Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master of Wine Charles Curtis

8/14 Master of Wine Charles Curtis

@CurtisMW

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Master of #Wine Charles Curtis @CurtisMW #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Master of #Wine Charles Curtis @CurtisMW #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): We’d like to introduce you to #Master of #Wine Charles Curtis @CurtisMW #SommChat #Winelover

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): My 1st #SommChat before I go do what Somm’s do. Let’s chat! #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @CurtisMW to say hello & so he knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): As we ask @CurtisMW ur Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @CurtisMW to let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @KeeperColl @CurtisMW Looking forward to today’s #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Let’s start talking #wine with #Master of #Wine @CurtisMW #WineWednesday #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning wine lovers! Nice to join you from Chicago – welcome back to #SommChat !

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): RT @KeeperColl Let’s start talking #wine with #Master of #Wine @CurtisMW #WineWednesday #SommChat #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @Rosewoodwine @ross_mckay @esmergonzalez @FallCreekWines Here at #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @demilove look fwd to your questions for @Curtismw on #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): Excited to be on #SommChat this afternoon! Thanks for having me @KeeperColl

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): @CurtisMW Hello! Welcome! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @enjoielife so glad to see you here at #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@travelwinechick Hi – great to be here #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – How much overlap do you think there is between studying for MW and studying for @MasterSommUS ? – #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@demilove @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS The two are very different credentials – certainly some overlap, but less than you’d think #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): RT @SandyWasserman: We should learn a lot today. so much to learn from @CurtisMW on #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): Checking in from San Francicso CA for my first #SommChat hello fellow winos!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @CurtisMW How did you get first interested in wine? #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): A. @KeeperColl I trained as a chef originally and my interest developed from there – food and wine are very related for me #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @CurtisMW What’s new in the wine world where you are? Anything your looking forward, vintages, 2013 harvest, etc #SommChat #WW

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): @SandyWasserman ’13 might be tough in some regions – time will tell; Just got back from Austria and I really loved the ’12s I had #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @vinogger so glad you are joining in for 1st #SommChat – post your questions with #SommChat at end to @curtisMW:)

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@vinogger Hi – thanks for joining #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @vinogger – Hi Melanie! How has travel in SF been with all the BART troubles? – #SommChat

@thewinearray (thewinearray): tuned in and looking for some new vinous knowledge. Pour it on #SommChat !

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): .@AdamPlotkin hard to return to real world – how about you – great to see you on #SommChat and look fwd to you qs to @CurtisMW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @thewinearray great one today with @CurtisMW – look fwd to your qs on #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @CurtisMW You just returned from speaking @TexSom. How would you describe this conference to others? #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): A. @KeeperColl @TEXSOM TexSom is one of my favorite events of the year for networking, keeping up on news, and of course great juice #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): .@CurtisMW I agree that food and wine are very related. What made you decide to focus on wine? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Thanks for the invite @KeeperColl wow what a great way to start off a #WW morning with #SommChat =[]

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @cuvee_corner glad you can join in and what a powerhouse to have in @CurtisMW – get your qs in on #SommChat before the hour is up:)

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): RT @CurtisMW: .@SandyWasserman This is a golden age of wine – most regions are making better wine than ever before #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @CurtisMW @KeeperColl Couldn’t agree more! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): RT @thewinearray: @CurtisMW bes. techs. 2 PRODUCE flavorsN cooking,U have similar process of isolating sensations 2 carry 2 wine #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @AdamPlotkin yep – glad you are at #SommChat too:)

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@StephanieMiskew @SandyWasserman I saw Domane Wachau, F.X. Pichler, Knoll and Hermann Moser – great way to start #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @StephanieMiskew great to see you on #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): rememeber to put #SommChat at end of the tweet so everyone can follow:) thanks

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @KeeperColl Great to be here & have the chance to chat w @CurtisMW = fabulous! #SommChat #WW

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @CurtisMW Very true. Australian wines found out the hard way. The 12.5% club sounds like the right place to be. Cheers! #SommChat #WW

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): RT @KeeperColl: RT @CurtisMW: .@SandyWasserman This is a golden age of wine – most regions are making better wine than ever before #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): RT @CurtisMW: .@SandyWasserman This is a golden age of #wine – most regions are making better wine than ever before. #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @CurtisMW, you mentioned #Switzerland in #TexSom presentation. Any producers you (or other #SommChat tweeps) would reccommend for visits?

