Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Bernie Sun

12/28 Bernie Sun, Luxury Accounts Manager at Kobrand Wine

@BSVINO

Donaji Lira @donajilira: Don’t miss #SommChat today, 12N ET with @Kobrand_Wine

Bernie Sun, @BSVINO, also a great @TEXSOM friend, speaker and @texsomiwa judge.

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @donajilira thanks for the #SommChat S/O great way to end 2016 and learn from @BSVINO for 2017

Steve Roebuck @RoebuckSteve1: @DenisMalbec & May-Britt this is a wonderful #wine #redwine #alexandervalley #cabernet #winelover #winetasting #wineoclock #SommChat #vino

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w @Kobrand_Wine #Luxury Accts Mgr, Bernie Sun, @BSVINO on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We’d like 2 introduce you to @Kobrand_Wine #Luxury Accts Mgr, Bernie Sun, @BSVINO! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 @Kobrand_Wine #Luxury Accts Mgr, Bernie Sun, @BSVINO & say hello so he 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 Bernie Sun @BSVINO our Qs on, you can ask him Ur Qs to @KeeperColl as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking with @Kobrand_Wine #Luxury Accts Mgr, Bernie Sun, @BSVINO about #Wine on #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl Hello All! Happy Holidays to all!! #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl @Kobrand_Wine #SommChat Don't want to make anyone jealous but am in #Arosa #Switzerland doing apres ski

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr Shy #SommChat peep @BSVINO How did you get your start in the #wine industry?

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl started by liking #wine was in right place at right time was 30 yrs old #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @BSVINO How and when did you get started with @Kobrand_Wine ? #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl started with @Kobrand_Wine 2 yrs ago opportunity arose after working w/ #Chef @jeangeorges for 10 yrs Corp #Bev Dir #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - Hello from Parental Headquarters (TM) in Stratford, CT - merry Christmas to all at #SommChat - what did you taste this week?

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm how much do you have to travel with your job @Kobrand_Wine and what R UR main duties @BSVINO

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl 2/3 of time is spent in #NY area and 1/3 of time is key markets around the #US like #texas #LasVegas #Chicago #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl my main duties w/ @Kobrand_Wine is to liason w/ top on and off premise accts across #US 2 edcuate & present #wines #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: 4 @Kobrand_Wine I do special events like educational seminars @TEXSOM and @foodandwine #Aspen #SommChat

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin: 2 phenomenal #wine events! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @TaittingerUSA can you give some tasting profiles of the Rose @BSVINO ?

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @TaittingerUSA Prestige Rose has 30% #Chardonnay which gives it elegance 50% #Pinot Noir & 20% #Pinot Meunier fun lively #rose #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl @TaittingerUSA Prestige #Rose will age gracefully ages on lees for 3 years can drink immediately upon purchase & enjoy #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl @TaittingerUSA Comtes de #Champagne #Rose 100% Grands Cru #Villages 70% #pinot & 30% #Chardonnay #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl @TaittingerUSA Comtes de #Champagne ages very well and is 10 yrs on lees before release all Comtes are hand riddled! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @BSVINO What advice would you give someone looking to enter the #wine business today? #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl study diligently but keep an open mind I see a trend of #Somms looking 4 unicorn #wine & many neglect 2 learn classics #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl advice to #Somms taste everything you can to learn #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @BSVINO What are some unique #foodandwine #pairings you’ve enjoyed recently? #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl 1er Cru &Grand Cru white #Burgundy paired grilled #steak is amazing had this with @LoveJadot #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: this pairing not normal thought- usually pair grilled steak w/ red #wine oak on 1er and Grand Cru #Burgundy works w/ grilled meat #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl I was trained on classic #wines and so I tend to stay in that arena #SommChat

Harley Carbery @harleywine1: @KeeperColl @BSVINO good morning from #vegas! #SommChat sorry I'm late…

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @harleywine1 great to see you today on #SommChat look fwd to seeing you next time in #Vegas or elsewhere #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep @BSVINO What are some affordable #wines offered by @Kobrand_Wine that you would suggest? #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: more affordable #wines @Kobrand_Wine try Bodega Chacra Barda #Pinot fr #Argentina or fr #Sardinia Punica Montessu Carignano #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: also try @Kobrand_Wine Chateau Des Jacques #Beaujolais also Cabreo La Pietra #Chardonnay fr #Tuscany #Italy & #Jadot #Santenay #SommChat

Harley Carbery @harleywine1: @BSVINO where are you spending #nye? #SommChat what will you be poppin!?

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @harleywine1 spending #NYE in #Zurich w/ fiance's family & will have many good #Wines 4 sure #Champagne #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @harleywine1 in #Zurich 4 #NYE it is festive w/ winter carnivals and ppl are eating chocolate #Cheese and drinking #glug #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @BSVINO How have you seen the #wine industry change since you started working in it? #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl biggest change is consolidation both on #wine Distribution & Supply level esp in last 5-8 yrs #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @keepecoll this has pros and cons for #Somms and for small wineries 4 Somms 1 stop shopping but 4 small producers can get lost #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat #Somm asks @BSVINO What changes do you anticipate in the #wine industry in the coming years? #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl anticipate > chgs under 3 tier system & > consolidation not finished yet #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr #SommChat peep: @BSVINO How are younger #wine consumers different than older generations? #SommChat

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin: @KeeperColl @BSVINO They have been alive for fewer years! ;-) #CrackMyselfUp #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl younger #wine drinkers R open 2 trying new things& like 2 buy < online go 2 store or resto & talk 2 #Somms 2 learn #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl I see these younger #wine drinkers at seminars and restaurants and retail locations which allows me to see this #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm what r things you like best about working at a restaurant job like @jeangeorges & a job with distr like @Kobrand_Wine

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl on restaurant side I have worked w/ many gr8 #Chefs & it is an unending learning experience gr8 creativity #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl on restaurant side get to meet lots of gr8 ppl esp customers what I don't miss abt resto side is nightly closing #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl on supplier side U meet a lot of gr8 ppl too esp working more directly with #winemakers and #wineries #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl on 'not so fun' supplier side, doing long events being on your feet the entire time standing like 8 hour events #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl on supplier side I also get to see my #Somm Friends more often which is a plus #SommChat

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl on #wine supply/distribution side it stresses a lot of education which is what I like to do #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @BSVINO any things you want to do on the #wine in the near future?

Bernie Sun @BSVINO: @KeeperColl with @Kobrand_Wine there is still a lot 4 me to learn on the distribution/supply side. I look fwd to learning #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wine w/ @Kobrand_Wine #Luxury Accts Mgr, Bernie Sun, @BSVINO on #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking #Wine w/ @Kobrand_Wine #Luxury Accts Mgr Bernie Sun @BSVINO for his time on #SommChat

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