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Favorite Wine Links

As part of our travels on the web, we have found a number of high-quality websites that we return to time and time again in order to get information or research certain wines. We have have posted these links here and will update them periodically.


Commercial Sites (Stores, Auctions, Software, etc.)

This group lists some of the best places we have found where you can order wines and wine accessories. Plus, if you have a wine cellar, it can be very useful to use some software to manage your tasting notes.
bulletBrentwood Wines. A nifty little auction site out of Oregon that often has classic wines to offer yet the bidding is light enough that you can get in at a price often much better than retail.
bullet Offers a full set of Parker's tasting notes on a subscription basis. Also has a really nice discussion board run by Mark Squires.
bulletK&L Wine Merchants. One of my favorite wine retailers, it offers consistently low pricing together with a very efficient website. As online wine auction websites go, this one is very efficient and often has very classy wines available.
bullet The Wine Enthusiast. Can't get much better than this site for wine accessories and storage options. Great site for online wine purchases.
bulletWine Technologies. I use this cellar management software. It includes all 45,000+ Parker tasting notes from 1992 onwards.


Enthusiast Sites

These personal pages are built more out of love for the vine than for purely commercial gain even though some of them boast thousands of newsletter readers! Nonetheless, for the most part, these are well designed, complete wine web sites worth keeping in your favorites list.
bulletCompleat Winegeek is a classy website with its own unique voice. If only some of the wine writers could write like this...
bulletDamn Good Wine. A fun, edgy wine site with a lot of good wine-related information.
bulletGrape-Nutz. Eric Anderson's web site include a lot of information about wine including article and more.
bulletHarrington's West Coast Wine Net. This site has a ton of information but is really driven by the discussion groups.
bulletMark Squires' E-Zine. An up-to-date (at least by each weekend) wine site with really nice personal touches.
bullet Richard Ross' Wine Lines. This website is put together by a professional wine writer and the quality shows.
bulletRobin Garr's Wine Lovers Page. This site has everything from tasting notes to discussion groups to a great daily or weekly newsletter.
bulletTom Cannavan's Wine Pages. This site is updated daily with new wine tips and professionally written information.
bulletThe Wine Doctor. An English site, this site appears to be focused on French wines but includes restaurants and other musings on wine.
bulletWine Geeks. A clever site offering the ability to track a simple cellar.
bulletWine Tasting HQ.
bulletVirtual Tastings. Providing fun, easy to understand wine reviews, ratings, stories and guides. Participate and rate wines yourself..


Our Favorite Wineries

This is our short list of wines that we love. Some of these are large wineries -- some are very small. All make lovely wines that we have purchased for years. Some of these are well-kept secrets (don't spoil them) but here goes...
bulletBetz Family Winery
bulletBrick House Winery
bulletCasa Nuestra
bulletCayuse Vineyards
bulletDeLille Cellars
bulletDuckhorn Vineyards
bulletMatthews Cellars
bulletMcCrea Cellars
bulletReininger Winery
bulletSpottswoode Winery



All of the publications listed below offer services from their websites. Some are limited in the number of back articles that are available or the number of tasting notes that they keep available for free.
bulletDecanter Magazine
bulletTastings Magazine
bulletWine Press Northwest
bulletWine Spectator


Other Sites

Some sites simply refuse to be categorized. Here are some interesting items that we have found in random searches of the web.
bulletParker versus Prial: The Death of the Vintage Chart
bulletWine Tasting in Philadelphia. The Wine School of Philadelphia.


Reciprocal Links

If you have a wine-related website that you think would be of interest to us and would like to exchange links, please send us email with details about your website, including the URL that you want us to link to, and we will evaluate whether we think there is a good fit with our interests. We would appreciate posting a link from your site back to our pages using the following HTML code:

<a href="">The Ragens Wine Pages: Wine tastings, book recommendations, and favorite wine web sites</a>

Other wine sites that link to ours include:

bulletBordeaux Central Wine ebooks, magazines and links to interesting wine websites
bulletWine Pack UK
bulletBuy Wine Online! Wine clubs plus gift delivery of wines and gift baskets.
bulletGreat Wines Made Simple. Wine and winery related information for the enjoyment of fine wines.
bulletVirtual Tastings. Fun, easy to understand wine reviews, ratings, stories and guides. Participate and rate wines yourself.




Wine Enthusiast - Ultimate wine accessories site! The Wine Enthusiast is a great source of glassware, serving and preservation systems, in addition to self-contained wine cellars and other wine storage options. If you're not sure what you need, the company offers a list of 'Recommended' items that cover a wide range of needs through their home page.

Wine glasses, decanters and more: Many choices are available including Riedel and Spiegelau crystal stemware and decanters. Plus, there are many products to clean and care for your glassware.   


Serving and preserve your wine, from the most elegant decanters to chillers, coasters, drip savers and more. When we want wine by the glass (when we don't think we'll finish a bottle), we use the WineKeeper which automatically fills the bottle with nitrogen to preserve the wine.
Corkscrews Corkscrews and cork pullers are essential tools. Wine Enthusiast has a wide variety of devices including the traditional Laguiole corkscrew to the smooth Rabbit Corkscrew leverpull types. Storing your wine doesn't have to be difficult. Wine Enthusiast offers everything from free standing wine cellars to wine racks and cooling systems that can be installed in a closet or a corner of the basement.   
Finally, for great deals, don't forget to check out the clearance items and the Wine Cellar Outlet Store areas.


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