Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master of Wine Tim Atkin

9/3 Master of Wine Tim Atkin

@TimAtkin

Kristi Willis ‏@kristifarm2tbl Looking forward to it! MT @KeeperColl: Don’t miss #SommChat today at 11 am CST w/ Master of #Wine @TimAtkin of http://www.timatkin.com/

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @TimAtkin @KeeperColl Good morning. Glad to be back at #SommChat . It's been a busy summer. What's today's topic?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@enjoielife #SommChat today features Master of #Wine @TimAtkin

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine Join us now #winelover for a great #SommChat with @TimAtkin by @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl thx- will miss U RT @winecompass: @KeeperColl Tied up today but will follow #SommChat with Master of #Wine @TimAtkin conversation tonight

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin @KeeperColl @winecompass Ready to go in three minutes. #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger Good morning #wine lovers from #SF #CA where I write about #food #wine & #travel on http://vinogger.com #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @TimAtkin what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A. @KeeperColl I lived in Avignon as part of my degree, so started 1982. I then got a job as journo on Wine & Spirit magazine. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl where is @TimAtkin tweeting from today on #SommChat ? Does he have a strong enough wifi for being "on the line"?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@noblewines Tim Atkin @TimAtkin is tweeting from UK base

Tim Atkin @TimAtkin A. @KeeperColl @noblewines I certainly am. Late afternoon here. Sherry time! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Master of #Wine @TimAtkin #WW #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger @TimAtkin how do you steer people to lesser known varietals and what is your favorite lesser known varietal & #wine region? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A. @vinogger I do my best. They tend to be cheaper. How about Frappato? I'm also a Mencia fan. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - You do some wine/music pairings on your blog - how do you think the right music can enhance my glass? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A. @demilove @KeeperColl It'subjective. But the two work well together. For me at least. Keith Jarrett goes with most things. #SommChat

Christy CanterburyMW ‏@canterburywine .@TimAtkin @KeeperColl Interesting…Keith Jarrett is like the Pinot Noir of music then? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @canterburywine @KeeperColl You said it. A genius who sometimes disappoints, but can be sublime #SommChat

District 7 Wines ‏@District7Wines @canterburywine @KeeperColl Haha, great analogy!

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning Q. @TimAtkin Who are your mentors in the wine industry & what is your current position & where? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @SandyWasserman My mentors were @ozclarke, @thewinesinger and @robertjoseph. They still are. I'm still learning. #SommChat

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista @TimAtkin @SandyWasserman @ozclarke @thewinesinger @robertjoseph always learning!

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista @TimAtkin @KeeperColl Are there any wines that you tried that "surprised" you that you care to share? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @VinoBarista @KeeperColl I'm surprised most days. I think it's vital to keep tasting, tasting, tasting. And learning. #SommChat

Socorro Sampaio ‏@socorrosampaio @TimAtkin off to Barcelona tomorrow. Any Cava worth trying, pls?

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @socorrosampaio Gramona. Expensive, but the best!

Socorro Sampaio ‏@socorrosampaio @TimAtkin will try it! Thanks a lot!

Ormiga ‏@ormiga #SommChat when will this crazy #china #wine bubble CRASH @TimAtkin @KeeperColl

@winecompass so us earthlings can afford le chug #SommChat

Ormiga ‏@ormiga #SommChat & what happened to simple #wine tasting for pleasure @TimAtkin @KeeperColl @winecompass send me a few cases ;)

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @ormiga @KeeperColl @winecompass If only I could. I still taste for pleasure. Wine is just 75cl of fun at its most basic. #SommChat

Filipe José Carvalho ‏@fjcarvalho Question 1 - Is China a real threat to Old World wineries? @TimAtkin @KeeperColl #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin @fjcarvalho @KeeperColl I don't think so, except as a source of fraudulent labels. #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine .@TimAtkin Have you ever thought about making your own #wine ? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A. @fabienlaine @KeeperColl Yes, I had a vineyard in Fitou for a while. But I think it would be a conflict of interest. #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @TimAtkin Sure ! Wine is a social vector, need to be shared #SommChat @KeeperColl

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @fabienlaine @KeeperColl I agree with that. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Agree @fabienlaine, sharing is caring! @TimAtkin @KeeperColl #SommChat

Rojita ‏@RojitaTiwari @TimAtkin @fabienlaine @KeeperColl always wanted to know if it's a good idea to have your own wine brand if you are a wine writer.

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @RojitaTiwari @fabienlaine @KeeperColl I think it's a conflict of interest. #SommChat

Rojita ‏@RojitaTiwari @TimAtkin @fabienlaine @KeeperColl may be. But how long can you stop yourself from creating something wonderful, specially whn u knw u can?

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A. @RojitaTiwari @fabienlaine @KeeperColl I'm a writer, not a winemaker. But I enjoy blending wines with friends. #SommChat

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista @TimAtkin @KeeperColl @kristifarm2tbl @mastersofwine Do you ever experience a conflict of interest when tasting and personal relationships?

