Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Wine Writer Jon Bonne

8/15 Wine Writer Jon Bonne

@jbonne

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @jbonne Ready for #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to hear from Jon Bonne @jbonne! #WineWednesday #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to #San Francisco Chronicle #Wine Writer Jon Bonne @jbonne #SommChat #WineWednesday

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

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

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @KeeperColl @jbonne hello… Good to have you all here #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): Welcome @jbonne Lookin’ forward to it #SommChat @KeeperColl

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

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @jbonne Hello and welcome Jon! Glad to have you join us! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @jbonne #WineWednesday #SommChat

@sethmlong (Seth M. Long): #Boom! Should be a good #SommChat today! @KeeperColl @Jbonne

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): @KeeperColl g’morning everyone! #SommChat

@SquareWineCo (Square Wine Co.): @KeeperColl @jbonne Madison, WI checking in #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @KeeperColl @jbonne excellent #SommChat #WW

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @jbonne Before you are barraged with Qs, want to tell you that I really enjoyed your recent pieces on Austrian Wine. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@vtwinemedia thanks!! those were eye-opening for me. Went to Austria thinking I’d taste well. Had no idea that … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): I would stumble onto some of the world’s best white winemaking. #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @jbonne agreed Austria is producing impressive wine. I’m def already a market for their red! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jbonne What came first- the interest in journalism or in the #wine industry? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): @KeeperColl Wine, most definitely. But not so much thinking about the industry. I grew up around it, drank it as a kid. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): @KeeperColl by which I mean, at the table, with dinner, most nights. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): @KeeperColl the journalism part came later. In college, actually. before that I wanted to be a film director. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): and then it took another decade or more to merge the 2. #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @jbonne @KeeperColl me too, my dad and step-mum allowed me to taste their wine — crude as they were to my uneducated palate #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl and @jbonne – Loved your new article! Do you think most decent-sized U.S. cities can support the smaller wine shops? – #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): @demilove yes, absolutely. I think most cities have enough folks interested in semi-esoterica – good Muscadet, unusual Cali … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): that there’s room for at least one small, well-curated wine shop. The harder issue is good distribution. #SommChat

@hkremer (hkremer): Anyone else following along with #SommChat? I’m thrilled to have happened upon it!

@LeRivageHotel (Le Rivage Hotel): Best part of our week! #winewednesday RT @hkremer: Anyone else following along with #SommChat? I’m thrilled to have happened upon it!

@YBPedantic (Ygnatz B. Pedantic): @jbonne – How much do you have to focus on writing for your home (SF) readership vs a more national message? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@YBPedantic good question. I can never ignore that a lot of our readers are in SF. and we always are thinking local … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): otoh, I clearly have folks reading along on the other coast, and elsewhere, and so i prefer to think that i can be … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): a useful voice on the left coast for those who want that perspective. #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @jbonne what’s the most memorable bottle of wine you’ve had RECENTLY? #SommChat #WW

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@SirenaDiVino three, all this weekend. first, the 2011 Turley Porron Cinsault. Lodi as you’ve never seen it … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): … 2nd, my last bottle of the 1990 Mountain Dome Brut from WA. a tribute to Michael Manz’s visionary winemaking … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): … and 3rd, an 06 Lagler 1000-Eimerberg Smaragd Riesling. one of the Wachau’s less-heralded great vineyards, in a flashy phase. #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): @jbonne @KeeperColl What makes you cringe reading descriptions of wine? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@ONEHOPEWINE the word smooth. #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): haha, love that little insight (and duly noted)! RT @jbonne: .@ONEHOPEWINE the word smooth. #SommChat

@hkremer (hkremer): @jbonne the word is overused @ONEHOPEWINE #SommChat

@Levi_opens_wine (Levi Dalton): @jbonne Jon, have you ever thought about putting together a wine list somewhere? What would be on it? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@Levi_opens_wine ha! yes, but I suspect it would be met with a resounding “don’t quit your day job.” … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): what would i put on it? clearly, seven Muscadets, just as a shoutout to Steve Cuozzo … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): and then, well, it would probably be as eclectic as my cellar. Cru Beaujolais, interesting Zinfandel, several Pelavergas … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): … big smattering of Austria and Germany, both Compagni-Portis white blends, Garnacha from Madrid, Frappato … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): and some Hunter Valley Semillon, just so I’d always have some on hand. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): if you look at the list at Nopa in SF, that’s about as close to my brand of eclecticism as I’ve seen. #SommChat

