Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Wine Importer Bartholomew Broadbent

3/26 Wine Importer Bartholomew Broadbent, Broadbent Selections

@BollewBroadbent

@BlindedBite (Blinded By The Bite!): @KeeperColl – So amazing it’s been 3 years!!! What would we do without #SommChat on Wed’s – Thanks for all you do to help educate on #wine

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Blush MT @BlindedBite: So amazing it’s been 3 years!!! What would we do w/out #SommChat on Wed’s – Thx for all U do to help educate on #wine

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 our special anniversary #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Bartholomew Broadbent @BollewBroadbent #WW

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl how about madeira?? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl very versatile due to high acidity and, though sweet, dry finish, perfect pairing for any dessert #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to special guest Bartholomew Broadbent @BollewBroadbent of Broadbent Selections #SommChat #WW

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Glad to be joining @KeeperColl Welcome @bollewbroadbent Happy Anniversary #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 @BollewBroadbent 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask Bartholomew Broadbent @BollewBroadbent our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking celebrating Keeper Collection’s 3rd anniversary & talk #wine with Bartholomew Broadbent @BollewBroadbent #WW #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl Thank you for the great honor of being 3rd anniversary guest! Looking forward to some fun #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl Love Madeira, the only wine which will survive on a desert island!#SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @bollewbroadbent RT @SbonnerABV: @KeeperColl Q? Barts’s thoughts on Portugal’s other wine…Vihno Verde #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SbonnerABV A.Delicious drink, key being freshness, which we control by shipping ours in refers to make it exactly as in Portugal #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): #SommChat @KeeperColl Hello @bollewbroadbent I will be in #madeira on April 17. Tasting suggestions? Places? Gorgeous island.

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @winegrapestone send me an e-mail bbroadbent@broadbent.com I have a ton of advice on what to do there. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent Ready for #SommChat!

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent such a privilege to be talking to you today! #SommChat

@winecompass (Wine Compass): ?@winecompass Q. @BollewBroadbent I see you include Barboursville Vineyards in your portfolio? How did you get introduced to #vawine? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @winecompass @KeeperColl #SommChat we went to Barboursville in about 2002 when doing the book launch for Vintage Wine by my father

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @winecompass @KeeperColl 2 superb Musars drink now but they’ll live longer I’d pair them with leg of lamb #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @bkoncius: @BollewBroadbent luv 2 hear thoughts on how 59 and 61 @chateaumusar rouge R drinking now. food pairing recs? Thx! #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): Good morning from #SF #CA #wine friends ready for #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): thx for joining in our 3 yr anniversary RT @vinogger: Good morning from #SF #CA #wine friends ready for #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Happy 3rd anniversary to #SommChat and @KeeperColl! Thx for making Wednesdays so interesting and so much fun!

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl #SommChatpic.twitter.com/pboZ93lUmP

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – so nice to take a break from my #Certified exam – my service isn’t until 1:40 – #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl Will email you. Thx. Happy Anniversary #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @BollewBroadbent: @winegrapestone @KeeperColl Visit Justino’s where you can also taste Broadbent. We can set up an appointment #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Good morning from Scottsdale Q. @BollewBroadbent What producers do you represent? Any particular regions you prefer? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl #SommChat Go to my website http://www.broadbent.com also our regional mgr Chis Lavin clavin@broadbent.com

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SandyWasserman I love our South African wines @KeeperColl #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @BollewBroadbent as an importer what goes into your decision to represent certain wineries & import certain wines? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @vinogger @KeeperColl #SommChat Most important is quality of wine, equally important quality of owners and each wine must have a story

@DrinkWhatULike (Frank Morgan): Q: @BollewBroadbent Presume you taste from barrel often. What are you looking for in barrel sample? ( in 140 characters or less:) #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @DrinkWhatULike @KeeperColl #SommChat it totally depends on the wine. Port: intensity, color table wine tipicity, elegance, balance so much

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @BollewBroadbent I believe I worked the market with your wines when you 1st started in NY with Summit/Lauber #SommChat mid ’90′s?

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @noblewines @KeeperColl #SommChat today, in NY, we are with Martin Scott Wines

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent I know ur a shipper of madeira who works w/ a producer, but how involved r u n the production process?#SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl #SommChat We represent Justino’s nationally. We also produce Broadbent Madeira, available also in US, China etc

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @BollewBroadbent Do you have any mentors in the wine industry? How & where did you get your start? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl #SommChat Obviously my father, Michael Broadbent, and actually had a formal apprenticeship with him

@DrinkBonfire (Bonfire Wines): Happy 3rd birthday to #SommChat! Thanks for making every Wednesday so flavorful, @KeeperColl.

