Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #MasterSommelier Brett Zimmerman

5/30 Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman

@brzimmerman

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from Brett Zimmerman, MS @brzimmerman @bldrwinemrchant! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to @brzimmerman #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @brzimmerman to say hello & so he 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! #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @brzimmerman our Qs, you can ask Brett your Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #WW #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @brzimmerman #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@KeeperColl It is great to be here. Thanks for having me. #WW #SommChat #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman What sparked your interest in the #wine industry- did you have an “A-ha!” moment? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@KeeperColl Time spent in restaurants w/great programs, I learned Italian wine first & fell in love with the lifestyle. #WW #SommChat

@VinoSociety (Guillermo Gómez): Glad to join you folks! RT @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking #wine with @brzimmerman #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman You have a degree in business admin at Boulder- how has this helped your career N #wine industry? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@KeeperColl Everything we do has a connection to business, marketing, finance, etc… I wish we had Twitter in College. #WW #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Good morning @brzimmerman! @KeeperColl: We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @brzimmerman #WineWednesday #SommChat”

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@enjoielife Thanks for joining. #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @KeeperColl @brzimmerman @bldrwinemrchant Hi! I’m here welcome to #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@wineandsake Welcome! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman Excited 2 hear U R on #Bordeaux Panel @TexSom @FSDallas, Aug 11-13. One small preview item on this? #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@KeeperColl #Bordeaux as a category is still hot. @TexSom we hope 2 educate & inspire younger generation 2 dive back in! #WW #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @KeeperColl I am all ears! #SommChat http://pic.twitter.com/ecsgOdBj

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman Gr8 lineup @TexSom @FSDallas, Aug 11-13. What other panel discussions R your #Cantmiss? #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl #Riesling will B a great seminar, #StateoftheIndustry should be good, and check out #Oregon with Nate and Fred! #WW #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@brzimmerman What are you most looking forward to at @TEXSOM? What can we expect from your panel? #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MattMcGinnis We will cover soil types, styles, different producers, etc… finding a passion for #Bordeaux again. #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): @brzimmerman How has the transition of owners at Boulder Wine Merchant been? For your customers? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): @fernandobeteta Things are great! Retail is exciting and we are having fun. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman What is your fav aspect of the #wine industry and why (distribution, restaurant sommelier, etc.) #WineWednesday #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl Service, customer service and education is a passion. I love working the floor of a restaurant. #WW #Winelover #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @brzimmerman Q: gruner veltliner is the”it” wine here …seemingly I’m an unhip pup I can’t seem to embrace it …Any suggestions? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@EllaDogSays Try wines from the #Kamptal, they are prettier and more elegant than other regions of #Austrianwine ~ Brundlmayer! #SommChat

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): Great to have @brzimmerman on #SommChat today @KeeperColl

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@tattoodsomm Thanks! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman U have been in #wine industry for abt 20 yrs- what has been your fav job position (besides your current one!)? #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl @CTrotters was an amazing learning experience, #Aqua was a blast, & I enjoyed @DomaineSelect on the import side.#WW #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@brzimmerman do you have any recommendations for good value #Bordeaux to drink on the back porch #SommChat #WW

@LeRivageHotel (Le Rivage Hotel): yes plz! RT @MattMcGinnis: .@brzimmerman do you have any recommendations for good value #Bordeaux to drink on the back porch #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MattMcGinnis So many good options in 09/10. Look for 2nd wines and lesser known classified wines. #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): .@KeeperColl Jumping into #SommChat for the first time on the West Coast! Need to get used to the time! Ready to fire away at @brzimmerman

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @MDSomm great to see you here in new West Coast time fire away #SommChat #WW

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@mdsomm is it too early to drink along with #SommChat on the West Coast? Happy #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MattMcGinnis No way! What are you opening? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): never too early for a lovely glass of wine RT @MattMcGinnis: .@mdsomm is it too early to drink along w/ #SommChat on West Coast? Happy #WW

