Helpful Wine Links

Wine Basics for Beginners
Wine Tasting Parties
Wine and Food Pairing
Wine Search Tools
Wine Publications
Wine Forums
Wine Areas
Wine Reviews
Wine – Miscellaneous
Purchase: Wine, Accessories, Baskets, etc.

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WINE BASICS FOR BEGINNERS

  • MarkSquires.com — Find information on storage, selecting wines, preserving open wines, and more.
  • AffairsofTheVine.com — Learn all about wine. Sign up for their Wine Boot Camp.
  • CellarNotes.net — An extremely comprehensive website for learning about wine.


WINE TASTING PARTIES (see our Rating Sheet)

WINE AND FOOD PAIRING

  • IntoWine.com — Use their “wine pairing tool” providing suggested wines for over 100 foods.
  • CakebreadCellars.com — New seasonal recipes, along with wine pairings, are featured each month.


WINE SEARCH TOOLS

  • LocalWineEvents.com — Largest wine and spirits calendar in the world. Learn about events in your area.
  • Tastings.com — Great resource for finding wine, wine producers, wineries, wine stores, and more. Plus they share insights on beer and spirits.
  • WineZone.com — Everything you need to know to plan your trip to Northern California’s wine country. Make online reservations for Bed and Breakfast lodging or your hot air balloon flight.
  • WineWeb.com — Worldwide database of over 20,000 wineries.
  • WeekendWinery.com — The essential guide to American wineries, covering all 50 states and well over 2000 wineries.
  • WineGiftClubs.com — Find wine gifts and clubs online.


WINE PUBLICATIONS

  • Wine Cellar Secrets — A simple, straightforward guide that you can use to start your own wine cellar. Learn how to store your wine to guarantee its aging potential — and much, much more.
  • Spivak on Wine — Wine talk in plain English! A site offering a unique vision of the world of wine and food, featuring restaurant reviews, travel essays, and reviews of wine ranging from supermarket labels to collectibles.
  • WinePocketList.com — Wine review website and book that helps you find the perfect wine, every time. Wine listing of over 1700 top-rated wines under $30 a bottle.
  • NatalieMacLean.com — Named the 2003 World’s Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia, Natalie offers a free newsletter that includes wine picks, articles, and humor.
  • Decanter.com — “Required reading for everyone with an interest in wine.” This publication offers news, recommendations, a wine finder, and more. Sold in 92 countries and also available online.
  • eRobertParker.com — The independent consumer’s guide to Fine Wines.
  • TasteTour.com — A series of six wine education guides and charts.


WINE FORUMS


WINE AREAS

  • OregonWines.com — A site focused exclusively on Oregon wines, wineries, and events.
  • WineryAdventures.com — Reviews of wines and wineries in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania wineries.
  • NewEnglandVine.com — An online directory of wineries, dining, lodging, shopping, entertainment, and events in New England.
  • PasoWine.com — Wineries located in Paso Robles, California and the surrounding Central Coast.
  • Espavino.com — Information about all Spanish wine regions and their wine.
  • UK Wine Guide — Maps and information about UK wines and wine regions.


WINE REVIEWS

  • TwoWineSlobs.com — General notes on California and Australia wines put together by a guy who enjoys wine.
  • WineGeeks.com — Specializing in wine reviews and food pairing.


WINE – MISCELLANEOUS

  • WineLoversPage.com — The primo of wine sites! Everything you could ever want to know about wine and wine-related topics.
  • LetsTalkWine.com — A guide to selecting, tasting, and buying wine, including Australia, French, and Italian wines.
  • FreetheGrapes.org — A national, grassroots coalition of consumers and wineries who seek to remove restrictions in 28 states that still prohibit consumers from purchasing wines directly from out-of-state wineries. Don’t miss this one!
  • Online Wine-Related Games — Try your skills on these challenging online tile games!
  • WineRelease.com — Informs wine enthusiasts about upcoming U.S. wine release dates.
  • WineLabelsWorld — Interesting site about a Belgium wine-lover’s collection of wine labels from around the world.
  • The Uncorked Cellar — Wine cellar management software and accessories.
  • WineCommune.com — The place to buy and sell fine wine.
  • Wine Screensaver — Free wine country picture to download to your computer.


PURCHASE — WINE, ACCESSORIES, BASKETS, ETC.

  • SolanoCellars.com — Ships nationally over 400 premium, small production, and hard-to-find Zinfandels, Pinot Noir, and more. Located in Albany, CA
  • MissionLiquors.com — Online liquor store offering fine wine and spirits, cigars and cigarettes. Located in Pasadena, CA.
  • 2020wines.com — Luxury wine shop located in Los Angeles, CA.
  • WallyWine.com — Zagat Guide’s #1-rated wine store in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Wine-Wall.com — Innovative wine racks and storage solutions for your home or business.
  • BarParts.com — Wine accessories, decanters, barware.
  • WineRackShop.com — Offers wood wine racks for home wine cellars and wine rooms
  • TheWineGift.com — Handcrafted collectible wine accessories for the wine aficionados in your life.
  • PrimeWines.com — Wine buying made simple.
  • WineStuff.com — Crystal wine glassware and other wine essentials.
  • SpiritedShipper.com — Wine shipping boxes and supplies. Boxes have unique locking mechanism that keeps your wine bottles safe during shipping.
  • CellarsWineClub.com — Offering wine club memberships which include monthly delivery of two bottles of hand-selected wines from International and California wineries.
  • GrapesWine.com — Shop online for great wines, gift baskets, and accessories. All wines tasted and hand selected by team of wine specialists. Free shipping in Connecticut.
  • AWShadows.com — Hand carved wine barrels. One-of-a-kind heirlooms to be passed on to future generations.
  • TheWineEncounter.com — A San Diego, California wine bar offering 150+ wines by the glass and wine tastings.
  • WineOpeners.com — Customer imprinted corkscrews.
  • GourmetFoodStore.com — Ossetra and Asetra caviars in various sizes, colors, and flavors to enjoy with fine champagne.
  • Denis-Art.com — Photo-realistic images featuring wine bottles.
  • WineRackSuperStore.com — Everything outside the bottle — wine racks, glassware, home decor, accessories, and more.
  • CorksOut.com — Independent wine specialist offers wines to a discerning market.
  • ShoppersVineyard.com — Buy online. Based in New Jersey, this site ships wine to nearly every state. Discounted prices on wine and spirits.
  • WinesOfInterest.com.uk — Top quality wines from around the world. Also vintage port, dated spirits, beer, champagne, and nibbles. Fast UK delivery.
  • Le-Cache.com — Handcrafted wine cabinets designed to showcase your wine collection while creating optimal wine storage conditions for preserving and aging fine wine.
  • WineRackStation.com — Wine racks, wine storage, and accessories for commercial and residential use.
  • GreatWesternWine.co.uk.com — Specializing in wine gift delivery to any part of the United Kingdom.
  • SimplyClassicGiftBaskets.com — Specializing in gourmet food & wine gift baskets.
  • WineCellarInnovations.com — Manufacturer of custom wine cellars and wine storage solutions.
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