When you’ve claimed the same award as David Attenborough then you know you must be doing something right.
Wine writer and honorary Australian of the year 2012 winner Matthew Jukes has one of the most followed wine columns in the UK with over 9 million Daily Mail readers every single week. And that’s without mentioning his highly anticipated annual wine reports such as the ‘100 Best Australian Wines.’
His Instagram is worth a follow too, with a perfect combination of wine, food and an adorable sausage dog.
Drinking wine can be a lot about context, and no person knows this better than award winning food, wine and travel entrepreneur Andre Ribeirinho.
Hailing from Lisbon, his endless list of achievements and awards would suggest that Andre is either 240 years old or has been drinking wine since the age of 2. Not only is he chief evangelist at Adegga, Winespots and Aperitivo, he’s also the co-founder of wine technology consultancy LifeStreet, the winelovers community, SmartWineGlass and AVIN. Oh and he’s previously won Lisbon’s wine personality of the year . . . feel like a failure yet?
One things for sure, the many pies that Andre has his fingers in are made with a red wine sauce. Check out his fantastic instagram for beautiful wines, food and views.
Founder of both the Wine Hub and the Wine Lover Community, Luiz Alberto has been spreading his passion for wine all over the globe for the past 14 years now.
You can tell that someone has tried wine in countries all over the world when they’re writing blog posts such as ‘My favourite wines from the republic of Macedonia.’ And as the sole author on the Wine Hub, Luiz has covered all manner of wine topics from how to say cheers in numerous languages, to questioning whether or not wine lovers live in a bubble.
They say that if you pursue what you really love in life then you will always be successful. This has certainly been the case for Ted Lelekas and his love affair with Greek wine.
Born from a desire to create a hub of knowledge aimed at the entire ecosystem of Greek wine, Ted Lelekas founded ‘ilovegreekwine.com’ just last year and has already managed to build up a loyal following of fellow wine lovers.
With a background as a wine writer as well as over 20 years experience working within marketing and communications, it’s no coincidence that he managed to cement himself in the top 20 wine influencers on social media in both 2015 and 2016.
A self confessed ‘flavour obsessive’, wine author Jamie Goode’s ‘Wine Anorak’ blog is one of the most highly regarded wine publications around today with its fascinating insights into complex topics such as the chemistry of wine.
He’s also written for publications such as Decanter, Sommelier Journal, Harpers, The World of Fine Wine and Grapes Talk, as well as publishing the award winning book ‘Wine Science: the application of science in winemaking.’
Don’t be put off his writing if you’re new to the wonderful world of wine either, he’s got an entire section of his website dedicated to those of you that are more concerned about what wine you enjoy drinking rather than its chemical composition!