Keeper Collection Reverse #SommChat

12/28 Special Edition: Reverse #SommChat

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@enjoielife (Judia Black): Fellow wine lovers, join REVERSE #SommChat today at 11 CST/12 EST to get inspired for your NYE #wine selections to bring in 2012! #WW

@drooln (Nathan Yap): Looking forward to todays REVERSE #SommChat

@WineSpyMag (WineSpy): Celebrate #WineWednesday! Join @KeeperColl & #SommChat for 1 hour at 11am CST & have your #wine questions answered by top professionals.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to REVERSE #SommChat everyone! Come one, come all to this special edition #SommChat where we ALL get to answer #wine questions!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’re switching things up today in honor of the New Yr- @keepercoll will ask the Qs & YOU will have the floor to share ur thoughts #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): The Qs will be fun & “bubbly” – if you have more than 1 answer, share them all! After a few mins, we’ll move on to the next Q #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Feel free to RT the questions to encourage your friends to join in – anyone is welcome! #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): .@keepercoll Ask away! Ready to play! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Each question will have a number, so if you’re answering Q1, start your answer with A1 (and so on…) #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Remember, at the end of today’s chat, we’ll announce the winner of the @CongressAustin $100 GC from voting in the #SommChat guest vote!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’ll also announce our Special #SommChat guest for next week to ring in the New Year!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Let’s get started with REVERSE #SommChat and why not start with BUBBLES!?

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q1. What is your dream bottle of #champagne to open on New Year’s Eve? #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): A1 any vintage of Cristal #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): A1 Very fond of Ruinart & Ayala. #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): A1 @keepercoll My Dream Bottle of #champagne Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1975 #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): “@mmWine: A1 @keepercoll My Dream Bottle of #champagne Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1975 #SommChat” Agreed

@drooln (Nathan Yap): A1 = 1995 Dom Perignon #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Sounds like Ruinart, Ayala, Cristal, Pol Roger Churchill, Dom Perignon are at the top for NYE – not bad! Any grower champagne? #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): A1 –> Champagne Armand de Brignac Brut Gold but IF I were dreaming bigger … –> Champagne Krug 1996 Clos d’Ambonnay #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): A1. sorry I’m late : ). 1979 Krug out of magnum #WW @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q2. What other bottles of #champagne are you planning to ACTUALLY drink on New Year’s Eve? #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @keepercoll #SommChat this one blew my mind and isn’t as pricey as other champagne with the same quality level.pic.twitter.com/s4b6sdDG

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @WineTheory That just caught our radar too – great find! #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): A2 @keepercoll I plan on enjoying a 2000 Pol Roger brut & a NV Pol Roger Brut #champagne on NYE #SommChat (sense a theme?)

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @mmWine Sounds lovely – have you had the Pol Roger brut 2000 vin before and how is it drinking? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): yes @keepercoll I had the 2000 Pol roger on Dec 10th – it was excellent, my notes are home sadly. Classic brioche, toast #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @keepercoll the Pol Roger 2000 Brut is indeed a “Champagne Drinkers” bottle. Not for someone who wants easy/sweet. It’s big! #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): A2 Roederer Estate Brut…If my other half were with me…NV Krug… #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): @keepercoll A2. None. Working close shift have 4 review bottles of bubbly 4 today & 1 Kirkland Champagne to drink from my boss. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): A2. really interested to see what this Kirkland bottle will be like. it IS a Champagne and not a washington state sparkler. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @1337wine Interesting – please report back on Kirkland! (ps Sorry you have to work NYE! We’ll toast for you) #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): @keepercoll Thought about including it in the review today. that’s 5 Sparklers in 1 show. Hmmm… #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Bonjour! Love the @VazartCoquart BdB Special Club 2002 #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): Our #NYE champagne will be ’02 @perrier_jouet rosé cc @keepercoll #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): A2 @keepercoll aside from the Luciene Albrecht, I really like the Louis Boulliot Brut, more fruit forward than most #SommChat

@KathyMorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @keepercoll Sorry I’m late! A2 Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blancs #SommChat A6 No!!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Love Billecart Salmon! Cuvee Elisabeth Rose is a fav. @KathyMorganMS: @keepercoll A2 Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blancs #SommChat A6 No!!”

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @keepercoll Wolffer Estate Noblesse Oblige sparkling wine is delicious & great for New Year’s Eve! #SommChat

@SigVin (Signorello Estate): @keepercoll we love our #napa friends at @Schramsberg and for #champagne @BollingerUK #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q3. What special non-bubbles do you plan on drinking on New Year’s Eve? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Blanc de Blancs RT @keepercoll: Q3. What special non-bubbles do you plan on drinking on New Year’s Eve? #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): A3 It all depends on what my members bring to dinner that night…I only know the bubbles that I’ll be having #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @keepercoll A3 My recent @CBS12 seg discussed 4 bubblies for NYE budurl.com/nyechamp #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): A3 #SommChat @keepercoll Plan on drinking wines of balance w/ @ChaninWine @HirschVineyards @RN74 wines~! Maybe some Montille Sizies

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @keepercoll 96 royal Tokaji 6 puttonyos #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q4. Who was your favorite #SommChat guest of 2011? (Speak up – you might see him/her encore in 2012!)

