Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #MasterSommelier Doug Krenik

3/14 Master Sommelier Doug Krenik

@drloosenwines

@tirebouchon (Vittorio Rusinà): “@drloosenwines: Almost ready for #SommChat. What questions do you have re Riesling, Pinot Noir, Burgundy #wine for our Doug Krenik?

@EdThralls (Ed Thralls): @drloosenwines ?s on #PinotNoir winemaking techniques, clones, whole cluster, cold soak, etc. for best expressing fruit/elegance #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from MS Doug Krenik! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Doug Krenik, MS @drloosenwines #SommChat #SommChat

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

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Be sure to note that Doug Krenik will be tweeting from the handle @drloosenwines #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! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): As we ask @drloosenwines our Qs, u can ask Doug ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @drloosenwines #WineWednesday #SommChat

@delectable (Delectable): Thanks for hosting #SommChat @keepercoll looking forward to hearing from @drloosenwines #WineWednesday

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): @drloosenwines welcome! #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @keepercoll bonjour, I’m here, following #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @keepercoll great to be here – let’s get rockin’ #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @drloosenwines You are director of sales for Loosen Bros., USA- what duties does this position entail? #WineWednesday #SommChat #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): A. @keepercoll I’m responsible for the direction and execution of all things Loosen @drloosenwines in the US. #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @drloosenwines In your opinion, what sets #Riesling apart from all other #wines? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): A. @keepercoll The variety, versatility, often lower alcohol and ability to age sets #Riesling apart from all other wines. #WW #SommChat

@GermanWineUSA (Wines of Germany US): @drloosenwines @keepercoll The variety, versatility, often lower alcohol &ability to age sets #Riesling apart from other wine #WW #SommChat

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @drloosenwines @keepercoll What’s Loosen’s view on organic/biodynamic? #WW #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@ericawinetrips @keepercoll @drloosenwines and all of our producers are as green as we can possibly be #WW #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@ericawinetrips @keepercoll For ex. J Christopher winery in #Oregon uses a lot of organic & biodynamic #SommChat

@TamaraGreenleaf (Tamara Greenleaf): Here’s the J. Christopher website if you want to check them out. http://ow.ly/9EBrv #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@drloosenwines How do you keep calm/organized with so many responsibilities and duties? #WineWednesday #SommChat #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@keepercoll #Riesling, lots of Riesling. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): @drloosenwines How might the riesling market change especially in the US because of the shortage? Were you impacted by the storm? #SommChat #WW

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @Vinum_Wine @ keepercoll Even with the storm in 2011, our yields are up and no shortage of wines for all to enjoy… #WW #SommChat

@TamaraGreenleaf (Tamara Greenleaf): The new Dr. Loosen Harvest Report discusses the 2011 storm. You can read it after #SommChat http://ow.ly/9EC5J

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @Vinum_Wine .. it’s just like doritos, drink all you want and we will make more!!!!! #WW #SommChat

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): Never say no to @drloosenwines Riesling! RT @keepercoll: it’s just like doritos, drink all you want and we will make more!!!!! #SommChat

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @drloosenwines @keepercoll do you think the new VDP regs will translate easier to American consumers and boost dry Riesling sales? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@tattoodsomm @keepercoll hey eric, been a while – great to hear from you #SommChat Of course it will, the Germans are masters at marketing:)

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @drloosenwines @keepercoll glad to have you on #SommChat New regs are more streamlined, which makes it easier for general consumer

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @drloosenwines @keepercoll Oregon? I’ve only seen your Mosel wines? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @ericawinetrips In the Mosel, we do a lot of sustainable practices with the Loosen estates. #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): Nice to hear! RT @drloosenwines: @ericawinetrips In the Mosel, we do a lot of substainable practices with the Loosen estates. #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@ericawinetrips @keepercoll In #oregon, we own 1/2 of the J Christopher Estates. are also in #Burgundy & many adventures to come #SommChat

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @drloosenwines @keepercoll Very cool, whatever Dr L touches turns to gold! #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): Hi @drloosenwines welcome to #SommChat what was the most exciting food & wine pairing you’ve had with Riesling? #Riesling #WW

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@wineandsake @keepercoll Biggest surprise was very old Auslese with game:) #WW #SommChat

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @drloosenwines How about in the winery, what’s your philosophy on yeasts? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @ericawinetrips at the Loosen estates we use both natural and inoculate #WW #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): @drloosenwines Germany, New Zealand or America, which Riesling do you prefer? & why do you think it gets a bad wrap? #SommChat @keepercoll

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@VinoCaPisco @keepercoll ALL Riesling rocks and who says it get a bad wrap!! #WW #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): .@drloosenwines Great to see you on #SommChat. What is your preferred Pradikat?

