Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans

11/12 Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans


Beth ‏@travelwinechick #WW #sommchat cheers! @keepercoll @SanFranPicks @jennanorth @wolfeswines @wineandsake @sanfab44

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess Will have to miss #SommChat today b/c I'll be on the road. Sorry :( @SJEvansMW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll sad but understand - will B a good 1! RT @hvwinegoddess: Will have to miss #SommChat today b/c I'll be on the road. Sorry :( @SJEvansMW

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @hvwinegoddess sorry to miss you too #SommChat

Lisa Wilk ‏@winechix .@keepercoll I'm flying to #FoodFightWrite but will be checking into #SommChat as coverage allows! 🍷 #ww #wine @DebraMeiburgMW @SJEvansMW

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @winechix @keepercoll @DebraMeiburgMW Safe journey Lisa #SommChat

Marco De Bartoli ‏@MarcoDeBartoli @SJEvansMW is a #sherrylover and we love #fortified #wine-s... lots of things in common! #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll THX 4 #sommchat support:) MT @MarcoDeBartoli: sure we do! @SJEvansMW is a #sherrylover & we love #fortified #wine-s.. lots in common!

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @keepercoll Sorry, unable to join #SommChat today. Too bad, as I know @SJEvansMW will be terrific.

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @WineInkByTia you will be missed on #sommchat @sjevans is hopping over here:)

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @keepercoll Happy #sommchat day! I finally get 2 participate…hello #wine friends, look 4ward 2 gr8 conversation!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winegalLynne so glad you are in #Sommchat and look forward to your questions

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @keepercoll @SJEvansMW So nice to meet you here on #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @winegalLynne - Good morning, Lynne! Been awhile since I have seen you on Twitter! - #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @demilove @keepercoll Hi! I know, too much work, back to freelance, a bit more time now. Fun connecting on #sommchat again #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm Master of #Wine Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW #WW

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro Right now! RT @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm Master of #Wine Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Master of #Wine Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Master of #Wine Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll As we ask Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @SJEvansMW 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #wine with Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW #WW #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @SJEvansMW Ready for #SommChat!

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @keepercoll Hi everyone looking forward to our chat. I am just finishing a tasting @Decanter 98 Riojas! I'm v relaxed :) #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @keepercoll So I've been drinking Rioja and Champagne; what are you planning to drink today? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @SJEvansMW what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW A. @KeeperColl I worked in Spain before university & fell in love with the country, culture, food - and wine! That's how it began #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning @SJEvansMW Who are your mentors in wine industry and when did you become an MW? Thanks #Sommchat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @SandyWasserman Hi Sandy, Lots of mentors. At the beginning Oz Clarke was a brilliant friendly guide. Still is.... @keepercoll #sommchat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @SandyWasserman @keepercoll I passed in 2006, and I am now the Chairman of the Institute. Are you interested in studying? #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @SJEvansMW @keepercoll Unfortunately studying was never my strong suit but I'm always learning as I've been selling wine for years #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @SJEvansMW what advice do you have 4 those looking to pursue a Cert. as a @MastersofWine? #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @keepercoll @mastersofwine Go for it! Find out all you can b4 you begin - has info. Don't start til ready #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @keepercoll By the way I really recommend MW, but you need to be focused, have a clear timetable, & get family/friends to support #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @keepercoll @SJEvansMW Q: What made you decide to become a MW? It seems very challenging! #sommchat #WW

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @winegalLynne @keepercoll Big question Lynne. Because it's the top qualification and I wanted to have it. Big ask but so worth it. #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Do you have any friends who are Master Sommeliers? Is their journey/study process/heartbreak similar to yours? - #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @demilove @keepercoll Hi Douglas. There are 3 MWs who are MS. Great achievement. It IS heartbreak but so wonderful at the end! #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @SJEvansMW @keepercoll - I'm in the middle of both (as regular #SommChat ers know)-right now trying to beat #Certified level with Court MS.

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Did you do all #WSET steps before going for your MW? I am thinking about dipping into the water for #Diploma - #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @demilove @keepercoll Good question. yes I did! You need to know wines of the world. #WSET is great foundation. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @SJEvansMW Have you ever made wine? If so, where & what? If not, any desire to do so, where & what? #sommchat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @SandyWasserman Answer: no! I have the greatest respect for anyone who does. #sommchat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW Any #wine trends u notice lately in ur line of work? #sommchat #WW

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@winegalLynne @keepercoll Potential govt controls on alcohol; pressure on prices; lower alcohol; demand 4 individual wines #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW I notice CA trend toward less alcohol favored too (but not all producers!) #sommchat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @SJEvansMW As @Decanter #Spanish #wine expert, what excites you most abt this #wine region today? #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW A. @keepercoll Too much to say in 140 char! It's the most exciting wine country in Europe. New generation of winemakers;old vines #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW A. @KeeperColl So many soils, climates, varieties: Sherry&Montilla, Galicia & Bierzo, century #Garnachas, so much promise #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat peep what R UR responsibilities as Chairperson of @mastersofwine ? how much time does that take?

