Rick Bakas is a certified sommelier and the Founder of Bakas Media, an award winning new media relations firm in San Francisco, CA. He has consulted with brands such as wine.com, ABC’s Bachelor Ben Flajnik, Evening Land Vineyards, Mollydooker, Chateau Montelena, the CIVL Languedoc and Portalupi Winery.
He is a contributor to Mashable, Flipboard, Wine Business Monthly, Sommelier Journal and has been referenced in The Wall Street Journal, Wired, CNET, SF Chronicle, ABC Nightline and the New York Times.
“…before Klout in social media, there was no way to pinpoint society’s hidden influencers. These include friends and family members whose recommendations directly impact our buying decisions, as well as quasi-public figures best known for the Twitter updates — like, say, San Francisco sommelier Rick Bakas, whose 75,000 plus followers hang on his every wine-pairing suggestion.”
– WIRED, May 2012
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