Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Wilfred Wong

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@WillieBoySF

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Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @KeeperColl Join us today as we talk about 40+ years of my wine life. #SommChat @Wine_com 9 N- 10am PT @mizzdonita @Mcwine

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KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

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KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

TEXSOM IWA ‏@texsomiwa Are you keeping up with #SommChat today? Check out .@WillieBoySF Wilfred Wong of .@Wine_Com taking your questions with .@KeeperColl #WW

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

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com #WW #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @KeeperColl @Wine_com Hi to all of you wine guys! #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne Excited to be talking #wine and more at #SommChat this morning with Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @winegalLynne so happy you can join in with @WillieBoySF om #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @ormiga @KeeperColl Wine is better made; gone thru its power phase; now more balance. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine hi Wilfred thx 4 being here! Whats ur view on california zin it seems as if producers like turley are making more defined wine #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine zin is misunderstood, yes it is powerful and hot, but goes super well with American foods. #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine #SommChat...UR right. Gimme that big Cali #Zinfandel, a juicy #burger and an order of #frenchfries

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess Great to be back in #SommChat today

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Jgreat to see you here and look forward to your questions RT @hvwinegoddess: Great to be back in #SommChat today

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @knowvino: .@WillieBoySF @Wine_com Wilfred, I've not seen you at many of the tastings lately. Are you busier at the new job? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @KeeperColl @knowvino @Wine_com Yes I am really jamming away tasting wines, but still getting out. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WillieBoySF what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @donajilira @KeeperColl @Wine_com love food from the beginning #SommChat

Wine.com ‏@Wine_com #SommChat has begun! Follow us as we discuss #wine with @WillieBoySF and @KeeperColl #Cheers

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Ur spirit seems 2 come thru in ur work, what inspires u about wine writing/reviews? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl history, people and making wine real to everyone, pure storytelling! #SommChat

Donaji Lira ‏@donajilira RT @KeeperColl: Today’s #SommChat features Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com 40 yrs in Biz Hope to see you there! 11 am -12 N CST

Dallas Wine Comp ‏@dallaswinecomp JRT @KeeperColl: Today’s #SommChat features Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com 40 yrs in Biz Hope to see you there! 11 am -12 N CST

TEXSOM ‏@TEXSOM RT @KeeperColl: Today’s #SommChat features Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com 40 yrs in Biz Hope to see you there! 11 am -12 N CST

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @WillieBoySF Good morning, How did you get started in wine industry? #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines #SommChat @willieboysf what are your duties at http://wine.com and what experience got you working there?

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @noblewines research wines, write and tell stories! #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF whats ur take on harbaugh being run out of town and yes on burger & fries w/ zin #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine Harbaugh complex; love burgers and zin; fries in Paris. #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Good morning, #SommChat 'ers! Let's talk some #wine! :-)

WineCompass ‏@winecompass @AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF Since you're talking about zin, what about with bbq? #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @winecompass @AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF For unknown reasons, the only times I drink Zin are w BBQ. I need to branch out! :-) #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AdamPlotkin @winecompass @AndyOnFarmWine zin and BBQ is delish; not too much sauce. #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass @AdamPlotkin @AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF At times the spices can clash; but in general I like that combo #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Do u choose subject/wines 4 'wine notes'? Any new wine/wine subject u would like 2 write about? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl sometimes wines ask for attention. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @WillieBoySF: @winegalLynne @KeeperColl sometimes wines ask for attention. #SommChat or demand it, like #zin

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @noblewines Yes #Zin does indeed! :-D @WillieBoySF @KeeperColl #SommChat fun

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF have you tasted the bedrock wine and if so are they big gnarly old vine type wines #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine Fantastic zins! Flavorful and balanced. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF I'm really liking the unique old vine zins of west paso with their soft tannins and mineral quality is zin #1 in cali #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine This is fun because it takes zin to a new place. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @WillieBoySF Any desire to make wine? If so where & what? Thanks #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @SandyWasserman I have made wine; it is hard work. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @WillieBoySF What wine & where have you made? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @SandyWasserman CS and PN from Carneros; drank them several years later, pretty good. #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @WillieBoySF @Wine_com how to wine sales stack up between Cali, other states, US, Europe, #SommChat @KeeperColl Any #txwine

