Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Oumy Diaw

11/6 Sommelier Oumy Diaw


@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 visit with @ChampagneSomm , Oumy Diaw!

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @KeeperColl @ChampagneSomm I will def chime in !!! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): We’d like to introduce you to #Champagne Sommelier, Oumy Diaw @ChampagneSomm #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): We’re abt ready 2 dive in w/?s, so S/O 2 #NYC #Sommelier Oumy Diaw @ChampagneSomm so she knows you’re here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): 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 @ChampagneSomm Ready for #SommChat!

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Here for little bit before I go show our Spanish & Italian importer a good time around town #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): As we ask #Sommelier Oumy Diaw 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

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): 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 (KeeperCollection): Let’s start talking #wine with #NYC #Sommelier Oumy Diaw @ChampagneSomm from The Champagne Sommelier #WW #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @KeeperColl Bonjour Diane. happy to be here #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Ready to go! Glad to be here in this very small wine world with @KeeperColl @ChampagneSomm #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @ChampagneSomm What got you interested in the #Champagne business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A. @KeeperColl it was an accident. I was shopping in Paris & got spotted 2Bcome a champagne buyer in 2002 after GRADcollege #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – It’s time for #SommChat – good morning all from Chicago!

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @ChampagneSomm Who are your mentors & do you like all bubbles? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @demilove great to see you – look forward to your #Champagne questions on #SommChat today

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Which Champagne was your first true love? @ChampagneSomm @KeeperColl #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @Foundationspr @KeeperColl Champagne Salon, visually 1st when bying champagne then tasted the 1982 vintage in 2002 #SommChat

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): On the Road, Sorry! @KeeperColl @SommChat @WinePoynt @VintryFineWines @Pixocool @winegalLynne @LoraKappen @ProtocolWine #SommChat #ww #wine

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @Foundationspr so glad you can join in on #SommChat today

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Love to get your take – do you think Champagne will ever declare vintages, like is done in Port? #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Thank you, me too! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @PrimlaniKitchen you will be missed on #SommChat – have a good day

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat MT @ChampagneSomm: @SandyWasserman My father & the 1that taught me everything abt #champagne #BrunoQuenioux. luv gr8 quality wine

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @ChampagneSomm Tell us about your business, The Champagne Sommelier™? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A.@KeeperColl working on the field I felt that our industry didn’t have the right tools to grow champagne category in the USA #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A. @KeeperColl the numbers speak 4 themselves: 17millions bottles imported last year in USA vs UK is 32 million bottles & declining #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Any techniques for opening a Champagne bottle smooth and quietly? (that was my downfall at my Sommelier exam. #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @demilove @KeeperColl 1st u need to take ur time & grab firmely the top & bottom of Zbottle, while twisting hold super tight cork #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat RT @ChampagneSomm: @demilove U can never predict what Champagne would do. > precision on each vintage info should B reported

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Bonjour @ChampagneSomm ! Great to have u #SommChat. Please tell us abt the difference in tasting #Champagne versus still wine @KeeperColl

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl there” many external & internal elements 2 cover in champagne W a complete a tasting protocol #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): MT @ChampagneSomm: A. concept I built fr scratch based on Xprce buying, stewarding,selling &building champagne brands N EUR/ USA #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @CaravelleChamp great to see you at #SommChat Rita – hope your #WW is a great one

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @ChampagneSomm @KeeperColl what a great vintage to get involved in #Champagne #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @CaravelleChamp – Good morning from Chicago, Rita! Looking forward to an NYC day trip or two during the holidays! – #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @ChampagneSomm Any particular style of Champagne? Brut, vintage, extra dry, etc? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl I love all of them all it depend w what you”re pairing with & i love cooking so it’s a lot of fun #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): @KeeperColl @ChampagneSomm the VeuveCliquot chalk tunnels make a fantastic tour, does the Champagne region have other hidden gems? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @drewbie_g @KeeperColl of course. you need to visit #champagnedeutz, #taittinger, #emmanuellassaigne cellars, so many 2 cover #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman hope your #WW is going well and glad you are on #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Agreed. #Champagne culture has not been well positioned in U.S; lack of the right campaign+messaging. @ChampagneSomm @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @drewbie_g hello from #SommChat world and good to see you today!

