Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Sherry Expert Talia Baiocchi

10/29 Sherry Expert Talia Baiocchi

@TaliaBaiocchi

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink @MarlowMoo @ValBradshaw MT @keepercoll: Pour a glass of Sherry today at 4pm CST/5pm ET a special #Sherry #SommChat w/ Author @TaliaBaiocchi

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @keepercoll I will catch up later with today #SommChat - I was busy working #winelover

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @fabienlaine SPECIAL #sommchat time today in 2 hours:) on #Sherry - making sure

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 special #Sherry #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear @TaliaBaiocchi #Author & #Editor in Chief of @punch_drink #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to #author @TaliaBaiocchi #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Talia @TaliaBaiocchi 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll As we ask Talia @TaliaBaiocchi our #Sherry Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @TaliaBaiocchi 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #Sherry with @TaliaBaiocchi #WW #SommChat cc: @punch_drink

Liquid Austin ‏@liquidaustin Great chat to follow with #SommChat MT @keepercoll: Let's start talking #Sherry with @TaliaBaiocchi #WW cc: @punch_drink

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @TaliaBaiocchi what inspired you to write your new #book on #Sherry (appropriately titled, Sherry)? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi @TaliaBaiocchi couldn't say no 2 opp to, in a small way, try 2 make sure knowledge of these grt wines didn't skip another gen. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @TaliaBaiocchi Q fr Shy #SommcHAT peep How do U know when to age #Sherry and when to drink now?

Talia Baiocchi @TaliaBaiocchi most ppl think there's no reason to age sherry in btl. but fino/manz almost always improve with 6mos (cont.) #SomMChat

Talia Baiocchi @TaliaBaiocchi can even age much longer-still controversial 4 some. Ox styles don't evolve as much N btl, so < reason to keep. #SomMChat

Talia Baiocchi @TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll but to the point of fino/manz aging, they have to be stored correctly. crucial. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @keepercoll did I miss #sommchat today or is just starting now?

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@noblewines just starting now so you can sip #Sherry and ask Sherry questions of @TaliaBaiocchi #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @TaliaBaiocchi we’ve heard talk that #Sherry is in the midst of a renaissance – do you agree? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi @TaliaBaiocchi not 'mainstream' rebirth (#sherry is not pinot grigio), but definite resurgence N int.fr wine, cocktail worlds. #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll ppl r discovering, for the first time, that this is one of the world's great winemaking traditions. very cool to see. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @keepercoll weather starting to change on east coast, from Fino or Manz. to heartier #sherry #sommchat @TaliaBaiocchi

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines But I think I'd still wait till depths of NY winter for drinking PX #sherry #sommchat @TaliaBaiocchi

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @keepercoll I drink when available & fresh if Fino/Manzi usually at restau somewhere. But in US it's often old or crap avail #sommchat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia The talented author of SHERRY, @TaliaBaiocchi on #SommChat right now!

Terroir ‏@terroirNY Jerez, Unicorns & EVERYTHING “@WineInkByTia: The talented author of SHERRY, @TaliaBaiocchi on #SommChat right now!”

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll If you have Questions about #Sherry, now is the time to ask them on #SommChat to #Author @TaliaBaiocchi

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines hey @alawine let peeps know #sommchat on now with @TaliaBaiocchi talking #sherry We need some Q's for her!

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Perfect timing! RT @keepercoll: SPC #SommChat TIME 2day 4 PM CST, 5 PM ET on #Sherry! @AndyOnFarmWine @BevMedia @drewbie_g @ChampagneChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @TaliaBaiocchi hear your new book has a whole chapter on #Sherry #Cocktails! Can you tell us a bit about that? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll Sherry has a long history as a major ingredient in classic cocktails. this rediscovery is a big part of new interest. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @keepercoll @TaliaBaiocchi I think the re-birth of #sherry is linked to the culinary worlds embrace of Tapas #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @noblewines interesting concept #sommchat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm Q. @TaliaBaiocchi can't wait to read #Sherry! Aside from @punch_drink what do you read to stay on top of #wine & drinks scene? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @CharlesComm everything, really. our @punch_drink feedly covers a lot of ground. so we're looking @ 15-20 diff sites/day or more. #sommchat

Marc Dröfke @m_arcon @taliabaiocchi did you try Bodegas Toro Albala Montilla-Moriles Don PX Convento Selección from 1946 before? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll @m_arcon Not yet, but know it of course. Not a huge PX drinker but Toro Albala is top notch on the sweet front. #sommchat

Margot Dempsey ‏@margotdempsey @TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll do you think Sherry could ever go 'mainstream'? if so, how? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @margotdempsey I don't think so in the way we define mainstream. I think small production, high-quality is the future. Not volume. #sommchat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @TaliaBaiocchi - what would you suggest for 'gateway' Sherries for drinkers not familiar with them? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @SevenFiftyHQ oloroso is the marijuana of sherries. easiest to start with, stylistically. colosia sangre y trabajadero is go-to. #sommchat

