Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #MasterSommelier Brett Zimmerman

9/30 Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman

@brzimmerman

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Today's #SommChat is Master #Sommelier @brzimmerman #wine & #BBF2015 @bldrfoodwine 12 N EST @WolfesWines @mattmcginnis @sassodoro @alawine

maximillian potter @maxapotter This guy is a Grand Cru of a dude. @brzimmerman https://twitter.com/keepercoll/status/649234516742041601

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl we agree @maxapotter thx for the #SommChat S/O

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @brzimmerman @bldrfoodwine @wolfeswines @MattMcGinnis @alawine Happy #SommChat #WW!

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Not sure I can join #SommChat today, but I'll do my best. Cheers!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl hope so - thanks for letting us know #SommChat

Alfonso Cevola @italianwineguy good lord, end of month - last day before O-N-D hopefully @DoBianchi will stand in for me...@KeeperColl @brzimmerman @bldrfoodwine

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @italianwineguy that is than scary and the thought took our breath away! #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin Don't miss! @brzimmerman is 'da man!!!! #wine #SommChat

Monika Elling _@Foundationspr We are on! @KeeperColl @brzimmerman @bldrfoodwine @exceptionalfood @FoodWineFashion #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @Foundationspr great news - see you soon on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine & #BBF2015 @bldrfoodwine fr Master #Sommelier @brzimmerman

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin Bon jour, chatters de somm! @brzimmerman do u have fav event from past #Boulder #Burgundy Weekends? D'Angerville? Meursault? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS @brzimmerman @AdamPlotkin I am always a fan of the seminars, but the #Paulee inspired lunch @_FlagstaffHouse is a personal favorite! #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin Agreed! A truly stellar event! #SommChat Tried to fit that in my tweet but ran out of characters! :-( #BBF2015

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier Brett Zimmerman who will talk about #BBF2015 @bldrfoodwine & #wine on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Brett Zimmerman @brzimmerman2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning @brzimmerman How did you get into the wine industry & who are your mentors. Thanks #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS @brzimmerman @SandyWasserman Started as a busboy and moved my way up. The alum at #Trotters for sure, as well as #Mina. Jay Fletcher & @BobbyStuckeyMS #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl As we ask Brett Zimmerman @brzimmerman our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @brzimmerman 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #BBF2015 @bldrfoodwine & #Wine with Master #Sommelier Brett Zimmerman @brzimmerman on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman How and when did @bldrfoodwine get started and what R dates 4 #BBF2015 http://bit.ly/1OGlQUe ? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine The festival started 5 years ago with 1 month of prep. The dates are Oct. 22-25 this year. #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @brzimmerman The Boulder #Burgundy Festival @bldrfoodwine looks quite intriguing. http://boulderburgundyfestival.com/#SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @winecompass @bldrfoodwine Thanks! Would love to have you there. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@winecompass @bldrfoodwine is a great weekend - we recommend and have gone every year! #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass Hopefully one year #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin @winecompass @brzimmerman @bldrfoodwine It is a fantastic event! BE THERE!!!!! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Hello from Chicago! Excited about visiting Denver November 7-11 #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @demilove thanks for joining in - look foward to your questions on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: how long does it take you to plan the @bldrfoodwine and how many on the team and how do you pick #winemakers ?

Brett Zimmerman, MS @brzimmerman @KeeperColl The better part of a year. The team is hand selected based personal network. We are always looking for new people. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman @bldrfoodwine kicks off on 10/22 w/ #Champagne & #Caviar Event, who R some of the producers! http://bit.ly/1O1GvR3? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS @brzimmerman @KeeperColl Heidsieck, Robert Moncuit, Gerbais, Huré Frères, Taittinger, Bereche, Bouchard, Laval, Bollinger, Gosset, Waris-Hubert#SommChat

Marc Dröfke _@m_arcon @KeeperColl @brzimmerman any special tip for a wine from sicily? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @m_arcon We plan to open it up to the wines of the world in 2016, perhaps #Sicily? #SommChat

