The French Food
companion site to Italian Food (see below); food and wine articles,
resources and recipes. Good site but you need to translate US
measures and terminology.
A winery guide and directory listing over 7000 wineries worldwide, with
tasting notes, articles, free monthly e-newsletter and more.
Italian Wines Direct
Italian Wines Direct is a family-run business that delivers Italian wine,
grappa and liqueurs in the UK.
Chris Kissack seems to have put this site up for much the same reasons as
I put up the Wrath of Grapes. Go there!
A resource for
locating and pricing wines across 1000+ wine stores.
The Champagne Club
Another good source of quotable quotes and other info situated down-under
Wine in Bali
Yes, they do! And anyone who can help identify the Muscat grape they
use would be welcome.
Buy online and some info about Burgudy.
A selection of drink related quotes.
III World Wine Forum
“Rioja III Millennium” is to be held in La Rioja on 22, 23 and 24 May,
2002, covering the major changes which the sector has to face in the 21st
Decanter magazine on the web. Very good, as you'd expect.
Purports to be the largest wie and winery index on the net. You can search
for a particular wine or just browse the index. When you have found
the wine you are interested in, you can post tasting notes or suggest new
The Economist has an excellent
survey of wine in its Christmas 1999 issue - well worth a look while it's
still on the website. (It's in Library/Surveys).
Tom Cannavan's Wine Pages
Christoph's Quarterly of The Good
Berry Bros. & Rudd
The Fuji Wine Page
Wine & Dine E-zine
Winelady's Choice International Wines
Worth a look!
Yummy - I can feel my weight increasing as I read!
Loads of Wine quotations and a list of other quotation resources as well
as wine info.
The Internet Movie Database
...including a quotations service. Contributed to this site's wine
"Straight talk in plain English about good wine"
Good general overview of wine; links to other sites.
All About Hangovers
Not quite a "wine and health" link :)
Wine Technologies Inc.
Robert Parker's Wine Advisor
Lots of great Oz and NZ stuff
Wine Information for Wine Lovers
The Wine Establishment
Esprit du Vin
Also known as enology.net, this is a
French non-commercial online wine magazine
A virtual Club for all those interested in wine in both a professional and
personal capacity. Discussion groups, small ads, etc
Amis du Vin
Discount French wines.
A century long established company based in Lyon, France. Over 3500 wine,
champagne, spiritual, beer and fine food products in an online store. Can
deliver in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Founded by a group of wine-industry professionals and independent of any
producer it aims to become the essential reference for Italian wines.
The Spanish Wine
Specializing in Spanish wine and with an e-zine of hints, news, ideas,
offers and useful information about spanish wines and gastronomy
Wine related stuff: "More than you need to know about
A new website about home brewing beer and wine
Home of the Candlebox, and the directory for wine racks, candle holders,
furniture, and accessories. (USA)
Bar accessories, wine accessories, barware and corkscrews. (USA)
The Wine Rack Shop
Offers wood wine racks for home wine cellars and wine rooms (USA)
Wine Labels World
Wine labels site in six languages
Vinoté wine cellar software and catalogue systems link numbered necktags
to wine records. Free download of wine cellar software.
The Instant Cellar Co.
A bit like the one I have myself
The Uncorked Cellar
The Uncorked Cellar is a wine guide and wine cellar software with
winery details, wine ratings, value guide, winemaker's notes, cellaring
guide, etc. Includes over 15,000 American, Australian, Canadian and New
Zealand wines. Evaluate up to 60 days for free.
Absolutely Nothing to do with Wine
Ten Ren Tea
I had the pleasure of trying some of their teas recently and will be back
for more. Try the Pearl Jasmine; it's amazing.
Organic single estate tea. Gorgeous.
Break the Chain
aims to reduce the number of people who routinely forward e-mail chain
letters without questioning their validity or long-term impact.
St. Francis Hospice
Wonderful people, with a great big Labrador providing TLC. Help them out!
St. Barnabus Hospice
St. Barnabus took care of my uncle John in his last days. They sell Teddy
Bears to raise funds.
The Irish Peatland Preservation Council
Dedicated to preserving Ireland's rapidly disappearing bogs.
An Taisce - The National Trust for
About the environment and planning in Ireland and An Taisce activities
nationally, Under new president (and one-time colleague) Eanna
Ni Lamhna it will hopefully lose some of the more loony elements and go
from strength to strength.
Composting and Wildlife
It's time to kick the peat habit and help save bogs by following the
IPCC's composting & wildlife gardening ideas.
Whale & Dolphin Trust
Commercial but excellent.
Mandatory daily fix of cynicism, especially for workers in the information
economy. Strange sense of deja vu!
KnowledgeBoard links people with people and the content they need to
nurture new ideas and innovations. It hosts and facilitates a
growing community of more than 1,200 active practitioners and researchers
in the area of knowledge management and related disciplines from more than
100 countries. You can even find stuff from me in there :)
Tired of those motivational posters around the office?
I love it!
The Universe Within
From the very big to the very small in power of ten increments - and lots
more Java tutorials.
Find out anything about anything; commercial but awesome.
The Work of Edward Tufte
Edward Tufte writes,
designs, and self-publishes books on information design, which have
received more than 40 awards for content and design.
The Yes (Prime) Minister Files
Everything you always wanted to know about one of the greatest comedy
series every produced (IMHO).
Mil Millington on things his girlfriend and he have argued about.
Gurteen Knowledge Website
David Gurteen is a knowledge consultant and an independent thinker,
researcher, consultant, author, and speaker.
JODI - The Journal of Digital
A peer-reviewed Web journal supported by the British Computer Society and
Oxford University Press. Very academic as opposed to pop science but
A multi-disciplinary research centre formed as a joint initiative between
the Departments of Computer Science and Education at Trinity College
Dublin. Its remit is to carry out research in the broad area of technology
A sampling of just some of the thousands of Grooks that this Danish
poet/scientist/architect/all-round human being wrote in his lifetime.
Irish Dictionary Online
Support this useful (for me anyway) resource.
The Plain English Campaign
Yes! And see my own contribution here.
The Bullfighter's Guide
Subtitled "Why Business People Speak Like Idiots", this is the site of the
book - and you should buy it: I giggled my way through it.
Politics and the English Language
George Orwell's excellent and taut 1945 essay contains excellent rules for
writing : "But you are not obliged to go to all this trouble. You can
shirk it by simply throwing your mind open and letting the ready-made
phrases come crowding in. The will construct your sentences for you --
even think your thoughts for you, to a certain extent -- and at need they
will perform the important service of partially concealing your meaning
even from yourself."
Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic
books (eBooks or eTexts).
The Economist Style
For anyone who writes - highly commended.
For anyone who is 'passionate about language'.
The National Puzzlers League
When you just can't get that last crossword clue!
The Elements of Style
The classic by William Strunk.
Maps, driving directions etc.
Ever fancy spending a while in a hermitage for a bit of peace and quiet
and communing with your soul?
The Bootstrapper's Bible
Probably the best advice for entrepreneur's I've ever seen and free to
download. (Right-click and save - it's big.)