Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest  Wine Director Patrick Cappiello

3/20 Wine Director Patrick Cappiello

@PatrickWine

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter_food_chats.html … #wine #wiyg #foodies

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat! We’re so happy you came to join us today!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to #Wine Director Patrick Cappiello @PATRICKWINE of @NewYorkPalaceNY & @Pearl&AshNYC ! #SommChat #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready 2 dive in w/questions, so shout out 2 @PATRICKWINE 2 say hello & so he knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @PATRICKWINE our Qs, U can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine w/ #Wine DirectorPatrick Cappiello @PATRICKWINE of @NewYorkPalaceNY & @PearlandAshNYC ! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): @KeeperColl great to be here! looking forward to answering your questions! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines What sparked your interest in #wine? Did you grow up around it or did you have an “A-Ha!” moment? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I grew up in an #Italian household in Rochester, #NY. Wine was in the house, but not “fine #wine”. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl + lot of my early 20′s spent doing #winery tastings in Finger Lakes & #Niagara #wine regions. + > 4 the “buzz” #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines Have you always had a “naturally refined” palate or was it something you developed over the years? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I think I’ve always had a very good sense of smell. Which I believe is the basic thing a #Somm needs. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl As a kid I always had taste 4 finer things, although I grew up in a more common suburban household. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I remember always wanting the most expensive things on the #menu when my family would go to restaurants. #WW #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: Talking #wine w/ #Wine DirectorPatrick Cappiello @patrickwine of @NewYorkPalaceNY & @PearlandAshNYC ! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all! Happy almost spring! Nice to join you for another #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @patrickwine Q. what are your challenges when training staff on such a large #wine list? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@MauricesCru @KeeperColl it is extremely challenging, but I am always on the floor to help guests. #SommChat

@winecompass (WineCompass): @Patrickwine Q. have you continued to follow the growth in the #flxwine &@NiagaraWine regions? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@winecompass @KeeperColl honestly.. no, but its on my too do list! #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @patrickwine @KeeperColl Q: So what are your impressions of #FLXWine? I love what I’ve tasted. #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@travelwinechick @KeeperColl As a young man I loved them, but it’s been many years since I’ve been back. #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @patrickwine Q. is there a style of #wine or #wine region you will never put on your #wine list? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@MauricesCru @keepecoll It’s always about quality for me. I am open to all regions if the #wine is great! #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @patrickwine @noblewines @KeeperColl yeah, but the #Somm did not make it or bottle it…why should you drink it? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@MauricesCru @KeeperColl very true! I’m just a wimp… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat MT @MauricesCru: @patrickwine @noblewines > embarrassing is return, drink some, #somm later smells it & says u drank corked #wine

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @patrickwine: .@MauricesCru @keepecoll Its always about quality for me. I am open to all regions if the wine is great! #SommChat I agree!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): As a #wino indie worker, I find it a bit uncomfortable to reject corked #wine at someone elses restaurant. #SommChat @KeeperColl

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@noblewines @KeeperColl me too! It’s even more awkward when I know the #somm… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwine #Wine Dir. at 2 gr8 restos: @GILT-NYPalace at @NewYorkPalaceNY & @PearlandAshNYC- How do U manage both at once? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl Gilt actually closed this past Dec the #wine cellar was kept intact, will open this summer w Chef Michel Richard #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl Was promoted 2 “Wine & Bev Dir. @NewYorkPalaceNY “-will oversee all #wine 4 entire #hotel-will B there when reopens #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl It worked out in my favor that my friend Chef Kuo wanted me come on at @Pearl&AshNYC while I was free. #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines Advice for those get a little nervous when ordering #wine in a fancy restaurant? #WineWednesday #SOmmChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl if U aren’t familiar w/ #wine list, give #sommelier price point & #wines you’ve had in past that you’ve enjoyed.. #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl Allow #Somm 2 select a bottle they think will B enjoyable 2 U. Desire is 2 get U a great btl of #wine in UR budget! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Do you think a #wine list can ever be -too- large (kind of a pet peeve of mine) – #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@demilove @KeeperColl I totally understand – datekillers! I think if you are going to have a big list you need a great #somm! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @plepeltier: w/ ur great lists, how do u work w/ ur staff & guests 2 explain classic & geek side of ur #wine choice? @patrickwine #sommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): @KeeperColl .@plepeltier I work 20 hours a day #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @KeeperColl @patrickwine @NewYorkPalaceNY @Pearl hello from #vegas Happy #WW #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@harleywine1 @KeeperColl Whats up dude! #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @patrickwine Definitely go back. You’ll be amazed how they’ve evolved! I’ll be back in 3 weeks! #FLXWine #SommChat