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @BollewBroadbent were you at #Prowein? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @alawine @KeeperColl #SommChat Broadbent Selections was represented there by Cat Miles VP Marketing and Gregg Perkins VP Sales. I was not.

@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

@majesticsunn (Majestic Sunningdale): @BollewBroadbent What is your personal favourite style of Madeira? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @majesticsunn @KeeperColl #SommChat Love them all but depends what I’m eating.

@knowvino (Carl Corsi): @BollewBroadbent are you going to @VinitalyTasting next month? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @knowvino @VinitalyTasting @KeeperColl #SommChat No, we don’t represent any Italian wines.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @BollewBroadbent: @briankoncius @KeeperColl 2 superb Musars drink now but they’ll live longer I’d pair them with leg of lamb #SommChat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): Good luck! RT @demilove @KeeperColl – so nice to take a break from my #Certified exam – my service isn’t until 1:40 – #SommChat

@SbonnerABV (SbonnerABV): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl Portugal has very little International grapes & stayed with indigenous varieties; good or bad? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SbonnerABV @KeeperColl #SommChat Absolutely fantastic. It makes Portuguese wines unique. There are about 200 varieties indiginous to Douro

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Loved your article on your essential 12 bottle case from @examinercom Any updates? Additions? #SommChat @KeeperColl @bollewbroadbent

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @winegrapestone @examinercom @KeeperColl #SommChat That was a whole back. Can’t even remember it. Can you post a link to it?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): TYSM RT @DrinkBonfire: Happy 3rd birthday to #SommChat! Thanks for making every Wednesday so flavorful, @KeeperColl.

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo,CSW): Time got away from me. Hello #SommChat and Congrats on 3 yrs!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Best of luck! RT @demilove @KeeperColl – so nice to take a break from my #Certified exam – my service isn’t until 1:40 – #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @majesticsunn @BollewBroadbent what are your thoughts on the embattled Tinta Negra (i.e. Negra Mole)? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl @majesticsunn #SommChat In our minds it is a classic variety as important as the other big four from Madeira

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @BollewBroadbent @SandyWasserman I was just near Graff in Banghoek Valley cpl weeks ago #SommChat http://ow.ly/i/51RAj

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @BollewBroadbent How is the growth of SA wines, sometimes seems to be a tough sell to consumers #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl #SommChat We now represent the finest go to portfolio in the US and we find demand is growing through roof

@vinogger (Melanie): @BollewBroadbent unlike many importers w/ 1 regional focus you have wines from all over do u have folks focused on each region? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @vinogger @KeeperColl #SommChat all our employees are focused on all regions. We just returned from 10dys in S.Africa with all our employees

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl my apologies! Can u talk more about madeira production? estufagem vs canterio? the myth of the fire? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl #SommChat We use three ageing methods: rm temp, cellar temp and attic temp. This gives us better blending stock

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl #SommChat all Madeira is heated for a minimum of 3 months. Nobody does much in the attic heating these days

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @BollewBroadbent Chris Lavin no longer freelancing! Wandered Mendoza w/him several yrs ago #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @noblewines @KeeperColl #SommChat Chris joined us nearly two years ago. He is great

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): I second that! RT @AdamPlotkin: Happy 3rd anniversary 2 #SommChat and @KeeperColl! Thx for making Wednesdays so interesting and so much fun!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @BollewBroadbent did he have a Bicycle for you with a basket to carry the #wine around town? #SommChat @SandyWasserman

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @noblewines @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl #SommChat Thanks for the reference to my Dad’s bike. It was stolen. Anyone seen it?

