Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Rick Bakas

6/22 Sommelier Rick Bakas

@RickBakas

See what you missed at #SommChat on 6/22 as we chatted with Sommelier Rick Bakas of Bakas Media. Don’t forget to Like Rick on Facebook, too!

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

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

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@RickBakas It’s a real treat to have him join us! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If you’re joining us for #SommChat, pls give a shout out to @RickBakas so he 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 @RickBakas our Qs, you’re welcome to ask him your Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@tampawinewoman (tampawinewoman): excited to be participating in #SommChat today

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): But don’t forget, you gotta tweet using #SommChat to chat with us! Let’s start talking #wine! #winewednesday

@tampawinewoman (tampawinewoman): hello @RickBakas #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Friends- if u see me tweeting things that start with “A.2″ that means I’m answering the 2nd question (Q.2) of #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q1. @RickBakas If u had to choose one #wine variety that’s versatile enough to pair across all foods, what would u choose & why? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A1. Riesling is a wine that is more food friendly & versatile than people realize. That’s what I’d go with #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): Agree! RT @RickBakas: A1. Riesling is a wine that is more food friendly & versatile than people realize. That’s what I’d go with #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A1. #Riesling is such a wine geek wine. Don’t know if there’s just ONE wine, but that one is a solid option. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A1. That leads to another question which is can white wine go with foods that are normally “red wine” foods? #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): .@keepercoll i believe Pinot noir is very versatile. From meat, to poultry, to fish #SommChat a1

@RichardsLJ (Lauren Richards): Haven’t tried whites in unexpected ways, but always have pinot noir at Thanskgiving & it’s perfect. #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): HOLA from Miami @RickBakas #SommChat #summerofriesling

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @wolfeswines Cheers, mate Welcome to #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Who’s at their first #SommChat today? Welcome!

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): off from the day job today and tomorrow. expect more ‘live’ tweets ’bout to join #SommChat

@VinoCapisco (Countess Rose Perry): Good Morning everyone #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): Happy #Winewednesday and looking forward to #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Is @drewhendricksms here for #SommChat?

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): .@RickBakas @keepercoll #SommChat I am now!

@crushdwines (Crushd): super excited to get our early afternoon #wine chat on with @rickbakas #SommChat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Hutchison): Good morning @VinoCaPisco. Thanks @keepercoll for hosting, as always! #SommChat

@1queenofspoons (Susan Gayle): In for a little #SommChat before I have to run to appt. @RickBakas @KeeperColl

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @RickBakas What is balance in a #wine to you? Via @WolfesWines #WineWednesday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @keepercoll @WolfesWines Balance in wine = sugar+acid (& oak) working in concert so the grape shows typicity #SommChat

@VinoCapisco (Countess Rose Perry): #SommChat Curious as to who pairs Barolo instead of the usual Zinfandel for BBQ?

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @VinoCaPisco Barolo sounds like a solid option for BBQ. It doesn’t have to be just about Zin. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @RickBakas @vinocapisco why not a tempranillo too. i’ll even go merlot if it’s spicy bbq #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): Texas Tempranillo rocks TX BBQ. RT @RichardsLJ: @1337wine @RickBakas @vinocapisco #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @denisefraser agreed. Had some great Tempranillo when I was in Houston this spring. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @denisefraser @richardslj @rickbakas @vinocapisco absolutely had @FallCreekWines 2009 a couple weeks ago. it was great! #SommChat

@esmergonzalez (Esmeralda): @DeniseFraser what Texas tempranillo do you like? #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): So many! Inwood, Fall Creek, Lone Oak, Red Caboose, Alamosa, Perissos RT @esmergonzalez: @DeniseFraser what TX tempranillos? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Good one RT @1337wine: @RickBakas @vinocapisco why not a tempranillo too. ill even go merlot if its spicy bbq #SommChat

@VinoCapisco (Countess Rose Perry): RT @1337wine: @RickBakas @vinocapisco tempranillo too. i’ll even go merlot if it’s spicy bbq #SommChat *Like it! But I’m on a Italian kick*

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @VinoCaPisco because of price I can’t see Barolo instead of Zinfandel for BBQ #SommChat.

