Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Writer Fiona Beckett

2/13 Food and Wine Writer Fiona Beckett

@winematcher

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @eno_worldwine if you are near an appropriate device, check in on #SommChat with Fiona Beckett, @winematcher by @KeeperColl @cmwines

@alaina (Alaina Percival):@KeeperColl @vinetimestoo What’s today’s topic?#SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees):@KeeperColl Talking F+W today right? Wouldn’t miss it! #SommChat @SirenaDiVino @richbltn @sethmlong @sommelierjosh @24bornOrange @kloebatx

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Food & #Wine Writer Fiona Beckett @winematcher!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):We’d like to introduce you to #Food & #Wine Writer Fiona Beckett @winematcher #SommChat #WineWednesday #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @winematcher to say hello & so she knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):Hi all. Happy #WW Ready to answer your questions @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):As we ask @winematcher our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @winematcher let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Let’s start talking #wine with #Food & #Wine Writer Fiona Beckett @winematcher #WineWednesday #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @winematcher Welcome! Ready for #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (fernandobeteta): A. @winematcher Hi Fiona. What is your fav pairing with #Scotch ?#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @fernandobeteta Would you believe, fruit cake? Well with a sherried #Scotch at least? #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @KeeperColl @winematcher hello from #Vegas! #SommChat #WW

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @harleywine1 @KeeperColl Hi – I was in #Vegas for the first time last year – it was incredible #SommChat

@davidmarra (David A. Marra): @winematcher @KeeperColl Thanks, we’ll see how it turns out! #Sommchat

@davidmarra (David A. Marra):Decanting advice for 1964 Barolo? #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@KeeperColl @davidmarra my general rule with old wines – not too far in advance. Just decant and drink #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @Rosewoodwine @ross_mckay @esmergonzalez @FallCreekWines Here at #SommChat. Good morning!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @winematcher question for you RT @davidmarra: Decanting advice for 1964 Barolo? #Sommchat

@MoRandazzoMB (Mo Randazzo): @KeeperColl @winematcher To add to that question, what area of wine are you most passionate about today? #SommChat #WineWednesday

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):.@MoRandazzoMB @KeeperColl food and wine matching without a doubt. It adds so much to your enjoyment of both #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):RT @winematcher: @StevieStacionis @KeeperColl not familiar with that one – do describe it #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): @winematcher @KeeperColl Morning Fiona! Had a great bottle of Russian River Supplication last night; what would you pair with it?#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @StevieStacionis @KeeperColl Oh, yum! Sounds as if it would be good with chocolate? #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @winematcher Do you think it is a good idea for restaurants to suggest a pairing on the menu, or should be left to the somm/server?#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @MauricesCru Interesting one. I favour it. Sometimes people are too nervous to talk to the #sommelier @KeeperColl #SommChat

@winecompass (Winecompass):Q. @winematcher Any interesting #wine regions you focusing on?#WineWednesday #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @winecompass pretty excited about #Portuguese reds, #Austrian #wines generally at the moment #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis):@KeeperColl @winematcher also: best pairing with Snickers–besides milk? #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @StevieStacionis @KeeperColl well, #Maltesers work with #Lagavulin so perhaps you should try that #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Have U Heard? @dhmeyer & @vinjohnragan team up @ushgnyc to create @deVINEauction ! Get the word out: http://bit.ly/X4Ka6o #SommChat

@Ivywine (Ivywine):Hello #SommChat!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @winematcher what are your thoughts on what #Rowan is doing to the #wine industry with nakedwines & crowd funding?#SommChat @KeeperColl

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @noblewines @KeeperColl …convinced by Angels scheme. Ties you in too much to one retailer. #SommChat

@Ivywine (Ivywine): @winematcher @KeeperColl – With Valentine’s tomorrow, what are some great sweet #wines for our sweethearts?#SommChat #wine

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @Ivywine @KeeperColl tasted some wonderful ones from #Moric the other day #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin):@fernandobeteta @winematcher My glass! #SommChat @noblewines

