Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Kristie Petrullo

10/12 Sommelier Kristie Petrullo


@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #wine from an NYC Sommelier!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to @kpetrullo, Sommelier at Jean George in NYC, and she’s ready to talk #wine! #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): Hi everyone #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@kpetrullo is currently the only female #sommelier in the US leading a wine program at a @MichelinGuideNYC 3 Star restaurant #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/ questions, so shout out to @kpetrullo to say hi & so she knows you’re here! #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!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): As we ask @kpetrullo our Qs, you can ask her ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @kpetrullo! #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @kpetrullo hi and thanks for doing #SommChat @keepercoll

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@winetheory it’s my pleasure. I’m excited #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): @kpetrullo How do you see the industry evolving in the coming years in reference to economic and social changes? #SommChat #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@blissadventure @keepercoll the “new” wine drinker is curious. New regions being explored… #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): …making our job more fun. We need to explore with them and find new regions #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @keepercoll @kpetrullo what’s your favorite off the beaten path grape? #SommChat #WW

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@winetheory I have more of a classic palate. I do, however, love aglianico and wines from southern italy. Not exactly weird #SommChat

@tricerapops (Jesse): @kpetrullo – what’s exciting diners these days, as it relates to wine? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@tricerapops My guests love Burgundy and Bordeaux. It’s a pretty classic list #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Has anyone attended a @GuildSomm tasting? I am going to one later today! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@demilove is ready!! Wish we could #SommChat RT @FredDexMS: #Chicago are you ready for a rocking @guildsomm SW France tasting 2day!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Ms. Petrullo – What do you look for when interviewing applicants to your restaurant? (I dream of wine career!) #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@demilove I look for passion. It’s something you can’t teach #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @kpetrullo what new wine regions have you recently discovered, or are recently re-disovering? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@domaineselect I’m always looking for new regions #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): @kpetrullo, do your guests really “love Burgundy & Bdx,” or does the list and the menu lead them in that direction? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@theleftoverchef @keepercoll I think it’s a little of both. It’s a matter of what came first… #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): If you could have any job in the industry, what would it be, and are you on the path to achieve it currently? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@BlissAdventure I have it. I’ve been working my entire career to achieve this. I’d love to have a little more freedom to travel #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): @kpetrullo congrats on JG and the 3*. #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@blissadventure…thank you. it’s pretty fun #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @kpetrullo What are some of your favorite wines books you read to help answer questions you may not know about a region/grape? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@winetheory I’m always open to new material. Many of the Qs i have are answered on the internet now. When I started… #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): …I used the wine bible. It broke everything down so simply. Now I stick to the internet usually #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @kpetrullo How many distribution companies do you use to fill up your list? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): @winetheory I work with many companies. I don’t have a limit. If there is something I need I find it regardless of who sells it #SommChat

@MWCWINE (Manhattan Wine Co.): @keepercoll @kpetrullo, @mwcwine is excited for #SommChat and wonders how fun it must be to pair incredible wines with jean georges’ food

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .mwcwine It’s incredible. his food is so complicated and exciting, it gives me a challenge every day…which I gladly accept #SommChat

@mikemadrigale (Michael Madrigale): @kpetrullo when are we going to have drinks? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@mikemadrigale After this? #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): “@mikemadrigale: @kpetrullo when are we going to have drinks? #SommChat” An offer you can’t refuse. #WW

@VinoSociety (The Wine Society): Just joined #SommChat w/@kpetrullo Do you have any pet peeve when it comes to opening/presenting a bottle of wine? @keepercoll

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@vinosociety Everyone has their own way. My only gripe is when a bottle is not handled with care. Needs to be respected #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @kpetrullo @vinosociety Shaken not stirred. #SommChat