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @brzimmerman @KeeperColl what keeps you passionate about #wine? #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @wineandsake Constantly learning, tasting, enjoying, and educating! #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @brzimmerman What are the most important things a somm can do to find a great #wine for a customer? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MDSomm Listen and observe. Find something of value that will exceed their expectations. #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): .@brzimmerman If you were stuck on a desert island with just one bottle of wine, what would you want it to be? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @DomaineSelect Something #DSWE of course. Perhaps a bottle of #Soldera! #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @brzimmerman Thanks, Brett! That’s what we like to hear #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @brzimmerman, what’s your take on Chateau Latour refusing to release en premiur? Do you think others will follow? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @scottota It should be interesting. I would imagine others will follow. The future should be fun to watch. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman Top 3 #wine varieties 4 the #summertime? #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl I like #Riesling, any #Rose, and fresh #Friulano whites. #WW #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @brzimmerman How often do you hand sell #wine on the floor? Are your customers adventurous or need some coaxing? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MDSomm All the time. It is what we do. We are blessed to have quite a few adventurous folks. Odd wines need coaxing always. #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): .@brzimmerman What is the $weet $pot for retail wine right now? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @fernandobeteta I would say $15 to $25 is still best. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman What was the hardest part about becoming a Master #Sommelier? #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl The life sacrifice. It is a super difficult exam and I continue to have great respect for everyone who passes! #WW #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @brzimmerman Do you have any tips for someone studying for the advanced level? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MDSomm Use the #guildsomm site, practice service and answering mock questions, grid the wines you taste #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman You lived N #Chicago & #SanFrancisco for a while- what made U move back 2 ur hometown, #Denver? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl Quality of life for my lifestyle. Outdoors, cycling, skiing. Our food is on the radar as well! #boulderdining #WW #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @KeeperColl @brzimmerman besides sacrifice, what other x factors aided you on your journey as a master #Sommelier ? #WW #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @wineandsake You really have to focus on the right things to study. Surround yourself with great mentors. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman Your biggest take-away from all of your years in #restaurant biz? How has it helped U get where you R today? #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl Application to anything I do.Relationships, customer service, multi-tasking, prioritizing, execution, awareness. #SommChat

@VinoSociety (Guillermo Gómez): @brzimmerman What kind of technique/exercise can one use in order to remember/retain the info needed for the Adv and Master exam? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @VinoSociety Practice Q’s orally with other candidates. Get used to being in uncomfortable situations and adapting. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman U took over Boulder #Wine Merchant @bldrwinemrchant few yrs ago-what changes have U seen N #Boulder market? #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl It is getting better. People are starting to get excited about higher end wines again. #WW #Winelover #SommChat

@TeamBrioschi (BrioschiCycling): Q. @brzimmerman The Criterium du Dauphine starts this Sunday with a Time Trial in Grenoble. Any regional recs? #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @TeamBrioschi something noble! Go #Champagne, try the 04 Pierre Peters Chetillons… #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @brzimmerman When selling #wine to a table, do you use flavor, texture, structure? What seems to be most effective? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MDSomm A combination. I also consider the food pairing, weather, and mood. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – So glad I could catch at least the end of #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman Fav #SommChat ? – fav white, red, and bubbly under $50 retail? #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl 06 #LaGerlaBrunello, 10 #EdiKeber Friulano, anything #Leclepart #SommChat

@MaxKogod (Max Kogod): @brzimmerman Is there one particular region that you feel offers the best quality-price-ratio in that sweet spot of $15-$25? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MaxKogod #Spain, #SouthernFrance, #Germany, #SouthernItaly #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): @TeamBrioschi Love ur product! Been a staple in family since I was a little boy & we had good cooks! @brzimmerman @KeeperColl #SommChat #WW

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: Q. @brzimmerman Excited 2 hear U R on #Bordeaux Panel @TexSom @FSDallas, Aug 11-13. One small preview item? #SommChat #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – in working with other wine pros, do you think there are “master Somm” personalities vs. “WSET” personalities? – #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @demilove For sure, whatever fits your personality best. You have to answer that q. Both are amazing. #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @brzimmerman @KeeperColl Joining #SommChat very late and trying to catch up.

