Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest  Master #Sommelier Hendrik Thoma

10/30 Master Sommelier Hendrik Thoma

@HendrikThoma

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Join us for #WW & #SommChat 11AM CST @andyonfarmwine @forknbottle @sahmmelier @ArdesiaWineBar @DrinkAlsace @VinoJeffTaylor @winegallynne

@zoltanszabo (Zoltan Szabo): @KeeperColl @champagnebureau @drinkportuguese @je_uncorked @sonofasomm @talesofthecork @wcthegrillroom cheers! #SommChat

@elloinos (Markus Stolz): Join @HendrikThoma MS in 15 minutes on #SommChat. Hendrik is down to earth and full of passion. Sad that I can’t make it, kids driving duty.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Join us for #WW & #SommChat 11AM CST @lwa235 @willowwineguy @rtwinestyles @champagnesomm @foodwinefashion @matthewliberty @elaineschoch

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@elloinos we will miss you and are looking Fwd to @HendrikThoma on #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @elloinos @KeeperColl we miss you! Cheers to Greece #SommChat

@DeniseClarkeTX (Denise Clarke): RT @KeeperColl Get your questions ready for #SommChat #Master #Sommelier Hendrik Thoma @hendrikThoma today 11 AM CST!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #German Master #Sommelier Hendrik Thoma @HendrikThoma

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier Hendrik Thoma @HendrikThoma #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Master #Sommelier @HendrikThoma 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask #Sommelier Hendrik Thoma our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Good morning all! Busy day at work (went to Piedmont on Monday and #Champagenebureau yesterday) but nice to join you at #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @KeeperColl Happy to be here. Greetings from rainy Hamburg #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl Good morning all! Busy day at work (went to Piedmont on Monday #Champagenebureau yesterday) but nice to join you at #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @m_arcon @HendrikThoma what was the most difficult part becoming a MS? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @KeeperColl @m_arcon I am lazy guy, so it was all of them, but tasting is tough #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @HendrikThoma: @demilove @KeeperColl Hi Douglas was there last week! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma What got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl It was during my work at the Auberge du Soleil in the Napa Valley #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove great to see you at #SommChat always love your questions

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma What makes #Germany a special region for #wine? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl It is a cool climate #wine region and the wines have become much better in quality over the past #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @KeeperColl will check back later on thistle as I unfortunately can’t make it now for #SommChat Cheers!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @CaravelleChamp we will miss you on #SommChat – have a great day

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @elaineschoch hope you can make it on #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @Champagenewhit – look forward to your ?s on #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): It’s #SommChat time! RT @HendrikThoma: @KeeperColl Happy to be here. Greetings from rainy Hamburg #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma Tell us about your involvement with weinamlimit. #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl Wein am Limit is a interactive Videoshow which I enjoy to host since 2011. It’s my passion, my business footprint #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @ATXFoodnews look forward to your ?s for Hendrik on #SommChat

@bibracamontes (Brent Bracamontes): @HendrikThoma / What do you believe are the “sweet spots” for Riesling’s mass appeal in the US? Sweetness level & price? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @bibracamontes @KeeperColl It is the taste of spritzy lemonade and the price #SommChat

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): @HendrikThoma How is wine culture in Germany different from wine culture in the U.S.?#SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl US is much more into fun and open. #Germany is very conservative #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @WineLibrary great to see you here today on #SommChat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): #SommChat is featuring Master Sommelier @HendrikThoma right now! Happy to be here everyone! Greeting from rainy #Chicago !

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @Vin_Chicago great to see you on #SommChat look forward to you ?s

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma Do you like working over the internet more than in a physical setting like a restaurant? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl not really and yes I do. I call it my virtual #Restaurant and ever since I am in it I have made many new friends #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – To be clear, I wasn’t actually THERE there, but I attended tasting with those wines here in Chicago! – #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – How would you differentiate the different country styles of Riesling, either for guests or family? – #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): What is weinamlimit? @KeeperColl @hendrikThoma #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @noblewines @KeeperColl It is my videoshow http://www.weinamlimit.de Enjoy #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @hendrikthoma @KeeperColl I’ve read that you said once that @garyvee was a big inspiration for you. Why? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @m_arcon @KeeperColl @garyvee Because he showed us in Winebiz how to connect and engage with people in a very humble and human way #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Happy 25th anniv. @Matarromera #Ribera #Wine http://bit.ly/1hqX5ck cc: @DrinkRibera @dbrouges #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. How long did it take you to become a Master #Sommelier and how would you say it changed your #wine career? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl It took me five attempts or years. It guided me through my professional career. It helped to me force myself #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @KeeperColl @HendrikThoma whats your favorite italian wine and why? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @m_arcon @KeeperColl There isn’t such a thing, but I like classic stuff as Giacosa from Piedmont and Valentini from Abruzzen #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @hendrikThoma where in Germany are you working from? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @noblewines @KeeperColl I work in Hamburg, but more or less all over the country because I lecture a lot. Hamburg is the base #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @HendrikThoma: @KeeperColl It is my videoshow http://www.weinamlimit.de Enjoy #SommChat I’ll check that out. German required?

