Best wine websites as of July 2013

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.

Holiday contestSo lie back, relax, and enjoy comments on the results.

Yearly trends

It’s confirmed: people use wine apps much more than wine forums now.
The site that gained most visitors in 12 months are Snooth, Wine Spectator and Cellartracker. The sites whose valuations most increased this year are the same plus Wine Searcher.

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:

  1. The main topic should be wine.
  2. 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 blog RSS.


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).

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2 Responses to “Best wine websites as of July 2013”

  1. WineMaps says:

    Thanks for moving up to the #24 spot!

  2. Porto Branco says:

    Very interesting your wine article. You are the best wine blog in world.

    Porto Branco