Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest James Molesworth

8/28 Wine Spectator Senior Editor James Molesworth

@jmolesworth1

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Wine Writer James Molesworth @jmolesworth1 from @WineSpectator #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to @WineSpectator’s Senior Editor @jmolesworth1 #SommChat #Winelover

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): so what does the #SommChat room think of all the @ny_sla and middleman issues in the past cpl of weeks? @jmolesworth1 http://ow.ly/olFRG

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): It’s easy to pound on bureaucratic silliness and they have not been very pro-business for sure… @noblewines @ny_sla #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @jmolesworth1 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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @jmolesworth1 our 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 (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @jmolesworth1 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @WineSpectator’s @jmolesworth1 #WineWednesday #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Great to be here today. Thanks for having me on #SommChat. I love Q&A… Where’s Michael Buffer? Let’s get ready to ruuuumble!

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): ’88 Jamet Côte Brune bottling was stunning when I had my last one about two years ago… @evandawson #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Not fair….! I’ll take the 70 at Cypress Point though, even if it means I never break 90 again… @evandawson #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): And any time I finish a bottle of Chave…. @evandawson #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @WineSpectator @jmolesworth1 Ready for #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @TeamBrioschi: @jmolesworth1 – Q: is the recent trend of stemless wine glasses in restaraunts a sign of laziness or cheapness? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Don’t think either. It’s trendy and restaurants are always looking to be hip. Plus, stems break and cost is an issue. @TeamBriosch #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove great to see you as always on #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – When you are reviewing wines for WS, what steps do you take ahead of time to ensure ideal tasting conditions? – #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Great question. Wines are temp controlled of course. Some decanting. Proper stem ware. Brightly lit, quiet room… @demilove #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @demilove: @jmolesworth1 When U R reviewing wines for WS, what steps do U take ahead of time 2 ensure ideal tasting conditions? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): You might also find this interesting: a video on how we taste at Wine Spectator…http://bit.ly/10PDTNH @demilove #SommChat

@austinfoodtom (Tom Thornton): @KeeperColl @jmolesworth1 What has been the winning entry/recipe in your summer negroni experiment? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Off topic! But man, I love negronis. Carpano Antica formula, cardamom bitter, Hendricks gin so far…#lotsofresearch @austinfoodtom #SommChat

@TishWine (W.R. Tish): Simple Q for @jmolesworth1 Why does WS not list alcohol % in reviews? It’s legal data & very relevant 4 many drinkers. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): We track alc amounts in our internal database. But we don’t feel it merits inclusion in the formal review. @TishWine #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @KeeperColl @demilove @jmolesworth1 When U R reviewing wines for WS, what steps do U take ahead of time 2 ensure ideal tasting #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I didn’t want to be the gym teacher who says ‘do this’ and then can’t do it….It was a fun experience. @SiduriWines #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): @jmolesworth1 What was the last wine you tasted that made you twerk? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Hold the line, I am goggling twerk … @ShitMySommSays #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Dang, bro. Not sure I can do that move. I did some popping after an ’03 Jamet the other night though… @ShitMySommSays #SommChat

@Tperez (Thomas Perez): @jmolesworth1@WineSpectator @kepercoll Good Morning from #Carmel, CA #SommChat

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): @jmolesworth1 U think: French wine more understandable for consumers as varietals,regions (ie,Roussillon) or smaller appellations? #SommChat

@DeniseClarkTX (Denise Clark): Hi @jmolesworth1 – are you still the reviewer for Texas wines? What tips do you have for TX wineries on wines to submit? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I did it for a while, but not anymore. The tip is simple: send them in. We have an open door policy at WS… @DeniseClarkeTX #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): We don’t guarantee to taste them, but we do try to get to everything… @DeniseClarkeTX #SommChat

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter_food_chats.html … #wine #wiyg #foodies

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @austinfoodtom great to see you at #SommChat

@jennanorth (Jenna North): Cheers! Follow along: RT @KeeperColl: We’d like to introduce you to @WineSpectator’s Senior Editor @jmolesworth1 #SommChat #Winelover #ww

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter_food_chats.html … #wine #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): Good Morning and Happy Wednesday fellow #wine lovers, I’m reporting for duty for #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Whew!! Made it..What’ did I Miss? #SommChat

@Tperez (Thomas Perez): @jmolesworth Do you see changes in California #Wine Making? if you do what are they @kepercoll #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I don’t formally cover Cali, but yes I see some trends…lots of artisanal producers making highly stylized wines @TperezWine #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @jmolesworth1: We track alc in internal database don’t feel it merits inclusion in formal review. @TishWine #SommChat maybe reconsider?

