Wine WEB pages
These people generally aren't in the business of using their
sites to sell wine or related items, and they don't do much if anything in the traditional
print media. So, I call them "amateurs or semi-pros." However, some of these
sites are WAY more than just "personal" web
pages, and some of them are definitely in business, just
focused on the internet, or talking about wine. Consider the use of the word "amateur" to have the
French sense--lover of wine.
- The Alchemist
sometimes controversial, definitely different page. Discusses
interesting issues, such as how slightly warm storage changes not only
the development of wine, but harms it.
About Wine Their self-description: "This
site provides a number of very valuable information to the lover of
wines. The page, history of wines gives you the brief knowledge about
the wine cultivation in the world."
- All American
Wineries Comprehensive locator and directory for over
1800 wineries in the USA, listed by state. Includes location
and contact information, plus links to wineries with
- Blue Wine
a site which acts as a wine portal, proclaiming that it
is a "communication and marketing company dedicated to
wines and spirits from around the world. Based in Montreal
and Bordeaux, our team is composed of enthusiasts and
sommeliers who offer a variety of services to amateurs and
professionals." In French and English.
on Why the Penna. LCB should be abolished
Central Focus on you know what....
- Bordeaux Wine Travel
Makes arrangements with Chateaux, individualized and personal car
- Buckets of Wine New directory
for wine enthusiasts
- Burgundy From a guy
in Dijon, a promise just to give you information on Burgundy.
- BYOBGuide A
major undertaking to focus on BYOBs.
- Tom Canavan's Wine Pages
Scottish oenophile with a passion for Bordeaux (good choice!)
My favorite bulletin board other than my own.
- Cellar Geek
Personal reviews and notes and more.
- Claret Jugs The
Kent Collection: fanatical decanter collector shows off his
A guide to Spanish wine regions and their wines. In GERMAN
Wine Guide Their description:
"Excellent Information about fine wine for wine
beginners explained in a simple manner. Learn the fine
art of appreciating wine, the various methods of wine
storage and much more!"
wine facts: Vini Web. Finnish alcohol culture, alcohol policy
issues and statistical information about drinking habits.
- German Wine Page, from
Peter Ruhrberg. From a German, long established, living near
Pfalz. Great info.
This started as a Philadelphia BYOB site, but has expanded.
Great Home Made Wine
Home made wine....
Wines from Spain Enthusiast, non-commercial site. Self
description: "Your guide to learning all about Spanish wine, including
the history, wine laws, wine regions, grapes and much more. Includes an
updated vintage chart."
A master sommelier candidate's personal site
- Arthur Johnson's Wine People
Great interviews and personal
articles in one of the best written sites on the 'net. The personal nature and informative
articles remind me of my own site.
Tree Wine Gourmet Personal site focusing on novice information and
Australian and Californian wine recommendations
Talk Wine Contains informative blog posts and article on basic wine
- Les Kincaid's guide to
food, wine, golf, Vegas oriented
- Level's Wines of France
This amazing compendium of information on-line gives you
maps of all French appellations, tips, and other detailed
information--literally, a wine encyclopedia on-line and done
for free at your fingertips.
- Local Wine
Events A site that is trying to act as a national compendium for
wine events, city by city. Great idea, and now features
email notifications, too.
- MacVine Elaborate Montreal-based
site in French with vintage charts, tasting recommendations, etc.
Spivak (formerly Uncorked Magazine)
Made Complicated Something different--all about honey
Origins & Ancient History of Wine The University of Pennsylvania
professors' fascinating historical work.
La Passion du
Vin: French site with good bulletin board
Spotlights BYOs in the region, since renamed to
is a wine buying guide that groups wines by the wine
critics' average score then ranks by price/value.
The Personal site of Seattle enthusiast
Uncorked New website with all you need to know about Sonoma food,
wine and tourism
Place Wine Label Library Several megs of wine label images ---free! North Carolina
based ALSO: See the WINE
- A Time For Wine Couple
present personal view of Northern California, Oregon. No.
