ACEVIN (Wine Routes of Spain)

Food and wine tourism in Spain (Rioja)


Landscapes, Heritage, Accommodation, Wineries, Restaurants and Bars

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

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

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.

Jancis Robinson Event Calendar

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.

Great Wine Capitals

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

A Framework To Understanding Wine

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

B My Bordeaux


Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts

Fascinating analysis related to wine ratings

Global Wine Score Blog

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

Global Wine Score

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

La Confrérie des Vignerons de Saint-Vincent-Mâcon

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

Confrérie de la Saint-Vincent et disciples de la Chanteflûte

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 Saint-Vincent and Grumeurs de Santenay

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

Le Bailliage de Pommard

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

La Cousinerie de Bourgogne

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 des Trois Ceps

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

French wine societies

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).

Les Piliers Chablisiens

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

La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

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

The Cablis Wine Festival

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

The Festival of the Grands Vins de Bourgogne

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

Dijon International Gastronomy Fair

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

Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne

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

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

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 Chevaliers du Tastevin Tastevinage

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.

La Paulée de Meursault

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).

The Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune

Massive database of cocktails

Difford's Guide

World's largest and most active wine forum

Wine Beserkers

The Beverage Tasting Institute

The original balsamic vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena


The Wine Advocate Vintage Guide

Understanding Authentic Balsamic Vinegar

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 Century Club

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

Robert Parker

The Cook’s Thesaurus

Australian wine critic and presenter

Jeremy Oliver

Truth In Olive Oil


Visit Vineyards


Mo’s Bacon Bar

Campbell Mattinson

Arblaster & Clarke

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