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): We do try to cover these news items at WS though, as they are important for the consumer to know about. @noblewines @ny_sla #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @KeeperColl: Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag for everyone to see it! #Wine #SommChat

@waterintowino (waterintowino): .@jmolesworth1 is there a region where the standard typicity with which you just the wine against has evolved faster than others? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I think you mean ‘judge’. Hard to answer. Typicity is nebulous. Brett was typical for the RHone a generation ago… @waterintowino #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): But do we accept that today? No. Softer tannins and more forward fruit in Bordeaux? This cuts both ways… @waterintowino #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): MT @MagRahn: @jmolesworth1 U think: French wine > understandable 4 consumers as varietals,regions (ie,Roussillon)R smaller apps? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I think we should teach consumers wine the way it’s produced and labeled. Old world means region first, varietal second. @MagRahn #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @TeamBrioschi: @jmolesworth1 – Q: is the recent trend of stemless wine glasses in restaurants a sign of laziness or cheapness? #SommChat

@ttolma (Travis Tolmachoff): @jmolesworth1 #SommChat Have you tasted AZ wines? Thoughts?

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Yes, quite a few. Been reviewing them for a few years. Potential for sure. Rhone red and white varieties seem best. @ttolma #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Frankly, I don’t understand stemless…It looks trendy but hard to swirl, no? #SommChat

@corkhoarder (Bryan Garcia): @jmolesworth1 #SommChat How spooky is too spooky? #spookywine

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): #WW Salud! @nzcomplexity #SommChat

@elloinos (Markus Stolz): @jmolesworth1 @KeeperColl James, is it easy or hard for you to judge wines from varieties/regions you are unfamiliar with? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Great question. It’s ‘easy’ in the sense that I have a global perspective. But ‘hard’ in the sense, ‘what is typicity?’. @elloinos #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Easy to judge a Marsanne from AZ when I drink Rhone often. @elloinos #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): But judging an Australian Verdelho? Maybe not so much. The key is to focus on quality first. Style is separate. @elloinos #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Concur @jmolesworth1 I think we should teach consumers wine way it’s produced and labeled. Old world = region 1st, varietal 2nd #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): Good morning from #vegas @KeeperColl @jmolesworth1 @WineSpectator #SommChat #ww

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @primlanikitchen: Frankly, I don’t understand stemless…It looks trendy but hard to swirl, no? #SommChat lotso fingerprints 4sure

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @vinogger – Hi Melanie! Raising my glass to you! – #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @jmolesworth1 what are your thoughts on the belief WS & others have a bias towards certain styles of wines which impacts scoring? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Great question. As just mentioned, I focus on quality first. Style is not a factor. There are good and bad in all styles @vinogger #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): For example, Bonneau and Beaucastel both get high scores as they are great examples of their respective types… @vinogger #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @vinogger what are your thoughts on the belief WS & others have a bias towards certain styles of wines which impacts scoring #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): What is the most challenging aspect to your job? @jmolesworth1 #SommChat @KeeperColl

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): It’s a tie: 1. keeping a global perspective for wine. 2. Subjugating personal preference. 3. staying fit… @harleywine1 #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @demilove Thanks Doug cheers to you! #SommChat

@jennanorth (Jenna North): RT @jmolesworth1: You might also find this interesting: a video on how we taste at Wine Spectator http://bit.ly/10PDTNH @demilove #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Doesn’t the same belief (bias towards style) impact prices all over the world too? @vinogger #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @PrimlaniKitchen No, u often hear winemakers feel 2 get good scores they need 2 make wines a certain way it’s a different issue #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): My personal reaction to style has to be subjugated as much as possible… @vinogger #SommChat

@MagRahn (Magdalena Rahn): TY! mt @jmolesworth1 I think we should teach wine the way it’s produced and labeled. Old world means region first, varietal second #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @jmolesworth1: You might also find this interesting: a video on how we taste at Wine Spectator http://bit.ly/10PDTNH #wine #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @jmolesworth1: lots of artisanal producers making highly stylized wines @TperezWine #SommChat what’s your definition of stylized?

