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Interesting Links

From each individual appellation section, you will find hundreds of additional links to regionally specific literature, maps, industry organizations, etc.

Industry Suppliers

Corbin Counsel
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.
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National Organizations

Academy of Wine Communications
An organization of winery and public relations professionals dedicated to the promotion of wine journalism in the United States.
American Society for Enology & Viticulture
Wine and grape professionals promoting industry vitality through the exchange of information and the support of research and education.
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.
American Winery Guide is designed to help wine drinkers discover America's best wineries, wine tasting events, and wine tourism-related businesses.
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
Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society
TAPAS is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of all native Iberian varietals.
WineAmerica: National Association of American Wineries
WineAmerica’s mission is to encourage the dynamic growth and development of American wineries and winegrowing through the advancement and advocacy of sound public policy.
American Sommelier Association
American Vineyard Foundation
Canadian Vintners Association
Coalition for Free Trade
Court of Master Sommeliers
International Pinot Noir Celebration
la Chaine des Rotisseurs
Meritage Association
P.S. I Love You (Petite Sirah)
Rhone Rangers
Wine Market Council
Wine Writers' Circle of Canada
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers
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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 ( in addition to normal library services.
Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute - Texas Tech University
The mission of the Institute is to foster economic development and growth of the Texas wine and wine grape industry through education, research, and service.
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.
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Cool Climate Oenology-Viticulture Institute
Cornell Viticulture
Ecole de Viticulture du Quebec
Grapevine Wine Trail
Iowa State University Viticulture
Niagara College
Ohio State Univ. Grape Web
Texas A&M Univ Winegrape Network
TTB's Appellations of Origin
TTB's Wine Industry Statistics
U. California Davis Viticulture & Enology
USDA Crush Report
Viticultural-Enology Research Ctr-CSU Fresno
Viticulture & Enology Dept. Fresno
Walla Walla College Viticulture
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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.
Colorado Wine Industry Development Board
A portal to the exciting development of the wine industry in Colorado, whether you are an interested consumer, or a prospective grower/vintner.
Finger Lakes Wine Country Marketing Assoc.
A portal for touring the Finger Lakes appellation, with relevant information on the 65 wineries, accommodations, and a variety of other attractions.
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.
Go Taste Washington Wine Country
Your guide to Washington wineries, vineyards, wine bars, tasting rooms and wine appreciation in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
Michigan Vine
"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.
Nevada Wines and Vines
NV&W intends to raise money as a non profit, invest in vineyards and wineries and reinvest the proceeds. We have a great starter project with UNR.
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.
A Taste of Yolo
Alabama Wineries and Grapegrowers Association
Alexander Valley Winegrowers
Allied Grape Growers (Calif)
Amador County Wine Grape Growers Assoc.
Amador Vintners Association
Arizona Wine Growers Association
Association of BC Wine Growers
Blue Ridge Wine Trail
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance
California Cabernet Society
Canandaigua Wine Trail
Cayuga Wine Trail Association
Central California Winegrowers
Central Coast Wine Growers Association
Chautauqua Lake Erie Wine Trail
Clarksburg Wine Growers Association
Colorado Wine Association
Columbia Valley Winery Assoc.
Connecticut Wine Trail
Coombsville Vintners and Growers Assn
Cross Timbers Wine Trail
Destination Lancaster
Discover Lehigh Valley
Dutchess Wine Trail
El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association
El Dorado Winery Association
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Fair Play Winery Association
Family Winemakers of California
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
Georgia Wine Council
Grand Valley Winery Association
Grape Growers of Ontario
Heart of Sonoma Valley
Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Humbolt Wine Association
Icewine Review
Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission
Indiana Winegrowers Guild
Iowa Wine Growers Association
Keuka Wine Trail
Lake Chelan Wine Growers Association
Lake County Winegrape Growers
Lake County Winery Association
Lake Erie Wine Country
Lake Ontario Wine Trail
Leelanau Peninsula Vintners
Leelanau Penisula Vintner's Association
Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Assoc.
Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau
Lodi District Grape Growers Assoc
Lodi Winegrape Commission
Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Com.
Long Island Merlot Alliance
Loudoun Wine Trail
Loudoun Winegrowers Association
Maryland Grape Growers Association
Maryland Wine Industry
Maryland Wineries Association
Mendocino Winegrape & Wine Commission
Mendocino Winegrowers, Inc
Michigan Wines
Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association
Monticello Wine Trail
Napa County Farm Bureau
Napa Sustainable Winegrowing Group
Napa Valley Vintners Association
New Brunswick Grape Growers Association
New Mexico Winegrowers Association
North Carolina Wine Country
North Carolina Winegrower's Assoc.
NorthWest Wine Coalition
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Oakville Winegrowers
Ohio Grape Industries Committee
Ohio Wine Producers Association
Oklahoma Grape Growers & Wine Makers Assoc
Ontario Wine Society
Paso Robles Westside Grand Crew
Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance
Pennsylvania Wine Association
Piney Woods Wine Trail
Placer County Wine & Grape Association
Ramona Vineyard Association
Red River Wine Trail
Rocky Mountain Association of Vintners
Roots to Wine
Russian River Wine Road
Rutherford Dust Society
San Benito County Winegrowers' Association
San Diego County Vintners Association
San Francisco Wine Association
San Gabriel Wine Trail
San Luis Obispo Vintners & Growers Assoc.
Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau
Santa Barbara County Vintners' Assoc.
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
Seneca Lake Winery Association
Sierra Grape Growers Association
Silverado Trail Wineries Assoc
Sonoma County Grape Growers Association
Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
Sonoma County Wineries Association
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance
Southern Oregon Visitors Association
Southern Oregon Winery Association
Spring Mountain District Association
Stags Leap District Winegrowers
Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association
Taste Washington
Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Assoc.
Texas Blue Bonnet Wine Trail
Texas Hill Country Wine Trails
Texas Hill Country Wineries
Texas Wine & Grape Growers Assoc.
The Fauquier Wine Trail
Twin Rivers Vintners Association
Umpqua Valley Winer Growers Assocation
Virginia Winegrowing Advisory Board
Virginia Wineries Association
Visit Loudoun
Viticultural Roundtable of Southwestern Ontario
Viticulture Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance
Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
Washington State Grape Society
Washington Wine Commission
West Sonoma Coast Vintners Assn.
Westside Road Wineries Association
Willamette Valley Wineries
Wine Artisans of Santa Lucia Highlands
Wine Council of Ontario
Wine Growers of the Grand River Valley
Wine Society of Texas
Winegrowers Association of Georgia
Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley
Wineries Indiana
Wisconsin Grape Growers Association
Wisconsin Winery Association
Yakima Valley Wine Growers Assoc.
Yamhill County Wineries Association
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Wine Education - Mainstream Media