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @mmWine Langhe Nebbiolo then for the value side of Piedmont instead of Zin #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @mmWine @vinocapisco good point #SommChat

@RichardsLJ (Lauren Richards): @1337wine @RickBakas @vinocapisco I’ve had a tempranillo with BBQ. I’ve had Malbec too, but I’ll drink Malbec w/ anything #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @RichardsLJ @rickbakas @vinocapisco malbec another good choice. #SommChat

@Marketview (Tom VanGorder): @RickBakas Rick, recently changed ur pic. Risky to do this at all being that it is essentially your logo? Was asked that yesterday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MarketView Chaning your pic is okay to do as long as you use the same pic across your entire social graph. #SommChat

@Marketview (Tom VanGorder): @RickBakas Makes sense. Thanks very much, have wanted to get that answer from someone who knows branding etc. #SommChat

@esmergonzalez (Esmeralda): Good morning! Here for #SommChat Might b a little tricky on my phone. Wifi in this hotel not do good!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Now that’s #SommChat dedication!! RT @esmergonzalez: Good morning! Here for #SommChat Might b a little tricky on my phone. #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @RickBakas excited to join for #SommChat. How do you feel about the recent debate that “petrol” in young Riesling is an undesirable aroma?

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MDSmitty2488 I’m such a slut for #Riesling and that petrol thing is something I love. It gets me feeling frisky every time. #SommChat

@jaydenrosewine (Jayden Rose Wine): HA! Me too! @MDSmitty2488 I’m such a slut for #Riesling and that petrol thing is something I love. #SommChat

@crushdwines (Crushd): TimeWarner doing construction on our block in #NYC but hanging by thread for @rickbakas #SommChat

@StemGrip (StemGrip): @RickBakas What do you personally do to preserve unfinished bottles of wine? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @StemGrip Funny thing is we rarely have unfinished bottles But I don’t preserve them, they end up as “cooking” wine. #SommChat

@StemGrip (StemGrip): @RickBakas Yeah, I have that problem too! Do you have a home vinegar jug going for specific left over wine as well? #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @RickBakas @stemgrip personally and professionally use vacuvin. add putting in a fridge to slow air molecules to preserve #SommChat

@Hedonia (Sean Timberlake): @rickbakas Ever make vinegar with the leftovers? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @Hedonia Here’s a post I did: 3 Ways to Use Leftover Wine –http://bit.ly/gCGSqS #SommChat Making vinegar is a good one

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @RickBakas @StemGrip I use a Vacuvin to pump wines for 2nd day. Many cooks freeze unused wine as icecubes and use to cook #SommChat

@Marketview (Tom VanGorder): RT @mmWine: I use aVacuvin to pump wines for 2nd day. Many cooks freeze unused wine as icecubes and use to cook #SommChat – Awesome tip.

@jaydenrosewine (Jayden Rose Wine): Awesome tip! RT @Marketview: RT @mmWine: Many cooks freeze unused wine as icecubes and use to cook #SommChat

@RichardsLJ (Lauren Richards): I freeze wine a lot for cooking, but making vinegar seems sooo hard. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @BostonSommelier – What did you toast with when the Bruins won the Cup? #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): Different things: started w @WestportRivers Brut RT @demilove: @BostonSommelier What did you toast w when the Bruins won the Cup? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @RickBakas Do you have to be a real professional #foodie or #sommelier to really “get” #food & #wine pairings? via @DemiLove #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @keepercoll Wine+Food is a personal thing. I don’t think u have to be a foodie or somm to get it. Wine+Food are about people. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): For you @demilove! RT @RickBakas: Wine+Food is a personal thing. u dont have to be foodie or somm to get it. Wine+Food are abt ppl #SommChat

@Hedonia (Sean Timberlake): Few foods are strictly one way or another. e.g., Chilled, thinly sliced seared steak on a salad goes great with crisp whites #SommChat

@jaydenrosewine (Jayden Rose Wine): @keepercoll Think its a good to know the basics. But everyone’s palette is different. Best advice is to be creative & adventurous! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken): time for > #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @RickBakas What wines do you crave? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MDSmitty2488 Wines I crave = #Champagne & #Riesling #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MDSmitty2488 Also, anything from Chateau Musar in Lebanon. #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Great wine peeps drink a like RT @rickbakas: @MDSmitty2488 Wines I crave = #Champagne & #Riesling #SommChat

@Marketview (Tom VanGorder): @RickBakas Beginning of ur career did u ever think that youd get to where u are or wonder if all the time spent would be worth it? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MarketView Good question. I didn’t know this is where I’d be when I began my career. #SommChat