@SMCBarros (Suzanne Barros): @kpetrullo how did you get your start in the wine industry? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@smcbarros I was bartending in SoBe and met Roger Roessler at the restaurant. He offered me a job working harvest. History #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @kpetrullo How valuable do you think it is for a #Sommelier to work a harvest at some point in their career? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@keepercoll it has certainly given me a huge understanding of the foundation of wine. I learned from the “ground” up #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): I don’t think you can replace that #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): so clever! RT @kpetrullo: it has certainly given me a huge understanding of the foundation of wine. I learned from the “ground” up #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @kpetrullo The food world evolves quickly, especially in NY- as a Somm, what does this mean for evolution of ur #wine programs? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@keepercoll It’s important to stay current. There are many trends and as an expert I need to be able to discuss with guests #SommChat

@tonyv619 (Tony V): @keepercoll what’s todays topic? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @tonyv619 We’re chatting with NYC Somm @kpetrullo. Topic is… #WINE (anything goes…) #SommChat

@SMCBarros (Suzanne Barros): @kpetrullo what wine regions have you not visited that you’re dying to get to? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@smcbarros so many. I think my next will be Austria but I’m dying to go to Jerez, Portugal, and Madeira #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): So, if you could design your schedule completely where would you travel and how would you use it to augment your program? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@blissadventure when I go somewhere i have a new excitement for that place, and that shows on my list. I’d travel as much as poss #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): @kpetrullo Amen! #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @kpetrullo where do you like to dine, outside of the JG restaurant group? #SommChat cc: @keepercoll

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@domaineselect I love #Marea, #Spigolo, #dell’anima, #the dutch, #diner, #marlow and daughters #SommChat

@amberdemure (amberdemure): Q. @kpetrullo What region/varietal do you think is most overlooked? #SommChat @keepercoll

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@amberdemure I think Gruner should as popular in other parts of the country as it is here in NY #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @kpetrullo what is your take on wine glasses? do you prefer specific wine glasses for each wine? Champagne in a flute or not? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@caravellechamp. Hello love. Champagne in wine glasses!! #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): Here, here! Esp old #champagne RT @kpetrullo: @caravellechamp. Hello love. Champagne in wine glasses!! #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @kpetrullo Have you ever had an old cork fall into a bottle of #wine when opening? What’s your next plan of action if that happens? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@mdsmitty2488 That’s just what happens sometimes w old wine. take a deep breath. sometimes you can fish it out with a cork… #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): …extractor, if that doesn’t work you can decant over cheese cloth. If it’s too old, you might not want to be that rough with it #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): High five paw to wine community on twitter! The avg pup is able to get REAL insight on wines by listening to the … grapevine! #SommChat

@proseccogal (Darla A): @kpetrullo What is your favorite go-to wine at home? #SommChat @keepercoll

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@proseccogal. i go through my phases. right now i enjoy champagne or barolo at home. 2 very different moods #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): @kpetrullo Now that is living. Champagne by day, Barolo by night! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Sounds familiar… RT @BlissAdventure: @kpetrullo Now that is living. Champagne by day, Barolo by night! #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): I second that! RT @BlissAdventure: @kpetrullo Now that is living. Champagne by day, Barolo by night! #SommChat @WineTheory

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): Now let me throw you a curve ball, Musigny versus Cros Parantoux, and is it producer specific? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@blissadventure isn’t everything producer specific…and vintage too. Amen #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @kpetrullo what do you try to offer guests to give them a unique wine experience at JG? @keepercoll #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@enjoielife JG is a fun place. Lots of energy, when you walk in it’s gorgeous and a little playful. that’s what is different #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Like that! @kpetrullo: .@enjoielife JG is a fun place. Lots of energy.. gorgeous and a little playful. that’s what is different #SommChat”