@VinoPeteblog (Peter Trapasso): 15min walk for me! RT @jbonne: if you look at the list at Nopa in SF, that’s about as close to my brand of eclecticism as ive seen. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Please DM me if you have a small wine shop in –your- city where -you’re- a regular; I’ll put on “To Visit” List! – #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @jbonne Q. If you had to choose a Cali vineyard to photograph and write an article on how would you choose? Taste preferencs? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@1educatedpalate either Hirsch, because of its history and the fact it really is at the end of the earth … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): or Santa Barbara Highlands, in the metropolis of Ventucopa, which looks a bit like vines teleported to an alien planet. #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @jbonne obscurity is cool… San Anreas nearby #EarthShattering experiences are possible. Thank you #SommChat

@hkremer (hkremer): great general advice for wine writing RT @1educatedpalate obscurity is cool #earthshattering experiences are possible #SommChat

@VinoPeteblog (Peter Trapasso): If you chat with http://tweetchat.com/room/SommChat it will instantly add the SommChat tag for you! #SommChat

@lennthompson (Lenn Thompson): @jbonne You’re one of the few west coast writers I read religiously. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@lennthompson wow. Thank you, sir. What I hope is that readers on our coast get increasingly tuned to more writing from yours. #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): .@jbonne @KeeperColl what is your position in the debate on wine lists being accessable vs obscure? #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @drewhendricksms @jbonne I believe wine lists should be educational & believe information should be accesssible @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@drewhendricksms why choose? Obscure is only obscure when there’s no navigation. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): I also worry that “accessible” can be code for the same mass-market wines that were foisted on restaurants for decades … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): I’d rather find lists that are, let’s use the term, free-thinking. #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): obscure = potential discovery RT @jbonne: .@drewhendricksms y choose? obscure is only obscure when thr’s no navigation. … #SommChat

@proseccogal (Darla A): Position on #Wine list obscurity RT @jbonne @drewhendricksms y choose? obscure is only obscure when thr’s no navigation. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@proseccogal why do they have to be obscure?!? #SommChat

@decaturwinedude (decaturwinedude): @jbonne I’ve recently become a Jura convert.. What “obscure” wines/regions that most people don’t drink move you? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@decaturwinedude I’m not sure it’s obscure, but the whites of Liguria make me really happy. Hawkes Bay. Jurancon. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): Hungary’s Villany, though good luck finding any in the US. Ribeira Sacra, though that’s hardly obscure anymore. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): I’ve found I’m pretty omnivorous, which I guess is what now has come to be known as “obscure.” #SommChat

@WCTheGrillRoom (The Grill Room): @decaturwinedude we love trying Hungarian wines. #wine #SommChat

@decaturwinedude (decaturwinedude): Thanks Jon.”@jbonne: .@decaturwinedude t the whites of Liguria make me really happy. Hawkes Bay. Jurancon. … #SommChat”

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@jbonne do you have any advice for aspiring wine writers on how to break into the business? #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@MattMcGinnis tough question. I might steal from Matt Kramer and say, “find a time machine and go back to 1978.” … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): the truth is that it’s a business with fewer opportunities to actually work in a professional sense. That’s regrettable. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): I think the industry needs to take a big step back and look at what it has done by dabbling in junkets and pay-for-play … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): rather than truly support a vigorous and serious professional wine media. #SommChat

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @MattMcGinnis @jbonne true. Hard to make a living though, many mags/newspapers cut or internalize. Blogs compete? #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): That’s valid in some cases. @jbonne do you agree? RT @ericawinetrips: @MattMcGinnis @jbonne no, but neither do magazines… #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): Special thanks to @KeeperColl and Earl for their help at #TEXSOM please know we couldn’t do it without you! #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @jbonne how many wines do you normally taste in a days work? #SommChat Palate Fatigue?

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@1educatedpalate depends on the day. Could be 75. Could be 3. Palate fatigue worries me less than intellectual fatigue. #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @jbonne matter of perspective — don’t cut yourself short — amazing writer and utmost respect #SommChat

@domaineLA (Jill Bernheimer): @jbonne speaking of interesting Zinfandel, which producers would you put in that category? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@domaineLA super q! right now: Dashe, Bedrock, Carlisle, Turley as a start. I think Mike McCay is doing great work in Lodi … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): and I was really happy to see Biale is back in form with its 2010s. #SommChat

@purplejules (Julie Baker): Lurking in the corner, but learning lots! #SommChat

@SommCat (Somm Cat): #SommChat Would you call the wine industry “glamorous?”

