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"new". = new entry added during last page update August 9, 2017 .
All links on this page were last checked November 18, 2016. Former links were removed if those URLs were found taken over by "link farm" sites.

E-Tailer Reviews
Gratification Slow in Cyberspace

Wine Club Reviews Jessyca Frederick makes a specialty of locating, evaluating, and reviewing subscription wine clubs and putting the info on this very well organized, comprehensive, and user-friendly site.


WineAccess does not sell wine, per se, but bills itself as "the most complete shopping guide to fine wine on the web..." In fact, it is a sophisticated data base that integrates a very large list of wines with reviews and information from professionals and amateurs and a network of merchant sources, customized by ZIP code. Well-designed and easy to navigate.

PfW RECOMMENDS Wine Release logo. Wine Release lists imminent offerings from over 2000 wineries.

PfW HIGHLY RECOMMENDS WineSearcher logo.WineSearcher is a regularly-updated database of containing hundreds of thousands of wine listings from thousands of merchants world-wide. Both fast and very user-friendly, if a wine is not listed here, it probably can't be found. Also handy for assessing the value of a bottle or cellar, the "Free Mode" limits searches to sponsoring retailers (over 150); "Professional Mode" requires an annual fee for full access.

WineZap lets you find, price, and compare wines online across hundreds of retailers in the U.S.A.; also offers various browsing modes to search by good value, food match, gift suitable, etc.

California Wine Shops - San Francisco Area
More About Wine Sales on the Internet

Bacchus & Venus (Sausalito)
Draeger's Market
Jug Shop
K & L Wine Merchants
Organic Wine Company
Solano Cellars (Marin)
Weimax (Burlingame)

The Wine Club
(San Francisco & Santa Clara)
Wine Globe

California Wine Shops - Northern
Beverages & More
Bounty Hunter Wines (Napa)
California Reds (Monthly Wine Club)
Grape Tray (Fresno)
InVino (Napa)
Nick's Wine Corner (Fresno)
Taylor & Norton (Sonoma)
The Wine Consultant (Sacramento)
The Wine Steward (Pleasanton)

California Wine Shops - Southern
Green Jug (Woodland Hills)
Imbibe (Bakersfield)
Le Petit Vendome (Pasadena)
The Wine Country (Long Beach)
The Wine Monger (Austrian wines; Los Angeles)
The WineSellar & Brasserie (San Diego)
Wally's (Los Angeles)

East Coast, USA
67 Wine (New York City)
Andover Liquors (Massachusetts)
BevMax (New York & Connecticut)
Burgundy Wine Company (New York City) - esp. Burgundy & Rhône
BuyRite Wine & Liquor (New Jersey)
Englewood Wine Merchants (New Jersey)
Grapes of Norwalk (Connecticut)
Market View Liquor (Rochester, NY)
Millesima (Manhattan, NY) Bordeaux
Nicholas Roberts, Ltd (Darien, Connecticut)
Shop Rite Wines (Chester, New Jersey)
Shopper's Vineyard (Clifton, New Jersey)
SkyView Wines esp. Kosher wine (Riverdale, NY)
Sound Shore Liquor Pantry (New York)
The Wine Thief (New Haven, CT)
Timeless Wines (Virginia)
Uncorked Glen Falls (NY state wines)
Zachy's (New York City)

Midwest, South & West, USA
Brentwood Wine Company (West Linn, Oregon)
Esquin Wine Merchants (Seattle)
Liquor Mart (Boulder, CO)
Sigel's (Dallas)
Town Crier (Louisiana)
Wino World (Sand Point, Idaho)

Gourmet & Food Shops
Dean & Deluca - gifts & wine
Draeger's Market

Old & Rare Wines
"new". Benchmark (Napa)
Fine+Rare (UK)
Finest Wine
Pop's (Long Island)
Taylor & Norton (Sonoma)
Twenty-Twenty (West Los Angeles, CA)
VinoQuest (Redondo Beach, CA)

Marks & Spencer (UK) - leave it to the Brits to produce a model for what all online wine sites should contain: complete information, including alcohol content, etc., on each item; links to related educational info, videos, etc.; simple clear navigation, multiple group links and search criteria. (too bad they don't ship to the USA!)

Nationwide - USA
Club W offers customized monthly wine subscriptions based upon personal taste preference, sourced from multiple producers and appellations

Wine Shop at Home brings a wine tasting/buying party to your house (multiple cities, states)

Wine Match - cornucopia of wine and food matching links, advice, unique ways to access information (click "Local" button)

"Flash-Deal" sites specializing in limited-time discounts on wine
Wines Til Sold Out

Personalized Wine Labels
Etching Expressions - printed / etched bottles
Etched Images - hand painted or etched bottle artwork

South African Wines

Wine Shops / E-tailers (international)
Adnams Wine Merchant (UK) - accesories & gifts
American Cellars Wine Club ("Vinesse")
Artisans on Web
Auscellardoor - esp. Australian
Australian Wine Centre

Bubble Brothers (Ireland) - esp. Champagne
Bulgarian Wine Guild (Bulgaria)

Bill Warry's World of Wine formerly "Chateau Select" (UK)

Ditton Wine Traders (UK) - esp. Bordeaux

Enoteca Terra (Croatian, Dalmatian wines)
Finest Wine

Italian Wine Selections (Sorrento)

Kensington Wine Market (Calgary, Alberta)

Lucky Wines (Germany)

Organic Wine (Victoria, Australia)

Prime Wine

Roberson Wine (London)

Virgin Wines

Willow Park Wine & Spirits (Calgary, Alberta)
Winebroker.Com (Moscow)

Wine Web is a different model for wine commerce; a search-engine/portal to over 35,000 wineries and wine merchants.



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