Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Daniel Johnnes

5/9 Wine Director Daniel Johnnes

@danieljohnnes

@tampawinewoman (Jodi Fritch): Can’t believe I am actually home for #SommChat today

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): Don’t miss #SommChat on this #WW cause we have to…@DanielJohnnes is on! #sobummed

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from #Sommelier Daniel Johnnes !

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like 2 welcome @DanielJohnnes #Wine Drctr 4 Dinex Grp-@DANIEL_E65thNYC @dbBistroNYC @BouludSud @BarBoulud & #LaPaulee founder #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @danieljohnnes 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!

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

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): Great to be here and looking forward to talking with you #SommChat

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

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): I’m IN! RT @KeeperColl Let’s start talking #wine with @DanielJohnnes #WineWednesday #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all! Happy #SommChat and for all the mothers in the studio audience: Happy Mother’s Day!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: I’m ready for #SommChat! @champagnewhit @winetheory @VinoSociety @kelljokrause @winespymag @tonyv619 ! #WW w/fellow #winelovers

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q @DanielJohnnes As #Wine Drctr 4 Dinex Grp-@DANIEL_E65thNYC @dbBistroNYC @BouludSud @BarBoulud etc-how do u mng the diff lists? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl We have great #sommeliers in place to handle the daily needs #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q @DanielJohnnes Orange #wines R on @DBGBKitchenBar’s #wine list-what’s paired best with & how do ur #Sommeliers sell that 2 guests? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl Our #Sommelier @kerrieobrien has embraced these wines and has become a major champion of this style #WW #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – How important is it for you to fully understand a new restaurant’s concept and menu before buying wine for it? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @demilove impossible to buy wine unless you know the concept, price point and style of the chef and restaurant #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @DanielJohnnes You have such talented #Somms like @RajVine, @mikemadrigale! Please tell us more about your #Sommelier Team! #SommChat #WW

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl They all have their own passions and styles and are not afraid to express and communicate this passion #WW #SommChat

@VinoVCP (VCP): @danieljohnnes How do you keep track of all the different restaurants throughout the week and how much are you on the road? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @VinoVCP I travel often but stay in touch with Avero software, twitter, email and believe it or not even by phone! #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @DanielJohnnes Joining #SommChat a bit late.

@tampawinewoman (Jodi Fritch): I always tell my wine students to watch the Somms Body Lanugage RT @danieljohnnes: @KeeperColl #WW #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @tampawinewoman a good somm has to be a good psychologist and be able to read the customer #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): So true! RT @danieljohnnes: @tampawinewoman a good somm has to be a good psychologist and be able to read the customer #SommChat

@tampawinewoman (Jodi Fritch): @danieljohnnes Fascinating way to put it! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @CaravelleChamp Agreed RT @danieljohnnes: @tampawinewoman a good somm has to be a good psychologist and able to read the customer #SommChat

@tampawinewoman (Jodi Fritch): wine is not a wine size fits all affair RT @danieljohnnes: good somm has to be good psychologist and able to read customer #SommChat

@VinoVCP (VCP): @danieljohnnes Tell us your thoughts on the 2010 #burgundy #vintage #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @VinoVCP 2010 is great for white and red. Can’t wait for it to arrive on our shores. Fresh, pure and transparent. #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): @DanielJohnnes #SommChat You are a Bourgogne fan, what are your top 3 faves and why?

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @raelinn_wine too many to list and depends on my food, who I’m with and what I’m in the mood for. My everyday fave is Beaujolais #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): @danieljohnnes Love it! Perfectly put! And Long Live Beaujolais!! Such an underrated region IMHO. #SommChat cheers!