@winecompass (WineCompass): I need to head there as well. RT @travelwinechick: @patrickwine Definitely go back. You’ll be amazed how they’ve evolved! #FLXWine #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @winecompass It’s a must-visit, must-taste area. #FLXWine #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Ask Somm what was tasted that week that was drinking well and give a specific price range @KeeperColl @patrickwines #WineWednesday #SOmmChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Always keep an open mind when it comes to #wine! #Sommchat #WW

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Preference is focused lists, but if you must have scale, do the world a favor and use an #iPad. @demilove @KeeperColl #wine #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines Do you have a “#wine list-making philosophy”? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl yes! #wine list should have opts 4 every1 coming 2 resto-No matter budget, exper., reg. preference, or knowledge. #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl #Somms that force personal preferences on guests while writing a list do nothing but hurt the cause. #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I also am a big believer in #wine lists that represent excellent value. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I work hard to source great #wines, for good prices and use low markups. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @patrickwine @KeeperColl SMART very smart! How else will you know what you are selling! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwine How and why did you pick your twitter avatar? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I’m a badass!! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines What did you drink on St. Patrick’s Day? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl @ModeloEspecial from the can. I drink that #beer every day. #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @patrickwine Q. Do you use an Oenomatic system or something similar to keep #wines BTG fresh? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@MauricesCru @KeeperColl for #champagne I use the Perlage system. For everything else I drink the nightly leftovers!! #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Hey Patrick, I was PR Director at Lauber/SWS prior to starting my W&S marketing company; nice to meet you here @patrickwine #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@Foundationspr @KeeperColl Great meeting you! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @Foundationspr – Good morning Monika! Welcome to #SommChat – sorry to disagree, but #iPad #wine lists turn me off, and I am a tech junkie!

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Tx! Agree 2 disagree Consumer usability proven esp Boomers who purchase high end #wine. Lighting, font size also help. @demilove #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. what is the anticipated opening timeframe for the new #restaurant @NewYorkPalaceNY? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl hopefully mid-summer. We are doing major renovations in the entire #hotel. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines What specific qualities do you look for in a #wine before adding it to one of your lists? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I am always on lookout 4 #wines w/ age; love mature #wine & am very lucky 2 have a lot of exper. w/older stuff. #WW #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl My desire is to give other people this same opportunity to drink mature #wines. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I also try to work with #wineries that are farming sustainably. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl It’s not a requirement 4 me-I just prefer 2 support people looking after the health of others & our planet. #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines With your current #wine lists, are there any regions that you try to focus on in particular? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl List @PearlandAshNYC is smallest I’ve ever had-wasn’t able 2 show all regions as usual, so concentrated on classics #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl @PearlandAshNYC has deep list of #Bordeaux #wines back 2 ’60′s; also have some gr8 depth & width N #Burgundy #wines #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl Other @Pearl&AshNYC #wine list highlights for me are the #Loire, #German, and #California sections. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – What is a grape/region that you think ages better than people realize? – #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): @demilove @KeeperColl cab franc from the loire valley! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @patrickwines We hear you have a particular passion for #Syrah #wine- can you tell us why? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I do luv #Syrah, esp. N. #Rhone Valley, cool climate & old school. Dard & Ribo & Alain Graillot R particular favs. #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl I also like what Charles Smith is doing N #Washington with #Syrah & the boys from Bedrock are crushing it in Cali #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Great questions to @patrickwine on #SommChat – keep them coming