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@SommCat as any sommelier who had to do 10 hours inventory in a small closet will tell you, the wine industry is *totally* glam. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): seriously, though, the glam part of wine is the useless part. Anyone who wants glamour should get some mud on their boots. #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @jbonne @SommCat yeah, people in it for glam quickly wash out in face of the hours and the grit #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @SirenaDiVino @jbonne @sommcat 27 years in the industry some glam some not — perseverance is key #SommChat

@SommCat (Somm Cat): @SirenaDiVino @ericawinetrips but ultimately it’s a service industry and a labor of love #SommChat

@mattreiser (Matt Reiser): @jbonne if u were invited to #juliachild’s 100th bday 2day what beverage wld u bring to the party? #SommChat. cc: @julia100

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@mattreiser Palo Cortado!! and maybe some Cedric Bouchard. #SommChat

@Levi_opens_wine (Levi Dalton): @jbonne Imagine R. Mondavi had planted an entirely different group of grape varieties in Napa, what would you wish they had been? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@Levi_opens_wine don’t you know about Mondavi’s secret Teroldego vineyard in Oakville?? … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): I wish he had planted some head-trained Grenache, some Verdelho, some Vermentino, some Carignane … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): but to be fair, Cabernet on benchland was a pretty darn good idea on Mondavi’s part. #SommChat

@WineauxDLynnP (DLynn Proctor): Q: @jbonne how are your vines doing on the rooftop? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@WineauxDLynnP they’re doing good! bit of shatter in the Friulano. but they’re starting to lignify and adapt to training … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): and we have another set of vines up there I haven’t written about yet. tune in this fall!! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Have you really noticed an upswing interest in wine from “Millennials”? Do they really exist? #SommChat (I’m a doubter, BTW)

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@demilove yes. absolutely. @WineOpinions has researched it extensively. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): I realized that with my generally scatterbrained tastes, I was largely writing mostly to super-omnivorous readers younger than me. #SommChat

@Darla A (proseccogal): @jbonne name three must try obscure whites for Texas summer @KeeperColl #SommChat #WineWednesday

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@proseccogal let’s go with Picpoul (Beaulieu), good Vinho Verde (maybe Niepoort’s Docil), and because it has fallen … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): … back into obscurity, some really good Soave. #SommChat

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @KeeperColl @jbonne ooh, well then maybe I reprioritize. I will blame you when my editor asks about the Rioja article #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @jbonne so a follow-up question — how do you stay on the cutting edge of intellectual prowess? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@1educatedpalate I’m on the cutting edge?? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): seriously, I find that my journalist tendencies to read constantly and to not get beat has adapted perfectly to wine. #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): the wine world is moving fast enough these days that the best training might be to cover politics for a few years. #SommChat

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @jbonne but is it really the Industry’s fault that we are not paying for serious wine media? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@ericawinetrips yes, it is the industry’s fault, in part. When the prospect of “free” online coverage came along … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): that seemed to many, many marketing execs like a panacea for the critical praise they weren’t getting from paid media … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): in a way, perhaps Robert Parker it figured out best: offer decisive criticism, and make *everyone* pay to read it. #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @1educatedpalate @jbonne interesting! yeah, who are YOUR fav wine writers and wine books? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@SirenaDiVino fav writers: @ericasimov, Hugh Johnson, @jancisrobinson, Peter Liem, for a start. Gerald Asher should be … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): required reading. Mike Steinberger. to the millennial point from earlier, I think @taliabaiocchi has it nailed … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): on books, I’m a bit of a classicist. have been re-reading Hilgard’s old texts on viticulture. but from my book roundups … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): lately I’ve really enjoyed David Darlington’s Ideal Wine, and the Gerald Asher compilations from UC Press … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): and I suggest everyone go back and read Patrick Matthew’s The Wild Bunch, which frames our current wine era perfectly. #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @jbonne thanks! adding to my lists on amazon right now……. #SommChat

@spume (Wolfgang Weber): @jbonne re: Patrick Matthews… Real Wine is a must, as is his book on the pot industry in CA. Inspired by his wine research #SommChat

@ericawinetrips (Erica Landin): @jbonne @sirenadivino @ericasimov @jancisrobinson have you read @andrewcjefford in Decanter? Excellent writer!! #SommChat

@Levi_opens_wine (Levi Dalton): @jbonne Jon, have you always had eyes and a nose that resemble a camera, or did that develop later in life? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@Levi_opens_wine that’s my nose ring. It’s a bit heavy. #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): @jbonne Do you have a favorite varietal? If so, what is it and what’s your favorite region? #SommChat (good morning everyone, gotta go!)

