Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Krug US Brand Ambassador Garth Hodgdon

3/29 Garth Hodgdon, Krug US Brand Ambassador

@garthhodgdon

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Celebrate our 6 Year #SommChat Anniversary featuring @Krug US Brand Ambassador Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon today at 12N ET! #SommChatTurns6

Jenna North @jennanorth: Congrats @keepercoll on #SommChat anny! Hope to catch #KrugUS Brand Ambassador @garthhodgdon at noon ET today. @Friscokid49 @MasterSomm

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Thx @jennanorth 4 supporting #SommChat - 6 years has flown by @garthhodgdon will be looking 4ward to #Krug Qs fr U& @Friscokid49 @MasterSomm

ormiga @ormiga: am here @SommChat @keepercoll @garthhodgdon @waltwines @grape_nutz lets GO 6th anniv send 6 #wine #choochoobaby #sommchat

Tia Butts @WineInkByTia: @SommChat @keepercoll Happy Anniversary! #6yr #sommchat #wine

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @WineInkByTia Thanks so much for the well wishes - sure was a fast and furious 6 years ! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 talk #Champagne w/ @Krugus Brand Ambassador Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We’d like 2 introduce you to @Krugus Brand Ambassador Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon & 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 @garthhodgdon our Qs on, you can ask him Ur Qs to @keepercoll as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! S/O 2 Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon & @keepercoll 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking #Champagne w/ @Krugus Brand Ambassador Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon on #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Great to be here for your 6th Anniversary! Congrats and excited!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @garthhodgdon When did you first get into the #wine industry? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll I have been in the wine industry for about 15 years. Started at the bottom like us all #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @garthhodgdon what did you do in the industry BF working 4 @Krugus ?

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krugus Before Krug I was a sommelier at Per Se and The French Laundry #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @garthhodgdon What is the biggest challenge in selling #Champagne & can U describe what U do 4 @Krugus ?

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krugus The biggest challenge is convincing people that it is not just for birthday parties and New Year's eve

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krugus My job involves a lot of travel and a lot of training, oh and a lot of Krug #SommChat

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: Hey Garth! #SommChat #Bubblesforbreakfast

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon:@jillzimorski Hi Jill, Thanks for the shoutout #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @garthhodgdon How did U learn about your current position @Krugus and how long have U been doing it? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krugus My current role came to me through an industry friend, I have been on the job for about 3 and a half years #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @garthhodgdon we love to have #Champagne Pairing dinners - how would you use this #krug lineup for dinner progression and why #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Start with the Clos d'Ambonnay then Mesnil. Rose with meat and cheese for the collection #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll reason is the Clos wines are one year, one grape, one vineyard. A precise look at Krug. A single player in a symphony #SommChat

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: @garthhodgdon @keepercoll Can you elaborate on why you would go in that order (Ambonnay --> Mesnil) for a progressive pairing? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Rose and duck breast is amazing (try it). The full orchestra of Krug Grande Cuvee plays well at the beginning and end #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Also please invite me to that dinner!! #SommChat

ormiga @ormiga: good tip @garthhodgdon @keepercoll will try remember #rosé #krug with meat hmm #sommchat

ormiga @ormiga: #sneakMEin duck w #krug rosé @garthhodgdon @keepercoll #sommchat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @jillzimorski @keepercoll You could do either Clos first or even side by side. The idea is the expression is precise and singular #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @garthhodgdon Can you offer any advice for a consumer trying to select a quality #Champagne?

