Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Catherine Fallis

10/23 Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis


@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @DomaineSelect great to hear from you for #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @TheWineMistress thanks for the #SommChat S/O

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @harleywine1 excited for your questions on #SommChat today

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @KeeperColl who’s on #SommChat today?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Master #Sommelier Catherine Fallis @planetgrape RT @harleywine1: @KeeperColl who’s on #SommChat today?

@ormiga (ormiga): lurking while finishing stuff .. do chug grape juice for me better=SEND ships @KeeperColl @WineFoodTX @planetgrape #SommChat

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): Excited to get rolling with the #SommChat today! Missed the last few, so have some catching up to do! @KeeperColl

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): @harleywine1 @KeeperColl Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Master Sommelier & #grape goddess® Catherine Fallis #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to #California Master #Sommelier Catherine Fallis @planetgrape #SommChat #WW

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): #SommChat with @planetgrape starting right now #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re abt ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to Catherine Fallis @planetgrape to say hello & so she knows you’re here! #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): Right now! RT @KeeperColl: We’d like to introduce you to #California Master #Sommelier Catherine Fallis @planetgrape #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it! #WineWednesday

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @planetgrape Ready for #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask Catherine Fallis our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best 2 answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with Master #Sommelier #grape goddess® Catherine Fallis @planetgrape #WW #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – It’s a pleasure to join you all again at #SommChat – I actually have @planetgrape book on my Kindle! Hope my pic is #Somm OK!

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): @demilove @KeeperColl Great Douglas – enjoy it – tell me what you learn! #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): @KeeperColl Good to be here #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @planetgrape What first got you interested in #wine, especially as a career? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): A. @KeeperColl bumming around Europe at 20 my senses were totally engaged – I thought cheese came in a spray can #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @KeeperColl @planetgrape what is your favorite wine region and why? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@m_arcon @KeeperColl right now I am obsessed with Sicily – Nero d’Avola is a grape to watch…rewrite the textbooks #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Good morning everybody! Q. for @planetgrape Who are your wine mentors and any trends you’re seeing in SF #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@SandyWasserman Wine mentors – @JancisRobinson Madeline Triffon MS – those were the only visible women at the time #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@SandyWasserman my tasting partner and I would dress up like @JancisRobinson with the hat and sunglasses from her tv show #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @winegrapestone great to see you back on @#SommChat – look forward to your questions

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @planetgrape Hi Catherine. Good to see you on #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @planetgrape @KeeperColl – Maybe one day I will have the honor of serving you at a somm exam – sadly, need to retake #Certified #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @planetgrape @KeeperColl – As #SommChat veterans know, I was disappointed at my first attempt at #Service, but am determined to try again!

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): @demilove @KeeperColl try try try – you can do it #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @bottleyourbrand: @KeeperColl Q for @planetgrape: What was the hardest part of getting your Master Sommelier diploma? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@KeeperColl @bottleyourbrand @planetgrape we also send Somm teams to work events and Catherine sabers Champagne on demand! #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @KeeperColl #SommChat. Catherine, what other varietals are you seeing that are emerging in Sicily beside Nero d’Avola?

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl … #wine #wiyg #foodies

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @planetgrape @KeeperColl yeah, sicily is on fire right now! Any tip for a Top-wine from there except Cos & Occhipinti? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @exceptionalfood thx for the #SommChat S/O

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @planetgrape @JancisRobinson The ultimate form of flattery #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @bottleyourbrand: @KeeperColl Q for @planetgrape: Was it hard to break into the industry as a female sommelier? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): @KeeperColl @bottleyourbrand Learning about cigars as a young woman prepared me for the floor – men wouldn’t take me seriously #SommChat

@travelwinechick (Beth): #WW thanks! Sorry to miss #SommChat! @KeeperColl @scottota @CharlesComm @racheldriver @CaravelleChamp @1queenofspoons @MDSomm

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @planetgrape @KeeperColl good morning from #vegas Catherine #SommChat #ww

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @planetgrape If you were 2 describe yourself as a grape variety, which would it be & why? Dressing up for Halloween, as what? #SommChat

