Of all the social networks, Instagram is by far my favorite way to learn about wine — and probably more importantly, the people in wine. It can be super fun to ogle at bottle shots (I’m certainly guilty of posting many of those) or follow winemakers during harvest, but it’s the accounts that teach me a little something or show off a creative way to look at wine, that I really appreciate. Here are three of the accounts I’m currently crushing on. Leave me a comment with the accounts that make you happy.
Beautiful photography and profiles of winemakers.
An artist takes tasting notes from mobile app Delectable and turns them into funny often literal cartoon sketches.
Curious about the women who get their hands dirty in the business? This account introduces you to them.
Goodies for an unscientific experiment on Saturday. #2014vintage #beaujolais #expandingthepalate #winesofinstagram #wineporn
Last day of vacay and found the perfect lunch spot. 🍷(My view includes a mag of #hervesouhaut on the counter over there and I spy @crusewine, too.) #wineporn #winesofinstagram #iwantolivethewinelife (at Bay Grape)
Such a fabulous tasting with @cathycorison on Thursday! Her winery is beautiful! Sun-drenched 44-year-old vines surrounded the property and the library tasting included the 2006 and 2010 Cabernets (wow!) What an honor to meet Cathy (a legend!) and taste her wines. #winesofinstagram #notyourtypicalnapacabsomuchbetter 🍷 (at Corison Winery)
Just a tease for now: spent the day with the people behind these two wines. @dirtysouthwine and @jasminehirsch were beyond amazing in giving me a behind the scenes look and letting me taste their phenomenal wines. I can’t thank them enough. (Pics from the visit will be posted later). #winesofinstagram
Tuesday night happiness! Lucky for me, I was able to score three of these 2012 #hervesouhaut #lasouteronne from @weygandtwines! It’s amazing how peaceful life becomes after a few sips from Hervé! 🍷✌🏼#winesofinstagram #wineporn
Somehow my little tumblr was noticed and MacArthur Beverage invited me to a wine tasting of 2012 Burgundy. I’ll write up my impressions in a larger post soon, but in the meantime it was fun tasting through all the classifications. #wine #winesofinstagram #burgundy #wineporn #grandcru (at MacArthur Beverage)
Tuesday night happiness. #winesofinstagram #wineporn
There’s quite a bit of gunk on this cork, but dark fruit and raisins on the nose combined with smooth tannins and pleasantly balanced acidity make this a very nice sipping #wine on this frigid night. #dreamingofsonoma #winesofinstagram