Author Jonny Miles

11/21 Author Jonny Miles

Johnny Miles

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from #Author Jonny Miles

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Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: We're about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to Author Jonny Miles on @keepercoll to say hello & so he knows you're here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

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Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: As we ask Jonny Miles our Qs, you can ask Jonny Miles your Qs to @keepercoll! He’ll do this 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 Jonny Miles on @keepercoll & @ 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Let's start talking #wine with #Author Jonny Miles on @keepercoll #WineWednesday #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Jonny says "total pleasure to be with ya'll today on #Sommchat - looking fwd 2 talking abt Wild #Food Great #wine and writing

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Q fr @winejames Jonny “What interaction is there in your work as an ordained minister, a novelist, and a drinks expert?” #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Spiritual Longing says Jonny! #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat wannabe author; how did you get your start and interest as an author Jonny?

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Jonny says Interest began in childhood, wanting to conjure the magic I felt reading. The start was simply writing and reading over and over and over again. That sounds simplistic, but persistence is the essential component #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm as the cooking columnist 4 #FieldStream Mag can you tell us some of you fav #wine and #Food Pairings Jonny ?

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: jonny says wild #duck with #syrah. #venison with #teroldejo. My inclination is usually to avoid stronger, heartier #wines with game. It's easy to drown out the subtleties of the meat. #SommChat

James Tidwell @winejames: Replying to @keepercoll: Jonny, thoughts on oaked v unoaked/juicier wines with game? Are oaked wines included in your "stronger, heartier" cat? #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Replying to @winejames Jonny says, A little wood can compliment game's earthiness. But wood can easily overpower. My general rule with game is to light on it. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: @winejames “What #wine region do you most want to visit and why? #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Jonny says: #Italy, where I have never traveled. There is a grand tradition of #game cookery there, and I love to explore those #wine regions. #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Answer #2 I also want to visit #SouthAfrica #swartland to hang out with #adibadenhorst #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Jonny heard you wrote a cookbook called The Wild Chef about wild game and fish cookery. Where can someone buy this book and can you share who is the audience? #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: This book came out of my cooking column for @FieldandStream Mag, which I have been writing since 2004. U can buy #cookbook at usual online retailers. The audience is hunters and anglers who want to explore the full range of what they bring home. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm what #wines/ grapes do you like to pair with Fish/Seafood?

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: #Trout loves off-dry #Riesling. #Semillon is always a fav. I often cook trout with Bacon which tends to crave unoaked #Chardonnay. But I find myself reaching for #PinotNoir just as often. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm I read that you were the #Cocktails columnist for #NYTimes. How did you get that gig and what is UR background in #Cocktails?

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Jonny says: basically I said YES when the #NYTimes asked. An editor knew I was an enthusiast. I did that from 2006-2010, a magical time in the #Cocktail renaissance. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Congrats on writing 3 novels. What was the most challenging part of writing your newest book “Anatomy of a Miracle”? #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: The most challenging thing is always finding the mental space to write. Fiction requires a kind of separation from reality. You have to somehow hide away in a cave. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm What is a day in your life working look like, especially being married to the "Dynamite" @bsicricket?

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Jonny says: Mostly Chaos. "Dynamite" @bsicricket + 3 "TNT" kids. It is mayhem. But dinner is the grounding space. I handle the solids, @bsicricket handles the liquids. Pleasure is always a daily goal. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm Where did you get the inspiration to write the book “Anatomy of a Miracle” & where do you get inspiration to write your column?

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Inspiration for #Fiction always comes in like a dream, from somewhere in the subconscious. For non-fiction, you follow your curiosities. I have always used #journalism as a means to pursue answers to my own questions. #SommChat

James Tidwell @winejames: Replying to @keepercoll

Love that statement about #journalism. Other than the subjects mentioned, about what other subjects do you have questions that might lead to journalistic writing? #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Replying to @winejames

As a freelancer, I've always directed my own subject areas. Early on, I chose #food #drinks #lit #ourdoors and #travel BC they are areas of pleasure. But I have also covered #politics and #crime when less pleasurable questions arose. #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with #Author Jonny Miles on @keepercoll#WineWednesday #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: It was great to have #Author Jonny Miles on @keepercoll join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking #Author Jonny Miles for his time #SommChat

Jonny Miles @KeeperColl: Jonny says, Thank you @keepercoll for hosting my 1st @Twitter visit and thank you to everyone with questions and interest. #SommChat