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WINES BEERS AND SPIRITS OF THE NET

compiled by DEAN TUDOR

Member, Wine Writers' Circle of Canada, and Principal of Gothic Epicures Writing

This is an attempt to keep up with online resources devoted to wines, beers and spirits. Editions are posted bimonthly. Remember, it's not hard to be a wine writer. You just have to have opinions about wines and find someone to pay you for those opinions. Most wine merchants are no longer listed (I am not a commercial operation). Instead, try Yahoo Wine Shops


NEW ADDITIONS (repeated below in its proper section):

  • Liquor and Drink: Recipes
  • Emergency Food Supply

WINE NEWS FROM ALL OVER

  • Wine news via Google
  • Wine news via Yahoo
  • Wine news via Topix.Net
  • Wine news via NewsNow
  • Wine news via RocketNews
  • Wine news via Decanter
  • Wine news via Wine Spectator
  • Wine news via Harpers
  • Wine news via Winery Exchange
  • Wine news via Winebusiness.com
  • Benson Marketing News Monitor
  •  Monster Beer
  • http://www.yummyporkchoprecipes.com/

DISCUSSION GROUPS:

a) USENET/NETNEWS GROUPS (via Google):

  • alt.beer
  • alt.food.wine
  • fr.rec.boissons
  • fr.rec.boissons.vins
  • rec.crafts.brewing
  • rec.crafts.winemaking
  • rec.food.drink
  • rec.food.drink.beer
  • uk.food+drink.misc
  • uk.food+drink.real-ale

b) WEB FORUMS:

  • AusWine Forum
  • Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts Forum
  • Egullet
  • Mark Squires' Bulletin Board (Robert Parker)
  • StratsPlace Forum
  • Superplonk Forum
  • WEINFORUM
  • West Coast Wine Discussion Group
  • WineLoversPage Forum

c) MAILING LIST DISCUSSION GROUPS:

  • GRAPEGROWERS DIGEST -- profesional grapegrowers list
  • -- discussion on wine production
  • LCBO -- discussion of beers, wines and spirits sold in Ontario, Canada
  • -- single-malts
  • Wine About
  • The Wine Club
  • HomeBrew

d) WINE BLOGS

  • Vinography Wine Blog Portal
  • The Wine Blog

  • WORLD-WIDE WEB:

    a) WINES:
    Reference Materials:

     

    • Wine Links via Yahoo
    • Wine Clubs via Yahoo
    • Wine Events via Yahoo
    • Regional Links via Yahoo
    • Winetasting Glossary (Hawkins)
    • Wine and Food Books in Review
    • Vines.Org Wine Encyclopedia and DataBase
    • BATF
    • Open Directory Project: Wine
    • Wine Fetch (search engine)
    • Beverage Testing Institute
    • Alcohol: Problems and Solutions
    • StratsPlace
    • Wine Education Site
    • Wonderful Wines of the World
    • Wine Aroma Wheel
    • American Wine Society
    • Society of Wine Educators
    • Association of Wine Educators (UK)
    • Wine Writers' Circle of Canada
    • Internet Guide to Wine
    • Wine & Spirit Education Trust (UK)
    • Robin Garr's Wine Lovers' Page
    • American Society for Enology & Viticulture
    • Charles Sturt Univ., Australia
    • UC Davis Dept. of Viticulture & Enology
    • CCOVI: Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (Niagara, Canada)
    • First Click Resource Centre, CCOVI at Brock University
    • Wine Research Centre, UBC
    • Cephas Picture Library (food and drink)
    • Vinexpo (Bordeaux)
    • WineCommune (auctions)
    • Grape Pest Control (UCDavis)
    • IntoWine
    • Vinopolis exhibits
    • Alcohol in Moderation
    • Wine Searcher (catalogue prices)
    • Vintners.Com
    • The Wine Doctor/Dr.WineKnow (advice)
    • Wine Photographs (Claes Lofgren)
    • DrinkWine.Com
    • WineQuest, with Tim Hanni
    • Circle of Wine Writers (UK)
    • Chicago Wine School (Patrick Fegan)
    • Professional Friends of Wines
    • Fine Wine Diary
    • Local Wine Events (by city)
    • Tasting Wine
    • TradeWorlds (portal)
    • BestWineSites
    • WineAnswers.Com
    • WineCountryJobs
    • Wine Jobs
    • Canada Wine Jobs
    • Wine Industry Jobs (Australia and New Zealand)
    • International Wine and Food Society
    • BlueWine (search engine)
    • PoppingCorks (wine reviews)
    • Robert Parker's Vintage Chart (updated)
    • LCBO Vintage Chart

