www.bordeaux.com--- official website for Bordeaux; well-designed and noticeably
detailed; especially useful for those with a general background in
www.decanter.com--- arguably one of the finest wine magazines in the world; their
website offers all sorts of detailed information on which wines to
watch out for, notes on which winemakers and estates that are making
the news, vintage charts, as well as endless lists of archived articles
relating to different subjects on wine.
www.germanwinecanada.org--- not the largest website, but one that nonetheless offers much in
the way of assisting people in learning to comprehend the
over-complicated German wine labels.
--- official website for New Zealand wine; contains a large amount of
useful information, from different NZ regions and wineries to upcoming
www.rhone-wines.co.uk --- official website of the famous Rhône
winegrowing region of France; contains an impressive amount of
information on different sub-regions and wine estates, as well as
--- an excellent website for those
interested in learning more about the basics of French wine.
--- a free online 'television show' (or blog) run by Gary Vaynerchuk,
which is really quite informative, if not a bit hocky; I suspect the
wine world will be hearing and seeing more of this intriguing
individual in years to come --- one more thing, if you do not like
Robert Parker, this 'live blog' is probably something you are going to hate.
www.twis.info--- (The Wine Info Site) in all honesty, I stumbled onto this site by
accident, and was delighted at all the useful information it contained,
especially for those curious about the varying (and
increasingly-important) marketing aspects of wine.
www.wineaustralia.com--- official website for Australian wine; offers an immense amount of
information for those interested in learning about such things as
different Aussie wine regions and wine styles.
www.wine-journal.com--- an excellent indepedent website that provides detailed information
on wine regions throughout the world, as well as information on
specific wineproducing estates; owned and operated by Neal Martin.
--- operated by Robin Garr, this page carries a fine array of useful
information on many things pertaining to wine; regrettably, however,
there are an inordinate amount of advertisements on the site.
www.wikipedia.com--- believe it ore not, this ever-growing online encyclopedia is a
superb source of all types of wine-related information; just be mindful
of things that might seem blatantly incorrect (such as Merlot being a lesser
www.winespectator.com--- detailed website created by the wine magazine of the same name;
specializes in Californian wine, but offers plenty of wine scores (out
of one hundred), vintage charts, and well-written articles. NOTE:
Unfortunately, you do have to subscribe to the website to access any
relevant information, but it is worth the cost.
www.wosa.co.za--- official website for learning about winegrowing in South Africa, a
wine-producing nation that has made incredible leaps in quality in the
short span of only about ten years.
www.1855.com--- the contender for the best wine-buying website on the entire
Internet; this site has more fine wines than most warehouse stores
(seriously). NOTE: Unfortunately, they do not ship to Canada or the
United States, but that doesn't mean one can't have the wine delivered
to a European residence to be picked up at a later date (I do this all
the time); after all, that's what friends and family members in Europe
are for; prices are excellent.
www.bbr.com---- one of the finest wine stores in London, Berry Bros. & Rudd
exports a hugh selection of top-quality wines around the world,
specifically via their magnificent website; their main store is located
in London, England at 3 St. James St. (not to be missed if travelling
to the U.K.); prices are quite reasonable.
www.costco.com--- famous bulk retailor that offers all sorts of premium wines at very
decent prices; unfortunately, they do not ship to Canada.
www.premiergroup.net--- based in New York state (they have an outlet right near Buffalo),
this store has a very pleasing selection (NOTE: While they only ship
throughout the U.S., because they are so close to the Canadian border,
paying them a visit is hardly difficult).
www.wine.com--- an easily-accessible website, based in the United States; selection
is very large and prices are quite good (NOTE: Unfortunately, they only
ship throughout the U.S.).
---- located near New York City, Zachy's Wine is one of the largest
retailors of wine in the U.S., with an absolutely gigantic selction of
wines from which to peruse (NOTE: unfortunately, they only ship
throughout the States); prices are notably competitive.
www.localwineevents.com--- the best website for keeping informed about wine events around the
world that I have ever encountered, from tastings going on in Toronto
to week-long festivals happening in London, England! A website to check
www.nataliemaclean.com--- a very good website to learn about (among other things) different wine events going on in Toronto.
--- an excellent site to visit to learn about all sorts of wine events
going on throughout the year in Toronto and southern Ontario (along with the rest of Canada).
--- a good site for checking out listings of wine bars and large-scale
annual wine events (though I am not sure if I would trust the reviewers
an informative, colourful website established by Adam Plackett, a resident of
North Toronto; has all sorts of up-to-date information on events taking
place in Toronto, from wine festivals to actual wine tours.
www.wineaccess.ca--- an interesting website (when it is up to date) that does have a
section on wine events taking place in Toronto and the rest of Canada.