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @noblewines @KeeperColl Most of the times it is in Geramn but there are english sessions as well #SommChat

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): @HendrikThoma Are you friends with the other 2 Master Sommeliers in Germany?#SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl Yes I am. We are different personalities but are conncetd very well #SommChat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): Q. @HendrikThoma – Besides #Riesling, what are the other “buzz” wines that are from Germany that US market should try? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl #Weißburgunder, Pinot Blanc. We see some great elegant results and my most favourable is #Silvaner #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Late to the party but tuned in now for another great edition of #SommChat with @KeeperColl & friends! #WineWednesday

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @hendrikthoma @KeeperColl whats your secret tip for a wine with a BOMB QPR? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @m_arcon @KeeperColl It is Cru de Beaujoalis like Fleurie or Moulin-a-Vent. For sure underrated #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): YEAHHH RT @drewbie_g: Late to the party but tuned in now for another great edition of #SommChat with @KeeperColl & friends! #WineWednesday

@SFWineSchool (SF Wine School): Q: @KeeperColl @HendrikThoma What AVAs in California are average German wine consumers aware of beyond Napa Valley? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @SFWineSchool @KeeperColl None to be honest. You can be happy if they can distinguish between #Napa #Sonoma or #Central Valley #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): Welcome to #SommChat @HendrikThoma What’s been your favorite moment on weinamlimit.de ?

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @SFWineSchool @KeeperColl @HendrikThoma And how much American wine do you see/sell in DE? #SommChat

@nzcomplexity (Complexity): Checking into #SommChat w/ @KeeperColl & @HendrikThoma – happy #WW! #betterlatethannever

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @nzcomplexity great to see you back on #SommChat

@nzcomplexity (Complexity): @KeeperColl Happy to be here! Cheers. #knowledgeispower #SommChat #insights

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): wow @HendrikThoma has lots of videohttp://www.youtube.com/user/HendrikThoma/videos … great for tuning our ears to German #wine @KeeperColl #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @hendrikthoma @KeeperColl the best wine you ever had? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @m_arcon @KeeperColl Hard to answer. The last good one I had in my glas #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @vtwinemedia good to see you at #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @hendrikthoma @KeeperColl who was your biggest inspiration in case of wine? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @m_arcon @KeeperColl A friend of my parents who introduced me to some terrific wines when I was young and without taste.#SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – What wines outside of Germany are popular with your customers? Is there much curiousity in USA wine? – #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @demilove @KeeperColl It isonly a small scene, but things are more open now. With Bush Administration there was a lot of antipathy #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): thx from #SommChat RT @vtwinemedia: @KeeperColl always fascinating, try to catch it whenever I can. Cheers

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): RT @HendrikThoma – #Weißburgunder, Pinot Blanc. We see some great elegant results and my most favourable is #Silvaner #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @HendrikThoma @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl Amen to that – love Pinot Blanc – Cheers! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @HendrikThoma: @SFWineSchool None 2 B honest. You can be happy if they can distinguish between #Napa #Sonoma or #Central Valley #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): RT @HendrikThoma: @m_arcon @KeeperColl It is Cru de Beaujoalis like Fleurie or Moulin-a-Vent. For sure underrated #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): RT @vtwinemedia: wow @HendrikThoma has lots of video http://www.youtube.com/user/HendrikThoma/videos … great for tuning our ears to German #wine @KeeperColl #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl that does sound interesting! #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @KeeperColl better late than never? #SommChat

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): @HendrikThoma If you receive a terrible bottle of wine as a gift, what should you do? Share it? Store it? Secretly throw it away? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl My neighbour is a good bet and lot of it goes through the sink #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): for sure RT @raelinn_wine: @KeeperColl better late than never? #SommChat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): Yes! More Pinot Blanc plz! RT @stephaniemiskey “@HendrikThoma @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl Amen to that – love Pinot Blanc – Cheers! #SommChat ”

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): RT @HendrikThoma: @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl US is much more into fun and open. #Germany is very conservative #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat RT @nzcomplexity: @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl What international regions or varieties intrigue Germans the most as of late?

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @KeeperColl @nzcomplexity The G. are discovering #Germany at the moment, but still the classic regions and country as Spain, Italy #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @HendrikThoma @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl a big yes to silvaner! Cheers! #SommChat

@weinwestfalen (Axel Finger): #SommChat is a nice idea! @KeeperColl RT @weinwestfalen: #SommChat is a nice idea! @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): thanks – hope you can join in each week:)

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @hendrikthoma @KeeperColl how can I improve my taste & palate? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @m_arcon @KeeperColl Keep tasting a lot and develop your favorites, but remain open. Taste is a value and can be trained #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma What do you like to do with your personal time? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl Family, friends, sports. The remains of the day…it is not a lot. #SommChat

@aliasnicknora (Nick and Nora): Hi, what are we chatting about this week? ^Sharon @KeeperColl @weinwestfalen #SommChat

@aliasnicknora (Nick and Nora): Good question @m_arcon @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): w/ @HendrikThoma Master #Sommelier RT @aliasnicknora: Hi, what are we chatting about this week? @weinwestfalen #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma How do U go about pairing #food and #wine – which comes first for you and why? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl Keep it simple. Try new things. Stick to classics #SommChat