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@AdamPlotkin I’d love to visit Luc Massy – I love the Dezaley “Chemin de Fer”, but I confess I could know more about Swiss wine #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo, CSW): Learning lots on #SommChat today.

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): RT @CurtisMW:@enjoielife I did 13 years n kitchen & made the change when my daughter was born. Loved visiting wine regions in Fr.#SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @CurtisMW Love the classics, their history and tradition. Great wines too! All have their place, new & old. #SommChat #WW

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @CurtisMW @KeeperColl Interesting, daughters can certainly be catalysts for change. #SommChat #wine #food

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): RT @SandyWasserman @CurtisMW Love the classics, their history and tradition. Great wines too! All have their place, new & old. #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): .@thewinearray can you clarify your question to @CurtisMW on #SommChat? thx

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @CurtisMW What does a certified member of the @AppraisersAssoc do and how does that fit into your work? #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): A. @KeeperColl @AppraisersAssoc Part of my consulting is appraising rare wine. AAA training ensures appraisers knowledge & conduct #SommChat

@thewinearray (thewinearray): @KeeperColl @CurtisMW #SommChat was there any process(s) of identifying distinct sensations n cooking/food that carried over 2 learning wine

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@thewinearray @KeeperColl I’m afraid it’s an intuitive, associative sort of memory at the most basic level…#SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@thewinearray @KeeperColl but doing dry tasting notes is a good way to hone the ability #SommChat

@thewinearray (thewinearray): @KeeperColl @CurtisMW #SommChat was there any process(s) of identifying distinct sensations n cooking/food that carried over 2 learning wine

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @StephanieMiskew @CurtisMW Kracher for the sweet wines. Loimer, Dom. Wachau #SommChat #WW

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @CurtisMW @SandyWasserman Thanks so much for the recommendations #SommChat #WW

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Ditto! RT @hvwinegoddess: Learning lots on #SommChat today.

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl Good to be here at #SommChat! Great way to learn more about wines and meet fellow #winelovers on #winewednesday.

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): thx to all for the #SommChat lov – all about education RT @cuvee_corner: Ditto! RT @hvwinegoddess: Learning lots on #SommChat today.

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): THX – what it is abt:) RT @enjoielife: Good to be here at #SommChat! Great way to learn more about wines and meet fellow #winelovers on #ww.

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): Q @curtismw I enjoyed your sparkling wine session on Sunday. What is one bubbly you wished you had presented, but didn’t #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@MattMcGinnis Tissot Cremant du Jura, definitely a favorite; great “non-champagne” sparkler #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @MattMcGinnis great question I was thinking the same thing #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): Better late than never?!! #SommChat @KeeperColl

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Does your appraisal ever come across counterfeit wines? What regions are most at risk for counterfeits? – #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@demilove @KeeperColl Yes, they’re out there. Mostly Burgundy, Bordeaux & Champagne in that order, since I’m doing rare wine #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @curtismw any new restaurants or (even favorite restaurants) that have a great/interesting wine program? #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@raelinn_wine In NY I love Ai Fiori & Corkbuzz; in HK I love Yardbird; among the greats, I just visited the Palais Coburg – wow! #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): all regions making ‘better’ #wine or just ‘popular’ eg #parkerized [no dig at parker] @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman @CurtisMW #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): @ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman for me better in absolute terms: winemaking more refined; styles becoming more elegant…#SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman I like the “artisanal” trend, but I mistrust “natural” for the sake of “natural” #SommChat

@thewinearray (thewinearray): @CurtisMW @KeeperColl #SommChat So then what first ridiculous food memory is as strong as the 1st wine that turned your interest to SOMMing

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@thewinearray @KeeperColl GREAT question. Classic Tournedos Rossini pretty much blew me away #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): In my experience, better #wine, especially from lesser-known areas. @ormiga @SandyWasserman @CurtisMW #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): In some cases (no pun) wine has become a commodity to some. @ormiga @travelwinechick @CurtisMW #SommChat #WW