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Deliberately low alcohol. Or no oak on a variety that could probably use it….These are as stylized as high alc wines. @noblewines #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I feel some are idiosyncratic for the sake of being so. Others are legitimately good… @TperezWine #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): If you subscribe to Wine Spectator, then you have issues…..Plus a free pocket guide. #SommChat @jmolesworth1

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): #WW Cheers Stephanie! Where in Florida are you Located? @StephanieMiskew #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): RT “@KeeperColl: Get ready for #SommChat 11AM CST!” ==> joining in now

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @harleywine1 great to see you too at #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): Joining in on #SommChat a bit late. But I always learn something in this weekly @KeeperColl Twitter chat!

@nzcomplexity (Complexity): Checking in & checking out #SommChat @KeeperColl @jmolesworth1

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @PrimlaniKitchen I’m in Delray Beach – just south of Palm Beach & north of Boca:) #SommChat #WW

@TishWine (W.R. Tish): That’s beside the point @jmolesworth1. W/ ABV% levels in general rising, that data = more important than ever to consumers. #SommChat

@IsaacJamesBaker (Isaac James Baker): @jmolesworth1 @ttolma I’ve really been impressed with some Rhone varieties coming out of Arizona. #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Nice! You must run into @mmWine then? @StephanieMiskew I am in Orlando..#SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @jmolesworth1 Do you have any cool projects in the works? #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): True! @jmolesworth1 Great question. I focus on quality first. Style is not a factor. There are good and bad in all styles #SommChat

@LifesNiceDrinks (Daniel Mencher): @jmolesworth1 Are you familiar with Long Island wines? Thoughts? Thanks. #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Not really. I tasted them a few years ago. Frankly thought they were weak. Haven’t tasted much since. @lifesnicedrinks #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): RT @jmolesworth1 My personal reaction to style has to be subjugated as much as possible… @vinogger #SommChat #SommChat

@elloinos (Markus Stolz): @jmolesworth1 Very thoughtful and solid answers, thank you. #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): Same for everyone! @jmolesworth1 @harleywine1 #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @jmolesworth1 It’s a tie: 1. keeping a global perspective for wine. 2. Subjugating personal preference. 3. staying fit… #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): @jmolesworth1 how do you subjugate your personal tastes? short punch list please for the rest of us? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth):As Nike says, just do it. Learn to appreciate all styles, then remove that from the equation. @italianwineguy #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Some people want buttery Chard – what are the best ones? Some people want stainless Chard? What are the best ones? @italianwineguy #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 What got you interested in the #Wine business and when did you first get interested? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Francophile parents who entertained often. Wine was always on the table. It was ingrained early, but w/out my knowing. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. In college, choosing #wine over beer made the girls take notice too. After college I started at retail and fell in love @KeeperColl #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @KeeperColl Q. @jmolesworth1 What got you interested in the #Wine business and when did you first get interested? #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @jmolesworth1 can you please on what you mean by that? #SommChat

@TishWine (W.R. Tish): Re WS excluding ABV% @noblewines, perhaps real reason is to hide fact that higher alc wines get higher scores @jmolesworth1 #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @lifesnicedrinks: @jmolesworth1 Are you familiar with Long Island wines? Thoughts? Thanks. #SommChat I’d be interested in that answer

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): The More I Read & Tasted about #wine, the more intrigued I got. Took it to the next level only recently…. #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @jmolesworth1 how did you come to write for WS? Did you ever work in the restaurant scene? #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @KeeperColl great minds think alike. Just asked similar questions #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Started at retail, then somm at ’21′ Club in NYC. Joined mag from there as tasting coordinator. Now 17 years at WS. @lwa235 #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 You mention that #Rhone is UR fav region. Why and is it the entire reg or do u have a pref 4 N or S? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. I was there in ’78 as a youngster with my dad. It made an impression then, but again, subconsciously. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. The Rhône has my soul. The change from north to south in terrain and grapes is unmatched… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. It’s also much less pretentious than Bordeaux or Burgundy. And the light in the Ventoux in summer doesn’t suck. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@michaelshearin (Michael Shearin): @KeeperColl @drewbie_g @lwa235 @margauxcoimport @drsalsamx @justawinetwit @lesliesb @noblerotnyc thanks for the invite, im on it. #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @lwa235: @jmolesworth1 how did you come to write for WS? Did you ever work in the restaurant scene? #SommChat does 21 Club count?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @michaelshearin great to see you on #SommChat

@TishWine (W.R. Tish): Despite variability of ABV % @LambruscoDay, it is still legal data, and seeing 11.5% vs. 14.5% is valuable info! #SommChat @jmolesworth1