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @VintageTexas @Wine_com @KeeperColl CA, TX, NY, FL are big; Europe is another story! #SommChat

Rick Bakas ‏@RickBakas Wine Lovers—join @WillieBoySF from http://wine.com right now on #SommChat. Ask him anything and he'll answer live. Just use the tag.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @demilove great and you? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @SandyWasserman Bob Thompson; Robert Mondavi genius. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF @AdamPlotkin @winecompass what is now your fav aspect of the wine world after so many years #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine @AdamPlotkin @winecompass Quaity is everywhere; lots of competition and pushing the envelope. #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. @willieboysf What’s one of your favorite #wine stories? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @Path2Wine drinking average local wines and really liking them. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @WillieBoySF: @Path2Wine drinking average local wines and really liking them. #SommChat hope it's not fictional story

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @WillieBoySF Who are your mentors in the wine industry? #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @WillieBoySF Who are your mentors from the wine writing world? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @VintageTexas Great question! @WillieBoySF @KeeperColl #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @VintageTexas: @WillieBoySF Who are your mentors from the wine writing world? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @VintageTexas @KeeperColl Hugh Johnson, Jancis, Bob Thompson #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WillieBoySF What #wine trends/regions/grapes are most exciting to you at the moment? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @noblewines MOVI produces from Chile; artisans from the Central Coast; Northern Spain #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WillieBoySF thanks for the hint on MOVI, first I'd heard of it. #wine #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Any plans 4 upcoming wine videos in US or abroad? #SommChat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @willieboysf What has been your favorite wine region to visit in the world? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @SevenFiftyHQ Argentina, Chile, France, Italy; Sonoma County. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @demilove: Now that you work for primarily a web retailer, do you miss the face-to-face interaction with customers? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @KeeperColl @demilove Yes, I love talking face-to-face with consumers, that may come even at this job. #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin What in your opinion is the most underappreciated varietal, @WillieBoySF? Something under the radar worth checking out. #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AdamPlotkin Carmenere because it plays on elegance, red fruit and earth. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WillieBoySF have you had Carmenere from N. Italy? #SommChat @AdamPlotkin

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @noblewines @AdamPlotkin I may have at a tasting; not sure; could be good in the right place. #SommChat

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess @noblewines @WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Do you give into their demands? #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @hvwinegoddess not usually, prefer the subtle allure of more elegant #wine #SommChat spouses can demand, work too, not my wine :)

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @WillieBoySF: @VintageTexas @Wine_com @KeeperColl "CA, TX, NY, FL are big!";.... #SommChat #txwine

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @WillieBoySF: @VintageTexas @Wine_com @KeeperColl CA, TX, NY, FL are big; Europe is another story! #SommChat thoughts on South Africa?

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @WillieBoySF: @noblewines @VintageTexas @Wine_com @KeeperColl Some great stuff from So Africa; tough marketplace. #SommChat <<Agree!

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @WillieBoySF #txwine getting good play in natl press and comps. Some finally C export in future. Keep eyes open 4it! @KeeperColl #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @VintageTexas @WillieBoySF starting point should be #Chenin Blanc and focus on Pinotage and expensive wine is the mistake there #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Any up-n-coming producer(s) u notice lately, what grape do they do well? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc; Altocedro Malbec! #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @WillieBoySF: @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc; Altocedro Malbec! #SommChat Lieu Dit lovely wines, bit pricey for Chenin

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Any plans 4 upcoming wine videos in US or abroad? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Yes, this is upcoming globially. #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @WillieBoySF @KeeperColl Awesome! Can't wait 2 see what video is about. #SommChat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Just online now! Tuning in! @KeeperColl @RichardsLJ @MaxKogod @ArdesiaWineBar @HahnEstate #SommChat

kermode ‏@kermode @WillieBoySF Do you think torrontes would do well at high altitudes in the US, such as Colorado? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @kermode Yes it could do well; great from Salta, could be the same; hard to sell. #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @noblewines MOVI produces from Chile; artisans from the Central Coast; Northern Spain #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WillieBoySF What #wine trends/regions/grapes are most exciting to you at the moment? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @noblewines research wines, write and tell stories! #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines #SommChat @willieboysf what are your duties at http://wine.com and what experience got you working there?