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@keepercoll @mastersofwine We have 318 MWs and as many students, and I want to grow the IMW, so that's absorbing. V busy! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat peep - @sjevansmw what is ratio of male 2 female MWs and have seen any chg in last 5 yrs or anticipate any chg in next 5?

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW A. @keepercoll Last week we celebrated our 100th female MW. Growing all the time. Very pleased! #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW Tried Godello 4 1st time. Awesome! Shared w/customers/friends. Do u have fav Spain producers? #sommchat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@winegalLynne @keepercoll Spain is buzzing! If you read me @Decanter you'll find plenty. I think I need to name regions.... #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@winegalLynne @keepercoll especially love #Sherry, Galician reds and whites, have you tried the top #Cavas? #sommchat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW I need 2 try more #Cavas! Thx, love sparkling #wines' versatility! #sommchat #WW

Laura Richards ‏@RichardsLJ @SJEvansMW If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one wine, what would it be? #sommchat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@RichardsLJ @keepercoll I don't think I'd survive! With a bottle of Dry Amontillado Sherry I'd do fine! Super intense, ultra dry #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What is the most fulfilling aspect of being a Chairman of the Institute of @mastersofwine, @SJEvansMW? #SommChat @keepercoll

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@cecchiwinery @mastersofwine @keepercoll Taking part in chats like this! Seriously sharing our news, talking about what we do #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Sounds like fun @SJEvansMW lots to share @mastersofwine @keepercoll #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @SJEvansMW we hear you also have a passion for #chocolate! Please tell us more #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW A. @KeeperColl Good question! Who wouldn't? Am a founder of ,we spread the word about fine chocolate #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .A. @KeeperColl What's so exciting is the rise of bean to bar and small batch producers in US; they've been a big influence in UK #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW I find chocolate & #wine a tough pairing, Banyuls seems 2 wrk, what r ur thoughts? #sommchat #WW

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@winegalLynne @keepercoll Gt match! Tawny Port, fortified sw reds are gt, But try white chocolate with blush zin - crazy but fun. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Would love to try this: "White chocolate with blush zin - crazy but fun #SommChat @SJEvansMW" @winegalLynne @keepercoll

Filipe Carvalho ‏@fjcarvalho @SJEvansMW @winegalLynne @keepercoll don't forget dark chocolate with vintage ports!!! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @fjcarvalho How are you Filipe and great to see you back at #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @SJEvansMW @keepercoll @fjcarvalho Thx! I will try all those #pairings…that's the fun part! #sommchat #WW

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What chocolate changed your life @SJEvansMW? #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@cecchiwinery @keepercoll #Amedei #Amano which was first US bean to bar I tasted #Modica, which is how choc used to be #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Buono! Amedei is a great Tuscan treasure @SJEvansMW and Modica is divine! @keepercoll #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery It's great to see more women in the wine world, any women to watch out for in 2015 @SJEvansMW? #SommChat @keepercoll

enchanté ‏@onirovins RT @cecchiwinery It's great to see more women in the wine world, any women to watch out for in 2015 @SJEvansMW? #SommChat @keepercoll

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @cecchiwinery @keepercoll Loads! @londonvino @anneinvino are 2 new MWs. I'm just back from Spain, so many women making wine there #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Thanks for the great suggestions, will follow those two @SJEvansMW @keepercoll @londonvino @AnneInVino #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@cecchiwinery and keep an eye out for these #wine MWs on #SommChat as well:) @londonvino @AnneInVino