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. If you were not working in #NYC, where would it be and why? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl #Paris if I spoke better #French :/ San fran has an amazing #food and #wine culture. #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): J’enseigne le français RT @patrickwine @KeeperColl #Paris if I spoke better french :/ San fran has an amazing #food and #wine culture #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Hope this isn’t dumb ? Do you think great #restaurant -lists- have unique terroir just like great #vineyards do? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): @demilove @KeeperColl for sure. but the terroir is more based on the history of #wine buyers that worked there #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): @demilove @KeeperColl and the #wines they have left behind #SommChat

@zoltanszabo (Zoltan Szabo): Yes & No RT @patrickwine #Sommeliers that force personal preferences on guests while writing a list do nothing but hurt the cause. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. When not working at the restos, what do you do for pleasure? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): A. @KeeperColl play lots of PS3… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat RT @plepeltier: i really think you are one of the most commited #sommeliers around! thanks for your work! @patrickwine @KeeperColl

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@plepeltier @KeeperColl Thank you young lady!! :* #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): check out #SommChat in progress with @patrickwine, #Wine Director of @NewYorkPalaceNY & Pearl&AshNYC

@mikemadrigale (Michael Madrigale): Yooooo Patrick, what was it like meeting Henri Jayer? @patrickwine @KeeperColl #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@mikemadrigale @KeeperColl amazing thanks to @danieljohnnes ! I’ve told you that story on many a drunken night… #SommChat

@griffiti (Ian Griffith): @patrickwine Has working @PearlandAshNYC allowed you freedoms you don’t have with @NewYorkPalaceNY higher end clients? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@griffiti @KeeperColl Yes, Jura #wines!!!!! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @NikByrne: @KeeperColl @patrickwine Where #wine shops/bars/restaurants are must visits for a #Londoner going to #NYC for a week? #SOmmChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@NikByrne @KeeperColl Shop Chambers street, Bar Ten Bells, #restaurant @pearlandashnyc !! #SommChat

@zoltanszabo (Zoltan Szabo): Check out today’s #SommChat some intelligent remarks and impressions going on in the conversation, join in?

@winecompass (WineCompass): There’s a region I haven’t heard in a while. RT @patrickwine: .@griffiti @KeeperColl Yes, Jura #wines!!!!! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @patrickwine RT @degustibusnyc: @KeeperColl Are there wines particuarly good for Easter? Kosher wines you like? #Sommchat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@degustibusnyc @KeeperColl #German #rieslings for easter, perfect spring #wines. LP #champagne actually makes a kosher rose! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @patrickwine have you noticed any trends of changing taste in #wine? #SommChat #wine

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): @alawine the natural #wine movement seems to be taking tastes in many directions. some good, some not always good… #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Thank you for your answers here on #SommChat ! Any study tips for my upcoming #wine exam (Certifed #Somm)? I am so nervous!

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@demilove @KeeperColl Thats a question for my man @hristoz ! #SommChat \

@PatriciusTokaj (PatriciusWines Tokaj): Nice conversation today for sure. @travelwinechick @zoltanszabo #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @Levi_opens_wine: . @KeeperColl @patrickwine I’m thinking about getting a #wine related tattoo. Any suggestions for me? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@levi_opens_wine @KeeperColl hahahah! St vincent of saragossa or WS grand award! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @patrickwine: @NikByrne @KeeperColl Shop: Chambers street, Bar: 10 Bells, Restaurant: @PearlandAshNYC! #SommChat NYC Best Bets 4 Londoners

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @patrickwine what do you think about lower #alcohol #wines? #SommChat #wine

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@alawine @KeeperColl sounds like a more expensive way to get me drunk! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @patrickwine haha, no doubt! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @patrickwine What is best dish @PearlandAshNYC? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@enjoielife @KeeperColl the potatoes!! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @patrickwine @KeeperColl interesting! How are they prepared and what would u drink with them? #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@enjoielife @KeeperColl fried, like anything delicious! Chinon works very well next to them. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @patrickwine @KeeperColl Great! Will be sure to try the fried potatoes @PearlandAshNYC with Chinon soon. #SommChat

