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Wine on Social media


#1

Hi,

I’m a regular visitor to twitter and instagram - I find them great ways to gather info on wine from all different sources; retailers, critics, publications, producers and other wine enthusiasts.

I follow producers that I have visited, critics I have similar “tastes” to, critics I find engaging, retailers I purchase from and some of the more “business of wine” accounts (I’m a bit of a business geek and love to hear peoples experiences of sales and marketing)

My favourites are:
ukwinehour - open discussion each week on a particular subject (twitter)
Berry Bros and Rudd / Fields Morris & Verdin - great visuals (instagram)
Joe Fattorini - great commentator on wine with a humorous edge (twitter / insta)
Tim Atkin - critic - another great commentator and great photographer (twitter/insta)
Chris Kissack - critic - loire specialist (one of my favourite regions) (twitter)
Gavin Quinney - insight from a Brit in Bordeaux (twitter / insta)
Robert Joseph - business angle (twitter)

and TWS…obviously!

Who do you engage with and why ? are their some gems of social media that you want to share?

J


#2

Ooh great post! I tend to use Instagram predominantly and a few of my faves are:

domainejones - Producer Katie Jones
knackeredmother - Wine writer Helen McGinn
how_to_drink - Wine writer Victoria Moore
food_writer - Food and Wine writer Fiona Beckett


#3

This is interesting, I just wrote a list of who I follow and why , but a good number of them are also members here. I generally don’t know a wine professional who is not a member of tws so I don’t really want to list their insta accounts for fear of invading privacy… Maybe I’m being too pedantic and they’d love the extra followers :rofl:


#4

will have a look at those - thanks


#5

Interesting view…I think if people are on social media with an unlocked account they are open for followers

I can understand not putting “private” members down but those “professionals” in the business I struggle to understand - after all, they appear in publications, have websites, write books, appear on tv etc. social media is just another way of getting their “message” out to an audience.


#6

Social media !!! Qu’est que whotsit ?:innocent::rose::wine_glass:


#7

I think they would love if you listed their insta account… they don’t benefit from anonimity…


#8

Right then, here goes:
@sorcha, founder of UK wine hr on twitter, IG : Awaywithwine
@FranklyWines Twitter : @frankstero IG : Frankstero (Great on Alsace)
@jameshubbard113 Twitter : @JamesHubbard113, IG :JamesHubbard113
@ajurkiw Twitter :@ajurkiw IG: ajurkiw
Amelia Singer Twitter:@amelias_wine IG: amelias_wine
Adrian Smith IG: sypped
@NorthernWrites IG :northernwrites
Sam Caporn IG: the mistressofwine
Helena Nicklin IG: winebird

Just a few to start you off :joy:


#9

Thanks Leah! :blush:


#10

This chat has given me a few more people to follow too, so thanks all!. Absolutely love interacting with wine fans on social media. 1 warning for you all - it’s now the NFL season and my Twitter feed will reflect that!


#11

Great. There are few NFL nuts on the community too. If you haven’t already, popover to this …NFL Thread
:smiley:


#12

Thank you Leah - I’m busiest on Twitter of course, from my personal account @SorchaHolloway - best place to find me!


#13

nice list - I already follow some of those

and I received a new follower from it - thanks @jameshubbard113