Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Jack Mason

6/10 Master Sommelier Jack Mason

@martamanhattan

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan Join our wine director and newly minted #mastersommelier Jack Mason for a #SommChat at 12 pm EST to discuss all things #wine!

USHG _@USHGNYC Tune in at #SommChat at Noon today and get your questions ready for @martamanhattan Wine Director & Master Sommelier Jack Mason! @sommchat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Master #Sommelier & #Wine Dir. Jack Mason @martamanhattan on #SommChat 12 N ET @drunken_somm @winochic @hvwinegoddess @sassodoro @mweb

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @martamanhattan @drunken_somm @Winochic @hvwinegoddess @mweb Happy #SommChat #WW!

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin Would not be Wednesday w/out #WW wishes to @KeeperColl! #TheKeeper (You need your own hash tag)! #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin .@KeeperColl @WineWiseGuy @SommChat @martamanhattan "Leave the gun...get to #SommChat!"

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @WineWiseGuy @martamanhattan Anthony...she made you an offer you can't refuse...don't sleep w the fishes... ;-) #WineMafia

@KeeperColl .@WineWiseGuy @AdamPlotkin makes a very good point here for you and @Sommchat today :)

Keepr Collection @KeeperColl Hope U R ready to talk w/ Master #Sommelier & #Wine Director Jack Mason @MartaManhattan on #wine on #SommChat today at 11 AM CST, 12 N ET!

Christopher Miller @noblewines first time in months I have small moment for #SommChat today @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Finally, we have missed you on #SommChat

Master #Sommelier & #Wine Dir. Jack Mason @martamanhattan on #SommChat 12 N ET @DomaineSelect @bergeronpaul @Eno_DC @VinoCapisco @hkremer

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl

ENO DC @Eno_DC @KeeperColl We're looking forward to it! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Eno_DC so glad you can join in and look forward to your questions on #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @Eno_DC @KeeperColl - Good morning Eno DC! A colleague in my study group just started as the sommelier in our Chicago Eno! - #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan Just a few mins. until our #SommChat w/ our wine director & Master #Sommelier Jack Mason. Hope you can join us!

Gourmet Delights _@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon EDT join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter-food-chats.html #wine #wiyg #foodies

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm Master #Sommelier & #Wine Director Jack Mason @Martamanhattan #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier Jack Mason @Martamanhattan who will talk #wines on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Jack Mason @Martamanhattan 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy Not a Somm but hope I can join the festivities. Is there a secret password I should use? #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @sonomawineguy so glad you can join in on #SommChat today - best password is #lovewine look forward to your question

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy @KeeperColl Thanks. Will check out the flow and jump in. First time I've had the free time. #SommChat #ww

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl As we ask Jack Mason @ Martamanhattan our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @Martamanhattan 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wine with Master #Sommelier Jack Mason @Martamanhattan #WW #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @Martamanhattan Welcome to #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @martamanhattan Ready for #SommChat!

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan Jack Mason here! Very excited to get started w/ #SommChat.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @martamanhattan Who/What inspired you to become a Master #Sommelier and when did you begin the journey? #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @martamanhattan Jack what was your path to @martamanhattan #SommChat?

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@VintageTexas @KeeperColl Grew up in TX, went to CIA/Cornell, worked @PappasBros in Houston, moved to NY, worked w/ @AltamareaGroup.

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan Greg Harrington @gramercycellars encouraged me to continue w/ exam process & take my Cert Exam while I was a student at Cornell. #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani _@PrimlaniKitchen Gramercy Cellar wines r Beautiful. ..#SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning Jack @martamanhattan Where did you get your start in the wine industry and who are your mentors? Thanks #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@SandyWasserman S. Mutkoski, G. Harrington @gramercycellars, @drewhendricksms, @vinjohnragan & the wonderful somms in TX! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @demilove great to have you on #SommChat today and look foward to hearing your #wine questions for @martamanhattan

Christopher Miller _@noblewines noted @martamanhattan is pouring some fine #champagne by glass at reasonable prices tough on COGS but good for customers #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @martamanhattan also love seeing wine lists (programs) that are N-S regionally #SommChat helps the staff & consumers understand #wine better

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@noblewines Thanks! Love to share my passion for great #champagne and make it fun and accessible. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@noblewines love when a resto like @martamanhattan gives us #Champagne at good price! #SommChat

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy @KeeperColl Reaaonably priced wines on a restaurant wine list are a win win for all. @noblewines @martamanhattan #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @sonomawineguy not according to most #hamptons #wine "directors" #SommChat @martamanhattan

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy @noblewines Enough said. #Hamptons aren't for normal folk. Snobby rest. do deserve to make $ on wine than wineries, NOT @martamanhattan

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy @noblewines Shouldn't they be known as Wine "Dictators"? #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @sonomawineguy hopefully you mean do NOT deserve