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): Q. @brzimmerman Are you that Zimmern guy that drinks all those Bizarre wines? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @ShitMySommSays That be me! Love that crazy stuff… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @brzimmerman Any upcoming events/festivals for you? We know you have hosted many! #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl #SteamboatFoodandWine & #AspenFoodandWineClassic we are also doing our own in October- #BoulderBurgundyFestival #WW #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @brzimmerman: .@KeeperColl #Bordeaux is still hot. @TexSom we hope 2 educate & inspire younger generation 2 dive back in! #WW #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): @enjoielife @brzimmerman @KeeperColl @TexSom glad to hear luv for #Bordeaux Still a gr8 model on how to sell to the outside world #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Must be off! Have to finish unpacking and building furniture! Thanks @brzimmerman and @KeeperColl for another great #SommChat!

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MDSomm Thanks for the time and questions! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @Brzimmerman heard rumor that @jeremyseysses will be #boulderburgundyfestival on 10/27-28!!! Gr8 addition 2 already fabo evt! #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @KeeperColl #SteamboatFoodandWine & #AspenFoodandWineClassic we are also doing our own #WW #SommChat

@MaxKogod (Max Kogod): @brzimmerman Do you have a favorite Cote de Nuits red and/or Cote de Beaune white that you turn BWM clients to for < $50? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @MaxKogod I like #Lafon Macon whites, #Roty Marsannay #Ambroise is great and #MaisonBellene #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): A. @italianwineguy We are excited to get people having fun with #Bordeaux at #Texsomm #SommChat

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

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @brzimmerman for his time #SommChat #Winewednesday #winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If any1 missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to http://bit.ly/ikBrJx for you to review later #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl @Brzimmerman @jeremyseysses – Can someone tweet me a link about this Burgundy festival (mmm . . . ) #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): http://www.boulderwine.com soon MT @demilove: @Brzimmerman @jeremyseysses – Can some1 tweet me a link abt Burgundy festival (mmm . . . ) #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): Grazie @ @KeeperColl & @brzimmerman Grazie, see u soon #SommChat #Winewednesday #winelover

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@italianwineguy Thanks! See you soon. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar! #SommChat Wed 06.06 at 11 AM CST Joe Roberts, CSW @1winedude will be our featured guest to answer your questions! #WW

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @KeeperColl @brzimmerman @bldrwinemrchant great spending part of my morning w/u. Thank you! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q for @1winedude gets answered, post it to FB! http://on.fb.me/hjQDBL Happy #WW!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Keep in the loop for upcoming guests & archives & sign up for our email list at http://bit.ly/vm1gQ4 #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): & to you too! RT @wineandsake: @KeeperColl @brzimmerman @bldrwinemrchant great spending part of my morning w/u. Thank you! #SommChat #WW

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): .@KeeperColl Thanks for having me and thank you to everyone for joining the conversation! See you all at #Texsom #SommChat

@TEXSOM (TEXSOM): Great #SommChat @KeeperColl with @brzimmerman! Should be a great #Bordeaux panel on 8/12! Have u registered? #TEXSOM, http://www.texsom.com

@donajilira (Donaji Lira): It was Awesome! “@TEXSOM: Gr8t #SommChat @KeeperColl w/ @brzimmerman! Should be a great #Bordeaux panel 8/12! #TEXSOM,http://www.texsom.com

@scottota (Scott Ota): @brzimmerman Thank you for your time and insight, @KeeperColl thank you for another great #SommChat! #WW

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @brzimmerman @KeeperColl Thanks for a great #SommChat! Happy #WW!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – I am on the #WSET track, hopefully that’s the right fit for me – #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): @brzimmerman More than happy! Thanks for all the wisdom! #SommChat

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