    E-zines and Magazines:

    • Yahoo Wine Magazines
    • Wine Spectator
    • Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
    • Decanter
    • Wine Enthusiast
    • Wine Access
    • Quarterly Review of Wine
    • Wine & Dine e-zine
    • Food & Wine
    • Vin Quebec
    • Winestate Online (Australian)
    • Winetitles, Australia (publication)
    • Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal
    • Mark Squires' E-zine on Wine
    • World Wine Watch Online
    • Tony Aspler, Wine Writer
    • Martin Field, wine writer
    • Jancis Robinson website
    • Happy Hours Ezine
    • Wine Press Northwest
    • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Section
    • Spirit Journal Ezine
    • Winemaker Magazine
    • Brew Your Own Magazine
    • RestaurantWine Newsletter
    • Vintage Assessments
    • Just-Drinks (beverage news)
    • BevAccess.Com
    • Grape Magazine (South Africa)
    • Vines Magazine
    • Crus et Saveurs
    • Billy's Best Bottles
    • Sophisticated Wino (Shari Darling)
    • "Nat Decants" free wine e-newsletter
    • Frugal Oenophile
    • Wine Express (Baldock)
    • Fiona Beckett's Food and Wine Matching
    • Ontario Wine Review
    • Wine Business International

    General Materials:

    • Wine Organizations (via Yahoo)
    • Wines on the Internet
    • WineWeb
    • Pressure Cooker Recipes
    • Society for American Wine (Canada)
    • Yak Shaya's Wine Pages
    • Wine Anorak
    • Tom Cannavan's Wine Pages
    • Toronto Vintners (society)
    • Winetasters Society (Toronto)
    • Orange County Wine Society
    • Wine B.R.A.T.S
    • GangofPour Tasting Notes
    • Origins and Ancient History of Wine
    • PFV: Primum Familia Vini
    • Rogov's Rambling's (wine writer)
    • Travel Envoy Wine Guide
    • TBM Menu of Wine Sites
    • Compliance Service of America (alcohol beverage industry)
    • Wine TradeWinds Diary
    • Personal Wine Pages via Yahoo
    • WineDay
    • International Sommelier Guild
    • Wine on the Web
    • SuperPlonk (UK)
    • CellarNotes
    • Master Sommeliers
    • S-Wine (consumer reviews)
    • Oxford Wine Society
    • WinoStuff
    • WineLabelsWorld
    • The Wine Coaches
    • Australian Wine Society (Toronto Branch)
    • The Wine Doctor (tasting notes)
    • Centre for Vine Affairs
    • WineScout
    • Women in Wine World
    • All About Wine
    • Wine Definitions
    • Savour
    • Fine Wine Diary
    • MetaWines

    Old World Wines (generally):

    France

    • Wines of France
    • Terroir-France: French wine guide
    • Quality French Wines (Vinternet)
    • Wines of Alsace
    • Alsace Route des Vins
    • Hugel
    • Domaine Paul Blanck (Alsace)
    • Emile Beyer, Alsace
    • Champagne Wines Information Bureau
    • Veuve Clicquot
    • Moet & Chandon Champagne
    • Champagne Lecler-Briant
    • Champagne Raymond Boulard
    • Lanson Champagne
    • Perrier Jouet
    • Mumm
    • Bordeaux.Com
    • Medoc Wines
    • Sauternes Wines
    • WineMega Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux Central
    • Ch.Lafite
    • Cordier
    • Chateau Latour
    • Ch.La Mission Haut-Brion
    • Ch.D'Yquem
    • Andre Lurton
    • Beaujolais Wines (official site)
    • Georges DuBoeuf
    • Wines of Beaujolais
    • Demessey Winery
    • Bureau Interprofessional Des Vins de Bourgogne
    • Burgundy Wines
    • BurgHound
    • Dom.Brocard, Chablis
    • J. Drouhin
    • Hospices de Beaune
    • Louis Latour
    • Hospice du Rhone
    • Vins Rhone
    • Chapoutier
    • Chanson Pere et Fils
    • Chateau La Nerthe
    • Domaines Bunan, Provence
    • Corsican Wines
    • Jura Wines
    • Loire Valley Wine
    • Val de Loire Wines
    • Gaillac Wines
    • Mas de Daumas Gassac
    • Languedoc Wines
    • Fortant
    • J & F Lurton
    • Coteaux de Languedoc Wines
    • Roussillon Wines

