Recommended sites for more information
One of our primary purposes is to bring wine and related product
consumers and producers closer together. The following companies offer products, services
or information of exceptional quality. We can heartily recommend each of their sites as
ones that truly warrant your time. Tell them Brentwood Wine Company
Benziger Family Winery - A pretty site with lots
of information about the best made every-day-costing wine on earth. Includes
information on the only vineyard tram tour in the wine country and their "farming for
flavors" program. www.benziger.com
Chateau Ste. Michelle - The Pacific Northwest's first, biggest, and counterintuitively best winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle produces, among other things, extraordinary vineyard designate Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay from exceptional sites in eastern Washington. We offer the top wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle in our Wine Shop. www.ste-michelle.com.
Columbia Winery - Under the direction of Master of Wine David Lake, Columbia Winery produces some of the very top wines of the Pacific Northwest, specializing in vineyard designate Cabernets and Syrah. We offer the top wines from Columbia in our Wine Shop. www.columbiawinery.com
Fess Parker Winery - Owned by the American icon of the same name (and the third famous Parker in the wine business) this winery produces some of the top wines in the central Coast region of California. The site also also contains information about lodging at the romantic winery site. We offer the top wines from Fess Parker Winery in our Wine Shop. www.fessparker.com.
Geyser Peak Winery - When deep pockets meet traditional and progressive winemaking, the result is exceptional, and exceptionally interesting, wine priced way below its quality level. We offer the best of Geyser Peak's wines in our Wine Shop. www.geyserpeakwinery.com
Guenoc and Langtry Winery - Located 90 miles north of San Francisco, the 23,000 acre Guenoc Estate, claiming some of the oldest vineyards in California. Guenoc specializes in Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. www.guenoc.com
Iron Horse Winery - One of the very top echelon
of sparkling wine producers in the New World, including bubblies famous for being served
in the White House, Iron Horse also produces exceptional still wines from their property
in the Green Valley of Sonoma County. We offer the top wines from Iron Horse in our
Wine Shop. www.ironhorsevineyards.com.
Wine Related Products
Riedel glassware - A beautiful site with great
graphics and information on the world's best glassware. Scientific evidence that the
shape of the glass really can improve the enjoyment of wine. www.riedelcrystal.com
Wine Technology, Inc. - Publishers of Robert
Parker's Wine Advisor and Cellar Manager software, the best way to manage
your wine cellar as well as to search virtually all of Robert Parker's tasting notes.
Also publishers of The Wine Price File book and software,
containing all major wine auction sales for the proceeding year and key sales going back a
decade. We rely on both references heavily and offer the Wine Price File in
our Wine Shop. www.winetech.com
Wine Information Sites
Wine Market Journal - The best source of wine valuation information in the world. For a modest subscription fee, you get access to continually updated average prices for all important wines at all major wine auctions in the world, both live and online. Over 1 million trades are recorded for over 50,000 wines. The search has been updated to be easier to use, and quarterly hard copies are available. Brentwood Wine Company uses this as our primary information source for valuing wine. A must for the serious wine collector. www.winemarketjournal.com
The Compleat Wine Geek - One of the most irreverent, friendly, and absolutely hilarious personal wine appreciation sites around, these folks really know their stuff. VERY highly recommended! www.compleatwinegeek.com
LocalWineEvents.com - The
largest Wine & Spirits events calendar
North Carolina Wine - Extremely informative site about all aspects of the growing North Carolina wine industry including winery listings, winemaking in the Tarheel State, and legal issues. www.ncwine.org
Restaurant Wine - Written by Ronn Wiegand, MS, MW bi-monthly, this exceptional newsletter and website provide unbiased tasting notes and reviews as well as professional insight into restaurant management and wine list development. Click below.
