Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Laura Maniec

5/18 Master Sommelier Laura Maniec

@LauraManiec

See what you missed at #SommChat on 5/18 as we chatted with Master Sommelier Laura Maniec of Cork Buzz Wine Studio.

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): It’s almost time for #SommChat ! So very excited to have Laura Maniec as our guest (did I spell name correctly?)

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @demilove Yep, you spelled it correctly! Welcome! #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): @demilove yes name is correct, hi! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #wine for the next hour from a Master #Sommelier!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): I’d like to introduce every1 to Master #Sommelier @LauraManiec @Corkbuzz joining us to answer your #wine Qs #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@lauramaniec is 1 of only 17 female Master Somms in N. America- It’s a real treat to have her join us- hope every1 has Qs ready! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If youre joining us for #SommChat, pls give a shout out to @lauramaniec so she knows ur here & can keep an eye out for ur Qs! #WineWednesday

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

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): As we ask @lauramaniec our Qs, you’re welcome to ask her ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): But don’t forget, you gotta tweet using #SommChat to win- Good Luck! Let’s start talking #wine! #winewednesday

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Like the new avatar! I changed mine this morning too, (not wearing a jacket in other one) #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Hope my tie is straight, want to look very professional for Laura! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Near the end of the hr, we’ll announce the winner of 2days #giveaway for a free class at @Corkbuzz #Wine Studio from @lauramaniec! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q1. @LauraManiec We often hear #sommeliers refer to “laying down” a #wine. What does this phrase really mean? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A1. @KeeperColl it means not drinking but storing it until it has time to evolve #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks for the RTs @winesellersltd & @ATXfoodnews – gonna be a great chat today! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Laura, my Advanced #WSET test is Saturday, any last minute study tips? #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): @demilove Stay calm, draw maps and if you can’t remember something write the answer over and over #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Betata, MS): Follow #sommChat right now and @lauramaniec 1 of only 17 female Master Somms in N. America

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome @fernandobeteta! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): What’s in everyone’s glass this morning? #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): I am tasting a 2011 Crystal 2 O purified drinking water. Light, very clear, little color or tannins #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @demilove I’m about to open up a 2009 Valle dell’Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria! What are you drinking? #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): @demilove Coffee and I need it this morning #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): agreed! RT @lauramaniec: @demilove Coffee and I need it this morning #SommChat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Hutchison): Hi @lauramaniec, @ATXFoodnews and @keepercoll! Happy #SommChat and #winewednesday!

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): Thx! RT @atxgastronomist: Hi @lauramaniec, @ATXFoodnews and @keepercoll! Happy #SommChat and #winewednesday!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): hey there @ATXGastronomist! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q2. @LauraManiec How do you know how long to lay down a btl of #wine & when to drink it? Are there resources for ppl like us? #WW #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A2. @KeeperColl u can use books or follow critics advice but best to buy a case, drink a btl from time to time2 “check in” #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Good advice – “check in” w/ your wine RT @lauramaniec: A2. @KeeperColl best to buy a case drink a btl from time to time 2 check in #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q3. @LauraManiec You recently launched Cork Buzz #Wine Studio – can you tell us a little about it & why you started it? #WW #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A3. @KeeperColl @Corkbuzz is a wine studio opening in the fall in Union Square NYC #WW #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A3. @KeeperColl we will host wine classes (7-10 per week), wine events and a have a wine bar serving delicious food and drink. #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Exciting stuff! RT @lauramaniec: A3. @KeeperColl @Corkbuzz is a wine studio opening in the fall in Union Square NYC #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@Corkbuzz Sounds like a #wine mecca! Lucky NYC! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Agreed, can’t wait to check it out! RT @keepercoll: .@Corkbuzz Sounds like a #wine mecca! Lucky NYC! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): @keepercoll Hi there to #SommChat ! Much livelier chat than w/ Dead Poets Society! O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from?

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @lauramaniec The debate on wine closures seems to never end (cork vs. Stelvin, etc.). Do you have a preferred closure? #SommChat #WW

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@mattmcginnis @keepercoll I prefer traditional cork for aging wine but I am not against stelvins, especially 4 fresh young wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q4 @LauraManiec @sirenssalon_atx often serves #wine & #cheese to customers- can u name 1 wine that goes w/ many cheese varieties? #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A4. @KeeperColl I love Champagne with many different cheeses #SommChat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Hutchison): @sirensalon um, champagne and cheese at my next appt?? Yes, please! @keepercoll @lauramaniec #Sommchat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): mouth is watering RT @lauramaniec A4 @KeeperColl [1 wine that goes w many cheeses] I love Champagne with many different cheeses #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Do you have a value #champagne rec for @sirenssalon_atx to serve? #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@keepercoll @sirenssalon_atx Roederer Brut Premiere NV over delivers for the price. Also Laherte Brut NV where I worked harvest #SommChat

