Thanks to @housewrighter and jhousewrighter for telling us about the #crab sandwich at Spud Point Crab Co in Bodega Bay California. You always steer us right for selections. #travelforfood @ Bodega Bay, California https://t.co/0IaDSoER3b
1/02 Master Sommelier Max Kast
Keeper Collection @keepercoll: Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it!
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
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
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: 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
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: #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
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
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: #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
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 austin.culturemap.com/eventdetail/ke… via @CultureMapATX #SommsUF