Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Laura Williamson

11/9 Master Sommelier Laura Williamson

@hellokazzit

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm: Join us for #SommChat at 9amPST/12pmEST for a Q&A w/the lovely & talented Laura Williamson, MS of @hellokazzit. See you there! @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w Master #Sommelier Laura Williamson @hellokazzit on #SommChat !

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We’d like 2 introduce you to Master #Sommelier Laura Williamson @hellokazzit ! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Master #Sommelier Laura Williamson @hellokazzit & say hello so she knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Don’t forget to include #SommChat on EVERY tweet in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: As we ask Laura Williamson @hellokazzit our Qs on, ask her Ur Qs to @KeeperColl as well! She’ll do best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 Laura Williamson @hellokazzit and @KeeperColl 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

jaime smith @ridesmith: Hey hey Laura!

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Hey @ridesmith! Thanks for joining us on #SommChat! Miss you

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Thank you @KeeperColl for having me. It's great to be here on behalf of @hellokazzit and I look forward to all of your questions! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking with Master #Sommelier Laura Williamson @hellokazzit about #Wine on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Laura, @hellokazzit What did it mean to you to be one of the first female Master #Somms? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Ground-breaking & I hope it encouraged other women. It motivated me to be a mentor for future candidates regardless of gender #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @hellokazzit How did you get into #wine? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: I came from a dry county in AR & only got into wine thru restaurant work. Started as a source of income & became a passion #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @hellokazzit Laura, What brought you to #Kazzit? What do U find exciting about this new platform for exploring #wine? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: I got so many questions tableside about where to visit & taste wine. #Kazzit is that end-all answer @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: Hi @hellokazzit! As a newer, wannabe #wine enthusiast, what tips do you have for ordering a good glass of #wine at dinner? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Thnx @kaki_miller. Look for esoteric regions & explore unique offerings. Tasting is the best education @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Laura @hellokazzit is the consumer charged for this service and if not how does the co make $? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: #Kazzit is free to users! The source of revenue comes from an optional fee wineries pay to expand their profile @KeeperColl #SommChat

Luscious Lushes @Luscious_Lushes: What makes @hellokazzit so unique amongst other winery guides? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Hi @Luscious_Lushes #Kazzit is unique for the extent & diversification of search capacity to customize your experience @KeeperColl #SommChat

Luscious Lushes @Luscious_Lushes: @hellokazzit Interesting! Can’t wait to spend more time exploring there. #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @hellokazzit How has, if at all, being a woman affected your experience in the industry? #SommChat

Luscious Lushes @Luscious_Lushes: Great question! #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: I find being female makes me more approachable & breaks down fear tableside @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Ppl are less afraid to ask for guidance & and can enjoy learning. They aren't intimidated by their lack of knowledge @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Luscious_Lushes @winebratsf great to see you on #SommChat today and thx 4 gr8 Qs

Luscious Lushes @Luscious_Lushes: @KeeperColl Cheers! #SommChat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: Take a break from the political drama and check out #SommChat going on now! A great discussion about #wine hosted by @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Laura, @hellokazzit As an MS how do you translate your hospitality experience to an online platform like #Kazzit? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: #Kazzit delivers personal service in the same way the hospitality business serves consumers. I plan to translate that @KeeperColl #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - Any tips/etiquette for when we visit wineries, in order to get the most memorable experience? - #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Great question @demilove! Enthusiasm to learn & graciousness will open many doors @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @demilove happy to see you back on #SommChat today - keep the Qs coming