@SirensSalon_ATX (sirens salon): Thx @lauramaniec @keepercoll – We do #ChampagneFriday at salon. Will keep that rec in mind! cc @ATXGastronomist #SommChat

@DrinkerX (DrinkerX): #SommChat Blanc de Blancs Champagne and Robusto cheese is one of my favorite pairings.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thx for sharing @drinkerx! Great pairing RT @DrinkerX: Blanc de Blancs Champagne and Robusto cheese is one of my favorite pairings #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q5. @LauraManiec Can u explain why some red #wines are more or less “red” than others? What makes the shade vary? What abt whites? #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A5. @KeeperColl reds get their color from the skins of the grapes some are thick skinned others thin #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A5. @KeeperColl whites usually have different intensity &color shades relating 2 oak or oxidization brown as age, green when young #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@lauramaniec What’s an example of a thick skinned grape vs a thin skinned grape? #winewednesday #wine #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@keepercoll thin skinned=pinot noir, thick skinned=cabernet sauvignon. Skin to pulp ration higher with thick so color is deeper #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@lauramaniec – great answers! thanks! #wine #winewednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q6. @LauraManiec Do you see the general #wine consumer trending toward New World or Old World wines? Why do you think this is? #WW #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A6.@KeeperColl I think both old world and new world wines have consumer appeal. I love both depending on what I am eating #SommChat

@WineauxDLynnP (DLynn Proctor): Hot wings and Krug……#SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Ha – interesting – we’ll have to try that! RT @WineauxDLynnP: Hot wings and Krug…… #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@WineauxDLynnP @Keepercoll yes and a Juicy Burger and Krug Rose works too. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): yuuuummmmm RT @lauramaniec: .@WineauxDLynnP @Keepercoll yes and a Juicy Burger and Krug Rose works too. #wine #winewednesday #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @lauramaniec What is your favorite wine to drink while sitting outside in the sun? #SommChat #WW

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): 1 of my fav questions, if only it were sunny! RT @MattMcGinnis: @lauramaniec favorite wine to drink sitting outside in sun? #SommChat #WW

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Hutchison): @mattmcginnis great questions! #sommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@mattmcginnis @keepercoll sunshine and txacoli work well for me. Extra treat if txacoli is rose. #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@mattmcginnis @keepecoll @tintofino a boutique wine shop in the evill, nyc is having a txacoli tasting this sat 4-6pm #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): wishing i was in NYC RT @lauramaniec: @tintofino a boutique wine shop in the evill, nyc is having a txacoli tasting this sat 4-6pm #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @lauramaniec Great suggestion for Txacoli for a perfect wine to drink in the sun. I’m running out to stock up #SommChat #WW @keepercoll

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): @mattmcginnis nice where are you located? #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @lauramaniec I’m in Austin, but will visit @Corkbuzz #Wine Studio the next time I’m visiting friends/family in NYC #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@mattmcginnis does whole foods in Austin carry txacoli? I hear they have great wine selection. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): They do have great selection @DevOnWine RT @lauramaniec: does @wholefoodsatx carry txacoli? I hear they have great wine selection #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @drewhendricksms thanks for the suggestion to get txacoli at @WholeFoods @lauramaniec @MattMcGinnis @keepercoll @DevOnWine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q7. @LauraManiec What’s the difference between the shapes of #wine glasses & does it really matter? #winewednesday #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A7.@keepercoll glass shapes allow for diff grapes to show their aromatics. Yes I think it matters. #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): Yes! RT @lauramaniec: A7.@keepercoll glass shapes allow for diff grapes to show their aromatics. Yes I think it matters. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@LauraManiec If u had to pick 1 wine glass shape/size that would be suitable to drink all #wine from, what would you choose? #WW #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@keepercoll I think I would choose the Sangiovese glass from riedel. Although I also think it’s necessary 2 have burgundy glass #SommChat

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais DWS): @lauramaniec @keepercoll @corkbuzz Can’t wait to visit your Wine Studio next time a go to NYC #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): @sylviegervais @keepercoll @corkbuzz thanks I look forward to having you there. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Laura, I am really looking forward to visiting CorkBuzz when I see my parents. If I pass my exam, maybe I will send you a resume! #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@demilove you will pass:) #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Words of encouragement! You’ll do great @demilove! We’re all rootin’ for you RT @lauramaniec: .@demilove you will pass:) #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): @demilove WHEN you pass your exam! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Thanks for all the tips and prayers! Feeling very confident now! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q8. @LauraManiec To decant or not to decant? How do you know? #SommChat #wine #winewednesday #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A8. @keepercoll I decant for 3 reasons, 1. guest requests, and its part of the theater of the dining room #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): Yep RT @lauramaniec: a8. @keepercoll I decant for 3 reasons, 1. guest requests, and its part of the theater of the dining room #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A8. @keepercoll 2. Wine has sediment because of age and I want to decant off this sediment #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A8. @keepecoll or 3. wine is very young & extra oxygen will allow it to show more aromatics and flavors in shorter time frame. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): 3 reasons for decanting #wine from a Master #Sommelier – check out #SommChat to find out!

