Best wine sites as of January 2015

This article is a resource for you to find interesting sites. I have performed website appraisal on 500 sites and I have ranked only the top 250. Herebelow is an analysis of the results.

The big guns

Two Fort Riley soldiers compete in the 2005 Best Ranger Competition

More people look for food or wine information on the Web in the Autumn that in other seasons. This primarily benefits the information brands. This semester the sites that gained most traffic were (in decreasing order): Snooth, the Wine Spectator, CellarTracker, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Folly.

Conversely fewer and fewer people go and visit the small sites, I mean the ones that do not show in the selection because they are not enough visited. So we may have a vicious circle here : few visitors bring low visibility.


The recent holiday season has favoured the big sites again. Yet challengers already show in this list. You can expect some to rise higher in the next installment in April.

Everybody and their wine supplier now has a blog. Here is a list of only quality wine critics. So go on a reading journey by browsing the list of 100 best wine sites!

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.

Here are the metrics I use for rating the wine sites. You can follow the directory evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites blog RSS.

3 Responses to “Best wine sites as of January 2015”

  1. Tim Edison says:

    Hey there,

    I would love to be included in your next round of best wine blogs. Let me know if you need any further information from me!



  2. Bob Fyke says:


    Please consider my blog for your next list of best wine sites. Thanks very much.

  3. Hey Tim, I am happy to tell you that your website has entered the Wine Top 100 at number 79 there.