...and don't forget to email your
questions or comments!
| The web is
awash in wine sites and it's not my intention to list them all. But here's an unashamedly
biased list of sites that I've been to and found worthwhile.
I'm continually updating this list. If any link fails to
operate, please let me know.
E-Zine on Wine Mark's site is a treasure trove of tasting notes, provocative
articles, photos, memorable quotes and fun stuff. The guy has an attitude that gives an
extra edge to everything he writes, so do check out the articles. Coverage is particularly
good on Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace and California Cabs, plus there's a growing emphasis on
Australians and bargain wines. I should mention that Mark's a good friend and I taste with
him often. If you want a second perspective on a wine that I have reviewed, you may
find it on Mark's site. (And if you want the truth about a wine he's
reviewed, look here!) His bulletin board
has also attracted many participants (including me) and is now affiliated
with Robert Parker's website. Give it a visit!
Garr's Wine Lovers' Page Many of us with wine web sites owe a debt of gratitude
to Robin Garr. As co-sysop of the Compuserve Wineforum, he gave hundreds of wine-lovers
their first welcome into cyberwine. Now his pioneering web site continues to show us the
powerful possibilities of this medium. To call it a "page" is like calling
Manhattan a borough. You could spend all night prowling around it and barely dent the
content. It's especially strong on under-appreciated wines from places like the Rhone,
Germany, Austria and Spain, but no one who visits will
come away disappointed. Robin's also a heckuva nice guy and his friendly demeanor is
reflected everywhere on the site. Don't miss his wine bulletin board,
which attracts a broad international audience. It was the first web-based
wine BB I ever encountered and
Wine Snob's Hell Explanations fall short. You must visit it. Wear your asbestos
underwear. Stuart Yaniger is a renowned Rhone fanatic and mad scientist who invented not
only the track-point on your laptop -- but also the ingenious "Stooges System"
of wine scoring. Jim Daugherty, his partner in stupidity, has one of the best palates of
anyone I know (see my notes on his performance at the RC Challenge), and is also an ace chef.
Together they are quite dangerous.
Your Dream of a Life in the
Wine World! Check out winecountryjobs.com
and you'll find even more than a wine
"help wanted" listing. Also contains guides to renting and buying
homes in California wine country.
Lehmusvuori's Weekly Wine Page can be a quick delight. But the witty way he
combines art and wine is worthy of long contemplation. Tough to explain here -- but easy
to enjoy! Give him a click.
fills a neat niche in the online world by keeping you current on new U.S.
wines that have just hit the market. Coverage of California new releases is
Country Getaways is a unique guide for travelers who wish to
plan a trip to California Wine Country. Worth a visit for their other info
Yarrow's lively website Vinography:
a wine blog describes its
content as "wine and food adventures in San Francisco and around the
world." Lots of tasting notes and looks like it's updated frequently.
I've been a fan of wine educator
many years, and I'm delighted that he has his own website
Vine Guy is wine journalist Scott Greenberg's new foray into
cyberspace. Give it a look.
Winery in York County, Pennsylvania, makes what I consider to be the
state's best red wine. This is serious Cabernet. Don't shake your head till you've tried
travelers a comprehensive resource to research, plan and book travel
arrangements to the top wine country destinations in the US.
What great new tool for wine geeks!
|Join our link
The following wine people showed incredibly good taste in giving
us a link. So we're returning the favor. Sites below are listed strictly in order of
seniority in our link exchange program. If you have a non-commercial wine site and want to exchange a
link with us, shoot me an email.
(PLEASE NOTE: We no longer trade links with e-commerce
sites, with the exception of family-run wineries. Someday we may accept
paid advertising. We hope everyone understands.)
is a Zine that focuses on affordable wines for everyday drinking. Hosted by Roland
Links is a comprehensive database of wine links, covering both wine review
sites and winery sites all over the world.
Kincaid's Lifestyles is full of recipes, tips and other stuff for folks who
enjoy wine, food & golf. Les is the author of Never Trust a Skinny Chef.
is a wine-specific search engine that can help you locate web sites devoted to winemaking,
wine appreciation, vineyards, health benefits of wine, the history wine and much more. If
you have your own wine site, be sure to visit here and register your URL.
Searcher is a nifty internet search engine that specializes in
locating hard-to-find wines. You enter the producer and year. It then gives
you links to sites carrying those wines.
is a happening place for well-priced California wine. Peirano
Estate Vineyards is happening there.
Wine people can post info about
special events at www.localwineevents.com
They describe themselves as "one place where the consumers can go to
find out about events without being on the mailing list of a dozen
different wine shops."
is a French website largely dedicated to the wines of Graves de Vayres.
your spouse call you a wino? Check out The
Official Wino Home Page, an unconventional site with a very
refreshing sense of humor.
Vini is an Italian wine producer. Currently the site is only in
Italian, but they plan soon to provide English pages too.
Napa Valley Grape Growers website provides insight
into some of the issues growers face today.
Farm Bureau website is devoted to a cause many wine-lovers will
care about -- preserving agriculture in Napa Valley.
Chris Kissack's site, The
Winedoctor, is by its own description, "the UK's fastest
growing, independent, consumer orientated website. With articles for
novices and 'experts' alike."
Lucas Winery, also in the Lodi appellation, makes Zinfandel and
Daily Recipe and Funnies offers recipes from around the world,
secret family recipes and much else besides. Big site!
Vineyard and Cellar makes very good (and sanely priced) Napa
Valley Cabernet, plus many other worthy wines.
Vineyard, located in Oregon's Willamette Valley, produces
Estate Grown Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
Labels World contains photos and info about wine labels from
all over the world, with text available in six different languages.
now for something completely different, The
Sanlowalan Miniature Bottles Collection contains
photos of an extensive array of Chinese and other Asian mini wine bottles.
Located in the South of France (a
happening area), Château
Val Joanis produces aoc
Côtes du Luberon wines.
Lodi Appellation Winery Association now has a website guiding
you around this happening wine area in Central California.
describes itself as "The
Complete Directory For Wine Resources on the Internet."
Lodi District Grape Growers Association represents growers in
California Crush District 11.
Vino, wine politics
specialist and enophile (a.k.a. wine geek), welcomes you!
Ferry Vineyards in Lodi
makes Chardonnay, Syrah and Old Vine Zinfandel.
Ruiten-Taylor Winery in
Lodi makes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah,Cab and Zinfandel.
Friends of Wine features 200 pages of original, informational,
educational and editorial articles about wine.
Wines is changing all the
rules about conventional winemaking. Just for starters, they're in Bali,
Indonesia -- a tropical climate that yields 2.5 vintages every year!
Vineyards in Lodi California is
making wines from Spanish varietals that "blend Spanish tradition
with an appealing New World twist."
NewEnglandVine.com is an online resource for wine enthusiasts in the New England region of the United States.
Wine, Dine, & Enjoy New England!
is a handy wine buying guide that compares wine scores to
price, uncovering the best (and worst) wine values.
features wine release dates and free monthly newsletter.