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Best wine websites as of July 2013

Friday, July 19th, 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.

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).

Top 250 cooking blogs in 2013

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Here is Cellarer’s guide to the most popular cooking blogs. The contest includes all personal sites but the table shows only the 250 ‘best’ — ‘best’ is evaluated with public website metrics.

A comprehensive pool of candidates

The number of websites that I retrieve metrics for is a gigantic 960.

The multitude against the big

I chose to exclude magazines, that is sites that are written by many contributors. Press and firms have their means of getting known. I’d rather promote unique voices (blogs). So the top food blogs is a convenient tool for getting to know prominent culinary authors. Please tell me if you spot an item in the list that would have more than 2 contributors.

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 best recipe blogs, the below conditions must be met:

  1. The main topic should be cooking.
  2. The articles must be written by no more than two persons (not a team) — so as to screen firms.

You can follow the ranking evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites blog RSS.

How to discover cooking blog posts

There are ways to discover food-related sites. Here is the list of the best French food blogs. Selected blog posts are listed in the Cellarer planet.

Top 100 wine sites in April 2013

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Here is the quarterly ranking of web sites. Webmasters need not apply as the contest includes all sites. The table shows only the top 100. Selection is done from public website metrics. These figures permit to include all sites — not just blogs.


How to participate

Crowd of competitorsWebsites 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.
  3. The purpose is to present sites with articles. This is why inventories of tasting notes (trackers) or cellar applications are excluded.

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.

The best authors of vegan recipes

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Where to find vegan recipes? The contest includes all personal sites but the table shows only the 20 ‘best’ — ‘best’ is evaluated with public website metrics.

Definitions

Veganism is the personal practice of eliminating the use of animal products. Dietary vegans or strict vegetarians avoid animal products in their diet. So the websites listed here should not show any recipe with dairy or eggs.

Major movements

The number of vegan blogs expands by around 30% every year. This year Allyson Kramer, Vegan Lunch Box and Kathy Patalsky appeared in the top group (which expanded from 10 to 20 authors). Vegan Menu disappeared from the top group this year but it still ranks at #25.

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 best vegan authors, the below conditions must be met:

  1. The topic should be vegan cooking.
  2. The articles must be written by no more than two persons (not a team) — so as to screen firms.

You can follow the ranking evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites blog RSS.