Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Wine CEO Danny Meyer

3/27 Danny Meyer, CEO, USHG NYC

@dhmeyer

@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

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): getting ready for #SommChat w/ some NYer’s!! @keepsercoll Also trying to promote & prep 4 @RandallGrahm @spreecast http://ow.ly/jt6iP

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): 4 once I’m not in a plane, a meeting or on a conference call…whew! #SommChat

@RandallGrahm (Randall Grahm): Get ready for #SommChat @spreecast, 4/3 @BonnyDoonVineyd wines on the ready! http://ow.ly/jt6iP @KeeperColl via @noblewines

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): I am here, @KeeperColl! Happy #WineWednesday! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 @KeeperColl special 2nd Anniversary #SommChat! We’ve had an amazing 2 years of #SommChat guests!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): To celebrate our 2nd Anniversary, we have TWO extraordinary #SommChat guests! We are in for quite a treat with this dynamic duo.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like 2 introduce u 2 #Master #Sommelier John Ragan @vinjohnragan & CEO Danny Meyer @dhmeyer of @USHGNYC & @deVINEauction ! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Qs for Danny, post to @dhmeyer. Qs for John, post to @vinjohnragan. If it’s for both, tag both! Don’t forget to add #SommChat at the end!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready 2 dive in w/questions, so shout out 2 @vinjohnragan & @dhmeyer 2 say hello & so they know you’re here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @dhmeyer & @vinjohnragan our Qs, U can ask them Ur Qs too! They’ll do their best 2 answer all Qs in the order they come #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): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Qs R asked! Even if u dont ask 1,S/O 2 @KeeperColl @vinjohnragan & @dhmeyer so we kno U R here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking @deVINEauction , #wine & #food w/ CEO Danny Meyer @dhmeyer & @vinjohnragan of @USHGNYC #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @vinjohnragan @dhmeyer Congrats on TWO years of #SommChat!

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl so happy to be here – thank you #SommChat!

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @KeeperColl Happy 2nd Anniversary! #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @KeeperColl Excited to be with you today tweeting from Chestnut Hill, MA! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan Tell us about the @DeVineauction that @USHGNYC has founded. #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl Easy! Sign up at http://www.de-vineintervention.com and start bidding. 250 fantastic lots incl. trips to Napa & Wash +more #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl . @DeVineauction up and live. Incredible #wines and dining experiences donated by #wine colleagues. Help Sandy victims! #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): So @vinjohnragan & @dhmeyer have you seen the poll over on Dr Vino about #NYC #wine influencers? http://ow.ly/jt8Dk thoughts? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @noblewines You have your priorities in the right order! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @RetaKay13: @KeeperColl @deVINEauction @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan What #wines for Easter? Whites? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl @RetaKay13 @deVINEauction @dhmeyer I like fresh whites of course but also don’t forget Barbera w/ spring lamb! #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl @RetaKay13 @deVINEauction @dhmeyer Barbera = Second best grape of Piedmont – #Italy! #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): RT @vinjohnragan: @KeeperColl @RetaKay13 @deVINEauction Barbera = Second best grape of Piedmont – #Italy! Not fair to #Arneis! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer What inspired @USHGNYC to start the @deVINEauction? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Sandy is off the news pages but now, especially, help needed. #Wine industry is so amazingly generous. @DeVineauction #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer @USHGNYC is centered around caring hospitality. What makes your #restaurants so truly hospitable? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Our guests are second to our staff. We’re as hospitable to our guests as our awesome staff members are to one another. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Excited to hear questions from our #SommChat tweets for @dhmeyer and @vinjohnragan @USHGNYC

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan no buyer premium @devineauction thanks to @sothebyswine – tell us more. #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl @deVINEauction @SothebysWine great help – expertise & experience. #Restaurant ppl cld not have pulled off otherwise #SommChat

@RetaKay13 (Reta Coker Crowe): @vinjohnragan @KeeperColl @deVINEauction @dhmeyer #Sommchat Is it sweet? fruity? dry? EXPENSIVE?

