Twitter use has exploded recently and every sector has experienced phenomenal growth – including the wine industry. Here’s a mixed 12-pack of the most-essential winos to follow on Twitter. It’s important to note that all of these are real people – not automated bots.
1. @garyvee – Gary Vaynerchuk is the undisputed heavyweight champion of wine and new media. It’s Gary’s wine world – we’re just living in it.
2. @billdaley – Bill Daley writes about food and wine for the Chicago Tribune. He’s one of the few old media types who seems to get new media.
3. @binendswine – Craig Drollett created Twitter Taste Live, an online Twitter platform uniting wine drinkers around the world for virtual tastings.
4. @winecast – Tim Elliott and crew create a consistently entertaining and enlightening wine audio podcast. The choicest tidbits end up on Twitter.
5. @pmabray – Paul Mabray and his company VinTank unleashed a wine social media white paper. Hopefully they’ll focus on wine bloggers next.
7. @1winedude – Joe Roberts is smart, often clever, funny, unusually insightful, and always interesting to read.
8. @eljefetwisted – Jeff Stai is the owner and wine maker at Twisted Oak Winery in California. What’s not to like about his weird rubber chicken fetish?
9. @lenndevours – Forget California, Oregon, and Washington State wines. Lenn Thompson is on a mission to showcase the wines of New York State.
10. @kevinzraly – Kevin Zraly wrote the “Windows On The World Complete Wine Course,” considered by many to be THE wine book.
11. @sonadora – Megan Kenney is a government minion by day, wine blogger by night, and a great read all day long.
12. @dalecruse – Without being too self serving, I’m on a crusade to help people find the best wine information and trusted voices on Twitter.