California wine buffs offer tasting notes and suggestions on
choosing the wine that's right for you
- Travel Envoy
Wine Guide hyperlinks to over 5000 wineries worldwide,
with various wine info and winery links, too.
VINO Personal website focusing on wine region travel tips,
winemaker interviews and more.
a personal wine blog
- Visual Bacchus/Wine of the
Week Finnish site with great photos to go with wine stuff
- Stephane Vuillard's Page
French enthusiast starts new French language page. Great basic info on vintages and
Store your wine inventory on line.
This site offers links to various wineries and bills itself
as the guide to American wineries
- West Coast Wine
Discussion Board Brad Harrington's page, discussion boards
Cellar Insider Jeff Leve's new blog, focusing on Bordeaux; great
info there, plus photos
Great Belgian website---in Flemish
- Wine Alley
New site with French orientation, but gives anyone the
ability to post a classified ad for wines they want, or want
to sell. Trying to be a "portal" for wine,
something a lot of places are doing these days.
- The Wine & Dine E-Zine, UK
based, lots of articles.
Beers & Spirits on the Net Comprehensive site, lots of links, one of the venerable
private pages around, from Dean Tudor.
- The Wine
Boobs Avant garde wine criticism.
Wine Doctor From Chris McKissack. Contains
plenty of profiles, advice and information for all. Regularly
site is another attempt to create a portal page centered on
wine. Does a better job than most, concentrates on organizing
links. The category descriptions can be rather cryptic at
WineGeeks.com Focusing on wine
reviews and food pairings, and also providing information on varietals,
FREE information on wine, grape varieties,
history, wine terms and links to thousands of wineries all over the
world! Covers some of the same ground as winegeeks.com, above.
- WineKey.Com User friendly guide to
California and Italian wines including definitions, trivia and an internal search
engine. Terrific amount of info; compare to World Wine Web below. One or the other
seems to cover the encyclopedia
Labels World Belgian site with vast number of labels,
including lots of fun, obscure things
Lines: A personal site from a wine
journalist with articles and tasting notes.
This new site seeks to aggregate wine ratings for Bordeaux
from many reviewers and achieve a consensus of sorts.
- Wine Release
Tells you when the hottest wines are available.
- Wineries.com presents reviews
of the best wine-related websites. Sites are listed by subtopic and
feature descriptive guides to the most essential wine websites in the
areas of: sales, appreciation, gifts, travel, and many more.
WineSearch New site that is built around
a search engine for wine related matters.
- Wine Search on
site is oriented to buying wine, the idea being that
they will tell you who is selling any wine you are looking
for. For a similar concept, see Wine Access.com above.
Wine Slob Their self description: "Good
wine, good friends, good food, good fun! WineSlob.org is
about enjoying wine without all the pretense. Wine
reviews and information from an average guy."
- The Wine Tool
Carolina couple focuses on affordable wines, bargains
- Wineweb A Swedish site trying to be a wine portal, with a lot
of links. The competition is heavy, though.
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- Antinori One
of Italy's most famous....
- Beaux Freres
The winery became famous because of Robert Parker's
involvement, but the wines speak for themselves and Mike
Etzel is the winemaker.
- Chateau Haut Brion
What else can we say?
Lynch Bages The family run group of estates from
Jean-Michel Cazes, Decanter's Man of the Year, 2002.
- Crown Valley Winery A
winery in Missouri. These days, wine is virtually everywhere.
& Wines This is (by request) the food and wine pairing page
from Moët Hennessy.
- Fox Creek
of the best known of Australia's cult wineries.
- Hugel One of
Alsace's most familiar and most respected names.
- Jaboulet Ainé
Famous name from the Rhone Valley
- Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Pauillac's famous 1st Growth
- Chateau Lafon Rochet If you're
complaining about high prices, this winery delivers a lot for a lot less. Try the amazing
- Chateau Latour First Growth,
Bordeaux, the legend, my favorite
- Chateau Margaux Another
famous 1st of Bordeaux
The winery many
people would say started or at least kick-started the modern California wine industry
- Chateau Montus
One of France's great "little appellation" wines. The Madiran star.