@davidmarra (David A. Marra):@winematcher 1 more Q: can you recommend your 3 x fave £50-£100 #champagnes? Always liked em but only recently got REALLY in 2 em. #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @davidmarra Hmmmm. Not in this fast paced #SommChat – may have to come back to you on that one! #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees):. @winematcher Do you have an absolute favorite of all-time F+W pairing ?@KeeperColl #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @RachelVoorhees @KeeperColl you know I don’t. There are so many great pairings out there. Depends on the mood, food & time of year#SommChat

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo): @winematcher You have written many books and keep your blogs updated what is your discipline for staying organized routine ?#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@vinetimestoo @KeeperColl It’s a bit like playing the piano. You need to write every day! #SommChat

@knowvino (Carl Corsi):What was the best meal you’ve had lately that represents #British cuisine? @winecompass @KeeperColl #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @KeeperColl @knowvino @winecompass A meal at St John to celebrate. the launch of Nose to Tail Eating. Centrepiece a fab meat pie #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @winematcher what do you see as the biggest reasons #wine sales/pricing keep fluctuating around the world? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@harleywine1 @KeeperColl demand from new markets like #China and other BRIC countries ?#SommChat

@sanctuaryaz (SanctuaryCamelbackMt):Wow, the #SommChat crowd is active today! This is an awesome discussion

@noblewines (Christopher Miller):RT @winematcher: @KeeperColl …convinced by Angels scheme. Ties you in too much to one retailer. #SommChat leaves Restaurants out too or?

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @winematcher I agree with that too. I don’t think I could pick just one either! #SommChat @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @winematcher RT @knowvino: What was the best meal you’ve had lately that represents British cuisine? @winecompass @KeeperColl #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino):@winematcher do you think that the Biodynamic Calander would have an effect on what might pair well on a given day? #SommChat?#ww

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):. @MauricesCru never thought of it in terms of pairings but I do think it can affect wines ?#SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @winematcher @KeeperColl do you see those markets being sustainable long term ?#SommChat #ww

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @harleywine1 @KeeperColl some more than others. Chinese market certainly #SommChat

@SeccoAndRed (Real Lambrusco is…): @winematcher Love the new look of ur site! And happy to see matches for REAL (min. 11% alc.) Lambruscos! #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @SeccoAndRed @KeeperColl I LOVE real Lambrusco #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @winematcher What is your advice for someone trying to break into the media industry? The #wine industry?#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): A. @KeeperColl 1) Think abt the style & flavours of the dish rather than the basic ingredient. The way it’s cooked & the temperature #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): A. @KeeperColl 2) Think whether there’s a local match that works like #Muscadet and oysters, both from the same region #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): A. @KeeperColl 3) And don’t be afraid to be adventurous. Red #wine can go with fish for example ?#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): A. @KeeperColl It’s tough these days but try and find a niche. Become an expert on a particular country or region. And blog about it?#SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): Joining a little late, but we are here catching up on #SommChat! #WW

@Ivywine (Ivywine):. @KeeperColl @winematcher – Who are your favorite WOMEN producers?#SommChat #wine

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @Ivywine @KeeperColl To tell truth don’t consider whether producer is male or female. Just whether they make good wine #SommChat

@anderspj (anderspj): @Sassodoro The wine? #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @winematcher Love the responses to pairing #wine w/ fish! #SommChat @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):RT @vinetimestoo: @winematcher Age old question: When pairing what do you choose first? The food or the wine ?#SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Q. @winematcher In honor of #Mardi Gras, your favorite #food and#wine pairing when you want to “indulge” ?#WineWednesday #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): A. @KeeperColl Gotta be champagne really, hasn’t it #SommChat. Or a good cocktail #SommChat

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com):@KeeperColl @winematcher Mmm, good question. You’re making me hungry and thirsty now! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@winecompass @KeeperColl white fish certainly can if you serve it with a rich tomato or wine-based sauce #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith):I’ve had white fish w/red. RT @winecompass: Just salmon or white fish as well RT @winematcher: @KeeperColl Red wine can go w/fish #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith):Depends on the preparation/flavors. I am adventurous, willing to experiment. @winecompass @winematcher: @KeeperColl#SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines):Hi all. Digging the Fiona Beckett pairing talk on #SommChat.

