Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Winemaking Consultant Tony Biagi

2/20 Winemaking Consultant Tony Biagi

@tbiagi

@ormgia (ormgia): #SommChat always learn new so #fun @KeeperColl is midnight & my eyes wont stay up another hr have fun

@alaina (Alaina Percival): @ForlornHopeWine #SommChat is starting in 20 minutes. #ww

@2ndferment (bethany harpur): Eastern Standard Time folks: #SommChat starts in 20 min (EST) Then we’ve got #winechat @ 9pm #onwinechat @ 10 pm & #bcwinechat @ 11pm #WW

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://bit.ly/SKVMcw #wine #wiyg #foodies

@audramchapman (Audra Chapman): Gearing up for #SommChat w @TBiagi . He’s on fire folks.

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): at my computer at 9am PST, WHY #SommChat

@audramchapman (Audra Chapman): Hey @stacey_gib @yountvillewjs @natgunter lets make this interesting. #SommChat w @TBiagi

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: Good morning! Here at #SommChat ! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Winemaking Consultant for @HourglassNV, Tony Biagi @tbiagi ! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Winemaking Consultant of @HourglassNV, Tony Biagi @TBiagi ! #SommChat #WineWednesday #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @TBiagi to say hello & so he knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #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 @TBiagi our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his 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 & @TBiagi let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with Winemaker @HourglassNV, @ TBiagi #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): Ok we are live looking forward to a lively round of questions.#SommChat

@Ivywine (Ivywine): Hello @KeeperColl and @hourglassNV – and everyone at #SommChat!

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @KeeperColl @TBiagi Hello from #Vegas! #SommChat #ww

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TBiagi Hello! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all! How is everyone in #SommChat land this morning? Anyone snowed in today?

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @KeeperColl @demilove just about it is actually raining in San Diego!#SommChat

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @KeeperColl @TBiagi Looking forward to another #SommChat

@audramchapman (Audra Chapman): RT @TBiagi: @Ivywine best food pairing for me is braised short ribs and any rich dense red ?#SommChat

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @audramchapman @TBiagi @Ivywine Mmm, I’ll second that pairing! #SommChat

@HourglassNV (Hourglass Vineyards): Tune in folks to hear our winemaker @TBiagi talk Napa #wine #PremiereNV and more! @TishWine @Timfishwine @NobleRotNYC @CharlesComm #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi How did you get started in the #wine industry? Did you grow up around #wine drinkers? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl Yes grew up around vineyards in central cali and was fortunate to have a huge collector as a father #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @TBiagi Q. what are your thoughts on scoring wine ?#SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @Mauricescru scores are part of the industry but feel in end you drink what you like. #SommChat

@audramchapman (Audra Chapman): @MauricesCru it’s a necessity in the wine business but in the end we all drink what we like #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): I so agree with you! RT @TBiagi: @Mauricescru scores are part of the industry but feel in end you drink what you like. #SommChat

@NobleRotNYC (Jonathan Cristaldi): @KeeperColl: Excited to hear from @TBiagi of @HourglassNV this AM on #SommChat ! #WW

@winecompass (WineCompass): RT @TBiagi: Ok we are live looking forward to a lively round of questions. #SommChat -> 1st question, why the Leon Spinks profile pic?

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @winecompass Why Leon, Why Not!? #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @TBiagi what or who has been your biggest influence in #wine? #SommChat #ww @KeeperColl

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @harleywine1 I have had many mentors but look to to Tom Rinaldi as my biggest influence. #SommChat #WW #wine

@yountvillewjs (William Segui): @TBiagi Trees & flowers in Napa already in bloom. Have you seen any signs of break yet? lots of early AM’s for vineyrd mgmt #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi):@yountvillewjs see a lot of bud swell and popcorn in the vineyard, no break yet. Great question !!! #SommChat #WW #wine

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TBiagi: @yountvillewjs see a lot of bud swell and popcorn in the vineyard, no break yet. Great question !!! #SommChat #WW #wine

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @MauricesCru Its a tough question on scores. At times there is more at play in price than just score. #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo,CSW): Stepping into #SommChat after working on taxes. Need a glass of wine now!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – What was the first grape you planted to make into #wine? How did it turn out? – #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @demilove First grape I planted was petit Sirah but the first #wine not so good. #SommChat

@jasminehirsch (Jasmine Hirsch): @TBiagi How did cooler weather of 2010 & 2011 effect your #winemaking decisions & ultimately the #wines themselves? #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @jasminehirsch 2010 and 2011 opened a lot of eyes that phenolic maturity can’t be reached without hi sugar levels. #SommChat

@NobleRotNYC (Jonathan Cristaldi): @TBiagi Are you seeing any negative effects in your vineyards as a result of changes in weather patterns? #SommChat #premiereNV @KeeperColl