@aliasnicknora (Nick and Nora): @HendrikThoma do Germans have a fav foreign wine? #SommChat @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @aliasnicknora @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl Hard to say, depends on the price range and the part of the country. #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @aliasnicknora @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl North to South and East to West #Germany #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl @nzcomplexity when I worked in #priorat we sold a lot of wine in and had many visitors from Germany. #SommChat

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl Makes you think there should be a charity where people can donate the wines they don’t want! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma As a Master #Sommelier, what advice can U give 2 those studying 4 the exam w/ @MasterSommUS? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS Study with the other students and exchange as much as you can. Taste as much as you can. Work hard #SommChat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): RT @dbrogues when I worked in #priorat we sold a lot of wine in and had many visitors from Germany. #SommChat

@aliasnicknora (Nick and Nora): Gewurtztraminer is a big hit on wine lists in NY just now. #SommChat @hendrikthoma @KeeperColl

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @aliasnicknora @KeeperColl It is used as an Aperitif in Italy spe. from #Southtyrol In Germany people have no clue #disappointing #SommChat

@aliasnicknora (Nick and Nora): When I was a student I liked cheap Australian wine. My parents drank lots of German. #SommChat @HendrikThoma @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma What R some fav red #wines for under $40.00 retail that you like now? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl I like very much Macon-Villages, Silvaner and South Africa #Swartlandrevolution #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @aliasnicknora @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl thx always try my best #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl any favorite wine from the Chianti region? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @m_arcon @KeeperColl Not really. But Gaiole and Panzano are great villages with excellent fruit. High alitude and fresh in style #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma Do your #wine shops in #Germany offer a broad range of wines from around the world 4 you to buy? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl you can buy a big variety in most places. Retail is very small and it is tough for them. Internet shops are growing. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma What R some #champagnes under $50.00 retail that you like now? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl #Gatinois #Larmandier-Bernier #Diebolt-Vallois #Jaquesson #Polroger #Roederer #Eglyouriet #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): I’m on SA train! MT @HendrikThoma: A. @KeeperColl I like very much Macon-Villages, Silvaner and #SouthAfrica #Swartlandrevolution #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @HendrikThoma What #Wine regions have you not visited that you would like to see? #SommChat

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): A. @KeeperColl #SommChat #Georgia and #Israel

@mattreiser (Matt Reiser): @HendrikThoma gr8 #SommChat!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Bye everyone! See you next week on #SommChat – and one more thing – Go Red Sox!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): gr8 guest and glad to see you here:) RT @mattreiser: @HendrikThoma gr8 #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove have a great week #SommChat

@DeniseClarkeTX (Denise Clarke): Catching up on the chat…looks like a great one. Thanks for the #champagnes under $50 recommendations! #SommChat

@aliasnicknora (Nick and Nora): I can see why the Italians would like it as an aperitif -sometimes its slightly effervescent. @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk w/ Master #Sommelier Hendrik Thoma @HendrikThoma #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Great to have Master# Sommelier Hendrik Thoma @HendrikThoma join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier Hendrik Thoma @HendrikThoma for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @DeniseClarkeTX Thanks Denise. Keep quality up #SommChat

@aliasnicknora (Nick and Nora): I can see why the Italians like it. It’s slight effervescent sometimes. @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If anyone missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to http://bit.ly/ikBrJx for you to review later #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark UR calendar & get ready 4 #SommChat w/ @ChampagneSomm Oumy Diaw on Wed 11/6 at 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! C u there!

@DeniseClarkeTX (Denise Clarke): RT @KeeperColl Mark UR calendar & get ready 4 #SommChat w/ @ChampagneSomm Oumy Diaw on Wed 11/6 at 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! C u there!

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @KeeperColl It was great to be in this fast paced environment and it is a lot of fun sharing with you. Big thanks to Diane #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl Thanks so much for the #fabulous #SommChat ~ Cheers!

@HendrikThoma (Hendrik Thoma): @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl It was great to see you Stephanie. Keep it up! #SommChat

@WineCellarTV (Thomas Werdelmann): @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl Great #SommChat! Thanks & Cheers! #ww

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): glad to see you here RT @WineCellarTV: @HendrikThoma @KeeperColl Great #SommChat! Thanks & Cheers! #ww

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): Joining #SommChat while working in the cinema. Thank Steve Jobs for the iPhone!

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): RT @KeeperColl: Great to have Master# Sommelier Hendrik Thoma join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Bubbles!! RT @KeeperColl: Mark UR calendar & get ready 4 #SommChat w/ @ChampagneSomm Oumy Diaw on Wed 11/6 at 11 AM CST! C u there!

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @KeeperColl Thanks! @HendrikThoma great #SommChat

@jfarsang (Jesse Farsang): Wonderful chat & appreciate the recommendations ! #champagnes #SommChat

@genuist (genuist): @KeeperColl @HendrikThoma sounds lovely! Do you have #SommChat often?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @genuist we have #SommChat every Wednesday from 11 am -12 N CST, 12 N -1 pm EST

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