    Italy

    • VinItaly
    • Italian Wines
    • Italian Wines at ItalianMade
    • Vinomania
    • Piedmont Wines
    • Wine Toscana
    • Chianti Wines
    • Lungarotti
    • Bava Azienda Vitivincola
    • Consorzio del Marchio Storico - Chianti Classico
    • Sella & Mosca
    • Masi
    • Serego Alighieri
    • Michele Chiarlo, Piedmont
    • Prosecco Wines (Italy)
    • Marchesi Antinori
    • Frescobaldi
    • Fontana Candida
    • Castello Banfi
    • F.Ili Giorgi
    • Mionetto Prosecco

    Spain

    • WinesFromSpain
    • Spanish Wine Page
    • BestSpanishWines
    • Ribera Del Duero Wines
    • El Celler Catala (Spain)
    • Rioja Wine
    • Freixenet Cava
    • La Rioja Alta
    • Codorniu Cava
    • Bodegas Muga
    • Bodegas Torres
    • Consejo Regulador DO Jerez-Sherry Manzanilla
    • Gonzalez Byass sherry
    • E. Lustau Sherries
    • Harveys USA

    Portugal

    • Portuguese Wine Pages
    • Portuguese Wine
    • IVPT Portugual
    • Port Wines
    • Vintage Port
    • Madeira Wine Guide
    • Madeira Wine Company
    • Burmester
    • Casa de Sezim, Portugal
    • Calem
    • Newman Port Wine Vaults
    • Cockburns USA

    Germany

    • German Wines
    • Gault Millau Weinguide Deutschland
    • German Wine
    • Peter Ruhrberg's German Wine Page
    • Weingut S.A.Pruem
    • Weingut Dr.Loosen (Bernkastel)
    • German Wine Online
    • German Wine Estates

    Other Europe

    • The Swiss Wine Page
    • Hungarian wines
    • Luxembourg Wines
    • Greek Wine Page
    • AllAboutGreekWine
    • Greek Wine
    • Greek Winemakers
    • Cyprus Wines
    • Znovin, Czech Republic
    • Vslechovice, Czech Republic
    • Moldova Wines
    • Bulgarian Master Vintners
    • Plancic Bulgaria
    • Austrian Wines
    • Austrian Wine Marketing Board
    • Weinserver (Austria)
    • WineMonger (Austrian Wines)
    • UK Vines (English and Welsh Food and Wine)

    Middle East

    • Chateau Musar, Lebanon
    • Golan Heights Winery, Israel
    • Israeli Wines

    New World Wines (generally):

    United States

    • US Wine Release Dates
    • WineAmerica
    • Appellation America
    • All American Wineries
    • Weekend Winery (US wine guide)
    • California Wineries
    • California Wine and Food
    • California Wine Mall
    • Consorzio Cal-Italia
    • Wine Institute of California
    • Family Winemakers of California
    • Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association
    • Amador Vintners Online
    • Calaveras County Winegrowers Association
    • Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
    • Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission
    • Madera Vintners Association
    • Mendocino Winegrowers Alliance
    • Monterey County Vintners & Growers Assn
    • Napa Valley Vintners Association
    • Napa Valley
    • I Love Napa
    • Paso Robles Vintners & Growers Assn.
    • Petite Syrah, I Love You
    • Pressure Cookers
    • Redwood Valley, Mendocino
    • Rhone Rangers
    • Santa Barbara County Vintners Association
    • Sonoma County Wineries Association
    • Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance
    • SteveO's California Wine Touring Guides
    • ZAP: Zinfandel Advocates Producers
    • Ohio Wine Producers Association
    • Michigan wines
    • Finger Lakes Wine Trails
    • Finger Lakes Wine Country
    • Hudson River, NY, Wineries
    • Long Island NY Wine Council
    • Uncork New York: NY Wine & Grape Foundation
    • Seneca Lake Wine Trail
    • New York WineTime
    • Shawnee Hills Wine Trail (IL)
    • North Carolina Grapes and Wines
    • (Pacific) Northwest Wine Coalition
    • Wines Northwest
    • Washington State Wineries
    • Columbia Valley Wines, Washington State
    • Washington Wine Commission
    • Oregon Wine Advisory Board
    • Oregon Wines
    • Oregon Pinot Noir Club

