Here is the quarterly ranking of web sites. Webmasters need not apply as the contest includes all sites. The table shows only the 165 ‘best’ — ‘best’ is evaluated with public website metrics. These figures permit to include all sites — not just blogs.
Herebelow is a story of the poll and an analysis of the results.
Wine authors that just stood out
Some sites have made a strong impact this quarter. The values (the dollars worth) that augmented most were those of:
These sites currently enjoy public recognition and more readers. The sites whose valuations increased tenfold in the past 12 months are:
Fortunately there are many other authors for you to read. Discover them by going through the list.
How to participate
Websites are automatically included in the contest as soon as I learn of their existence. To be eligible to the next issue of the Cellarer wine directory, the below conditions must be met:
- The main topic should be wine.
- Producing estates and wine sellers are excluded. Some of them run wonderful websites but the type of information is different.
- The purpose is to present sites with articles. This is why inventories of tasting notes (trackers) or cellar applications are excluded.
If you disagree with the directory criteria, please comment below or e-mail me.
You can follow the directory evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites .
Once the above conditions are fulfilled the websites are also considered for addition to another tool: a search engine dedicated to wine and food.
There is a complementary contest: the American Wine Blog Awards. It has a focus on US blogs and uses some subjective judgment by peers. The purpose is entirely different to that of the Cellarer ranking, which automatically includes all sites and is limited only by publically available data (which mostly is not directly influenced by peers).