@foothillwino (Greg Baiocchi): @RickBakas #wine #alcohol #SommChathttp://t.co/Xy6t4kR my latest #blogpost

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q2. @RickBakas We know #Sommeliers know a lot abt #wine but how important is it for them to understand #food & wine pairing? #WW #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A2. It’s very important. We need to understand how the palate works so your taste buds are happy. #SommChat #WW

@Hedonia (Sean Timberlake): Cuz I’m a cheapskate, what countries/regions do you think the best value wines are coming from these days? #SommChat

@RichardsLJ (Lauren Richards): @Hedonia I am drinking a lot of great stuff out of Spain and Argentina, but you can find great value wines from everywhere. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @Hedonia Hard not to look at Chile for value. Of course Spain, but keep an eye out for Australia who’ll make a come back. #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @RickBakas I’m not sure where Australia will fall. Quality drops recently, overproduction, overpriced. #winelake #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @mmWine I’d have to disagree w/ you on the quality drops in Australia. The quality is there, but it doesn’t make it to the states. #SommChat

@Hedonia (Sean Timberlake): @rickbakas When I was in Aus in 2006, I was amazed at the wines I had there, totally unavailable here. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @Hedonia yeah, especially Hunter Valley Semillon. Can’t find a one here in SF. #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @hedonia @rickbakas i agree-every wine producing country has stellar wine that never gets exported, from France to Italy to the US #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): @RickBakas @Hedonia That’s shocking HV Sem is n/a in SF area. hope that gets rectified it’s lovely wine #SommChat

@Marketview (Tom VanGorder): @mmWine @RickBakas As a large retailer we have seen Australian wine sales drop significantly over the last several years here. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MarketView @mmWine Importers & Distributors don’t want to work, they just want to take orders which is why they’re on Spain. #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @rickbakas @MarketView or they’re focused on areas offering good wine at good prices? Clearly we differ on this! #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MarketView @mmWine Importers & distributors would actually have to work to sell Aussie wines. So they don’t bother carrying them. #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @marketview @RickBakas Scores aside it’s just the availability of good, well priced wine that makes Australia less enticing lately #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @RickBakas @Marketview @mmWine young in OZ @someyoungpunks, Bindi @Teusnerwine & others focusing on a sense of place & balance #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @Hedonia Surprisingly good Pinot Noirs coming from Chile. Vines are getting age on them, and are on the 45th parallel. #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): Love Chilean Pinot RT @RickBakas Good Pinot Noirs from Chile. Vines are getting age on them, and are on the 45th parallel. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @Hedonia of course south america. portugal another place to look. spain too. depending on the region italy has some hidden gems #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @Hedonia great value from Chile and Argentina for wine. However, bargains can be had anywhere, really #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): @Hedonia Chile, S. france, S. Italy, Austria, Spanish Garnachas & Cavas, #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Good call on QPR’s from Italy, especially southern Italy. Good values coming from there. #SommChat

@Hedonia (Sean Timberlake): @1337wine @_terroirism_ @bostonSommelier Def agree on Southern Italy. So happy the land of my ancestors is coming into its own. #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @hedonia @1337wine @_terroirism_ @bostonSommelier A fav So. Ital red – I love Negro Amaro from Puglia! LOVE! #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): ditto! RT @mmWine: @hedonia @1337wine @_terroirism_ @bostonSommelier A fav So. Ital red – I love Negro Amaro from Puglia! LOVE! #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @mmWine @Hedonia A country NOT producing QPR wines is Canada. Just sayin’ Good wines, but not cheap. #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): @mmWine I’ll add Canada to that list @hedonia @rickbakas #SommChat It’s a young industry but getting better each year

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q3. @RickBakas How do u feel abt using region to region pairing as a guide? Is it best to pair French #food w/ French #wine? #WW #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A3. @keepercoll It’s a good place to start. My Pairing Local video series explores this idea of regional wine+food pairing. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A3. Here’s some vids that explore localized wine+food pairings – http://bit.ly/jniYyi #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A3. When I do wine+food pairings, I usually use the country and region as a starting place, then go from there for ingredients. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @keepercoll @rickbakas it’s an easy pairing. food & wine intimately related in many of the european countries. #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): RT @RickBakas: A3. When I do wine+food pairings, I usually use country & region as a starting place #SommChat

@Hedonia (Sean Timberlake): @rickbakas What grows together goes together, eh? #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): yes. the trick is finding the uncommon pairings. “@Hedonia: @rickbakas What grows together goes together, eh? #SommChat”

@girlgoeswest (Kim Lancashire): Love that…can I steal that saying? Lol RT @Hedonia: @rickbakas What grows together goes together, eh? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @drewhendricksms Basically, what you’ve missed so far is I’ve admitted being a slut for Champagne & Riesling #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @keepercoll @RickBakas HI! I’m coming in late to #SommChat and trying to catch up.

