Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Magazine is a lifestyle magazine covering wine, food, spirits, travel and entertaining topics. It was founded in 1988 by Adam and Sybil Strum and reaches 800,000 readers. Its wine ratings, conducted by reviewers in major wine-producing areas of the world, comprise a large section of the magazine. Its website includes additional and original wine lifestyle-related content, and holds a database of 500 spirit ratings.
Posts about Wine Enthusiast
    • Five Years of a Full Pull

      In October Seattle’s Full Pull Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary with one person I spoke to traveling all the way from California for the sold-out event (read a Focus Report from Full Pull's early days here). Below, I talk with friend and former blogger Paul Zitarelli about the impetus for Full Pull, where the company has gone over the last five years, and what’s next.

      Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Reportin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -

      “Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” … Pope John XXIII There is an unfortunate side effect to labeling terms used on wine labels, and the fault – I think – lies with us and in how we conjure what the term means. The term “reserve,” for example, has no legal meaning.

      Wine Mizer- 4 readers -
    • My thoughts on the S.F. Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2014

      Of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2014, 9 of the 12 Chardonnays have alcohol below 14% 13 of 16 Other Whites have alcohol below 14% 8 of 9 Sparkling Wine, Rose and Others have alcohol below 14% 18 of 23 Pinot Noirs have alcohol below 14% Did these wines make the cut because they really are the “top” wines of the vintage, or because the alcohol is low, which is where .

      STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Forstreiter ‘ZVY-GELT’ Zweigelt 2011

    … steel [50%] and in old oak [50%]. Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with welcoming aromas of spicy black pepper, toasted oak, sweet vanilla and cherry. Blackberry and raspberry flavours were underscored by tart cherry and a food friendly acidity. Black pepper, black cherry along with sweet and spicy oak elements comprised the lengthy finish. 100…

    the buddha in your glass- 4 readers -
  • Seasons Among the Vines

    … and then there are the couples who are completely opposite and one would never put them together.”Yet both couples work together and form a powerful bond… Is this wine similar to the menu? Ex: A heavy beef stew with lots of pepper and bay leaves would have flavors similar to a peppery, earthy red wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon or a spicy Pinot Noir…

    Linda Kissam/ WineChixs.comin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • WineHug provides safe passage for air traveler with wine bottle

    …. WineHug received its first Wine Enthusiast customer review in 2009, followed by in 2010. A year later, the folks at endorsed the WineHug. BlueSkyLab, based in Quincy, Mass., can customize the WineHug. That would make it ideal for a business emblazon the WineHug with its company logo for gifts to clients, customers…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 3 readers -
  • Making It To The Top

    … Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($17). A few years ago the Recanati Galilee Shiraz 2010 ($15), was named a “best buy” by the Wine Enthusiast magazine (a competing US wine magazine). So, all things considered, it is about time that an Israeli wine has again made the Spectator’s Top 100 list. As kosher wine consumers, our faithful readers, and more…

    Grapelinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • On a rainy day, a trip down Memory Lane

    … with it. Whatever the reasons, I’m glad I did write those diaries, and I’m glad I kept them. The first wine I reviewed in it, on that long-ago Wednesday, was Georges Duboeuf 1981 Morgan. Here’s the page: In those days, I liked to steam the label off and paste it in, although later, when I was reviewing a ton of wines, I stopped with the labels…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 2 readers -
  • Five Wines Under $15 - The Final Chapter

    … reviews in 2015. Note: These are reviews for wines received and sampled prior to October 1st when my responsibilities changed for Wine Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2012 $12 (Excellent) This is a moderately aromatic wine with notes of chocolate, cherry, berry, and mocha…

    Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report- 2 readers -
  • New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries

    … to grow European vinifera grapes. (Texas Hill Country Wineries – Courtesy of Ben Smusz.) New Book from Doc Russ Texas WineSlinger on the Texas Hill Country Wineries Upon reviewing my previous best-selling book, The WineSlinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine, international wine luminary Oz Clarke rattled off the following blurb: “Doc Russ…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 3 readers -
  • John gives thanks

    … yourself and tell me that you like my column, and then share a specific favorite column. I have had the phone ring and in-person visits at my work from you, my readers, and that just knocks me out. You have sent me messages on Facebook, by email, by letter, and your input has made the column better. It will likely always freak me out a little…

    John Cesano/ John on Wine- 3 readers -
  • Jordan named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

    … our award at the Wine Star Awards Dinner on Monday, January 26, 2015, in New York City. Videographer, photographer, writer and publicist. Find me on weekends trying to capture footage of the elusive Jordan Estate jack rabbits and turkeys. If you like this post, please visit us on Facebook. Subscribe to The Journey via RSS or Email to receive instant updates. …

    Lisa Mattson/ The Jordan Journey- 2 readers -
  • Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014

    … The 4th Annual Paso Robles Garagiste Festival has come and gone. Yet another sold out event that highlights and promotes the small production, or ‘garagiste’, winemakers. This was the first year the event was held at the Paso Robles Event Center, prior to this year it had been at the Beautiful Windfall Farms. The benefits to having this event…

    Hoot n Annie- 4 readers -
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