10 Wine Rockstars You Need To Follow On Instagram

10 Wine Rockstars You Need To Follow On Instagram

Sunday night plays host to the music industry’s penultimate awards show, The Grammys! Whether you’ve planned a blow out watch party or are hearing the words Imagine Dragon for the first time ever, we’ve got a Grammy inspired wine listicle that will tickle your social media funny bone.In no particular order, here are our 10 wine rockstars you need to follow on Instagram:1. Patrick CappielloSkateboards, sushi, tons of indie and punk rock, and of course wine. That’s what you’re getting when you visit the Instagram page of Patrick Cappiello. The Wine Director and Managing Partner at Pearl & Ash, one of NYC’s top destinations for wine lovers, Cappiello is singlehandedly defusing the myth that wine experts can’t be gritty, cool rockers. On his page, you’ll find beautiful …

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Sunday night plays host to the music industry’s penultimate awards show, The Grammys! Whether you’ve planned a blow out watch party or are hearing the words Imagine Dragon for the first time ever, we’ve got a Grammy inspired wine listicle that will tickle your social media funny bone.

In no particular order, here are our 10 wine rockstars you need to follow on Instagram:

1. Patrick Cappiello

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Skateboards, sushi, tons of indie and punk rock, and of course wine. That’s what you’re getting when you visit the Instagram page of Patrick Cappiello. The Wine Director and Managing Partner at Pearl & Ash, one of NYC’s top destinations for wine lovers, Cappiello is singlehandedly defusing the myth that wine experts can’t be gritty, cool rockers. On his page, you’ll find beautiful bottle shots, often captioned with lyrics from artists ranging from Def Leppard to LCD Soundsystem. Who says sommeliers can’t rock?

2. James Molesworth

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Very punny. This Senior Editor at Wine Spectator has built his Instagram reputation around one simple rule: Puns are funny. After viewing some of his posts, we’re not in a position to argue. Past the puns, Molesworth also offers great food and wine advice. We’re especially fond of his food and wine pairing still life photos, all captioned “Still Life, Untitled. By J-Mo (1970- ).” Though his dry sense of humor suggests he doesn’t take himself seriously as an artist, his scenic pictures are some of the best around.

3. Ray Isle

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If you’re a lover of wine, then surely you are familiar with the ever-popular Food & Wine Magazine. That is reason enough to follow Ray Isle, who serves as the Wine Editor for America’s favorite fine-dining authority. Amidst an endless array of food and wine shots, Isle also provides a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on what goes on down at Food & Wine. An avid traveler, he also shares some of the best spots to wine and dine around the country.

4. Mike Madrigale

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Mike Madrigale loves three things: wine, New York and photography. The head sommelier at all three of Daniel Boulud’s chic New York restaurants has fused those elements to create a compelling Instagram. Food & Wine recently featured him as a Follow of the Week recommendation and we can see why. Juxtaposing the street style of New York with the beauty of wine magnums, Madrigale has some great shots.

The page’s best feature, however, is the “Best Bottle” bit. Madrigale posts a picture of his favorite wine from the evening with a succinct caption – something like, “Chiseled. Concentrated. Explosive.” – to give followers an understanding of what to expect. Quick. Informative. Brilliant.

5. Levi Dalton

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Levi Dalton made a name for himself in the wine community hosting the popular wine-centric podcast, I’ll Drink To That. It turns out the internet radio host is pretty good at Instagram, too. Visit his page, and you’ll find bottles, bottles and more bottles. But these aren’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill wines. No, Dalton finds vintage classics, some dating back as early as the 70s, and shares them with the world. If you love wine not just for its taste, but for its process and history, then Dalton will surely make you jealous with the wines he finds. He’s also good for some great views of Manhattan.

6. Laura Maniec

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If Levi Dalton is a vintage wine dabbler, then Laura Maniec is the vintage master (check out that pre-war Latour!). The co-founder and master sommelier for Cork Buzz, a wine studio in lower Manhattan, finds and posts some of the oldest wines in circulation. That alone is reason enough to follow her. But we’re also big fans of her adorable dog, who makes frequent appearances on her page, and her series of Despicable Me minions with wine shots.

7. Talia Baiocchi

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It’s not so much the wine pics that draw us to Talia Baiocchi (though there are plenty of them), but rather the gorgeous, stylized photos. The girl has simply got an eye for photography. The Editor-in-Chief at Punch, an online magazine devoted to wines, spirits, and cocktails, and soon to be published author, Baiocchi shares shots from home and her travels around the country, sometimes with a funny caption, sometimes with little information at all, and almost always perfectly framed and executed. This is a wine drinker’s Instagram, to be sure, but Baiocchi shows off all her skills and interests with this fun profile.

8. Richard Betts

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One of less than 200 master sommeliers in the world, Richard Betts sprung into the mainstream with his book, The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide To Becoming a Wine Expert. The book, which has a amusing scratch and sniff concept featuring 16 different wine scents, is a reflection of the type of person Betts is – unique, energetic, and entertaining. His Instagram features surprisingly few pictures of food and wine. But we don’t mind, because Betts makes up for it with fantastic shots of his travels while on book tours, and a great collection of polaroid collage pics. Betts is having fun everyday, and his Instagram documents it all.

9. Madeline Puckette

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Madeline Puckette didn’t grow up with the intention of becoming a professional wino. A former music student and working musician, she co-founded Wine Folly, an informational wine blog, after finding herself unemployed. Call it a happy accident, as the website has taken off, affording Puckette the opportunity to travel the world tasting wine. And she documents it all on her Instagram.

Among her best posts, we’re most attracted to the staged food and wine shots, which are always artfully arranged. Beyond that, she is an avid user of Instagram’s video feature, and, as if you needed more convincing, she’s also a Bordeaux fan. We’re sold.

10. Jameson Fink

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When you can’t find a great bottle of wine, what’s the next best option? A fine cocktail or a craft beer, of course! Jameson Fink may be the Wine Editor at Foodista, a digital recipe and food news source, but that doesn’t stop him from running the drinking gauntlet. There’s plenty of wine, sure, but Fink isn’t shy about sharing a craft beer choice or cocktail, often with recipe included.

Fan of wine and classic rock? Fink’s got you covered there, too. His dine and rock mashups are lots of fun.

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