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy @noblewines Sarcasm doesn't come through well in 140 characters. #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @noblewines @martamanhattan @KeeperColl #SommChat The Marta list flows w/place! Italy can be a complicated wine landscape. #PlaceMakesItEasy

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - How closely together do you work with your chef? Could you two change positions in an emergency? - #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@demilove @KeeperColl We work very closely tasting Champagne at the end of the night @NickAnderer. #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@demilove @KeeperColl I wish I were that talented in the kitchen to be able to switch positions in an emergency! @NickAnderer #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewine Still #lovewine after all these years. Thanks @KeeperColl for giving up the secret password to #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @martamanhattan I've been in restaurants with #Italian #Winelists. Many you need to be a SM to interpret. Yours seen to flow. #SommChat

CloLafarge _@CloLafarge Hello Jack @martamanhattan, how did you get the passion for #wine? #SommChat

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy What is the 1 wine that you can still taste in your mind's palate? Where were you? @martamanhattan #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q. Jack @martamanhattan Have you made wine? Any desire to? If so where & what? Thanks #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@SandyWasserman I have not, but would love to get my hands dirty! #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @martamanhattan I've been in restaurants with #Italian #Winelists. Many you need to be a SM to interpret. Yours seen to flow. #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@VintageTexas Thank you so much! #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines RT @sonomawineguy: What is the 1 wine that you can still taste in your mind's palate? Where were you? @martamanhattan #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@sonomawineguy My first taste of '02 Ramonet Montrachet when I was a #sommelier @PappasBros #SommChat

CloLafarge _@CloLafarge Hello Jack @martamanhattan, how did you get the passion for #wine? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@CloLafarge I was bit by the #wine bug when I was taking my intro wine course @CIACulinary with Steven Kolpan. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @martamanhattan What was it like going thru the process of becoming a Master #Sommelier? What were some challenges you faced? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl Becoming a MS is a long process lined w/ small victories along the way. Each exam is a stepping stone to the next. #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl The biggest challenge I faced along my journey was dealing w/ anxiety w/ Master #Sommelier tasting exam! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @martamanhattan @KeeperColl - My block, as most #SommChat -ers know, is the Service part - any pointers you can share?

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@demilove Just think of it as another night on the floor. It's your 'house' own it! #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @martamanhattan @KeeperColl #SommChat Isn't #VERDICCHIO one of the most underrated wine grape varieties? #ItalianWines

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @VintageTexas gets my vote as one especially with cellar age. 10 year old #verdicchio is a treat all #winos should get #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: How much do you get to travel to #wine regions to learn about wine?

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl usually 1-2 wks a year. It's great to study a region and then be able to experience it first hand. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. fr #SommChat peep: @martamanhattan Do U go2 tastings other than #Italian #wine 2 maintain your knowledge? Where do you do these tastings?

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl I try & keep my world wine view fresh. Just bc I'm not selling them doesn't mean the world isn't drinking them! #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q Jack @martamanhattan Any wines or regions that currently excite you than others? Any wines trends you see coming? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@SandyWasserman #etna The wines are incredible values and I am seeing and of them #SommChat

Elisa Scavino _@paoloscavino .@martamanhattan @KeeperColl sun is shining in Piedmont!Thank u!So happy 4 your gr8 achievement__& I look forward to b back @martamanhattan!

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan @paoloscavino @KeeperColl Hi! Hope you are well! #SommChat

Elisa Scavino _@paoloscavino @KeeperColl @martamanhattan hello Jack!!! Buongiorno all! #SommChat

@paoloscavino sun is shining N Piedmont,TU! So happy 4 UR gr8 achievement& lk fwd 2B back @martamanhattan! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@martamanhattan As 1of only 140 Master #Sommeliers in North #America, U R N elite group. What duties will U have @mastersommUS ? #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl sorry 147 #Sommeliers #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl @mastersommUS I'm blessed w/ the ability to share the knowledge I have gleaned w/ others in @MasterSommUS exams! #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga agois #champagne on tap @KeeperColl @altamareagroup @pappasbros @vintagetexas jack mason #SommChat any new 1s different 1s

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @ormiga and #Italian @martamanhattan #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@ormiga I am really enjoying the wines from Rene Geoffroy! #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga hm hm @martamanhattan send #wine of rene geoffoy=will stamp MY seal of approval #SommChat

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy Are there too many producers? Every time I walk into a wine shop I see dozens of new brands. How do you keep up? @martamanhattan #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@sonomawineguy To keep up I am constantly tasting with Reps and see what they have that is new and exciting #SommChat

Christopher Miller @_@noblewines @martamanhattan played on all sides #wine equation & find many buyers pass up many opps 2 taste due to fear of sales reps #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin Greetings, #SommChat 'sters!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl always great to have you on #SommChat @adamplotkin

