Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Wine Writer Jeremy Parzen

3/22 Wine Writer Jeremy Parzen

@DoBianchi

Kay Marley-Dilworth @ATXFoodnews: My fav #WineWriter @DoBianchi is on @keepercoll #SommChat today! Tune in, ask questions like "What is your favorite value/everyday bubbly?”

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 talk #Sparkling #Wine w Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi on #SommChat !

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We’d like 2 introduce you to #Wine Writer Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi & say hello so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Don’t forget to include #SommChat on EVERY tweet in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: As we ask Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi our Qs on, ask him Ur Qs to @keepercoll as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi & @keepercoll 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @keepercoll @DoBianchi Hello, Jeremy! Ready for #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Sassodoro thought you would like to engage with @DoBianchi on #SommChat great to see you here

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking #Sparkling #Wine w/ Writer Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @DoBianchi When did you first become interested in #wine? #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll I was at university in Italy in 1989 (my second stay there) and a friend in Tuscany was the wine director at family's restaurant #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll it was a night of home vinified Sangiovese and fried boar liver that really opened my eyes to the magic of wine #sommchat will never forget!

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @DoBianchi @keepercoll - We don't get a lot of boar in our local markets <smile> - what does it taste like? - #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @demilove @keepercoll come down to Texas or Tuscany for #wildboar! It's a gamier flavor than venison & much fattier. #sommchat #feralhogs

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @demilove @keepercoll btw that dinner in Tuscan paired with Sangiovese was #roadkill (for real) #sommchat

Katarina Andersson @ricasoli99: @demilove Hi Douglas ☺ @DoBianchi @keepercoll #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @DoBianchi can you share thoughts about #prosecco dosage ?

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll First place to look is at the Wiki entry for sweetness in wine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetness… #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll that gives you an overview, with the terminology, of how much sugar goes into wine. Note that those are grams per liter of wine #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll In the production of all sparkling wine, the wines are topped off (sweetened) if desired just once. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @DoBianchi Had pleasure of @Mionetto_ #prosecco consumers ask how to read a bottle to understand can you help w/ this as an ex #SommChat’

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll @Mionetto_ The key here is the designation "brut." That means that up to 12 grams of sugar per liter of wine can be added. #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll @Mionetto_ also note that this is Prosecco DOC and not DOCG. While the designation doesn't matter as much in some appellations, here is key #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: q fr shy #SommChat aspiring writer @DoBianchi How did you end up writing about #wine? #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll The truth is that I discovered that I couldn't make a decent living writing about #poetry, my first love #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @DoBianchi do U know why #Cocktail #French75 #recipe often calls 4 #prosecco instead of #champagne

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll When using sparkling wine in a cocktail, most people smartly used inexpensive wine. Important to use wholesome wine in any case. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @DoBianchi follow up fr consumer any PQR #prosecco you can suggest for #french75 #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll a lot of great Prosecco but the DOCG is indication of hillside grown fruit as opposed to valley floor #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll DOCG for Prosecco is a good (although not perfect) indicator of wholesomeness of the wine. #sommchat

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: Morning all! Bring on the bubbly. @DoBianchi @keepercoll #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @RichardPF @keepercoll btw read @RichardPF's blog! It's great and he writes often (and informedly) about sparkling wine. #sommchat

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: .@DoBianchi @keepercoll Thanks very much Jeremy. :) #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: q fr #SommChat peep @DoBianchi What are some of the most important things you’ve learned working in #wine and #writing? #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll wine is a window onto culture & history. #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll you can learn so much about other peoples & countries by understanding the wines they make & drink. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @DoBianchi What are some common misconceptions you notice about #sparking #wine?

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll biggest misconception is the role of sugar & how much sugar you consume in sparkling wine #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll there are only 3 times that sugar is added to make wine sparkling, sometimes less, but max. 3. #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll growers who pick under ripe, add sugar for 1st fermentation; sugar in some form has to be added for tirage (2nd fermentation) #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll lastly sugar _can_ be added to top the wine office to balance acidity but is not always added #sansdosage #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll Another common point of confusion is in designations like #nature #brutnature #sansdosage etc. #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @keepercoll - Good morning, #SommChat - great to be here!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @demilove gr8 to see you here and look forward to your questions on #SommChat today

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: q fr #SommChat #Somm just beginning @DoBianchi is there a proper dosage or range of for #sparkling #wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@demilove @sassodoro@richardpf do you drink much #italian Sparkling #wine and if so what R some you like #SommChat

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: Franciacorta is one of my Favorite Italian sparkling wines. @DoBianchi @keepercoll

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: Though I've had some excellent Trentodoc bubbly as well. @DoBianchi @keepercoll #sommchat

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Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @RichardPF @keepercoll Franciacorta = great value and food friendliness. A totally different wine than #champagne #sommchat

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: Q for @DoBianchi : What does Franciacorta say about the culture of Lombardy? @keepercoll #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @RichardPF had the 2007 Perle @FerrariTrento in #SommsUF 2016 competition and it was delish have you are @DoBianchi tried that #SommChat

Lenn Thompson @lennthompson: @DoBianchi @RichardPF @keepercoll Champagne isn't food friendly? :)

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: .@keepercoll I was fortunate enough to taste the amazing 1993 Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore from @FerrariTrento @DoBianchi #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll @RichardPF @FerrariTrento @FerrariTrento another top Italian producer of classic method (not Charmat, a big distinction). #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @RichardPF @keepercoll @FerrariTrento I've tasted that wine 100 percent awesome #sommchat Owner Matteo is such a cool guy. #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @lennthompson @RichardPF @keepercoll Champagne often has an oxidative note (from sugar btw) that makes it less food friendly in _some_ cases than Franciacorta #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @lennthompson @RichardPF @keepercoll #Bollinger a favorite of ours is a great example of that oxidative note (it's not from the yeast or lees). #sommchat