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl @RetaKay13 @deVINEauction Dry but fruity and not too expensive at all! Try Brezza if you can find it! #SommChat

@winewatcher (Alexandra Alznauer): #Sommchat I’m here but probably silent as I’m tracking #SCOTUS #marriageequality here & Facebook b/c affects me/life partner of 13 yrs

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @winewatcher SCOTUS might benefit from a good glass of #wine or two. #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Yum! RT @vinjohnragan @KeeperColl @RetaKay13 @deVINEauction @dhmeyer Like fresh whites of course dont forget Barbera w/spring lamb #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): #SommChat is on, featuring @dhmeyer and @vinjohnragan @USHGNYC #wine

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @noblewines: getting ready for #SommChat @KeeperColl Also trying to promote & prep 4 @RandallGrahm @spreecast http://ow.ly/jt6iP

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer @USHGNYC #restaurants range from burgers & BBQ to Roman trattoria to French-American. What is UR go-to #food-of-choice? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl New Haven Sausage and Mushroom pizza washed back with Quintarelli Valpolicella sounding good. #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl Rita – Thank u for yourhttp://www.de-vineintervention.com ! beautiful Caravelle Champ lot @deVINEauction #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): My pleasure! RT @vinjohnragan: @KeeperColl Rita – Thank u 4 ur http://www.de-vineintervention.com ! beautiful @CaravelleChamp lot @deVINEauction #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@CaravelleChamp looks like that may be a lot @KeeperColl needs to bid on @deVineAuction right @vinjohnragan #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: Happy 2nd Anniversary of #SommChat!!!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @vinjohnragan How long will the @devineauction bidding go on? #SOmmChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl @deVINEauction Bidding at @deVINEauction open until April 7 closes at 6pm EST but don’t wait…BID NOW for #NYC #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): Love tweeting from brand new @Shake Shack in Chestnut Hill. Munched inside-out grilled cheese stuffed with cherry peppers. Hot! #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): OMG! Hungry! RT @dhmeyer: @KeeperColl New Haven Sausage and Mushroom pizza washed back w/ Quintarelli Valpolicella sounding good. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer Heard @wcstoreswine is helping with @devineauction – #SommChat wants to know more.

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl @wcstoreswine has been awesome. Handling storage and shipping pro-bono for @deVINEauction. Thank you! #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): OK, this #SommChat discussion is giving me hunger pangs…

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @dhmeyer: Love tweeting from brand new @Shake Shack in Chestnut Hill. Inside-out grilled cheese stuffed with cherry peppers. Hot! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan how does someone bid @devineauction? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl Easy! Sign up at http://www.de-vineintervention.com & start bidding. 250 fantastic lots incl. trips to #Napa & #Wash +more #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): Just checked out fantastic Bosotn wine store @urbangrape. #Wines organized by body weight. Staff as nice as can be. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @dhmeyer What #wine would you have with that spicy grilled cheese? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): RT @enjoielife: @dhmeyer What wine would you have with that spicy grilled cheese? @KeeperColl Prosecco! #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @dhmeyer: @KeeperColl New Haven Sausage and Mushroom pizza washed back with Quintarelli Valpolicella sounding good. #SommChat sally’s?

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @noblewines Sally’s my fave for sausage-mushroom; Zuppardi’s in West Haven peerless for fresh-shucked clam lie. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan Favorite recent #food & #wine #pairing? #SommChat #WW