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @NobleRotNYC Its really hard to say in regards to climate change. Its been colder the last 3 years so i think global weirding.#SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): #SommChat has started… today we’re talking #wine with #Winemaker @TBiagi @HourglassNV on #WineWednesday

@yountvillewjs (William Segui): @TBiagi where do you see the wine criticism headed? #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @yountvillewjs Wine critics will become fractured and many horses in race each catering to a certain set of followers. #SommChat

@Ivywine (Ivywine): @KeeperColl @TBiagi – what are your favorite grower champagnes? #SommChat #champagne

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @Ivywines Spelling sorry Egliy Ouriet A. Margaine Aubry #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TBiagi: @Ivywines Egly Ouriet A. Margaine Aubry #SommChat >> Favorite grower Champagne

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @yountvillewjs: @TBiagi Trees & flowers in Napa already in bloom. Have you seen any signs of break yet? Lots of early AM’s ? #SommChat

@yountvillewjs (William Segui): @TBiagi Did you have any first hand involvement with the power outage at Super Bowl XLVII? #alwaystakethepoints #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @yountvillewjs Yes actually i did, i thru my TV in the pool when the niners went down 21-6. #niners2013 #SommChat

@NobleRotNYC (Jonathan Cristaldi): @TBiagi thoughts on @AntonioGalloni’s move? Drink what u like: yes! Is the importance of scores on the decline?#SommChat #ww @KeeperColl

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @NobleWinesNYC compared to 20-30 inches in areas of BDX during growing #SommChat

@NobleRotNYC (Jonathan Cristaldi): I Dig. RT @TBiagi Its really hard to say in regards to climate change. Its been colder the last 3 years so i think global weirding.#SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @NobeRotnyc I am excited for Antonio he was great to work with. Anytime you have opportunity to work for yourself, go for it. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi Did you know right away that you wanted to be a #winemaker when you got into the #wine industry?#WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl Wanted vyd first but once in the winery I stayed. Love three way cross between physical labor, art and science.#SommChat

@stacey_gib (Stacey Gibson): I’m here! Excited to see @TBiagi on #SommChat @audramchapman @KeeperColl

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Have you worked other positions in the wine world (sommelier, sales rep, etc.) – #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @demilove I worked retail sales and assisted buying at Saint Helena Wine Center from 1993-1997 #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi What is your overall #winemaking philosophy ?#WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl Vineyard/fruit drives #winemaking decisions.#SommChat

@yountvillewjs (William Segui): @TBiagi Who controls the music at harvest? Best album to make #wine to? #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @yountvillewjs I contl music at harvest ! GNR up there along with PE Fear of a Black Planet. TCQ too. #SommChat @HourglassNV

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): Chattin’ away with @HourglassNV’s #winemaker @TBiagi on #SommChat! @NapaVintners @RebeccaChapa @myvinespot #PremiereNV #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi Tell us abt @hourglassNV #premierNV #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl Hourglass premiere lot is 20/20 60% CS 30% CF 10% Merlot all from our 20 year old blocks #SommChat #premiereNV @hourglassNV

@winecompass (WineCompass): @TBiagi Can you talk a little about @HourglassNV, where in #napa, grapes, #wine, etc #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @winecompass Hourglass is 2 estats totaling 24 acres all 5 BDX varieties vines age from 6-23 yrs old. Winery is in Calistoga #SommChat

@winecompass (WineCompass): @TBiagi Thanks, how do you utilize the PV & Malbec? #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @winecompass PV a blender at 5-7% and Malbec as well although we bottle a small about for the mailing list. #SommChat @HouirglassNV

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @demilove: @KeeperColl – Have you worked other positions in the wine world (sommelier, sales rep, etc.) – ?#SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TBiagi: @KeeperColl Wanted vyd first but once in winery I stayed. Love three way cross between physical labor, art and science #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TBiagi enjoyed your Hourglass and Blueline #wines in recent twitter tasting, what a nice discovery @HourglassNV #SommChat

@yountvillewjs (William Segui): @TBiagi When are you going to make Pinot? The world is waiting. #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @yountvillewjs I leave Pinot Noir to the professionals. I think you know a few. @jasminehirsch #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl @yountvillewjs – It might be too hot for Pinot where @TBiagi harvests. – #SommChat

@audramchapman (Audra Chapman): Hey @stacey_gib… you have any questions for @Tbiagi?#SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @yountvillewjs: @demilove @KeeperColl @TBiagi The Tony B I know, knows no limits. Maybe @jasminehirsch can help a brother out. #SommChat

@stacey_gib (Stacey Gibson): @TbIagi What’s the biggest difference or challenge you’ve faced with your new project @HourglassNV @audramchapman #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @stacey_gib Diff soils/vineyards @hourglassNV require different approach. finding out what works. Also dealing w @audramchapman #SommChat