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @Sassodoro No worries. Welcome to #SommChat Good to see you here among friends

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q4. @RickBakas In matching your $30 #wine & #food pairings, which do you usually choose first-the wine or the food? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A4. @keepercoll Both. Just depends on when inspiration strikes. #SommChat

@JFTxWine (James Freeman): @RickBakas Do you think QPR is important to the overall growth of a wine growing region? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @JFTxWine It’s good when a wine region has a good range of prices for all budgets, & that quality is there at all levels. #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @rickbakas How important is social media to your job? Do your efforts online translate into real world activities? #SommChat #WW

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @mattmcginnis Social Media IS my job. My business is a SM consultancy. I’m more of a tech geek than wine geek which is saying alot #SommChat

@crushdwines (Crushd): @rickbakas do you think the incumbent PR big-boys have adjusted with the shift toward social media or are they becoming extinct? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @crushdwines They are shellshocked & have no idea what to do. Over time they’ll have to innovate or die off. #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @keepercoll Glad to be here. #SommChat is always informative with brilliant wine pros like @rickbakas

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q5. @RickBakas What’s the primary origin of ur recipes-do u #cook the recipes yourself to determine pairings? #wine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A5. @keepercoll The recipes comes from all over, but they’re all modified by my father inlaw, me or myself. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@RickBakas Do you think it is important for someone to have #cooking knowledge in order to pair #wine well? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @keepercoll It helps to have basic cooking knowledge or understanding of sweet, sour, bitter, salt when pairing adult beverages. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Pairing food w/ drinks comes down to how ur palate detects sweet, sour, bitter, salt + umami. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): exactly “@RickBakas: Pairing food w/ drinks comes down to how ur palate detects sweet, sour, bitter, salt + umami. #SommChat”

@phandke (Phil Handke): Agreed! RT @RickBakas: Pairing food w/ drinks comes down to how ur palate detects sweet, sour, bitter, salt + umami. #SommChat

@troutmonster (Jon Troutman): Don’t forget “Kokumi”! http://t.co/THyJgCQ RT @RickBakas: Pairing food comes down to sweet, sour, bitter, salt + umami. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Hey #SommChat tweeps, take a moment to visit my FB page to keep connected –> http://facebook.com/sommrickbakas

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q6. @RickBakas How would u recommend some1 approach a #sommelier if they disagree w/ his/her #wine pairing rec @ a restaurant? #WW #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A6. @keepercoll Somms are there for you to enjoy your meal. They aren’t there to be “right”. No prob to disagree w/ them #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @RickBakas @keepercoll exactly. they’ll have alternate pairings&be open to new ones. #allaboutlearning #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q7. @RickBakas Can you share the most surprising #food & #wine pairing you’ve experienced? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A7. @keepercoll Surprising pairing = Filet w/ Dijon Sauce - http://su.pr/2WXTYS Paired it w/ a white wine from Lebanon. #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Love this q RT @keepercoll Q7 @RickBakas Can u share the most surprising #food & #wine pairing you’ve experienced? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @keepercoll my fav surprise food/wine pairing: Halibut & Salmon with Negro Amaro – @Terrysimpson caught fish, @dolcedebbie made it #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): I’m not familiar w Nego Amaro? RT @mmWine: @keepercoll my fav surprise food/wine pairing: Halibut & Salmon with Negro Amaro #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @denisefraser Negro Amaro is a red wine, found in Puglia, Italy. Good cherry, not overly tannic or acidic. Flexible, avg $10-25 #SommChat

@crushdwines (Crushd): @RickBakas boiled crawfish and German auslese Riesling has worked in the past #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @rickbakas Any tips for wine newbies in ordering wine with a sommelier? #SommChat #WW

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @mattmcginnis No matter what exp level, somms are there to be your guide. Ultimately u will be drinking the wine so it’s ur choice #SommChat

