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Useful Links to Websites and Blogs on the World of Wine

  • Wine Folly: This is one of the most dynamic blogs on wine. Lots of contents, maps, grapes, basics and humor. Good from beginners to professionals.  Run by Madeline Puckette, 2013 wine Blogger of the year.
  • Raw Fair: The artisan Wine Fair London, around May each year.
  • Isabelle Legeron: MW, That Crazy French Woman.
  • Franco Ziliani Blog: Sharp and Wit Italian wine writer.  
  • Wine Conversation: a leading UK wine blog, with news and discussions around wine.
  • Brett, the Wine Maestro: wine blog from Brett Jones.
  • Jim's Loire: blog focused on Loire region.
  • The Winesleuth: Denise Medrano covering the world of wine in London and beyond.
  • WSET:  Wine & Spirit Education Trust. WSET was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits
  • Jancis Robinson OBE, MW, one of the world's leading wine critic and authors of many wine literature.
  • Hugh Johnson: OBE, leading British author and expert on wine. The author of  ‘The World Atlas of Wine’. 
  • Wine Anorak: Interesting wine web magazine by the UK journalist Jamie Goode.
  • The Wine DoctorChris Kissack webspace specialized in Loire and Bordeaux.
  • Tom Cannavan's wine pages: wine writer Tom Cannavan webspace, a pioneer of wine on the Internet. 
  • Women's Wine Society: very nice pictures from this Virginia group.
  • BKWine: web-zine by Britt and Per Karlsson.
  • Dr Vino: Wine talk that goes down easy, by Tyler Colman.
  • Grape-Nutz: it's "a huge repository of wine tasting notes, wine travelogs, and useful tidbits of information - like removing wine labels from bottles".
  • The Wine Cellar Insider: Thousands of wine reviews focused on Bordeaux wine, by Jeff Leve.
  • Anthony Rose Blog: weekly columnist at The Independent Anthony Rose is also chairman for the Australian panel at Decanter annual World Wine Awards.
  • Jane Parkinson: young UK star in the wine communication.
  • Joanna Simon: UK expert, co-founder of "the wine gang", columnist at The Sunday Times for 22 year, now the Wine & Food Editor of House & Garden magazine. 
  • David Williamswine writer for The Observer newspaper and The World of Fine Wine magazine. 
  • The Wine Gang: Five of the most experienced and respected wine critics in the UK (Tom Cannavan, Jane Parkinson, Anthony Rose, Joanna Simon, and David Williams) give you a monthly report full of interesting classics and new wines. 
  • The Gray Report: best wine blog 2013.
  • Tim Atkin: UK based Master of Wine website, with great collection of notes of photos.
  • OZ Clarcke: one of the world's leading wine experts.
  • Olly Smith: British TV presenter, wine expert, columnist and author.
  • Piero Sini videos: a collection of interviews and wine reviews from Piero Sini.
  • Fiona Beckett: UK award-winning food (cheese) and wine writer for The Guardian. 
  • Susie Barrie and Peter Richards: UK Masters of Wine, wine writers and BBC broadcasters. 
  • Susy Atkins: Sunday Telegraph wine writer and broadcaster. 
  • Victoria Moore: Telegraph wine write, best wine columnist 2011
  • Malcolm Gluck: long term wine correspondent of The Guardian with the column "Superplonk".
  • Margaret Rand: important UK editor, now writes for Decanter.
  • Michael Schuster: the author of Essential Winetasting, now writes for The World of Fine Wine.
  • Simon Woods: leading figure in the IWC scene, best wine columnist 2010.
  • Clive Coates: MW, authors of many books and articles, was publisher of The Vine magazine.
  • Matthew Jukes: accordingly to statistics its the most influential wine writer in UK with his column on the Daily Mail.
  • Tom Stevenson: leading British wine expert, author of many articles and books, including the awarded "The Wines of Alsace".
  • Robert Josephleading British wine expert, author of more than 28 books on the subject.
  • The World of Fine Wine: 3 times winner of Louis Roederer International award.
  • Decanter: one of the world's leading magazines on wines.  
  • Robert Parker: practically, the most influential wine critics in the world.  
  • Antonio Galloni: was with Robert Parker staff, now founded Vinousmedia.
  • Stephen Tanzer: editor and publisher of the independent International Wine Cellar, now allied with Galloni's Vinousmedia.   
  • James Suckling: American wine and cigar critic and former Senior Editor of Wine Spectator. 
  • Wine Spectator: American magazine specialized in wine tasting, wine news and wineries/personalities profiles.
  • Guia Penin: Spanish leading wine guide and critics.
  • La Revue du vin de France: French leading wine guide and critics.
  • Guida AIS-BIBENDA: wine guide from Associazione Italiana Sommelier 
  • Guida GAMBERO ROSSO: leading italian wine guide.
  • Guida L’ESPRESSOleading italian wine guide.
  • Guida Luca Maroni: leading italian wine critics.
  • Guida SLOW WINE: leading italian wine guide from Slow Food editor.
  • Guida VERONELLI: the leading and first italian wine guide born after the historical and fundamental work of Luigi Veronelli (central figure in the appreciation and promotion of Italy's gastronomic heritage). 
  • James Halliday: Australian wine writer and critic, winemaker, and senior wine competition judge.
  • Allen Meadows: American wine critic and publisher of the
  • Vino Joe from
  • Kennuncorked: a consumer guide to  sustainable, organic, biodynamic wines.
  • Terroirist: David White's “Best Overall Wine Blog” at the 2013 Wine Blog Awards.
  • Wine Blog Roll: a very dynamic and up-to-date Italian wine blog.
  • Wine Terroirs:  Wine discovery, wine tasting and vineyards in France . 
  • The Feiring Line: The famous wine blog by Alice Feiring. 

Films about Wine

A Heavenly Vintage (originally titled The Vintner's Luck). Suggested by my friend Claudine.
A romantic drama film directed by New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro and (loosely) based on the novel "The Vintner's Luck" by New Zealander Elizabeth Knox. Toronto Film Festival 2009.


  1. Wine folly is a great blog,I took the Are You a Wine Snob or Wine Awesome? (Quiz). I got wine beginner :-)


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