What is Klout? Who are the top influencers in the wine industry? (letters N, O, P, Q, and R)

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 N, O, P, Q, and R. 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 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) N, O, P, Q, and R scores:

Nicolas de Rouyn

·  71
Wine lover, wine writer, wine blogger & French
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·  61
There’s something about volcanic wines. Magical & mystical. Ethereal. Self-appointed Madeira wine ambassador. Find me at madaboutmadeira.org.
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·  57
Wine Blogger & Lover – Étudiante en BTS Viti-Oeno partant à la découverte du Vin! – Pour une culture décalée du Vin 😉
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·  67
Parcours gustatif d’un terroiriste hédoniste jurassique
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·  55
 Paige Granback
·  59
Lover of snark, purveyor of wine. Tracking down the best of both the interwebs has to offer. Y’all will miss me when I’m gone. Formerly @thesnarkhunter
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·  65
Passionate Italian wine craftsman Owner at Cascina I Carpini Winery Proud maker of Barbera and Timorasso based premium wines
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·  59
PROWEIN Hall 3 Stand G130 at Stecher & Krahn… Passionate Pinot Noir wine maker with an Estate in Germany and in New Zealand Impressum: http://i.johner.de
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·  61
Your Buddy at GrapeBuddy – a smartphone app that connects wineries with their tasting room visitors. Planning a visit? Want great deals? GrapeBuddy!
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·  71
Wine Revolutionary, Chief Strategy Officer @VinTank (Social Listening & SCRM platform) http://gplus.to/pmabray
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·  60
Wine is my life. Freelancer, Sommelier, Consultant
Per Karlsson
·  58
Wine tours (World’s Best says T+L), wine photographer, wine writer (World’s best wine book, GWCA) & editor, wine…anything. Read our newsletter!
Peter Handzus
·  69
#WineLover / Enologist / Teacher / Wine & Food Blogger / Co-owner family winery
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·  62
Director of the LION ACADEMY, Sommelier, Educator, freelance writer President of Assn Maitres International, Austria Service Assn & Carinthia Sommelier Assn,
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·  57
Wine writer and critic, author of ChampagneGuide.net, drinker of copious amounts of sherry.
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·  58
wine business consultant, Italy wine tour leader, Aust east coast, corporate wine presenter
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·  62
Founding CEO of Lot18. Previously Founding CEO of Snooth. Climbed Mt Everest, sailed the Atlantic, run and cycle.
 Quentin Sadler
·  61
I’m a wine educator who enjoys wine, food and travel, I love history, literature and music as well as wine.
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·  66
Eater • Imbiber • Traveler | Trade Advisor – Wine & Spirits at UBIFRANCE – French Trade Office | All views are my own.
Randall Grahm
·  79
Founder, Winemaker, Terroirist/Vinarchist and Prez-for-Life @bonnydoonvineyd, Defender of Misunderstood and Underappreciated Doon-trodden Cépages of the Earth.
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·  60
 Randy Hall
·  64
Talk about the wine industry some days, produce other podcasts and live video webcasts other days, parenting pretty much always.
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·  56
Single estate #wine producer in #Bordeaux. Curious, open to new ideas. I live in MoN. You may find our wines in many places around the world. #vinocamp
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·  66
Working on hospitality. Passionate about Algarve, food, technology and wine. True #winelover
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·  50
Um seguidor de Baco benfiquista que tem de trabalhar para comprar o vinho e o RedPass. Presales@Qlikview.
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·  61
Food, Wine, Sake, & Spirits writer/blogger in Boston area. A voracious reader of SF, fantasy, horror & more. Author of Tipsy Sensei urban fantasy series.
Richard Jennings
·  67
Silicon Valley-based wine writer with over 30,000 tasting notes on CellarTracker, a blog called RJonWine.com, and weekly wine column in HuffingtonPost
Rick Bakas
·  78
Husband » Founder of @BakasMedia » Former NIKE brand guy » Sommelier » Loves Social Media » Bacon Lover » VP at Mobile Payments company @PressPay » Wine Guy
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·  62
Spreading the word about La Caravelle Champagne. Champagne, food and restaurant lover – hospitality consultant
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·  66
Owner of Vineyard Adventures Wine & Culinary Travel @vineyardtravel| WSET Diploma student, former recording engineer. WordPress designer.
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·  67
Recovering (consumer) wine writer, now focusing on industry (through Meiningers Wine Business Intl + DoILikeIt? ), & helping to make it (hughkevinandrobert.com)
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·  68
I love talking about wine and marketing, especially the interesting stuff happening with wine online to help us share it. Happy drinking!
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·  63
Passionate about producing exceptional, handcrafted wines. You enter a customer, you leave a friend! Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 1-7:00pm
Robyn Bancroft
·  47
Roger Kolbu
·  54
 Ron Zimmerman
·  55
Founding Chef/Proprietor of The Herbfarm Restaurant, farm to table & America’s only 5-Diamond in the NW. Author/Forager/Food Explorer. Wine savvy cat lover.
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·  67
Hike. Wine. Repeat.
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·  65
Geeky Winemaker, host of Love That Languedoc, and B&B operator in the south of France
Ryan Opaz
·  70
The web and wine belong together, though just remember to log off every once and awhile.

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Top scores (70+ / letters N, O, P,  Q, and R):

  1. Randall Grahm 79
  2. Rick Bakas 78
  3. Nicolas de Rouyn 71
  4. Paul Mabray 71
  5. Ryan Opaz 70

Very interesting fact (6): I was expecting to see Randall on the 80s… And I wonder why is that… not enough facebook perhaps?
____________________________________________________________________________________Top scores (70+ / letters K, L, and M):

Very interesting fact (5): Again, 8 of the people above have #winelover in their profiles. Are we going to be able to break this record? (#Olympicspirit) :)

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Top scores (60+ / letters G, H, I and J):
  1. Jamie Goode 81

  2. Ilkka Sirén 72

  3. Ian Blackburn 70

Very interesting fact (4): After our 4th posting, we finally get our first score 80+ score! Congrats Jamie!!

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Top scores (60+ / letters E and F):

  1. Emmanuel Delmas 73
  2. Ed Thralls Jr 72

Very interesting fact (3): 8 of the people above have #winelover in their profiles!

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 Top scores (70+ / letters C and D):

  1. Dusan Jelic 72
  2. Chris Nishiwaki 71
  3. Daniel Perches 71
  4. Chiara Giovoni 70
  5. Davide Oltolini 70
Very interesting fact (2):  Have you noticed that both top scores of both editions (Andre and Dusan) have “#winelover” in their profiles?
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Top scores (60+ / letters A and B)

  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 all 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.
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2 Responses to What is Klout? Who are the top influencers in the wine industry? (letters N, O, P, Q, and R)

  1. winesleuth August 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    *ahem, I have a Klout score of 54. If you're name starts with a D, does that mean I have to have a Klout score over 60? If so, can I change my name to Renise? Lots of 40's and 50's in that category. 😉

  2. Luiz Alberto August 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Very funny Denise! But actually you are on the list that includes the scores for people whose names start with letters C & D…
    Here is the link: http://thewinehub.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-is-klout-who-are-top-influencers_30.html
    amazing huh? :)
    Cheers!

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