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @kpetrullo when did u know u wanted to be a Somm? Cheers to you! #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@caravellechamp as soon as harvest was finishing in 02. I met with Raj Parr and thought this was the best career in the world #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @kpetrullo What kind of advantage do you think #wine making gives a Somm, and do you suggest the experience? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@mdsmitty2488 it allows you to enter a community that you might not have the chance to. When I meet with winemakers now, they … #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): ..speak to me as if I’m one of them. It helped me to also form great relationships and see from an insiders point of view… #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): …and as i mentioned before, it gives you an understanding of what wine really is. It’s easy to pick and choose a good one… #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): @kpetrullo, Q: on the topic of #Champagne, do you have any specific “go-to” producers? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@theleftoverchef do you have a minute? producers for all levels: big celebration-krug, winston churchill (pol roger), Selosse… #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): ..growers-Henri Goutorbe Special Club 02 (current favorite). La Caravelle is beautiful. Doyard BdB great! Vilmart. #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): How important is the community in NYC and how much do you interact, discuss trends, purchases with your colleagues? #SommChat

@SMCBarros (Suzanne Barros): @kpetrullo do you pay attention to reviews and if so, whose palate do you trust? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@smcbarros it’s important to know what’s going on, as some guests might rely on it. To be honest, it doesn’t affect my selections #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@kpetrullo what wine would you take on a picnic while enjoying the fall leaves? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@mattmcginnis champagne #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @kpetrullo Where did you make #wine and do you think that Old World is better than New World as far as gaining understanding? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@mdsmitty2488 I’ve worked harvest in CA and Burgundy. both great experiences. Learned from both equally. #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): ..but knowing what it takes to make it helps give you a different outlook #SommChat

@MWCWINE (Manhattan Wine Co.): @MWCWINE @keepercoll @kpetrullo How did you end up at Jean Georges? #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@mwcwine For me it was about experience, you prove yourself without knowing it. My former positions put me on the radar. #SommChat

@PaddyGaudet (Pat Gaudet): #SommChat @kpetrullo how important is having local wines on your list?

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@paddygaudet it’s important to support local. I like exploring the regions of NY and make sure to have some on the list. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): That’s gr8 @kpetrullo: .@paddygaudet it’s important to support local. I like exploring the regions of NY & have some on the list. #SommChat”

@tonyv619 (Tony V): @keepercoll @kpetrullo @WineTheory #SommChat Out of the emerging wine regions, which one do you think will prove to be the best & why?

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@tonyv619 there are many regions trying to gain momentum in NYC. It’s interesting to see how they market themselves…. #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): …I just tasted through some dry hungarian wines. They were great. Greece is also producing exciting wines. We’ll see #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): Would you ever consider working again outside of NYC, and if so, where? Does not have to be in the USA #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): .@blissadventure I’m home now. I’d work outside of ny but don’t have an interest in moving away for good. #SommChat

@BlissAdventure (Michael Housewright): KP, it was great to chat with you. I always knew you would be where you are. Cheers my friend! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine expertise from NYC Sommelier @kpetrullo! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): It was an honor to have @kpetrullo join us today for #SommChat. Please join me in thanking her for her time & inside Somm scoop! #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): thanks @kpetrullo – next time french food & wine! #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): @kpetrullo Thank you for all your insight Kristie! #SommChat

@SMCBarros (Suzanne Barros): Thanks @kpetrullo! Great #SommChat @keepercoll

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If any1 missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to for you to review later #SommChat

@kpetrullo (Kristie Petrullo): @keepercoll Thank you for having me. This was fun #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q gets answered, post it to FB & we’ll be sure it gets asked! Happy #WW!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Get your tickets ASAP for #CUF2011 on Oct 16 – 50% of proceeds go to victims of #CentralTXFires @AustinBakes #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Absolutely! Great job!! Thank YOU! RT @kpetrullo: @keepercoll Thank you for having me. This was fun #SommChat

@mmWine (Matthew S Horbund): @keepercoll Sorry I missed #SommChat – working in Rotterdam for the past 2 weeks, Paris this weekend, roterdam next week

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @mmWine Wow! That’s quite the schedule! I hope you’re not working too hard & getting to enjoy your travels (& wine) along the way! #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Loved #SommChat today, thanks my dear @kpetrullo ! cc @keepercoll