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): #SommChat A 4th reason to decant (for me, at home). Wine is too cold, right from cellar. Want it out of a cold bottle.

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): @Sassodoro absolutely 4th reason to decant, wine is too cold right from cellar. #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): .@lauramaniec @keepecoll would you decant champagne? #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): oooooh – awesome question!! RT @drewhendricksms: .@lauramaniec @keepecoll would you decant champagne? #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@drewhendricksms @keepecoll I have decanted champagne in the past. I feel it makes it more like a wine than a sparkling wine. #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): .@drewhendricksms @keepecoll which can be a really good thing. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q9. @LauraManiec Can you put into words how your life/career changed after earning the title of Master #Sommelier? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A9.@keepercoll earning title of MS means getting a 112 of the country’s top wine professionals as your new brothers and sisters. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): aw! RT @lauramaniec: A9.@keepercoll earning title of MS means getting 112 of the countrys top wine pros as new brothers & sisters #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): inspiring RT @lauramaniec @keepercoll earning title MS means getting 112 of country’s top wine profs as ur new brothers & sisters. #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A9. @keepercoll it also means setting a goal to be excellent & achieving it. I realized it’s about the journey not end result. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q10. @LauraManiec If I’m visiting a #restaurant for the 1st time, what are your tips for reviewing the #wine list? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TechDrinking (Morgan Harris): @keepercoll @lauramaniec For christ sake, engage your sommelier, you’re paying for him/her either way, so use them! #sommchat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A10. @keepercoll ask the somm what they are excited about, what on their list they would drink if dining at their restaurant #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): .@lauramaniec @keepercoll great advice on engaging somms at #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q11. @LauraManiec Do you have a go-to wine book recommendation for someone trying to learn about #wine? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): A11.@keepercoll @rn74 just wrote a great book-Secrets of the Sommelier and won a James Beard award, I highly recommend it. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): great book! RT @lauramaniec: a11 @keepercoll @rn74 just wrote great book-Secrets of the Sommelier -won #jbfaward, highly recommend #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): #SommChat BTW, Secrets of the Sommelier co-author @jorgrama is also on Twitter, as well as @RN74

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks @Sassodoro- @jograma rocks! RT @Sassodoro: #SommChat BTW, Secrets of the Sommelier co-author @jorgrama is also on Twitter #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Would love to get @RN74 & @jograma as featured Somms for #SommChat soon! What does everyone think? #Wine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): Gr8! RT @keepercoll: Would love to get @RN74 & @jorgrama as featured Somms for #SommChat soon! What does everyone think? #Wine #WW #SommChat

@RN74 (Rajat Parr): @keepercoll I’m in #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Woohoo! We’ll chat details soon RT @RN74: @keepercoll Im in#sommchat #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): That’s all the Q’s WE have for @LauraManiec – if any1 has others, ask away! We’ll announce @corkbuzz #giveaway winner momentarily #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): And the winner of the #SommChat #giveaway for a class @Corkbuzz Wine Studio from @LauraManiec is @mdsmitty2488! Congrats!

@lauramaniec (Laura Maniec): @keepercoll @Corkbuzz @LauraManiec @mdsmitty2488 sweet….sounds good and look forward to meeting you. #SommChat

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

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

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Thank you for another great #SommChat ! I learned a lot from @lauramaniec

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): She is a rockstar! RT @demilove: Thank you for another great #SommChat ! I learned a lot from @lauramaniec

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 5/25 at 11 AM CST for another #SommChat and more #wine secrets from a top wine professional, @DevOnWine! #WineWednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q gets answered, post it to FB & we’ll be sure it gets asked! http://on.fb.me/hjQDBL Happy #WW!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Great job everyone! Learned a lot today! I hope everyone gets a chance to visit @lauramaniec & @corkbuzz in NYC soon! #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Happy #WW to great #SommChat friends @keepercoll @lauramaniec @techdrinking @mattmcginnis @i_on_food_drink @drewhendricksms @atxfoodnews

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Happy #WW great #SommChat friends @demilove @sirenssalon_atx @sylviegervais @atxgastronomist @wineauxdlynnp @blackiguananews @mdsmitty2488

@alawine (Ken): rockin’ #SommChat @lauramaniec @ATXFoodnews @drewhendricksms @keepercoll @i_on_food_drink @MattMcGinnis @demilove @winesellersltd this #ww

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks @alawine – it was a good one! #SommChat

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais DWS): great #SommChat! @winesellersltd @demilove @sirenssalon_atx @atxgastronomist @wineauxdlynnp @blackiguananews @mdsmitty2488 @lauramaniec

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