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): I do relish a buttery chard but then I do adore the crisp and pure flavors of a Chablis. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 What #wines regions are most prevalent in your personal cellar? #Winelover #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. My cellar is %50+ Rhône and vast majority French. But also Cali, Finger Lakes, Port, Germany, S. Africa and more… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Well, there’s Chave Hermitage in the water cooler and free truffles… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. It’s not like being in the ESPN offices, though we do get rockstar winemakers passing through now and then. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @jmolesworth1 The Rhône has my soul. The change from north to south in terrain and grapes is unmatched… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@Shebnemdrinks (Shebnem Ince): Hi! What are your thoughts re: climate change, esp. in Mediterranean climates like S Rhône? Some say future is bleak. #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Good question. Future is bleak if you’re growing warm climate varieties, maybe…but adversity brings opportunity. @Shebnemdrinks #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Beaucastel for instance is buying vyds at elevation. Vinsobres, Gigondas could be new stars in 10+ years… @Shebnemdrinks #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 What is a typical day as a Sr. Editor of @WineSpectator? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. I taste nearly every day I’m in the office, 20-25 wines per flight. Sometimes 2 flights. Lots of reading/writing too. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Travel is tough. Often several appointments per day. Lots of tasting/discussion with winemakers. Long days. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@Tperez (Thomas Perez): @jmolesworth1 I am sure this ? has been asked many times, What is your personal style #wine ? other then gr8 @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): It’s about mood. I don’t mind tannin or oak. I like acidity. I want a sense of distinction and place… @TperezWine #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): It also depends on food and people I’m with… I lean towards old world and minerality, but am not afraid of power/fruit @TperezWine #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @Shebnemdrinks What r your thoughts re:climate change, esp. in Mediterranean climates like S Rhône? Some say future is bleak. #SommChat

@TishWine (W.R. Tish): Not suprising at all @noblewines. And consumers care more about alcohol levels than they used to. Omitting ABV makes no sense. #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @jmolesworth1 @KeeperColl Word! #SommChat #WW

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @jmolesworth1 you’ve covered every position incl. vineyard time, but which area gave you widest perspective in understanding wine #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Hmm, can’t say any one area. It’s eye opening after spending 10 weeks a year in Bdx to go to Cali, for example. @lwa235 #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): It’s the sum total of everywhere I’ve been, people I’ve talked too, vineyards I’ve seen…and I still have a ways to go too @lwa235 #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I operate under the rubric that others out there always know more than me and have more experience. That keeps me going. @lwa235 #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): @jmolesworth Do you find it hard to “subjugate your personal reaction to style”? What steps do take to do that? #SommChat

@waterintowino (waterintowino): What would tip you off @jmolesworth1 to a red wine being South African in a blind tasting? Any specific flavors or qualities? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Hmm. Well the reds have a distinct racy, savory edge.They often combine New World fruit and Old World minerality.@waterintowino #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @jmolesworth1 @KeeperColl Lol – are you hiring? #SommChat #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Do you think your readers are just as interested in cellaring their wines today compared to 10-20 years ago? – #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Wow. Tough one. More consumers today drinking wine young. Yet educated ones buying for aging means more critical mass. @demilove #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): It’s generational too. As they get older and drink more (hopefully) they’ll investigate drinking older wines. @demilove #SommChat

@ReenenB (Reenen Borman): “@jmolesworth1: The Rhône has my soul. The change from north to south in terrain and grapes is unmatched… @KeeperColl #SommChat” Amen!

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): @jmolesworth1@KeeperColl Well, there’s Chave Hermitage n the water cooler & free truffles Need an intern I’m free 4 #truffleseason #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @demilove @KeeperColl – Do u think your readers are just as interested cellaring their wines today compared 10-20 years ago #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo, CSW): Just in time for #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): What’s your favorite unknown or little known up and coming varietal? Wine region? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Finger Lakes is fun – give them a shot. Definitely an emerging region with a ways to go. @vinogger #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): And Rhone varieties from the Swartland in South Africa. Some very, very dynamic stuff there…@vinogger #SommChat

@TeamBrioschi (BrioschiCycling): @KeeperColl #SommChat – what is best cellar worthy wine under $30?

