Google’s Top 100 Wine Blogs

We’ve come a long way since Jack Keller introduced the beginning of wine blogging back in ’03. Since then, the wine blogosphere has exploded and I’ve lost track of the number of blogs out there. Amazingly enough, using a key term “wine blog” on a search engine can return millions of hits! So how do you decide which ones you should visit?

There are a number of ranking systems out there (1) but I chose to use Google because they are really good at ranking sites and returning the most reputable and relevant content. If you doubt this method, check out their rigorous process on how they rank sites here – impressive stuff!

I created the “Google Top 100 Wine Blog” list by simply typing in a simple key term “wine blog” in the Google search engine. I then removed content that did not meet certain criteria, excluding blogs that haven’t been updated in over 3 months or websites that simply list other blogs. I also excluded blog directories, redirects, subsets or duplicates and blogs that heavily focus on content other than wine. There are a lot of blogs that call themselves a wine blog but focus more on things like travel, sports, etc., and I also excluded product type wine blogs (e.g. subzero refrigeration). (2)

Here is Google’s top 100 wine blog list for your reading enjoyment (3). The top five blogs may look familiar to you, but what’s great about this list and how it differs from others (1) is that you will find blogs you won’t find on any other list. This is clearly a ranking system that reduces bias and alienation, allowing readers to find great content. Based on Google’s rigorous indexing standards, blogs that rank near the top of this search result (this one resulted in more than 5 million hits) is commendable, and a congratulatory admiration is in order to those who made the list. Now seek out some of your newfound favorites and subscribe to their email newsletters and RSS feeds!

GOOGLE’S TOP 100 WINE BLOGS

Rank
Wine Blog
1
Vinography
2
Wine Library TV
3
Dr Vino
4
The Pour
5
Fermentation
6
Sharon’s Wine Blog
7
Winecast
8
Seattle Wine Blog
9
The Oregon Wine Blog
10
REthink Wine Blog
11
Professor Bainbridge
12
A food and wine blog – baltimore, md
13
Good Wine Under $20
14
Another Wine Blog
15
Food and Wine Blog
16
Wine Economics
17
Calwineries Blog
18
The Israeli Wine Direct Blog
19
Write for Wine
20
The Wine Collector
21
Pinotblogger: the Capozzi Winery blog
22
Sokol Blosser Wine Blog
23
Corked: A Wine Blog
24
HaKerem: The Israeli Wine Blog
25
The Fine Wine Blog from Berry Bros. & Rudd
26
German Wine Blog
27
Vinifico
28
Wine.Woot : The Blog
29
Good Grape: A Wine Blog Manifesto
30
Northwest Wine Blog
31
Trader Joe’s Wine Reviews and more on Jason’s Wine Blog
32
Napa Valley Wine Blog
33
Wine Blogging Wednesday
34
Jack Keller’s WineBlog
35
Enobytes Wine Blog
36
Tom and Melody’s wine blog
37
Home Wine Making Blog
38
Mosel Wine Blog
39
Virginia Wine Time
40
Italian Wine Blog
41
Oklahoma Wine News
42
Food & Wine – Tasting Room
43
Grape Radio
44
Detroit News Wine Blog
45
The Wine Camp Blog
46
Wilma’s Wine World
47
Just Grapes Wine Blog
48
Comfort Winery Blog
49
Thief Wine Blog
50
Box Wines Blog
51
Decanterberry Tales – The Vulgar Wine Blog
52
August Briggs Wines Blog
53
Wine Enabler Blog
54
Darryl Soljan’s blog
55
Wine4Freaks – Wine Blog
56
Vinotrip — A Maryland and Virginia Wine Blog
57
The Caveman’s Wine Blog
58
marianne’s wine blog
59
Vinicultured: A Wine Blog
60
The Bordeaux Wine Experience
61
Tri-Valley California Wine Blog
62
NJ.com: Wine Goddess
63
IN VINO SAN FRANCISCO
64
Dayton Daily News – Uncorked
65
Stacy’s Wine Blog – About.com
66
Blog GQ – Forked
67
Cocktail Beer Wine Blog – Nirvino
68
WineFetch Wines
69
Wine Tasting Association
70
la gramiere
71
Back Roads Blog
72
Seattle.pi.com – Two and a half glasses
73
Santa Barbara County Wine Notes
74
stlgrapes.com — My mostly St. Louis wine blog
75
Dragon Phoenix Wine Blog
76
Wine Truth: A Wine Blog For Everyone
77
Decant Stop Tasting Wine Blog
78
Wine Review Online
79
Hip Tastes Blog
80
Corkheads – with Jessica Yadegaran
81
OC Wine Blog
82
CellarBlog
83
Wine Life Today
84
STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG
85
Blue Danube Wine – Blog
86
Syncline Wine Blog
87
Winehiker Witiculture
88
Wine and Drinks – CHOW
89
Ray Johnson’s Wine Blog
90
Rob’s Wine Blog
91
Italian Wine Blog – Wine90 Blog
92
Verge Wine Cellars — Weblog of Verge Wine Cellars
93
Ken’s Wine Guide Blog
94
Bigger Than Your Head
95
mondosapore
96
Leelanau Peninsula wine blog
97
Napa Valley Winery Exchange :: Blog
98
Anything Wine
99
Cellar Rat
100 Joes’ Wine

(1) There are other existing lists that I recommend checking out as well, which include Local Wine Events blog list, Wikio, AlaWine, Alltop, Alexa, Vino PR. They all use different methods and techniques for generating lists, and I strongly recommend using more than one source to find all of the great wine blogs on the World Wide Web.

(2) I produced this search result mid-October, 2008. Keep in mind that Google results change daily. I recommend repeating the query often to find new blogs as they move up in Google rankings. Results also differ based on keyword selection, e.g. using the terms “wine blogs” or “winery blog” will produce different results.

(3) The above list is Google’s top 100 if you’re searching in the U.S. – searching from other countries will produce different results.