Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier DavidVogels

4/27 Sommelier David Vogels

@SommJ

See what you missed on 4/27 as we chatted wine with David Vogels, Sommelier and Co-Founder of Sommelier Journal.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn abt #wine for the next hour from a #sommelier & wine magazine founder

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): I’d like to introduce everyone to a talented #sommelier, David Vogels of @SommJ joining us to answer ur #wine questions #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @SommJ is also a sponsor for upcoming #food & #wine pairing competition #SommsUF in #ATX http://bit.ly/fakeEB Join us on May 1!! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If you’re joining for #SommChat, please say hello to @SommJ so he knows you’re here! He’s looking forward to hearing from u & talking wine!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone, including @SommJ, to see it!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): After @SommJ answers each question, you are welcome to ask follow up questions or make comments #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Near the end, we’ll announce the random winner for a 1 yr subscription to @SommJ – you gotta tweet using #SommChat 2 win! #winewednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q1. @SommJ Your recent March issue was dedicated 2 food & wine pairing. What’s your favorite #food & #wine combo? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A1. @KeeperColl Whatever worked most recently. Last night we had ribeye & Heitz Cab. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): mmm ribeye! RT @SommJ: A1. @KeeperColl Whatever worked most recently. Last night we had ribeye & Heitz Cab. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q2. @SommJ What exactly are the “legs” on a #wine & what do they tell us? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A2. @KeeperColl Legs or tears on glass indicate viscosity, meaning higher alcohol or sugar. Some tasters say they’re misleading. #SommChat

@jennaweiberg (Jenna Weiberg): .@SommJ @KeeperColl, Can you tell me why they are misleading? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@jennweiberg Staining in tears may indicate more extraction in wine, but could just be more color; need to taste to make sure. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Everyone who attends #SommsUF on May 1st will receive a copy of the latest Sommelier Journal issue! http://bit.ly/ijHUjS #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q3. @SommJ What’s the difference between Vin de Pays & Appellation Controlée? #WineWednesday #Sommelier #Wine #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A3. @KeeperColl Vin de Pays is a French regional designation, just above vin de table (table wine), as in Vin de Pays d’Oc. #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A3. @KeeperColl AOC has stricter rules for growing & winemaking and applies to smaller areas like Chablis or Pouilly Fumé. #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A3. @KeeperColl Vin de Pays is being replaced by the European Union designation of Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP). #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@SommJ So in general does AOC cost more than Vin de Pays? #wine #winewednesday #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): @keepercoll @SommJ Yes, you would expect to pay more for AOC; some elite appellations are especially costly. #SommChat

@sanfab44 (Sandra Fab): @keepercoll @SommJ Hola! Here for #WineWednesday #Sommelier #Wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome @sanfab44! Hope you’re thirsty! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q4. @SommJ Does your job as a wine writer, #sommelier, etc involve traveling to wineries & is it primarily in the US or worldwide? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A4. @KeeperColl Yes, I go to Calif. about 3x/yr & other US regions less often, also 2-3 international trips/yr. #SommChat

@jennaweiberg (Jenna Weiberg): @SommJ. Do you have a favorite part of the wine world that you like to visit and why? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): @jennaweiberg @SommJ Everybody loves Italy! My wife & I try to go to a different part of the country every year or 2. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Fun! RT @SommJ: @jennaweiberg @SommJ Everybody loves Italy! My wife & I try to go to a different part of the country every yr or 2 #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q5. @SommJ What do you see as the biggest change in US #wine consumption in the last 5 years? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A5. @KeeperColl I see a trend toward lower alcohol & more acidity, more food-friendly wines. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Gotta love #food friendly #wine cc @alawine RT @SommJ A5 I see trend toward lower alc. & more acidity, more food-friendly wines #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@SommJ What do you predict as the biggest change in US wine consumption in the next 5 years? cc: @alawine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@keepercoll @SommJ I expect more experimentation with grape varieties & national styles, led by adventurous restaurant programs. #SommChat

@jennaweiberg (Jenna Weiberg): .@SommJ @keepercoll Can you give me an example of a restaurant that is particularly adventurous and would lead the way for this? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@jennaweiberg @SommJ @keepercoll Many! See our Mar issue for some in SF & NYC: A16, RN74, 11 Madison, Marc Forgione, SD26, etc. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Agree! RT @SommJ: Many! See our Mar issue for some in SF & NYC: @A16sf, @RN74, 11 Madison, Marc Forgione, SD26, etc. #SommChat

@jennaweiberg (Jenna Weiberg): . @SommJ, Thank you! #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): .@SommJ @keepercoll also can you give some examples of wines you think will be used? #sommchat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@drewhendricksms @SommJ @keepercoll Whatever Drew is serving! Albarino, Assyrtiko, Friulano, Zweigelt, Lagrein a few trendy ones. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Great Q Drew! RT @drewhendricksms: @SommJ @keepercoll also can you give some examples of wines you think will be used? #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q6. @SommJ What exactly does the year on the wine label mean? The yr the grapes were grown? The yr the wine was released? #WW #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A6. @KeeperColl Always the year grapes were harvested. The wine could be released 5 or more years later. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q7. @SommJ If I order #wine to be delivered to me, is it necessary to let it “rest” after being shipped? If so, how long? #WW #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A7. @KeeperColl Let it sit at least 2 days to settle from shipping. Place ageworthy wines (horizontally) in your storage space. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso) Oh no! I am late for #Sommchat ! Hope everyone is tasting well today!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome @demilove! No worries – plenty of time left! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @SommJ – I (heart) your magazine! #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@demilove @SommJ Thanks! Glad to have you on #SommChat

