Cliq It. Cliq It Good! (winecliQ goes into Public Beta)

Vinted on June 24, 2009 binned in wine 2.0, wine buying

Frequent readers may have noticed a sharp-looking widget over in the sidebar titled “3 Wine Picks.”  This little bugger comes courtesy of winecliQ, the brainchild of, which I helped to test during their private beta.

winecliQ has now moved out into public beta, which means that you can jump into the winecliQ fun if you’re so inclined.  The idea behind the program can be summed up (in the words of as “Drink Wine, Get Paid.”  A summary / overview from the winecliQ website:

Select your favorite wines at Add ‘em to your winecliQ. Promote your picks through email, Facebook, your blog, website, etc.

People who dig your style buy the wines you recommend direct from the wineries through a secure checkout.

Wineries handle shipping and customer service.

You get cash just for talking about the wines you like.

Now your wine “hobby” can pay for itself!

There are new FTC regulations that could end up throwing a wet blanket on the winecliQ party, but as far as I’m aware there’s nothing stopping you from joining and possibly profiting from it in the short term if you have a blog or website.  In addition to the sidebar widget, you can also get a customized landing page for your wine picks, and an “individget” that can be used to highlight individual wine picks (if they’re available for sale on, that is).

There’s also been a social network set up for winecliQ users at  Can’t say I’m making a mint from this, but I do like the idea of supporting American wineries that I think are making good juice, and possibly cashing in on that… someday…

Anyway – worth checking out especially if you’re blogging about U.S. wine.







  • El Jefe

    I think that widget looks exceptionally sharp!

    • 1WineDude

      It does indeed.

      And… it is speaking to you.

      Yes… YOU, El Jefe.

      It says… "sennnnnd Joooooooooe sommmmme Spainaaaaaaaaaard….."

  • Anita Gouloomian

    Love it! Just shared it on Facebook – Pretty Cool!

    • 1WineDude


  • Frank Gutierrez

    Anita Told me about this – I just posted it on the WinePros Network – Thanks for the good info…

    • 1WineDude

      Sweet – thanks.

  • tommerle

    I want to know how AmericanWinery gets around the new California ABC advisory stipulating that middlemen "marketing agents"–entities that bring sellers and buyers together.

    • 1WineDude

      So do I!

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