The Real Cost of Becoming an Oenophile

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2011-12-08T16:39:51Z

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Magazines and Online

Wine magazines and websites can keep you updated on the latest reviews and vintages. One free site: The Wine Doctor, offers producer profiles, tasting notes and more.

$75: Annual subscription to Wine Spectator, 15 issues, plus access to the website. Online reference library is valuable.

$75: Wine Advocate, annual subscription, six print issues, published by Robert Parker Jr. -- reviews and vintage summaries, but no photos, illustrations or advertisements

$39: Pricing comparisons of nationwide prices for wine. A more-limited, free version is available, too. Annual subscription --

Running tally: $895