1) Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train is a privately operated tour train that runs through a wine-growing region, from downtown Napa and St Helena in California. It is a 30-mile journey offering food and over 40 wines. The experience is owned by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, which is a collection of luxury hotels and resorts, as well as Brooks Street, a real estate development and investment company.

  • Twitter followers: 7,635
  • Tweet count: 8,769

2) Waitrose

Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets offering groceries and wine. The chain recently changed its name to Waitrose & Partners and is owned by retailer John Lewis. Waitrose has a site dedicated to wine called Waitrose Cellar, which offers wine tasting at home, recommended wines and low alcohol alternatives.

  • Twitter followers: 322,301
  • Tweet count: 167,926

3) Diageo

Diageo is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company based in London, England with a collection of over 200 brands worldwide. Brands include Smirnoff, Bailey’s, Guinness and Captain Morgan. Diageo, created in 1997, produces over 240 million equivalent units of its brands, from over 150 manufacturing sites in 30 countries.

  • Twitter followers: 38,682
  • Tweet count: 3,586

4) Winesellers

Winesellers is a global fine wine importer and marketer based in the US. Wines include Italy’s Bellafina and Prodigo, France’s Le Charmel, Argentina’s Chimango, New Zealand’s Sea Pearl and many more. The company was founded in 1978 by Yale Sager and has been continued by the Sager family since.

  • Twitter followers: 33,931
  • Tweet count: 9,584

5) Berry Bros. & Rudd

Berry Bros. & Rudd is a British wine and spirits merchant created in 1698 with offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as a wine school and fine wine and dining venue in St James, London. The company has over 4,000 wines and spirits available for purchase and 40 different lines of its own range of wines.

  • Twitter followers: 25,433
  • Tweet count: 5,511

6) Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon, also just known as Moët, is a French fine winery. Its champagne collection includes Imperial, Rose Imperial, Grand Vintage 2009, Grand Vintage Rose 2008, Nectar Imperial, Ice Imperial and more.

“Much like his champagne, as soon as Monsieur Moët enters the room boredom disappears,” attributed to a contemporary of Moët founder Jean-Remy Moët.

  • Twitter followers: 52,053
  • Tweet count: 3,243

7) Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is an American supermarket chain with 475 US-based stores, 14 in Canada and seven in the UK. The company was founded in Austin, Texas and opened in 1980 by John Mackey, Renee Lawson Hardy, Craig Weller and Mark Skiles. According to the company, at the time of its opening there were less than half a dozen natural food supermarkets in the US.

  • Twitter followers: 4,490,223
  • Tweet count: 244,923

8) Corney & Barrow Bars

Corney & Barrow is a 230-year-old independent wine merchant in the UK. The company has expanded into Scotland, Hong Kong and Singapore and is privately owned, with 75% of its portfolio exclusive to themselves.

  • Twitter followers: 8,875
  • Tweet count: 9,127

9) Brown-Forman Corporation

Brown-Forman is an American owned spirits and wine company with over 25 brands in its portfolio. Its brands include Jack Daniel’s whiskey, El Jimador tequila, Sonoma-Cutrer wine and Chambord liqueur.

  • Twitter followers: 2,539
  • Tweet count: 2,353

10) Constellation Brands

Constellation operates beer, wine and spirits brands based in the US. The company’s brands include Corona Extra, SVEDKA Vodka, High West Whiskey and Modelo Especial.

  • Twitter followers: 26,069
  • Tweet count: 426

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