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): From lesser known producers too! @travelwinechick @ormiga @CurtisMW #WW #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@CurtisMW thanks for the tip. Looking forward to trying Tissot Cremant du Jura. #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @CurtisMW @KeeperColl Any favorite emerging wine regions you are following? #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl going to China pretty often recently – it’s fascinating to watch their progress; same is true of Turkey #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): RT @CurtisMW . @raelinn_wine NY Love Ai Fiori & Corkbuzz; HK I love Yardbird; among the greats, just visited the Palais Coburg wow #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Agreed! RT @SandyWasserman From lesser known producers too! @travelwinechick @ormiga @CurtisMW #WW #SommChat #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): The question > RT @demilove: @KeeperColl – What regions are most at risk for #counterfeits? – #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): agree – never had that ! RT @MattMcGinnis: .@CurtisMW thanks for the tip. Looking forward to trying Tissot Cremant du Jura. #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): #A MT @CurtisMW: @KeeperColl They’re out there. Mostly Burgundy, Bordeaux & Champagne in that order, since I’m doing rare wine #SommChat

@Tperezwine (Thomas Perez): @curtisMW what’s happening in #champagne with expansion? Is it Better? @KeeperColl #wine #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@TperezWine @KeeperColl neither a priori better nor worse, depends on the producer; but for me more bubbles are always better! #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @CurtisMW #SommChat as a NYer any thoughts on why the east coast continues 2 drink more European than CA #wine? By the way I love #cremant

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Sadly yes! RT @SandyWasserman: In some cases (no pun) wine has become a commodity to some. @ormiga @travelwinechick @CurtisMW #SommChat #WW

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @enjoielife Cheers! Glad to be here today. It’s been a long time! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @CurtisMW @ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman Jus for the sake of it, do you drink much Sake? If so, what’s your favorite? #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): @enjoielife @ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman LOVE sake, particularly the unpasteurized, like Kasumi Tsuru Shiboritate… #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@enjoielife @ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman But what I really love to do is go to Sakagura here in NY and let them help #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @CurtisMW @ormiga @travelwinechick “Natural” is such a general term. Always like the Artisanal, ghetto wines! #WW #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): interesting @CurtisMW @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman thinking #wine lose something #fun+charm in standardization #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @CurtisMW #SommChat what is your favorite region &/or varietal for best value wines?

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@vinogger Varietal: Riesling, no doubt; Region: take you pick: Mosel, Rheingau, Nahe, Wachau, Kremstal, Clare Valley…#SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@vinogger Perhaps old habits die hard? Besides, it’s about the same distance from here to Bordeaux or to Napa #SommChat

@JDewps (Jessica Dupuy): @CurtisMW joining #SommChat late. Wondered if you had any top “value” Champagne Grower-Producer picks? (ps- loved #texsom sparkling seminar)

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@JDewps Thanks! Always, Diebolt-Valois; Lately been loving Laherte; Jose Dhont; Gimonnet; Camille Saves – all great bargains #SommChat

@Tperezwine (Thomas Perez): @curtisMW your thoughts on #asian #wine hard to get here. @KeeperColl #justcurious #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@TperezWine @KeeperColl Worth a visit! Still a work in progress (like most of “new world”) but there are some worthy bottles! #SommChat

@robbin_g (Vineyard Adventures): Sorry I’ve been away many weeks. I hope to get back in the twitter groove. #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @robbin_g yeah lady! good to have you back! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @robbin_g always great to see you on #SommChat – have missed you

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Hello to both! RT @raelinn_wine @robbin_g yeah lady! good to have you back! #SommChat

@thewinearray (thewinearray): @KeeperColl @CurtisMW #SommChat I will make U the authority w answer Decant Champagne ever? Many somms have differing insistence #champagne

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): @thewinearray @KeeperColl Big champagne, big (recent) year (like ’96 Krug) then yes; demi-sec, yes; older bottles, no #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @enjoielife @CurtisMW @ormiga @travelwinechick Not had Sake in a while, when I sold it I drank more of it Im open 2 cold sake #SommChat #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Is there still time to save French vintages in 2013? Any region that avoided the disastrous weather? – #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@demilove @KeeperColl Hope springs eternal! Champagne might escape; really there is still time, with luck, for good results…#SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): @demilove @KeeperColl that being said, hard to recover from hail damage. My sincere condolences for the Cote de Beaune #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): RT @CurtisMW @ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman LOVE sake, particularly the unpasteurized, like Kasumi Tsuru Shiboritate… #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @curtismw oops! forgot the hashtag! #SommChat How do you feel about Alsace Riesling?