@RockandRhone (Rock And Rhone): .@patrickwine Favorites YOU like to drink: (a) #unicorn #wine , (b) breakfast #wine , (c) pizza #wine, (d) producer #wine #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@RockandRhone @KeeperColl pizza #wines, if the pizza has white truffles and I’m drinking old barolo! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat RT @degustibusnyc: Have you had #wines from Carlos Moro? Any favorites? We recently had him over; amazing man+teacher @Matarromera

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): .@degustibusnyc @KeeperColl he’s on my radar now! #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @patrickwine bonjour! Kudos on ur list @PearlandAshNYC so many cools gems #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed #wine talk w/ #Wine Director @PATRICKWINE of @NewYorkPalaceNY & @Pearl&AshNYC ! #WineWednesday #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Patrick Cappiello @PATRICKWINE for his time! #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Thank you! RT @KeeperColl Great to have @PATRICKWINE join us for our #SommChat! We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): great fun today with @patrickwine, #Wine Director of @NewYorkPalaceNY & @PearlandAshNYC on #SommChat Thank you!

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Agreed! RT @PatriciusTokaj12m Nice conversation today for sure. @travelwinechick @zoltanszabo #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Hungry now! RT @patrickwine: .@enjoielife @KeeperColl fried, like anything delicious! Chinon works very well next to them. #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @patrickwine @KeeperColl @travelwinechick @richardslj well, that was fun! Thanks ya’ll! #SommChat

@patrickwine (Patrick Cappiello): @KeeperColl Thank you all for the great questions!!! see you all soon at @pearlandashnyc & @newyorkpalaceny #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @enjoielife @demilove @foundationspr @harleywine1 good times today on #SommChat Thanks ya’ll!

@griffiti (Ian Griffith): @KeeperColl @PATRICKWINE The badass #somm with speed typing skills Thanks Patrick! #SommChat #newsommskills

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @winecompass @zoltanszabo @mauricescru @cuvee_corner @ridesmith great #SommChat Thanks all!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): BIG #SommChat nxt wk. Celebrate our 2 year anniversary w/ 2 special guests Wed 3/27 11 AM CST! C u there! Keep an eye out 4 details soon!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @alawine @demilove @Foundationspr @harleywine1 Always a pleasure to see you on #SommChat , Ken.

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): Rats, @alawine not only did I miss going to @PearlandAshNYC last Monday, now I missed @patrickwine on #SommChat too! Argh…

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Thank you, everyone! #SommChat #winewednesday! @alawine @patrickwine @KeeperColl @RichardsLJ

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @KeeperColl sorry 2 miss #SommChat 2day with @patrickwine – hopefully I don’t also miss #rhone #winechat with @RandallGrahm & others 2nite!

@jennanorth (Jenna North): @KeeperColl I got stuck in traffic and missed #SommChat, will pick up the discussion on archive. Cheers!

@PatrickWines (Luke Tocaciu): @KeeperColl Thanks but @patrickwine is different to @PatrickWines. If you want an #Australian #winemaker for #SommChat let me know #Coonawarra

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We are excited to celebrate 2 year #SommChat Anniversary – can you guess what dynamic duo we would pair on this special occassion???

@zoltanszabo (Zoltan Szabo): Interesting commentary #SommChat the other day regarding how a #wine list should be constructed, personal opinion in an upcoming article!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @AdamPlotkin all things vinous: @cliffordbrown3 @MatthewLiberty @TylerOnWine @UCBeau missed some u at #SommChat #winechat @TheDaveReynolds

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Will announce 2 yr anniversary #SommChat guests (yes more than 1) in about an hour – HINT – they are also Philanthropists – any ideas?

@ChampagneChat (#champagnechat): *CLINK!* of Congrats on #SommChat’s 2 year-iversary @KeeperColl!!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Happy Anniversary to #SommChat – thanks for all the great guests and conversation!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #DRUMROLL @KeeperColl toasts to 2 yrs #SommChat! Get ready 4 the dynamic duo @dhmeyer & @vinjohnragan of @USHGNYC! Join us Wed 11 AM CST!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #WORD Nxt week’s #SommChat guests @dhmeyer & @vinjohnragan R philanthropists? Check @deVINEauction 4 #Sandy reliefhttp://bit.ly/Xa0PW3

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Guess I gotta drink more #champagne #wine #winechat #SommChat

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