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Francisca Jara 03/02/2022

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5 wine influencers to follow on Instagram

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The account of the New York Times wine critic, Eric Asimov, who has more than 39.5mil followers, is perfect for keeping up to date with the expert’s publications. “2021 Seen through 12 unforgettable wines”, “What makes a wine great? It is not just old and complex”, “So you are thinking about joining a wine club…”, are some of the titles that Asimov shares. In addition, he often posts photos of wines that he describes with tasting notes, or photos of interesting and relevant people in the wine industry. Always from an educational perspective. “Since a teenager, I’ve been fascinated by eating and drinking, and by extension, ingredients and cooking…wine belongs to the table as part of the meal. And this is the basis of how I understand wine,” says his presentation in the New York Times.

 

Ph: Diario Financiero

With three decades of experience as a wine journalist, he is currently one of the most respected wine critics in the world. This is immediately reflected in the 299k followers of his Instagram, the account in which he mainly shares everything that has to do with the Wine Ratings in which he works annually. Suckling is a great taster who has a special interest in the wines of the New World. In 2021, in fact, he rated 1,088 bottles of Chilean wine (the largest report they have done in South America), where Gravas Del Maipo Syrah 2019 and Gravas Del Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 were chosen among the 100 best wines of the year. Posts about winemakers, food and wine pairings, restaurants, travels, tasting notes and wine recommendations, complement this interesting account.

 

Ph: Aksha Fernandez

Emily Harman is the sommelier and creator of Vinalupa, a wine consultant that since 2014 has been creating wine lists and advising restaurants, bars, hotels and private clients. With over a decade of experience in the food and wine industry, Harman is a young, influential female voice in the world of European wine. She often shares photos of bottles of natural wines, small productions and signature wines, which is perfect for discovering new labels. If that’s your thing, of course.

 

Ph: Terroir Hospitality

Jamie Goode is the wine writer and columnist behind WineAnorak.com, the website he founded in 1999 when he was also working as Science Editor. Today, however, he is dedicated to wine full time. He teaches classes, is a judge in wine competitions and constantly posts on his site, where he recently awarded 93 points to Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. On his Instagram account, which already has 35.7mil followers, every day he shares a two minutes video in which he describes the bottle of wine in his hand. Wines from anywhere in the world and of all styles. Very good if you are looking to learn.

 

Ph: Marissa A. Ross

Another influencer is the American humorist and writer, Marissa Ross. She was the wine editor of Bon Appétit magazine until 2020 and has no qualifications to write about drinking wine other than drinking every day since 2011. With her trained palate and irreverent writing, Marissa has a way of describing wines very simple and direct, leaving aside the terminology. It is probably this, in addition to her style, that makes her a person who brings wine to people through entertainment. In her photos, she shares moments of her daily life, whether inside her house with her dog, tasting wines at a fair, preparing cocktails and giving tips… almost always with a glass in hand.

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