#SommChat Guest #Sommelier Igor Tuska, Four Seasons Prague

4/12 Sommelier Igor Tuska, Four Seasons Prague

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 our live #SommChat fr #Prague, Tell UR friends 2 join 2 talk #Czech #wine & #beer w/ @FSPrague #Somm Igor Tuska

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We’d like 2 introduce you to / #Prague #Somm Igor Tuska #SommChat #WW

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

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Even if u dont ask a Q, S/O 2 / #Somm Igor Tuska @keepercoll 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking #Czech #wine & #beer Live fr #Prague w/ #Somm Igor Tuska on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Hello to all fr @FSPrague gr8 to be on #SommChat fr #Prague can't wait for UR Questions today - let's have some #wine & Beer Fun together

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @keepercoll Igor How R the #wines selected 4 the @FSPrague #wine list? #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Cotto Crudo is #italian project-we concentrate on #wine fr #italy - #french #wines hold a place as well + Local #Czech selections #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor, Q fr #SommChat #Somm @keepercoll Igor What R the main grape #varieties used in #czech #wines? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: #Riesling #Chardonnay #pinotBlanc #pinotgris #sauvignon are the main white varieites used in #czech #wines #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: red grapes used N #Czech #wines R #pinotnoir , grapes from #Bordeaux, Frankovka, which is both used alone & in blend w/ #merlot #Sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Good morning Igor who are your wine mentors and how did you get into the wine business? Thanks #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@SandyWasserman #wine mentors were my educators @WSETglobal , #Somms fr @ChezBruce in #london , among others #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @SandyWasserman I was almost born in #Hospitality bc Mom did this, so in my blood #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @SandyWasserman so when moved to #London 1st resto was a Michelin Star, @ChezBruce #Somms there got me into #wine #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @SandyWasserman then I started @WSETglobal #wine studies & completed thru Advanced #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@SandyWasserman i also worked for 5 yrs in #London 4 @CapriceHoldings bf moving back to #Prague with #fsprague #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Igor, what R main differences bw #Czech #rielsing and #Chardonnay as compared to other #wine regions ?

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor says #Czech Republic is very small so climate is almost same as in #germany and #Austria. Most diffs. R in microclimate.... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .. diffs. in Soils, & #winemaker vinification. #Czech #riesling has > #minerality than overtaking fruitiness mainly fr soil #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: for #CZECH #Chardonnay we do many styles, SS and in oak, but most common is using both. > like #Chablis than Cote D'or #Burgundy #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor says 4 aging #Czech #Chardonnay, it can go 10 years for sure not made currently as long aging as #Burgundy #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: #Czech also using blend of #Chardonnay & #pinotblanc which gives good body fr #Chardonnay & gives freshness on end of palate fr PB #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor says This blend is good for restaurant White #wines on #wine list #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q. Igor what wines do you like to drink when not drinking your wines? Thanks #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: It depends on the occasion & who drinking with - I am for sure a #burgundy Boy and can't forget #Champagne #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm: Q How has working at #fsprague advanced your #career in the #wine industry? #SommChat @keepercoll

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: have had opportunity 2 meet wonderful guests @FSPrague fr all over world, have also had opp. to taste #wines fr all over the world #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @keepercoll Igor How long have you been @FSPrague & what R UR duties in UR position?

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor says he has been @FSPrague almost 2 yrs as Head #Sommelier - was a return home to family :) #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercol: Igor says he is honored to be a part of @FourSeasons group and be back in #Prague with @FSPrague #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: One of my duties R to choose #wines 4 #wine list, but then they R finalized by @FSPrague tasting committee #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Another duty is to provide customer experience on the @FSPrague Cotto Crudo restaurant floor #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: I also educate our service team @FSPrague on all #beverage including #wine & #Beer #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: for @FSPrague events, I assist with #beverage suggestions for the customers #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: I work with @FSPrague #Chefs to help with #food and #wine pairings #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: I am responsible 4 overseeing #berverage costs to insure they meet the @FSPrague budgeting #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Typical week is 5 days of work & 8 hrs/day on avg on premise- still have 2 keep eye on emails & calls when away from work #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor What R some of the differences in working in #London and in #Prague? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: #london customers know #european #wines > new world wines, customers would look to #Somm for recommendations 4 new world wines #SOmmChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor says in #Prague most clients are fr #US, gr8 opportunity to show Old World wines as they know New World #wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: in #prague, our list is almost 100% old world #wines so the customers who R not familiar I get to be adventuresome with them #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: There R less suppliers N #Prague than in #London and often less quantity of what i would choose so I must be creative 4 #wine list #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm how is harvest different if at all in #Czech than in other old world countries ?

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Harvest in #Czech is very similar usually starts around Sept lots of regulations on what can B done N vineyards picking yield etc. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Harvest start and end depends on grape variety regulations weather of vintage machine vs hand picking etc. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor Can you describe how the #Czech #beer choices and production has changed over the last five yrs? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: #Czech #beer R mostly lager style - moving toward #IPA & flavored which was not common Gr8 increase in small Artisinal breweries #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor how much of #Czech #beer is exported and any you can recommend? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: #Czech Rep. R the largest consumers of #beer N #world, yet still large amt we can export as we produce a lot of #Beer #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Best est. is about 65% or so stays here and about 35% gets exported best way 2 learn #Czech beer is 2 come here & see me @FSPrague #SOMMCHAT

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We do #cocktails with #Czech #beer & in #prague there R beer #spa treatments-not just about drinking the beer #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Best known #Czech #beer Is #pilsner Urquell and the other is Radegast mostly a bitter beer from East #Czech side #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: For #US #sommChat followers Igor says that #budweiser originated in #Czech not #US not same co & made differently

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor Do you work w/ @FSPrague #chefs to come up with #wineandfood pairings? ? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @FSPrague work closely w/ #chefs on #food & #wine pairings #chef will come 2 me w/ new dish and we will think on #wines to pair.. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Sometimes #chef will decide to slightly adjust a sauce or ingredient to go perfectly with the #wines on the list #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: When we do #winemaker dinners @FSPrague I approach #chef with #wines and he totally creates the menu based on tastes in wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Czech #wine & #beer w/ @FSPrague #Somm Igor Tuska on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have #Prague @FSPrague #Somm Igor Tuska join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking @FSPrague #Somm Igor Tuska for his time on #Czech #beer and #wine on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor says Come and See #Prague 4 its history beauty #beer and #wines & come see me and our team @FSPrague #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Igor says how much he enjoyed being part of the #SommChat Community today Hope to see you soon and Best to all

Rachel Bovard @Rachel_Bovard: Just had a Franciacorta that changed my life. Mind is blown. #Sommchat

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