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Must I choose RT @Ivywine: @winematcher @KeeperColl Age old question – #Prosecco or #Champagne w/fried chicken #SommChat #wine #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @travelwinechick @winecompass @KeeperColl You should always be prepared to experiment #SommChat

@Ivywine (Ivywine): @winematcher @KeeperColl Age old question – #Prosecco or #Champagne with fried chicken #SommChat #wine

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @Ivywine @KeeperColl or Cava. Why not. Sparkling #wines are great with fried #fish or chicken #SommChat

@SeccoAndRed (Real Lambrusco is…): @winematcher: @KeeperColl I LOVE real #Lambrusco #SommChat” Super! You’re going to be our next #LambruscoLover!

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @SeccoAndRed @KeeperColl Wouldn’t have same match every day. Even #Lambrusco #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @alawine ken you might find #SommChat interesting today with Fiona Beckett talking pairing #wine etc. @winematcher

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @winematcher just saw this article in Napa V Reg http://ow.ly/hGyzr kinda hmm tim Hanni #food & #wine delusionist #SommChat

@winecompass (Winecompass):Just salmon or white fish as well RT @winematcher: @KeeperCollRed wine can go with fish for example #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @noblewines @winecompass depends on #wine obvs but delicious if fish is seared #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@noblewines @winecompass that would definitely work too#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@vinoroma @Ivywine @KeeperColl Less widely available though. And there is often some sweetness in fried chicken #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines):Q. @winematcher Can you talk about how #food influences perception of sweetness in #wine? #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @KeeperColl @drloosenwines sour and salty tastes in #food can enhance sweetness. Spice often balances it #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):BTW I’m sitting in a v cool #wine shop listening to the Rolling Stones while I’m tweeting to y’all #SommChat @KeeperColl

@wineguy06 (Lawrence Lee):Great wine convo today with @winematcher in #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @winematcher Who’s living better than you #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl @deVINEauction Thanks – amazing support – a chance for the #wine world to make difference! #sandy #SommChat

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo): @winematcher what #wine are you pairing with the #Stones #SommChat @KeeperColl #WW

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @vinetimestoo @KeeperColl Not tasting at the moment believe it or not. Too busy #tweeting! #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):Music has moved on to jazz from Stones btw #jazztweet #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith):4 me it would depend on the dryness of the champagne. But yes, sweet + salty/fat. Yum @Foodidude @Ivywine @winematcher @KeeperColl #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin):Pinot w salmon 1 of my favs! MT @winematcher @KeeperColl 3) don’t be afraid to be adventurous. Red wine can go w fish for example #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Great isn’t it. And tuna! #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Glad it’s been useful – thank you! #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith):@winematcher @KeeperColl @drloosenwines Which is why I love spicy Asian w/Gewurz. Oh yum. #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet):@winematcher bonjour! a bubbly question for U: what is your take on pairing #Champagne with desserts? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl dessert needs to be light and not too sweet. Fresh fruit esp raspberries works well. Also soufflés #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):RT @wineguy06: @winematcher cheers and happy #ww! What #wine or experience made you fall in love with the industry? #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett):@wineguy06 @KeeperColl going round #vineyards with #winemakers. Nothing to beat it #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl @winematcher Q. Young vintage you are most excited about these days? (any region fair game) #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @vinjohnragan @KeeperColl There are some very nice S. French 2011s around. #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @vinoroma @Ivywine @KeeperColl Do agree that #prosecco is getting too sweet tho #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):RT @2ndferment: @drloosenwines Had gewurz + szechuan & found heat of dish was intensified – wld thr 13%abv be the culprit SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery):@CaravelleChamp @winematcher @KeeperColl mmmm #SommChat #champagne