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): @VinoCaPisco a gentleman never tells. #SommChat

@SquareWineCo (Square Wine Co.): @KeeperColl @jbonne still looking for my Hunter Semillon ah ha moment, suggestions?? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@SquareWineCo aged Brokenwood wines – 05 ILR, for instance – are the benchmarks. better to approach Hunter wines with some age. #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @jbonne In your opinion, what are some of the best restaurant lists in SF? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@raelinn_wine best is probably to revisit my piece from a few months ago: http://is.gd/bVqioR #SommChat

@kerrynewberry (Kerry Newberry): @jbonne Curious if you have a pick for an unexpected, up-and-coming wine region in the states? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@kerrynewberry I think the Sierra foothills are due for a revival. I’d love to see S. Oregon rise up. and there are … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): surprisingly promising wines out of Va. and Ga. also NY, but that’s not really up and coming at this point. #SommChat

@derricks (Derrick Schneider): @jbonne Re VA wines. We had a Linden Claret (quite good) and a Rappahann.. something Viognier (good) while in D.C. #SommChat

@MagRahn (Magdalena Rahn): @JBonne How do you decide which topics to address in your writing (ie, how do you find new ones) ? #wine #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@MagRahn a looming deadline does wonders for finding a topic! #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): but seriously, I’ve never had as easy a time finding topics to write about. The hard part is doing service on … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): some more obvious topics that might not interest me, but interest readers. For instance … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): could I get away without writing about Russian River Pinot for a vintage? I suspect our readers might be a little miffed. #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (Scott Harney): @jbonne @KeeperColl What are your thoughts on restaurants doing all European lists? Are we too CA centered? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@ENOontheMagMile i think restaurants should have the lists that best represent their aesthetics. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): if there are compelling CA wines that speak to them, great. but I wouldn’t mandate CA on a list just to be geographically correct. #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @ericawinetrips now following thanks to #SommChat cheers!

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): @jbonne what’s the hardest thing you’ve had to write? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@fernandobeteta probably an obituary for Timothy McVeigh. but I suspect you mean about wine … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): in which case … it might be my profile of Abe Schoener. Loved that story, but finding the right tone was super hard. … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): otoh, it was a finalist for a Beard award, which made it all worthwhile. #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): Q @jbonne @KeeperColl #SommChat What do you think is missing in wine journalism? Or what do you wish you saw more of?

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@StevieStacionis i think an honest discussion of the semi-hidden technologies in wine is generally missing … #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): and I wish there was an easy answer to remedy that. but wine folk are reluctant to talk about what’s behind the green curtain. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @jbonne: .@StevieStacionis honest discussion of the semi-hidden technologies in wine generally missing #SommChat 150 brands = 85% sales

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @noblewines Always up for honest discussion. Merits further exploration. @jbonne @StevieStacionis #SommChat

@EHWineCompany (Timothy Keith): There’s #SommChat – How about #TiredWinemakerChat to go along with #IrritableGrowerChat – I’ll join in and nominate @ThomsonVyrds as well.

@spume (Wolfgang Weber): @jbonne How long can a wine, grape or region remain obscure? IE, When is a thing no longer obscure? #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Top Boss in office today; can’t sneak as much Sommelier Exam studying as I would like! – #SommChat. Thank u for Twitter!

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): @jbonne Do you have any French wine favorites? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@UBIWineSpirit too many to list. in France right now? Burgundy, Rhone and the Loire in 2010. all gorgeous. #SommChat

@WineInkByTia (Tia Butts): @KeeperColl Had a meeting this morning. Will take a look at the stream now! #SommChat Sorry to have missed chatting with @jbonne.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to start wrapping up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @Jbonne #WineWednesday #SommChat

@ecovinowines (ecoVINO Wines): @jbonne With CA grape shortages & higher COG’s, it keeps negociants like us on our toes. Is consumer ready for higher prices? #SommChat

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@ecovinowines consumers are never ready for higher prices. That’s going to be California’s cross to bear in the next five years. #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): Thanks @jbonne. Good stuff @KeeperColl #SommChat

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): @KeeperColl @Jbonne GREAT #SommChat! So glad to catch part of it today! Thanks for doing it.