- Penfolds Australia's most famous wine.
- Chateau Pontet Canet
A big estate, with lots of good performances in the last
decade or so
Vineyards New California winery with microproduction
- Torres One of the
great Spanish names, especially for their Black Label cabernet.
- Chateau d'Yquem If you don't
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THE WINE PRESS, PROS
AmericanWineryGuide.com Free directory of U.S. wineries on the internet, with
wine festivals, itinerary planning tool and the "internet's only
interactive Google map of all of the country's AVAs."
- Burgundy Today The well
known French magazine focusing on .... Burgundy!
focuses on barge trips around Burgundy--a very scenic tour,
with lots of ambience
British mag, with greatly revised and expanded site
- FREE THE GRAPES
A crusade calling on the average consumer to help end shipping
restrictions and support free trade in wine.
Anthony's Glossary of Wine Terms Selfless wine pro compiles an enormous file with an
exhaustive listing of all the wine terminology you might ever
need, online, and free
Hugh's Wine Page. Famed British wine writer gives tips, explains basics.
Robert Parker's full featured, amazingly versatile site hit the web in
Fall, 2001. This site also hosts my bulletin board and features my
professional reviews of regions like Portugal, Greece and Israel.
spécialisé en commerce international de vins et
spiritueux French master of wine's site, in French
Decants Free Wine Newsletter: Wine picks, articles and
humor from Natalie MacLean, recently named the World's
Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards in
Australia. There are no ads and all e-mail addresses are
kept confidential. To sign up, visit www.nataliemaclean.com.
Robinson's Web Site Famous British MW online.
- Rogov's Ramblings Israeli wine
journalist. Lots of content.
- Taste Tour Ronn Weigand,
M.W. is a principal in this well done site. It features a series of wine guides designed
to help you acquire instant wine expertise. The site also has a section for restaurant wine issues.
Vine Guy Columnist for suburban Washington,
entertainment site featuring a streaming video variety show. Wine gifts,
reviews, videos, blogs, tours, maps, & sommeliers.
famous wine guys in Australia produce a dynamic site.
Includes JANCIS ROBINSON'S Oxford Encyclopedia ON LINE as a
- Wine Spectator The well known
magazine's big web site.
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TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, REGIONAL SITES, SCHOOLS
Fine and rare wine retailer located in Petaluma, CA
- Alsace official visit
tourist site, with lots of great wine stuff, too
Wines of Official Internet venue of the Australian wine industry, regions, winery
- Beaujolais Official
Site Well done site on the Beaujolais region. Has hilarious on line game,
- Beaune This site is the official site for Beaune, and has info
regarding the Hospices de Beaune auction, too.
- Bordeaux Wine Bureau Official site brings you into
the city of Bordeaux, its vineyards, wine tips, etc.
Wine Experience Specializes in luxury wine
and culinary tours in the Bordeaux region. Week and day tours with
tastings in France's most prestigious winegrowing region. Visit Grand
Cru’s and indulge on gourmet dining.
- Bordeaux-news.com Cool site that lists
most all of the chateaux, with direct links to their web sites and email. Very helpful!
Wineries An educational resource
for people interested in regional information, general wine information,
wineries, wines, events, news and other developments that advance deeper
understanding of California Wine Country.
- Champagne Wines Info Bureau Comprehensive and
- Cool Tote wine
Centre Catalogue of antique and collectable corkscrews
of Drink A directory of alcohol related sites. Self
description: "The objective is for it to become the most comprehensive
listing of quality sites of alcohol knowledge on the web and in the
process, to become a useful resource for anyone searching for anything
to do with alcohol, not just for recipes."
- German Wines USA
Official site, German wine information bureau
Wine Society, the national group. I designed this site
and am a member, but don't let that stop you from dropping
Napa Valley A "directory" site
linked to the
Napa News newspaper.
- Italian Internet Winery Focus on Italian wine, from
Creek Wine Area, Australia. Near Adelaide, growing
rapidly, all you want to know about tourism in the area
Island Wines Burgeoning New York wine region.