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @CambWineBlogger: @winematcher @winecompass #SommChat your absolute top #Austrian producer

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Q. @winematcher Thoughts and #beer & #food pairing? Favorite #foods to pair with #beer? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):RT @winematcher: I love #beer w/ food & not only w/obvious things like BBQ or pies. It’s great w/ seafood, cheese & even desserts #SomMChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @winematcher #SommChat heard famed cali producer believes all new world wine is vin de l’effort & no vin de terroir exist there ~stunned me

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): A. @noblewines @KeeperColl wouldn’t agree with that #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (fernandobeteta): Q. @winecompass You have $25, need something 10 years old, must be dry, what do you buy? #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @KeeperColl @fernandobeteta I tasted a 10 year old #Muscadet yesterday which was still amazingly fresh. Real curiosity #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @KeeperColl @2ndferment @drloosenwines I usually pair Gewurz w/Kung Pao ____. Have also paired off-dry #Riesling as well. #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith):Love #beer, too! @KeeperColl @winematcher #SommChat

@Bristol_Culture (Bristol Culture): @winematcher Please can I have more of your left-overs? #SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): @Bristol_Culture Yes. #SommChat

@Bristol_Culture (Bristol Culture): @winematcher Splendid. I might send my little assistant inside again to grab anything that’s not tied down. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @winematcher Do you have any personal favorite #food and #wine pairings that R particularly odd or unusual? #WineWednesday#SommChat

@winematcher (Fiona Beckett): A. @KeeperColl I’m going for the Maltesers and Lagavulin one. Weird but wonderful #SommChat

@MoRandazzoMB (Mo Randazzo): @winematcher There’s nothing better than writing about wine with good tunes in the background. #musictweet #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @MoRandazzoMB @winematcher Second that! #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @noblewines @fernandobeteta: @winecompass Must agree with the Alsace #Riesling. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with Fiona Beckett @winematcher #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):It was great to have @winematcher join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Fiona Beckett @winematcher for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @winematcher: @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl dessert needs to be light, not too sweet. Fresh fruit esp raspberries work. Also soufflés #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):We will see you at #SommChat next Wed, 02/20 at 11 AM CST w/ #Winemaker @TBiagi @HourglassNV! Happy #WineWednesday!

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Thank you so much! Learn more each week! Cheers! @KeeperColl @winematcher #WineWednesday #SommChat #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @winematcher Thanks to you both for a great #SommChat! Happy #WW!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):Don’t forget #Wine lovers: check out dynamic duo @dhmeyer & @vinjohnragan ‘s @deVINEauction , #wine auction 4 #Sandy relief aid! #SommChat

@2ndferment (bethany harpur): @winematcher @KeeperColl @drloosenwines Will try that next time. Thx for great #SommChat!

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo):@noblewines @winematcher @KeeperColl Whew TOO! Happy #WWGreat #SommChat today! Be well one and all. Until next time…drink up!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): enjoy the rest of the day, report on the interesting pairing you do for dinner @winematcher @KeeperColl #SommChat Thanks for the chatting!

@bensigurdson (B. MacPhee-Sigurdson):If you’re looking for some interesting #wine insight, the #SommChathashtag might be for you.

@fernandobeteta (fernandobeteta): @winecompass Whoops, sorry for the challenge. I was on #SommChat trying to ask @winematcher and sent to you by mistake. Still thoughts?;)

@cloccke (Christina Loccke):@winematcher @KeeperColl Agreed! We can get so distracted by the main ingredient that we lose sight. Sound advice. #winewednesday #SommChat

@RichardsLJ (Laura Richards): @KeeperColl Sorry I missed #SommChat today. I had to go to church on my lunch break. Ironically, there was no #wine there today

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