Most of us fancy ourselves as wine aficionados, but who are the real wine specialists in the industry? We’ve put together a list of our favourite Twitter influencers, each of whom is an expert in their chosen field.
So, if you’re on social media and looking for vinspiration, check out some of these accounts and consider your appetite well and truly whetted:
Wine writers and bloggers
Grace Hoffman @Cellarmistress
Grace is a professional wine blogger/advisor and author of the award-winning blog, Cellarmistress’ Cellar Talk.
Margot Savell @WriteforWine
Margot is a writer, wine blogger and coiner of the phrase ‘it’s wine o’clock somewhere’. She writes about wines from Washington, California, France, New Zealand and more.
Tom Wark @tomcwark
Tom has spent nearly 25 years in the wine industry. He lives in Napa, California, runs wine PR firm, Wark Communications, and blogs regularly at http://fermentationwineblog.com/.
Alder Yarrow @vinography
Alder is the author of James Beard nominated wine blog, Vinography, a celebrated source of independent wine journalism. His adventures mainly take place in the San Francisco area.
Joe Roberts @1WineDude
Joe has been providing independent commentary on the wine industry since 2007. He blogs over at http://www.1winedude.com, where the wit is as full and as rich as the wines he reviews.
Denise Medrano @thewinesleuth
Denise is a London-based wine blogger. She reviews some of the best wines the capital has to offer over at The Wine Sleuth.
David White @DavidWhiteDC
Wine journalists and authors
Jancis Robinson @JancisRobinson
Jancis is a fountain of knowledge on all things wine lore. She regularly attends industry events and writes about her experiences on both Twitter and her personal website.
Alice Feiring @alicefeiring
Alice is a dedicated wine writer. She’s the author of three books: For the Love of Wine, Naked Wine, and Battle for Wine and Love. You can find out more in her newsletter, The Feiring Line.
Jamie Goode @jamiegoode
Jamie is a wine journalist, book author and flavour obsessive. His blog, Wine Anorak, covers a wide range of industry content, written for both novices and wine nuts alike.
Tim Atkin @Timatkin
Tim is an award-winning Master of Wine and prominent journalist. He’s also a renowned wine judge and photographer, who loves to mix wine with music.
Jon Thorsen @ReverseWineSnob
Jon is the founder, owner and president of wine media company, Reverse Wine Snob. Jon rates wine according to a unique scoring algorithm that factors in both taste and cost.
Madeline Puckette @WineFolly
Madeline is the author of the best-selling wine guide, Wine Folly. She is passionate about learning everything there is to know about wine and sharing that knowledge with her followers.
Meg Maker @megmaker
Meg is a writer, educator and critic, who cares deeply about culture and taste. She founded the wine site Maker’s Table and shares a wealth of industry related content from her personal twitter account.
Eric Asimov @EricAsimov
Eric is a wine critic for the New York Times and author of ‘How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto’.
Neal Martin @nealmartin
Wine educators and broadcasters
Joe Fattorini @joefattorini
Joe is a wine expert on the smash-hit programme, The Wine Show. He is also one of the UK’s leading wine merchants and author of ‘the most complained about article’ ever published in Decanter Magazine.
Amelia Singer @amelias_wine
Amelia is a fellow wine expert on The Wine Show and founder of wine tasting event company, Amelia’s. Her aim is to demystify snobbery in the industry and empower people to make more informed purchases.
Ken Waggoner @alawine
Ken shares a host of wine-related new stories and memes from his account, as well as his own pictures and opinions.
Wine Wankers @winewankers
The Wine Wankers cut through the jargon in search of a genuinely decent glass of wine. They consider themselves the loudest winos on social media, sharing insight from across the Twitterverse.
Wine magazines a websites
Decanter Magazine @Decanter
Decanter is one of the world’s most revered wine magazines. Follow their twitter account for a roundup of all the best articles and tips.
Snooth is one of the largest wine sites on the web. It’s an expansive library of reviews and articles on all manner of wine-related topics, with a snapshot of the best curated for Twitter.
Winemakers and wine specialists
Randall Grahm @RandallGrahm
Randall is an influential winemaker at Bonny Doon Vineyard and a self-proclaimed vinarchist. He loves to share vineyard news and his latest wine discoveries.
Luis Alberto @TheWineHub
Luis is founder and CEO of the #winelover community and an Italian Wine Ambassador. He also runs The Wine Hub, sharing thoughts and knowledge on wine exploration.
Veuve Clicquot @VeuveClicquot
Veuve Clicquot is one of the most prestigious Champagne houses in the region. Established in 1772, they joined twitter a mere 237 years later, offering a beautiful curation of photos and flavours.
Laura Catena @LauraCatena
Laura is a 4th generation Argentine vintner and the author of Vino Argentino. Argentinian wines are on the rise and, under Laura’s leadership, Catena Malbec is thriving both in the wine industry and on social media.
Julien Miquel @JMiquelWine
Julien is a lover and maker of wine, known for founding worldwide wine community, Social Vignerons.
Sommeliers and restaurateurs
Michael Madrigale @mikemadrigale
Michael is an acclaimed sommelier, having won both Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year and Wine Enthusiast Sommelier of the Year in 2012. He was also a James Beard Finalist in 2014.
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If we’ve overlooked any of your favourite winos, let us know in the comments below. We’re always keen to add to our list of industry idols and wine specialists.