Here is the quarterly ranking of websites. Webmasters need not apply as the contest includes all sites. The table shows only the 100 ‘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.
In a year Wine Folly has changed status from one of the promising wine voices to the most trafficked destination. It is even more used than wine apps (but this may change in the next holiday season when lots of people post tasting notes). Obviously other persons are now working at Wine Folly, other than Madeline Puckette the founder. The first personal voice in the stats is the French Scout ranked at number six.
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).