Charlemagne Wine Club

Charlemagne Wine Club - Interesting Links        


December 2008 Food and Wine Matching

Some of our presenters
Robert Woodhead of Red Squirrel Wine
Sarajane Bartlett of Colasanti
Paul Cluver of Paul Cluver (Elgin) Estate
John Ducker
Warren Edwardes of Wines for Spice
Julia Trustram Eve from English Wine Producers
Vivienne Franks
Keith Grainger is author of “Grapewine"
Alun Griffiths MW of Berry Brothers & Rudd
Doug Harrison of Harrison's Wines in Pitshanger Lane
Simon Hayward of Waitrose
Penny Heyes of Great Wine Online
Lena Inger
Christos Ioannou
Nick Kontarides of Yamas Wines
Michael Kyberd of Red Hill Estate
Henry Laithwaite
Sandy Leckie
Wink Lorch
Paul Mapplebeck (often to be found at Central London Wine Society)
David McDonnell of Australia Direct
Willi Opitz - leading Austrian winemaker
Lindsay Oram
Christopher Parker of New Horizon Wines (from Virginia)
Will Parker of Waitrose
Mary Pateras of Eclectic Wines
Freddy Price
Stuart Rae of Wimbledon Wine Cellar
Linn Rothstein of Merry Widows Wine
Quentin Sadler
Charles Simpson of Domaine St Rose
Paula Sindberg, owner of Ultimate Wines
Patricia Stefanowicz MW
Graham Tigg and his Languedoc Wine notes
Nina Walters from Hatch Mansfield

Food and Wines
Some of our traditional post-tasting cheeses!
Pant Mawr Farmhouse cheeses
Caws Cenarth cheese
Harrison's Wine Shop and Delicatessen in Pitshanger Lane provides wine and food of exceptional quality and good value.
Graham Tigg's Languedoc Dining and Restaurant Reviews

Local Links
Charlemagne Wine Club is a member of Ealing Arts
NEWTS - North Ealing Wine Tasting Society
Ealing Today portal
Questors Theatre offers discounts for groups of 7 or more

Shiraz from Henschke 'Hill of Grace'


Interesting Wine References
Eat Drink Seek has listings and information about wine events around the UK, as well as other food and drink related festivals
Wine Pages has a vast amount of information including a wine course. is one of the largest resources of websites about wine and wineries on the Internet
Wine Lovers Page claims to be the oldest, largest and most popular independent wine-appreciation site on the World Wide Web!
Wine News from Google
Wein-Plus provides an international perspective from a German publisher
Wine Business News
The Internet Wine Guide
WinePress is focused on bringing news, advice and explorations into all aspects of wine
Wines & Vines is a professional publication on viticulture and vinification
Wine Business International is a wine trade magazine.
World of Fine Wine magazine
International Wine Review
An important wine science site is the UC Davis department of Viticulture and Enology
The excellent Australian Wine Research Institute
Jamie Goode's Wine Science book.
Keep up with the South African wine scene at
Able Grape is a dedicated wine search engine.
All About Wine is a US based directory of wine-related web sites
Wine Writing by Richard James - the alternative website for enthusiasts: tastings, vineyard visits, articles, news & opinions
Robert Parker's website
Decanter Magazine
Wine Spectator is the premier US wine journal
The Association of Small Direct Wine Merchants
UK Wines online is a guide to independent online wine merchants
Wine-searcher - a resource allowing you to find a particular wine through the lists of thousands of merchants worldwide.
m is an online directory of UK wine merchants
The Wine Index searches for specific wines from 1,000 merchants in UK.
eBacchus is a US website with a a growing database of wines, wineries, merchants, clubs, holidays and restaurants.
Love that Wine A huge free resource on wines available in the UK including reviews, tasting guides and wine ratings
The Wine Education Service
Wine & Spirit Education Trust organise wine education courses, spirits courses and wine tastings for professionals and enthusiasts in 47 countries worldwide. Association of Wine Educators is the UK professional body for wine educators.
Institute of Masters of Wine
The Wine Century Club is a free-to-join association of people who have tasted wines containing 100 (or more) varietals.
If you can't believe that there are so many varietals, check Thomas Mercer-Hursh's Database of varietals with over 3,000 entries.
Invest Drinks points out the risks in drinks investments and points out dodgy deals!
Interested in how much wines cost in France? See all the promotions at

Wine Blogs:
Tasted Online
Wine Travelguides by Wink Lorch
Jamie Goode runs the Wine Anorak blog
Jancis Robinson's Fine writing on fine wines
Tom Cavannan's outstanding Wine Pages website.
Quentin Sadler blogs about all aspects of wine in his idiocratic style. by Alder Yarrow is possibly the most comprehensive American wine blog
Richard and Toby Bailey's tasting notes
Tyler Colman A.K.A Dr. Vino explores the intersection of wine, politics and business
Alice Feiring is the wine columnist for Time magazine and runs her own blog
Craig Camp focusses on Italian wines as
Robin Hallwrites about wine in Georgia and related topics
Bertrand Celce offers French insights ranging from corks to the best Paris wine bars
Chris Kissack's WineDoctor site
Fiona Beckett is passionate about food and wine matching.
Good Grape is highly rated for business & industry perspectives
The Chateau Bauduc blog explains 13 unpalatable truths about duty on wines.
Don't miss 1 Wine Dude

Wine Speciality Businesses
See our Events and Offers page for details of companies offering specialist services, products and wine sales for wine lovers.

Wine-related Holidays
See our Events and Offers page for information about wine tours and residential holidays with a wine theme.

Please note that the inclusion of a site on our pages in no way represents a recommendation. However, if you have any problems dealing with a site please notify us and we will consider removing it from our listing.