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @KeeperColl @VinoBarista @kristifarm2tbl. I always try to tell the truth. I hope that people, including friends, respect that. #SommChat

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista @TimAtkin @KeeperColl @kristifarm2tbl yes. Honesty & integrity goes hand and hand. I'm sure your friends do. #SommChat

Kristi Willis ‏@kristifarm2tbl @VinoBarista @KeeperColl @TimAtkin I agree. The truth, delivered respectfully and with kindness, is typically well-received. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @TimAtkin RT @tiagonewyork: #SommChat Do you think Portuguese wines will ever get to be globally recognized? #sommelierforthestars

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin @KeeperColl @tiagonewyork I'd like to think so. The most under-rated wine producing country of all for me. #SommChat

Harley Carbery ‏@harleywine1 @TimAtkin what is the most exciting thing in #wine right now? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin @harleywine1 @KeeperColl Wines with balance. We've been drinking over-ripe shit for way too long. #SommChat

Harley Carbery ‏@harleywine1 @TimAtkin @KeeperColl hello from #Vegas #SommChat #ww

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @harleywine1 @KeeperColl Greetings, Vegas! Baby! #SommChat

Filipe José Carvalho ‏@fjcarvalho Question 2 - How do you imagine the Port Wine industry in the future? Developing or decreasing in sales? @TimAtkin @KeeperColl #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @fjcarvalho @KeeperColl I think it will stay about where it is. But Douro table wines will grow. #SommChat

Wine Cellar Club ‏@WineWCC MT @TimAtkin: "A @fjcarvalho @KeeperColl ... Douro table wines will grow. #SommChat" You heard it here first. Try one

Fernando Beteta, MS ‏@fernandobeteta .@TimAtkin What’s new in the world of Tokaji. You wrote a bit for your MW. #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @fernandobeteta I did. What has changed since 2001 is the quality of the dry wines. They used to be seen as by products. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @kristifarm2tbl: Q. @TimAtkin What do you think is the best/most helpful wine certification for writers to pursue? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @KeeperColl @kristifarm2tbl I'd say @mastersofwine! But I'm biased. But passion and talent are just as important. And honesty. #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @TimAtkin As you travel much ! What has been for you best last discoveries as #wine ? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Christy CanterburyMW ‏@canterburywine Q @TimAtkin What are 3 of your fave US wines? cc @KeeperColl #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @canterburywine @KeeperColl I'll choose wineries if I may, Christy. Ridge, Cayuse, Cristom. #SommChat

Christy CanterburyMW ‏@canterburywine All rock star. I approve :) MT @TimAtkin: A @canterburywine @KeeperColl I'll choose wineries if I may. Ridge, Cayuse, Cristom. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @TimAtkin RT @SAHMmelier: Do you notice different trends in UK than US? If so, what? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @KeeperColl @SAHMmelier. We don't drink much US wine, alas. And people are less beholden to 100 point scores. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Who’s the typical wine lover of today @TimAtkin? Any major change in social class, culture, age… #SommChat @KeeperColl

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl. There are as many wine lovers as consumers. But it's a lot less class-ridden than it was. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Interesting observation, we've noticed the same plus a shift in the median age and gender @TimAtkin @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl MT @RojitaTiwari: @enjoielife @TimAtkin @fabienlaine is there a difference between a wine writer and a wine journalist? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @KeeperColl @RojitaTiwari @enjoielife @fabienlaine I think so. The latter are trained. And could write about anything. #SommChat

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista @TimAtkin I appreciate you taking your time to answer our questions today. Sadly need to go. Thank you again @KeeperColl for today #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A. @VinoBarista @KeeperColl. Ciao. #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @TimAtkin What would you define as "classic" #wine ? The boring ones I guess :) @TheWinerist @enobytes @KeeperColl #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A . @fabienlaine @TheWinerist @enobytes @KeeperColl Bordeaux at the top of the list. #SommChat

Marc roisin ‏@marcroisin @TimAtkin @fabienlaine @TheWinerist @enobytes @KeeperColl Talking about #Bordeaux or the 200 #grandscrus ? #bordeauxbashing

Enobytes wine online ‏@enobytes @TimAtkin @KeeperColl what region(s) do you get excited about these days and why? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A. @enobytes @KeeperColl Etna, Greece, Turkey, Jura, Piedmont, the Loire, Jerez and (still) Burgundy. #SommChat

Winerist ‏@TheWinerist @TimAtkin @enobytes @KeeperColl Etna, Turkey and Greece are such promising regions. Off the beaten track #winetravel at its best

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @TheWinerist @enobytes @KeeperColl. I'm with you. People spend too much time drinking "classic' wines. #SommChat

LanguedocWines ‏@LanguedocWines @TimAtkin @KeeperColl @TheWinerist @enobytes Discovering new wine regions and wine styles is half the fun of drinking wine!

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @LanguedocWines @KeeperColl @TheWinerist @enobytes. Totally agree. I should have mentioned the @LanguedocWines + Roussillon, esp. Faugères

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @AndyOnFarmWine: @TimAtkin @KeeperColl how do you apply your MW into making an income? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A @KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine. Er…I don't. I think I'd earn the same living without it. But it's nice to have. #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin Two minutes to go. Thanks for sharing your questions, everyone. #SommChat

Chris Martin CS ‏@swirlmonster @enobytes @TimAtkin @KeeperColl I'm in to Austrian reds, Greek & Hungarian whites, and Georgian oranges; minerality + acid = yum! #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin A, @swirlmonster @enobytes @KeeperColl me too, although less sure about orange wines. #SommChat

Chris Martin CS ‏@swirlmonster @TimAtkin @enobytes @KeeperColl bring on the funk I say! Orange goes with everything. Highly versatile when pairing with many diff foods.

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @TimAtkin with global warming are the cooler wine regions being converted to the warmer climate varietals yet? #SommChat

Tim Atkin ‏@TimAtkin @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl Not sure. Syrah works in both. But global warming is changing things. #SommChat

Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Master of #Wine @TimAtkin #SommChat

Great to have Master of #Wine @TimAtkin join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

Please join us in thanking Master of #Wine @TimAtkin for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Tim Atkin @TimAtkin #SommChat Ciao, au revoir, adios!

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