Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #MasterofWine Debra Meiburg

10/5 Master of Wine Debra Meiburg

@DebraMeiburgMW

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #wine from a Master of Wine – the 1st ever on #SommChat!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to @DebraMeiburgMW joining us from Hong Kong…LIVE (yes, it is midnight there!) #SommChat #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/ questions, so shout out to @DebraMeiburgMW to say hi & so she knows you’re here! #SommChat #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): As we ask @DebraMeiburgMW our Qs, you’re can ask her ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @DebraMeiburgMW! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): I’m ready!,@keepercoll: Let’s start talking #wine with @DebraMeiburgMW! #SommChat

@amberdemure (amberdemure): #SommChat @DebraMeiburgMW I understand that Asia is rapidly acquiring a taste for wine, what varietals are hot right now? @keepercoll

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): RT @amberdemure: #SommChat Hot varietals for Asia – well we’re obsessed with Bordeaux, so Cab, Merlot. Some recent w Malbec @keepercoll

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Here’s a ? for our guest: What do you like to read/experience OTHER than wine to help you appreciate wine more? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): RT @demilove: @keepercoll I love history and language! Studying for MW made me appreciate science. RE: OTHER than wine? #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@debrameiburgmw demand for French wine seems to be surging in China. Do you see much interest for U.S. wine in Hong Kong? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): We have a French-obsession in China/HK At last, this yr, more int in CAL wines. RT @MattMcGinnis: .@debrameiburgmw #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW What are the major differences between the Asian #wine consumer and the US wine consumer? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Bordeaux winemakers visit Hong Kong often. Australia does as well (it’s close psychologically) @keepercoll #SommChat @DebraMeiburgMW!!

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Our HK markets have been on hyper speed, esp with all the auction activity RT @keepercoll #SommChat @DebraMeiburgMW!!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): How about New Zealand? @DebraMeiburgMW: Bordeaux winemakers visit Hong Kong. Australia does as well @keepercoll #SommChat @DebraMeiburgMW

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): NZL pops into HK now & then. Wines do really well, esp Pinot Noir & SB! RT @enjoielife: How about New Zealand?@keepercoll #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@debrameiburgmw I’ve tasted/reviewed a few wines made in China. Is there much demand for domestic wine in HK? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Recent trend is top chateau and winemakers looking to set up a winery in China. That will change the field! @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Gr8 Q! 96% of Chinese wine is consumed in China. Vry little exported. RT @MattMcGinnis: .@debrameiburgmw #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): China is 5th or 6th lrgst producer in world, but not yet much quality…getting better tho! RT @keepercoll @MattMcGinnis #SommChat

@jennanorth (Jenna North): Follow #SommChat today with @DebraMeiburgMW #WW #wine #HongKong cc @keepercoll

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW You’re a notable wine writer – do you have a go-to wine book for those of us studying #wine? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Something unique abt HK is that we actually drink our old vintage wines @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): I love David Bird’s book: understanding wine tech Cldn’t live wout the Oxford @keepercoll: Q. go-to wine book #wine? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Am on DEADLINE for a book, the 1st Guide to HK Wine Trade (market research, directory, etc.) @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): And for fun, Hugh Johnson’s History of Wine. @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): I even like the Dummies series, which isn’t really for dummies! @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Neat! RT @DebraMeiburgMW: Am on DEADLINE for a book, the 1st Guide to HK Wine Trade (market research, directory, etc.) @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW Your book, Tasting Wine w/ Debra Meiburg, is said to be “interactive sensory experience”– how so & why? #wine #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Laughin! Many pages r touch and feel ex. fabric for tannins RT @keepercoll Book, Tasting Wine“interactive sensory experience”#wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW Wine education is very important to you – what is your ultimate goal in educating people about #wine? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Just want them to luv wine like I do! RT @keepercoll: Q. @DebraMeiburgMW what is your ultimate goal in educating people abt #wine? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): One issue in Asia: there’s a perception only French wine is REAL wine! Education needed! @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Lots of discussion in Asia about our taste preferences & food matching @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Lots of confusion also when winemakers tell us, “my wine goes with Asian food” Aieyah! Which 1? Which dish? Sauce? @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Anyone reading that’s considering the MW? Amazing experience! @keepercoll #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Definitely! What’s ur advice. @keepercoll: RT @DebraMeiburgMW: Anyone reading thats considering the MW? @keepercoll #SommChat”

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW):4 MW, def map out a study path, set up gd recordkeeping bc it cn easily take 6 yrs! RT @enjoielife: Def! advice? @keepercoll #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @DebraMeiburgMW – Just passed my #WSET advanced this summer! Thinking about the next step up on the pyramid #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Congrats! @demilove: @DebraMeiburgMW – Just passed my #WSET advanced this summer! Thinking about the next step up on the pyramid #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Congrats! I lovd MW studies, but…takes time! RT @demilove: I passed my #WSET advanced this summer! next step up on the pyramid #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @enjoielife @DebraMeiburgMW – Thank you both! I have had a very supportive cheering section on Twitter and Facebook! #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): We’re abt to launch a study card series for WSET: 2000 cards RT @demilove: @enjoielife re WSET Thank you both! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Gr8 idea! @DebraMeiburgMW: We’re abt to launch a study card series for WSET: 2000 cards RT @demilove: @enjoielife re WSET #SommChat”

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): I lk study cards…hope others do. App nxt of course! RT @enjoielife RE: WSET: 2000 study cards RT @demilove: @enjoielife re WSET #SommChat

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais DWS): @DebraMeiburgMW: Anyone reading that’s considering the MW? Amazing experience! @keepercoll #SommChat” Yes! Next year!

