Half Off at A.Kitchen Tonight

This is like happy hour gone mad. A.Kitchen — named one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America —is starting up a monthly 50-percent-off night, and the first one is tonight.

April 3, 2017
Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/2/17

Wine Enthusiast continues to up its game with a wine and fashion issue.

March 31, 2017
12 Boozy Vacations To Go On In Your 20s That’ll Take Your Wine Obsession Global

If you’re a wino who also happens to have a serious case of wanderlust, I have some good news for you: It turns out your living room sofa isn’t the only place you can embrace your glorious wine buzz.

March 30, 2017
Pairing Fashion And Wine – An Illustrated Guide

Armani, Versace, Wang, Gaultier… We check out eight designers and find the wine that suits their style. Also, which fashion icons have turned to winemaking?

March 29, 2017
Wine Enthusiast’s Groundbreaking Guide to Fashion & Wine is Live!

Fashion-forward content includes interviews with some of the hottest fashion influencers around—top designers, supermodels and fashion photographers.

March 28, 2017
Boom times for wine media! Now if only we have something to say

Wine Enthusiast itself is an underestimated publication. It’s more readable than Wine Spectator and less serious than Wine & Spirits; the latter is a good and bad thing. I’ll be interested to see how it translates its short, snappy style to daily industry news.

March 27, 2017
Wine Enthusiast Media Launches Beverage Industry Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Media announced today the launch of Beverage Industry Enthusiast, a new multimedia trade news and information hub for the wine, spirits and beer industries. Bringing Wine Enthusiast’s unique voice to the platform, Beverage Industry Enthusiast is poised to be the go-to online news resource for the beverage alcohol industry.

March 22, 2017
The Best Wine Glasses

We recommend the pricey Zalto Denk’Art Universal Glass for the serious wine drinker. Both red and white wines showcased unbelievably well in this glass.

March 20, 2017
How to buy wine glasses

Breaking news: Wine is meant for drinking. It’s meant for imbibing and sharing and enjoying in the company of others. It is not precious, at least in comparison to Gollum and his Ring.

March 16, 2017
One Wine Glass to Rule Them All

At some point along every wine drinker’s arc of discovery, the time comes to invest in a set of glasses.

March 9, 2017
Serve Chilled: White Wines For Cold Weather

Lauren Buzzeo, tasting director at Wine Enthusiast, notes that rosés in particular are an ideal companion for tomato-based dishes, like braises or lasagna.

March 2, 2017
NY Post: The Perfect Boozy Drinks For Your Holiday Parties

The holiday season is upon us, which means lots of parties — and loads of opportunities to impress your colleagues, family and (most important) your boss when it comes to ordering the right wine or spirit.

March 2, 2017
Taste and travel: The best wine destinations for 2017

Wine lovers, pack your bags: It’s time for a trip to Bulgaria. Wine Enthusiast picks its top 10 travel destinations for wine lovers. Here’s what made the list.

February 23, 2017
Wine Star Awards Held in Miami

On January 30th at Miami’s Nobu Eden Roc Hotel, Wine Enthusiast held their annual Wine Star Awards.

February 17, 2017
Wine Enthusiast Magazine names Calistoga a Top 10 wine destination

Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and New Zealand all have something in common with Calistoga now. They are among Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 10 wine destinations for 2017.

February 8, 2017
Why You Should Visit Chile’s Old World Wineries Outside Modern Santiago

Flights departing Santiago for the United States are usually in the late evening between 10 PM and midnight. With hotels demanding check-out typically at noon, night departures leave travelers in a conundrum to pack bags, don their airplane clothes, yet make good use of their time. Fortunately for wine lovers, two of Chile’s oldest wineries sit just outside the city, conveniently accessed by metro or taxi or on the way to the airport.

February 5, 2017

This week on an all new episode of Snacky Tunes, hosts Greg and Darin Bresnitz are joined by Jameson Fink, the Senior Digital Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

February 4, 2017
Considering starting a wine collection? Here’s where to start

You’ve been bitten by the wine bug in a big way. Bottles are stacking on your kitchen counter, you’ve started naming your wine keys, and you’re on a first-name basis with a local merchant who specializes only in Champagne and sherry.