@stacey_gib (Stacey Gibson): Gotta keep an eye on that 1… RT @TBiagi:Diff soils/vineyards @hourglassNV require diff approach.Also dealing w @audramchapman #SommChat

@audramchapman (Audra Chapman): I am the WORST! RT @TBiagi: .@stacey_gib Diff soils/vineyards @hourglassNV require diffapproach.. Also dealing w @audramchapman #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi Do you think all #wine should be organically farmed? Why or why not? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl Organic great. I think we should start thinking more about carbon footprint more. #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi What is your favorite #wine region in the world? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl Cote du Beaune im a sucker for White Burgundy.#SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi Best part about making #wine/ living in Napa Valley? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl I love making things people can enjoy. Napa/ No. Cali is full of open space and great weather. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): only a few more minutes to ask @TBiagi @hourglassNV your questions on #SommChat – shout out

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi when not making #wine, how do you like to spend your time #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl cooking, eating, cycling, hunting just your normal stuff. #SommChat

@yountvillewjs (William Segui): @TBiagi When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @yountvillewjs A one bedroom, and we will paint it magenta. As long as you bring your Pappy Van Winkle we can call it home.#SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TBiagi would love to visit @HourglassNV …#SommChat -ers, who’s in?

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @alawine we welcome one and all to visit @HourglassNV.#SommChat

@VicAndAngelo (Vic & Angelo’s): We’re loving @RiojaWine right now @KeeperColl: Q. @TBiagi What is your favorite #wine region in the world? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi If you weren’t a #winemaker, what career path would you have chosen? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl I would write jokes for @yountvillewjs. Joking Marine Biology #SommChat

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo): @TBiagi @KeeperColl sorry so late to the chat 2day. I admire that you make wine in the vineyard 1st.letting nature guide you! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TBiagi Biggest challenge about being a #winemaker #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): A. @KeeperColl Mother nature is the boss and she’s unforgiving at times. #SommChat #WW #winemaker

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TBiagi @NobleRotNYC I’ve been told that global warming means cooler here, pulling in more ocean air… does that make sense? #SommChat

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): @alawine @noblerotnyc could be. Makes sense weaker high pressure ridges in summer. Again global weirding. #SommChat

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

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

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @KeeperColl @TBiagi Always enjoy it! Good information as always. #SommChat

@HourglassNV (Hourglass Vineyards): Thanks for joining @TBiagi on #SommChat today! Enjoy the rest of #PremiereNV @alawine @yountvillewjs @jasminehirsch @demilove @MauricesCru

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @TBiagi @hourglassNV for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@alawine (Ken #wine): oh look, #SommChat now trending #1 on twitter… #wine

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @HourglassNV @TBiagi @alawine @yountvillewjs @jasminehirsch @demilove Great discussion! Thanks for #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): thanks to all for another great #SommChat RT @alawine: oh look #SommChat now trending #1 on twitter… #wine

@audramchapman (Audra Chapman): So fortunate to have @TBiagi at the healm. RT @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking @TBiagi @hourglassNV for his time #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): See you next week at #SommChat Wed 11 AM CST ! Happy #WW

@TBiagi (Anthony Biagi): All it was a great eventful hour! Thanks for questions hope to see you at @HourglassNV #SommChat #WW #winemaker

@NobleRotNYC (Jonathan Cristaldi): THANKS to @TBiagi and @hourglassNV! Great #SommChat this AM #WW #PremiereNV @KeeperColl

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @TBiagi @HourglassNV Thanks for answering those questions and for taking part in #SommChat!

@kerrynewberry (Kerry Newberry): @KeeperColl Next #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @HourglassNV was fun, thank you @TBiagi @yountvillewjs @jasminehirsch @demilove @MauricesCru #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TBiagi love your term “global weirding” …now, all makes sense @NobleRotNYC #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @KeeperColl Thanks for hosting @TBiagi of @HourglassNV on #SommChat – excited for the rest of #PremiereNV #WW

@alawine(Ken #wine): @tbiagi @KeeperColl @noblewines @winematcher

@alawine(Ken #wine): @travelwinechick @cuvee_corner @hourglassnv @charlescomm @yountvillewjs @stacey_gib

@winewatcher (Alexandra Alznauer): “@alawine: oh look, #SommChat now trending #1 on twitter…#wine” I keep forgetting about this and a few other chats. #latetotheparty

@alawine (Ken #wine): now… #winewednesday & #SommChat trending top two on twitter…#wine

@ForlornHopeWine (Matthew Roric): @alaina Thank you for the heads up on #SommChat ; office work conspired to keep me from participating. Next week!

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