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais DWS): @DebraMeiburgMW @keepercoll The only wine from China that I bought 4 retail was Dragon’s Hollow. It sold well in FL & cool label #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): How interesting! Who drank? RT @SylvieGervais @keepercoll Only wine fr China I bought was Dragon’s Hollow. It sold well in FL #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW Explain the difference between Master Sommelier and Master of Wine? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): MS = full beverage service++. MW more vinyrd, winemaking, biz, global issues RT @keepercoll: Q difference bet MS & Master of Wine? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW Master of Wine seems like the pinnacle of #wine education – where do you go from there? What’s next? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Haha! I like working at wineries during ‘vacation’. RT @keepercoll: Q. MW pinnacle of #wine education – where do u go fr there?#SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): In my case, create educational products to lessen torment for others ) RT @keepercoll: Q. re MW where do you go from there? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW What brought and kept you in Hong Kong to pursue your #wine career? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Came to HK abt 25 yrs ago – loved it immediately! RT @keepercoll: Q. @DebraMeiburgMW What kept you in Hong Kong #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): In HK, you can hike (really!) in mrning, fish market after, Gucci opening with Lafite in evening…great combo! @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): New Yorkers luv Hong Kong & its wine scene – they say “it makes look Manhattan like it’s on valium” @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Haha RT @DebraMeiburgMW: New Yorkers luv Hong Kong & wine scene – they say “it makes Manhattan look like its on valium” #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @DebraMeiburgMW What’s the hardest thing about living and working in Hong Kong? Best? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Toughest: relentless pace!!! Work-hard, play-hard city! Missing family @keepercoll: Q. Hardest thing about living in Hong Kong? #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Best abt HK: Everyday is an adventure. You can get anything done in record time @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Other best abt HK: Wine scene is vibrant, posh and eager. Lots of interest. Wine is hip & trendy! @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Also, great abt Hong Kong, always an international mix at the table, so conversations are lively! Oh, & round tables @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Our round tables make for great group conversation. Eating becomes a more shared experience @keepercoll #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Has HK discovered NY wines? Riesling & Cab Franc gr8 w/ Chinese food @DebraMeiburgMW: New Yorkers luv HK & its wines @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Not yet, but a group fr Finger Lakes is coming to HKWSF (Fair) Gr8 Q!! RT @enjoielife: Has HK discovered NY wines? s @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hr of #wine expertise from Master of Wine @DebraMeiburgMW! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): It was an honor to have @DebraMeiburgMW join us today for #SommChat. Please join me in thanking her for her time & wisdom!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @DebraMeiburgMW @keepercoll – Thank you for all the great insights, Debra! See you all next week for #SommChat!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If any1 missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to bit.ly/ikBrJx for you to review later #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 10/12 11 AM CST for #SommChat with NYC Sommelier at Jean Georges, @kpetrullo! #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Super fun! Loved it! Thx so much! Come visit Hong Kong! RT @keepercoll #SommChat. Please join me in thanking her for her time & wisdom!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): And don’t forget to tune into a 2nd #SommChat about #WASyrah TODAY at 6:30 CST live at the Red Room at @WinesCom: bit.ly/o9g4pK

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q gets answered, post it to FB & we’ll be sure it gets asked! on.fb.me/hjQDBL Happy #WW!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Get your tickets ASAP for #CUF2011 on Oct 16 – 50% of proceeds go to victims of #CentralTXFires bit.ly/qExa1H #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’ll make it happen! RT @DebraMeiburgMW: Super fun! Loved it! Thx so much! Come visit Hong Kong! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): #SommChat trip to Hong Kong in 2012 anyone? RT @DebraMeiburgMW: Super fun! Loved it! Thx so much! Come visit Hong Kong! #SommChat

@MattReiser (Matt Reiser): @DebraMeiburgMW sorry to miss this #SommChat…have looked back at conversation gr8 advise!

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Am huge fan of SAF wines! Thx 4 listening! RT @Merlot_Girl: RT Our round tables make for great group conversation @keepercoll #SommChat

@DebraMeiburgMW (Debra Meiburg MW): Thx for q’s & comments @SylvieGervais! @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks Matt-Happy #WW! RT @MattReiser: @DebraMeiburgMW sorry to miss this #SommChat…have looked back at conversation gr8 advise! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): WORTH considering! @keepercoll: #SommChat trip to Hong Kong in 2012 anyone? RT @DebraMeiburgMW: #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Have a great #WineWednesday everyone! And thanks again to @DebraMeiburgMW! Signing off for today… #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @DebraMeiburgMW LOL “Manhattan on valium” #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): Thanks @keepercoll for organizing a great #SommChat with @DebraMeiburgMW.

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais DWS): @DebraMeiburgMW @keepercoll Great #SommChat Very interesting! Good questions & answers. Thanks ladies!

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @DebraMeiburgMW @demilove @enjoielife I’d love to get in on those study cards. #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @DebraMeiburgMW @keepercoll what a great #SommChat this week. Sorry I missed it live but I’m reading all the tweets now. Thanks Debra

@emilejoubert (Emile Joubert): @keepercoll @fvalenmo @wineacademy @yodoukas Thanks, and what a Keeper. #WineWednesday #SommChat

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