@tampawinewoman (Jodi Fritch): Love it! RT @danieljohnnes: @raelinn_wine too many 2 list depends food who I’m with what I’m in mood for Everyday fave Beaujolais #SommChat

@mattreiser (Matt Reiser): @danieljohnnes what are the next big wine trends you are noticing? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @mattreiser great value Bordeaux. I hope to get ppl to separate the notion that there’s a world of Bdx beyond classified growths #SommChat

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo): @danieljohnnes I recently heard Antonio Galloni speak, he feels the American Somms are the new barometer in wine trends you agree?#SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @vinetimestoo @antoniogalloni absolutely! we are where it’s at!!! Listen to us and you will be fine #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): @danieljohnnes Who are your preferred burgundy producers in terms of value? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @drooln value is defined by what you get for your money and not by the price tag. So for me look for best producers…. #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @drooln …PY Colin, Lafarge, D’Angerville, Louis Michel (Chablis), Roulot, Lafon. Look for their lower appellations. Same love #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @raelinn_wine @danieljohnnes Had 1/2 bottle of ’05 Faively Nuit St Georges 1erCru Les Porets-Saint-Georges last night. Impressive! #SommChat

@VinoVCP (VCP): @danieljohnnes U R so accomplished in your career–with the Dinex Group + founding #LaPaulee–was there a defining career moment? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @VinoVCP When @danielboulud threw a lobster at me in the kitchen of Le Regence I knew we were kindred spirits #SommChat

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): #SommChat with @DanielJohnnes today. Join in!

@majesticsunn (Majestic Sunningdale): @DanielJohnnes Do you notice trends nationwide or is there a big difference between what sells in NYC and Miami? #SommChat #ww

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @majesticsunn big difference depending on the market. We sell more Cabs & South American wines in Miami. More Burgundy in NY #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): Ubifrance in the house! Salut! RT @UBIWineSpirit #SommChat with @DanielJohnnes today. Join in!

@MWCWINE (Manhattan Wine Co.): @danieljohnnes @KeeperColl What are your favorite wines to drink outside France? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @MWCWINE Riesling from Germany #SommChat

@jontabak (Jonathan Tabak): @danieljohnnes What are some up & coming wine regions that excite you? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @jontabak Im a francophile so I’ll stick with France. VDP Ardeche, Collines Rhondanienne, Roussillon, #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): Yay! RT @danieljohnnes @jontabak Im a francophile so I’ll stick with France. VDP Ardeche, Collines Rhondanienne, Roussillon, #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): cheers 2 that RT @danieljohnnes: @jontabak Im a francophile so I’ll stick w France. VDP Ardeche, Collines Rhondanienne, Roussillon #SommChat

@MagRahn (Magdalena Rahn): @DanielJohnnes What works for you to encourage customers to drink French wine? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @MagRahn showing ppl some of the best values in the world are from France. Rhone, Burg (Chablis), Languedoc, Loire #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Clarke): yes! love me some Chablis RT @danieljohnnes: showing ppl some of best values in world are from France. Rhone,Burg (Chablis),Loire #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @danieljohnnes What advice would you give to aspiring #Sommeliers and #Wine Directors? #SommChat #WineWednesday #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl To #travel and have as many experiences as possible to understand the soul of #wine #WW #SommChat

@VinoSociety (Guillermo Gómez): @KeeperColl @DanielJohnnes Joining #SommChat WAY too late #bummer

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): @danieljohnnes #SommChat Germany’s Rieslings are fantastic! How do you feel about Alsace?

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @raelinn_wine can be great such as Trimbach, Boxler, Weinbach, Ostertag, Kientzler, Mittnacht but sometimes inconsistent. #SommChat