Monika Elling _@Foundationspr Hello from NYC Brett! What are some wine categories that you are excited about? @KeeperColl @brzimmerman @bldrfoodwine #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @Foundationspr @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine Loving #Champagne, #Loire, and #Austria these days. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @brzimmerman Lunch event 10/23 #BBF2105 is Best Value #Burgundy just what we need to know, tell us http://bit.ly/1OG4iYk #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl #Burgundy presents a challenge with value and this is a lunch focused on finding value. #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Oak is one of Boulder's finest & we are excited to have @bryanDcolorado and his team on board this year with the lunch.#SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman How do you manage so much w/ @bldrwinemrchant @bldrfoodwine & @mastersommus activities as well as family? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman .@KeeperColl I often wonder that, the festival is a full-time job, but adds so much to our community, which keeps me going. #SommChat

MHW _@MeghanH1 .RT @brzimmerman I often wonder that, the festival is a full-time job, but adds so much to our community, which keeps me going. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @MeghanH1 nice to see you on #SommChat - we have a friend in common @theleftoverchef :)

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q. @brzimmerman Any wines that are exciting you up in Boulder nowadays? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @SandyWasserman For producers I am into Chidaine from Montlouis. Had an amazing Emidio Pepe 93 Montepulciano last night. Awesome #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: why did you decide to open up to than just #Burgundy #wines for 2016 and how will this change the weekend?

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl To add layers to the content. We will maintain focus on artisan producers and education in 2016. #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @brzimmerman Not frm me! No shyness here! ;-) Still wait 4 proper moment ask if u agree w @carltonmccoy on pairing Fromunda! ;-)

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @carltonmccoy A very old red #Burgundy is preferred. :) #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @brzimmerman @KeeperColl #SommChat You and me both #Preferred!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman tell us abt format & #wines at the Old & Rare #Burgundy #wine event @bldrfoodwine #BBF2015 http://bit.ly/1O7GT1S #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Hand picked selection by MS Jay Fletcher. 1er and Grand Cru wines back 78. Amazing opportunity to taste mature wines. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl got a direct Q for @brzimmerman on #SommChat - will 2016 be a larger open format or stay with small events like in 2015?

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Regarding size, we may grow a bit, but I like the small format. Better for education. We are excited to grow. #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin @brzimmerman @KeeperColl OK, this calls for the classic "that's what she said!" but I shall refrain! ;-) Won't hashtag this one either!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman excited 2C Keeper Friends @jeremyseysses #Dujac #wines & @thelittlenell team tell us http://bit.ly/1VmQRk6 #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @jeremyseysses has been an amazing supporter. We are lucky to have 3 selections for the dinner with @TheLittleNell #SommChat

Jeremy Seysses _@JeremySeysses @brzimmerman @KeeperColl @TheLittleNell Boulder Burgundy Wine Festival is a great event! I am proud and happy to support it.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @JeremySeysses look forward to seeing you there and catching up

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin @JeremySeysses CdlR seminar few years ago was top notch!

Jeremy Seysses _@JeremySeysses @AdamPlotkin thank you!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: are there still tickets available to all of the events and how do you select Charities? @brzimmerman

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl 3 events are sold out, and most are close. Charities are local and have meaning to us personally. #community #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl We also like to focus on children and education for our charity selection. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - How long have you lived in CO? Are you surprised Boulder/Denver has become Ground Zero for aspiring somms? - #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman .@demilove @KeeperColl Born and raised in Boulder. Lifestyle drives #somms here. #qualityoflife #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q. @brzimmerman Have you ever made wine? Any desire to? If so what & where? Thanks. #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @SandyWasserman would love to, have not. Not close enough to world class growing regions. CO is good, but still pretty far away. #SommChat

ENO DC _@Eno_DC @KeeperColl It's that time of the week again! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl thanks @Eno_DC look forward to your #SommChat questions today!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl question sent to #SommChat @brzimmerman is the #Boulder #colorado #wine community interested in lots of diff #wines or small focus? Growing?

