Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Anthony Giglio

11/7 Wine Writer/Expert Anthony Giglio


@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Anthony Giglio @WineWiseGuy , #Wine Writer & Expert! #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to #Wine Writer & Expert, @WineWiseGuy Anthony Giglio! #SommChat #WineWednesday #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @WineWiseGuy to say hello & so he knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @WineWiseGuy our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best to 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 & @WineWiseGuy let us know u R here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with Wine Writer & Expert, @WineWiseGuy #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): Hello! So happy to be here! Let’s talk wine! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy You’re a #wine journalist, author, educator, and #sommelier all in one- how did you first catch the “wine bug”? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl I like to say I had my first sip in utero! Wine (and booze) was always on table and in mom’s hand! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all! Nice to join you at #SommChat – can you believe it’s just two weeks to T-giving?

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @demilove Indeed! What do you like to pair with Turkey? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @ronga: @WineWiseGuy when u buy a producer you’re not familiar w/ do U buy based on importer, varietal/region, vint rep, rec? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @ronga: If I don’t know anything about wine I will look for importer; but I also go from my gut with regions. #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @WineWiseGuy Hi Anthony, in approaching a meal, do U 1st choose the wine(s) & then the food or other way arnd? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @CaravelleChamp I like to choose the food first, and then the #wine. It’s easier that way for me. #SommChat

@Donwillmott (Don Willmott): @WineWiseGuy #SommChat Love Chianti with my Italian dinners but I’m a bit bored. What’s something Chianti-like that I’ve never heard of?

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @Donwillmott How about Chianti’s neighbors, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano + Brunello di Montalcino? Also loves Syrahs from Cortona #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @WineWiseguy, I’m with you on the blind tasting everywhere, but how about using it in an educational setting? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @hungrywino Absolutely ESSENTIAL in education; but I’m not digging the parlor trick aspect I’m seeing a lot of lately #SommChat

@jsalcito (Jordan Salcito): Hello, @KeeperColl & #SommChat! Q: What is the most compelling #wine that @winewiseguy has come across in the last week, and why?

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @jsalcito Katarzyna Question Mark 07, a Cab/Merlot from Bulgaria #SommChat

@tonymcclung (Tony McClung): @WineWiseGuy @KeeperColl Q: how is Sandy affecting the local wine biz in NYC? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @tonymcclung I think people are hunkering down with the #wine they have and drinking it for comfort, and buying where they can #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – I love T-giving because it’s the one time a year (OK, maybe Christmas), where I can re-introduce parents to wine! – #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Do you see people in midcareer making successful inroads into wine career? Or will it always be young persons game? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @demilove That’s funny because it’s only a young peeps’ career NOW. I was youngest #somm by 20 years in my class in 1992! #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @demilove I think that anyone with passion about wine at any age can find a job in some capacity #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @WineWiseGuy @KeeperColl – I am slowly losing purpose/perspective of blind tasting – what is point other than “it’s on the test?” – #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @demilove If your a pro, it keeps you sharp and gives perspective, no? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy Have you had any mentors that helped shape your #wine career? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl Yes! @KevinZraly + @AndreaRobinson at Windows on the World; @MasterSommUS Roger Dagorn; and @Grdovic and @fandw #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl And so many other people — too many to name here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @WineWiseguy – keep him in the hot seat with your questions – great stuff today #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): Q. @WineWiseGuy what is a good desert #wine to serve with pumpkin pie? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @MattMcGinnis Wow — I think I would go with an off-dry #Champagne or Sparkler… depending on how sweet the pie #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy You have a special interest in Sicily- how did that come about? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl I married it! My wife @aloprestigiglio is from #Sicily; we try to go back to her parent’s home every year #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): So glad to make it to #Sommchat this #WW with one of my favorite wine folks @WineWiseGuy! One of the wittiest men in #wine:) @KeeperColl

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @StephanieMiskew Why, thank you! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – I apologize, I should have offered some #wine to anyone here at #SommChat ! I’m holding a nice bottle of Zin in my Tweet pic.

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @WineWiseGuy, what’s the biggest shock that you’ve experienced in the industry? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @hungrywino Can I ask you to be more specific? It takes a lot to shock me #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy You are also a #wine educator- what do you teach? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl I occasionally teach #wine and food pairing courses at @DeGustibusNYC and thematic courses at @ICEculinary #SommChat

@jjcarlen (jason carlen): #SommChat Hi @winewiseguy When are you going to visit me in Chi so we can do something together? @SpiaggiaChicago

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @jjcarlen I cannot get there fast enough… but need a gig to get me there. how about we do wine dinner together @SpiaggiaChicago #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Also keeping all my east coast wine friends here on #SommChat in my prayers as you recover from Sandy.

