Recommended Blogs and Wine Sites

Essential Tools

Cellar Tracker:

Wine Searcher:

Favorite Wine Blogs

Alder Yarrow’s Vinography:

A Long Pour:

Cory Cartwright’s Saignee blog:

David Tong’s Santa Cruz Mtns AVA Blog:

David White’s Terroirist:

Doug Wilder’s Purely Domestic Wine Blog:

Dr. Vino (Tyler Colman):


Jamie Goode’s WineAnorak:

Jeff Leve’s Bordeaux resource:

Lyle Fass’s Rockss and Fruit:

Martin Redmond’s Enofylz Blog:

Mulan Chan-Randel’s Blog:

New York Cork Report:

Niklas Jörgensen’s Madeira focused Mad About Madeira:

Steve Heimoff’s musings on the wine industry:

The Wine Doctor:

Thor Iverson’s Oenologic:

Tom Wark’s Fermentation:

Wes Barton’s Orchard:


Laura Rafaty’s Up the Valley:

Ron Washam’s HoseMaster of Wine:

Wine Bulletin Boards


Wine Events

Local Wine Events:

Pinot Days:

Russian River Wine Road:

Santa Cruz Mtns Wine Association Pinot Paradise:

Wine Publications/Newsletters

Allen Meadows/Burghound:


Jancis Robinson:

John Gilman’s View from the Cellar:


Stephen Tanzer IWC:

World of Fine Wine:

Wine Reference Sites

Alsace Resource:

Bordeaux Resource:

Eastern European/Central Asian Resource:

Flaws and Faults in Wine:

General Wine Reference Site:

Greek Wine Resource:

Kyle Phillips’s Italian Wine Review:

Peter Liem’s

Peter Reutter’s Madeira Wine Guide:

Piemonte Review: Piemonte Review

Richard Kelly’s Definitive Guide to the Wines of the Loire:

Roy Hersh’s For the Love of Port:

Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara Valley Wines:

The Rhone Report:

The Winemaking Home Page:

Wine & Food Pairing:

Wine Lovers Page:

Wine Retailers

San Francisco Bay Area

Beltramo’s (great selection, Saturday and special tastings):

The Jug Shop (Italian specialists, special tastings):

K&L (great selection, Saturday and special tastings, online sales):

Santa Rosa Fine Wine (rare, collector’s items):

Terroir Natural Wine Merchant & Bar (wine geek haven, open late):

Vin Vino Wine (Burgundy and Riesling specialists, every day tastings and special events):

The Wine Club (Friday and Saturday tastings):