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10 of the best Twitter wine feeds to follow

Everything happens first on Twitter, apparently, or perhaps now it’s Instagram? News is broken, views are shaped, relationships are forged. For better or worse, social media has changed the way we communicate about pretty much everything, including wine.

Twitter’s 328 million users post on average 6,000 tweets every second

The first ever tweet was sent on 21 March 2006, making the social media platform 11 years old this year, and was posted by co-founder Jack Dorsey (@jack – try and find a single name handle today). It simply read: “just setting up my twttr.” Not exactly a groundbreaking sentiment, but five words that were to start a communication revolution.

Today there are 328 million Twitter users world wide, who collectively post on average 6,000 tweets per second, more than 350,000 per minute and 500 million tweets per day, averaging around 200 billion tweets per year.

There aren’t many, if any, industries or interests that Twitter (and now other social media platforms) have not touched, least of all wine. It offers wine writers, winemakers, sommeliers and buyers a quick and easy way to reach their target audience, talk about wine, receive feedback, share news and generally vent their spleen.

The following list features a very small segment of some of the drinks business’ favourite Twitter accounts, all of which are focused on wine. Some are thoroughly informative, others highly entertaining, but all are interesting.

Of course, we would first recommend that you follow the drinks business @teamdb for expert news, comment and analysis on the international wine, beer and spirits trade, followed by our hard-working editorial team, @Lauren__Eads@LucyLondon, @wineguroo, @ArabellaMileham and @phoebe_french1. But when you’re done with us, the following accounts are well worth a look.

Click through for 10 of our favourite wine-based Twitter feeds, in no particular order…

Tom Harrow

Wine aficionado, gracious host and all round dapper man about town, Tom Harrow, AKA the wine chap, has spent the past 15 years in the wine trade, describing himself as the “jack of all (wine) trades”. He is the founder of UK wine retailer Honest Grapes.


In their own words: “Never knowingly found thinking inside the box’, Debonair but Dissolute, ‘makes a sybarite look like an anchorite’. His wine trips are ‘Sideways on steroids.’”



Fiona Beckett

Guardian drinks writer Fiona Beckett is a maestro of food and wine pairing, a talent she shares through her blog Matching Food & Wine – a rich resource of ideas and inspiration. 


In their own words: “Guardian drinks writer. Food & wine pairing guru. Decanter restaurant critic.”



Gerard Basset

The man with many letters after his name, Gerard Basset MS MW MBA MSc OBE is the only person in the world to hold simultaneously the Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and MBA titles. Most recently he received an OIV MSc in Wine Management to add to his other honours, accolades and qualifications.


In their own words: “World Champion Sommelier and award-winning hotelier.”

Jamie Goode

With a PhD in plant biology to his name, wine writer, judge and critic Jamie Goode is as good as the doctor of wine. His Twitter feed documents his many travels to numerous wine regions and wine finds, as well as personal opinions on wine and the trade.


In their own words: “Wine journalist, book author and flavour obsessive.”

Sam Neill

Actor and winemaker Sam Neill is the proprietor of Two Paddocks in New Zealand, and a dab hand at Twitter. He often responds to questions and comments with his trade dry humour, never taking himself too seriously, making him an interesting and entertaining follow.


In their own words: “Humble Family Owned Wine Farms est.1993. Tweets by Sam Neill, Proprietor. Acts a bit if pressed.”

Tim Atkin

Wine critic, judge, writer and Master of Wine, Tim Atkin has long been a prolific personality on the international wine trade, and frequently shares his opinions on wine, and other interests, via his Twitter profile.


In their own words: “Award-winning Master of Wine, journalist, wine judge + photographer. One of the Three Wine Men. Also tweet about books, music and politics. Passionate European.”

Ronan Sayburn MS

Currently head of wine at private members’ club 67 Pall Mall in London, Ronan Sayburn MS has been in the wine business for nearly 20 years. He has previously worked posts at the likes of Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Pied à Terre, Gordon Ramsay’s three Michelin-starred Royal Hospital Road and the Greenhouse restaurant.


In their own words: “An insight into the mind and wine of Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn. The RS Wine Academy. COO for Court of MS Europe. Head of Wine for 67 Pall Mall.”

Joe Fattorini

Recently named the IWSC’s Wine Communicator of the Year for 2017, Fattorini is best-known for his work on The Wine Show, which hit screens in the UK last spring. The show has since been exported to 109 countries. Yorkshire-based Fattorini spent 15 years as the weekly wine critic for The Herald newspaper in Scotland before starring on The Wine Show. 


In their own words: “Obi Wine Kenobi on , Celebrity Mastermind Champion and Dachshund wrangler | agenting


Gavin Quinney

Bordeaux expert and winemaker Gavin Quinney left his job in the UK and bought Château Bauduc, which he runs with his wife Angela, in 1999. Tweeting from the frontline of fine wine, his views on the trade are often informative, amusing and insightful.


In their own words: “Views from a Bordeaux vineyard. Wine for Gordon Ramsay, Rick Stein, Hotel du Vin & friends. Vintage reports for Jancis Robinson, Liv-ex & Harpers.”

Jancis Robinson

One of the world’s best-known names in wine, Jancis Robinson MW needs little introduction. Her years spent dissecting and analysing the world of wine makes her Twitter feed a valuable window into the trade’s inner workings.


In their own words: “Wine-, food-, words- + family-loving workaholic.”

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