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin #SommChat peeps: @brzimmerman 2 humble 2 mention SUPERB collection #wines avail @bldrwinemrchant! If not buying from him, u r missing out!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman 10/24 starts w/ #Paulee inspired lunch w/ > than 50 #Burgundy #wines can U tell us abt a few? http://bit.ly/1VmRb2p #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl We use all of the participating suppliers.#Lafon, #Lignier, #D'Angerville,#Dujac,#Carillon,#Sauzet, #Leflaive,#Dugat, #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl question sent to #SommChat @brzimmerman is the #Boulder #colorado #wine community interested in lots of diff #wines or small focus? Growing?

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl A pretty diverse palate with the people in Colorado. Our local restaurants and somms promote wines around the world. #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @brzimmerman Is there such a thing as a #Midwest or #CentralUSA #palate versus #coastal when it comes2 wine drinking? #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @VintageTexas great to see you here on #SommChat thanks for joining in #WW

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman .@VintageTexas @KeeperColl regional preferences are skewed if you live near wine country. Cali, New York, Oregon, etc. #SommChat

MHW _@MeghanH1.@VintageTexas @KeeperColl regional preferences are skewed if you live near wine country. Cali, New York, Oregon, etc. #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @brzimmerman Skewed in what ways? #SommChat @KeeperColl #GotMeInterestedNow

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @VintageTexas @KeeperColl For example, if you live in Napa you drink a lot of wines from the area. Just an observation. #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @brzimmerman#Midwesterners make good #newscasters #winetasters 4 same reasons? #SommChat @KeeperColl #txwine

Monika Elling _@Foundationspr Based on the wines you like, what are some of the best importer/distributor portfolios in the CO market? @KeeperColl @brzimmerman #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @Foundationspr @KeeperColl @brzimmerman - Great ? ! I might want to make appointment with one or of them when I visit! - #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman .@Foundationspr @KeeperColl We love @StelvioWines #OldWorldWine, @NatlWineCo, @anvilwine, @Volio_Vino, @synergyfw to name a few... #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @Foundationspr @KeeperColl Tough to mention them all... SWS, RNDC, BDC, Classic, etc. All good. #SommChat

Monika Elling _@Foundationspr Thanks Brett! @brzimmerman @KeeperColl @StelvioWines @NatlWineCo @anvilwine @Volio_Vino @synergyfw

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas #TXwine come visit #SommChat and @brzimmerman today going on right now!

Jeremy Seysses @JeremySeysses @brzimmerman @KeeperColl @TheLittleNell Boulder Burgundy Wine Festival is a great event! I am proud and happy to support it. #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman .@KeeperColl @JeremySeysses Thank you again for everything! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman Sat dinner is a Keeper fav #Burgundy legend Jean Charles #bonneaudumartray at @frascafoodwine what can we expect? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Top-notch #French food from the #Italian kitchen of @frascafoodwine.:) Special wines from Bonneau du Martray. #SommChat

Grain & Vine _@GrainVine @brzimmerman What trends do you see emerging in the young wine drinkers demographic, at least in your market? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @GrainVine Certainly geeky region like #jura, #Savoie, #sicily. Many are very open to suggestions, but prefer value. #SommChat

Grain & Vine _@GrainVine @brzimmerman Thanks! Our Wine Director, @William_Whelan, is from Boulder and took his L1 CMS with you. See you at Burgundy Fest!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Direct ? to #SommChat - is #boulder #wine market growing & is it easy 2 get #wines you want to sell? do you primarily sell local or ship?

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Market is definitely growing and the allocated wines are increasingly difficult to source. #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl We primarily focus on our local community. There is a ton of competition with internet sales. #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga am here 22:10 #mumbai POUR #SommChat @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine @brzimmerman @elladogsays @robbin_g @travelwinechick

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl want tkts 2C & taste w/ #Burgundy legend Jean Charles #bonneaudumartray at @frascafoodwine @bldrfoodwine http://bit.ly/1QKZXAD #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl if any events for @bldrfoodwine are sold out, you can call and get on waitlist per @brzimmerman #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl For any sold out events, we are happy to take names for a wait list. You never know! #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga #SommChat i see some weird #wine folks ie act weird around it ;) do sommeliers teach them such :) @KeeperColl @sahmmelier #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman how limited R seats 4 Sun w/ @islewine of @foodandwine & @paulbwasserman on #corton #Burgundy http://bit.ly/1KKXdSu #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @islewine @foodandwine @paulbwasserman This is close to sold out! Don't wait, this will be an unbelievable seminar. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: even though some #wines are becoming hard to get, how do you increase sales and how much time do U spend in finding?