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @martamanhattan From UR #winelist what do you find to be the most food friendly #ItalianWines? 2whites, 2reds? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@VintageTexas Nossing Kerner, Benanti Pietramarina, Bonnacorsi Etna Rosso, I Vigneri 'Aetnus' Etna Rosso #SommChat

SevenFifty HQ _@SevenFiftyHQ . @martamanhattan what was your inspiration for adding some many great Champagnes on the BTG list? #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @SevenFiftyHQ @martamanhattan also why such a large bottle list for #champagne Impressive considering the Italian focus #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@noblewines I love to share my passion about the region and highlight its diversity. Also, Italians drink a lot of #champagne #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@SevenFiftyHQ With lots of different pizzas, we need lots of great #champagnes #SommChat

SevenFifty HQ _@SevenFiftyHQ @martamanhattan All we can say is, we're very happy about it! #SommChat

SevenFifty HQ _@SevenFiftyHQ @noblewines @martamanhattan Absolutely- just a killer list all around. #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@SevenFiftyHQ @noblewines Thank you so much!

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @martamanhattan @KeeperColl #SommChat How is today's LAMBRUSCO unlike my father's Lambrusco? He talked it a lot!

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@VintageTexas There are varieties of the grape/wine we call Lambrusco! Most common is Grasparossa = Sweet, Sorbara = dry #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas #SommChat Good need to know #Italian #winefacts Thx to @martamanhattan:

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy @VintageTexas @martamanhattan @KeeperColl I always wanted to drive a Lambrusco. Very fast and ... Oh wait, wrong chat, sorry #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas Don't they tend to breakdown a lot? #SommChat

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink @KeeperColl @martamanhattan @dalluva @WineandFilmLady @TheWinedUp happy #SommChat #winewednesday to all! Cheers! #ww

CloLafarge @ _@CloLafargeDid you initially create the wine list @martamanhattan ? And what are your objectives for the wine list going forward ? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan @CloLafarge I opened @martamanhattan as the #wine director. My goal is to continually find new, small producers & wine with age #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @martamanhattan do you have trouble getting highly allocated #Italian #wine or does #NYC get high allocations?

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl As a new restaurant we are starting to be able to procure some of the allocated bottlings #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl NY definitely sees Italian wine than most of the country #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @martamanhattan What are your main responsibilities for being the #wine director for Marta restaurants in #NewYork ? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl Maintaining & procuring 4 the wine & reserve list, educating & empowering the somm team & staff, & working the floor. #SommChat

Jim Morris _@sonomawineguy @martamanhattan What influence if any do wine critic scores have on what you try/recommend? Who do you follow? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@sonomawineguy I prefer to taste wines and form my own honest opinon without other influences #SommChat

Elisa Scavino _@paoloscavino .@martamanhattan @KeeperColl this was such a treat!Lately which r t most exciting Barolo&barbar old vint4u? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@paoloscavino Loving the elegance of '64s and the structure of '67s! Both drinking extremely well right now #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas Gotta run 2mtg Really Gr8 #SommChat-ting w/ @martamanhattan today. Via #ItalianWine y mas! Thx to @KeeperColl too for facilitating! #TxWine

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@VintageTexas thanks for joining in on #SommChat today with @martamanhattan

Russ Kane_@VintageTexas You bet. See you @TEXSOM! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @martamanhattan What R some of your favorite parts about the job as #wine director? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan @KeeperColl I love seeing people genuinely enjoy wines from our list & get excited about new additions. Fun to fuel #martaholics. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @martamanhattan What qualities do u take in consideration when u select #wine staff for Marta #restaurant? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl Number one, I am looking for eager, positive, personable 51%ers. @ushgnyc @dhmeyer @vinjohnragan #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @martamanhattan Jack, What do you like to do in your personal time? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan @KeeperColl I love to cook & host ppl over for meals! Sharing my passion for food, #wine & service w/ others makes my heart glad. #SommChat

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp @martamanhattan Hi Jack! aka the #champagne Champion! Do u train/educate your team on an amazing Champagne/pizza pairing? #SommChat

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@CaravelleChamp Whenever we bring on new #champagne to the list we love to talk about the menu items that it will pair well with #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Master #Sommelier & #Wine Director Jack Mason @Martamanhattan #SommChat @USHGNYC

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have Master #Sommelier Jack Mason @Martamanhattan join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Jack Mason @ Martamanhattan for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover @USHGNYC another @dhmeyer resto

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @Martamanhattan Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Linda Adams @lwa235@KeeperColl sorry I missed you. Happy #WW to you!!!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @iwa235 we missed you too! #SommChat - hope to see you here soon!

Fabien Lainé _@fabienlaine @KeeperColl Could not make #SommChat today just back from Portugal and have to prep #Vinexpo

Marta Manhattan _@martamanhattan .@KeeperColl Thank you so much for having me! I hope you are able to make it in for a glass and a slice next time you are in town #SommChat

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