Independent Wine Growers'
Great site, linking together lots of small French growers.
school (and store) in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Features
frequent tastings led by Michel Bettane, formerly of Revue du Vin de
McNulty's Wine Club Philadelphian John McNulty is a
Renaissance kinda wine guy--retailer, radio show host, tour
guide, tastings leader, but primarily a wine educator.
Napa Net This site provides all you want to
know about Napa....wines, business, dining, tours, etc. I saw no statement of
purpose, but it seems to cover the Napa universe at least semi-officially, from wine to
NewEnglandVine.com was created for wine enthusiasts as an online
directory of wineries, dining, lodging, shopping, entertainment, and
events in the New England region of the United States. Wine, Dine,
& Enjoy New England
An online resource for NJ wine enthusiasts...
Ohio Wineries: I love the hard work of local wineries.
Markko Vineyards made
a chard I loved. I can't list every local winery, but
here's another though in a different part of Ohio:
Focused exclusively on Oregon wines, wineries, and events,
OregonWines.com connects wine enthusiasts directly with the
winemakers behind these fine Oregon products.
School of Wine A new venture as of late 2002. WineLust.com
is the official website for the
Wine Classes, Events, and Degrees.
Santa Barbara County Wines
SOUTHERN California wine region
Lots of info on Spanish wine
Our Way) Portuguese tour operator that arranges a variety of wine
and gastronomy tours, plus other things
VinItaly The Verona based,
Italian wine fair.
Online guide to
Virginia wines, food and tourism to Virginia Wine Country. You can
sign up for their monthly newsletter.
and Cuisine, a site focusing on the Southern and
site, with hardcore info on industry trends, wine law,
For retailers, merchants, vendors and those in the wine/accessories
per se--a new category in 2003. There is some occasional overlap between this and wine
pros, above, but this section intends to deal with sites that are
basically selling, or offering services, and not much else.
Tapp Designs Fine Art, Vintage labels & Personal Photographs
transferred onto Marble, Glass or Ceramic Tiles.
fine South African wine, brandy and Amarula
Australian Wine Centre
Informational articles as well as the unusual trick of
shipping to the US, too.
wine country tours Agency handles this and more
Select Wine & Gourmet Holidays and Events
Despite the name, they sell Wine Accessories, Barware and
more, such as decanters, waiter's corkscrews, wine
stoppers, wine glasses, wine gift sets for wine lover..
Brothers & Rudd: famous British merchant's online
Wine and Wine Travel BKWine organises wine tours and
wine tastings and writes on wine. 15 years experience of wine travel.
Free wine and travel newsletter and a photo gallery with 3000 wine
pictures. They also have a wine newsletter, the BK Wine Brief.
Reds Wine of the Month Club offers three wine clubs, gift
ideas, and an online wine shop.
The site says it is a guide to California wines, despite
the limited focus of its name.
Raiders Cellaraiders buys
and sells wine collections of properly cellared wine- specifically but
not limited to French wine, California wine and Italian wine. They also
handle wine insurance appraisals.
Wine Club Wine of the month, gifts, etc.
Establishes a community of wine geeks who share cellar
notes from their software
Tours Luxury Wine Vacations "Gourmet Wine Tours in
Spain & Portugal. VIP private visits, Culinary classes,
Historic hotels in Castles and Palaces, dining in rustic,
a great photo site, with lots of fabulous wine photos
Wines---many items for wine and beer production
Art: Painting of wine bottles, glasses. Photorealism wine painting.
Belarusian artist shows photorealistic images featuring wine bottles.
Limited edition prints too.
longstanding UK Retailer, located in Yorkshire.
beautiful handpainted wine glasses, stoppers and carafes. Also provides a
selection of wine openers, wine racks and storage
Italian Sterling Silver Wine Tastevins and fine Estate Jewelry
Exclusive Wine Vacations
Pretty much self-explanatory....
