Best Other Wine Websites
We love the feedback that BWU$20 subscribers give us about this website, but there are some other very good wine websites out there. We’re happy to share the ones we recommend.
1. Wine Review sites
The Winefront – This is a pay site, but offers the most accurate reviews by Gary Walsh, Campbell Mattinson and Mike Bennie. Lots of reviews, lots of imported wines, all price groups.
James Halliday’s Wine Companion – the big one, but the online version is an awkward thing to use. Very commercial these days, lots of offers from sponsors etc
2. Interesting Wine People
Peter Bourne the Wineman – The wine educator and talking wine guide. Tastings, wine appreciation courses and more
Jefford on Monday – Andrew Jefford’s intelligent insights into the wine business on his Decanter Blog
Drinking out loud – Matt Kramer’s irreverent blog at Wine Spectator
Drinkster – Philip White’s off-the-wall and in-your-face wine blog
the key report – Tony Keys’ insights into the wine business down under
GLUG – This is the website of David and Richard Farmer, and it’s a treasure trove of pithy wine industry commentary going back a decade
Gourmet Traveller Wine – glossy, you find the best writers here and interesting stories. Group tastings and new releases too.
Winestate – lots of tastings but bitsy and poorly organised
Decanter – Top British wine magazine
Wine Spectator – Top US wine magazine
WineBiz – Australian wine industry news, free daily email
4. Assorted sites of interest
The Collectionary – a fascinating site that showcases the beautiful, the unusual and the whacky aspects of wine bottles, corks, tools, books and more.
Yardsellr Wine Block – the Facebook page that goes with the Collectionary
5.Links to sites about Sparkling Wine
All About Champagne from Wikipedia
Champagne – Decanter: Six of the best houses to visit
Making Sparkling Wine – Nicks website has all the details