@ProtocolWIne (PROTOCOL wine studio): I had the pleasure of being taught by @planetgrape in SOMM school at Pro Cul Inst. Fantastic instructor. #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @planetgrape what do u see as the most exciting part of the #wine industry today? & most challenging part? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @planetgrape: .@SandyWasserman SF trends – in wine – esoteric is in #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo,CSW): Heading over to #SommChat for a few

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @ProtocolWine @planetgrape #SommChat. I had the pleasure of being taught by Catherine at the CIA, Greystone, Wine Immersion program.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @hvwinegoddess so glad you can join in on #SommChat for a few:)

@nzcomplexity (Complexity): Checking into #SommChat. Greetings all! Happy #WW

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): “@planetgrape: .@SandyWasserman SF trends – in wine – esoteric is in” #SommChat #ww

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @KeeperColl @planetgrape what would be your advice to a girl/boy who is new into wine. How could she/he improve their palates? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@m_arcon @KeeperColl look for my Sommelier Journal Nero d’Avola tasting panel in 2014 #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@m_arcon @KeeperColl Planeta, Donnafugata – these are the old noble families who are able to make things happen ….#SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): Tricia @winegrapestone, Tina @ProtocolWine & I have all been taught by @planetgrape I imagine 100s more have learned from her too. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Want to moonlight at restaurant – what should I be observing @ interview – also how to make great impression? – #SommChat

@ProtocolWIne (PROTOCOL wine studio): Indeed! MT @OWOCWines: @winegrapestone, Tina @ProtocolWine & I have all been taught by @planetgrape I imagine 100s more too. #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Yay! “@KeeperColl: Get ready for #SommChat 11AM CST! @drewbie_g @lwa235 @drsalsamx @michaelshearin @lesliesb @noblerotnyc #WW”

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @ericawinetrips we will miss you on #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @planetgrape What do you like to drink for pleasure? Wine, beer, or cocktails? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@SandyWasserman Pinot Noir because I can be a challenge, but the results are out of this world #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @planetgrape @KeeperColl #SommChat. Any particular Sicilian producers?

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@winegrapestone @KeeperColl Nerello Mascalese, Moscato aka Zibbibo #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@winegrapestone @ProtocolWine Tell me what you remember from our class – what did you learn? #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @planetgrape Any desire to make wine? If so, where, what and why? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@SandyWasserman I tried – same results as cooking – it is not my thang……#SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Can we hear an example of contemporary esoteric? “@SandyWasserman: “@planetgrape: SF trends – in wine – esoteric is in” #SommChat #ww”

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @planetgrape @m_arcon @KeeperColl – What are the markers for a quality Nero d’Avola – what separates good from great? – #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): A few… minutes? Glasses? Hehehe “@KeeperColl: @hvwinegoddess so glad you can join in on #SommChat for a few:)”

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @nzcomplexity so glad you are here at #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – A Politically Inc ? for #SommChat – do you think wine interest is up across USA or only in certain places (NYC, SF, Bos)?

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@demilove @KeeperColl dress exquisitely; have wine and food menu memorized offer to do inventory, buff glasses, data entry etc #SommChat

@nzcomplexity (Complexity): @KeeperColl We are as well! #SommChat #alwaysinsightful #knowledgeispower #wine

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @KeeperColl @planetgrape #SommChat facinating the lenghts women have to go for acceptance from difficult men in the industry..

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @planetgrape RT @demilove: A Politically Inc ? 4 #SommChat-do U think wine interest is up across USA R only N certain places (NYC, SF, Bos)?

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @planetgrape @ProtocolWine #SommChat. What I learned in your class? Patience and discernment with the wines. Broadened my skills!