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Drink, drink, drink. The best way is to try them all and decide! #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Otherwise befriend your local wine shop and get to know them. They will be able to lead you in the right direction #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @garthhodgdon Does @Krugus export all or the #Champagnes made to the US? & if not, which don’t come to US? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krugus Everything we make sees its way to the US. #SommChat

ormiga @ormiga: hi @keepercoll is @garthhodgdon pour my @Krugus magnum? honestly in #france didnt chug so much #krug as others+smaller ;) hmm why #sommchat

ormiga @ormiga: 2/ happy 6yr bday @keepercoll #sommchat is @garthhodgdon @Krugus #krug more export oriented? curious how decided #marketing

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ormiga are you saying you didn't see #Krug as much in #France or you chose not to drink? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @ormiga @keepercoll Krug is a small house so we are not everywhere but France is an important market for us as well. #SommChat

ormiga @ormiga: both a lil=1st was poor #HEC intl @keepercoll @garthhodgdon we'd put 5-10€ 3-7 bottles diff regions/names so #champagne intro #sommchat 1/

ormiga @ormiga: 2/ so were intro a few big names+tons small houses #champagne+other #wine unsure WHY didnt see #krug @keepercoll @garthhodgdon #sommchat

ormiga @ormiga: 3/ #sommchat later when a few 100€ more adventures @keepercoll @garthhodgdon in #wine & #champagne amazing rangeS of aroma flavor color

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ormiga @ormiga: are every yr #krug similar @keepercoll @garthhodgdon like some or vary like others #sommchat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @ormiga @keepercoll Krug is never the same. Look up the Krug ID and see what I mean #SommChat

ormiga @ormiga: ok i will @garthhodgdon @keepercoll i know some #champagne are consistent yr to yr &thats a lot of efforT #sommchat slso are you biodyna #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @ormiga @keepercoll We practice bio as much as possible and are working with our growers to be as good to nature as we can #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm: Q @garthhodgdon Are there #sustainability practices in order for @Krug champagne? @keepercoll #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @CharlesComm @keepercoll Krug is committed to sustainability, respect for nature and care for its people. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @garthhodgdon Can you offer any advice for a consumer trying to select a quality #Champagne?

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Otherwise befriend your local wine shop and get to know them. They will be able to lead you in the right direction #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @garthhodgdon Some ppl R comparing 2002 vint. 2 1996, what are your thoughts and can you give drinking windoes for both? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll they were great vintages for very different reasons. Drink the 96's now and 2002 will be good for a long time to come #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @garthhodgdon How many different vineyards does @Krugus work with and does it change from yr to yr or stable? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krugus Our oldest contract with a grower is 5 generations old. We make about 250 wines a year from 250 diff plots. #SommChat

Boss Manta @Krugus: @garthhodgdon @keepercoll uhm... Hello

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @garthhodgdon How does @Krug decide whether to make a vintage #Champagne? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krug When the vintage has an interesting story to tell we will make a vintage champagne. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @garthhodgdon can u describe tasting profiles of the different @krugchampagneus #Champagnes?

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @krugchampagneus That is a lengthy answer and best done in person with a few bottles and a note pad #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @garthhodgdon What do you enjoy drinking when you’re not drinking @krugchampagneus #Champagne? #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @krugchampagneus I love a good Negroni #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @garthhodgdon Does @Krugput an ID on every bottle made or just certain ones? when did this ID start?

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll Every bottle since 2011 has had the ID on the back and you can look it up on the app or Krug.com #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW @StephanieMiskew: @garthhodgdon @keepercoll Sorry to miss today's #SommChat! I'm a HUGE @Krug #Champagne fan & visited a few yrs ago: bit.ly/2nhgPGl

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @StephanieMiskew thx for sharing your visit to @Krug with us #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @StephanieMiskew @keepercoll @Krug Sorry to miss you too! I look forward to reading that post when I am done with my #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - how much did the weather affect production for @Krug @garthhodgdon

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @Krug We work with growers spread all over the region. We are able to get the best regardless of vintage variation #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Champagne w/ @krugchampagneus Brand Ambassador Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon join us today for #SommChat talking @krugchampagneus We hope everyone learned as much as we did!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking @krugchampagneus Brand Ambassador Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon for his time on #SommChat

Garth Hodgdon @garthhodgdon: @keepercoll @krugchampagneus Thank you so much! Very much enjoyed my #SommChat on your 6 year anniversary. Huge Congrats!!

ormiga @ormiga: @garthhodgdon @keepercoll @krugchampagneus thanks #fun

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