D:  Decanter is a British wine magazine published in over 90 countries on a monthly basis. The magazine includes news from the industry, vintage guides and wine recommendations, using a 5 star system. Decanter organizes the annual Decanter World Wine Awards. www.decanter.com

TC:  The Tasting Circle, established 2008, is a group of local Seattle wine professionals who gather monthly to taste, rank & write up wines with the goal of providing Seattle wine buyers helpful, educational buying information about wines in their marketplace. www.tastingcircle.wordpress.com

WA:  Wine Advocate, is a bimonthly wine publication featuring the consumer advice of wine critic Robert Parker. Accepting no advertising, the newsletter publishes in excess of 7,500 reviews per year, utilizing Parker's rating system that employs a 50-100 point quality scale. www.erobertparket.com

WE:  Wine Enthusiast is a lifestyle magazine covering wine, food, spirits, travel and entertaining topics. Its wine ratings, conducted by reviewers in major wine-producing areas of the world, are considered an influential gauge for consumers and professionals in the wine industry. www.wineenthusiastmagazine.com

WS:  Wine Spectator is a wine magazine where each of the 16 issues per year contains a large section devoted to wine reviews and wine ratings. www.winespectator.com

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