Best wine sites as of January 2016

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 10. 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 recent holiday season that at other times of the year. This primarily benefits the information brands. Conversely fewer and fewer people go and visit the small sites; that is why they do not show in the selection. So we may have a vicious circle here: few visitors bring low visibility. You can expect challengers to appear in the next installment in April.

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.

2 Responses to “Best wine sites as of January 2016”

  1. I am interested in understanding more about your rankings and how a website can improve their ranking.

  2. Paul Moretti says:

    Hi there,

    I came across your best wine sites list and wanted to share my own since it may not be on your radar. http://www.bottleseeker.com/

    I’m an Enology student at Las Positas college in Livermore, CA. BottleSeeker is a site I work on in my free time to help others discover wines to fit their tastes.

    Paul