Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Steve Warner

1/10 Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine


KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #WAwine from Steve Warner, President & CEO of @Wa_State_Wine!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We're about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to Steve @Wa_State_Wine to say hello & so he knows you're here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: As we ask Steve Warner @Wa_State_Wine our Qs, you can ask your Qs as well! He'll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let's start talking #WAwine with Steve Warner from @Wa_State_Wine! #SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #SommChat Great to be here. Looking forward to your questions and sharing some fun #wawine knowledge.

Arthur Hon @Somm_ArthurHon: #SommChat As an early alumni of #WAWine #roadtrip, I want to say thank you for allowing me to be part of the @Wa_State_Wine experience. It’s still one of the best trip I’ve ever had. #MissoulaFlood @SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #SommChat love the memory! Can't wait to have you back in #wawine country!

Arthur Hon @Somm_ArthurHon: Please count it! Would love to go back. #WAwine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Somm_ArthurHon great to see you back on #SommChat and look forward to your Qs for @Wa_State_Wine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm what is best way to study and differentiate the different #Wawine AVAs @Wa_State_Wine and do you see adding anymore?

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #SommChat The best way to learn is to taste wines from our different AVAs! is a great resource to learn about all 14 AVAs. A number of new AVA applications are w TTB right now so we'll hope to see new additions in the coming years

Arthur Hon @Somm_ArthurHon: #SommChat @Wa_State_Wine I’ve seen an slow but reassuring returning interest to #Merlot, has it showed any changes on #WAWine production end? @SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: 🙌🏼 Yes! #wawine #Merlot has shown steady growth over the last couple years! It is our 2nd most produced grape in the state after #cabernetsauvignon 🍇 #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm what are the largest #US mkts for @Wa_State_Wine and which mkts would U like to increase? Are you in all US states?

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #SommChat #wawine is in all 50 states and 100 countries. Top markets are the Pacific NW, CA, TX, FL, NC and VA. Currently focusing hard on Austin, TX, NY and SF.

Pen & Tell Us @PenAndTellUs: Q. @Wa_State_Wine We've noticed your big push in TX and Austin. Why is this an important market, and what are some of your plans for events here? #SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #SommChat First up: a big trade & media tasting @FairMarketATX on 1/22 (come hang!). We're supporting #SommsUF, @sxsw, @LoveAFAW and @HotLuckFest + seminars + ads + more! We love #austin for its vibrant f&w scene, cultural similarities and awesome peeps

Pen & Tell Us @PenAndTellUs: Lots of great events in Austin for @Wa_State_Wine. Really looking forward to the VIP tasting at #SommsUF with @keepercoll #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Gr8 Q @PenAndTellUs #Austin is excited to have @Wa_State_Wine making a push locally and in #Texas on #Wawine - we want the details for all of our #SommChat peeps

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @jillzimorski @mickthewineguy @nickyd206 @Wa_State_Wine is on #SommChat today - if you have any pre #SommsUF questions here’s your chance!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm can you share any insights into how you describe the difference in tasting profile of #Wawine #pinot versus other #US produced Pinot pls include thoughts on aging window @Wa_State_Wine

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #wawine produces more 70 varieties. Our top red varieties are #cabernetsauvignon #merlot and #syrah. #pinotnoir makes up less than 1% of our total production. Our friends to the south make some world class #pinots! #SommChat

Arthur Hon @Somm_ArthurHon: I’m experiencing the worse @MTA #subway commute since I have moved to #NYC due to #signalproblems. A normal 35 min commute is looking more like 1.5 HR. The silver lining is I can now tune into @SommChat and learn about #WAWine @Wa_State_Wine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat #Silverlining

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Wa_State_Wine what makes #WAwine different from #wine from other parts of the world? #SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: Great Q! #WAwine's unique geological make up courtesy of a volcanic mt range, #missoulafloods, 300 days of sunshine, 6-8" of rain, a dramatic diurnal shift & rapid cooling during harvest create a sense of place like nowhere else in the world 🙌🏼 #SommChat

