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Watch out on #sommchat today -Master #Sommelier Scott Tyree @scott_tyree_ms will be our featured guest on #twitter join in today and learn not only about #wine but how he changed his approach to studying for the @mastersommeliers_americas to achieve being named the 1st MS in the state of #Maine!!!!

As we have shared, a 2019 goal is to try as many 💯 percent Pinot Meunier #champagne as possible and thanks to a special friend we were surprised with this 🍾 from a producer we had never had!!! There are only 1400 bottles produced and it was a treat. For our #somm friends who are in study mode, have you had this champagne and do you know where the vineyards are? #sommchat @ Austin, Texas

What a treat when a good friend comes over to cook your entire meal so the Keeper #Chef can have a night off in the kitchen😎😎😎. This allowed the Keeper #Somm to have some fun pairing #wine with the #food. The picture gallery is a walk through the meal. Had to start with some 2002 #champagne and then onto 2010 #chablis paired with a delish Ceasar Salad made with homemade Spanish #anchovy dressing and #croutons. 👍 then what would we pair with a Creamy Lemon pasta topped with a seared #scallop??? We got creative and tried a 2004 Chardonnay from #Umbria and it was a home run⚾️. Then for the entree of braised short ribs with roasted red potatoes and sugar snap peas the guest chef asked for Italian wine. So we dug deep in the cellar for something we had not had before and with some age. Have you had this Barolo producer before? It paired well 🍷with the entree. Would love to hear if you have had any memorable wine and good pairings lately???? #sommchat @ Austin, Texas

What would entice us to get up early in the morning for a new #sports #travel adventure? Scroll through the gallery and you will see what was on the other side of this muhly grass under the sunrise 🌅. Have you ever played #golf @tiburonnaples in #naplesflorida ???? There are two 18 hole courses and we played the black course, which is designated as a certified @audubonsociety cooperative sanctuary by @auduboninternational. This @shark_gregnorman designed golf 🏌️‍♀️ 🏌️ ⛳️ course was in perfect condition and very inspiring. (By the way, Tiburon means “shark” in Spanish after the nickname of the course designer Greg Norman.) We can’t wait to visit #Naples #Florida again to play the Gold course as well. #travelforgolf @ Tiburón Golf Club

So excited to find this #sake producer Born in #capecoralflorida that we learned about TexSom through Toshio Ueno and Genji Sake Of course it would pair beautifully with fresh #Florida caught #tuna but did you know that #sake can be great with a fresh mixed green salad? #sommchat

Escaping the snow ❄️ of #Billings and the sudden cold front in #Austin to enjoy the sunshine, #golf and fresh #seafood🌞 in #CapeCoral #florida @westin #travelislife

2004 White Burgundy Domaine #vinesdaily Ramonet #chassagnemontrachet Ruchottes drinking so pure and in a great spot. It certainly has more life if you want to cellar longer but we couldn’t resist:) it drank well alone and paired beautifully with grilled pork chops. #sommchat

With October as #Texas #wine month, here is a great opportunity to learn about this wine region. Tune in today for #SommChat at 12N Eastern Time to learn from Advanced #Sommelier @jrhisaw He has all the answers for YOU!

So glad to start our week back in #Austin with a visit Kyōten Sushiko and thx to #Chef Sarah Cook for a great experience both with the #food and of course, we talked and drank #Sake. We loved the Junmai Daiginjo #Kubota Majnyu @kubotasakeusanew - It was so clean and crisp and was perfect with the #fish creations. Thanks Sarah and Leslie! #SommChat All photos on Apple IPhone 11

Thinking back on a wonderful night with friends recently when Ian McCaffery made us a surprise #pasta - yes that’s right #Uni pasta and it was delish. Let’s do that again! And then the #wine that blew us all away Domaine Guiberteau 2009 Clos des Carmes amazing -wish we had more:) #sommchat

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To drink the #wines of a #winery with the #winemakers and eat #food prepared by the #chefs for the #wine is so lovely and tonight with @gdangerville & @rajatparr provided us with added knowledge not to mention just pure pleasure thanks to all who made this happen in #austintexas #sommchat

Love when we #travel and find a bar that makes their #cocktails with @taittingerusa #champagne if you find yourself in #Frankfurt #germany🇩🇪 check out John F Kennedy Bar @villakennedy1901 and ask for the JFK 🍾#cocktail #sommchat

Thanks to @vomboden for another chance to learn about #German #wine and this time we had the pleasure to learn about @julian.haart #wines. Nadine Haart is a wealth of knowledge and shared much about the intensity with which she and Julian approach their #winemaking and attention to every detail in the vineyards and in the cellar. This is a small estate of 5 HA so keep your eyes searching to find these #wines if possible. #sommchat

When you drive after an early dinner towards your room on the #Mosel river in #bernkastelkues #travels to #germany🇩🇪 #wine region become magical. You feel as if time has stopped and you are floating in total peace over the water and through the mountains 🏔.

What a delightful afternoon for some #wine education @j._b._becker in the #Rheingau thanks to @vomboden we got to see #vineyard management, a cellar visit, and of course taste the wines. We can’t wait to try the #trocken #wines with #japanese dishes as was recommended. #Sommchat

For all those #Sommeliers that are studying and those #wine enthusiasts that just love trivia - here we go with a clue from #heidelberg #germany🇩🇪 : Q. Where is the largest wooden wine Barrel ever to be made, when was it built, and what is its capacity? A. In the cellar of @heidelberg_castle , there stands a large wooden barrel with a capacity of 220,000 liters (58,000 gallons) which was built in 1751. This was built by the King and put in the kitchen of the castle to entertain and impress his guests. The only problem: It leaked! Well at least it shows the presence of the wine culture in the area in that time period. #sommchat #travelforwine

Important lesson learned in southern #Corsica while at lunch @hotelgoeland in #portovecchio: don’t worry if the sky is overcast and it is raining like in the pic in the upper left hand corner because in Southern Corsica 5 minutes later your view will change and the sun ☀️ will shine and the #mediterraneansea water will be clear and blue again like in the other 3 pictures #travelislife

In Old Town #bonifacio #corsica you can find a family restaurant called Stella D’Oro “Chez Jules” established in 1965. Upper left hand pic is a local dish called Aubergines Bonifacienne by some. It is a very traditional dish and this one has now become our ‘best ever’ Eggplant Parmesan which paired beautifully with Canerelli Rose. The bottom left is a fresh local area John Dory fish with olive oil, lemon butter parsley sauce along with sides of potatoes tomatoes and onions. What a lovely lunch in the old town. #sommchat

What is the first thing you should do after #flying into the #Ajaccio airport in #Corsica??? Find the closest seaside restaurant (la table du marche at hotel les Mouettes was a good choice) with the table closest to the water and order a bottle of Clos Canarelli Blanc - #lifeisgood❤️ thanks @ianmccaff @rootstockwinesatx and @lylerailsback @kermitlynchwine for introducing us to this #winery. Stay tuned to learn more about these #wines when we visit and taste their this coming week. #sommchat

What a lovely surprise to have some #burgundy tastings with @yannickbenjamin and @heiditurzyn and then to share a magnum of @domaine_michel_lafarge Rose 2017 in #Bouilland with the @beckywasserman.co team. From the first tasting together @benjaminlerouxwines to dinner last night each moment was a treat. Also a shout out to @elizabeth.gabaymw on the rose for her book! #Sommchat

Always great to see @nico_rossignol while in #burgundy to hear about all he is doing in the vineyard and cellar to make his #burgundy #wines. #Sommchat #domainenicolasrossignol

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