Tours Wine and other tours in Northern California
Limo Serving SF and Napa areas
Fanciful Gift baskets. Gourmet gift baskets, corporate
gift baskets, wine gift baskets
- Finely Corked
Sells luxury corkscrews and wine accessories
Wine tours in France, especially Burgundy, from Pierre Galmes
Wines--An Aussie venture, selling premium wines
- Gilded Age Wine
Two sommeliers based in France do wine tours...and also Paris
and France in general.
Adele Artist paints
du Vin It's a real hotel--and wine friendly
for a great reason. They have a winery! In New Zealand.
Hutton's Art, Wine, Shopping Art, shopping, gifts, whatever you choose
Wines Direct describes
its goal as delivering quality
value for money Italian wine, grappa and liqueurs straight
from Italian vineyards and direct to your door. And their sister
Wines Direct Club
Italian Wines Direct Club constantly
updated guide to Italian Wine, with reviews,
news, articles and wine tips.
cellar management software, in French and English
and Curtis Custom Built cellars, located in North Jersey
corks Great site offering different ways to build things out of your
corks---or pre-built if you prefer.
cache Wine refrigerators and related items
This site describes itself as helping
"those who enjoy wine keep their memories
fresh and wine details readily available. By Internet or Mobile phone they can
access their private information wherever they go and can even update their
sensory impressions on the spot."
Gifts for the wine lover - personalized glasses and barware, hand
painted to your order.
Antique Wines: worldwide...
Stop Shopping Shopping online with top
retailers offering brand-name products at "fantastic
prices"--includes wine shopping.
The Organic Wine Company, Earth-friendly wines for the discerning
Wines Informational resources, plus wine sales with
shipments from Portugal to the USA. Focus on....PORT, of
Wine and Spirits The e-commerce site for Pennsylvania's
huge State system
Wine Curator Wine cellar software. Wine cataloguing. Wine
and food pairing. For PC and Mac.
Rosa Fine Wine self description:
Santa Rosa Fine Wine buys and sells highly rated fine wine from Napa, Sonoma and
in a bottle--retailer specializing in Spanish wine,
Spanish wine shipped direct from Spain
"Exceptional wines from boutique
wineries. We’ll guide you to private tours and tastings on your next
visit and bring the experience to you at home."
Stallion Store: A foodie site, featuring gift baskets,
recipes and more
- Sterling Wine
wine lovers, wine decor, wine accessories, wine jewelry, wine art and
of California California and International
wine clubs, small wineries
Vineyard Independent consultant Bryan Davis says: "The
Traveling Vineyard provides at home wine tasting parties
for wine enthusiasts. Our top rated wines are from
vineyards throughout the world, and by hosting your own
party you can enjoy traveling to these vineyards from the
comforts of your home! "
Wine Merchant--Los Angeles
Cellar Cellar management software
Ventures Wine clubs, focusing on delivering hard to find wines
Inc. Builds wine racks and wine cellars
Internet retailer with wide distribution and selection, educational
courses and online information as well
Wine Cooler warehouse, various brands, models
wine cellar software and bottle tags(barcoded and otherwise)
Spain: Wine tours in Spain
Wine and Port Wine retailer with specialties as indicated by
its name--UK based
tourism. This particular points to Bordeaux, since that is where
they were starting.
Angeles. Well know retailer in West LA.
Oriented on sales, but the twist is to get a bunch of
retailers together and find a wine for you anywhere. Some
similarities to Wine Search Online, below.
Cellar Innovations Wine Cellar Innovations offers custom wine
Retail Wine Online
Self explanatory travel site.
Wine Country Tour Shuttle
Self described as
"Most premier tours of the Wine Country" for Sonoma and Napa
Encounter Bar--A San Diego wine bar with some 150 selections by the
glass and wine tastings.
Find wine gifts and wine clubs online.
Legacy A retailer site, offering worldwide shipment
A free BYOB site...amazing detail, easy to use. Initial detail
concentrates on the Philadelphia region.
sell..wine maps! They say: "Our Educational Artistic Wine Maps are a
unique combination of knowledge and art designed to easily guide you when
choosing wine and to help you understand more about it"
Racks.com Offers wood wine racks for home wine
cellars and wine rooms.
