Jancis Robinson leads as Drinks Insight Network lists five of the most popular tweets on wine in October based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Top tweets on wine in October

1. Jancis Robinson’s tweet on carbon-friendly ways of packaging wine samples

Jancis Robinson, a wine critic at Financial Times, shared an article on how to make wine samples packaging more promising and sustainable. The influencer noted that small samples of wine have become popular for online tastings during the pandemic.

The article added that the glass bottle is accountable for 40% of the carbon emissions from production to delivery of the wine bottle. Reducing the glass weight can avoid 100g of carbon emissions per bottle. Further, using pouches with inert gas sealing can reduce the weight by half compared to glass and packs 25% more wine quantity in the sample package.

Username: Jancis Robinson

Twitter handle: @JancisRobinson

Retweets: 19

Likes: 142

2. Esther Mobley’s tweet on destruction of Cain winery

Esther Mobley, a wine critic at San Francisco Chronicle, a website covering news, shared an article on the Glass Fire, wildfire in northern California, that destroyed more than 48,000 acres and approximately 16 wineries including the Cain winery.

The fire destroyed the winery, houses and wines from 2019 and 2020 but hope remains for the mountain top land, which is characterised by slopes, soils and high elevation sunlight. The winery has three vintages from 2016, 2017 and 2018, which were safely stored in an offsite inventory and are expected to be released to customers.

Username: Esther Mobley

Twitter handle: @Esther_mobley

Retweets: 5

Likes: 55

3. Eric Asimov’s tweet on impact of California fires on Napa Valley

Eric Asimov, a wine critic at New York Times, shared an article on the havoc caused by fire in Napa Valley. The article detailed that wildfires destroyed wineries including Hourglass, Merus, Behrens Family, Paloma Vineyard, Tuck Beckstoffer Estate, and Sterling Vineyards in addition to the barrel warehouse at Burgess Cellars.

The destruction of vineyards, however, was limited as grape vines can often withstand fires.

Username: Eric Asimov

Twitter handle: @EricAsimov

Retweets: 11

Likes: 26

4. John Corcoran’s tweet on Piedmont’s Barbera d’Asti DOCG wine

John Corcoran, founder of WineOptics, shared an article on uniqueness of Piedmont’s Barbera d’Asti Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wine. The wine is made using 90% Barbera grapes and 10% non-aromatic red grapes of the region, typically Freisa, Grignolino and Dolcetto, which is aged in wooden box for 14 months.

The article noted that Barbera grapes produce high acid and low tannins wines with richer complexity. The wine has an immense compatibility with food because of selecting high quality of grapes with 12.5% alcohol content. Barbera passed a wine quality tasting panel in 2008 and was classified as a DOCG, which is the highest quality level in Italy.

Username: John Corcoran

Twitter handle: @jncorcoran1

Retweets: 6

Likes: 25

5. Michelle Williams’ tweet on Texas white wine

Michelle Williams, freelance wine writer at Rockin Red Blog and Forbes, shared an article on wide variety of Texas white wine. The article detailed that Texas has diverse wine regions including dry high plains and wet and cool mountains with elevations ranging from 3,000ft-4,000ft to 4,500ft-8,300ft, which support different varieties of white grapes.

The United States Department of Agriculture noted that 29% of the state’s total wine production was white wine and Texas is the second large area to grow white grapes in the US.

Username: Michelle Williams

Twitter handle: @Fiery01Red

Retweets: 8

Likes: 19