Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Anne Trimbach

4/3 Winemaker Anne Trimbach

@trimbach

@hungrywino (hungry wino): @KeeperColl I’m in! #SommChat

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@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

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: I’ll be there at #SommChat 11AM CST #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach in #Alsace! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach #SommChat #WineWednesday #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @Trimbach to say hello & so she knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #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): As we ask @Trimbach our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach #WineWednesday #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl- Good morning all! Nice to join you at #SommChat – who would like some #Riesling?

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @KeeperColl @demilove Who wouldn’t want some #Riesling? #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @Trimbach Time for #SommChat! I’ll be popping in and out today!

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): greetings! glad to *see* Anne from @trimbach here #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @KeeperColl great to be here! Thank u for having me, looking forward to it #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach Your family #winery dates all the way back to 1626! Tell us about the founding of Maison Trimbach. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl Jean Trimbach came to Alsace from #Switzerland in 1574 #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A.@KeeperColl He then moved to Riquewihr in 1626 & settled a #winery. Reputation came with Frederic Emile in the 1850’s #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @noblewines Yes! Cuvee Frederic Emile is how I discovered Trimbach wines. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @lisasharahall: @KeeperColl@trimbach So why don’t you label Freddie and Clos st Hune as Grand Cru? #SOmmChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @lisasharahall @KeeperColl Hi Lisa! Freddie comes from Geisberg & Osterberg so we could not, CSH is labeled CSH since 1919 #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach In your opinion, what is the secret behind long-term sustainability in the #wine industry? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl Our winery has always been owned & operated by the same Family. Also, having my father Pierre 12th generation as.. #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl WM is helpful too for quality consistency. Pierre was elected as 1 of the TOP 10 Wold’s White WM in 06 @decanter #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): Heyyy you guyyyss! Look who’s over on #SommChat with @KeeperColl: It’s @trimbach! #ww #Riesling

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): @KeeperColl @trimbach Is there a way to elevate those #wines that R not GrandCru, but R *cult status*? #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @drinkAlsace @KeeperColl I think all @Trimbach are special, unique, weather it says GC or not & these 2 are from GC #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @drinkAlsace @KeeperColl we were producing these wines a long time ago already with those 2 names… Family tradition! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach Maison Trimbach moved to Hunawihr in the 1840s, and after WWI to Ribeauvillé- what were the reasons for these moves? #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl we moved from Hunawihr when our ancestor Georgette married Mr Trimbach, who transfered his winery to Ribeauvillé.. #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl ..the winery in Hunawihr was smaller, there was possibility to extend in Ribeauvillé. Everything combined well! #SommChat

@Schillerwein (Christian Schiller): Maison Trimbach is a lovely Estae in Ribeauville in Alsacehttp://bit.ly/h6opNd @KeeperColl @Trimbach #SommChat @drinkAlsace

@trimbach (trimbach): @Schillerwein thanks so much Mr Schiller! You’re a great Ambassador for us @KeeperColl @drinkAlsace #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): not tried @trimbach yet but #alsace whites were tasty+affordable student days #paris not find much lately #SommChat @KeeperColl

@trimbach (trimbach): @ormiga @KeeperColl do u mean u can’t find them today? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @lisasharahall: @trimbach @KeeperColl Are you distributed in all countries? Can all the world drink your great wines? #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @lisasharahall almost! globally exporting 90% of our prod. worldwide, N°1 country being the US for the last 45 years @KeeperColl #SommChat

@cmwines (Christopher Miller): @KeeperColl made it finally… @trimbach was my first winery visit ever when I was 16 #SommChat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): Anne, how is younger generation of winemakers affecting #alsace #wine as trend or tradition? @KeeperColl @trimbach #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @drinkAlsace @KeeperColl think we will make things happen all together in #Alsace which needs to be more recognized #SommChat

@lisasharahall (Lisa Shara Hall): @trimbach I agree; Alsace definitely needs more recognition. #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @drinkAlsace 1 tweet is too short #Alsace maybe just needs a few more years to blooming #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Hello #SommChat pals! 6 inches of fresh #POW & sunny skies! Checking in from @CopperMtn

