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20 Jan 2017: Yes I know this page needs revising. Please send any new non-commercial links or advise me of bad links - thanks.
New Zealand Wine Sites and Wine Show results
New Zealand Winegrowers Official New Zealand Wine website
The New Zealand Wine Directory Linking You to The Wines Vineyards and Viticulture of New Zealand.
NZ Show results Easter Show, NZIWS, Top 100, Air NZ and other competition results
Sydney International Wine Competition Information and Results
Allan Campbell's Wines and Wineries of NZ Comprehensive info on NZ wines, regions and grape varieties.
Bob Campbell MW New Zealand's own Master of Wine.
New Zealand Vineyard Accommodation A great resource for the wine tourist.
HortWeb Wine, grape and viticulture links - part of the NZ Infohelp series.
Geoff Kelly's Wine Reviews - Serious, prosaic wine reviews of local and international wines by the NZ winewriter who pioneered scoring of NZ wines in the 1980's.

Favourite Wine Sites from around the World
The Wine Lovers Page Robin Garr has one of the original wine web sites. It is one of the most interesting and all encompassing sites dealing with wine. There are different departments, wine notes, discussion forums, advice services and much else. Well worth a visit.
Ric Einstein's home of the impenetrable art of red wine bigotry - everything you need to know (and a lot you donít) about Australian Red Wine. He's forged a reputation as The Opiniated Red Bigot'.
The Wine Republic - Articles and wine reviews from Irish master of Wine, Martin Moran.
Andy's Scribblings Andy Barrow scribbles his tasting notes from the UK.
Nat Decants Award winning writer Natalie MacLean from Canada. Check out her articles.
Jancis Robinson My favourite wine author. Robert Parker's web site - author of the Wine Advocate.
The Pinotage Club All you ever wanted to know about Pinotage, and more from passionate pinotage lover, Peter May.
Tom Cannavan's Wine Pages from Glasgow. Also hosts the popular UK wine forum.
The Wine Doctor Chris Kissack's tasting notes and his year-long undertaking to understand Burgundy - by drinking it.
Jamie Goode's Wine Anorak. Excellent features on 'cork taint' and 'terroir' plus an insight into some UK vineyards.
The Compleat Winegeek - From the Alpha Geek - Chris Coad. Enjoy his witty and picturesque writing.
Professional Friends of Wine - great site choc full of useful information. Wine and Satire.
Lisa's Wine Guide Lisa's wine site continues to develop with a wealth of information on all things vinous.
Hannu Lehmusvuori's Wine of the Week from Finland. Wine and amazing photos.

Talk about Wine around the World
The Wine Lovers Disussion Group Forums Food, Wine, Travel, Restaurants, everything. The best International wine forum anywhere.
Auswine For all things Australian with a little New Zealand.
StarForum More Australiana from WineStar.
Robert Parker's Bulletin Board moderated by Mark Squires.
The UK Wine Forum Hosted by Tom Cannavan.
Wine Therapy A NY-centric forum with a sense of humour.
Bordeaux Central A community space with message boards.

Read News about Wine Excellent news source with monthly archives.
Benson Marketing Wine and E-Commerce news links to other sites.

Looking for Wine Sites
WinePortalOnline - taste the difference!
WineReader - A Directory of Wine resources on the Internet

Looking for Wine
Wine Searcher - Find that bottle of wine - here in New Zealand or anywhere in the world.
Wine Searcher Stores - - Find a New Zealand retail store.

Learn about Wine
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology - Viticulture and Wine Science courses in the heart of wine country. Certificate, Degree, Diploma and Short Courses offered.
Tairawhiti Polytehnic in Gisborne - Certificate of Viticulture and Winemaking full time one year course.
Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay - Degree programs, Certificates and Diplomas both full time and part-time, with the 'Certificate in Wine' available by correspondence.

Job Seeking
Wine Industry Jobs - Job vacancies in the NZ and Australian Wine Industries.
NZ Wine Jobs Online - Specialist New Zealand wine jobs, jobseekers and networking referral service.

