Twitter handle: @STLwinegirl
Real name: Angela Ortmann
Occupation: Founder and owner of STLwinegirl, a food and wine event and consultation business
Twitter bio: Creating a personal experience with food & wine that is approachable & accessible! In-home tastings, events, education, consultation and freelance writing
Joined Twitter: January 2009
Why did you join Twitter? I decided to join because I wanted to connect with more small business owners in #STL as well as get the word out about my new business venture. I am highly active on multiple social media sites so Twitter was a natural progression in my involvement.
Sample Tweet: "My advice at the end of the day: Experiment. Expand your horizons. Play with food & wine. Have fun. Enjoy what you drink. Savor what you eat."
What do you use Twitter for? Connecting with new people, networking with fellow business owners, interacting with other food and wine lovers, sharing STLwinegirl events and columns, catching up on the latest in #STL
How has Twitter affected your life? It helped to catapult my business and has introduced me to so many amazing people in St. Louis and around the world. And, in all honesty, it was one of my reasons for caving and buying an iPhone!
What’s your weapon of choice? I’m out and about a lot so I would say I am 50% laptop and 50% iPhone - HootSuite on both.
Is there any #STL place, business or person you wish had a Twitter account? I think all #STL restaurants should have a Twitter presence.
Do any celebrities follow you? Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) – which is awesome because he is a role model for me in wine, business and online branding. He not only provides great content but also maintains his real life personality and shares his passion in every avenue.
Describe yourself in 140 characters or less: Entrepreneur, writer, connoisseur of cheese & fermented beverages, gourmet cook, travel lover, social media junkie, killer shopping companion
Make up and define a Twitter word: "Twork Dork" - noun: someone who loves to tweet about wine, all day everyday.
What do you Tweet about? Food, wine, event announcements; where and what I am eating and drinking; my experiences in starting and running my own business; random life occurrences and thoughts; things I do and places I go in #STL; menus of my pairings; food, wine and restaurant news and fun facts; questions for my followers about their food/wine experiences.