From each individual appellation section, you will find hundreds of additional links to regionally specific literature, maps, industry organizations, etc.
R. Corbin Houchins, author of Notes on Wine Distribution, brings more than 36 years of experience as a beverage attorney to counseling suppliers of wine, beer & spirits and their attorneys.
|ShipCompliant by Six88 Solutions|
Software solutions for complex business problems in the wine industry. Six88's integrated modules address all levels of the direct-to-consumer supply chain from CRM and eCommerce to fulfillment and shipping compliance.
|Academy of Wine Communications|
An organization of winery and public relations professionals dedicated to the promotion of wine journalism in the United States.
|American Wine Society|
Members are wine novices, experts, grape growers, amateur and professional winemakers, chefs, wine appreciators, wine educators, restaurateurs and anyone else who wants to learn more about the appreciation of wine.
|Canadian Wine Trail|
Home of the All Canadian Wine Championships, established in 1981. The ACWC is the oldest and largest judging event solely for Canadian wines. Last year 932 wines from 133 Canadian wineries were critiqued.
|Free The Grapes|
Free the Grapes! is a national, grassroots coalition of consumers and wineries who seek to remove restrictions in 24 states that still prohibit consumers from purchasing wines directly from out-of-state wineries.
|Rosé Avengers and Producers|
Tired of being ashamed of loving rose wine...then it's time to "come out" and join RAP, Rose Avengers & Producers
Government & Academic
|Agriculture Network Information Center|
The Agriculture Network Information Center is a voluntary partnership bringing you selected, quality agricultural information. Missouri State University's Evans Library hosts the AgNIC-sponsored website for viticulture research in the US.
|Origins of Wine (Univ Penn)|
A must-visit website for winegeeks who want to yak about the truly old vintages. Also a healthy reminder that wine appreciation is just a fad...albeit one that began 7000 years ago.
|Shields Library-UC Davis|
The primary emphasis of the 27,000 volume Shields collection is on the technical & scientific, historical and cultural aspects of grape growing and wine making with strong holdings in the economic and business aspects of grapes and wine.
|Sonoma County Wine Library|
Located in Healdsburg with a global perspective on wine, the SCWL offers an online clippings data base service (winefiles.org) in addition to normal library services.
|VESTA Program of Missouri State University|
The goal of VESTA is to establish programs of study in viticulture and enology through collaborations with educational institutions, government and industry tailored specifically for the Mid-America region.
Regional Industry Organizations
|(California) Wine Institute|
Wine Institute brings together the resources of 715 wineries and affiliated businesses to support legislative and regulatory advocacy, international market development, media relations, scientific research, and education programs.
|Anderson Valley Winegrowers|
A modest but effective portal to the history, happenings and wineries to visit in this exciting little appellation which is building such an enviable reputation for its superb sparkling wines.
|British Columbia Wine Institute|
The BCWI functions to create an internationally competitive wine industry and has the mandate to establish standards for 100% British Columbia wine and to certify compliance with those standards.
A group of wineries exploring alternatives to the more conventional and familiar varieties cultivated in California promoting Cal-Italia wines, Italian varietals from California terroir.
|California Association of Winegrape Growers|
CAWG protects the interests of winegrape growers, fights for their needs and provides them with the information and tools they need to remain competitive, well-informed and profitable.
|Garden State Wine Growers Association|
Last year New Jersey's wineries produced more than 140,000 gallons of wine (approximately one million bottles), ranking New Jersey among the top 10 wine making states in the nation. Click here and learn more.
|Long Island Wine Council|
In little over quarter of a century the Long Island wine industry has grown from one small vineyard to nearly 3,000 acres of vines and over two dozen wineries producing world-class wines.
"From the Vine: Exploring Michigan Wineries" weaves intriguing stories about Michigan’s 51 wineries, the personalities of the hard-working winemakers behind the wines, and the unique experience of each destination.
|Napa Valley Grapegrowers|
NVG's goal is to promote and maintain the interests of independent grape growers in the Napa Valley and to contribute to the reputation of this valley as one of the premium winegrape growing regions in the world.
|Oregon Wine Board|
A model portal website serving the whole spectrum of consumer, media, and trade interests in Oregon wine; information packed and constantly updated.
|Puget Sound Winegrowers Asscoiation|
The "other" Washington AVA...and the one to watch as its growers get down to the serious business of Puget Sound terroir, and beyond sourcing their grapes in the bountiful Washington hinterlands.
|Russian River Valley Winegrowers|
The largest appellation in Sonoma County in the Northern California Wine Country, this is a rich appellation with 12,000 acres planted to wine grapes, the majority being pinot noir and chardonnay.
|Sonoma County Vintners|
Today, in Sonoma County approximately 133,000 tons of grapes are produced on nearly 48,000 acres of vineyards. And, as it was over 150 years ago, small family owned wineries continue to exist comfortably alongside larger entities.
|UnCork New York|
If it is your desire to learn just about everything you can about the New York Wine industry, then this is the place to start...if the info isn't on the site, UnCork NY usually has a pathway to it.
|Vintners Quality Alliance-Ontario|
The VQA Act sets the standards for the production of VQA wine and designation of appellations. In its capacity as Ontario's wine authority, VQA Ontario exercises delegated authority to administer and enforce the VQA Act.
