Here is the quarterly ranking of websites. Webmasters need not apply as the contest includes all sites. The table shows only the 250 ‘best’ — ‘best’ is evaluated with public website metrics. These permit to include all sites — not just blogs.
So lie back, relax, and enjoy comments on the results.
The site that gained most visitors in 12 months is Wine Enthusiast. The sites whose valuation most increased this year are the same plus Cellar Tracker and Fiona Beckett’s Matching Food & Wine (the latter because it is new and created by a well-known journalist).
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.
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 .
There is a complementary contest: the 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 publicly available data (which mostly is not directly influenced by peers).