International Wine Research Database (IWRDB)

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International Wine Research Database (IWRDB)


International Wine Research Database (IWRDB) at strives to be the most comprehensive bibliography of wine literature in the world. IWRDB is a collaborative project funded by the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) through the California State Library. With the Sonoma County Wine Library serving as chief editor, IWRDB provides indexing and abstracting of articles on wine, winemaking, grapegrowing, the wine business and the history of wine. Beginning in the 1980s as a clippings file, IWRDB received an initial LSTA grant forming, and the latest grant (2013–2014) has brought it to another exciting level.


The items in the database include citations, abstracts and links to articles in the technical, academic, trade and consumer wine magazines and journals. There are also citations and summaries for newspaper articles, government documents, press releases, advertising brochures and other ephemera dealing with wine.


This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. In addition, the project has been supported, financially and otherwise, for many years by the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County and by several wine industry groups.

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