Wine Cataloguing Systems
Vinote - A unique cellaring system invented by a Kiwi ex-farmer.
The UNCORKED Cellar - Manage the contents of your home cellar with this downloadable cellar management software free to evaluate for 60 days. This Aussie site also has extensive links to NZ wineries.
WineBase - Another Australian cellar management and wine reference software package. Lots of links too.

My other interests
Neil and Sue's Geology Page Join us on our trip to Cyprus

More about New Zealand A New Zealand website search engine. — New Zealand Web directory and search engine. New Zealand's comprehensive Web directory. - A guide to what's on in Auckland.
New Zealand Wine and Food Blogs
NZ Wine Blogs
Sue Courtney's Vinous Ramblings My own wine blog, right here on
Independent Wine Monthly - Jane Skilton MW and Emma Jenkins share their thoughts on wine
The Wine Noter Raymond Chan's occasional notes on 'wine treasures', some from a long left cellar.
NZ Wine Blogger Wine Tour Guide and Wine Writer Phil Parker's foray into blogging
The NZ Wine Guy Someone in the industry with a sense of humour..
Bob's Wine Reviews Wine reviews from Bob Campbell MW - and it's free.
The Wine Barrel Neil Hodgson - Wine Columnist

Aussie Wine and Food Blogs
Ace High Wine full time writer Max Veenhuyzen, previously of '', has dedicated this new blog to his two passions - wine and poker.
Appellation Australia Cam Wheeler's exploration of Aussie wine.
Australian Wine Review International Wine Reviews from a very Australian point of view, this site is a collection of views, gripes and musings about all things vinous. David Lole, a passionate collector, cellarer and drinker of fine wine, share his views.
Fig Jam and Lime Cordial Celia's evocative food blog from Sydney, Australia.
The Wine Front Campbell Mattinson and Gary Walsh (formerly of Winorama). Some free content but most material only accesible by subscription.
Vino Diversity Australian wine made from less common wine varieties with Darby Higgs.
The Wining Pro Grant Dodd's Golf and Wine page.

Other Wine Blogs
There are hundreds and hundreds of wine blogs and I can't list them all. If you have a non-commercial wine blog and are willing to give me a reciprocal link, please email me to have your blog listed here.
Travels with Wine - wine travel throughout the world, including New Zealand.
oneoLogic Thor Iverson's blog.
Barry's Wine Notes & Memories A Liquid Journey.
Otto Nieminen's Repository of Useless Information - more useful than he thinks.
Winepress Blogger - Learn about wine with Winepress Blogger - free run knowledge of wine for beginners.

Women in Wine
Wine Women. Galia DALEVA GALMES has compiled a website that is dedicated to women in the world of wine.

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Print Wine Magazines on the Web
(save your money and read online)

United Kingdom
Talking Drinks (previously Harpers)

United States
Appellation America
Food and Wine
Simply Wine (Oregon)
Vintage Wine Magazine
The Wine News
Vineyard Winery and Management
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
Wines and Vines
WineX Magazine

Wine Access

Wine NZ Magazine
NZ Winegrower Magazine


South Africa


Other Useful Wine Resources

The 'Aroma Wheel' at "A.C. Noble's Homepage of Sensory Science"

The Wine Aroma Dictionary with Roseworthy's Richard Gawel - wine aroma cards, wine texture wheel and wine descriptors by grape variety.

French-English dictionary of Wine Economic Expressions. Joseph Paradi is passionate about corkscrews. His is a fascinating site that has everything any collector, enthusiast or just plain curious user of the corkscrews would ever want to know.

Pop over to Strat's Place for some creative ideas on what to do with your leftover corks.

Pascal Morabito's Jewels - the ultimate gift for the winelover who has everything.

If you are interested in biblical wine-related quotes, this is an excellent resource -

Grapes are not just the raw materials for wine. Check out another use at Fun With Grapes.

The Origins and Ancient History of Wine by Dr Patrick McGovern, a research scientist at the Applied Science Center for Archaeology in Pennsylvania.

Worlds of Wine - website of ex-patriot New Zealander Rod Phillips, the author of 'The Short History of Wine'.

Wines of the World
My resource page for Wines of the World
(including links to NZ regional sites).

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