Arthur Hon @Somm_ArthurHon: #SommChat @Wa_State_Wine Aside from the classic #WAWine red grapes, which varieties are enjoying an unexpected increase in replanting. What do you think is the cause of it? @SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #WAwine #sauvignonblanc is growing like crazy! It has grown on average 18% per year over the last 5 years. People like its easy-drinking crisp profile. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat peep I am just starting to learn abt #wine-what is best way to research affordable entry #wawine and grow from there & would appreciate best reading @Wa_State_Wine

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: Check out the #wawine selection at your local retailer. We over deliver on quality at every price level. According to @WineSpectator we have the highest avg % of 90+ pt wines at the lowest price compared to other leading region's 90+ pt wines #SommChat

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: .@keepercoll So excited for @Wa_State_Wine in town this weekend for @guildsomm #Chicago Holiday party! 1. Will u be here? 2. What Washington Wine would u pair w Chicago's iconic foods: Chicago Dog, Pizza, Italian Beef Sandwich? I know what I'd ur thoughts! #SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: 👋🏼 Chris, David & Thomas will be running the #wawine show in #Chicago this weekend. Luckily our wines pair well w everything, but try a #ColumbiaGorgeAVA #Gruner with your Chicago Dog, funky #Syrah w your deep dish pizza and a #YakimaValleyAVA #Grenache w your sando #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Watch out @mickthewineguy and @nickyd206 - @jillzimorski is chiming in on #SommChat with @Wa_State_Wine to get #wine #food Pairing advice for #SommsUF - way to go Jill!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We can’t wait to try a #ColumbiaGorgeAVA #gruner have you had one yet @jillzimorski and what would you pair with UR 3 dishes #SommChat

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: I'm particularly fond of @WTVintners GV & like that suggestion for the Dog! Yum!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat thanks @jillzimorski for this @WTVintners #Gruner suggestion will try to find and see what we think abt this #WAwine @Wa_State_Wine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Somm_ArthurHon have you had a #ColumbiaGorgeAVA #gruner would love to know more about this #SommChat

Arthur Hon @Somm_ArthurHon: #SommChat I had only tasted @synclinewine #GrunerVeltliner. Would love to learn more! #wawine @Wa_State_Wine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Somm_ArthurHon will look for @synclinewine #Gruner thanks for letting us know #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Wa_State_Wine what R some of the #Wawine trends you have seen run last few years and any U anticipate in next few years? #SommChat

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #WAwine has seen major growth in #CabernetSauvignon and #Merlot due to demand, the #RedBlend trend and consumer's discovery of our quality at a more favorable price. WA also has the perfect climate for growing these familiar varieties. #SommChat ...

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: We expect continued strong growth & a very bright future as our winemakers & growers gain more experience. Further, our investments in V&E research and partnership with @WSUWineScience will help us to grow even better grapes & continue to make world class wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm U said that #sauvignonblanc is growing in #Wawine what is a good way to present this as an option to more traditional #SB pours BTG - price or taste or ? @Wa_State_Wine

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: #WAwine #SauvignonBlanc is a bridge between the well-known NZ and Old World styles. Our cooler sites produce grassy, grapefruit expressions / our warmer sites produce melon, white peach notes. #WAwine whites have a natural acidity that makes them very food-friendly #SommChat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine: You @Wa_State_Wine have done a great job in presence & awareness in San Diego market. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome Back @Path2Wine on #SommChat always great to see you here and interesting to hear abt @Wa_State_Wine in #SanDiego Happy #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #WAwine talk w/ Steve Warner from @Wa_State_Wine! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: It was great to have Steve @Wa_State_Wine join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! And can’t wait to learn more in #Austin at #SommsUF

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking @Wa_State_Wine & Steve Warner for teaching us about #WAwine on #SommChat Steve will finish up any final qs that have been posted

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: .@keepercoll Big thanks for hosting and a big thanks for all the #SommChat questions. We love talking about #wawine! Can't wait to see you at #SommsUF Sunday, January 28th

Steve Warner for @Wa_State_Wine: A parting gift:

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Hey #Austin peeps - in addition to #SommsUF you can learn abt @wawine with @Wa_State_Wine in Jan 18 @FairMarketATX & then later @sxsw @hotuckfest and more ! #SommChat

Arthur Hon @Somm_ArthurHon: #SommChat @SommChat Few of my most memorable white wines of #WAWine are @ButyWinery #sauvignonblanc blend & @amauricecellars #Viognier @Wa_State_Wine