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @dveissiere: @lisasharahall @trimbach @KeeperColl Hi Lisa! … In Italy, they love it! #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @dveissiere merci Delphine! @lisasharahall @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach In your opinion, what sets #Riesling apart from all other white grape varieties? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl at least 4 reasons: 1. you can find from bone dry to sweet/surmatured #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl 3. also, Riesling is so versatile when it comes to food! Riesling pairs with almost everything on earth #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl top Rieslings from #Alsace have a great aging potential but not enough peop know abt that.. @lisasharahall knows! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @lisasharahall: @weezywines You know I LOVE @trimbach’s wines! The ONLY #wine I build verticals on! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach How would you describe the Maison Trimbach #winemaking philosophy? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl My father Pierre would say: «BALANCE, BALANCE, BALANCE». Oui, c’est tout. Pierre is a purist #SommChat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): @trimbach How R U appealing 2 young drinkers in the US market? they R more adventurous, more likely 2 try new wines @KeeperColl #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @drinkAlsace I’m pouring our wines & they usually speak for themselves… Easy answer, but showing wines helps a lot @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach Maison Trimbach produces #Riesling in a “traditional #Alsace #wine style”- explain what that means. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl dry in our point of view. We claim to produce food friendly wines ‘cause we are food lovers ourselves #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl We love clean wines. Pierre’s style is always dry, precise, focused & elegant (dry, except for VTs & SGNs of cours) #SommChat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): WW to our fellow #SommChat friends: @lisasharahall @KeeperColl@trimbach @demilove @AdamPlotkin @noblewines @Schillerwein @cmwines

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Already half of #SommChat has passed with @trimbach – get your questions in the second half before it is over!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @trimbach @drinkAlsace How do you convince them to try less popular grapes like Pinot Gris & Gewurtzraminer? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @enjoielife I tell them the truth: these are unique wines shining in #Alsace & perfect companions to food @drinkAlsace @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach What is the best part of working in a family business? The most challenging part? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl We are a great team. We are 30p in total 5 from Family Most of our employees have been here before I was even born! #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl joined my Family in 08. love my job of Ambassador. Challenges as I am the youngest & a woman strong though! #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl We are passionate, we love what we do & we’ll stay forever, we’re married to the winery #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso):@KeeperColl – Are there any regular decanters of #Riesling here? Or is it just something you Shouldn’t Do? – #SommChat

@badenprojekt (badenprojekt): Best #wines come from @trimbach #SommChat #contributionaudébat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): #WW to #SommChat friends @enjoielife @weezywines @ormiga @StevieStacionis

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @trimbach Jean was at my resto doing #wine dinner day my son was born… asked which gen he, not a Q we #americans get #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @noblewines some day the Millers will be 10 or more #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): joining in a bit late with #SommChat @KeeperColl #WineWednesday

@lisasharahall (Lisa Shara Hall): @trimbach I miss Hubert! I long to see him! #SommChat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): Q for @trimbach what’s the best way to dispel *sweetness* myth for #Alsace #wines? we need to let ppl know they R DRY ?@KeeperColl #SommChat

@zoltanszabo (Zoltan Szabo): @trimbach @KeeperColl @canterburywine fan of ‘em myself #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): do you have a fav pairing with them? RT @zoltanszabo: @trimbach @KeeperColl @canterburywine fan of ‘em myself #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @zoltanszabo: @canterburywine @trimbach slow roasted phesant stuffed w/raisin,dried peach &herbed bread crumbs w/ Pinot Gris… #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): Love them with the cheese course! RT @KeeperColl: do you have a fav pairing with them?@zoltanszabo @trimbach @KeeperColl #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@zoltanszabo What time is dinner? @KeeperColl@trimbach slow roasted pheasant w/raisin+dried peach+herbed bread crumbs+Pinot Gris #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach One very famous Trimbach #wine is the Clos Ste Hune- in your opinion, what makes this particular #wine is so special? #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl «Location location location» «Muschelkalk»calcareous soil in the 1,67ha parcel in Rosacker GC, old vines low yields #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach How did Maison Trimbach come to dominate the #Alsace brand #wine industry in the United States? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @KeeperColl A. @KeeperColl Hubert started to export our wines in the US in 63, traveled extensively, todayUncle Jean& I travel lot #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl Also thanks to wonderful friends here & there, lots of loyal US supporters #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @KeeperColl #SommChat @trimbach Who are the young guns in Alsace to start looking for – #wines that you like when your not drinking Trimbach?