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@fernandobeteta @keepercoll depends on mood and food BUT Kabinett generally #WW #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – I could use a Riesling right now! Here’s my Q: How would you describe Riesling to someone who has never had one? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@demilove @keepercoll so much depends on the style… but fresh, zippy, and vibrant #WW #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @drloosenwines Spring is being “sprung” left and right coasts … what are some of your favorite spring pairings for this season? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@EllaDogSays @keepercoll chilled peach soup and Spatlese #WW #SommChat

@BlindedBite (Blinded By The Bite): Wow that sounds good! RT @keepercoll: YUM! RT @drloosenwines: @EllaDogSays @keepercoll chilled peach soup and Spatlese #WW #SommChat

@EdThralls (Ed Thralls): @drloosenwines but, I’m really more interested #PinotNoir ; ) focus on any particular clones & whole clusters vs. destem? #SommChat

@edthralls: @drloosenwines what Riesling for under $25 would your recommend to knock our socks off? #sommchat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@EdThralls @keepercoll Blue Slate Kabinett #WW #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @EdThralls Impossible in 140 characters -email me through @drloosenwines email site #WW #SommChat

@EdThralls (Ed Thralls): @drloosenwines sure, will do… too bad others in the #SommChat stream won’t benefit from the exchange, but I understand

@TamaraGreenleaf (Tamara Greenleaf): .@EdThralls contact info for Doug Krenik on Dr. Loosen site #SommChat http://ow.ly/9EDBl

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): @drloosenwines You MUST have a favorite? I live for ALL Zinfandel but I have a favorite. @keepercoll #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@VinoCaPisco @keepercoll In Germany of course – just trying to be PC #WW #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): BTW, every Friday Dr. Loosen does riesling/food pairing w/ recipe on their Facebook page. http://ow.ly/9EDbH #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @drloosenwines #SommChat Q: what are Riesling sales looking like across the dry-sweet spectrum?

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @vtwinemedia @keepercoll Germany is drinking more dry and it’s just catching on in US #WW #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @drloosenwines Q: What are your favorite sites that you work with for Riesling and why? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@MDSmitty2488 @keepercoll Fav in Mosel is Urziger – I like its forward, sexy nature #WW #SommChat

@TamaraGreenleaf (Tamara Greenleaf): Here’s a pic of Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten vineyard. Steep slopes! #SommChat http://ow.ly/i/vBZC

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @drloosenwines @keepercoll Eiswein harvest just finished for one producer a cpl weeks ago. Concerned with global warming? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @tattoodsomm @keepercoll yes crazy Eiswein harvest as it came in 2012 – global warming is something we have to deal with #SommChat #WW

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): Hi @drloosenwines welcome to #SommChat. Q: what are the best recent vintages for dry Rieslings? @keepercoll

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @kathymorganMS @keepercoll For Germany, 2009 and 2010 but very different styles #WW #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @drloosenwines Q: What other varieties do you work with that people might be unaware of? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@MDSmitty2488 @keepercoll People know us for #Riesling, but Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Gewurz, Pinot Gris, & Sav Blanc… #WW #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@MDSmitty2488 @keepercoll Please visithttp://www.loosenbrosusa.com for details of all of our #grapes and #wines #WW #SommChat

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): @drloosenwines Recently tried 1985 Erdener Pralat. Could’ve waited another 20 yrs!!! #SommChat #sofreshandsoclean http://twitpic.com/8w97v5

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @Vinum_Wine @keepercoll Let me know when you open your next bottle:) #WW #SommChat

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): @drloosenwines @keepercoll Will definitely keep you in the loop. @dlus says you should come by @Vinum_Wine soon. #SommChat #WW

