What is Klout? Who are the top influencers in the wine industry?

What is Klout?
Who are the top influencers in the wine industry?

1) What is Klout?

The Klout Score measures influence based on your ability to drive action. Every time you create content or engage you influence others. The Klout Score uses data from social networks in order to measure:

  • True Reach: How many people you influence
  • Amplification: How much you influence them
  • Network Impact: The influence of your network
2) Who are the top influencers in the wine industry?
I’m compiling a list of the people with the highest scores in the wine industry. This first article includes only influencers whose name starts with letters A or B. You will find their names, scores, links to their pages (twitter, facebook, google+, klout, etc), as well as their top influences on Klout (besides wine).
Since I had posted this article, Klout made some changes in their way of measuring influence. I truly believe they are going in the right direction… Here is what they had to say about the changes:
Klout’s vision is to build the most clear, accurate, and transparent measure of influence. Here’s how:
  • More Actions Measured: We added variables that will allow more actions across various networks to contribute to your Klout Score, such as +K received, Facebook subscribers and more.
  • Always Learning: We now pull real-world influence data from sources like Wikipedia and LinkedIn titles. These signals enrich our data and help our systems adapt to the changing landscape of influence.
  • Greater Transparency: When your Klout Score rises, you can see what content contributed the most. You will see who was influenced by your content, what network it was posted to, and how it impacted your Score.
Anyway, here are the (revised) A-B scores:
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Communications Specialist for global wine companies. Branding|Marketing|Messaging Pro writer since 1980, blogger since 2006. Business owner since 1992.

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Manc lad – wine, food and Man City…

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#winelover, I like my #wine. Climber, wine educator @winenergy1. I love the outdoors!

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 Alice Feiring

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Alyssa Rapp
Founder and CEO of Bottlenotes

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La Gramière is a small winery in the southern Rhône Valley. Organic farming with a strong bio-dynamic, influence, natural yeasts, a little sulfur.

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Certified Sommelier | Content Specialist TastingRoom.com | Freelance Wine Journalist | Northwestern Alum | Foodie | Travel Junkie | Marathon Runner | #Wine

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Chief Wine Evangelist @Adegga; Founder @AVINcode; #Food & #WineLover; Unofficial #PortWine Ambassador.

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Sommelier, Journalist, Writer. Trattoria da Burde in Florence, Tuscany, Bistecca Ribollita Chianti and Montalcino wines. And Champagne of course!

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 Andrea-and Robin McBride
McBride Sisters having a great time making wine with minimal environmental impact. Wines for the new world! Tweets by the eco.love team. #sharethelove

http://klout.com/topics/plusk/559556_8371475504590400218Environment _____________________________________________________________________________________

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Food, wine & tourism. Developing relations in Slovenia, Italy, UK and some other countries and organizing very tasty events.

http://klout.com/topics/plusk/522424_4968313867208098720Wine _____________________________________________________________________________________

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wine, travel, photography

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A Person, Product, Brand, &Community = Soiree Wine Decanter. I’m excited to engage, share, & explore wine, art, branding, snowboarding, music, & all things fun!
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FOOD & WINE OBSESSED GUY | WRITER | GLOBETROTTER | based in east-tyrol (AUT) | entrepreneur (hotelcis.at) | passionate hobby photographer (cisfotografie.at)

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A #winelover based in Lisbon, searching for novelty and comfort, be it in #Wine, #Food or #Traveling, all things for which I’m avid! #WSET Diploma student.

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 Anne-Victoire Jocteur Monrozier
My father is a winemaker, I was born a wine drinker. Vicky’s brand has 4 wines, beaujolais from my family & a French selection from my jury. Tasting anytime!

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Business advisor and market strategist. Wine geek. Third generation New Yorker.

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trainer, consultant and speaker for wine, spirits and their combination with food and other semi luxury. WSET certified tutor. Member of the Spirituosenakademie

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 Arto Koskelo
An idiot savant with the talent to drink wine. Founder of www.theviinitv.com. Wine writer on different magazines and places. Trying to finish my first book about…

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 Atanasov Sasko
Promotion of Macedonian wine and Macedonia

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#winelover I tweet about #Wine #Spirit #Food #SocialMedia and anything related to experiencing a great lifestyle! Journaliste au magazine VITI

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Another Wine Blogger who’s fascinated by all things vino! A skeptic, smart aleck, an ever curious wino and most of all a Green Bay Packer Fan [my adopted team]

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 Boris Maskow
quality tweets since 2008
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 Brain Wines
Wines rated WITHIN price categories. Wine. Beer. Travel. Spirits. My magazine articles, etc. Please come take a look. FaceBook=BrainWines

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Living life to its fullest.

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Involved in wine – education, tastings, consultation, advice, wine club and wine tourism. Also an oblique and eclectic approach to life and the universe…

 

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cooking is my life…

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 Top 4 scores (letters A and B) – They are also the only 2 scores that reached 70:

  1. Andre Ribeirinho 70
  2.  Anne-Victoire Jocteur Monrozier 70
Very interesting fact: The 2 top scores for letters A and B are EWBC alumni… let’s see if this “coincidence” occurs with the other letters of the alphabet… The other common factor is that they are both my friends in real life… :)


Please let us know if your Klout score has changed since this article was published and we will gladly get it fixed for you.
Cheers,
LA

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One Response to What is Klout? Who are the top influencers in the wine industry?

  1. William Allen - Simple Hedonisms August 22, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    Not sure how you decided who made it or didn’t, my Klout score dropped, from 64ish to 59, but still in the realm of your article. Granted my social media voice and presence is now split between two brands.

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