@DrinkWhatULike (Frank Morgan): @BollewBroadbent Q: 2013 big year for #VAWine in terms of nat./int’l media coverage. This exposure move needle in global markets? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @DrinkWhatULike @KeeperColl #SommChat Yes! We now have Barboursville and/or RdV in over 30 States. Sales are doing well.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @CaravelleChamp Thx Rita for your support of #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @BollewBroadbent: Did Miles or Perkins discover any new wines for you at #Prowein? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @alawine @KeeperColl #SommChat I hope not! We have enough already. They were there for meetings with our Suppliers. @Beauwine is our newest

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): Hello @BollewBroadbent ! We are seeing a lot of excitement about Portugal wines here in Chicago. Which other markets are hot now? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl #SommChat Portuguese wines are gaining popularity all over US. South Africa is hot now too. Vinho Verde is massive

@champagnecheers (ChampagneFrameOfMind): @KeeperColl Cheers to a very special third birthday! #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): @soulvines RT @exceptionalfood: Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter_food_chats.html … #wine

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): Congratulations #SommChat on 3 years! Always love tuning in – please keep up the fabulous work ~ Cheers:) #Congratulations #WineWednesday

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl @majesticsunn #SommChat It is red but just as good as the whites [Sercial, Verd. Bual & Malmsey]

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @BollewBroadbent wondering why, aren’t they now #1 wine-producing country? @knowvino @VinitalyTasting @KeeperColl #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @alawine @knowvino @VinitalyTasting @KeeperColl #SommChat I started my biz looking for the best wines. Best Italian wines were already here

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl what characteristics does Negra add to Madeira? do you do any work with terrantez or bastardo? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl #SommChat Tinta Negra can be stunningly elegant if treated well. We import a Terrantez but not Bastardo.

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Loved your article on your essential 12 bottle case @examinercom Any updates? #SommChat @KeeperColl @bollewbroadbenthttp://goo.gl/4VmZll

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @winegrapestone @examinercom @KeeperColl #SommChat That was about spirits. Of course, if it was just wine it would be different.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Feeling love from our #SommChat peeps on 3 yr anniv. TYSM look fwd to many more to come with all of you! Tell UR #wine friends to join in

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent sorry I’m late! Good morning from #vegas! #SommChat #wine #ww

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): so glad u could join in RT @harleywine1: @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent sorry I’m late! Good morning from #vegas! #SommChat #wine #ww

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): TYSM – a great day! RT @champagnecheers: @KeeperColl Cheers to a very special third birthday! #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Congrats!! RT “@KeeperColl: Feeling love from our #SommChat peeps on 3 yr anniv. TYSM look fwd to many more to come with all of you! ”

@WineEmotionUSA (WineEmotion USA): It’s #winewednesday ! WineEmotion advocates all over North America are ready to serve you the perfect glass of #wine. #Cheers #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): RT @StephanieMiskew: Congratulations #SommChat on 3 years! Always love tuning in – pls keep up the fabulous work ~ Cheers:) #WineWednesday

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl I’m afraid I have to run. Huge congratulations on your third anniversary! #SommChat has been fabulous!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): TYSM MT @StephanieMiskew: Congrats #SommChat on 3 years! Always love tuning in- pls keep up the fabulous work ~ Cheers:) #Congratulations

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @drewbie_g thanks Drew for all of your #SommChat support all year long

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Thx RT @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl I’m afraid I have to run. Huge congratulations on your third anniversary! #SommChat has been fabulous!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @BollewBroadbent Was he with you in Cape Town? lot’s of things go missing there. Dined at Big Easy in Early March… #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @noblewines @KeeperColl #SommChat No, he isn’t involved in my biz. He is writing his memoirs now.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent What sparked UR particular interest in #Port and #Madeira? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl Deciding between jobs with Clicquot or Symingtons, I decided drinking Champagne would get boring and I prefered Port #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): #SommChat @KeeperColl @bollewbroadbent Are you still involved in Dragon Hollow #wines from #china?

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @winegrapestone @KeeperColl #SommChat No, I sold my 50% interest in that brand back to the founder. He still sells it in the US though

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl which broadbent madeira would you recommend to really experience the elegance of Negra? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl #SommChat I would buy the 5 year Reserve Broadbent or our Rainwater

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): #SommChat @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl Do you keep a journal of tasting notes like your dad?

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl #SommChat I started taking notes when I was 16, staying at Ch. Latour and the first note was for the 1865 Latour

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @winegrapestone @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent yes, interested in this as well! what is the world of chinese wine production like? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @winegrapestone @KeeperColl #SommChat I think they may be #5 biggest producer in the world. Quality will improve over time

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @BollewBroadbent Bonjour B! was your love/passion 4 wine transmitted by your uber expert Dad Michael? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl #SommChat Must have been, I was drinking wine at the family table from age 7. Back then often was 1945 Bordeaux

@tonymcclung (Tony McClung): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl where should one “start” ones Portuguese wine education? And a big thanks to #SommChat for 3yrs of great work.