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): For red, try a Pierre Amadieu Gigondas. For white, try a Wiemer Riesling from the Finger Lakes… there are others. @TeamBrioschi #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @jmolesworth1 adjustments to clones, vineyard elevations and grape varieties have long been used to adjust to climate change #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @jmolesworth1 RT @TeamBrioschi: @KeeperColl #SommChat – what is best cellar worthy wine under $30

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): yeahhhh ! RT @hvwinegoddess: Just in time for #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @jmolesworth1: I operate under the rubric that others out there always know more than me and have more experience. @lwa235 #SommChat cool

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @jmolesworth1 What wine region would you like to visit that you haven’t been to yet? #SommChat #WW

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Spain. And then, Spain. And then Madeira…I spend most of my time in France of course. Rarely get elsewhere… @StephanieMiskew #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @VictoriaDaskal: @jmolesworth1 U should stop by London, UK & come 2 Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007 vs1998 tasting w/ Steven Spurrier! #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Sounds like fun, but I actually don’t go to trade/pr tastings. Two great vintages though. You’ll have fun! @VictoriaDaskal #SommChat

@Tperez (Thomas Perez): @jmolesworth1 @Wine Spectator @KeeperColl Thank you! I am getting thirsty now… #wine #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): RT @jmolesworth1 For red, try a Pierre Amadieu Gigondas. For white, try a Wiemer Riesling from the Finger Lakes @TeamBrioschi #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 What do you like to do with your personal time when you are not Writing abt #Wine? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Fitness has gotten me hooked. I’m also aiming to do a Tough Mudder in October and I hit the gym daily. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. I love cooking and eating! I try to manage a veggie garden at my weekend house. Photography, art and other hedonism. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @jmolesworth1: Finger Lakes is fun – give them a shot. Definitely an emerging region with a ways to go. @vinogger #SommChat @ravineswine

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): I’m an avid golfer…I took up running a year ago and love it. Currently training for a half marathon. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 How do U go about pairing #food and #wine – which comes first for you? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Great question. Sometimes I pick the wine first and build around it. Other times food comes first and I fit the wine. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. But no hard and fast rules. I think people over fetishize wine and food pairings, as well as glassware, decanting etc @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Cook what you want. Pull a cork. Put it in a glass…it’s ok if it’s not perfect as long as you’re with friends. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Aptly Put! @jmolesworth1 Cook what u want. Pull a cork, Put it in a glass.it’s ok if it’s not perfect as long as you’re w friends #SommChat

@JaneHB (Jane H Broughton): On SA wines “@jmolesworth1:The reds have a distinct racy, savory edge. They often combine New World fruit & Old World minerality #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 What R some of your fav South African #Wines and why? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. South Africa is coming on strong. Rhone varieties from the Swartland (Sadie, Mullineux and Badenhorst)… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. de Trafford Syrah is superb. Cabs from Rust en Vrede. Chenin Blanc from Ken Forrester. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 You were on @NBCNewYork this year. How does doing TV compare 4 you to writing? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Hamilton-Russell and his Ashbourne project. Porseleinberg. Bartinney. Anthonij Rupert. Somms need to check it out… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Totally different. You have no second chance, no one to edit you. You need to think quickly on your feet. @KeeperColl @NBCNewYork #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): Only Last week I bought some Trafford @jmolesworth1 de Trafford Syrah is superb. Cabs Rust en Vrede. Chenin Blanc Ken Forrester. #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Yeah, de Trafford is really special. Mountain grown Syrah: think Dunn Howell Mountain. Try his Sjinn project too. @PrimlaniKitchen #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): It pays to have a good interviewer who keeps things moving. And you need to rehearse your talking points. @KeeperColl @NBCNewYork #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @jmolesworth1 Tell us more abt progress being made with #wine in the Finger Lakes region of #NY #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. The Finger Lakes is improving and writers like to focus on the positive. But let’s be honest, there’s a ways to go… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. But shifting to vinifera has been critical whether it’s Riesling or other grapes. @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. Putting hometown grower skills (Kim Engle, Phil Davis) w/ outside winemaking skills (Louis Barruol, Morten Hallgren) @KeeperColl #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): A. has pushed things along…the key will be shifting from quantity/bottom line culture to quality first thinking… @KeeperColl #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @jmolesworth1 @KeeperColl Featuring Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc at a dinner tonight – love it:) #SommChat #WW

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Yeah, the red too. And then the Family red and white. Excellent winery. @StephanieMiskew #SommChat

@TishWine (W.R. Tish): RT @baconator @noblewines @TishWine @noblewines only makes sense if you’re hiding something. Beer, spirit sites all do this now. #SommChat

