Best wine websites as of July 2015

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.

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

Yearly trends

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:

  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.

Elsewhere

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).

6 Responses to “Best wine websites as of July 2015”

  1. stevie kim says:

    What about wine-searcher.com ?

  2. Hello,
    Can you please include my Blog in your list?

    Best Regards
    Gentil Moreira

  3. I would like to introduce you all my Italian Wine Blog: http://www.wineblogroll.com

  4. Thank you Francesco. I am sorry to say that your blog does not attract enough visitors to appear in the Top 100.

  5. Thank you Gentil. I am sorry to say that your blog does not attract enough visitors to appear in the Top 100.

  6. This is an excellent question Kim.
    When i started this ranking contest, the point was to list the wine voices that counted and those that were upcoming. I considered Wine Searcher to be an aggregator and so i did not include it. Now it appears that Wine Searcher is the wine search engine that won and cannot be avoided. So i included it this time. Thank you for making me think again!