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @WineInkByTia cheers! I missed the first half on a work call. #SommChat

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

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @KeeperColl @Jbonne #wine #WineWednesday #SommChat Fantastic chat today!!! Cheers! And thanks!

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @Jbonne thanks Jon! You did a wonderful job answering everyone’s questions. We appreciate your time and insight! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat #WineRideNOLA news–Time 2 announce Judges’ & Fan Fav voted Somm today. Great video clips by @thedrinkshow athttp://bit.ly/Nqn2Jk

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @jbonne Great #SommChat! Thanks to you both!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Drum Roll: Up next, who will #Master #Sommelier Judges @ccollinsms & @dbrogues name as the 2012 #WineRideNOLA Winner? #WW #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Back to work now (I think!) Have a safe trip to #WBC12 if you’re attending and see you next time on #SommChat !

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @Jbonne @KeeperColl Thank you for a great #SommChat with a most interesting guest . Bubbly Cheers!

@SommCat (Somm Cat): @SirenaDiVino @ericawinetrips our profession – meager as pay may be, gives us at times incredible access… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): The fans have made their choice for Best Somm 2012 #WineRideNOLA!!! Fan fav is @sarakavanaugh of @WCtheGrillRoom at @WindsorCourt #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Congrats to @sarakavanaugh of @WCtheGrillRoom at @WindsorCourt-Best Somm 2012 #WineRideNOLA #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Thx to all of the NOLA Somms who participated in 2012 #WineRideNOLA #SommChat #WW

@kerrynewberry (Kerry Newberry): @jbonne Many thanks! Insightful #SommChat with some great books to add to the summer reading list.

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @KeeperColl Fabulous #SommChat today w @jbonne – thank you so much:) #WW

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @jbonne @MagRahn LOL – it certainly does! #SommChat

@SommCat (Somm Cat): @jbonne Thank you Jon! Good dialogue! #SommChat

@jonkauffman (Jonathan Kauffman): Great Twitter conversation about wine going on with @jbonne at #SommChat.

@hkremer (hkremer): @KeeperColl @jbonne thank you both for a great chat!! Cheers! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): .@KeeperColl #SommChat @jbonne thanks for the chat time today. Keep stirring the tank with your writing Jon

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): Thank you @jbonne @KeeperColl & all for the great insight & conversation. See you tonight for #winechat #summerofriesling! #SommChat

@stevenvanharen (Steven Van Haren): #SommChat Hi Jon, sorry I’m late to the party. Anything stand out as the biggest surprise (in a good way) from France 2010 vintage? Salud!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Thanks again @jbonne – goes down as longest in #SommChat history to date -

@jbonne (Jon Bonne): .@KeeperColl my pleasure!! was super fun. hope to see everyone on Twitter soon! #SommChat

@TaliaBaiocchi (Talia Baiocchi): @jbonne You’re the bomb. Thanks. #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @jbonne @KeeperColl #SommChat Thanks again! Really just outstanding chat today!

@ecovinowines (ecoVINO Wines): @jbonne Hello Languedoc, Chile & Argentina..sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under uh haha uh haha. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Thanks for a very thorough discussion. Journalism at its best! @KeeperColl: @jbonne – goes down as longest in #SommChat history to date.

@jeffreymar (Jeffrey Alan Mar): Great chat today! @jbonne #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): bye for now twitter family. Must go get ready for work. Loved #SommChat and Happy #WineWednesday!

@GeordieClarke (Geordie Clarke): Can someone explain #SommChat to me? This is a new one in my world.

@hkremer (hkremer): @GeordieClarke It’s a weekly Q&A chat with @jbonne the wine editor for the SF Chronicle. Just ended, join in next time! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @GeordieClarke #SommChat every Wednesday, 11am to noon Central Time, there’s always a Somm or wine industry pro guesting to whom we ask ?s

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): @KeeperColl Definitely our pleasure! Cheers! And a very happy #winewednesday to you! #WW #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @KeeperColl Super bummed I missed #SommChat today with @jbonne. The time is really hard for me with the kids! Can’t wait to read stream!

@proseccogal (Darla A): Some of my favs. Thx! RT @jbonne let’s go w/ Picpoul (Beaulieu), good Vinho Verde (maybe Niepoort’s Docil), Soave #SommChat

@VinoPeteblog (Peter Trapasso): Nice stats!: 516 tweets generated 1,595,401 impressions, reaching an audience of 206,804 followers http://ow.ly/cZQkT #SommChat

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