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Any plans to have #WSET Diploma in Chicago with in-person teacher (I'm a little reluctant to do online thing) - #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @demilove @keepercoll Douglas, u need to spk to #WSET direct. I agree, face to face is really best. Same w MW, u need to work in group #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - I think its awesome that future MW Research Papers will be available to public; have any been released online yet? - #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @demilove @keepercoll The actual paper won't be available, but we want MWs to do presentations on their RP topics. Summaries online #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro Too bad. PhD dissertations are public. RT @SJEvansMW: @demilove @keepercoll The actual paper won't be available...Summaries online #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine What tips do you have for learning about wine regions and wines in that region? @SJEvansMW #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @Path2Wine we suggest you explore @JPSelections of #Spanish #wines - very good #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @Path2Wine Hi, I know US has many more top Sp wines than UK. U r in best place! Have you thought of creating a tasting group? #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW .@Path2Wine @keepercoll Wines from Spain has VG website and teachers in US - I'm sure one is an MW! buy tapas when you taste :) #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW Any good #wine books that helped u w/ur studies? #sommchat #WW

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @winegalLynne @keepercoll Halliday & Johnson intro; a textbk from Davis on wine science; 'Understanding Wine technology' #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Where do you look for inspiration in terms of cuisine, pairings and wine @SJEvansMW? #SommChat @keepercoll

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @cecchiwinery @keepercoll Cooking and eating! Winery dinners are v important, and brand launches with food are gt education #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Winery dinners are never dull :) @SJEvansMW @keepercoll #SommChat

Kristi Willis ‏@kristifarm2tbl In studying, I struggle with geography. @SJEvansMW any study tricks or resources you can recommend? #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @kristifarm2tbl @SJEvansMW I hear you! @keepercoll #sommchat I'm challenged there 2

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @kristifarm2tbl So did I! It's tough. No substitute for going to wine region. Blank maps with towns taken off are fab learning. #SommChat

Kristi Willis ‏@kristifarm2tbl @SJEvansMW Thanks! Definitely do best with places I visit, but limit on travel budget. My niece might like to help color maps. #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @winegalLynne @kristifarm2tbl @SJEvansMW @keepercoll Fun game for French wine geography: … #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine We @sjevansmw can study wine regions in a book and via tastings. What region(s) are key to visiting to best understand? #sommchat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @Path2Wine You need to see old vines e.g. CA Zin/Barossa Shiraz; spklg either Champagne or e.g. top CA; German slate vyds #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW With all ur work, do u have any guilty pleasures 4 downtime? #sommchat #ww

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @winegalLynne @keepercoll Definitely! Chocolate comes in the list. A boxed set of the West Wing. Big favourite. & Rom coms : ) #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @SJEvansMW @keepercoll Sounds wonderful, we all need a little chocolate =) #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@SJEvansMW had #spanish #wine 4 1st time -amazing thx 2 @JPSelections & @IanRootstock #galicia #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @SJEvansMW How do you go about pairing #wine & #chocolate? #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani ‏@PrimlaniKitchen Tough Pairing. Port & Brandy. @keepercoll: Q. @SJEvansMW How do you go about pairing #wine & #chocolate? #SommChat"

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW A. @KeeperColl Match sweet choc w e.g. Asti; dk choc w big reds or fortified; avoid high tannin. Barolo Chinato is quirky treat #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What's your next wine endeavor, any exciting future projects @SJEvansMW? #SommChat

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @cecchiwinery Plenty: off to NZ, CA, UK vineyards; interviews @Decanter; presentations to wineries; a very busy few months :) #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Master of #Wine Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have Master of #Wine Sarah Jane Evans @SJEvansMW join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Sarah Jane Evans @SarahJaneEvansMW for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW TY So very nice 2 meet u, utmost respect 4 u; if there is any way, I hope 2 see u in SF in Jan '15. #sommchat

Kristi Willis ‏@kristifarm2tbl Thanks @SJEvansMW & @keepercoll for the informative chat & inspiration. #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @SJEvansMW Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne .@keepercoll @SJEvansMW Until next time #sommchat friends… enjoy ur #wines! =)

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ #California Winemaker @EdThralls Thralls Family Cellars Wed 11/19/14 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Thralls Wine ‏@ThrallsWine RT @keepercoll: Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ #California Winemaker @EdThralls Thralls Family Cellars Wed 11/19/14 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Thanks for a great #SommChat - very inspirational discussion!

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Thank you @sjevansmw for all you are doing for #wine education via MW program. Thank you @keepercoll for organizing this great #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Thanks to all of the #SomMChat community for such a interactive time with @SJEvansMW - see you next week!

Sarah Jane Evans MW ‏@SJEvansMW @keepercoll It's been wonderful! There's no substitute for face to face, but this is a great way to keep in touch. Thanks so much #SommChat

Rebecca Hopkins ‏@beckhopkinswine Tks @keepercoll @SJEvansMW for informative session today! still so much to learn #SommChat #WW

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Have a great time and Holiday season @SJEvansMW! @Decanter #SommChat