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl @dhmeyer just last night at ***(congrats!) @THEMODERNnyc ’85 Cuvee Josephine #Champ w excellent tarte flambee #NYTimes #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Jasnieres with Eggs Mayonnaise at NYC’s Calliope in East Village. #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): @Sassodoro Dolcetto, Moscato, Cortese lovers might also want to chime in, not to mention Timorasso and Nascetta lovers #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): @dhmeyer I wonder if @ablegrape knows about @urbangrape . Doug, where are you today? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer Where do you get your ideas for new #restaurants? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Best ideas for #restaurants come from personal memory bank. What did you always love? Might you add something fresh? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Golden rule is best ever invention for staff motivation. (Works surprisingly well with guests, too)! #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan Over the years, what have each of you found to be your best tool for motivating your service staff? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): .@KeeperColl @scottota @dhmeyer best tool for me: house pride, education & restaurant operating as family-taking care of each other #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): Bravo John! RT @vinjohnragan: best tool for me: house pride, education & restaurant operating as family-taking care of each other #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @KeeperColl Happy 2nd Anniversary! Always love to tune in when possible. Keep up the amazing work fairy godmother! #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): #winechat yum #SommChat @KeeperColl @dhmeyerpic.twitter.com/aR483mCJuO

@alawine(Ken Waggoner): @dhmeyer @enjoielife @KeeperColl spicy grilled #cheese & Prosecco!

@travelwinechick(Elizabeth Smith): OMG! Starving now! RT @alawine: @dhmeyer @enjoielife @KeeperColl spicy grilled #cheese & Prosecco!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @travelwinechick #SommChat is making me hungry too! @KeeperColl

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @travelwinechick meant clam PIE! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @vinjohnragan 100% of hammer price @devineauction 2 go 2 #Sandy Relief — no admin fees, etc – how does @vortexauction help? #sommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl Could not hve done @deVINEauction w/o @vortexauction -Built amazing site in weeks – #movingmountains for #SandyRelief #Sommchat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer When not working, what do you like to do for pleasure? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Family, exercise, cooking, wine, jazz, online scrabble…these are a few of my favorite things. #SommChat

@jjcarlen (jason carlen): Q. @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan #SommChat Are you still buying cellars? Who are you turning these days with out Chadderdon in the market.

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl @jjcarlen Always looking for great #wine! Still trying to support growers we have 4 many years & keep them in R market #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer What is your best piece of advice on how to open a successful #restaurant? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Passion for the topic, boundless stamina, and being fed by the act of feeding and caring. #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Nice. RT @dhmeyer: @KeeperColl Passion for the topic, boundless stamina, and being fed by the act of feeding and caring. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer do you travel to other countries to get new resto ideas or just around #US? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl love 2 see so many restaurants putting great effort into “By The Glass” program. Best cliff notes for a great list #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl Travel is source of best ideas for design, food, wine. Just returned from Morocco. Liked Vin Gris. Hated rose water. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @vinjohnragan what are some of your highlights of the @devineauction list for bidding? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl Each is great but personal ones get me. Last 2 btles of ’51 @CaptnCognac 1st ever 6L @ChampagneLanson @deVINEauction #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl @deVINEauction #Washington #wine really stepped up big too! Many one-of-a-kind large formats that are NEVER sold #SommChat

@jjcarlen (jason carlen): @dhmeyer #SommChat Any regrets regarding a #restaurant venture that you pass on or didn’t pursue?

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @jjcarlen I never see a good site that doesn’t whet my appetite and make me wonder what we might do were it ours. But no regrets. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer how many hours should someone expect to work a week if they open a new resto?? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl 70-80 in first week. Takes 6 months to get to some sense of normalcy (45-55) #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Ha ha! #SommChat @noblewines @dhmeyer @enjoielife

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @vinjohnragan are you accepting any more @devineauction items or are the bid items closed? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl accepting BIDS! @deVINEauction & don’t be shy spreading word to whole F&W world – together we can mke a difference #Sommchat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @dhmeyer what motivates you now that you have so many successful #restos? #SommChat

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): A. @KeeperColl As motivated as ever! Being with chefs, GM’s, somms, like last night when @TheModern_nyc celebrated 3-stars the best! #SommChat

@jjcarlen (jason carlen): @dhmeyer #SommChat What is next on the horizon for your company? A new concept?