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @demilove @planetgrape @KeeperColl sorry I´m not the biggest expert in Nero d´Avola. #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@m_arcon @KeeperColl Engage your senses – see, smell, taste and then process, capture the sensory message #SommChat

@ProtocolWIne (PROTOCOL wine studio): Confidence. RT @planetgrape: .@winegrapestone @ProtocolWine Tell me what you remember from our class – what did you learn? #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @ProtocolWine @planetgrape @winegrapestone – I could definitely use more patience and discernment and confidence! – #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@demilove @ProtocolWine @winegrapestone Nero d’Avola – sour cherry, earth, medium body, fresh tart acidity #SommChat

@yrmom_safoodie (David Keck): nothing better than following #SommChat with @planetgrape @WineFoodTX on a Wednesday– education to soften the inventory # crunching

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Over to my #AwesomeLocalSomm @AndreaEby! Thoughts on Nero d’Avola? Carrying any at @BanvilleJones?? #SommChat #winewednesday

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @planetgrape What are your favorite foods to pair with Nero d’Avola? @KeeperColl #SommChat #winewednesday

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@enjoielife @SandyWasserman It is earthy like Pinot Noir, if a bit more zesty, so anything with mushrooms is amazing #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @planetgrape @KeeperColl any other italian region we should have a eye on in the future? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@m_arcon @KeeperColl Calabria is going to have a nice day in the sun #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @m_arcon @planetgrape @KeeperColl #SommChat. Yes what’s new in Bolgheri?

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@winegrapestone @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl there are 30 producers there – met with them yesterday – wines of great finesse #SommCha

@ProtocolWIne (PROTOCOL wine studio): @m_arcon We’re talking sicily (volcanoes) on our #winestudio show Tuesday nights. Very hot right now! @planetgrape @KeeperColl #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): What I learned from @planetgrape in class passionate differences in wine regions in the same country @ProtocolWine @winegrapestone #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @yrmom_safoodie and so glad to see you on #SommChat

@AndreaEby (Andrea Eby): @drewbie_g one of my faves is the Doppiozeta from Mazzei it’s a blend but it is ridiculously delicious! #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @KeeperColl sorry to miss #SommChat especially with a Champagne Sabering Master!

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@drewbie_g @SandyWasserman Naoussa by the glass – Xinomavro is the grape – from northern Greece @DrinkGreekWine

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @planetgrape @KeeperColl – Thank you for those tips, Catherine (neatening my tie now and polishing my coffee cup for practice)! – #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @soireebysimone: @planetgrape @demilove @KeeperColl Great advice. #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @planetgrape What are your current projects? Future ones? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@OWOCWines speaking engagements, brand ambassador, writing juicy stories….#SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @KeeperColl @planetgrape you favorite champagne with a great value? #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@m_arcon @KeeperColl Pierre Paillard @ChampagneBureau #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl @planetgrape #SommChat. And the gloves she wears while sabering! the snake ones…perfect.

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): RT @KeeperColl: @exceptionalfood thx for the #SommChat S/O << my pleasure

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @planetgrape @SandyWasserman Do what you love! Leave the rest to others. That’s what chefs are for! #SommChat

@elloinos (Markus Stolz): Q: an example of contemporary esoteric wine: A: RT @planetgrape: Naoussa BTG – Xinomavro is the grape – from northern Greece #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Amen to that! “@enjoielife: @planetgrape @SandyWasserman Do what you love! Leave the rest to others. That’s what chefs are for! #SommChat”

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): Sipping some J Hofstätter Pinot Nero while enjoying this week’s #SommChat…

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @planetgrape What made you decide to pursue winewriting? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): A. @KeeperColl I always wanted to write a book – books about writing books tell you to start by writing articles #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @planetgrape @m_arcon @KeeperColl #SommChat. What varietals and producers in Calabria?

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @planetgrape @enjoielife I love mushrooms, but not a huge Pinot Noir fan, a very picky if it’s too oaky or toasty. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): MT @planetgrape @SandyWasserman Nero d’Avola is earthy like Pinot Noir, if a bit more zesty, so anything with mushrooms is amazing #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @KeeperColl @planetgrape #winewednesday #SommChat. Wine writing..yes do you prefer interviews or new regions/varietals/producers content?

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@winegrapestone @KeeperColl I like it all – wine is the best subject matter in the world #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): 2014 Somms Under Fire Announcement about to be on #SommChat !!!!

