Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Rick Bakas

8/31 Sommelier Rick Bakas for CabernetDay

@RickBakas

See what you missed at #SommChat on 8/31 as we chatted with Sommelier Rick Bakas in preparation for the 2nd Annual #CabernetDay.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #wine & #CabernetDay from the creator himself! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to @RickBakas, here help us gear up for tomorrow’s #CabernetDay celebration! Got your Qs ready? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Excited to have @RickBakas join us! Actually Rick’s 2nd time to join #SommChat. If u know Rick, u know 1 chat’s just not enough! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If you’re joining us for #SommChat, shout out to @RickBakas so he knows you’re here & can keep an eye out for your #wine Qs! #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. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @RickBakas our Qs, you’re welcome to ask him ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #CabernetDay with @RickBakas! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken): rt @keepercoll Let’s start talking #CabernetDay with @RickBakas! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken): psst… hey twinos… join #uswineguys at #SommChat with @RickBakas …might learn something about #CabernetDay starting > right now!

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @keepercoll Let’s do this! #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Friends – I’ll be in a live chat over the next hour so my apologies for all the tweets. If u like wine, follow the tag #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (Shit My Sommelier Says): @keepercoll @RickBakas I drank so much Bordeaux once, I châteaux-ed my pants #cabernetday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Already in the zone –> RT @ShitMySommSays: @keepercoll I drank so much Bdx once, I châteaux-ed my pants #cabernetday #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @keepercoll @rickbakas What first got you interested in #wine #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @WineTheory The 1st btl that got me hooked was ’85 Stag’s Leap Cask 23. That was right out of college in ’91. #SommChat

@goodlaura(Laura Good): RT @RickBakas: 1st btl that got me hooked was ’85 Stag’s Leap Cask 23. That was right out of college in ’91. #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @keepercoll @RickBakas thats awesome. My profile pic is in front of Stag’s Leap Fay vineyards #SommChat #greatminds

@canterburywine(Christy Canterbury): Esp their old school juice! RT @goodlaura RT @RickBakas1st btl that got me hooked was ’85 Stag’s Leap Cask 23 #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): What’s the price differential 20 yrs later? RT @RickBakas: @WineTheory The 1st btl that got me hooked was ’85 Stag’s Leap Cask 23. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @keepercoll @BostonSommelier The ’85 Stag’s Cask 23 back in 1991 was around $50 now $200-300 #SommChat

@goodlaura (Laura Good): I live in wine growing region — Calaveras County, CA — many great reds in this region #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): @RickBakas Hi, any new Cabernet Sauvignon discoveries you like? NZ, S.Africa, Italy? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @fernandobeteta A. new Cab Sauv discoveries: I’m liking the Secateurs wines from SA. Also loving Marg River Cabs #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): @RickBakas Nice. What are you drinking tomorrow? Lots I hope. #cabernetday #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @fernandobeteta Tomorrow for Cab day I’ll be tasting these wines – http://t.co/vznXHqZ #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): Yum! RT @RickBakas: @fernandobeteta Tomorrow for Cab day I’ll be tasting these wines – http://t.co/PnIGcnu #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Not too shabby… RT @RickBakas: @fernandobeteta Tomorrow for Cab day Ill be tasting these wines – http://t.co/BqAtAfr #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): @RickBakas That’s quite a line up. Especially by my girl @Andreawine #SommChat 1990 Musar! nice choice

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): luv Musar 2 RT @fernandobeteta: @RickBakas Thats quite a line up. Especially by my girl @Andreawine 1990 Musar! nice choice #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @fernandobeteta Yeah, I had to call in some favors to get the Musar in there #SommChat

@alawine (Ken): Q? @RickBakas How is #CabernetDay different this year, from last year? @keepercoll #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @alawine A. This yr #CabernetDay has more of a “mobile” slant + more video streaming + more organization. #SommChat

@alawine (Ken): .@RickBakas and more locations, it seems. BTW, is there a list of links for video streamings? #CabernetDay #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @alawine For tomorrow ToutSuite will be live streaming video b/tween locations 5-8PST. #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @keepercoll @rickbakas Do you think Cult Cabs and 1st Growths are really worth the $ or is it more a supply/demand + Name #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @WineTheory I personally wouldn’t pay the $ for 1st growths & Cults but plenty of ppl do. I like to discover new gems. #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @RickBakas Thanks, I couldn’t agree more. #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): #SommChat Irene commuting on transit in YVR on. First #cabernet love @stsupery Napa cab

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@rickbakas I saw a tweet asking “Why does Cab need a day?” Its popular as hell already, so why the focus? #SommChat #WW

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MattMcGinnis Cab Sauv (& Cab Franc) don’t *need* a day. That’s not what it’s about, it’s about community. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): What #CabernetDay’s abt! RT @RickBakas: @MattMcGinnis Cab Sauv (& Cab Franc) dont *need* a day. Its about community. #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@rickbakas Any excuse to drink a great Cab and share the experience with friends is a good excuse #SommChat #CabernetDay

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @MattMcGinnis For tomorrow’s Cab day I personally will be focusing on Loire Cab Francs, Mexican Cab Sauv & CO wines. #SommChat

@BostonSommelier (Boston Somm Society): Let’s hear it for unconventional appelations! RT @RickBakas: I will be focusing on Loire Cab Francs, Mexican Cab Sauv & CO wines. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Today on #SommChat we’re talking about tomorrow’s #CabernetDay (starting later today down under) – http://t.co/sRRBudK

@ShitMySommSays (Shit My Sommelier Says): @RickBakas A lot of wineries make an ICON wine. Is ICON one word or two? #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @ShitMySommSays I think ICON is 2 words, but 1 syllable #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Fellow somms & wine friends, after tomorrow’s Cab day I’d like to plan a Riesling event late OCT. Contact me if u want to cohost #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): #SommChat @RickBakas FYI there are a few wineries in the Okanagan and restos in YVR celebrating #CabernetDay

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): What @i_on_food_drink said. There are serious Cab Sauvs coming out of Okanagan. It’s hotter there than you’d think. #SommChat

@meetatNigel (Nigel Rawlins): @RickBakas @i_on_food_drink yep, believe it or not, Canada has a desert. Looking fwd to sharing an OKA VQA Cab tom w/ everyone #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy Canterbury): @RickBakas re: #Okanagan #Cabernet : Lots of #Merlot but really like Osoyoos Larose. #SommChat #CabernetDay cc: @i_on_food_drink

@michaelshearin (Michael Shearin): @RickBakas I think the wines from @LeVieuxPin & La Stellina in Okanagan are very good and show great potential. #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@keepercoll always glad to join your fantastic #SommChat.

@alawine (Ken): Tough question @RickBakas your favorite #Napa Cabs? #CabernetDay #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @alawine I can’t pick a favorite Napa Cab. Probably could narrow it to top 10 but not just one. #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): I will prob bring a Texas Cab for our group to try. #txwine RT @RickBakas: @MattMcGinnis #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @DeniseFraser Which TX Cabs are you looking at opening? #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): Surprise..will brown bag them! RT @RickBakas: @DeniseFraser Which TX Cabs are you looking at opening? #SommChat

@bajawines (BajaWines): We’ll be enjoying some great Mexican Cabs and Cab blends tomorrow for #CabernetDay #SommChat How about you?

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