January 29, 2017
10 Adulting Wine Apps to Help You Survive 2017

Now that we’re trying to take our adulting skills to the next level though, we thought we would up our wine game by checking out 10 wine apps that’ll help us expand our knowledge of all things vino.

January 17, 2017
Cheers! Two wine-growing areas in the West–they’re in rarefied company–make Wine Enthusiast’s top 10 travel destinations for 2017

You won’t have to go far to explore two of Wine Enthusiast’s top 10 wine travel destinations for 2017. Calistoga, Calif., and Hood River area in Oregon and Washington made the selective list, whose recommended places are pretty European-centric.

January 11, 2017
6 Wine Vacation Ideas for 2017
Are you a wine lover? If so, have you ever considered planning a vacation around a favorite wine region? The Wine Enthusiast has recently published their 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2017 and it is a pleasing global mix of both well-known and under-the-radar hot spots like Cafayate, Argentina (pictured below).

January 11, 2017
10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2017

The editors of Wine Enthusiast have chosen the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2017, featuring classic Old and New World must-visit hotspots as well as some up-and-coming locales fit for history buffs, gourmands and vino-adventurers alike.

January 10, 2017

We know BA50’s…and we know that many of them LOVE their wine.  So we are so excited to share Wine Enthusiast‘s hottest travel destinations of the new year!

January 10, 2017
Wine Enthusiast magazine names Bulgaria’s Plovdiv area among 10 best wine travel destinations of 2017

Wine Enthusiast magazine has named the Bulgaria’s Thracian Lowlands area, around Plovdiv, as among its choice of the 10 best wine travel destinations of 2017.

January 9, 2017
“Wine Enthusiast” Magazine Names Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations for 2017

If you love fine wine, don’t plan your next vacation without checking this out: Wine Enthusiast just published its list of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2017.

January 8, 2017
Biggest Wine Trends for 2017

More hyper-aerating and hyper-decanting, says Marshall Tilden, director or sales at Wine Enthusiast, the largest wine accessory company in the world.

January 7, 2017
Have you been drinking wines before their time?

Staring at the vintage chart in the February issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine, my eyes began to blur.

December 28, 2016
MI is a wine region to watch, according to experts

Michigan’s wine scene is an emerging one, and it’s more diverse than you might think. That’s according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine, who selected Michigan as one of its “wine regions on the rise” this year.

December 28, 2016
Wine magazine highlights Michigan

Wine Enthusiast recently featured Michigan as one of six wine regions on the rise — alongside Corisca, England, Tasmania, the former Soviet Union nation of Georgia and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

December 27, 2016
Michigan is only place in U.S. on global list of ‘Wine Regions on the Rise’

Now one national publication is taking notice. Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a multichannel marketer of a growing line of wine-and spirits-related products, recently included Michigan on a list of “Wine Regions on the Rise.”

December 27, 2016
A year of growth for Bill Easton and his Amador County winery

For Amador County grape grower and winemaker William “Bill” Easton, the year was going great until the fall harvest.

December 27, 2016
The Winning Wines of 2016

With the close of 2016, it’s common to reflect on the “bests” of the year: best songs of 2016, best new restaurants, best movies – the list goes on. It’s no different in the world of wine, with numerous elite publications recently proclaiming their top wine picks of 2016.

December 26, 2016
Feeling Chilled? Westchester Spirits Expert Suggests Chicken Soup Hot Toddy

Kara Newman, who writes about cocktail trends for Valhalla-based Wine Enthusiast , is a big fan of the Chicken Soup Hot Toddy, a boozy broth made with chicken stock, ladled hot into a brandy snifter with Nolet’s Gin.

December 24, 2016
Westchester Cocktail Expert Toasts Holidays With Festive Libations

It’s not often Chanukah overlaps with Christmas Eve and to celebrate, Wine Enthusiast Digital Managing Editor Marina Vataj visited Seamstress on New York’s Upper East Side to see what the bar’s Creative Director and Cocktail Guru Pamela Wiznitzer could offer.

December 21, 2016
Wine Enthusiast Ends Year with an Issue Worth Toasting

A Q&A with VP of publishing, Jay Spaleta.

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