@NobleRotNYC (Jonathan Cristaldi):@jmolesworth1 How do you see WS’s influence evolving in the next 5 years with respect to younger audiences? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): We do our thing. We try to be independent, consistent, critical, comprehensive. I think readers appreciate that. @NobleRotNYC #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Sure, we want to reach as many people as possible but we can’t be all things to all people. @NobleRotNYC #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): We need to report on the market, as a while. Not make the market, or get bogged down in minutae/esotorica… @NobleRotNYC #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @jmolesworth1: Hamilton-Russell and his Ashbourne project. Porseleinberg. Bartinney. Anthonij Rupert. @KeeperColl #SommChat RIP Tim

@vinogger (Melanie): @jmolesworth1 What are some of your favorite value wines for every day drinking, both red & white? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Under $40, Badenhorst Family Red. St.-Cosme Cotes du Rhone. Jean Faux Bordeaux. Chapoutier Bila-Haut. Souhaut Syrah… @vinogger #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): And whites under $40, Ravines Dry Riesling. Ashbourne from South Africa. Doisy-Daene and Coutet dry white. @vinogger #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @jmolesworth1 What wine do you like to open on a weeknight after work? Your favorite “house” or “everyday” wine? #SommChat #WW

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): How about first thing my hand hits when it goes in the Sub Zero cooler? @StephanieMiskew #SommChat

@Winochic (Andrea Beckham): Better late than never! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @Winochic for sure #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Late start for me #SommChat what are we talking about?

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @jmolesworth1: Chenin Blanc from Ken Forrester. @KeeperColl #SommChat have you had Raats Chenin or Cab F?

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Oh yes, for sure. I taste about 500 South African wines a year. Those are both excellent & there are many others…. @noblewines #SommChat

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): .@jmolesworth1 what’s your take on Bressy leaving Rasteau? You for/against AOC limiting minor indigenous varieties in the Rhone? #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): At a certain point, the AOC rules are rules, and thus, they are meant to be broken. @VineyardGate #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): If you’re aiming at quality, and feel you have to give up an AOC name on your label to get there, then go for it. @VineyardGate #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @noblewines: RT @jmolesworth1: Chenin Blanc from Ken Forrester. @KeeperColl #SommChat have you had Raats Chenin or Cab F? #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – What’s your take on the existence of this mysterious group of wine drinkers called “millennials?” myth or fact? – #SommChat -RT @SandyWasserman: Late start for me #SommChat what are we talking about?

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Hmmm. Well, we always need to quantify thing, via ‘groups’, labels. Not sure what the data says here though. @demilove #SommChat

@jmolesworth1 (James Molesworth): Ultimately as long as more people are drinking wine, they can call themselves anything they want… @demilove #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @jmolesworth1 is our guest

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @demilove: @jmolesworth1 What’s your take on existence of mysterious group of wine drinkers called “millennials?” myth or fact? #SommChat

@NobleRotNYC (Jonathan Cristaldi): @jmolesworth1 Re: market – what if demand is Muscato and sweet Port cocktails from here on out? Should WS help steer the markt? #SommChat

@winecurmudgeon (Jeff Siegel): MT The WC does it, too @TishWine: RT @baconator @noblewines @TishWine @noblewines only makes sense if you’re hiding something… #SommChat

@Winochic (Andrea Beckham): @jmolesworth1 @vinogger #Chapoutier #Bila-Haut my new favorite red this summer #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @jmolesworth1 Any emerging regions, countries or states your excited to taste wine from or visit? #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): #SommChat time over 4 me gotta run… @jmolesworth1 really enjoyed your twitter exchange with @ericasmov awhile ago

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Good choice! RT @Winochic: @jmolesworth1 @vinogger #Chapoutier #Bila-Haut my new favorite red this summer #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @jmolesworth1 #WineWednesday #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @jmolesworth1: At a certain point, the AOC rules are rules, and thus, they are meant to be broken. @VineyardGate #SommChat you mean AOP

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): It was great to have @jmolesworth1 join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @jmolesworth1 So many great ones to choose from – Cheers! #SommChat #WW

@sfwineblog (John Trinidad): Truth RT @jmolesworth1: At a certain point, the AOC rules are rules, and thus, they are meant to be broken. @VineyardGate #SommChat

@DeniseClarkTX (Denise Clark): Cheers to that! RT @jmolesworth1 Ultimately as long as more people are drinking wine, they can call themselves anything they want #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @jmolesworth1 for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @jmolesworth1 Thanks for a great #SommChat!

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @jmolesworth1 thank you for being here in #SommChat. It’s been inspirational to hear your responses on a wide range of questions.

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Bye everyone, have a tasty day! See you next time on #SommChat !

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): 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

  • VIP Sponsor
  • Cocktail Challenge Sponsor

Sign Up For Keeper News