    Canada

    • Wines of Canada
    • VQA Ontario
    • Ontario Wine Society
    • Viticultural Roundtable of Southwestern Ontario
    • Wine Council of Ontario
    • Little Fat Wino (Ontario news)
    • Niagara Grape & Wine Festival
    • Andres Wines, ON
    • Angels Gate Winery, ON
    • Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery, ON
    • Bellamere Country Market Fruit Winery, ON
    • Caroline Cellars, ON
    • Cave Spring Cellars, ON
    • Chateau des Charmes, ON
    • Colio Winery, ON
    • Creekside Estate Winery, ON
    • Crown Bench Estates, ON
    • DeSousa Wine Cellars, ON
    • EastDell Estates, ON
    • ErieShore Vineyard, ON
    • Featherstone Winery, ON
    • Harbour Estates Winery, ON
    • Harvest Estate Wine, ON
    • Henry of Pelham Wines, ON
    • Hernder Estates, ON
    • Hillebrand Estates, ON
    • Inniskillin Wines, ON
    • Jackson-Triggs Winery, ON
    • Joseph's Estate Wines, ON
    • Kacaba Vineyards, ON
    • Kittling-Ridge Winery, ON
    • Konzelmann Wines, ON
    • Lailey Vineyard Winery, ON
    • Lakeview Cellars, Ont
    • Legends Estate Winery, ON
    • Daniel Lenko Winery, ON
    • Magnotta Winery, ON
    • Malivoire Wine Co, ON
    • Marynissen Estate Winery, ON
    • Ocala Winery, ON
    • Pelee Island Winery, ON
    • Peller Estates, ON
    • Peninsula Ridge Estates, ON
    • Pillitteri Estates, ON
    • Quai du Vin Estate, ON
    • Reif Estates, ON
    • Riverview Cellars Winery, ON
    • Rockway Glen Estate Winery, ON
    • Royal DeMaria Wines, ON
    • Rush Creek Wines, ON
    • Southbrook Farms Winery, ON
    • Stonechurch Winery, ON
    • Stoney Ridge, ON
    • Strewn Winery, ON
    • Sunnybrook Farm Estate Fruit Winery, ON
    • 13th Street Wines, ON
    • Thirty Bench Winery, ON
    • Thomas and Vaughan Vintners, ON
    • Viewpointe Estate, ON
    • Vineland Estates Winery, ON
    • Waupoos Estates Winery, ON
    • Willow Heights Winery, ON
    • British Columbia Wine Institute
    • Okanagan Wine Festivals Society
    • Black Hills Winery, BC
    • Blasted Church Vineyards, BC
    • Blue Grouse Vineyards and Winery, BC
    • Blue Mountain Winery, BC
    • Burrowing Owl Vineyards, BC
    • Cherry Point Vineyards, BC
    • Crowsnest Vineyards, BC
    • Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery, BC
    • Domaine Combret, BC
    • Elephant Island Orchard Wines, BC
    • The Fort Wine Co., BC
    • Glenugie Winery Ltd., BC
    • Gray Monk Estate Winery, BC
    • Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards, BC
    • Hester Creek, BC
    • Hillside Estate, BC
    • Mount Boucherie Estate Winery, BC
    • Mission Hill Winery, BC
    • Paradise Ranch, BC
    • Quail's Gate, BC
    • Recline Ridge Winery, BC
    • Red Rooster Winery, BC
    • Saturna Island Vineyard and Winery, BC
    • St.Hubertus Winery, BC
    • Silver Sage, BC
    • Sumac Ridge, BC
    • Summerhill Wines, BC
    • Tinhorn Creek, BC
    • Township 7 Vineyards and Winery, BC
    • Venturi-Schulze, BC
    • Wild Goose Winery, BC
    • Vignoble de l'Orpailleur, PQ
    • Vignoble Morou, PQ
    • Grandpre Winery, NS
    • Sainte-Famille, NS
    • Jost Vineyards, NS
    • Notre Dame Wines, Nfld
    • Rossignol Winery, PEI

    Australia

    • Australian Wine Society (Toronto Branch)
    • Australian National Wine Centre
    • Australian Wine Centre
    • Australian Wine Online
    • Australian Wine and Beer
    • National Wine and Grape Industry Centre

    New Zealand

    • New Zealand Wines Online
    • Wines of New Zealand
    • New Zealand Wine of the Week
    • Wines and Wineries of New Zealand
    • Gisborne NZ Wines
    • Central Otago

    South Africa

    • The South African Wine Society (Canada)
    • South African Wine Pages
    • Ewine: South African Wines
    • Wines of South Africa (export association)
    • The Wine Society (South Africa)
    • Pinotage Club, South Africa

    Latin America

    • Mexican Wines
    • Wines Of Argentina
    • Argentine Wines
    • Wines of Chile
    • Chilean Wine Guide
    • Academia do Vinho, Brazil

    Wine Merchants (selective):

