A selection of sites that will satisfy the enthusiast, the novice and the connoisseur.

Inspired by the work of Winerist in winning the award for Best Travel Website of the Year (the site organises wine centric holiday abroad) and the founders guest edit this week, we’re bringing you a selection of resources for the wine lovers amongst you, from storage options for your swiftly increasing cellar to courses for those of you who want to learn more; this is the selection of sites that will satisfy the enthusiast, the novice and the experienced connoisseur.


We’re serious fans of British wines and Nyetimber to our minds is amongst the best. English Sparkling wine that has passed numerous taste tests against French rivals, and passed with flying colours.


What an idea, a price comparison site for wine. All major online retailers are listed, so if it’s a well-known wine you’re after there are some serious savings to be made. Spirits are also listed so you can restock your entire bar/cellar in an instant with direct links to sellers.


We featured them in our Brains column and we’re still fans of the site that employs experts to rate specialist wines with the bespoke Vinopic scale. Founder Santiago Navarro, is at the helm of the site that takes a scientific approach to tasting.


There are few who haven’t heard of Naked Wines and their seriously efficient delivery service, not to mention exceedingly attractive offers. There’s an app, and also notably the angel scheme whereby you invest £20 per month and the company invests in independent wine makers which makes for great savings, not to mention inside information with which you can show off to your friends.


No annual fee and no pressure to buy, a single share in The Wine Society retails at £40, and gets you lifetime membership. Founded one hundred and thirty years ago, this is a resource where reassurance comes though heritage, at the forefront an ethos you can trust: to make the best wines available to members at the most reasonable of prices.


This authoritative and comprehensive domain deserves full marks for presentation, but further for the excellent educational approach it takes in offering courses of the highest standard. Alongside comes cellar planning (the long term approach) or the Wine Club with an excellent selection picked for you, as well an extremely handy search by price facility.


Wineware Racks and accessories are a paen to Bacchus, with an endless array of wooden racks, fridges for optimum temperature not to mention every glass size and quality known to man, decanters, cabinets also feature and don’t miss the Sale section for seriously special offers.

January 2015