Local wine sellers
Flagship Wines, 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans
Cellar Door Wines, Verulam Industrial Estate, London Road, St Albans
Wine Rack, 52 High Street, Harpenden
Rollings Wine, 26 Station Road, Harpenden
Majestic Wine, Beech Road, St Albans and Fairlands Way, Stevenage
Waitrose, at Leyton Road, Harpenden and an even bigger selection on line
The Wine Society - based in Stevenage and one of the leading mail-order wine retailers in the UK. Life membership costs £40
Naked Wines - on line retailer supporting independent producers who are selected based upon the ratings received by Naked's consumers and 'Angels'.
General on-line help
www.jancisrobinson.com - from one of the most well-respected experts in the wine profession. A prolific website with free access and members' pages. Completely independent source of news, views and opinion on wine with a bit of food and travel thrown in, plus a database of over 100,000 tasting notes.
eRobertParker.com - one of the worlds most influential wine critics - an independent consumer's guide to fine wines
www.wine-pages.com - a comprehensive UK wine portal.
www.thewinedoctor.com - Chris Kissack is a medic with a passion for wine.
www.decanter.com - one of the best monthly magazines in the UK, full of useful and in-depth information on wines, regions and all the latest news.
Great Venues and other useful stuff
The County Club in St Albans - conveniently situated, flexible meeting space for seminars, functions, celebrations and other events.
The Dower House near Hitchin - accommodation and meeting facilities for corporate away days, parties and weekend retreats.
The Big House Comapny - country house accommodation in beautiful Somerset for weddings, family celebrations and house party weekends with friends.
Hour Hands in Hertfordshire - a PA and lifestyle management service for individuals and businesses. Hand them your 'to do' list and let them tackle the difficult jobs.