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Education and relationships are critical with finding new products. We need to find the next Coche-Dury! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @brzimmerman q sent in to #SommChat is the #Sommelier community growing in #Boulder and do you spend time in mentoring?

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Major growth with the #somm community in #boulder. I love mentoring. Always happy to help people. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman > than 200 #wines at Sun. Finale Grand #Burgundy Tasting @bldrfoodwine pls share deets http://bit.ly/1hajWwv #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine How often do you get the chance to taste over 200 wines from #Burgundy for less than $100?@StJulienHotel #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine Plus, producers and than 50 of our local wine buyers in attendance! #industry is important to have.#SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: do you get to travel to other #wine regions if so, any favs and any on wish list @brzimmerman ?

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@Brzimmerman who are some of the #Sommeliers that will be pouring @bldrfoodwine ?#SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine We have Jay Fletcher, @BobbyStuckeyMS, @carltonmccoy, @CsabaOveges, @dwilson79, @CarlinKarr, Matt Mather #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin @brzimmerman @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine @BobbyStuckeyMS @carltonmccoy @CsabaOveges @dwilson79 @CarlinKarr Talk about the A Team! #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine Lots of great local somms as well! We are developing our local market. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@brzimmerman is @bldrfoodwine attended by local #boulder people or do ppl come from out of town? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @bldrfoodwine out of owners every year. The @BoulderCVB has been great with development for us! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @brzimmerman do you work with the restos like @thelittlenell on the #wine and #food pairing for @bldrfoodwine #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman .@KeeperColl @thelittlenell @bldrfoodwine @FrascaFoodWine We start working on the menu months in advance. These guys are pros! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl tops of the tops list for sure #SommChat and many on board

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @brzimmerman What do you like to do in your personal time? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl Riding my bike keeps me sane. Love hanging with my two boys and my beautiful wife. I am blessed. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @brzimmerman do you have any 1st time restos this year for #BBF2015? #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl We have included @oakatfourteenth and @PMGwine this year. Awesome new partners. These events will be great. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking about #BBF2015 @bldrfoodwine & #Wine w/ Master #Sommelier Brett Zimmerman @brzimmerman #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have Brett Zimmerman @brzimmerman join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl It was so great to be on #SommChat today. We look forward to seeing you all at #Burgundy #Fest this year. Thank you!

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin Thx, @brzimmerman & @KeeperColl! Gr8 #SommChat session! Cheers all!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin thanks for joining in - always fun when you chime in on #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin @brzimmerman @KeeperColl See you Tuesday at Mercantile?

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @AdamPlotkin yessir! Working the floor.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier Brett Zimmerman for his time on #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @brzimmerman @KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin - Hope I can make it to Boulder when I visit in November! I could use some tasting/service practice.

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin Thank you all! Let's all have a glass of #burgundy wine for lunch today. #SommChat

PROTOCOL wine studio _@ProtocolWine @brzimmerman @KeeperColl Does it seem like Burgundy has fallen off the map a bit lately? Consumer-wise. #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @ProtocolWine @KeeperColl Not in my world. :) This event is designed to create accessibility to these expensive, rare wines. #SommChat

PROTOCOL wine studio _@ProtocolWine @brzimmerman Good for you! and well done! @KeeperColl #SommChat

Brett Zimmerman, MS _@brzimmerman @ProtocolWine @KeeperColl Thanks! #SommChat

PROTOCOL wine studio _@ProtocolWine Ugh, I meant to be here for this! Best to all. #SommChat Sorry @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Mark down #SommChat to learn abt #Wines of #Portugal w/ #Sommelier & #Wine Educator Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA Wed 10/7/15 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas Great tweeting with you today @brzimmerman on #SommChat with @KeeperColl #txwine

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @KeeperColl Sorry to have missed #SommChat today, had a webinar. I'll bet there was great #wine discussion! =)

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