Lenn Thompson @lennthompson: @DoBianchi @RichardPF @keepercoll Oxidative from sugar? Tell me more about that #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @lennthompson @RichardPF @keepercoll Yes oxidation from #sugar. That yeasty and toasty note comes from sugar oxidation not from the wine itself. #sommchat

Miranda Waldron @mirandawaldronc: @DoBianchi can you recommend some #affordable #italian #wines? #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @mirandawaldronc right now my wife & I are loving wines from Abruzzo. Great value & often great quality. Cirelli is a current favorite #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @mirandawaldronc but look also to Marche for up-and-coming brands. Again, great value #Verdicchio one of the world's greatest white wines #sommchat

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: Q for @DoBianchi : What does Franciacorta say about the culture of Lombardy? @keepercoll #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @RichardPF @keepercoll that's a big question! I think it speaks to Lombards' entrepreneurial spirit. #sommchat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm: Q @DoBianchi Which #Italian #wine regions deserve more recognition and why? @keepercoll #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @CharlesComm @keepercoll #Verdicchio & #GrecoDiTufo are among the greatest white wines in the world imho. Age-worthy, nuanced character but under the radar #sommchat

Katarina Andersson @ricasoli99: True #Verdicchio deserves much more attention than it has had so far #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm what % of #italian sparkling #wine is vintage vs NV - do you see vintage increasing @DoBianchi

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll u see more & more vintage-dated wines but I believe that's driven by Americans' love of vintage sparkling #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll the bigger & more important question is #disgorgement date. Super important element to consider in approaching #sparkling #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll more and more Italian producers are including disgorgement date in fine print on back label #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @DoBianchi Who are your mentors in wine industry? Thanks #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @SandyWasserman My greatest mentor, to whom I owe eternal thanks, has been @alicefeiring #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @DoBianchi What is your tactic for selecting a #quality #sparkling #wine? what should I lk 4 in taste profile #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll best advice for tasting #sparkling: how does the promise of the nose deliver in mouth of the wine. Hallmark of great #sparkling #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #sommChat #Somm - what r major sparkling #wine producing areas in #Italy and where is biggest growth @DoBianchi

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll Look for wines from #Trento & #Franciacorta as emerging areas. #Prosecco #ColFondo also an emerging category that I love #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat peep: hear #winemakers talk abt #climateChange do U hear N #Italy & what chgs R they making 4 Sparkling #wines @DoBianchi

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll #climatechange, no matter what is causing it, is greatly impacting the wines of #Champagne allowing growers to pick more ripe #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll #climatechange good for #Champagne not ideal for #Franciacorta & #Trento #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @DoBianchi Since u R based in #Texas Tell us about the diffs in the #sparking #wine scenes in #Houston #ATX #Sanantonio #Dallas #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll I drank a super 2001 #Cava last night @PappasBros. Really great. Houston better for high end, Austin better for #petnat. #sommchat

Pappas Bros. @PappasBros: @DoBianchi @keepercoll Thanks for coming in last night. Glad you enjoyed it! -MM

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #sommChat #Somm what R major diffs in last 5 yrs #Sparkling #wine production, techniques etc and what chgs do you see coming @DoBianchi

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll growers are picking riper fruit & going for a riper style in #Champagne & #Franciacorta. #sommchat

Miranda Waldron @mirandawaldronc: @DoBianchi Any interesting #italian #red #pairings you've tried recently? #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @mirandawaldronc @ObwnknobeOfWine had me at #Nebbiolo & #pizza! Seriously loving #Sangiovese & seafood #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @DoBianchi What do you like to drink when not drinking Italian wines? Thanks #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @SandyWasserman we love #Santorini at our house & am discovering more & more #Rioja white #sommchat

Richard Auffrey @RichardPF: .@DoBianchi You need to drink more #Sake. :) @keepercoll #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat Peep: @DoBianchi can U describe taste profile diffs BW #prosecco and #Franciacorta ?

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll A WORLD of difference between #Franciacorta (classic method) & #Prosecco (Martinotti method). #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll Look 4 classic slightly bitter green note in REAL #Prosecco. Look 4 healthy salinity in #Franciacorta balanced by freshness #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat Peep: @DoBianchi can U describe taste profile diffs BW #prosecco and #Franciacorta ?

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll A WORLD of difference between #Franciacorta (classic method) & #Prosecco (Martinotti method). #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll Look 4 classic slightly bitter green note in REAL #Prosecco. Look 4 healthy salinity in #Franciacorta balanced by freshness #sommchat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @DoBianchi What are your thoughts about developments in Piemonte concerning Asti Secco & Acqui Dry? #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @Sassodoro #AstiSecco is a blatant attempt to create confusion in the market place #ItalianSounding #ForeignSounding. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@DoBianchi What are some hot topics in #Italian #wine that ppl are talking about in #Italy? #SommChat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll #sparkling! For real: sparkling wine is exploding in Italy right now, from #Lambrusco to #Trento & beyond. #sommchat

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll also more and more producers making #classicmethod wines in regions where no tradition of #sparkling. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - do you see prices of #Italian #sparkling #wine rising are staying affordable in near future @DoBianchi

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll #Prosecco #DOCG prices are rising sharply. #Franciacorta #Trento staying stable. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm can you discuss aging of #prosecco vs #Franciacorta @DoBianchi

Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi: @keepercoll #Prosecco not intended for aging (and shouldn't be). #Franciacorta sometimes intended for aging. Look at #disgorgement dates. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Italian #Sparkling #Wine w/ Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking Jeremy Parzen @DoBianchi for his time on #SommChat

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