@yumivore (yumivore): @KeeperColl @TperezWine tuning in! #SommChat @rtwinestyles @SAHMmelier @TablasCreek @TheLittleNell @thewinehub #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @winegalLynne that work thing:( #SommChat will miss you

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @ChampagneSomm what are your thoughts on “Special Club” RM bottlings? Do you think they earn the respect of consumers? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @lwa235 @KeeperColl special club are great & helped great brands to be put on the map #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @yumivore look forward to your Questions on #SommChat – glad you can join in today

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Likewise @KeeperColl! #WineWednesday #WhenInRome sipping this while tuned into #SommChat! @AndreaEby

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): planing 2 land small amount of Comte d’Harmont in Avize grower Champagne this Spring, Champ sales have been so slow since ’08 #SommChat tho

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @noblewines @KeeperColl champagne will remain slow if we don’t change the way we sell and pisition #champagne #SommChat

@drewbie_g @AndreaEby @KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Nice Sipping for #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @ChampagneSomm Heard there is a new #Champagne101 book, tell us more about the book & where ppl can buy. #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A.@KeeperColl it’s a book about the essence of champagne & history in a small graphic format by a Champagne native & grower #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A. @KeeperColl it’s available online @ but also @GothamWinesNY & #AmbassadorWines&spirits #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Time for me to fly, hope all have a great #WW #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman thanks for joining in on #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): @KeeperColl @ChampagneSomm what can the Champagne region do to compete with very-drinkable low-priced Cava’s, Prosecco’s etc? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @drewbie_g @KeeperColl redefine basis of proper #champagne tasting protocol, proper tools 2 assess its terroir,vintages & quality #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @champagnesomm #SommChat do u think Champ prices have allowed Cava, Prosecco etc to steal some by glass at restaurants~ even French rests?

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @noblewines @KeeperColl Now it’s time to bring gear up because ultimately noone can ever compare with #Champagne #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @Champagnesomm Curious what is the Champagne expert’s favorite sparkling wine? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @OWOCWines i stick 2 champagne eventhough i tasted someinteresting sparking “#colfondo”.i like when wine define their own identity #SommChat

@mattreiser (Matt Reiser): @ChampagneSomm thoughts on Pinot Meunier? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @mattreiser @KeeperColl #meunier is totally underestimated & boxed in. great for red meat and white meat dishes #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat RT @ChampagneSomm: you can order it online at or through @GothamWinesNY & #AmbassadorwWine&spirits

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): RT @ChampagneSomm: @noblewines @KeeperColl champagne will remain slow if we don’t change the way we sell and pisition #champagne #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @ChampagneSomm What is it like to be the first official #Champagne Sommelier in the world? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A. @KeeperColl lonely! Just kidding. I am very proud of this. It’s still a work in progress but it’s exciting #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat MT @ChampagneSomm: @noblewines yes but not only. #Champagne promoted bubbles & label, nothing else there4 every1 aping the wine.

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @drewbie_g @hvwinegoddess & @JessicaEdwards0 found a way 4 champs to compete: Who needs water anyway?! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @ChampagneSomm What are your duties as brand manager for champagne houses #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A. @KeeperColl consulting 4 wholesalers, work w/ on&off-trade 2 establish brands, build right image w/ industry cornerstones #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @ChampagneSomm what is your opinion on how Champagne came to be, i.e. the birth of second fermentation? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @lwa235 @KeeperColl #champagne region, epic history & great men and women contributes to its reputation #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @lwa235 @keepercool #champagne vibrates like a “Grand vin” (ultimate wine) in the palate only if known how 2 be tasted #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @Foundationspr @champagnesomm any suggestions on a change to selling & positioning Champ in US? #SommChat

@OWOCWines (OWOC Wines): @ChampagneSomm Thanks, I’ll check out colfondo. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @RachelVoorhees great to see you at #SommChat – with UR Visit to #Champagne – thought you would like this chat!

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): Q @ChampagneSomm Do you visit the Champagne region often? What’s your favorite thing to do there? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl yes. once a year min. I love 2 meet the cellar masters. Most of the high-profile one are my friends #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @lwa235 now that could be an issue for #champagne ~ looks like 1st 2nd ferment might have been in Limoux! #SommChat @champagnesomm

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat MT @Foundationspr: What would be singular positioning stmt 4 US mkt vis-a-vis Champagne? 2 make people rethink… @ChampagneSomm

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @ChampagneSomm @mattreiser @KeeperColl totally agree – Serge Faust “Cuvée de Reserve” is an excellent example #SommChat