@WineauxDLynnP (DLynn Proctor): @danieljohnnes After so many great years in the wine game, what keeps you motivated to continue excelling. #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @WineauxDLynnP not so many years. I’m very young. Every year there is a new vintage. Different and I’m always learning. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): WOW! Half way thru #SommChat so keep the Qs coming! Talk about time flying when you’re having fun! #WW #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @danieljohnnes Do you think you sell more Cab & So American wines in Miami because they pair better with Latin food? @majesticsunn #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @enjoielife maybe but I think it is a comfort level. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @DanielJohnnes La Paulée has been called the Classiest BYOB party N the World! How imp is this aspect 2 the learning experience #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl The more you taste the more you learn #WW #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): Always! RT @danieljohnnes @KeeperColl The more you taste the more you learn #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Cheers to that! RT @WineauxDLynnP: RT @danieljohnnes: The more you taste the more you learn #WW #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Bonjour @danieljohnnes ! what is your take on biodynamic wines? Organic, natural wines? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @CaravelleChamp Hi Rita. I don’t believe in dogma. I believe in good wine. The more natural the better but it also … #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @CaravelleChamp … Has to be good #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@danieljohnnes what advice do you have for someone to choose a good Burgundy for Mother’s Day? #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @MattMcGinnis Don’t be cheap. It’s your Mom!!!!!!!! #SommChat

@WineauxDLynnP (DLynn Proctor): Q: @danieljohnnes Unfair question, but your top three Burgs of all time!! #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @WineauxDLynnP Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux 1990, Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux 1990, Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux 1990 #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Top Burg ever! @WineauxDLynnP Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux 1990, Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux 1990, Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux 1990 #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @DanielJohnnes Let’s put you on the spot! What was the most exciting #wine you tasted at La Paulee this past February? #WW #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl this is nearly an impossible question 2 answer. So much extraordinary #wine… #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @DanielJohnnes Do you have any special plans for @LaPaulee 2013? #SommChat #WW

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl I hope to initiate more programs designed to cultivate #wine lovers eager to learn about #Burgundy #WW #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl Save the Date March 9, 2013 for #lapaulee in NYC! #SommChat

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo): @danieljohnnes what are your thoughts on #Italianwine? Any go to’s or undiscovered gems in #Italy? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @vinetimestoo I love Piedmont. Lesser known is North Piedmont. #SommChat

@VinoVCP (VCP): @danieljohnnes As a new #burgundy drinker, where should I begin?#SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @VinoVCP always focus on best producers . Start with Macon, Chalonnais, Chablis and small AOC’s from best in Cote d’Or #SommChat

@trouty (Jon Troutman): @danieljohnnes if you had to drink Burgundy from just one village the rest of your life, which village do you choose? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @trouty I’ll one up you on that one. I’ll choose one vineyard from one village-Musigny all day and all night #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q @DanielJohnnes Where did ur inspiration 4 Top 200 Wines: An Expert’s Guide 2 Max Enjoyment come from & any plans 4 a 2nd book? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl I am always in search of interesting, great value #wines… #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl Value is not defined by price but by quality, & the pleasure it delivers for the price. #WW #SommChat

@BistroSanMartin (Bistro San Martín): QPR rulz! RT @danieljohnnes @KeeperColl Value is not defined by price but by quality & the pleasure it delivers for the price. #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): DONE! RT @danieljohnnes: Save the Date March 9, 2013 for #lapaulee in NYC! #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): I will be there! RT @danieljohnnes: @KeeperColl Save the Date March 9, 2013 for #lapaulee in NYC! #SommChat

@WineauxDLynnP (DLynn Proctor): I am in….“@danieljohnnes: @KeeperColl Save the Date March 9, 2013 for #lapaulee in NYC! #SommChat”

@redvinman (Simon Jackson): Enjoying a pint of Peroni, sat outside a Pub in rainy England. Following #SommChat. Bottle of Roche de Bellene for later, not bad for a #WW

@drooln (Nathan Yap): @danieljohnnes what are your most recent discoveries in the way of Grower Chamapange? #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @drooln I visited Cote de Bar recently. loved Marie Courtin, Drappier, Bouchard many other family growers. Personality driven #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @DanielJohnnes What is a rule of thumb you always follow when pairing #food and #wine? #SommChat #WW #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl Always climb the ladder. Go from modest 2 better 2 great or light 2 full and never decline in breeding & class. #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @DanielJohnnes When not drinking #wines of #Burgundy, what are your go-to varieties? #SommChat #WW #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): @KeeperColl I love #Riesling and the #Rhone wines almost as much as #Burgundy #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine chat with #Sommelier Daniel Johnnes @DanielJohnnes #lapaulee #WineWednesday #SommChat

@redvinman (Simon Jackson): @danieljohnnes @KeeperColl Cheers for todays #SommChat, got to go.

