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THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND links to wine-related websites that will help you continue your wine discovery. Whether you're looking to learn more about buying wine, find out about local wine events, or consult other great sources for oenophile information, you’ve come to the right place.

American Institute of Wine & Food
A non-profit educational organization devoted to improving the appreciation, understanding, and accessibility of food and drink.
www.aiwf.org

Decanter
A great wine resource, Decanter magazine is sold in 92 countries and includes in-depth information on the latest wine news, events, and, of course, buying and serving wine.
www.decanter.com

Vinography
Arguably the most popular wine blog on the web, Alder Yarrow's blog provides near-daily commentary on everything from wine reviews and news to events and trends.
Vinography.com

The Wine Advocate
Online home of venerable print publication The Wine Advocate, this site includes information about weekly wine picks and Robert Parker's much-debated point system.
www.thewineadvocate.com

Wine Business
Daily news site aggregating top stories in wine industry news, job listings and other wine-related topics. Email feed available for direct-to-inbox news reports daily.
www.winebusiness.com

The Wine Institute
An advocacy association representing California wineries, The WI supports market development, media relations, research, and educational programs benefiting the California wine industry.
www.wineinstitute.org

Wine Spectator
Online home of respected wine publication Wine Spectator. The site includes articles from the latest issue, tasting notes, wine job postings, blogs, and other useful content.
www.winespectator.com

Wine 2.0
A social site that brings together trendsetting winemakers, executives, entrepreneurs and consumers in the spirit of celebrating the increasingly prevalent blend between wine and technology.
www.winetwo.com

Beverages & More
This large California retailer sells beer, cigars, and spirits in addition to more than 3,000 wines. Pick up your order from one of their 50 California stores or have it shipped to you direct.
www.bevmo.com

Costco
Browse and buy from the warehouse store's online collection of interesting wines from around the world. Be aware, however, that currently Costco only ships direct to a handful of states.
www.costco.com

Dean & Deluca
Although this gourmet grocery store does not sell wine online, they do have a host of wine-related products including glassware. And don't miss their outrageously delicious gourmet food selections!
www.deandeluca.com

K & L Wine Merchants
K & L offers simply the best selection and prices in San Francisco. The online store has lots of handy features including real-time listings of new arrivals and detailed tasting notes.
www.klwines.com

Snooth
Groundbreaking new site offering personalized wine recommendations, ratings and reviews, and seamless connections to purchase wines at hundreds of top e-tailers with a single click.
www.snooth.com

Wine Access
This very handy website lets you search for just about any wine and find retailers near you that have it in stock. Live in the boonies? Many retailers can ship wines to you direct.
www.wineaccess.com

Wine.com
The world's largest online wine store contains over 14,000 selections as well as clever categories, such as 90+ point wines under $20 and most popular gifts.
www.wine.com

Wine Exchange
This Southern California gem has more than 3,000 unique and rare wines and usually offers them at great prices. If you can't make it to their store in Orange, visit them online!
www.winex.com

Wine House
Online home of West LA-based wine warehouse featuring a great selection of wines from around the world. Knowledgeable staff is adept at taking orders over the phone and shipping is reliable.
www.winehouse.com

Wine Web
This site provides access to over 32,000 wineries contained in its database. Some wines are available directly through the site, and others are available for purchase from winery web sites.
www.wineweb.com

Local Wine Events
The self-proclaimed "World's Leading Food and Wine Tasting Events Calendar," this site provides links to both domestic and international wine events. Coverage includes tastings and classes.
www.localwineevents.com

Wine Events Calendar
This useful site contains information and links to sites regarding current wine events, including festivals, competitions, tastings, and trade events.
www.wineevents-calendar.com

Court of Master Sommeliers
American Chapter of the UK-based organization dedicated to recognizing those who have achieved the highest credential in the wine and spirits service industry.
www.mastersommeliers.org

Culinary Institute of America
Online home of the world-renowned CIA. The site includes information on the school's rich history and an online application for prospective students. Where would wine be without food?
www.ciachef.edu

Institute of Masters of Wine
The IMW is dedicated to educating members of the wine trade. The comprehensive curriculum has been in existence for more than 50 years and there are only 249 MWs worlwide.
www.masters-of-wine.org

International Sommelier Guild
ISG is a New York-based educational organization that instructs members of the wine and service trade in Canada and the US. Introductory and advanced courses are available.
www.internationalsommelier.com

Learn About Wine
LAW is a Los Angeles-based company that provides wine classes, tastings, and special events for wine enthusiasts. Online tools include wine vocabulary and restaurant know-how.
www.learnaboutwine.com

Les Dames d'Escoffiers
An organization that supports women hospitality professionals including chefs, wine professionals, and writers who also contribute to their communities.
www.ldei.org

Society of Wine Educators
The SWE supports the efforts of individuals who teach about wine or spread knowledge of wine through the wine trade, wine writing, or wine production and distribution.
www.societyofwineeducators.org

 

 
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