Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #MasterofWine Susan  Hulme

12/9 Master of Wine Susan Hulme

@SusanHulmeMW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl 2day's #SommChat Master of #Wine Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW Hope 2CU there! 12N ET @andyonfarmwine @forknbottle @sahmmelier @DrinkAlsace

ormiga @ormiga am here #SommChat gimme chug! @KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW @EllaDogSays @mutineermag @phandke @harleywine1

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Yeahhh @ormiga #SommChat will be fun - @SusanHulmeMW can really talk some #Italian #wine info!

ormiga _@ormiga #bier @KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW quick #SommChat summary #italy #wine? ivr only had a few moscato lambrusco valpolicella some fresh tart 1s

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @ormiga @KeeperColl Well why not try some Fiano di Avellino and some of the richer whites #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga wil do @usanHulmeMW @KeeperColl give us am lurking #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW @cr8tivejen @jodilynniacino @Rielpicon @drooln Happy #SommChat #WW!

Zoltan Szabo @zoltanszabo @KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW @drinkportuguese @SonOfASomm @TalesoftheCork nice, what's the thematic?

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl.@zoltanszabo @SusanHulmeMW especially lots of good info on #Italy right now! see you at #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine fr Master of Wine Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd to introduce you to Master of Wine Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl As we ask Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

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

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl hi There great to be here and thank you for inviting me. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wine with Master of Wine Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning @SusanHulmeMW How did you get your start in the wine business & whom are your mentors? Thanks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @SandyWasserman like the new avator and thanks for joining in on #SommChat today!

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman @KeeperColl Thanks & my pleasure to be here #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @SandyWasserman hi Sandy I started doing wine exams and got bitten by the wine bug. @JancisRobinson @GerardBassetOBE are some #SommChat

W. R. Tish _@TishWine Q 4 @SusanHulmeMW Is "natural wine" as divisive in Europe in general (or UK specifically) as it seems to be in US? #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @TishWine great question for #SommChat watchers - thanks

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @TishWine @KeeperColl yes it sure is! But I to judge each wine on its own merits. If it tastes good it works for me. #SommChat

W. R. Tish _@TishWine Can't argue with that. I think future is natural wine is in specialty shops, period. It's a hand sell. @SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. @SusanHulmeMW Tell us about the #Prosecco Tasting in #Italy last week? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl Perlage Winery in the wanted to celebrate their 30th anniversary with all their clients with a live tasting. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @AnneinVino hello Anne hope things are well with you during this busy holiday time #SommChat

Anne Krebiehl MW _@AnneInVino @KeeperColl Super busy but happy! And you? A. xx

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @AnneInVino very well preparing for our #Somms Under Fire Competition we host in Jan so extra time but all good

Anne Krebiehl MW _@AnneInVino @KeeperColl Glad to hear it! London love, A. xx

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q @SusanHulmeMW Have you ever made wine? If not any desire to do so? If so what & where? Thanks #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @SandyWasserman No I have helped pick grapes in Chianti and done some blending. I enjoy tasting the finished product better! #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Me too! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. @SusanHulmeMW What do you look for in a “good” #Prosecco? Color? Bubbles? Taste? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl Prosecco should be clear, bright usually very pale lemon/green colour with a steady stream of fine bubbles. #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @KeeperColl aromas are delicate with white flowers, honey green apple notes, lively bubbles & lightly bitter-almond finish #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: how did you get into Judging and is UR primary #wine work?

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl I had passed the practical part of the MW exam and I was invited to be a panel chair for the IWC. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q @SusanHulmeMW Any lesser known wines & regions that are exciting as of late? Any personal favorite wines? Thanks #SommChat

W. R. Tish _@TishWine Saw in @CrushWineCo catalog yday: "New Colllectibles" - Bojo, Jura, Provence, Savoie... interesting @SandyWasserman @SusanHulmeMW #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@TishWine that is interesting to see @CrushWineCo list as new collectibles - thx #SommChat @SandyWasserman @SusanHulmeMW

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @SandyWasserman I am really enjoying some Southern Italian white wines Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @SandyWasserman I also love Barolo and Barabaresco 2011 as well as 2010. #SommChat

Courtney Quinn _@Path2Wine Q. @SusanHulmeMW What region(s) in Italy do you think has been impacted most by climate change? #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Path2Wine good #SommChat question and glad you can join in

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @Path2Wine So many are now harvesting a month or earlier and with higher alcohol levels. #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @Path2Wine Piedmont in the past struggled to get 12% now it easily gets 14% plus, Prosecco used to harvest end of Oct now Sept #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga and #prosecco tastes better in tropics #india #singapore ;) #SommChat so grape or chemistry? @SusanHulmeMW @Path2Wine

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @ormiga @Path2Wine Well it Prosecco can be so fresh and refreshing so it goes well in a warm climate with high humidity too. #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @SusanHulmeMW @ormiga @Path2Wine Oh yes, #Prosecco does VERY well in South Florida! #SommChat #hotandmuggy #WW @KeeperColl

@StephanieMiskew @SusanHulmeMW @Path2Wine @KeeperColl

ormiga _@ormiga in south florida me chug(ged) liquids with caribbean origins #rum etc ;)

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. @SusanHulmeMW Of all the #wines you tasted last week in #Italy , do you have some standouts? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl There were a lot I d - 'Perlage Col di Manza' from biodynamically grown grapes and 'Animae' made without S02 #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl Bisol 'Methodo Classico Relio' 2009, Bisol 'Talent Pas Dose Metodo Classico' 2004, #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl 'Eliseo Bisol Cuvee del Fondatore 2004', Masottina 'Le Rive di Ogliano Contrada Granda' DOCG Extra Dry. #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl ' Belcanto 'Cartizze Dry' 'Case Bianche', 'Val D'Orca' Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry', 'Sorelle Bronca' Brut #SommChat

Lisa Friedman _@VinoWeeks Q. @SusanHulmeMW Curious re: Maremma Toscana DOC wines & what unique characteristics are found in their Sangiovese? #SommChat #italy #wine

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @VinoWeeks great to see you here on #SommChat hope you enjoy and can join in on future chats on Weds - same time same place

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW Q fr Shy #SommChat peep - besides Judging #wine what other things do U do in the Biz?