Abbey of New Clairvaux
New Clairvaux Vineyard resides at Leland Stanfords original Vina Ranch 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.
Into Wine
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
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.
Wine Access
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
Wine Enthusiast
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
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.
American Gold Medal Wines
American Vineyard
Food & Beverage
Food & Wine
Internet Wine Guide
NYT Dining & Wine
Oklahoma Wine News
San Francisco Chronicle WineGate
Tasting Wine
Vineyard & Winery Mgmt.
Wine Country Network
Wine Explorer
Wine News
Wine Press Northwest
Wine Regions of Ontario Magazine
Wine X
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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.
Frugal Oenophile
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!)
Grape Radio
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.
LENNDEVOURS - New York Vines, Wines and Dines
The personal column of Long Island wine enthusiast and noted blogger, Lenn Thompson. Lenndevours covers the best food and wine that Long Island (and New York) has to offer.
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. 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.
Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar
Read by wine lovers in 28 countries, every issue includes in-depth articles and interviews, plus tasting notes on over 500 wines.
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. (Robin Garr)
The oldest, largest and most popular independent wine-appreciation site on the World Wide Web, hosted by the indefatigable Robin Garr.
Wines Northwest
A Guide to the Wine Country of the Pacific Northwest
All American Wineries
Billy's Best Bottles
Bipin's Wine Notes
Brad Harrington's West Coast Wine Net
Cincinnati Wine Garage - Tasting Notes and Other Stuff
Compleat Winegeek
Craig Pinhey - Frog's Pad
Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences
Dean Tudor's Newsletter
DeLong's Wine Info
Dr. Vino
Exploring Wine
Frank Baldock's Wine Express
Fredricksburg Wine Road 290
Gang of Pour
Gismondi on Wine
Grape Juice
Jancis Robinson
Jim Budd's
Liquid Assets
Little Fat Wino
Randy Caparoso's Culinary Wine & Food Adventures
Riesling Report
Rogov's Ramblings
The Wine Country Club (TWCC)
Thomas Jefferson Wine & Food Soceity
Tom Wark's Fermentation
Vintage Assessments
Vintage Voice
Whitley on Wine
Wilf's Wine Press
Wine & Dine
Wine Advocate
Wine Anorak
Wine Dining
Wine Zone (Napa)
Wines of Canada
Zin Zealot
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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.
Opimian Society
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.
Affairs of the Vine
AfricanAmerican Wine Tasting Society
Alberta Wine Institute
Ann Noble's Sensory Science
Atlanta Wine School
Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine
Carolina Wine Club
Culinary Institute of America
French Culinary Institute (of New York)
Fun With
Greater Kansas City Cellarmasters
International Pinot Noir Celebration
International Wine Academy
Kansas City Cellarmasters
Napa Wine Train
Oakville Winetasting Society
Orange County Wine Society
Pompous Twits
San Antonio Wine Guild
SF Sommelier
Taste DC
Tasters Guild New York
Toronto Vintners Club
United States Sommelier Assoc.
Vancouver American Wine Society
Vineyard Challenge (game)
Windows on the World Wine School
Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Wine Country Getaways
Wine Enthusiasts
Wine School of Philadelphia
Winetasters Society of Toronto
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Wine Accessories

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars
Custom designer of residential home wine cellars
Finely Corked
Unique collection of luxury corkscrews and wine accessories including Screwpull, Rabbit, Trudeau, Laguiole, Monopol, Riedel, L'Esprit et le Vin ... at low Internet prices.
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.
Cindy Wallace Ceramic Wine Tiles
Fine Wine Accessories
The Wine Rack Shop
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Wine Travel/Tours

The Preiser Key to Napa Valley
Napa's only comprehensive guide to restaurants and wineries. Recommended by Jansis Robinson.

Miscellaneous Links

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Appellation America - Online Wine Portal
Appellation America is a comprehensive online wine portal providing access to every winery, grape varietal and appellation on the North American continent. Its mission is have the best wine writers in the wine business working in each region to discover and develop distinct wine region identities, and then build appellation consciousness in the broader wine consuming culture.

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