A Framework To Understanding Wine
Excellent article about how to taste wine from Grande Passione (Jean Charles Viens & Franco Conti)
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 (
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A collection of people, sites, apps, tools and other products that anyone can use to learn about and appreciate cocktails and spirits.
Interesting Who's Who for the cocktail industry, such as David Wondrich, cocktail historian and author.
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.
Confrérie de la Saint-Vincent et disciples de la Chanteflûte
Bacchic confraternity of Burgundy promoting the Mercurey appellation in the Côte Chalonnaise.
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".
Geographical Digest Webinar Series
The SOMM Journal—in association with National Geographic and SommCon—invites you to participate in a free wine-tasting webinar series called Geographical Digest.
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.
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.
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.
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 Confrérie des Vignerons de Saint-Vincent-Mâcon
Promotes, at home and abroad, the fine wines, white and red, of the Mâconnais.
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 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.
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).
Master-the-World™ Learn to Taste Like a Pro
Subscribers can look to improve their tasting skills and expand their wine knowledge via carefully curated blind-tasting kits, conveniently delivered monthly to their door.
Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
TOTCF programs Educate, Advance, and Support the global drinks industry. The Stories section has many interesting articles on techniques, recipes, tours, history, news, wellness, and more.
The Alchemist's Wine Perspective
Alexander J. Pandell, Ph.D. (Chemistry) provides reliable wine information and reviews from the perspective of a scientist. Describes a numerical descriptor (not rating) system from 1-5 called CNFATE ("sin-fate") -- Color, Nose, Fruit, Acid, Tannin, and End -- and an indicator called TFR (Tannin-to-Fruit Ratio). The CNFATE/TFR system avoids the repetition inherent in describing wine with words and allows for a concise, organized, logical listing of wines. CNFATE and TFR are used to arrive at a 100 point score.
The Cablis Wine Festival
Tasting in late October presented by Les Piliers Chablisiens (Pillars, or supporters, of Chablis)
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).
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".
Wine Routes for Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta, and Rioja Oriental
Landscapes, Heritage, Accommodation, Wineries, Restaurants and Bars
Rioja Alavesa Wine Route:
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Rioja Oriental Wine Route:
Online booking platform designed to make wine tastings and tours more accessible with an interesting focus on many little known wine regions in Europe (Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland), as well as the expected places (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, U.S., Uruguay) and some unexpected (Bolivia, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, U.K., Vietnam). Broad view of eno/gastro tourism as any activity that allows visitors to experience the winery, the vineyards, or the surrounding wine region. They also provide surveys and reports such as the impact of COVID-19 on wine tourism.