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl I do a lot of wine education -also some for MW students and tastings the recent 1 for @Perlagewinery #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl recently I was scoring and tasting 100 Italian wines a month for @LEPANMedia #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl I edit a newsletter and I write articles most recently for @LEPANMedia but also my blog http://www.susanhulme.com #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW wow writing and tasting 4 @LEPANMedia, judging, education for MW students - busy busy! #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl Love @LEPANMedia - fabulous! #SommChat #WW

LE PAN _@LEPANMedia Thank you, @StephanieMiskew! @SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl

Courtney Quinn _@Path2Wine Q. @SusanHulmeMW Any favorite pairings for holidays with Prosecco? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @Path2Wine A. @KeeperColl There was a lovely match of 'Parmigiana' made with pumpkin and Col Di Manza which has honey notes. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. @SusanHulmeMW What was the best #food & #wine pairing you had in Italy? #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl @LEPANMedia Do you ever get fatigued tasting that many from the same area over a short period #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @winecompass @KeeperColl @LEPANMedia if Ican to try not to taste too wines in one go to be as fair as possible to the wines. #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @SusanHulmeMW Did you get your WSET Diploma before embarking on the MW? #SommChat @KeeperColl #WW

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl hi yes I did pass the WSET Diploma before starting the MW. #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @SusanHulmeMW Thank you so much - how long did your MW take vs the Diploma? #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @stefaniemiskew the WEST diploma took two years, on average the MW can take 5-7 but also much longer. #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @SusanHulmeMW Thank you! How critical is having WSET Diploma to starting MW Program? #DoTell #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @StephanieMiskew It is not essential but I think it is very useful to have the @WSET diploma or some equivalent experience. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. @SusanHulmeMW What do you enjoy most when judging #wine? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @KeeperColl It's exciting to reward someone making a great wine, perhaps taking a few risks to make something wonderful #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @KeeperCol A fun part is the team building side, as a panel chair for the IWC - gr8 to encourage and nurture new judges. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Gotta go, have a great day & night everybody #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. @SusanHulmeMW How has the #wine industry changed since you became a MW in 2005? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @KeeperColl The countries which grow grapes for wine have continued to evolve, China and India for example. #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @KeeperColl In the UK, Supermarkets have helped to make wine easily available and considered a very normal part of shopping. #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @KeeperColl Wine has continued 2 become available, a normal part of every day life democratic and less elitist #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl Wines from Japan, India, Turkey, The Lebanon and Israel are wines I see often now in competitions .#SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @KeeperColl Also The internet, blogging, twitter and social media have all grown significantly and become v important. #SommChat.

Courtney Quinn _@Path2Wine Q. @SusanHulmeMW any news from your winery friends in Sicily with Mt. Etna this week? #SommChat

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g Tuning in! __ #SommChat __

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @drewbie_g yeahhh so glad you are able to join in on #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW I gotta run. Thanks for a great #SommChat!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Sassodoro thanks for joining in on #SommChat have a great week!

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Thanks! You too!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW can you suggest some #Italian #wines around $25-30 retail that new enthusiasts should look for to enjoy? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl There are some lovely Southern Italian Whites that Carricante from Sicily, Fiano and Greco from the South. #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl for sparklingwine Prosecco DOCG is really underrated, and some drier, serious Lambrusco can be so delicious #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW Timorasso is a white grape that deserves to be much better known and Slave, Verdicchio Castello di Jesi & Matelica . #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl then there are less expensive reds Roero, Barbaresco, Nero di Troia, Primitivo, #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @SusanHulmeMW do you judge any American #wine Competitions? #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A. @keeperCol I judge @FLIWC which I really enjoy as I get to taste lots of different things, Ice wine #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW A.@KeeperColl @FLIWC I also get 2 taste wines from US states I don't usually get the chance to taste #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl Thanks to everyone for taking part and asking so many great questions. Really enjoyed being with you today #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Master of Wine Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have Susan Hulme @SusanHulmeMW join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Master of Wine @SusanHulmeMW for her time on #SommChat

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @KeeperColl Thank you again for inviting me. It's been fun! #SommChat

Courtney Quinn _@Path2Wine Thank you @SusanHulmeMW & @KeeperColl for informational & fun #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Path2Wine so glad you could join in on #SommChat today - have a great week!

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @Sassodoro @KeeperColl @cr8tivejen @jodilynniacino @Rielpicon @drooln Thank you for joining me #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @SusanHulmeMW It was a pleasure! Thanks for being there!

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @Path2Wine @KeeperColl You are so welcome - thanks for joining in. #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @SusanHulmeMW Thank you so much for the fabulous #SommChat & for answering all my questions - greatly appreciate it! #WW @KeeperColl

Susan Hulme MW _@SusanHulmeMW @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl You are very welcome and good luck with your wine studies. #SommChat

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