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@raelinn_wine I love Alsace (Clos Ste. Hune is among best anywhere) but to understand style you need to know growers well #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @CurtisMW But mosel riesling is not inexpensive to my knowledge is it? The others I am not familiar with #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @CurtisMW @ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman But what I really love to do is go to Sakagura here in NY and let them help #SommChat

@Tperezwine (Thomas Perez): @curtisMW thanks for inspiring many of us and our careers #wine @KeeperColl salut! #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): #Q > RT @vinogger: @CurtisMW #SommChat what is your favorite region &/or varietal for best #value wines?

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): #A MT @CurtisMW: .@vinogger Varietal: Riesling, no doubt; Region: pick 1: Mosel, Rheingau, Nahe, Wachau, Kremstal, Clare Valley…#SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Oh no, Missed #SommChat again….Salud to #ww #wine What’s in your Glass Today?

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Interesting #Q > RT @thewinearray: .@KeeperColl @CurtisMW #SommChat #Decant Champagne ever? Many somms have differing insistence #champagne

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): RT #A MT @CurtisMW: .@vinogger Varietal: Riesling, no doubt; Region: pick 1: Mosel, Rheingau, Nahe, Wachau, Kremstal, Clare Valley #SommChat

@thewinearray (thewinearray): .@CurtisMW @KeeperColl smart rundown. Thx #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @CurtisMW @ormiga @travelwinechick @SandyWasserman Thanks! Will look for unpastuerized Sake, like Kasumi Tsuru Shiboritate! #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): Yes, thanks for the recommendation! @enjoielife @CurtisMW @ormiga @SandyWasserman #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): #A MT @CurtisMW: @thewinearray @KeeperColl Big champagne, big (recent) yr (like ’96 Krug) then yes; demi-sec yes; older bottles no #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat RT @lisasharahall: @CurtisMW @demilove @KeeperColl And entre-deux-mers!

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): RT @CurtisMW @demilove @KeeperColl that being said,hard to recover from hail damage. My sincere condolences for the Cote de Beaune #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @CurtisMW #WineWednesday #SommChat

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

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): RT @CurtisMW .@raelinn_wine Love Alsace (Clos Ste. Hune is among best anywhere) but to understand style need to know growers well #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Please join us in thanking @CurtisMW for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@travelwinechick (Elizabeth Smith): MT @KeeperColl @CurtisMW Thank you! Cheers! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): If anyone missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to http://bit.ly/ikBrJx for you to review later #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Mark your calendar and get ready for #SommChat w/ @Ronan_SayburnMS on Wed 8/21 at 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! C u there!

@lisasharahall (Lisa Shara Hall): @CurtisMW @KeeperColl Thanks Charles #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): Thank you!! Cheers all! RT @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking @CurtisMW for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): @vinogger good bottles sub-$20; real riches sub-$30; compared to premier cru Burgundy looks like a great value to me #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @KeeperColl @CurtisMW Thanks #SommChat #WW

@thewinearray (thewinearray): .@KeeperColl @CurtisMW #SommChat after success SOMM movie, do U C the world ready 4 cartoon version of SUPER SOMMS? What would b UR power?:)

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): @thewinearray @KeeperColl Totally. “Tears of God” saves the world? #SommChat

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@TperezWine @KeeperColl Thanks so much! Means a lot coming from you #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): hmm how does #decant #champagne help it? #SommChat too late to regret if wrong @cuvee_corner @thewinearray @KeeperColl @CurtisMW

@CurtisMW (Charles Curtis MW): .@ormiga @cuvee_corner @thewinearray @KeeperColl helps it open up. Best glass is too often the last one in the bottle…#SommChat

@davidwong1966 (David Wong): @CurtisMW @KeeperColl Hi Curtis, how are you? We have met, I’m based in Macau, what’s your opinion on Portuguese Wines? #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @thewinearray @KeeperColl @CurtisMW – My superpower would be to distinguish Albarino from Torrontes! – #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @davidwong1966 thanks for joining in on #SommChat and for the Follow – have a great week:)

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