Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Wine Director Jeff Porter

6/15 Wine Director Jeff Porter

@DrinkEatLove

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: A barrel full of fun! And wine! #VinoBianco #VinoRosso #Tuscany #WineWednesday #SommChat @KeeperColl https://t.co/5I0VQkFJul

Roero Consorzio @WinesofRoero: We are excited to chat with @drinkeatlove , recently the speaker at the #RealRoero seminar, today during #SommChat 12pmEST

Gourmet Delights @exceptionalfood: San Francisco's Lost Sommeliers https://t.co/O2lEBjG5MJ #SommChat #wine #wiyg #Restaurants #TToT #sommelier @vinography

Blinded By The Bite! @BlindedBite: @SommChat @Winochic @KBVino @KeeperColl @DrinkEatLove @BandBHG - awesome lineup for today's #SommChat #WineWednesday #ww #wine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Keeper Collection @SommChat #SommChat #NYC Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove E Coast #Beverage Ops Dir @BandBHG 12N ET @WineInkByTia @Sommcat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat on @KeeperColl #NYC Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove E Coast #Beverage Ops Dir @BandBHG 12N ET @CaravelleChamp @CharlesComm @Local913

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Wow #SommChat 2day w/ #NewYork #beverage Ops Dir 4 E coast Batali&Bastianich Group Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove 12N ET https://t.co/kjJH5qTBqJ

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@winecompass thanks for the RT on #SommChat and look fwd to your questions for @DrinkEatLove

Del Posto @DelPosto: Have any burning wine questions? Our wine director @DrinkEatLove will have answers today at 12 noon on #SommChat with @KeeperColl. #BBHG

What Should We Do @wswd_nyc: RT @DelPosto: Have any burning wine questions? Our wine director @DrinkEatLove will have answers today at 12 noon on #SommChat with @keeper…

Declan Connolly @Declan413 RT: @DelPosto: Have any burning wine questions? Our wine director @DrinkEatLove will have answers today at 12 noon on #SommChat with @keeper…

KeeperCollection @keepercol:l Thx @delposto - we can't wait to learn from your #wine Director Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove on #SommChat https://t.co/FP8HKL1exl

WineUva @WineUva RT @KeeperColl: Thx @delposto - we can't wait to learn from your #wine Director Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove on #SommChat https://t.co/FP8HKL…

Gourmet Delights @exceptionalfood: Every Wednesday at noon EDT join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl https://t.co/AH0WbB8I1L #wine #wiyg #foodies https://t.co/6GtJJtPmor

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/@DrinkEatLove Jeff Porter #beverage ops dir E coast 4 @BandBHG

Chef Events @Chef_Events: RT @exceptionalfood: Every Wednesday at noon EDT join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl https://t.co/AH0WbB8I1L #wine #wiyg #foodies h…

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: RT @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/@DrinkEatLove Jeff Porter #beverage ops dir E coas…

WhichWinery @WhichWinery: RT @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/@DrinkEatLove Jeff Porter #beverage ops dir E coas…

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @VinoTravels21 @KeeperColl @BandBHG Thank you so much for being here! #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @DrinkEatLove Ready for #SommChat!

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21 Hi #SommChat ! @KeeperColl @DrinkEatLove @BandBHG

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @Sassodoro @KeeperColl Great to have looking forward to any questions you may have #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We’d like 2 introduce you to #SommChat w/ Jeff Porter #beverage ops dir E coast @DrinkEatLove 4 @BandBHG #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

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

jaime smith @ridesmith: RT @KeeperColl: Wow #SommChat 2day w/ #NewYork #beverage Ops Dir 4 E coast Batali&Bastianich Group Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove 12N ET https:/…

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: As we ask Jeff Porter #beverage ops dir E coast 4 Batali&Bastianich GR @DrinkEatLove our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u don’t ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @DrinkEatLove 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let's start talking #Wine with Jeff Porter #beverage ops dir E coast @DrinkEatLove 4 @BandBHG #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl @BandBHG Howday yall! Super excited to be here #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove Who/What inspired you to enter the #wine industry? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl My parents (not collectors but drinkers) & my first chef - Chef Hans of Cafe Mozart in Austin, TX #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - how long have you worked @BandBHG & what have you done to move up @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl @BandBHG 8 yrs & being super positive, passionate & proactive #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Good morning @DrinkEatLove How did you get your start & who are your mentors? Thanks #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SandyWasserman great to see you on #SommChat and thanks for your support and questions

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @SandyWasserman Started as dishwasher and got wine each night and then got Hugh Johnson's book WINE and it changed my life...#SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @SandyWasserman My biggest mentors were the crew @CentralMarket in 1998 that decided my path in wine #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: Perfect way of showing how hard work and perseverence pay off @DrinkEatLove #SommChat https://t.co/3lXkcXqhAW