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine @VintageTexas @KeeperColl Yes, I judged; OR and WA make superb wines; judges did a good job. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF @VintageTexas @KeeperColl chronicle tasting looked enormous did you judge. I saw Oregon and Washington did well too! #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Jumping in late to @KeeperColl's #SommChat, with @WillieBoySF from http://wine.com. Scrolling through the feed. Hi, everyone! #WW

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Ur passion shows in ur writing, any advice 4 beginning wine writers out there? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl be good in research; diligent, honest and passionate. #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @WillieBoySF @KeeperColl #SommChat Awesome, thank you!

Craig Chan ‏@goforcraig @WillieBoySF Hey Wilfred, what are your thoughts on the wines being produced in the Livermore Valley? Any favorites? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @goforcraig great but checkerd history; some super producers; quite local now. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF cali chardonnay is made in a so many styles is that making it harder to sell? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @AndyOnFarmWine basic style is oaky; artisans make them for super lovers of wine. Never hard to sell #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF thanks 4 ur time go #giants #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. @willieboysf What new things will you do @wine_com this year? #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Q. @WillieBoySF Anything from the U.S. east coast that excites you? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winecompass riesings from Michigan and Finger Lakes are really fine. #SommChat

Wine.com ‏@Wine_com @willieboysf answering your questions on Twitter #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://instagram.com/p/yH_LbRgTWF/

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Any passions other than wine u'd like to share? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Photography; sports and working out. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @demilove: @KeeperColl - what are some of the things you look for in a wine store? What will really turn you on/off? - #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @KeeperColl @demilove good sellers who have a passion for wines and wanting to share it. #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf At celebration times, any special wine u go to? Champagne or ? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Always bubbles; they tickle and make everyone smile. Champagne if I can afford it. #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @WillieBoySF @KeeperColl Yay! My fav as well! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Thx for joining in today on #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF Thank you! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WillieBoySF what is your approach for pairing #food and #wine? #SommChat

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @KeeperColl depands on if the food or the wine is on stage; study their properties and then pair them up.#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Wilfred Wong @WillieBoySF of @Wine_Com join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Wilfed Wong @WillieWongSF of @Wine_Com for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark calendar4 #SommChat Wed 1/28 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! w/ @VintageTexas - new book #Texas Hill Country Wineries http://bit.ly/1sYtr7l

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas I'll be here next week featuring @TexasWineTrail & newbook #winetrail guide & pictorial history of #txwine http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=15802#SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @willieboysf Thx so much 4 ur time/answers, I so appreciate ur writing! Take care all. Look 4ward 2 next #SommChat =)

Wilfred Wong ‏@WillieBoySF @KeeperColl @williewongsf @Wine_com Glad to be here and share our love wine and how to enjoy them. Cheers! #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews @demilove I hope your friend wasn't here for our "winter." It was cold & rainy for over a week! Brrr! :-) #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @WillieBoySF @KeeperColl Many thanks for your time and discussion. Hope to see at 2016 Chron comp. #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @KeeperColl: #SommChat Wed 1/28 11 AM CST, w/@VintageTexas - new book Texas Hill Country Wineries http://bit.ly/1sYtr7l#txwine

Wine.com ‏@Wine_com Thank you @KeeperColl and @WillieBoySF for a great #SommChat!! We shared a few of our favorite moments, what were yours?

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @WillieBoySF kinda like vino my friend #SommChat

Carl Corsi ‏@knowvino A very good #SommChat today with @WillieBoySF from @Wine_com offering some #Wine insights. @KeeperColl

Dos Brisas ‏@InnatDosBrisas http://bit.ly/1E2UPVB Thanks http://WineorBust.com! #wine lovers dream #WineWednesday #wineoclock #SommChat #Sommelier @TperezWine

Beth ‏@travelwinechick #WW #SommChat cheers! @KeeperColl @jordanwinery @duckhornwine @meritageresort @LoireValleyWine @lennthompson

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