Wine Education - Mainstream Media
BlueWine.com is a search engine containing thousands of sites related to the world of wine and spirits.
Decanter, the venerable British wine magazine, is required reading for everyone with an interest in wine - from connoisseurs to amateur enthusiasts.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate in special data base form. Updates to the wine database are released every sixty days shortly after each issue of The Wine Advocate is mailed.
A very informative website, best described as eclectic! If you want a refreshing change from yak about oak at your next wine club "seminar", visit INTO WINE and brush up on such topics as "Wine & Health" and "Wine and the Bible".
Northwest Palate magazine celebrates wine, food, and travel in the Pacific Northwest, encompassing Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, Alaska, and Northern California.
For people passionate about western pinot noir
|Practical Winery & Vineyard|
A number of publications cover the wine industry, each with its own unique perspective. Practical Winery & Vineyard is the only publication that focuses on the practical, hands-on aspects of winery and vineyard operations.
|Quarterly Review of Wines|
The venerable Quarterly Review of Wines has survived the internet revolution, as well as a host of publishing industry power plays, and year after year remains one of the best wine reads in the global wine culture.
Magazine and on-line publication written by Canadians, covering international and Canadian wines from a Canadian point of view.
|Wine Business Online|
The leading information and services provider for the global wine industry, publishes Wine Business Monthly, Wine Business Insider, and winejobs.com.
Much abridged material from the print magazine, but always good features online, plus access to their extensive tastings database, and a growing catalogue of industry resources, as well as their extensive retail product catalogue.
|Wine Report Magazine|
If you don't know that the wine culture is thriving in the Southeast, you haven't read Wine Report Magazine (print and online). PS: You don't have to live in the Southeast to take advantage of this great resource.
Wine Spectator Magazine has had a huge influence on the development America's wine culture. This subscription website is most useful for its archive of scored wine ratings.
|Wines & Vines|
Started in 1919, Wines & Vines and the industry survived Prohibition and blossomed together. W&V became the information resource for the grape and wine industries...she's the grand old dame of wine industry trade publishing.
Wine Education - Personal Columns
|Eric Asimov's "The Pour"|
Eric Asimov, chief wine critic for The New York Times, discusses the pleasure, culture and business of wine, beer and spirits.
Columnist Richard Best's interesting potpourri of reviews, articles, and the Frugal Oenophile's lexicon for wine tasting...also available in Japanese (eat your heart out that you didn't think of that!)
GrapeRadio is a radio show discussing wine related topics that is broadcast over the Internet using podcast technology.
Eric Anderson's bulging file cabinet of notes on tastings, winery visits, seminars, plus interesting wine labels...all digitized for the enjoyment of his many readers.
|Peter May's Unusual Wine Labels|
This site features unusual wines. Unusual varieties, wines from unusual places, wines with weird or funny labels. Yes, there is life beyond Chardonnay and Cabernet!
|Prince of Pinot: The PinotFile|
The PinotFile is a unique free weekly online newsletter dedicated to Pinot Noir featuring winery and winemaker profiles, Pinot Noir releases and reviews, and insider's information for acquiring artisanal Pinot Noirs.
Wine is a beautiful thing... Central Coast wines, wineries, information and education. redwinebuzz.com is the exclusive connection to California's Central Coast wine country and wines.
|Spivak on Wine|
Wine talk in plain English! A site devoted to restaurant reviews, travel essays, and reviews of wine ranging from supermarket labels to collectibles.
|The Wine Guy|
The "Guy" is Tony Aspler, the dean of Canadian wine literati, and his website is "like a good wine: constantly full of discoveries".
|Tom Cannavan's Wine Pages|
One of the world's most popular and longest running wine sites. Now a decade old, wine-pages brings you lots of Tom, plus the world's top wine writers with regular columns, and exclusive features.
|Wine & Dine Radio|
The first internet radio program devoted to wine & food. Hosted by Certified Wine Educator and 30-year wine professional, Lynn Krielow Chamberlain, the WineFairy.
|WineLoversPage.com (Robin Garr)|
The oldest, largest and most popular independent wine-appreciation site on the World Wide Web, hosted by the indefatigable Robin Garr.
Wine Education - Tasting Groups & Courses
|American Institute of Wine & Food|
A non-profit educational organization with 32 chapters in the U.S. and in France, providing festive social gatherings at the local level to improve understanding and appreciation of food and drink.
A non-profit wine buying cooperative offering members a vast selection of wines not available through the government liquor boards. For decades, the Opimian Society made it possible to be an Oenophile in Canada!
|Professional Friends of Wine|
PfW is dedicated to increasing wine appreciation by providing wine education, wine information, and wine training, and offering wine opinions, while dispelling any and all snobbery and myth regarding wine.
|Wine Events Calendar|
The "what's happening" and "where'it happening" wine site for thirsty oenophiles on the make in the local scene, where ever that might be.
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|Vigilant Wine Cellars|
Vigilant is a premier manufacturer of distinctive and exquisite wine cellars, wine racking, wine cellar doors and other wine cellar storage products. Use our “Design Your Own” tool to build your own wine cellar.
A celebration of terroir through high quality appellation cartography
The ultimate source for every wine enthusiast. Manufacturers of fine wooden wine storage, custom wine cellars and wine accessories.
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