    • Yahoo Wine Shops
    • Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation
    • PEI Liquor Control Commission
    • Nova Scotia Liquor Commission
    • New Brunswick Liquor Corporation
    • Societe des Alcools de Quebec (SAQ)
    • Liquor Control Board of Ontario
    • LCBO Vintages Catalogues
    • Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
    • Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
    • Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
    • Preferred Alberta Liquor Stores
    • BC Liquor Stores
    • Vincor Wines & Stores
    • Ontario Imported Wine Spirit Beer Association
    • The WineFile (online listing of wines in Ontario)
    • Brunello Imports
    • Caliber
    • Charton-Hobbs
    • Churchill Cellars
    • Connoisseur Wines and Spirits
    • Corby's
    • Distillers, Vintners and Brewers Agencies
    • Eurovintage
    • H.H.D. Imports
    • Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants
    • John Hanna and Sons
    • Lacey's International Wine Merchants
    • Le Sommelier Agency
    • Lexcellent Wines
    • Lifford Agency
    • Noble Estate
    • Rogers and Company Wines
    • Vergina Imports
    • Vinifera Wines
    • WineWorld Importers
    • Woodman Wines and Spirits
    • Opimian Society, Canada
    • Global Wine & Spirits Brokers
    • Chicago Wine Company
    • Sam's Wine Warehouse, Chicago
    • Berry Brothers and Rudd, UK
    • Frederick Wildman, NYC
    • Premier Wines, Buffalo
    • Argonaut Liquors, Denver

    Winemaking:

    • Winemaking Links via Yahoo
    • Wine Kitz
    • Kamil Juices, Ontario
    • RJ Spagnols Beer & Winemaking Supplies
    • Canadian Oak Cooperage
    • Francois Freres Coopers
    • Joy of Home Winemaking
    • Fermentations (homebrew)
    • Amateur Winemakers of Ontario
    • Winemaking Home Page (Keller)

    Wine Software, Wine Furnishings, Other Vinous activities:

    • Wine Tours via Yahoo
    • Yahoo's Corkscrews
    • Yahoo's Wine Labels
    • Corkscrew Directory
    • Bacchus Antique Corkscrews
    • WineBase for Windows (cellar management software)
    • Cellar! Program
    • Avosvins 2.0 (software)
    • Wine Cellar II (software)
    • Robert Parker's Wine Advisor (software)
    • WinePriceFile (book and software)
    • Uncorked Software
    • Wine Master Software
    • Rosehill Wine Cellars (storage systems)
    • Wine Investments
    • VintageCellars Wine Storage
    • TasteTour
    • California Wine Tours and Accessories
    • Self-Designed Wine Tours of Italy
    • Wine Rack Shop
    • Fine Wine Racks

    b) BEERS:

    • Yahoo's Beer Links
    • Canadian Beer Index
    • World of Beer (Stephen Beaumont)
    • The Real Beer Page
    • Beer Hunter Online (Michael Jackson)
    • BeerAdvocate
    • New York City Beer Guide
    • Mediaeval/Renaissance Brewing Home Page
    • HomeBrewTalk Forums
    • Brew Organic
    • CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)
    • Brew Your Own
    • Brady's Homebrew
    • All About Beer Online
    • Brewers Association of Canada
    • Belgian Beer
    • Professional Brewers Page
    • Brewcraft
    • Merchant du Vin (beer)
    • World's Best Beers
    • Australian Beers
    • Beer in Toronto
    • Beer Festivals (worldwide)
    • HomeBrewFAQ

    c) SPIRITS:

    • Alcohol & Spirits via Yahoo
    • Le Cognac
    • Southwest France: Cognac/Pineau/Armagnac
    • Celtic Malts
    • Scotch Whisky Association
    • Scotch Whisky
    • Scotch Doc
    • Scotch Malt Whisky Society
    • WhiskyWeb
    • The Companions of The Quaich
    • StraightBourbon
    • Kentucky Distillers' Association
    • Tequila Page
    • Pulque, Tequila, Mezcal (New Mexico)
    • Distilled Spirits Association of New Zealand

    d) OTHER alcoholic drinks, combination sites (cider, mead, cocktails, et al.):

    • County Cider Company
    • Mead Made Complicated
    • White Winter Winery, WI (mead)
    • WebTender: online bartender
    • Drink Street
    • Latte Art
    • iDrink
    • Martini Guide
    • Liquor and Drink: Recipes
    • BarNone Drink Recipes
    • CocktailDB.Com
    • Extreme Bartending
    • Mixed Drink Recipes (at Extreme Bartending)
    • That's the Spirit (cocktails)
    • DrinkFocus
    • DrinkSite.Com
    • Fruit Wine Recipe