@mmwine (Matthew S Horbund): @mattmcginnis let the Somm know what you’re eating, and wines that you may have enjoyed in the past. Should be a fun experience #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @MattMcGinnis as the others said, they’re ur guide. somms love newbies. chance for discovery! #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): I have a question for all of you on #SommChat – who’s ready for a glass of wine? It’s 10am here

@cnbruni (cnbruni): @RickBakas I’m ready…however I’m only pretending do have one since I’m at work. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): LOL! almost grabbed 1 “@RickBakas: I have a question for all of you on #SommChat – who’s ready for a glass of wine? It’s 10am here ”

@Michael_Ludwig (Michael Ludwig): @RickBakas I will take a glass of the @penfolds in your profile picture. Got anymore? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @Michael_Ludwig ooooh man, that Block 42 from @PenfoldsRed was ethereal. #SommChat

@PenfoldsRed (Penfolds): RT @RickBakas: @Michael_Ludwig ooooh man, that Block 42 from @PenfoldsRed was ethereal. #SommChat

@girlgoeswest (Kim Lancashire): Me! Rose w/ berries & yogurt! RT @RickBakas: I have a ? for all of you on #SommChat – who’s ready for a glass of wine? It’s 10am here

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): having a good time in #SommChat meeting & following some new peeps

@phandke (Phil Handke): Couldn’t agree more. Looking forward to your tweets Mark RT @1337wine: having a good time in #SommChat meeting & following some new peeps

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): And it’s noon here! RT @rickbakas: I have a question for all of you on #SommChat – who’s ready for a glass of wine? It’s 10am here

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Definitely! But it IS lunch time here RT @RickBakas: I have a Q for #SommChat – whos ready for a glass of #wine? Its 10am here #SommChat

@VinoCapisco (Countess Rose Perry): RT @RickBakas: I have a question for all of you on #SommChat – who’s ready for a glass of wine? ->I’m tasting wine for #SIPWATCHTWEET™

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): great stuff w/ @rickbakas on #SommChat – so many more questions to ask Rick – will have to have Rick come back soon – shout out

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks to everyone for joining us for #SommChat! I hope you enjoyed learning about wine and food from @RickBakas @BakasMedia

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Great Somm Chat today! RT @keepercoll: great stuff w/ @rickbakas on #SommChat – so many more questions to ask Rick – will have to have Ri..

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

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): A big fat THANK YOU to @keepercoll for organizing #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): And to you too! RT @RickBakas: A big fat THANK YOU to @keepercoll for organizing #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): SPECIAL EDITION #SommChat this Friday 6/24 at 1:15 pm CST w/ star German winemakers- Follow us & check http://on.fb.me/m8LLeP to learn more!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Anytime! We LOVE to chat #wine! RT @RickBakas: A big fat THANK YOU to @keepercoll for organizing #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @RickBakas @keepercoll Thanks for a great #SommChat!

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Holla! #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): @RickBakas holla back! #SommChat

@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!

@cnbruni (cnbruni): I need to just quit my job, get my somm license & move to Napa. I LOVE WINE….and wine loves me! #SommChat

@troutmonster (Jon Troutman): @RickBakas LOL amazing! #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Pls visit rickbakas.com for more wine+food pairing mojo Have a great day, friends! #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): Nice to participate with you all in #SommChat – must dash and prep for a meeting!

@alawine (Ken): Rockin’ the #SommChat @mmWine @i_on_food_drink @MattMcGinnis @drewhendricksms @Hedonia @VinoCaPisco @tampawinewoman @keepercoll @Sassodoro

@Marketview (Tom VanGorder): @RickBakas Thxs so much for taking time out to answer all of our Q’s. #SommChat – Exhausted just watching all the questions come in.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@RickBakas Do you have any favorite #foods to pair with #sake? #Beer? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): .@keepercoll For Sake = Miso, Birch, Sake marinated Black Cod – http://su.pr/1ZXbgM #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): sounds delish THX RT @RickBakas: .@keepercoll For Sake = Miso, Birch, Sake marinated Black Cod – http://su.pr/1ZXbgM #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco): ok, all. on to other stuff including getting ready to record more video reviews. planning on doing 5-7 reviews. #SommChat

@tampawinewoman (tampawinewoman): listening to all this great #ww #SommChat with @RickBakas makes me thirsty and hungry

@VinoCapisco (Countess Rose Perry): Great wine chat on the #WineWednesday! Special Thanks to @keepercoll & @RickBakas #SommChat What’s your favorite #SummerWine?

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