The 12 Must Follow Wine Peeps on Twitter (Thanks!!)

Vinted on June 7, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog, twitter, wine 2.0, wine blogging

So… this weekend my E-mail Inbox was getting flooded with notifications from twitter, the micro-blogging platform that connects people by allowing them to broadcast short messages of 140 characters or less describing what they’re up to and… well… uhm… well it’s just the sort of thing that you sort of need to be using before you totally understand it.  Sort of.

Anyway, I figured that something was going on, because while I tend to get a few additional follows on twitter almost every day, this weekend the number of twitter notifications was hitting SPAM-like levels, and I was totally at a loss as to why, but in these situations you don’t question good fortune, you just hope enough people stick around after they figure out that they’ve mistaken you for a celebrity or whatever.

Turns out that a recent post by Dale Cruse, which listed me among 11 others as “Must Follow” winos on twitter, was picked up by uber-blogger Darren Rowse, the mastermind behind the truly awesome and inspiring  Darren featured the post on, which is one of the key twitter resources for anyone who “gets” the fact that twitter is not used exclusively by 14 year old girls and is actually a vibrant and powerful social media platform in its own right.  Darren also has about a quadzillion twitter followers.

So I was very happy to see that the influx of new followers had a logical explanation, and I’m deeply grateful to Dale and to Darren for the exposure.  Check out the entire post (and see the rest of the list, which features some awesome wine twitter folk) at

For you new twitter followers out there – thanks! I’m pretty sure I won’t be changing any of the inane wine banter that I spew out via twitter on a regular basis, but I look forward to reading what you have to say, anyway!







  • Dale Cruse

    Can you believe that Gary V has four times more followers on Twitter than Darren? And Gary's only half way to Ashton!

    Enjoy your new followers, Joe. Treat 'em right.

    • 1WineDude

      I don't follow that Ashton dude. But his wife – I'd follow her!!

  • The Beer Wench

    I cannot for the life of my figure out why I am NOT on that list … :)

    • 1WineDude

      Hmm… well, your name is The *Beer* Wench, is it not? ;-)

  • Sonadora

    Ah, thanks for the clue as what happened! I was offline all weekend and came back to a FLOODED inbox! Very cool :)

    • 1WineDude

      It's a nice problem to have, that's for sure.

  • How to Get Tall Fast

    Congrats!! Darren is a bit of a hero. His advice is fantastic and the fact he picked yyou up is awesome.

    I'd never heard of TwiTip though. I guess I'll have to follow!

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