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): Q @ChampagneSomm You work in Dakar – is champagne very popular there? How is it different than working in the US? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @bottleyourbrand @KeeperColl yes i do. champagne is a big thing in Africa. I always saw it growing up #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): Many thoughts positioning/sales. Champagne needs 2 better define value proposition. Price is relative @noblewines @champagnesomm #SommChat

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @ChampagneSomm True. Do you feel #Champagne is represented well in the states? @lwa235 @KeeperColl #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @KeeperColl thanks for another fine #SommChat ~ gotta run, next stop @BarleySwine in Austin this weekend

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @noblewines gr8 to have you chatting today on #SommChat and so excited 4 you to enjoy @BarleySwine in #Austin

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Q. @ChampagneSomm How do U go about pairing #food and #Champagne? #SommChat

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): A.@KeeperColl I function w/ the dish 1st focusing on the main ingredient then define what champagne 2 pair w/ #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour with #Champagne Sommelier @ChampagneSomm #WineWednesday #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @ProtocolWine @ChampagneSomm @KeeperColl what are your thoughts on Ace of Spades and the way it’s marketed? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): It was great to have #Sommelier Oumy Diaw @ChampagneSomm join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Please join us in thanking #Sommelier Oumy Diaw @ChampagneSomm for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat w/Master #Sommelier David Glancy @SFWineSchool on Wed 11/13 at 11 AM CST! C u there!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Another great episode of #SommChat all done! Look forward to joining you again next week.

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @demilove thanks for your #SommChat Support

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): #SommChat MT @ChampagneSomm: @ProtocolWine no a cultural thing based on nametag &high price but w/ no essence Bhind, < price wine kill it

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @ChampagneSomm so awesome to have you on #SommChat today! It’s been very insightful, cheers!!

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @lwa235 @ProtocolWine @KeeperColl i was sceptical about it but guess what they have done a very good job in building the brand #SommChat

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): Fantastic! RT @KeeperColl: Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat w/Master #Sommelier David Glancy @SFWineSchool on Wed 11/13 at 11 AM CST! C u there!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): .@ProtocolWine look forward to seeing you again next week on #SommChat – will be a good one with @SFWineSchool

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): @KeeperColl great to be live with all of you. check me out more about brand building and tasting protocol seminars #SommChat merci Diane

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @KeeperColl Absolutely! David is the best. @SFWineSchool #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @ChampagneSomm @ProtocolWine @KeeperColl thank goodness for Terry Theise selections !!! #SommChat

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @lwa235 Indeed! Was just talking to my rep. @ChampagneSomm @KeeperColl All the best to each of you! #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Hear hear! “@lwa235: @ChampagneSomm so awesome to have you on #SommChat today! It’s been very insightful, cheers!!” @KeeperColl

@ChampagneSomm (Oumy Diaw): sorry that i couldn’t answer everyone. But let’s stay in touch or come visit Nov 12, details on

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo,CSW): @KeeperColl Sorry I missed #SommChat work got in the way

@PrimlaniKitchen (Rashmi Primlani): #ww Salud w David Ferrer of Marquis de Grinon. #Spain First Single Appellation Vineyard #wine #news

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): RT @ChampagneSomm: @KeeperColl great 2 B w U all. check me out more about brand building & tasting protocol seminars #SommChat merci Diane

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @drewbie_g thanks for the S/O and hope @SarahZaharia can join into #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @hvwinegoddess missed you at #SommChat – soon:)

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @AdamPlotkin figured you have been busy – have a good #WW and see you soon on #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @leitihsu Happy #WW to you too #SommChat

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): nicely said RT @fernandobeteta: Charlie Trotter, Master Sommelier #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): @KeeperColl Thanks. Great feed during #SommChat today. Just bounced in and out.

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @drewbie_g thanks for the S/O and hope @SarahZaharia can join in on #SommChat soon

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): The weekly #SommChat is a great learning resource for both the Pro’s, and the amateurs like me @KeeperColl! My pleasure…

@jennanorth (Jenna North): Cheers! @KeeperColl @phandke @Hadel @foothillwino @StemGrip @BlindedBite @tricerapops @WPTUSA #SommChat #ww

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Thank you Diane, back at u! Gr8 #SommChat “@KeeperColl: @CaravelleChamp great to see you at #SommChat Rita – hope your #WW is a great one”

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @KeeperColl sorry missed #SommChat tonight had a super busy day. Till next time! Cheers!

@KeeperColl (KeeperCollection): @m_arcon we missed you too -see you next #SommChat