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @demilove Thank you. I am looking out my window at snow coming down sideways. A nor’easter as cherry on #sandy cake #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy You have written several books on #wine- any plans for another? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl Yes, I am currently writing a proposal for a #wine book that encompasses lifestyle, anecdotes and my twisted humor #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @WineWiseGuy What would be your #wine pick 4 deep-fried turkey on Thanksgiving? Stick w/ classics or something funky? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @RachelVoorhees Classic would of course be #riesling or #albarino #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): thanks for the great questions to @winewiseguy today on #SommChat – he is #bravingthesnowstorminNYC – thank you for being here #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @RachelVoorhees – Good morning Rachel! Lively chat so far! – #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @demilove Will be in/out of chat! Trying to finish a few articles before heading up to #Napa for @Somm_Doc today! #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @WineWiseGuy Sure. Biggest surprise at a trend(+/-), controversial topic, bucking of a tradition… @KeeperColl #SommChat #forgotthetag

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @hungrywino Well, we were just talking about my recent piece in @fandw on blind tasting entering the mainstream as a party game #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @hungrywino And I’m not a big fan if it intimidates people. I like it for education, but not for fun, because it ain’t fun! #SommChat

@Ngerke (Natalie Gerke): #SommChat today! @WineWiseGuy What is your “go to” cocktail of choice during a night out? cc @KeeperColl

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @Ngerke I am #bourban / #rye man, and if I can’t find a #Pappy Van Winkle neat, I’ll have a proper Old Fashioned or Manhattan #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @WineWiseGuy I was thinking #riesling too. What about funky pick? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @RachelVoorhees How about #brachetto d’aqui? Or an earthy #etna rosso (nerello cappuccio + nerello moscalese)? #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @WineWiseGuy I’ll take that #etnarosso. Love it. #funky #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @RachelVoorhees so excited you will see @Somm_doc in #Napa – have so many friends in the biz going – Wish work allowed:) #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @KeeperColl To say that I am excited for @Somm_doc premiere tonight is a drastic understatement. Wish you were coming! #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @RachelVoorhees @demilove @SOMM_DOC So jealous! Wish I was going – have fun I’m sure it will be fabulou:) #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): @StephanieMiskew I am sure it’s going to be fabulous too! Beyond excited to see it. #winegeek @somm_doc @demilove #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @WineWiseGuy What are your favorite wine resources/publications? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @StephanieMiskew Have to give props to @islewine @fandw, of course, and hope y’all read my column in @LCI_Magazine… #SommChat

@MagRahn (Magdalena Rahn): Further, what about cocktails using #wine? RT @Ngerke @WineWiseGuy What is your go to #cocktail of choice during a night out? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @MagRahn I confess that I don’t drink wine in cocktails — I’m a bit of a purist. I love me a good #sangria, of course! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy What are some up-and-coming #wine regions that you are excited about? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl I still think #Spain should be getting more attention but unknown appellations confuse most #Americans #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl I am suddenly interested in Bulgaria, now, too. Didn’t think I’d find that Katarzyna cab/merlot in my local store… #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): Cool! RT @WineWiseGuy I am suddenly interested in Bulgaria, too. Didn’t think I’d find that Katarzyna cab/merlot in ocal store #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @WineWiseGuy true. Think that the #somm life has/is becoming overhyped/glorified? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @hungrywino No, I don’t. Popular, for sure, but no more hyped than being a chef. I am happy to see overexposure in #wine any day! #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @WineWiseGuy Yes. More recognition and appreciation is nice! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @DomaineSelect: @KeeperColl @WineWiseGuy What about Hungarian? We recently added Tokaj to our portfolio. #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @DomaineSelect Hungarian Tokaj is exciting. I was blown away to learn that Hungary was 1 of 3 world wine powers in late 1800s #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy Best #wine you have ever tasted? Most interesting recently? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl That’s impossible to answer. But I recently opened a ’61 #Borgogno #Barolo for parent’s anniversary – magical! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @WineWiseGuy what’s your recommendation for a good post-#election2012 #wine? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @alawine Last night was a Champagne/Sparkling night. Tonight, with snow falling(!) it’s all reds with roasted duck. #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @alawine I have a couple of bottles of #Sagrantino di Montefalco in my fridge begging for attention… #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @WineWiseGuy I’m sure #SommChat-ers are happy to help you with that

@jjcarlen (jason carlen): #SommChat @winewineguy What are some of the more creative #wine events/dinners you have witnessed to attract guests?

