Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #SommelierJohn Blazon

7/29 Master Sommelier John Blazon

@JBlazon

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl 2day's #SommChat guest 12 N ET Master #Sommelier & @TEXSOM speaker @JBlazon on #wine @mattmcginnis @winochic @sassodoro @WineauxDLynnP

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @TEXSOM @JBlazon @MattMcGinnis @Winochic @WineauxDLynnP Happy #SommChat #WW!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl 2day's #SommChat guest 12 N ET Master #Sommelier & @TEXSOM speaker @JBlazon on #wine @cuvee_corner @chelseawine @debhopkins20 @drewbie_g @Primlanikitchen

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g Yay! #WineWednesday #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani @PrimlaniKitchen MS Blazon is AMA-zing & a wonderful Educator! #SommChat https://twitter.com/keepercoll/status/626412397184581635

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Thx @PrimlaniKitchen we are excited to have @JBlazon as featured guest on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Hope everyone's ready to talk w/ Master #Sommelier & @TexSom speaker John Blazon @jblazon on #wine on #SommChat today 11 AM CST, 12 N ET!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl 2day #SommChat guest 12 N ET Master #Sommelier & @TEXSOM speaker @JBlazon on #wine @Eno_DC @Jontabak @SommCat @bubblytalkradio @hadel

ENO DC @Eno_DC @KeeperColl It's that time of the week again! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Yes it is @Eno_DC and we look forward to your questions so all can learn on #SommChat thx 4 the support

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine & #texsom fr Master #Sommelier & @TexSom speaker John Blazon @jblazon

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier & @TexSom speaker John Blazon @jblazon who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

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

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @JBlazon Ready for #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

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl As we ask John Blazon @jblazon 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 & @jblazon 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wine with Master #Sommelier & @TexSom speaker John Blazon @jbalzon #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@KeeperColl Great to be here today on #SommChat can't wait to hear the questions and see everyone

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines Hi @JBlazon it's my first #SommChat. I live in Jersey own a winery in #pasorobles

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Hello from HOT Chicago! Welcome @JBlazon - I keep thinking we have met before - maybe at a Chicago tasting? #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @Dracaenawines - Welcome to #SommChat - thought for sure you have joined us before!

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @demilove I will admit my memory is bad, but I don't think so. I read about #SommChat in @Fiery01Red blog this morning

Rashmi Primlani _@PrimlaniKitchen @Dracaenawines @JBlazon what varietals r you planting in your vineyard? #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @PrimlaniKitchen @JBlazon we are not farmers. We source our fruit from amazing vineyard owners. We produce a Cab Franc #SommChat

Sip on This Juice _@amylieberfarb Happy #WineWednesday @JBlazon Cheers to #SommChat Any great #wine tasting memories from your time @ Disney?

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning all..Q @JBlazon How did you get started in the wine business & whom do you consider your mentors? Thanks #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @SandyWasserman 33yr vet; hotels, restaurants, CC's, distrib exp, but 14 yrs @Disney World as #wine/bev guru was most gratifying #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@SandyWasserman my mentors in two tweets Fred D, @ABottleOfWine M Triffon, @DaringPairings Jay Fletcher, @Andreawine #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@sandywasserman here are mentors @winedogboy , @WayneBeldingMS , Joe Spellman #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @JBlazon @SandyWasserman @Disney wow! Disney- that must have been amazing #SommChat

CloLafarge _@CloLafarge Hi @JBlazon, What will be the subject of your meeting in #TEXSOM ? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@CloLafarge Sharing panel discussion focusing on bev industry trends, challenges for today's #sommelier, @Jorgrama #Texsom #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @wineguy1 Were you responsible for the Wine & Food Festival at Epcot? #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @winecompass @wineguy1 beat me to the question #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @winecompass I was part of the decision-making leadership team for all events #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @wineguy1 Loved that festival - perfect when visiting with the family #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @JBlazon @winecompass there must be so much behind the scenes for that #SommChat But must be an amazing experience

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q. @JBlazon Have you made wine? If not any desire too? If so where & what? Thanks #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@SandyWasserman I have not made wine as of yet but if I could I would love to make #wine in #Oregon #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @JBlazon @SandyWasserman #pinot? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @dracaenawines I cannot think of a better varietal to start with in #Oregon than #pinot #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @JBlazon absolutely! am hoping to get there some day soon #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani _@PrimlaniKitchen A Man after my Wino Heart!! Adore #Oregon Pinots. #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga #SommChat @KeeperColl @caravellechamp @jblazon @pioneerwinelvr @smcbarros @texsom can describe #texas #wine? #climatechange drought effects

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@ormiga this is not a subject I am well-versed in but perhaps @winejames or @dbrogues could answer this from #Texas #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga ah please do @jblazon @dbrogues @winejames #SommChat are #texas #wine psrkerized like #napa && how change since #drought ok lurking

Rashmi Primlani _@PrimlaniKitchen @JBlazon New Regions where You are Seeing Exciting Wines being Produced? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @PrimlaniKitchen Keep UR Eyes open on #wine regions such as South #Australia, South #Africa & #Anderson Valley #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @TEXSOM @JBlazon @RachelVoorhees @HipTastesMaven @enobytes Greetings chatters of somm! #SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection HAPPENING NOW: #SommChat. Follow along with our Master #Sommelier @JBlazon as he answers all of your #wine & @TEXSOM questions.