Rack Station Wine
racks, wine storage and accessories for commercial and residential use.
Wall mounted and hanging wine racks in wood and wrought iron to meet
your wine storage needs.
Racks Superstore Accessories and wine racks
of Interest UK online retailer
In addition to the obvious, i.e., wine tours of French
site has a lot of basic info about how to find
wineries and people in the business.... A great site for the
Vine Imports Self-description: "The ultimate shop for wine
accessories, wine gifts, wine furniture & more!" The site also
contains a blog on wine country vacations, gadgets, decor and other
Wide Tours Wine vacations and travel packages around the
Wine/My Cellar Builds cellars, large and small, one of the better know
operations in the USA. Also runs through its affiliate "My Cellar" a storage
facility in Pennsauken, N.J.
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Non-Wine WEB pages
Assorted sites I like
Resources France related news, books and regional
Gail's French Links A
French teacher's collection
Just France Rent
a mas, a villa or an apartment
Links from France
http://www.parishotelsinc.com/ Self explanatory--find
The Paris Pages, which manages to do most
everything re: Paris, including providing information on weather, events, restaurants,
travel guides, and so on.
ParisNet A worthy competitor to the Paris Pages.
Shopping, maps, restaurants--over 5,000 pages.
Time and Place Homes
Rents Left Bank places in Paris
The WebMuseum network, is an amazingly
ambitious setup with sites all over the world. It receives tens of thousands of
"hits" every week and offers countless scanned images of famous paintings, among
Time/Life Photo Archives
If you know Time-Life, this is self-explanatory.
Irvine Historic Photos
has a fantastic treasure trove of old photos grouped around
themes, for sale at reasonable prices. Their first web theme
was WINE PHOTOS.
Corbis Owned by Microsoft, this company is scannning
the great photos and paintings of the world.
Civil War Photography from the Library of
Congress A remarkable historical record.
California Museum of Photography A fine
Fab Food Pix
Interesting site devoted to food photos for professionals
French version, Photo Magazine Great collections,
like Doisneau, online.
Artchive Amazing collection of large format reproductions
of the great artists' greatest works.
American Heart Association One of the many health
organizations on line. You can learn a lot!
Guide Bartending Secrets Revealed,
for the Insider in particular
Kitchen Appliances from Kitchenaid, Viking & other
Description: Find kitchen appliances like coffee makers,
juicers, grills & cookware, bakeware, dinnerware,
wine racks and cooking recipes at Cooking.com
In Season Recipes in season with Chef Sean O'Rourke
Foods International Specialty foods, Canadian and American sites.
Pasta sauces, teas, fine chocolate gifts, gift baskets and
Manybooks.net Probably the best free, legal e-book site. Many of
their offerings come from Gutenberg, but I like the organization of
their website better, and love their many online multiple conversion
utilities, so you get the right format from the start without having to
do anything but pick what you want. Plus, they do have their own content
PROJECT GUTENBERG The world's great works are online here, free as e-books.
From Herman Melville to Tolstoy to Dickens to Arthur Conan
Doyle. You can convert to PDBs (using free programs
like MakeDoc) or other formats from
*.txt. You won't find new books, but if you
support literacy and learning, check in here.
Hondo Magic Hilarious web site that does an
amazing, on-line card trick. REALLY had me going there for awhile.
Map Quest Get detailed driving directions to
New York Bytes
Great site with lots of NYC dining info
Privately owned self-catering accommodation for
affordable holidays in the Spanish Costa Blanca.
Studio Kitchen One of America's top young chefs, has a food-and-wine
Here are some practical Internet sites....
Portals are a big issue these days; my
advice, if you care....Yahoo. Not the prettiest, but about the
easiest, most reliable and most customizable, with numerous
features. Some other helpful sites:
- Info Space All in one....seemingly lets you find
anything, especially addresses, reverse phone numbers, etc.
- The Hidden
Internet----check out these resources from Jenkins
Law Library. You'll be surprised how much of the internet
is NON-searchable unless you know the tricks.