Wine Boy @winemanboy: RT @VinoTravels21: Perfect way of showing how hard work and perseverence pay off @DrinkEatLove #SommChat https://t.co/3lXkcXqhAW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat Peep: what R some #wines you suggest for beginners to taste @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl For pleasure or for study? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove for pleasure #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl I love the classics (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Nebbiolo) but I always start with what you enjoy. My first love was Zinfandel #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: What do you love most about what you do? @DrinkEatLove #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @VinoTravels21 Sharing #wine #passion & meeting all the various lovers of food & wine be it guests, somms, producers #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @VinoTravels21 great to have you here on #SommChat today and keep those questions coming #WW

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95: Hi @DrinkEatLove! Other than getting to taste great #wine, what has been your favorite part about working in this industry? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @allisonsmith95 getting to meet folks from around the world -I've made amazing friends from guests to producers b/c of #wine #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @DrinkEatLove Have you made? Any desire too? If so what & where? Thanks #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @SandyWasserman I made wine once for fun in Carneros: Hudson Vineyard Syrah... #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @SandyWasserman I made 2 tons & it was all for friends & family, taught me a ton about the entire process & I'd like to try again #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@DrinkEatLove what are ur duties as #beverage ops dir E coast 4 @BandBHG? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl @BandBHG maintain service standards, education, ensure the owners philosophy are in tact across each list & inventory #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW @StephanieMiskew: @DrinkEatLove Which Italian wine region is YOUR personal favorite? #SommChat #WineWednesday #wine @KeeperColl

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl I love Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Garganaga, Fiano & Verdicchio - lots of wine to choose from #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW @StephanieMiskew: @DrinkEatLove Love your choices - thanks for sharing:) #SommChat @KeeperColl #wine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @StephanieMiskew great to see you here on #SommChat - always appreciate your support and questions #WW

Carl Corsi @knowvino: What are type or category of wines are you currently exploring? @DrinkEatLove @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @knowvino Carl, happy #WW on #SommChat and great to have you back !

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @DrinkEatLove Any wines and or regions that are currently exciting you? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @SandyWasserman Just got back from Champagne and that has opened up more questions for me re: terroir and production #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: RT @DrinkEatLove: @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl I love Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Garganaga, Fiano & Verdicchio - lots of wine to choose from #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: One of the joys of Italy and its native grapes @DrinkEatLove @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl #SommChat

Miss Bressy @ASBressy: RT @VinoTravels21: One of the joys of Italy and its native grapes @DrinkEatLove @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Thanks. Glad to be here. #SommChat https://t.co/VxuqSm7UIk

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - do U only work with #Italian #wines or do U feature other regions on your #wine lists & if so what @drinkeatlove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Most of our restaurants only have Italian wines while @DelPosto @BabboRistorante @lasirenany have Champagne #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat https://t.co/Ve5iS4T023

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove How many #wine directors report to you & what skills do U look 4 when hiring? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl 4 WD's & I manage 3 lists w/ head somms Passion, love of hospitality, Italian wine know how & desire to educate #SommChat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95: @DrinkEatLove what was the last wine you drank/tasted? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @allisonsmith95 Graci Etna Rosso 2014 - delish! #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: RT @DrinkEatLove: @allisonsmith95 Graci Etna Rosso 2014 - delish! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: any suggestions for #Champagnes or sparkling #Italian under $50 retail @drinkeatlove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Monte Rossa Franciacorta, Ferrari Trento Metodo Classico & Gaston-Chiquet in Champagne - there are many more #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: RT @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Monte Rossa Franciacorta, Ferrari Trento Metodo Classico & Gaston-Chiquet in Champagne - there are many more…

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@FerrariTrento thought you would like this S/O from @DrinkEatLove on #SommChat https://t.co/Inh5zrvnJX

Sean Cohen @SeanrC95: @DrinkEatLove what is your favorite vintage for drinking Italian reds? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @SeanrC95 depends what region but currently Piemonte: 1998 drinking lights out & Brunello: 1999 are killer #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: RT @DrinkEatLove: @SeanrC95 depends what region but currently Piemonte: 1998 drinking lights out & Brunello: 1999 are killer #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - how do you deal w/ #wine rep that does not follow up w/promises and how often do you meet with reps @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl email/call to discuss & if it can't happen find something else I meet at least 1 supplier a week sometimes more #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #Somm @DrinkEatLove How do you manage UR work time and how many hrs do U work in an avg wk? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Currently poorly - it all depends if we are fully staffed. Right now 65 to 70 hrs/wk (not all on floor) #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat https://t.co/TnW2R9dlih

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove What is it like working in the #BigApple ? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Unreal! The ability to sell & taste historic wines is a dream. It's a lot of work but worth it all! #NYC #SommChat #BigApple