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): @drloosenwines What are some of the best vintages you’ve ever had? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@Vinum_Wine @keepercoll 1945 #Burgundy, 1961 and 1964 #Champagne, and every vintage of @drloosenwines #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): AGREED! Wanting to open a bottle now! RT @Vinum_Wine: Never say no to @drloosenwines Riesling! #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @drloosenwines @keepercoll Q- What are some of your favorite Reislings from outside Germany? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@ENOontheMagMile @keepercoll Alsace, as I used to import, and I love all things Alsace – fantastic #wines #WW #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @keepercoll @drloosenwines what do you feel are the biggest challenges and opportunities for the wine professional today? #SommChat #WW

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @wineandsake @keepercoll keeping your #integrity #WW #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): oh no, I’m missing Doug Krenik @drloosenwines who makes my favorite Rieslings …now on #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@alawine @keepercoll glad we’re making your palate smile #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @drloosenwines Tell us your thoughts on the 2011 Vintage for Loosen #wines. #WW #SommChat #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): A. @keepercoll Classic, well-balanced wines of charm and finesse – especially the Kabinetts. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @drloosenwines We know you are a German #Riesling fanatic, what makes it stand out above all other Riesling? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): A. @keepercoll It’s German-ness. Seriously, no other region can duplicate the acid-sugar balance you find in #Germany. #WW #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): A. @keepercoll By its ‘German-ness’, I am referring 2 those joyously Prussian characteristics/virtues of austerity & sincerity. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @drloosenwines In your opinion, what makes #Riesling and spicy #food pair together so well? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): A. @keepercoll A little sweetness with a little spice – it’s the yin-yang thing. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @drloosenwines Q: What approach would you take to sell Riesling to someone who is stuck in the “Blue Nun” mentality? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@MDSmitty2488 @keepercoll key is to never to call it sweet, call it off dry #WW #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .MDSmitty2488 @keepercoll unless it’s really sweet, always talk off-dry. It’s a friendlier term #WW #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): I’m late to the party so I’ll just follow along today @ #SommChat …I’m just getting used to this time change…

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @drloosenwines @keepercoll well, back to studying. Thanks for the #SommChat Master Krenik! Always good to hear from you!

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @tattoodsomm Dude – give me a call; hard to address your questions in this format!!! #WW #SommChat

@SpoonMeForkMe (R.J.): @drloosenwines what pairing suggestions do you have for a heavy petrol Riesling? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@SpoonMeForkMe @keepercoll can you be more specific about region and age of wine? #SommChat

@SpoonMeForkMe (R.J.): @drloosenwines @keepercoll Alsace, 2-4 years #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): @SpoonMeForkMe @keepercoll I like the classics Smoked Trout, Choucroute Garni both rock and scream #Alsatian Riesling #SommChat #WW

@drooln (Nathan Yap): Q. @drloosenwines Do you plan to put more wines under screwcap like the Dr. L? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@drooln @keepercoll All of our Kabinetts and Dr. L will be in screwcap. Spatlese and above will be corked #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): cork finished not Corked:) @drloosenwines: .@drooln All of our Kabinetts & Dr. L in screwcap. Spatlese & above will be corked #SommChat

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): @drloosenwines What regions come close to Germany with regards to acid-sugar balance? You already mentioned Alsace… #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@Vinum_Wine @keepercoll For acid-sugar balance nothing really compares to #germany for the off-dry to sweeter styles #WW #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @drloosenwines @keepercoll Any Reislings from outside Europe that you find interesting? #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): .@ENOontheMagMile @keepercoll #Australia and #New Zealand and amazingly enough, some #Rieslings out of #Michigan are fun #WW #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): catching up on #SommChat with @drloosenwines @keepercoll @vinum_wine @tattoodsomm @ericawinetrips

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

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Doug for his time #SommChat #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If any1 missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to http://bit.ly/ikBrJx for you to review later #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): reading more interesting #SommChat tweets from @edthralls @atxfoodnews @tamaragreenleaf @vinocapisco @elladogsays

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar! #SommChat Wed 3/21 at 11 AM CST @winedogboy will be our featured guest to answer your questions! #CantMiss #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @drloosenwines @keepercoll TX! we love it dry! great #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q for @winedogboy gets answered, post it to FB! http://on.fb.me/hjQDBL Happy #WW! #SommChat

@TamaraGreenleaf (Tamara Greenleaf): Thanks, Doug. Great questions, everyone! #SommChat

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

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