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @jjcarlen Working hard on Creative Juice – cold-pressed juices. yum. And our newest spot, @northendgrill is doing so well! #SommChat

@ travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @HardballCellars At home in #Virginia finishing up #SommChat on Twitter!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @vinjohnragan what insprired you as a #wine guy to do the @devineauction? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A. @KeeperColl wanted to give our community a way to band together to help. @deVINEauction Many in resto world still in need #Sommchat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): bonjour! @dhmeyer with your dream #Somm team led by @vinjohnragan do you like 2 get involved in the #wine programs? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @CaravelleChamp I love it, whenever they’ll let me nose around! #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Cheers to that! RT @dhmeyer: @CaravelleChamp I love it, whenever they’ll let me nose around! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @dhmeyer @KeeperColl Travel is source of best ideas for design, #food, #wine… #SommChat < so true

@travelwinechick(Elizabeth Smith): Clearly true! RT @alawine: @dhmeyer @KeeperColl #Travel is source of best ideas for #design, #food, #wine… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): any last minute #SommChat questions – bring them now

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @vinjohnragan How much money is the goal to raise @devineauction ? #SommChat

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): A.@KeeperColl @deVINEauction is hoping to raise $250,000 for those still in need. Together we can get there. Do good…Drink well! #SommChat

@jjcarlen (jason carlen): @dhmeyer #SommChat 1 hour isn’t enough. I want to pick your brain for days. Thank you for sharing time and passion.

@dhmeyer (Danny Meyer): @jjcarlen Enjoyed! Thanks for joining. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed #wine talk w/ #Master #Sommelier @vinjohnragan & @dhmeyer @USHGNYC & @deVINEauction ! #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @vinjohnragan & @dhmeyer 4 their time & pls support @deVINEauction ! #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @vinjohnragan @dhmeyer @USHGNYC @deVINEauction Thanks for yet another great #SommChat!

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): TY! RT @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking @vinjohnragan & @dhmeyer 4 their time & pls support @deVINEauction ! #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark your calendar for #SommChat on Wed 4/3 featuring Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach in #Alsace! See you next week!

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl Love it! We pour @trimbach BTG @THEMODERNnyc – one of the best! #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): thanks to you all @KeeperColl @vinjohnragan & @dhmeyer in vino veritas #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @KeeperColl Happy 2nd annivesary #SommChat you couldn’t have picked better guests! #winners @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan – @deVINEauction

@UrbanGrape (The Urban Grape): Day made.“@dhmeyer: Checked out fantastic Bosotn wine store @urbangrape. Wines organized by body weight. Staff as nice as can be. #SommChat”

@vinjohnragan (john ragan): @KeeperColl Thank you – it is always a great time! Thnx all for your http://www.de-vineintervention.com @dhmeyer @deVINEauction #Sommchat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @KeeperColl @patrickwine @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan @sandywasserman Great #SommChat Thanks ya’ll

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: Mark your calendar for #SommChat on Wed 4/3 featuring Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach in #Alsace! See you next week!

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Thank you! Cheers! Happy #WW! #SommChat @alawine @enjoielife @RetaKay13 @noblewines @jjcarlen @CaravelleChamp

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @KeeperColl @trimbach Sad I missed #SommChat this week. Here’s to the next one!

@specialforkwine (Mary Jane Reiter): @KeeperColl How do I log on to #SommChat. I’m missing the action. Thanks

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @KeeperColl doing great. Prepping for MS exam #4 in July. Hoping I can celebrate this year. Great #SommChat with @vinjohnragan @dhmeyer 2day

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): @KeeperColl with Vinitaly coming up nxt wk I’ll be off rotation w/y’all but there in spirit – thanks for 2 great years of sharing #Sommchat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): I hope we can do a #winechat (or #SommChat for you morning winos) in-person social sometime! – #winechat

@PostmediaChats (Chat Central): Some of #Canada’s top #wine experts are getting ready to answer your questions in our weekly #winechat. http://bit.ly/XamQXi #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @alawine @travelwinechick @RetaKay13 @noblewines @jjcarlen @CaravelleChamp Yep. It was a great #SommChat. Very informative!

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