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: Do you find many customers explore the unknown grapes or gravitate to the common regions @DrinkEatLove #SommChat https://t.co/U5rUYydQdO

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @VinoTravels21 Overall most people gravitate to the classics but more & more guests are wanting to explore #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Hello I must be going. Have a great #ww #winewednesday #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @SandyWasserman Thank you for questions! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SandyWasserman have a great day - see you next time on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove How much did you change @DelPosto wine list when you took over and what was biggest change? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl @DelPosto Not too much. The list was stacked when I arrived, the challenge is finding older vintages consistently...#SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl @DelPosto I love Champagne & grew that section over the past few years #SommChat #Champagne

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Congrats to @drinkeatlove of @delposto for trending on #SommChat in first 30 mins!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove What are some of the main qualities you consider when choosing the #wines for @DelPosto? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl @DelPosto Quality 1st, needs of the list 2nd & price 3rd #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove You have worked in #Texas, #California, and #NewYork. How would you compare the #wine markets? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl The biggest difference is the amount consumed in #NewYork Guests have more options to get home...#SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl My time in #Texas was a while ago so when I go back now - the beauty is the diversity of wine lists #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: what are the main changes you have seen in the #italiian #wine mkt in the last 5 years @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl the quality has increased across all regions & the sheer number of producers coming to the #USA #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm is it hard 4 a non #NYC #Somm to get a start & what is best way to do that @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl #NYC is in need of #somms - contact restaurants you want to work at & be willing to fly here to visit & meet #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove What are some of your favorite #wine #food pairings you have tried recently? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Smoked Brisket & Chinon was a revelation #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: RT @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Smoked Brisket & Chinon was a revelation #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep : what R some per favs to eat in #NYC and some that won't break the bank on the #wine list @drinkeatlove ?

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl There are a lot so excuse me if I forget some: Robertas, @LupaOsteria @PrimeMeats Franny's....#SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: RT @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl the quality has increased across all regions & the sheer number of producers coming to the #USA #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - how do you deal with a difficult customer and how do you train UR team on this @drinkeatlove ex corked bottle ?

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Each situation is unique - we try to help all guest concerns w/o changing the core of the restaurant #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove What #wine regions do you dream about visiting? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl I really would love to visit the Loire w/ @plepeltier #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - how many yrs of exp do you require for floor #Somms & how does #Somm w/o floor exp start @DrinkEatLove ?

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Depends on the restaurant anywhere from 2 yrs to 1 yr. If you have been a server it can be an easy tranistion... #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl If you have not work the floor work the floor in any capacity. Being a somm is the ability to do all that is needed #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - happy to catch end of #SommChat - training at new job and got to take early lunch

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove What do you like to do in your personal time? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove What R some of the biggest challenges working in the #wine industry in 2016 ? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl as a buyer the massive influx of wine into the market (good problem) & the need for more employees #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what R some good qs to ask a resto #Somm to order when you are shy so you don't sound inexperienced @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl don't worry about that - it is always helpful to say what wines you like & don't like and that can guide the convo #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat https://t.co/0RCQID87Tv

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr Shy #SommChat #Somm - have you heard of any #Somm stage opps like #CHefs do and if so any in #NYC @DrinkEatLove

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: Thanks for answering so many questions today @DrinkEatLove & I hope to check out 1 of your rest. in the future @KeeperColl #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @VinoTravels21 @KeeperColl Please come on by - DM me if you come to NYC #SommChat

Vino Travels @VinoTravels21: Thank you! I get excited over checking out Italian wine lists 😀@DrinkEatLove @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - do U buy older wines from auctions or collectors and if so how do you insure that the #wine is good @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl We do and it is a risk that we take. We work with auction houses and collectors we know to help ensure quality but...#SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl If we find flawed bottles we will not serve them and eat the cost as its the price of doing business #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove what qualities do U look for in hiring #Sommeliers ? #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl Passion, service experience, Italian wine knowledge, ability to play well with others #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - when not drinking #wine what other drinks do you like @DrinkEatLove

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl I love #beer & a big fan of #negroni #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @DrinkEatLove any #Italian regions you have not visited that are on your list #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl I need to go to Abruzzo sooner than later! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Jeff Porter #beverage ops dir E coast @DrinkEatLove 4 @BandBHG & @delposto on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Great to have Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Jeff Porter @DrinkEatLove for his time on #SommChat

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl @BandBHG @DelPosto Thank you SO much for having me on. Thank you to all for the questions - come visit #NYC #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @DrinkEatLove Thanks for a great #SommChat!

pascaline lepeltier @plepeltier: RT @DrinkEatLove: @KeeperColl I really would love to visit the Loire w/ @plepeltier #SommChat

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