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

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

@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

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @danieljohnnes Thanks for a great #SommChat! Cheers and #WW!

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): TY @danieljohnnes twas gr8 RT @KeeperColl: It was gr8 2 have Daniel join us 2day 4 #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

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

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): is there a schedule for future chats? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Each Wed. 11 AM CST Check it out here!http://bit.ly/tDl2CW RT @noblewines is there a schedule for future chats? #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): TY sorry I’ve missed out on these RT @KeeperColl: Each Wed. 11 AM CST Check it out here! http://bit.ly/tDl2CW RT #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @noblewines No worries! Click on the photos to read the archives of past guests! #WW #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @KeeperColl most sorry I missed Jason a couple of weeks ago #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @bellagiowines was great on #SommChat – see u nxt week @noblewines: @KeeperColl most sorry I missed Jason a couple of weeks ago

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

@VinoVCP (VCP): @danieljohnnes LOVED #SommChat! Had a great time @KeeperColl

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – See you all next week! Let’s all toast our mothers this Sunday! – #SommChat

@danieljohnnes (Daniel Johnnes): Thank you all and hope to see you at one of @danielboulud restaurants and again at #lapaulee 3.09.13 #SommChat

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo): Thanks @KeeperColl and @danieljohnnes for #SommChat today I’m new to the scene, learning as I go. Studying #Italy before I tackle #France #WW

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): Another great #SommChat with @danieljohnnes thanks @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Thanks as always! RT @tattoodsomm: Another great #SommChat with @danieljohnnes thanks @KeeperColl #WW

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): GREAT #SommChat! Wish we could have participated more! Santé! Et un très grand merci à @danieljohnnes

@alawine (Ken #wine): catching up on today’s #SommChat with @danieljohnnes @KeeperColl @raelinn_wine @enjoielife

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @CaravelleChamp always love having you on #SommChat – happy #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @fernandobeteta great to see you on #SommChat today – hope all is well with you and fam:) Have a great #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @vinetimestoo Thanks for joining in #SommChat on #WW – look fwd to seeing you often:)

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – I (heart) #SommChat! Fortunately I can usually sneak some tweets while I work. Hope to meet you in person one day!

@MagRahn (Magdalena Rahn): Awesome, thanks for sharing! Always interesting to see how somms work. And totally agree about #Chablis @danieljohnnes @enjoielife #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @MagRahn enjoyed having you on #SommChat today – look fwd to future times

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn Doty): Big thanks to @KeeperColl for an always great #SommChat! Thanks!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @raelinn_wine And thanks to you for joining in on #SommChat- enjoy your questions and comments – to your #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): You ask for it – you get it! Archive of @RN74 on #SommChat posted to http://bit.ly/vm1gQ4 Have a great #WW

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): Also thanks to @KeeperColl for hosting #SommChat. We hope to join you again sometime soon. Santé!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): HOPE SO TOO!! RT @UBIWineSpirit: Also thanks to @KeeperColl for hosting #SommChat. We hope to join you again sometime soon. Santé!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): #winechat RT @JeremySeysses: RT @KeeperColl: Mark ur calendar! #SommChat Wed 5.16 at 11 AM CST #Burgundy #Winemaker #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @tampawinewoman @caravellechamp @wineauxdlynnp @sassodoro @vinovcp @drooln < Enjoying (belatedly) your #SommChat tweets from this morning

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): Blowin my mind! RT @KeeperColl Mark ur calendar! #SommChat Wed 5.16 at 11 AM CST #Burgundy #Winemaker @JeremySeysses will be our guest!!

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