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @planetgrape @m_arcon @KeeperColl I’m def diggin on Etna #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Excited 2 Announce #SommsUF 2014 Finals Competitors: @pauladrinkswine @ntp3wineguy & @triplewindsor Congrats #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .#SommsUF 2014 Alternates – 1st alt = @blejawine 2nd alt = @chauneuf & 3rd alt = @juliemdalton #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @planetgrape @KeeperColl – I hope you visit Chicago soon, Catherine, so I can taste wine and share what I have learned with you. #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): “@KeeperColl: #SommsUF 2014 Finals Competitors: @pauladrinkswine @ntp3wineguy & @triplewindsor Congrats #SommChat” Great talent, congrats!

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @dbrogues @planetgrape @KeeperColl best wine from there? Terre? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @planetgrape: .@KeeperColl popcorn Truffle oil topped w/ Parmigiano Reggiano w/ #Franciacorta Brut R Champagne @ChampagneBureau #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): MT @planetgrape: .@KeeperColl time w/ son, volunteer at his school, asst soccer coach (abt as good as my cooking) & luv ocean #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with Master #Sommelier Catherine Fallis @planetgrape #WineWednesday #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @planetgrape @ChampagneBureau That sounds divinely decadent! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): It was great to have #grape goddess® Catherine Fallis @planetgrape join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier & #grape goddess® Catherine Fallis @planetgrape for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @planetgrape Thanks to you both for a great #SommChat !

@nzcomplexity (Complexity): We second that! RT @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @planetgrape Thanks to you both for a great #SommChat ! #raiseaglass #ww

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @KeeperColl @planetgrape @ChampagneBureau #SommChat incredible pairing: popcorn truffle oil, Parmigiano reggiano #franciacorta Brut sparkler

@planetgrape (Catherine E. Fallis): .@KeeperColl Thanks for the opportunity and great connecting with you all! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): Thanks y’all! @KeeperColl @planetgrape #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @m_arcon @planetgrape @KeeperColl Graci #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @KeeperColl @planetgrape #SommChat Thanks, Catherine, always something to learn and something to savor from you.

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @planetgrape Thanks for the great food and #wine tips during today’s #SommChat!

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): Thank you @planetgrape for your time & teachings of wine! Thanks @KeeperColl for organizing #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @dbrogues @planetgrape @KeeperColl really hard to get here in Germany. #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @KeeperColl you should ask @HendrikThoma if he want to join us for a issue of #SommChat in the future.

@WineFoodTX (Wine &Food Fndn TX): Congrats!! RT @KeeperColl: Excited 2 Announce #SommsUF 2014 Finals Competitors: @pauladrinkswine @ntp3wineguy & @TripleWindsor #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Ciao for now #SommChat

@claarcellars (Claar Cellars): RT @KeeperColl: Get ready for #SommChat 11AM CST! @jillzimorski @swirlgirldenver @ZuccardiWines @claarcellars @SOMM_FILM @VinousMedia…

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@pauladrinkswine congrats #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @kerrynewberry you were missed on #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): @KeeperColl Busy! I’ve missed #SommChat. My next vacay or slow morning I’m going participate. I usually read the thread later on though.

@ProtocolWIne (PROTOCOL wine studio): .RT @planetgrape: .@demilove @ProtocolWine @winegrapestone Nero d’Avola – sour cherry, earth, medium body, fresh tart acidity #SommChat

@ProtocolWIne (PROTOCOL wine studio): @planetgrape U, David, Brian – stellar instructors! TY! & a close core group of us students, helped. @winegrapestone #SommChat #winestudio

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @KeeperColl Thanks–wouldn’t miss #SommChat. Wednesday highlight!

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): missed a great #SommChat! MT “@KeeperColl @planetgrape: popcorn Truffle oil topped w/ Parmigiano Reggiano w/ #Franciacorta Brut R Champagne”

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @DrinkBonfire we missed you at #SommChat too

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @alawine Ken, How are you doing? have missed Chatting on #SommChat – hope all is well.

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Really enjoyed #SommChat today (funny how I always sit up a little straighter at my computer with a guest like @planetgrape !)

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @alawine your interaction and questions are always a plus on #SommChat