This is a list of non-subscription sources of information that I think are worth sharing.
- Cru Bourgeois – tells the history, with the 1932 and 2003 classification lists.
- FIVS – Paris-based global beverage organisation, with some useful reports in the public domain eg global sparkling wine report 2014.
- Alsace, with individual grand cru sheets eg Rangen.
- Alsace wine guide
- Burgundy Wine Board (BIVB).
- Costieres de Nimes (AOC), Gard, along with Lirac and Tavel.
- Cotes de Gascogne still wines, the production area is coterminous with that of AOC Armagnac.
- INAO, short for Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité, on 01/01/2007 it replaced 2 bodies – the Commission Nationale des Labels et Certifications, and the Institut National des Appellations d Origine (INAO); with the acronym INAO being retained. Drill down to specific appellations, some entries are short … AND an alternative more user-friendly guide by Vin et Vigne.
- Languedoc (AOC), official site, with lists of appellations eg AOC La Clape, denominations eg AOC Languedoc-Sommieres, and other info.
- Le Figaro Vin
- Loire Valley 
- Loire Valley 
- Rhone Valley wines, includes soil cross-sections.
- South-west France, A-Z denominations, comprehensive info.
- Bolgheri DOC
- Chianti Classico Consorzio
- Italian Wine Central
- Langhe region Consorzio – covering wines of Alba, Barbaresco, Barolo, Dogliani and Langhe.
- Valpolicella Consorzio
- Map of the Swiss wine regions – Romandie (French speaking cantons of Geneva, Neuchatel and the Three Lakes, Vaud and Valais), German (cantons of Graubunden, Thurgau et al) and Ticino (Italian speaking canton of Ticino).
- Swiss wine regulations – an official centrally set regulatory framework, within which the individual cantons are free to operate (in French). This is administered by the Federal Office for Agriculture (OFAG), which sets eg maximum yield in kg/sq.m., which is about 12 tonnes/hectare (GC Chablis is about 8 tonnes/hectare), but pretty much otherwise each canton sets its own regulations for varieties, yields (<=12t/ha) and so on.
- Vitiswiss – Swiss Federation for the Development of Sustainable Viti-viniculture.
- The Swiss Wine Industry. Mermier, P. 2002. Journal of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Vol.13, No.3, pp.145-149, 2002. [online]. Accessed 21/11/16.
- Geneva – regulation of vines and wines.
- Geneva – varieties, climate, soils.
- Grison (Fr) or Graubünden (De) – basic information.
- Neuchatel vins et terroir.
- Neuchatel and the Three Lakes (Neuchatel, Morat/Murten, Biel/Bienne)
- Tessin (De) or Ticino (It) – varieties, climate, soils
- Valais – l’Interprofession de la Vigne et du Vin du Valais.
- Vaud – Office des Vins Vaudois
- Appellation America, AVA listing and information.
- Oregon wine
- The Wine Institute, the voice for California Wine – statistics, AVAs.
- Champagne – CIVC
- Champagne – from terroir to wine – a great CIVC publication, in English.
- Crémant d’Alsace, website of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace (CIVA) regional wine body.
- Crémant de Die, example producer, includes tasting notes.
- Clairette de Die (Maison de la), everything one needs to know.
- Cremant de Loire – official regional site, with tasting notes (in English)
- Kiwi sparkling, including carbonated, by Sally Easton MW.
- Limoux, the 3 sparkling AOC wines of Limoux; factual, with tasting notes (in French).
- Reserve wines, from a plain talking Australian site.
- Saumur brut (Loire) – official regional site, with tasting notes (in English).
- Sparkling materials, in a range of depth and breadth, by the Oxford Wine Blog.
- Sparkling worldwide, including France outside Champagne, my Unit 5 posts
- Vouvray (Loire) – official regional site, with tasting notes (in English).
- Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australian sparkling, by Jamie Goode.
- Madeira – covers viticulture, vinification and IVBAM.
- Port – useful, covers IVDP, superficial compared to the Sherry site
- Rutherglen Muscats – good source.
- Sherry – everything you need, to understand Sherry, including definitive tasting notes, and explanation of the Consejo Regulador and legal structure.
- Absinthe, knowledgable UK site.
- Absinthe, the Wormwood Society
- Alcohol distillation, how and why distillation works, and continuous still operation, by Purdue University.
- Armagnac, Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac (BNIA), refer to INAO for production regulations.
- Bourbon, Kentucky Distillers Association.
- Brandy Classics, info on armagnac, calvados and cognac.
- Cidricole, official site covering Calvados, amongst other products of the region.
- Cognac, Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), news, refer to INAO for production regulations.
- Cognac Expert, web log.
- Cognac knowledge, with producer tasting notes.
- EU spirits regulations
- Grappa, Italian information site.
- Grappa tasting notes
- Spirits worldwide, my Unit 4 notes.
- Whisky Fun, more advanced tasting notes, worldwide coverage.
- Whisky Pages, tasting notes with worldwide coverage, quite sufficient for WSET, I think.
- Whisky science weblog