CloLafarge _@CloLafarge @JBlazon, Could you please describe the American #Wine market ? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @CloLafarge #US is #1 in total consumption, far educated consumer, young talented #Sommeliers & trendsetting #SommChat

Andy Phillips _@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl hi John thx for being here! #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew Calling all #winelovers! Hop on #SommChat with @JBlazon immediately - lots to learn about #wine this #WineWednesday! #Cheers @KeeperColl

Justin C Hall _@thirstysomm Wine Buyer mistakes (in regards to purchasing/building programs) you observe in your range of experience? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @thirstysomm best practs R Remain open minded 2 #wine world understand biz fr owner's $ keep eclectic wines balanced w/ cons. fav #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @thirstysomm know the limits of UR #wine storage, create strong partnership w/ #Chef & listen to UR Guests #SommChat

Justin C Hall _@thirstysomm @JBlazon thanks #SommChat

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

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl #Wine buzz in late 80's, MS' viewed = James Beard award, I dreamed & took action, Intro in 97, pinned 04 #SommChat

Bob Heffernan _@1HalfMangiaTV Hello #SommChat Happy #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @1HalfMangiaTV Great to see you here with @jblazon on #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @1HalfMangiaTV howdy!!! #SommChat

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

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl the unbalance and time demands remain consistent for all, few shortcuts to finish line #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl Process reveals self-reflection & inner drive, go beyond comfort zone with discipline goals #SommChat

CloLafarge _@CloLafarge @JBlazon, what are some of your favorite #wine regions? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @CloLafarge some fav #wine regions R #sonoma #Bordeaux #tuscany & South #africa #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @JBlazon Since #wine is what you do all day & have for some time, what do you drink at home for sheer enjoyment? #SommChat @KeeperColl #WW

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @StephanieMiskew I live in #Fla so now it is #riesling and #sauvignon Blanc & I enjoy #cabernet based blends year round #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @JBlazon @StephanieMiskew - Hi Stephanie! Haven't seen you on #SommChat for awhile!

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @demilove So glad to make #SommChat this week & wouldn't miss @JBlazon who admin part of my Certified #Sommelier Exam! #memories #Cheers

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @StephanieMiskew @JBlazon - Were you nervous, Stephanie, was he a tough judge (he's not looking <smile>)!

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @demilove Veeery nervous but @JBlazon & other MS were great...tough but great & love the advice he gave! #Cheers #behumble #tastepourstudy

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @jblazon how often do you visit the #wineries in @SpireCollection ?

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @KeeperColl I try to get 2 the worldwide @SpireCollection #wineries at least 1 time per yr and the #California #wineries 2-3 times #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @JBlazon - Do you still judge @MasterSommUS exams? friend is at #Certified in Boston today #SommChat - how can I impress during Service?

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @demilove still Judge, remain humble while on floor, have confidence in UR theory, & treat table as if they were in UR own Home #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @jblazon Tell us about the @spirecollection #wines #SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection Oh, great question @KeeperColl @JBlazon #nopressure #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl #SpireCollection, Luxury portfolio, 17 brands, high quality, small production for AAA accounts & collectors #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@SpireCollection #wines R from our talented #Winemakers Chris Carpenter, Pierre Seillan, Laura Nunoz fr worldclass #vineyards #SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection Also, our @galeriewines winemaker Laura Diaz Muñoz will be participating in a #TwitterChat later today @JBlazon #SommChat #WineSpeak

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @SpireCollection @galeriewines @JBlazon - What time does that one start? Do you have the #hashtag ? - #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @demilove @SpireCollection @galeriewines @JBlazon I just looked it up too. It is 6pm EST#SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection Certainly @demilove! Tonight at 6pm EST/ 5pm CST/ 3pm PST. You can follow along by using #WineSpeak | #SommChat @galeriewines @JBlazon

Sip on This Juice _@amylieberfarb Join Us for #SommChat Every #WineWednesday 11-12 NoonCST It's OK to enjoy #Wine early! #SonomaChat

WeddingOakWinery _@WeddingOakWine Q. @JBlazon Looking forward to seeing you at #TEXSOM. Have you had any Texas wines lately? #SommChat #TXwine