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): So many good ones. Hard to pick. RT @keepercoll: Q4. Who was your favorite #SommChat guest of 2011? …

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @mikemadrigale @Levi_opens_wine @kpetrullo RT @keepercoll: Q4. Who was yr fave #SommChat guest of 2011? (U might C him/her encore in 2012!)

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): #SommChat – there were so many great guests, but I would love to see @jsalcito again and @lauramaniec (I met her last night at @Corkbuzz!)

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @keepercoll @MarkDevinSayre from Trio! #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): A4. hard to choose just one, but @elvwines with Larry Stone was great – would love an encore #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @lauramaniec @jsalcito @peterliem RT @keepercoll: Q4. yr fave #SommChat guest of 2011? (U might C him/her encore in 2012!)

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @keepercoll Q4 #SommChat They were all very good. Great to have @canterburywine represent the female somms! Fav #SommChat guest of 2011.

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): Ditto. RT @theleftoverchef: A4. hard to choose just one, but @elvwines with Larry Stone was great – would love an encore #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @keepercoll so many great #SommChat hosts in 2011. Loved @JuneRodil @drewhendricksMS @billelsey

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): Mark was a lot of fun – gets my vote! RT @tattoodsomm: @keepercoll @MarkDevinSayre from Trio! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q5. If you had to pick a wine-related New Year’s resolution, what would it be? #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): in addition 2 Drink more: B more adventurous RT @keepercoll: Q5. If U had 2 pick a wine-related New Year’s resoluti, wht wld it B? #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): A5 Be more diligent with making tasting notes… #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): A5 cont’d. something kinda epic for the show sometime in June. unique in the video wine blogging world. #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): A5 Start into CSW and Level 1 Court #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): I hope to pass my CSW in 2012. #betterstudymore #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @1337wine i need to pass my certified too… i need to just practice, or have @snottysomm kick me in the ass #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): @mmWine i hear you on that. have a local AS that I need to start hitting up on my blind tasting. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): @drooln both for me were easier than I thought to pass. just really know your geography and history. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@mmWine Nice! Please share w/ #SommChat! It can be all of our 2012 resolutions to learn. If nothing else, we’ll drink more bubbly bc of it.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @1337wine There’s another 2012 resolution! #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): Pass my Certified at #TexSom. Expand the reach of 1337wine.com. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @1337wine – Congrats, Mark! I passed (finally!) my WSET Advanced this summer! – #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): @DeniseFraser history and geography. also, get the guide from the SWE. It’ll help! #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): A5. drink more riesling. #winterofriesling anyone? @SummerRiesling @terroirNY #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q6. Do you plan on sabering your bubbly at midnight? #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): A6. Would like to learn that some day. #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @keepercoll I would love to saber my bubbly at midnight, but I need a lesson. Any willing Somm teachers? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): i did 2 yrs ago. I plan on doing it again on video this week RT @keepercoll: Q6. Do you plan on sabering your bubbly at midnight? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @drooln @keepercoll I only used the blade once, and then sharpened the nick i created in it! Buying a saber online asap #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @enjoielife Any particular US regions you’re most interested in exploring? #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): LI is coming on strong. Good bubbly too! @keepercoll: @enjoielife Any particular US regions you’re most interested in exploring? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): me doing it last time: budurl.com/sabrechamp RT @keepercoll: Q6. Do you plan on sabering your bubbly at midnight? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @MattMcGinnis I planned on doing an instructional video this week – i just tweeted an old sabering i did 2 yrs ago #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): @mmWine @keepercoll Nice vid…but do you always use the blade and not the back of the knife? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @drooln @keepercoll I only used the blade once, and then sharpened the nick i created in it! Buying a saber online asap #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): @mmWine @keepercoll That’s what i should’ve asked Santa for Christmas, a Sabre! #SommChat

@TexasWineGuy (William): @keepercoll Q6, of course I’m sabering! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q7. What is your favorite #champagne (or sparkling) cocktail to recommend for New Year’s Eve? #SommChat

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @keepercoll French 75 always works!! #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): Hibiscus-Champ&Cranberry J RT @keepercoll: Q7. What is your favorite #champagne (or sparkling) cocktail to rec for New Year’s Eve? #SommChat

@KathyMorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @keepercoll A7 Can’t go wrong with a French 75 #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): A7. How about the tradition morning after of Mimosas #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@kathmorganMS @tattoodsomm Agree about the French 75 – quick recipe for us? #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): The La Caravelle Kir Royale 38http://www.beautynewsnyc.com/city-pulse/recipe-for-a-sparkling-evening-kir-royale-38/ @keepercoll: Q7. yr fave #champagne cocktail 2 recommend 4 New Year’s Eve? #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): Made with Bugey-cerdon! RT @KathyMorganMS @keepercoll A7 Can’t go wrong with a French 75 #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @keepercoll a7. Keep it simple. Favorite NYE cocktail is Cremant with St. Germaine #SommChat

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @keepercoll gin, lemon juice and champagne #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q8. What is your favorite toast – New Year’s related or not? #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): A8. I really don’t have any scripted toasts other than just saying salute or cheers. #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @keepercoll To … Health, Happiness, Heart, and Hope … Happy New Year! #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): .@keepercoll a8 here’s to friends and here’s to wine and here’s to always having wine with your friends #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): A8 That’s a perfect NYE toast! @EllaDogSays: @keepercoll To … Health, Happiness, Heart, and Hope … Happy New Year! #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): May those who saber get glass in their belly. RT @keepercoll Q8. What is your favorite toast – New Year’s related or not? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q9. What wine would you pair with your black eyed peas on New Year’s Day? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @keepercoll I’ve never had bep on nyd. #SommChat #stumped as I don’t eat them

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): A9. I would go with something light bodied that has green notes. Graves Blanc, Federspiel Grüner Veltliner or somehting like that #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): A9 I’m not familiar with this tradition and its preparation…tell me more… #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): Earthy Bacon and black pepper. RT @keepercoll Q9. What wine would you pair with your black eyed peas on New Year’s Day? #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): Festive sparkling wine cocktail: Pomegranate seeds, @RoedererEstate Brut & @StGermainDrinks. Perfect for #NYE #WW #SommChat cc @keepercoll

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @keepercoll A9. I’m pairing a spicy Rioja with my New Years black eyed peas #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): A9 Good occasion to open ’02 Burgundy, white or red. @keepercoll: Q9. Wine to pair with your black eyed peas on New Year’s Day? #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): A9. nice Cote du Rhone…RT @keepercoll: Q9. What wine would you pair with your black eyed peas on New Year’s Day? #SommChat

@VinoMike(VinoMike): #Champagne all day! RT @keepercoll Q9. What wine would you pair with your black eyed peas on New Year’s Day? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): NYE Traditions: You should eat black eyed peas for good luck and cabbage & pork for $$$ #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): @keepercoll I googled it…now I’m gonna make a shopping list to prepare me some black eyed peas for New Years Day! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q10. If you had to drink only 1 varietal for ALL of 2012, what would it be? #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): is that even possible? RT @keepercoll: Q10. If you had to drink only 1 varietal for ALL of 2012, what would it be? #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): A10. Can #Champagne be considered a varietal : )? @keepercoll #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): A10. If I had to drink 1 varietal all year long, it would have to be Nebbiolo. Barolo, Barbaresco, Langhe I can’t get enough! #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): RT @keepercoll: Q10. If you had to drink only 1 varietal for ALL of 2012, what would it be? #SommChat –> Zinfandel

@VinoMike (VinoMike): #Syrah – underrated & undiscovered RT @keepercoll Q10. If you had to drink only 1 varietal for ALL of 2012, what would it be? #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): A10 Pinot Noir….there’s a lot of it out there…many differing styles…and i can still have my bubbles ala Blanc de Noirs #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Good Pinot Noir @keepercoll: Q10. If you had to drink only 1 varietal for ALL of 2012, what would it be? #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): maybe Pinot noir. Negro amaro? Versatile “@keepercoll: Q10. If you had to drink only 1 varietal for ALL of 2012, what would it be? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Great input from everyone today! This was SOOOO fun! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We hope you enjoyed this special edition REVERSE #SommChat & got some good inspiration for your New Year’s drinking pleasure! #WineWednesday

@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): And the winner of the $100 @CongressAustin gift certificate is @mattmcginnis! Congrats! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Thank you for organizing #SommChat every week! Have a wonderful new year!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 1/4 11 AM CST for the first 2012 #SommChat with Becky Wasserman of Selection Becky Wasserman! bit.ly/tDl2CW

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Keep in the loop for upcoming guests & archives & sign up for our email list at bit.ly/vm1gQ4 #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We wish everyone a very happy New Year – Cheers! Be sure to share with us what you are drinking to bring in 2012! #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @keepercoll Thanks for doing #SommChat! Reverse #SommChat was great fun! Happy New Year!

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @keepercoll thanks for an excellent year of #SommChat! Happy New Year

@drooln (Nathan Yap): I certainly had a lot of fun with today’s #SommChat and I love the feedback I got from the other participants as well!

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