Top 10 drinks tweets of the week
This week’s roundup features the fashion-conscious Will Lyons, TV fan Tim Atkin MW, and even an appearance from us at db.
Wine and Twitter — what a glorious (and often hilarious) combination.
With another top-notch collection lined up, our drinks industry insiders are clearly continuing on fine form.
Marvel at their twitpics, hold their hashtags in high regard, and be astounded at their character-saving abbreviations, as they tweet on all manner of things vaguely related to wine.
Dive in and take a look at our top 10 drinks industry tweets of the week…
Wine Folly’s Madeline Puckette hits out at the research suggesting that women are less interested in quality wine, reported by us at the drinks business.
If anyone is an exception to that research, it’s Madeline!
— Madeline Puckette (@WineFolly) August 20, 2014
Nothing says ‘England’ like a rugby pitch and the backside of a dog.
Back in England pic.twitter.com/1R0Nrd4xEx
— Jamie Goode (@jamiegoode) August 19, 2014
Mr Lyons – now a firm favourite in our weekly roundup – has come up with a brilliant little caveat to any cravat-led discussion; a conversation we can imagine him having on a regular basis.
— William Lyons (@Will_Lyons) August 20, 2014
Wine man Tim Atkin has inadvertently revealed a two-day TV binge with this series of tweets.
Note the dates between watching his first episode of the hit show and his complimentary sum-up having finished the eight, hour-long episodes.
We hope you’ve managed to come back to reality, Tim.
Enjoyed the first episode of True Detective last night. Another winner from HBO.
— Tim Atkin (@Timatkin) August 19, 2014
Finished watching True Detective last night. Great writing, acting, direction and music. HBO at its very best.
— Tim Atkin (@Timatkin) August 21, 2014
The Alsatian wine group gives a pretty cutting response to Jancis Robinson’s efforts to explain terroir.
— drinkAlsace (@drinkAlsace) August 21, 2014
Wine journalist Eric Asimov is stumped by Ice Challenge etiquette.
Sadly, at the time of writing, he still hasn’t gone through with either nomination.
Oh, how we wanted to see that!
I’ve received 2 #ALSIceBucketChallenges in one day. Does that mean I must do it twice!
— Eric Asimov (@EricAsimov) August 21, 2014
But… how did all of those things fit in that tiny suitcase?!
— Wine Sisterhood (@winesisterhood) August 21, 2014
Jon Thorsen, aka the Reverse Wine Snob, gives a helpful guide to appropriate vessels for beverages.
— Jon Thorsen (@ReverseWineSnob) August 20, 2014
And Ken Waggoner, the collector of all things meme in the world of wine, gives us this cartoon with a deadly warning to those storing wine.
— Ken Alawine Waggoner (@alawine) August 21, 2014
Gavin Quinney (with the drinks business)
And finally, a bit of a syntactic cock-up on our part didn’t get past the keen eye of Gavin Quinney.
Luckily, the vines didn’t sue us for defamation…
— Gavin Quinney (@GavinQuinney) August 19, 2014
@GavinQuinney Update: The vines wouldn’t talk without their lawyer present
— the drinks business (@teamdb) August 19, 2014