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
    • Jordan named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

      Jordan named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast by Lisa Mattson on November 11, 2014 For the last 15 years, Wine Enthusiast magazine has honored a small group of leaders in the wine and spirits industries with its Wine Star Awards. Winners are noted for their energy and groundbreaking vision, as well as the courage to take risks and the skills to succeed in the ...

      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.

      Hoot n Annie- 4 readers -
  • Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera D’Asti 2012

    … Straightforward and sturdy, delivering a thirst quenching balance of tart fruits and earthy spice. Estate: Founded by brothers Pico and Vitaliano Maccario in 1997 with the land they inherited from their grandfather, the estate is located on the hillsides in the province of Asti 600 feet above sea level. The 70 hectare vineyard is one single…

    the buddha in your glass- 2 readers -
  • Wine Critics Keep Semantic Arguments at Bay—Not So for Beer and Spirits

    … an established method of determining high quality: established critics. If we trust that the Wine Advocate and the Wine Spectator and Stephen Tanzer and Charlie Olken and Doug Wilder and The Wine Enthusiast really are looking for and identifying high quality wines with their reviews and ratings, then is there any reason to believe that their high ratings…

    Tom Wark/ Fermentation- 1 readers -
  • John Duval creates ageworthy Syrah at Long Shadows Vintners

    … Shoup’s star-studded group? That was from the Wine Enthusiast — a 98 for the 2008 Pirouette, a Meritage-style blend. • In looking back on the half vertical, Duval seemed to best like where the 2009 was heading. “The potential of the ‘09, I think will end up being the longest living in terms of the complexity that’s going to develop,” Duval said…

    Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Wine Enthusiast Names New York "Wine Region of the Year!"

    … Island's Channing Daughters Winery was nominated, as was Hudson Whiskey of the Hudson Valley in the spirits category. The winners in those categories will be announced later. New York now has more than 375 wineries spread throughout 56 of the state's 62 counties including Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. The industry generates annual economic…

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  • Matt Spaccarelli at 90! Points that is....Benmarl Strikes Gold (NY)

    It's official - Matt Spaccarelli is 90! Points that is..... One of the stars of the most recent Taste Camp 2014 Hudson Valley was the estate Cabernet Franc from Benmarl Winery. So I was down on the Shawangunk last Sunday and stopped in and saw Matt Spaccarelli. There, on a Sunday afternoon, was Matt, sitting on the back bay of their warehouse dock, munching on a piece of pizz ...

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries -
  • The personal touch: Talking about wine

    … gig. You’re tasting at home, and most of the writing is done at home, too. Of course, there are road trips, but when you’re a working wine critic, being on the road has to be balanced with work: the more you travel the less actual work you get done. It’s important to get out into wine country and meet new people, experience new things and walk…

  • A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

    …! Its a tough job reviewing wineries all over the world (from Twitter follower) Good to know! they will make great xmas gifts (from Twitter follower) “A Wine Journey is a delight. Terry and Kathy take you on their intimate journey with wine and the craft of wine making. A beautifully written account of a dedicated and loving couple who desire…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 5 readers -
  • On the anomalies of aging wine

    … Alan Balik has written a good analysis of tasting young wines in today’s Napa Register. Here’s my approach, which also is the one I took when I was reviewing California wines at Wine Enthusiast. I start with the declaration that the best way to determine if a wine is going to age well is by knowing the history of the winery. This is easy…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Merlot- 3 readers -
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