@trimbach (trimbach): @wolfeswines love to drink all of them & meet with the younger ones from time to time to try their/our #wines @KeeperColl #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): While #Clos is 1 of greatest dry #Rieslings, Cuvee Freddy is greatest I can afford from Alsace #SommChat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): @canterburywine just joined #SommChat with @trimbach @KeeperColl Welcome!

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): Happy to be “here” RT @drinkalsace: @canterburywine just joined #SommChat with @trimbach @KeeperColl Welcome!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach What are some of your favorite #foods to pair with Maison Trimbach #Riesling? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl depends which one we’re talking abt there’s one for each dish, each mood, each moment, each day #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl 2010 #Riesling for oysters, seafood or fishes in general, white meats, fresh goat cheeses, sashimis style dishes #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl I keep Freddie or CSH for a sole, a turbot, a peace of veal, .. so many dishes wd go well! I’m getting hungry now! #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl to stay classic, a choucroute for Riesling Réserve! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @trimbach is handling #SommChat “hotseat” with grace and acuity – only 15 minutes left for your questions

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach What are your own hopes and aspirations for the future of Maison Trimbach? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl always look forward, improve quality of our wines & everything that can be improved #SommChat

@wendycrispell (wendy crispell): @canterburywine @drinkAlsace @trimbach @KeeperColl Happy to join in on #SommChat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): What about #Alsace wines for everyday drinking–any you recommend? @trimbach @KeeperColl #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): @drinkAlsace @KeeperColl glug glug glug Pinot Blanc or a dry classic Riesling would be my favorite choices! #SommChat

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): #WW to #Alsace freinds in #SommChat: @wendycrispell @zoltanszabo @canterburywine

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @trimbach What do you do on a typical day of work at Maison Trimbach? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl Every day is so different, we’re quite small so we need to know how to do a little bit of everything! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): #SommChat trending at #1 on Twitter …twinos rule!

@Schillerwein (Christian Schiller): The World Class #Wines of #Alsace http://bit.ly/hDnfSPincluding @Trimbach at #SommChat @drinkAlsace @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. When not drinking @trimbach, what other regions of #wine do you like to enjoy? #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl love every #wine on earth as long as they are balanced! #SommChat

@trimbach (trimbach): A. @KeeperColl love #Rieslings in general, #Alsace amongst others but also Gruner (Austria), love red Burgundies & Piedmonte reds #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @Trimbach #WineWednesday #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @Keepercollbummed I had to miss #SommChat with Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach in #Alsace! but I’ll be reviewing tweet stream soon

@lisasharahall (Lisa Shara Hall): @KeeperColl @trimbach Great #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach in #Alsace for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @Trimbach Thanks to you both for a great #SommChat!

@Schillerwein (Christian Schiller): @trimbach http://bit.ly/h6opNd on May 20 at @OpenKitchenLLC #SommChat @lisasharahall @ombiasypr @drinkAlsace @KeeperColl

@trimbach (trimbach): @KeeperColl thank you everyone for following this #SommChat U R all warmly welcome in #Alsace #trimbach for tasting more wines! Santé!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Thanks to @trimbach for the hour on #SommChat… one last Q. Any new world place that impresses you most for Riesling?

@drinkAlsace (drinkAlsace): Great chat! thanks, Anne! @trimbach and thanks @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @drinkAlsace you are sooooo welcome and enjoyed having you in #SommChat – come back again:)

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Thanks! @KeeperColl : Please join us in thanking Anne Trimbach of Maison @Trimbach in #Alsace for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@alawine (Ken Waggoner): @KeeperColl @dhmeyer @schillerwein @drinkalsace Late, but now enjoying your #SommChat tweets. Thank you.

@RichardsLJ (Laura Richards): Looks like I missed a good #SommChat today

@RichardsLJ (Laura Richards): @KeeperColl I will be there for #SommChat next week.

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @drinkAlsace @lisasharahall @KeeperColl @trimbach @demilove @noblewines @Schillerwein @cmwines Merci! Virtual *CLINKS* all around! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @drinkAlsace Thanks for #ww wishes. Enjoie’d #SommChat with you yesterday.

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): @KeeperColl @peterwasserman @leserbet #Burgundy family is counting down 2 41 1er crus= the most intensive week of NSG ever! #SommChat

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