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @jjcarlen I host a lot of “formal” #wine dinners, which can be fun if the host is pouring insanely good/rare #wines… #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @jjcarlen But I like the idea of a walk-around cocktail party with lots of stations + all diff #wines. No structure, mix/match #food #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @KeeperColl late to #SommChat again ~ what’s main stories being told?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat RT @noblewines: @winewiseguy I stopped doing wine dinners ~ got tired of them, now do another theme… kinda a cellar wine seminar

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @WineWiseGuy What’s your favorite Italian sparkler? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @StephanieMiskew Depends on who’s paying. I just had Giulio Ferrari 1997 (around $100); it was delicious… #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @StephanieMiskew Also love Antinori Montenisa Franciacorta Brut Montenisa. Have you had? #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @WineWiseGuy Have not had that one but will seek it out – thanks for the recommendation! #Sommchat @KeeperColl

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @WineWiseGuy …#Wine Dinners? Shouldn’t all dinners be #wine dinners? #SommChat #WW

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @MauricesCru True, but you’d be surprised! Or not… #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @WineWiseGuy I hear you, I can’t believe how many people drink Cosmos or Jack and Coke with their steaks. #SommChat

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): @winewiseguy @alawine What reds do you like with duck? i.e. #PinotNoir ? #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @winetonite @WineWiseGuy like a Thralls #PinotNoir ? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @winetonite @alawine I do love #pinot noir with duck, but also spicy #rhone — a good vacqueyras or gigondas, perhaps? #SommChat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): @WineWiseGuy @winetonite Lagrein, Teroldego, Ruché, can all be fun to pair with Duck as well. #SommChat #Sommchat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): @winetonite Try something different… go with Blafränkisch. #SommChat #Sommchat

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): @winetonite That was Blaufränkisch… Paul Achs if you can find it. #Sommchat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @brzimmerman That’s a great idea! And they’re showing up on so many lists here in #NYC #SommChat

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): @brzimmerman @RachelVoorhees Nice… great idea #SommChat

@WineauxDLynnP (DLynn Proctor): Q. @WineWiseGuy When will we see you start your own winery and/or label?. Q2. Where would it be?. #SommChat @KeeperColl

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @WineauxDLynnP I can only dream about my own winery, but it would probably be in my ancestral Campania, or my wife’s Sicilia #SommChat

@TheWineKey (Charlotte): Q: @WineWiseGuy I’m going to be in NYC next week, if there is one #wine bar to check out, which would it be? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @TheWineKey Gosh, too many to name. I love @terroirNY, @anforaNYC, gottino, @barveloce, @ArdesiaWineBar… #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @winewiseguy what are your favorite #wines from the Piemonte? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @CharlesComm Wrote about these in @LCI_Magazine a while back. Obvi love #barolo and #barbaresco but big #dolcetto fan for everyday #SommChat

@mattreiser (Matt Reiser): @winewiseguy most undervalued US #wine region? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @mattreiser I just did blind tasting at Virginia #Wine Summit w Steven Spurrier — crazy good wines, red, white and sparkling #SommChat

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): @winewiseguy @alawine Excellent… 2nd fave region behind #Burgundy… thanks! #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @brzimmerman YES! #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): Gotta run! Thanks @WineWiseGuy and @KeeperColl. Fun session. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy Who are your favorite #winemakers in history, through personal account, or their #wines? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl I’ve gotta say that meeting and talking to Robert #Mondavi makes up for not having met or seen Frank #Sinatra live #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @WineWiseGuy Most memorable recent #food and #wine pairing? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): A. @KeeperColl In #Piedmont this year a Fonduta of Fontina Valle d’Aosta over a fried duck yolk, with crisp Ceretto Arneis #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @WineWiseGuy @brzimmerman Brought a Channing Daughters Blaufränkisch from NY to tasting group recently and it was a hit! #SommChat @CDWwine

@alawine (Ken #wine): @WineWiseGuy @WineWiseGuy any fav #wine picks that are generally available? #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @alawine Hmmm, I like that I can find Pesquera or Condado de Haza in a lot of local stores… #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @WineWiseGuy thanks, adding to my #wishlist #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): It was great to have @WineWiseGuy join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @WineWiseGuy for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@brzimmerman (Brett Zimmerman): Have a great week! #SommChat #Sommchat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @WineWiseGuy @KeeperColl Sounds positively divine – love Arneis! #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees): Already? Ha! RT @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @WineWiseGuy #WineWednesday #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @KeeperColl @WineWiseGuy A great #SommChat #WW. Until next time…

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If anyone missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to for you to review later #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @WineWiseGuy Thank you for a fabulous #SommChat! Will you be in FL for the 2013 SoBe Wine & Food Festival? @KeeperColl

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): @StephanieMiskew Unfortunately no because of schedule conflict. But for sure in 2014! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Watch for announcement of next week’s guest on #SommChat Wed at 11 AM CST ! C u there!

@alawine (Ken #wine): @RachelVoorhees @WineWiseGuy hey, where’s everybody going? #priceofarrivinglate #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @WineWiseGuy thank you for fun & interesting #SommChat …now must go catch up with 1st part…

@AxWnhS (Aixa Statia): #WineWednesday huh? No school tomorrow! Mmm #SommChat

@OttVinebar (Vineyards): #WineWednesday Are you a Twitter-savvy wine lover? Tune into #SommChat every Wednesday to learn more about both!

@ArdesiaWineBar (Ardesia Wine Bar): Thank you! “@WineWiseGuy: @TheWineKey Gosh, too many to name. I love @terroirNY, @anforaNYC, gottino, @barveloce, @ArdesiaWineBar #SommChat”