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@WeddingOakWine I always try to taste #texas #wines while @texsom so usually once a year #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q @JBlazon What wines are currently exciting you & any trends you see coming from lesser known region & varietals? Thanks #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @SandyWasserman #cabernet Franc fr #Tuscany #cabernet Sauvignon from #Mclaren Vale & #chardonnay fr South #Africa #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @SandyWasserman There is a new place called #BORDEAUX check it out!!! #SommChat

Andy Phillips _@AndyOnFarmWine I'm really excited about the 2012 vintage for cabs in napa and washington do you have a favorite? #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines Q. Have you visited #pasorobles? do you have any favs from #CC? @wineguy1 #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @Dracaenawines I have not visited #PasoRobles but I am a fan of the #wines produced fr the #Santa Maria #valley #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Dracaenawines what is #CC ? #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines @KeeperColl central coast #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl A. @jblazon what are the some of the biggest changes you have seen in the #wine world in the last 3 years? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl Social Media influence on our industry especially #Somms has been tremendous - almost polarizing #SommChat

Galerie Wines @galeriewines Do you have questions about our #wine? Ask away using #WineSpeak to join our #TwitterChat feat. our winemaker Laura. #SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection Keep the #TwitterParty going and join us tonight at 6pm EST/ 5pm CST/ 3pm PST

Keeper Collection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: what differences do you see in #Sommeliers today versus when you began?

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @KeeperColl Information knowledge & technology is real-time & often too influential 4 understanding the history & big picture #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: What is the price range of #wines in the @SpireCollection & what process do you use to sell higher-end #wines?

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @KeeperColl @SpireCollection retail value $25-$350 3 packs & focus 4 collectors & targeted AAA acts are the process #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro @JBlazon @KeeperColl Why polarizing? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon @Sassodoro whole world of #wine is vast & full of flavor #Somms should open their palates in a balance of new and old world styles #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Jblazon What are you looking forward to the most at this year's #texsom event? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl Love the networking with #Sommeliers, #vintners and industry icons. It gets better every year! #texsom #SommChat

Courtney Cochran _@HipTastesMaven @spirecollection What social media platforms do you see top #sommeliers most engaged with? #SommChat #chattysomms

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@HipTastesMaven @twitter @instagram & @delectable come to mind #SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection In the past, Twitter has been a strong force. And a great way to easily identify & connect with new POVs #SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection Instagram is quickly becoming #1. Visual storytelling takes discovering new wines to the next level #SommChat

Courtney Cochran _@HipTastesMaven @SpireCollection merci - do you see Instagram as an important emerging platform for #sommeliers? #SommChat #instasomms

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection Absolutely! Makes it much easier to remember labels, too. Our brands are all active & we love to re-gram. #SommChat

Courtney Cochran _@HipTastesMaven @SpireCollection answered my tweet as I was tweeting - TU! :) #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Jblazon What #wine regions have you not visited that you would like to see? #SommChat

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl Would love to visit the wine regions of #Loire, #Austria, #Portugal #SommChat

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

wineguy1 _@JBlazon A. @KeeperColl Family & friends; cook, open cellar for aged #Bordeaux or Cali Cab; secret passion is getting my handicap to a 10 #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: do you sell @SpireCollection just in the US or throughout the world? @JBlazon

wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@KeeperColl yes @SpireCollection has worldwide distribution - we have a domestic & International & DTC focused team #SommChat

Spire Collection _@SpireCollection If you are looking for information on any of our brands, please tweet or visit http://spirecollection.com/ #SommChat

CloLafarge _@CloLafarge @JBlazon, thanks for all these answers ! Hope to meet you in @TEXSOM #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Master #Sommelier & @TexSom speaker John Blazon @jblazon ! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have John Blazon @jblazon join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier & @TexSom speaker John Blazon @jblazon for his time #SommChat

Lori & Michael _@Dracaenawines Thanks @KeeperColl and @JBlazon it was a fast and informative hour #SommChat

Wineguy1 _@JBlazon .@KeeperColl really enjoyed the exchange on #SommChat hope 2 C many of U @Texsom or anytime I am in UR Mkt

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Thank you @JBlazon - please everyone wish me luck on my #Service practice tomorrow and interview on Saturday! - #SommChat

Elizabeth Smith _@travelwinechick Cheers! #SommChat #wine #WineWednesday @KeeperColl @TEXSOM @JBlazon @LoireValleyWine @lennthompson @robbin_

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew Fabulous #SommChat today - many thanks @JBlazon & @KeeperColl!!! #WineWednesday #WW #wine

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

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Sassodoro always good to see you on #SommChat have a great #WW

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Thanks! You too!

Courtney Cochran _@HipTastesMaven great #SommChat - TU @KeeperColl @JBlazon #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @HipTastesMaven thanks Courtney great to see you on #SommChat today

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