Gentian Research Network

List of gentian drinks

Beginner online wine appreciation classes (fee-based)

Mastering wine - Jancis Robinson's Shortcuts to Success (,

Everyday Guide to Wine with Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan (,

James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation (

67 Pall Mall Virtual Events

London Wine Club

ACEVIN (Wine Routes of Spain)



Food and wine tourism in Spain (Rioja)

Wine Routes for Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta, and Rioja Oriental

Landscapes, Heritage, Accommodation, Wineries, Restaurants and Bars

Rioja Alavesa Wine Route:
Rioja Alta Wine Route:
Rioja Oriental Wine Route:

Jancis Robinson Event Calendar

Add details of any event designed for wine lovers (not wine professionals) by clicking on the Learn link in the horizontal menu along the top of any page and then on the Calendar link in the menu below that.

Great Wine Capitals

Network of 10 wine regions encouraging travel, education, and business exchanges between prestigious wine regions within Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Includes links for wine tourism, news, business, education, and wine.

A Framework To Understanding Wine

Excellent article about how to taste wine from Grande Passione (Jean Charles Viens & Franco Conti)

B My Bordeaux

Over 14.000 tasting notes on over 440 Bordeaux estates by Norwegian wine writer Christer Byklum

Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts


Global Wine Score Blog

Fascinating analysis related to wine ratings

Global Wine Score

An adjusted score aggregating the opinions of major wine critics from around the world

La Confrérie des Vignerons de Saint-Vincent-Mâcon

Promotes, at home and abroad, the fine wines, white and red, of the Mâconnais.

Confrérie de la Saint-Vincent et disciples de la Chanteflûte

Bacchic confraternity of Burgundy promoting the Mercurey appellation in the Côte Chalonnaise.

Confrérie de Saint-Vincent and Grumeurs de Santenay

Grumeurs ("tasters") meet on the Feasts of Saint Vincent and Saint John and in mid-November in the château of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy in 1376.

Le Bailliage de Pommard

Pommard wine brotherhood run by a woman holds inductions of new "bailiffs" in the spring and fall

La Cousinerie de Bourgogne

Founders from Savigny-lès-Beaune were the first "cousins" celebrating the hospitality of Burgundy but newer "cousins" need not be from Burgundy

La Confrérie des Chevaliers des Trois Ceps

Brotherhood of the Three Vines refers to the three main communes of the Auxerrois (Saint Bris, Chitry, Irancy) but promotes the wines and traditions of the entire region, from Coulanges to Joigny.

French wine societies

Bacchic brotherhoods are assemblies of professionals and wine lovers, who promote the wines of the region they represent in regular meetings called "chapters".

Les Piliers Chablisiens

Wine society whose pillars ("supporters") honors everyone who champions the wines and traditions of Burgundy, particularly Chablis. New "Pillars" are inducted in January (Saint Vincent festival), May (Saint Pig festival), and November (expo and tasting).

La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

Brotherhood of the Knights of the Tastevin hold meetings ("chapters") to promote the wine and food of Burgundy.

The Cablis Wine Festival

Tasting in late October presented by Les Piliers Chablisiens (Pillars, or supporters, of Chablis)

The Festival of the Grands Vins de Bourgogne

3 days of tastings held in November by the Confédération des Appellations et des Vignerons de Bourgogne (CAVB).

Dijon International Gastronomy Fair

Held for two weeks in early November at the Dijon exposition center

Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne

Week long trade show reserved for professional wine buyers held in each terroir. Held every other year in March.

The Wine Auction of the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges

Held one week before Palm Sunday at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot.

La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Tastevinage

Held Saturday night before the auction at the Hospices de Beaune. It is the first of the Trois Glorieuses de Bourgogne (three glorious days), the first being Le Tastevinage on Saturday night, the second being the auction on Sunday, and the third La Paulée de Meursault.

La Paulée de Meursault

Held Monday at noon the day after the auction at the Hospices de Beaune. La Paulée is a meal that marks the end of the harvest and is the third of the the Trois Glorieuses de Bourgogne (three glorious days), the first being Le Tastevinage on Saturday night, the second being the auction on Sunday.

The Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune

Held the 3rd Sunday of November at the Hotel-Dieu of Beaune. The auction is on the the Trois Glorieuses de Bourgogne, the other two being the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (held Saturday night) and the Paulee de Meursault (held Monday at noon).

Difford's Guide

Massive database of cocktails

Wine Beserkers

World's largest and most active wine forum

The Beverage Tasting Institute

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

The original balsamic vinegar

The Wine Advocate Vintage Guide


Understanding Authentic Balsamic Vinegar

Wine Century Club

Certification of self-proclaimed tasting of some number of grape varieties made into wine. Membership levels indicate the number you've reached: <100 (Demi), 100 (Regular), 200 (Doppel), 300 (Trebble), 400 (Quattro), 500 (Pentavini), 600 (Hexavin). Member with the most self-proclaimed varieties tasted is called "Le Grand Prix du Cepage".

Robert Parker

Brand of the world's most influential wine critic, now retired

The Cook’s Thesaurus

Jeremy Oliver

Australian wine critic and presenter

Truth In Olive Oil

Visit Vineyards


Mo’s Bacon Bar


Campbell Mattinson

Arblaster & Clarke

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