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @tonymcclung @KeeperColl #SommChat Start with the wine which made Portuguese Douro table wine famous: Quinta do Crasto Douro Red

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): Joining late and catching up. morning all! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @KeeperColl Happy 3rd anniversary #SommChat! @BollewBroadbent #wine

@vinogger (Melanie): @BollewBroadbent also what makes you decide to import under your Broadbent label versus the winery label I see you do both #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @vinogger @KeeperColl #SommChat Madeira? Ours is a different wine to what is in theirs. Justinos us an important brand and an honor to sell

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Thanks Ken – appreciate UR support all yr long RT @alawine: @KeeperColl Happy 3rd anniversary #SommChat! @BollewBroadbent #wine

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): #SommChat @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl What does the future of Vintage Port look like?

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl #SommChat 2011 has revived an interest. It has a future but they are a bit stagnant today, like in the 1960s.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat RT @SAHMmelier: @BollewBroadbent @Vin_Chicago do you know of any online programs or great educational sites for Port. Wines?

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): My pleasure! I plan to keep on learning & supporting you! “@KeeperColl: thanks Drew for all of your #SommChat support all year long!”

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent thx! 1 last nerdy madeira Q. Camara des lobos? don’t know much except supposed 2 b spectacular sngl vnyd. #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino It is the best growing region in Madeira. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @BollewBroadbent @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl lucky you 1865 Latour that’s a pretty great start! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @tonymcclung Thx Tony for the #SommChat luv and support:)

@SbonnerABV (SbonnerABV): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent Q. favourite Madeira grape? I’m partial to Sercial #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SbonnerABV @KeeperColl #SommChat I love Sercial too! What’s my favorite child. I can’t answer that. Malmsey, Bual, Verdelho. All yummy

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): Wow!! RT @BollewBroadbent #SommChat I started taking notes when I was 16, staying at Ch. Latour and the first note was for the 1865 Latour

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): WOW! “@BollewBroadbent: #SommChat I started taking notes when I was 16, staying at Ch. Latour and the first note was for the 1865 Latour”

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl #SommChat I think they should Declare the best ones but produce less of it. However, better not often

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @KeeperColl well I guess I missed the 1st 2yrs of #SommChat Congrats on the Anni hope you continue the efforts! http://twy.la/1m6o9i7

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): Again WOW”@BollewBroadbent: #SommChat Must have been, I was drinking wine at the family table from age 7. Back then often was 1945 Bordeaux”

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @BollewBroadbent wow ’45 Bordeaux not sure that’s a good or bad place to start! #SommChat gotta make for seriously hi expectations

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl do you think there are too many declared vintages, or not enough? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl #SommChat Tinta Negra, Malmsey… I think all varieties

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): TYSM RT @noblewines: @KeeperColl well I guess I missed the 1st 2yrs of #SommChat Congrats on the Anni hope you continue the efforts!

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl what varieties are best coming out of it? #SommChat #madeira

@tonymcclung (Tony McClung): @BollewBroadbent thanks for being such a great ambassador for the wine world! Hopefully will get to raise a glass with you soon. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent How has your personal taste in #wine changed throughout UR career? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl Wine styles changed, my palate didn’t. Always prefered lower alcohol wines, 15+% alc barely existed. Never need them #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent What are some of your favorite #wine regions? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl South Africa, Bekaa, Douro, Virginia, New Zealand, Mosel, Rhein, Madeira, Wachau, Bordeaux, Sonoma, Penedes, Mendoza #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl for clarity, i meant best varieties coming out of camara des lobos #SommChat #madeira

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent What are some of the biggest changes you have seen in the #wine world over the last 10 years? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl Web connection made Soms more powerful than other media resulting in success of more interesting wine example Musar #SommChat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): #SommChat @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl Will we start seeing more Cabernet from South Africa?

