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Educational Links

There are literally hundreds of web sites around the world relating to various aspects of wine education, wine production and wine marketing. The following are non-commercial and informational or educational in their focus.

Academy of Wine Communications — winery and public relations specialists dedicated to wine journalism in the US.

All America Wineries — an index and links to over 1,800 wineries in the USA.

l'Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Medoc — information on the 247 Crus Bourgeois producers in the Medoc.

Amador Wine Growers — dedicated to the wine growers of Amador County, California.

American Institute of Wine & Food — a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of food and wine.

American Society for Enology and Viticulture — dedicated to the exchange of information and the support of research and education.

American Sommelier Association — a national community of wine professionals and enthusiasts.

American Vineyard Foundation — raising funds for research in viticulture and enology.

American Vintners Association — the only winery trade association with a national membership.

American Wine Society — a national non-profit Consumer Organization that promotes appreciation of wine through education.

Bordeaux — everything related to Bordeaux wines and visiting the Bordeaux region.

Carneros Quality Alliance — an organization devoted to promoting and enhancing wines from Carneros.

CIA Wine Studies — professional wine education by the Culinary Institute of America.

Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin — an organization dedicated to making Burgundy - both the region and its wine - more widely known.

Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d'Alsace — the official home page of the vineyards and wines of Alsace.

El Dorado Winery Association — dedicated to El Dorado County, California and it winery industry.

Centro de Enologia y Viticultura — comprehensive information on the wines of Spain (Spanish only).

Family Winemakers of California — an association of California table wine producers.

German Wine Information Bureau USA official site of the German Wine Information Bureau.

German Wine Society — dedicated to improving knowledge of German wines.

Greek Wine Makers — information about the current state of Greek winemaking.

Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction — since 1859 this auction has raised money for the hospitals of Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wine production.

Inter Rhone — the official web site for the wines of the Cotes du Rhone and the Rhone Valley.

International Food & Wine Society — the official web site for the "world’s oldest and most renowned gastronomic society".

Lodi Wine and Visitor Center — dedicated to Lodi County, California and its wine country.

Long Island Wine Country — the official web site for the Long Island Wine Council.

Mendocino Winegrowers Alliance — the official site for Mendocino County, California wines.

The Meritage Association — American wines blended in the Bordeaux tradition.

Napa Valley Grape Growers — the official web site for the premium wine producers of Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Vintners Association — the trade association for 195 Napa Valley wineries.

National Wine and Grape Industry Center — from the Charles Sturt University, Australia's leading wine and food science school.

Oregon Wines — an online guide to Oregon wines, wineries and wine events.

Paso Robles Wine Country — the official site for the Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association.

Professional Friends of Wine — a group of wine lovers, each a grape grower, merchant, or restaurateur.

PS I Love You — a Petite Sirah Advocacy Organization.

The Rhone Rangers — an organization dedicated to wines from Rhone grape varieties grown in the US.

Rudd Center — the CIA's state-of-the-art facility for professional wine studies.

Russian River Wine Road — an association of wineries and lodgings in Northwest Sonoma County.

San Antonio Valley Vintners and Growers Association — Southern Monterey County’s San Antonio Valley.

Santa Barbara County Vintners Association — extensive information resource about Santa Barbara wine country.

SAPROS — the Botrytis wine club.

Society of Wine Educators — a professional development organization dedicated to wine education.

The Sommelier Society of America — the oldest wine teaching organization in the United States.

Sonoma County Wine Library — 5,000 books on wine and related subjects.

Sonoma County Wineries Association — dedicated to Sonoma County and its wine growing heritage.

Sydney International Wine Competition — international competition that judges wines alongside complementary food.

Tom Stevenson's Champagne & Sparking Wine Guide 2003 — 228 page book available for free download (in Acrobat format).

UC Davis Department of Viticulture — they grant a BS, MS or PhD in viticulture and enology, or related disciplines.

United States Sommelier Association — dedicated to the promotion and teaching of wine culture to wine professionals and wine lovers.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology — the origins and ancient history of wine.

Uruguayan Wine Guide a site designed to stimulate interest in Uruguayan wine.

The Vintage Port Site — detailed information about vintage port back to 1900.

Virtual Corkscrew Museum — a virtual cornucopia of information about corkscrews.

Washington Wine Commission — the official site of the wine growers the State of Washington.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust — the "leading provider" of vocational training for the Wine & Spirit trade in the UK and around the world.

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America — the national trade association of the wine and spirits wholesalers of the US.

The Wine Institute — the public policy advocacy association of California wineries.

Wine Intro — Lisa Shea's general wine education site.

Wine MBA — a degree program to help wine managers successfully anticipate change.

The Wine Road in Moldova — 5,000 years of wine making in the Republic of Moldova.

Wineanswers — a service to consumers provided by Wine Market Council, a non-profit organization representing the U.S. wine trade.

Winegrowers Association of Georgia — official site of the wine producers of North Georgia.

Wines from Austria — the Austrian Wine Marketing Board.

Wines from Spain — the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade.

Wines of Oregon — the official site of the Oregon Wine Advisory Board.

Wines of South Africa — the official site of the South African wine industry.

Yamhill County Wineries — dedicated to Yamhill County and its wineries.

Zinfandel Advocates — advocates and producers of Zinfandel.