@jennaweiberg (Jenna Weiberg): .@SommJ, Would you ever age wine vertically? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@jennaweiberg @SommJ Not a good idea because the cork can dry out. If it’s a screwcap, no worries! #SommChat

@jennaweiberg (Jenna Weiberg): Interesting, thank you @SommJ! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q8. @SommJ What does “Old World” vs. “New World” #wine mean? #WineWednesday #Sommelier #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A8. @KeeperColl Old World refers to established winegrowing areas of Europe. New World is the Western & Southern Hemispheres. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@SommJ Do you have a general preference of New World vs. Old World #wine? #WineWednesday #sommelier #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@keepercoll @SommJ I guess I would lean toward Old World for quality, but I probably drink more New World wines day to day. #SommChat

@mattmcginnis (Matt McGinnis): @SommJ @KeeperColl Are you seeing any interest from new New World wines from emerging countries like China and Brazil? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@mattmcginnis @SommJ @KeeperColl Sure, we’ve had an article on Brazil & have 1 on China upcoming. Wines still a bit rustic to me. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Any tips for writing my #WSET essays? That’s been my block on the Advanced Exam #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@demilove Wish I could help, but I haven’t taken it. Keep reading the mag! Use our online forum to get help from other readers. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q9. @SommJ Being a #wine professional, do you ever drink #beer or #cocktails? #WineWednesday #sommelier #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, LTD): Who doesn’t RT @keepercoll Q9 @SommJ Being a #wine professional, do u ever drink #beer or #cocktails? #WineWednesday #sommelier #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A9. @KeeperColl I sometimes try #cocktails, but I do enjoy the occasional #beer like most somms. Good change of pace. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@SommJ What is your favorite #beer or #cocktail for a non work-related drink? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@keepercoll @SommJ I have to stand up for Colorado microbrews, which are among the best in the country. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): I bet! RT @SommJ: .@keepercoll @SommJ I have to stand up for Colorado microbrews, which are among the best in the country. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q10. @SommJ Been hearing abt S. African wines lately. Can u give a 140 char. description of what to expect from S.African #wine? #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A10. @KeeperColl More sophistication in growing & winemaking techniques and complexity in wines. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): . @SommJ Do you have a favorite South African #wine right now? #WineWednesday #sommelier #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): .@keepercoll @SommJ Watch for wines from cooler-climate coastal areas like Walker Bay, Overberg, Hemel-en-Aarde & Elgin. #SommChat

@1queenofspoons (Susan Gayle): About S.African wines RT @SommJ: Watch for wines from cooler-climate coastal areas- Walker Bay, Overberg, Hemel-en-Aarde & Elgin. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): That’s all the Q’s WE have for @SommJ – if anyone has any others, pls ask now! We’ll announce the #giveaway winner momentarily! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso):I am attending a trade tasting in chicago, wish you all could join me! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Us too! Wish u could join in ATX for #SommsUF! RT @demilove: Im attending a trade tasting in chicago, wish you all could join me! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – does austin have lots of cool wine stores? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@demilove @keepercoll ATX has some cool wine stores and selections are continuing to grow-YEHHH! #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): And the winner of the #SommChat #giveaway from @SommJ for a 1 yr subscription to Somm. Journal is @wineinkbytia ! Congrats! #SommChat

@wineinkbytia (Tia Butts): @keepercoll Wow! Thanks! #SommChat #giveaway #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks to everyone for joining us for #SommChat! I hope you learned something about #wine and @SommJ #WineWednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): I hope everyone will join me in thanking David (@SommJ) for an awesome job sharing his #wine knowledge! #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers LTD): Thanks!! RT @keepercoll: I hope everyone will join me in thanking David (@SommJ) for an awesome job sharing his #wine knowledge! #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels: .@keepercoll @SommJ My pleasure, hope to see some of you at @TexSom this summer! #SommChat

@1queenofspoons (Susan Gayle): @SommJ Thanks for your time & insights. #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 5/4 for #SommChat w/ surprise guest from @traceatx! Submit Qs now http://on.fb.me/hjQDBL Happy #WineWednesday! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): And don’t forget to buy your tickets now for #SommsUF on May 1! Still a few left! http://bit.ly/fakeEB #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Here’s a hint – next week’s #sommchat will include special focus on #cocktails! cc: @traceatx #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): A few links from stuff that came up in the chat, our March 15 issue for restaurants: http://bit.ly/iIpj7U #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): Article on Brazil, subscriber-only, non-subscribers can purchase access for $3.99 at link: http://bit.ly/lAY6Sd #SommChat

@SommJ (David Vogels): And article on coastal South African regions, also subscriber-only, also $3.99 to purchase individually: http://bit.ly/ipFdAW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks David! RT @SommJ: A few links from stuff that came up in the chat, our March 15 issue for restaurants: http://bit.ly/iIpj7U #SommChat

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