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @Vin_Chicago @KeeperColl #SommChat Probably. We import Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon which is delicious and affordable

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl @SandyWasserman @noblewines @winecompass @winegrapestone @SirenaDiVino < Fun #SommChat Thanks ya’ll!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent Tell us a bit about the founding of your company, Broadbent Selections. #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A. @KeeperColl 1996 just Port/Madeira, soon added emerging regions NZ, Douro, S.Africa, Lebanon. Quality of wine, people, stories #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): #SommChat Thanks @bollewbroadbent Looking forward to our #madeira trip. Happy 3rd @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): spc treat today – going a few mins over on #SommChat with @BollewBroadbent to celebrate our 3 yr anniversary!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent What are a few of your favorite #wine and #food pairings? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl Port & Stilton, Vinho Verde & Caesar salad, Madeira & banana, dry white wine with cheese, Sauternes/Bual & foie gras #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent Tell us about your current work regarding the distribution of #Virginia wines. #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl VA quality is par w/OR & WA. Try Barboursville & RdV. Goal: help VA go national. Try Cab Franc Viogn PVerdot Nebiolo #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BollewBroadbent What do you like to do in your free time? #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): A.@KeeperColl Family time, dog, cooking, travel, reading news, Netflix, pingpong, backgammon, skiing, tennis, mostly with my kids #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to start the wrap up of 3 yr #SommChat anniversary! Hope U enjoyed #SommChat w/ @BollewBroadbent

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Great to have @BollewBroadbent join us for today’s special #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

@davidwong1966 (David Wong): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent #SommChat Q. I think we were in South Africa around the same time, are you excited with what’s happening there?

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @davidwong1966 @KeeperColl #SommChat Yes, I think Swartland is the most exciting wine region in the world but all over S.Africa is great

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @davidwong1966 @KeeperColl #SommChat Look for Eben Sadie, Badenhorst, Warwick, Vilafonte, Beaumont, Delaire, DeWetshof, Dorrance, Cape Point

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

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent awww that hour went by WAY too fast! Sir, it was a pure privilege and pleasure to speak w/ you today! #SommChat

@PresquileWine (Presqu’ile Winery): Happy 3rd Anniversary to #SommChat! Here’s to many more!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Thank you very much! Cheers RT @PresquileWine: Happy 3rd Anniversary to #SommChat! Here’s to many more!

@bsicricket (Catherine Miles): @alawine We tasted the beautiful Ernst Triebaumer from Austria. Mostly we met with our awesome suppliers. #Prowein2014 #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Thanks for your time @BollewBroadbent & thanks for the forum @KeeperColl let’s all keep an eye out for #MichaelsBicycle #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): RT @winegrapestone: #SommChat Thanks @bollewbroadbent Looking forward to our #madeira trip. Happy 3rd @KeeperColl

@knowvino (Carl Corsi): RT Please join us in thanking @BollewBroadbent for his time #SommChat & Congrats to @KeeperColl for 3 years of interesting #wine chat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @knowvino thanks Carl for kind words about #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl Happy 3rd Annv! TYSM 4 #SommChat every week, the place where I can connect & talk 2 my wine heroes from all over the world!

@davidwong1966 (David Wong): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl Thanks, couldn’t agree more but the Hemel en Aarde region is catching up fast #WatchThisSpace #SommChat

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @KeeperColl #SommChat That was super fun! Quite a lot of pressure to be fast but as a novice to Twitter thanks for your patience. Loved it!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @SirenaDiVino awwww – made our day at #SommChat look fwd to many more! #staytuned

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl you did a fantastic job! thank you for putting up with all my nerdy madeira questions! #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Adrenalin pumps after this hour. Great job. #SommChat @KeeperColl @bollewbroadbent Multi-topics!

@davidwong1966 (David Wong): @BollewBroadbent @KeeperColl #SommChat some great names there, would like your thoughts on my recent article, thanks.pic.twitter.com/aHuNmOdUuR

@BollewBroadbent (Bartholomew Broadbent): @tonymcclung @KeeperColl #SommChat You are very kind. Thanks

@bkoncius (Brian Koncius): “@KeeperColl: RT @BollewBroadbent: @bkoncius 2 superb @chateaumusar drink now but they’ll live longer pair them with leg of lamb #SommChat”

@pictolog (Julien Weiller): 3 years zoomed by just like that?! Keep it up #SommChat

@bkoncius (Brian Koncius): @KeeperColl @BollewBroadbent thank you! Great #SommChat

@Path2Wine (Courtney Quinn): Congrats @KeeperColl on celebrating 3 years of talking #wine via #SommChat Hope you have some wonderful wine to celebrate!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): THX – and a whirlwind it has been – look fwd to more:) RT @pictolog: 3 years zoomed by just like that?! Keep it up #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): THX we do:) MT @Path2Wine: Congrats on celebrating 3 years of talking #wine via #SommChat Hope U have some wonderful wine 2 celebrate!

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