Drync Wine ‏@dryncwine .@SevenFiftyHQ That is such a great question! #sommchat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ @dryncwine Thanks! It can be intimidating for initiates. :) #Sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @SevenFiftyHQ hello - gr8 to see you on #sommchat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @TaliaBaiocchi How much time did you spend in Spain while writing your book and what most surprised you while writing it? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @WineInkByTia About a month & a half total. And everything. Complex, fascinating place all around. I have more ? than answers. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @TaliaBaiocchi how did you first discover your love for #Sherry? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll At @casamono. Used to work around the corner right out of college. One of the v few places behind the wines then. #sommchat

W. R. Tish ‏@TishWine Q: @TaliaBaiocchi How important are cocktails to Sherry in USA now? And do they distract us from the real stuff? #SommChat @keepercoll

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @TishWine very. been the gateway for lots of ppl. and no re: distraction. speaks to versatility & it's a part of our history. #sommchat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @TaliaBaiocchi what's your favorite Sherry to mix a cocktail with? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @SevenFiftyHQ style or producer/style? #sommchat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ @TaliaBaiocchi how about both! We need more Sherry in cocktails! #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @SevenFiftyHQ love the Lustau sherries for cocktails, specifically La Ina. Super expressive fino. #sommchat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @taliabaiocchi Did you develop the cocktail recipes and food recipes in your book? Favorite pairing? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @WineInkByTia mix. some drinks are mine, some classic, some bartenders. same with food: some mine, some classic, some chefs. #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @WineInkByTia favorite pairing? fino/manzanilla with jamon, no? Also: older fino/manz with sushi. Amontillado w Chinese. #sommchat

W. R. Tish ‏@TishWine Q: @TaliaBaiocchi I know that freshness is key for fino #Sherry. Is it not a concern for types that age longer before release? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @TishWine yes, fino/manz: few days. amont: few weeks. oloroso/pc: a bit longer. older stuff, more than 1yr, etc. #sommchat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @taliabaiocchi @keepercoll which Sherry is the perfect starter if I never had any experience before? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @m_arcon i'd pick 3 as a primer. el maestro fino, valdespino tio diego amontillado, colosia sangre y trabajadero oloroso. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @TaliaBaiocchi what do you believe is the biggest misconception about #Sherry?

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll too many to name. sweetness is big one. still shocks me how many ppl think all sherry is sweet. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @TaliaBaiocchi will you be doing a book signing tour for UR #Sherry Book? #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll yes, already in the midst of it. In fact, just rolled off a train from Boston to be here. DC next wk, SF after. #sommchat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @TaliaBaiocchi how do you best conserve diff. styles of Sherry once opened? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @SevenFiftyHQ Do you mean fridge vs ... ? #sommchat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ @TaliaBaiocchi right- is the fridge the best way to conserve? I know we should drink it all right away, but... #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @SevenFiftyHQ fridge or drink, for sure. preferably the latter. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @TaliaBaiocchi: @SevenFiftyHQ fridge or drink, for sure. preferably the latter. #sommchat need more .500 & .375 sizes #sommchat #sherry

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ @noblewines @TaliaBaiocchi oh agreed!! That way you can make and try even more cocktails and recipes with Sherry! #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @SevenFiftyHQ Cocktails area of #sherry I have yet to explore Will do so ~use #lillet in them Y not sherry instead #sommchat @TaliaBaiocchi

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SomMChat peep - is there a #Sherry that you would recommend with a sweet #dessert and a Savory Dessert?

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll sweet: I love contrabandista from valdespino. Grt example of high-quality blended sherry. Savory/cheese = oloroso. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@TaliaBaiocchi how do U manage the book tour and Editor @punch_drink at same time besides no #sleep #SommChat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll good question. i'll let you know. #sommchat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @taliabaiocchi Finish this: If you like _________, then you will like _________ Sherry. #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @WineInkByTia Going all Mad Libs on me, Tia? I like it. Umami. old fino/amontillado/oloroso sherry. Cop out? #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll #SommChat guest @TaliaBaiocchi will be signing off with last answer at 5 pm- NO OVERTIME TODAY:) if you have questions get them in now:)

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @TaliaBaiocchi Is it hard to find good aged #Sherry and if so is it really expensive? #sommchat

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll very old sherry is less expensive than it shld be. You can find 20-30+ yr old sherry for less than some village burg. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #Sherry talk w/ @TaliaBaiocchi #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Bravo! Thank you. Time for a cocktail, Talia! RT @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #Sherry talk w/ @TaliaBaiocchi #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have #author/editor/#sherry expert @TaliaBaiocchi join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking @TaliaBaiocchi for her time and enjoy sipping some #Sherry Soon! #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Talia Baiocchi ‏@TaliaBaiocchi @keepercoll thanks, y'all. see you around the way. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Thanks again to all of our #SommChat followers for joining us 2 learn more abt #Sherry today with @TaliaBaiocchi - Have a great #WW and wk

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