Master Sommelier Max Kast

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Max Kast

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from Master #Sommelier Max Kast of @BroadbentWines!

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: We’d like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier Max Kast @BroadbentWines #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: We're about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to Max Kast @BroadbentWines to say hello & so he knows you're here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

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Keeper Collection @keepercoll: As we ask @ our Qs, you can ask Max your Qs as well! He'll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: W so many participants lots of gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1--give a S/O 2 @keepercoll & @BroadbentWines 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Let's start talking #wine with Master #Sommelier Max Kast of @BroadbentWines #WineWednesday #SommChat

Max Kast here! I’m very excited to be here on #SommChat today and to be able to announce some exciting @BroadbentWines news a little later in the #Chat #StayTuned

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: @BroadbentWines Max, how did you start in the #wine business? #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: I got started in college working in #restaurants & I have a degree in #history so the connection to History that #wine has really excited me - from there it is all a matter of time i.e. history #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Max, @BroadbentWines How have you seen the #wine world evolve since being in this industry?

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: When I first got into the biz, popular #wines were the big fruit-forward bold era of #wines in the early 2000s & the era of high alcohol and extraction & transition of that era has moved now into popularity of the other spectrum of lower acid, lower alcohol movement #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Max how has the transition been from being on the resto floor to going to @BroadbentWines distribution biggest differences and what is the learning curve?

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: Transition fr resto 2 distribution was fulfilling but there was a BIG learning curve. Working the floor is focused on #hospitality whereas N distribution it is largely focused on biz of #wine. The key component @BroadbentWines is 2 always have #hospitality N forefront #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Max@BroadbentWines Can you tell us what it’s like working with some of the most influential people in the #wine industry like @bartholomewbroadbent?

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: 4 someone that loves history, I am offered the opportunity @BroadbentWines to learn about #wines with historical significance and longevity… #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: Also, working with Bartholomew who has been an innovator in the #wine business for so many years, I am learning daily from his depth of knowledge and experience. @BroadbentWines #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: @BroadbentWines Max, it’s great to have you today but it’s especially exciting to make a live announcement about @BroadbentWines making an appearance at Somms Under Fire #SommsUF 2019! Do you want to tell everyone the news and what to expect? #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: At @BroadbentWines we are very excited to announce that we will be the VIP/Fan Favorite #Sponsor of the 2019 #SommUF Competition @MeetAtTexas on Sunday January 27th!!!! So what all does this mean…. #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: @BroadbentWines as VIP sponsor will provide education on our exciting #SouthAfrica #wine portfolio taking the VIPS on a journey. @bsicricket & I will B providing the education along with some additional knowledge of co-emcees Master #Sommeliers @dbrogues and @JuneRodil #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: @BroadbentWines will also be Fan Fav #Sponsor at #SommsUF 2019 competition. With this we will be giving 2 #Somms an all expense paid trip to #SouthAfrica with us to learn about this amazing #wine region. The Fan fav & 1 volunteer #Somm will win this spc experience #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @BroadbentWines Max, What is the most challenging part of selecting wines to represent and what is your favorite part of the job? #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: @BroadbentWines I don’t make the selections but I know that @BollewBroadbent and the team spend a lot of time, thoughtfulness and effort before adding a wine to the portfolio ensuring that the #wines would be a fit in the portfolio…. #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: Fav part of my job is introducing new people to @BroadbentWines and to be able to travel and meet new people to talk about my favorite subject #wine! #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Max, we served a @SadieFamilyWine #Skurfberg to introduce to new #wine friends over the holidays. Can you share about #Chinenblanc in #SouthAfrica?

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: #chinenblanc fr #Southafrica is 1 of the most exciting categories in #wine today in the world. Did you know that #SouthAfrica produces the largest amount of #Chinenblanc in the world today???? #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: It is believed that #ChinenBlanc was first planted in #Southafrica in the late 17th century - lots of history here - most prominent grape then and today #SommChat

Christopher Lavin @madwino: Aside from Eben (who’s wine called Skurfberg and Kokerboom is very hard to find) seek out @ChrisAlheit Cartology and his single vineyard Magnetic North Makstok

Christopher Lavin @madwino: The Skurfberg is a outcrop between Clanwilliam and the Atlantic, in the Citrusdal Mountain ward of the Olifants.

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: I am very excited about the diversity of the vineyards soils & Climates that it grows in #Southafrica including older vines like @SadieFamilyWine #skurfberg. Notice the bottle U shared is 2013. Even though wonderful to drink young, these #wines are also made to age. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @BroadbentWines Max, What is a day in your life working look like?

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: It can be very different all the time which is good. When I am on the road, it is meeting with lots of diff #restos and off-premise buyers, then nighttime tasting event or dinner after that…. #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: Or it is meetings with other folks @BroadbentWines stategizing and creating ideas. Always trying to get a good run in each day. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: @BroadbentWines Max, In your opinion, what are some of the most versatile #grapes and why? #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: #riesling and #Chinenblanc for white grapes are very versatile BC they can make very diverse wines from dry to sweet to drink young and old. For red, #Grenache and #PinotNoir. PN for cooler climates and Grenache for warm climates #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with Master #Sommelier Max Kast of @BroadbentWines #WineWednesday #SommChat

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: It was great to have Max Kast join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier Max Kast of @BroadbentWines for his time #SommChat

Max Kast @BroadbentWines: TY all so much for having me and @BroadbentWines on #SommChat today. We are so pumped to be a big part of #SommsUF 2019 @MeetAtTexas at the end of this month. Happy New Year to all of you.

Matt McGinnis @MattMcGinnis: In keeping with the #SommChat news, put this event on your calendar! Keeper Collection presents Somms Under Fire… via @CultureMapATX #SommsUF

Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Thanks @MattMcGinnis for getting this out and great to Have @PenAndTellUs back as our #SommsUF 2019 Marketing Sponsor #SommChat