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm: Hi Laura! So fun to see @hellokazzit on #SommChat on this #WineWednesday. @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Laura @hellokazzit How do you hope #Kazzit can help make #wine more accessible? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: #Kazzit makes #wine accessible by creating ease of access to expanded & unexpected learning via search within the site @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Laura @hellokazzit How did you prepare for the Master Sommelier exam and how long did it take you to pass? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: I passed on my 2nd try but for 1 yr I studied 5hrs/day. You have to really want it to commit & stay positive @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: There are always setback and but you can't let them wear you down! @KeeperColl #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @hellokazzit @KeeperColl Umm, yes. Kind of feeling that way this morning - #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat peep: Laura, @hellokazzit can U share any new #wines you’ve discovered recently and enjoyed? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: 1 of my fav varietals is Silvaner from #Germany. It's dry, savory but w/ more texture & brightness. Great food #wine @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: @hellokazzit What are some good, affordable white, red, and bubbly options? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: For #bubbly, traditional method cava of #Spain is one of the best values today @kaki_miller @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: For red Mencia or Monastrell of #Spain are great. Closer to home there is incredible #PinotNoir from OR @kaki_miller @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @hellokazzit Laura, What do you think is the most underappreciated #wine region? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Too hard to pick! Right now it's is a 3-way tie: #Germany for its hyper focus on quality, #Portugal for diversity... @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: And finally #Greece for its complexity in #wines @KeeperColl #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - Did you work off a study outline? I have seen a couple of those posted online - #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Yes @demilove. I had a study outline based on a strict calendar w/ a serious & punctual review deadline @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Laura, how did U get involved in @hellokazzit & how long have U been working on the project? Is this PT or FT 4U?

Kazzit @hellokazzit: I knew Peter Kasperski from Cowboy Ciao & heard about #Kazzit, this fantastic web resource & wanted to get involved @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Ive been w/ #Kazzit for about a year & we grow every day. I look forward to propelling them even further in the future @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Laura @hellokazzit What drew you to teaching people about #wine? What is it like to teach Master #Somms in training? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: As an MS I serve on the advisory board to help expand #Kazzit and create a #sommelier driven experience @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: I was inspired to teach by witnessing ppl grow beyond their doubts in their ability to achieve the success they dreamt @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ridesmith Jaime, gr8 to hear from you on #SommChat today hope all is well

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - Will you add a mail-order of wine feature to the website? - #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: We are constantly exploring options to serve the interests of our followers and that is under discussion @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: We want to give people what they want but in a unique & untried way to stand out in the field @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Laura, heard u enjoy #food & #Wine pairing - share some favs in 2016? Unusual that really work @hellokazzit

Kazzit @hellokazzit: 1 fav & unusual pairing: GG Riesling & Silvaner w/ age (at least 5-8 yrs) paired w/ complex meat dishes @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Unusual pairing: Textured & weighty unoaked whites paired w/ exotic spices including a little heat to avoid needing RS @KeeperColl #SommChat

Paige Granback @Scoldilocks: @hellokazzit What role to you think #tech will play in terms of how we understand and experience #terroir? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Kazzit @hellokazzit: #Tech can help create & trust personal preference (remove weight of critics opinion) to discover what terroir suits it @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Laura, @hellokazzit What R some fav #Kazzit feature/s? #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: My fav #Kazzit feature is the unique capacity to hone in your search & customize your experience to your palate @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @hellokazzit Laura what R some top #Wine trends U are seeing?

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Top trend: unoaked or min. oaked, mineral driven white & red wines, turn away from heavy oak & over extraction @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: People are becoming more interested in nuance and subtlety of flavor @KeeperColl #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - Do you serve anything especially out of the box on #Thanksgiving ? - #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Whites w/ texture or a kiss of RS and bright, juicy fruit-driven reds work best w/ the diverse flavors of #Thanksgiving @demilove #SommChat

Paige Granback @Scoldilocks: @hellokazzit Do you think the popularity of #wine apps will eventually diminish/replace the role of the #sommelier? #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Scoldilocks great to see you #SommChat today enjoyed your questions

Kazzit @hellokazzit: I don't think #tech can ever replace the #somm but it will drive consumers to more articulated requests @Scoldilocks @KeeperColl #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Its a win-win situation Consumers will become more educated & push #somms to continue learning & engaging @Scoldilocks @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wine w/ Master #Sommelier Laura Williamson @hellokazzit on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Great to have Laura Williamson @hellokazzit join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier Laura Williamson @hellokazzit for her time on #SommChat

Kazzit @hellokazzit: Thnx to every1 for a dynamic & engaging convo! Great to be here @KeeperColl. Be sure to visit #Kazzit & discover the unexpected! #SommChat

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