Robert Parker Online - The official online home of Robert M. Parker, Jr. "the world's most powerful critic" according to the LA Times. The site itself has "something for everyone" according the the NY Times. The site provides a huge searchable database of tasting notes and ratings from The Wine Advocate, Parker and Rovani's wine and food comments published nowhere else, articles and wine information from The Wine Advocate and Parker's books plus the unique Find It Online feature which makes it easy to shop on the Internet for wines rated by Parker. www.erobertparker.com
Strat's Place - A treasure trove of information for the wine (and garden!) lover. From wine pronunciation, to wine auction results, wine labels and how to clean wine glasses properly, there's no other site like it. And it's all done for the love of it. Refreshingly non-commercial and very useful. www.stratsplace.com
The Vintage Port Site - Described
by the website as "The web site for people serious about Vintage
Port", and we agree. Excellent reference site for vintage
information and tasting notes. Highly recommended! www.thevintageportsite.com
Wine Love - Very informative and well-known site that claims to be "Your guide to the art and joy of wine tasting. Passion. Wine. Lifestyle!" We agree! www.winelove.org
Wine on the Web (WOW) - Wine on the Web, otherwise known as WOW, is a constantly updated magazine/information center with news, vintage charts and audio-interviews from wineries worldwide. Headed by Editor, Andrew Jones, best-known in the US and UK as the broadcaster The Flying Wine Man. Includes ever-growing directory of online wineries from Algeria to Uruguay. www.wineontheweb.com
wine-pages - Established in 1995, wine-pages is Europe's - and one of the world's - most popular wine-information sites. Top wine writing talent joins Tom Cannavan to bring you recommendations, information, reviews and heaps of interactive wine content. Also houses the UK Wine Forum. An entirely independent site - and all for free! www.wine-pages.com
Wine Skinny - Robyn Tinsley and crew have one of the best, most all-encompassing wine information sites we've found. Friendly and extremely informative, with reviews and information about everything from the wines themselves to label artwork, and a wonderful newsletter as well. Go get the "Skinny!" www.wineskinny.com
Wine Spectator Magazine - The widest circulation wine lifestyle magazine on the planet. A deep library of wine ratings (really only useful is you buy a subscription, though), and a great breadth of articles on wine, travel, wine auctions, cooking and personalities. Very commercial but still great. www.winespectator.com
Portland Wine Storage - Secure, climate controlled storage for fine wine in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. Special terms are available for customers of Brentwood Wine Company, and we will deliver wine there for free. They also offer inventory, inspection and shipping services for their customers. www.portlandwine.com
El Camino Wine Storage - Safe, state of the art, and secure storage of your private collection in the heart of the San Luis Obispo region. www.califwinelockers.com
Strong Box Wine Cellar Two - State-of-the-art wine storage facilities on North Side of Chicago since 1987. They are the largest provider of temperature controlled wine storage in the Chicago area. They will receive your shipments and hold them in a secure holding room until you or your agent moves them to your personal wine locker www.winestorage.com
Wine Cave - Perfect wine storage conditions in a real cave, 60 miles north of New York City. A great site with audio entertainment and a refreshingly irreverent attitude. www.wine-storage.com
Wine Cellar Club - The largest wine storage
facility in Orange County, California. Good rates, and special services, too.
Marin Wine Vaults - Secure Temperature and Humidity Controlled Wine Storage for fine wine in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Napa California. Now you can store your wine safely, confidently and conveniently at the best self storage wine facility in California. At Marin Wine Vaults, you can count on the fact that we'll treat your wine investment like it were our very own. www.marinwinevaults.com
Vintage Solutions - A locally owned and operated Seattle area business, Vintage Solutions designs and builds custom wine cellars, storage racks and cooling systems for the proper storage of your wine investment. Take a look at some of their spectacular work at www.vintagesolutions.net
Taster's Guild - A nationwide affiliation of wine tasting groups, devoted to the informal and semiformal understanding and enjoyment of wine. There's likely a chapter near you, and if not, you can get help starting one. Probably the single most important grass-roots organization of wine lovers in the country. www.tastersguild.com
Wine Institute - A one stop site for keeping up
with the latest laws and legal efforts related to wine sales and direct shipping.
Somewhat dry and perhaps not updated as often as it could be, but it's all there.
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