Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Eric Asimov

1/2 Wine Writer & Critic Eric Asimov


@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from @nytimes #Wine Critic & Author of “How to Love Wine”@EricAsimov ! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to @nytimes #Wine Critic & Author of “How to Love Wine”@EricAsimov ! #SommChat #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @EricAsimov 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 @EricAsimov 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 & @@EricAsimov let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Happy new year everyone at #SommChat ! Did anyone make any wine-related resolutions for 2013?

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): Hi everybody, so happy to be here. Looking forward to our conversation. #SommChat

@WineFolly (Madeline Puckette): #SommChat with @EricAsimov put together by @KeeperColl – Thanks for coming!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov How did you first catch the “wine bug”? Did you grow up around wine or did you stumble upon it? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl Didn’t grow up around wine. Became fanatical drinking wine with dinners as a grad student at UT Austin. #SommChat

@knowvino (Cari Corsi): @EricAsimov @KeeperColl On average, how far in advance do you write your articles? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @knowvino Most columns I write on deadline. That’s a newspaper habit very tough to break, even when writing the book. #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @knowvino By on deadline, I mean a day or two before it appears online and a few days before it appears in the paper. #SommChat

@whyknowinphilly (Aaron Meeker): @KeeperColl @EricAsimov “Wine is for drinking, not tasting” – my favorite quote. What are u looking forward to drinking in 2013? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @whyknowinphilly Thank you. I’m looking forward to the next bottle! No specific resolutions or types of wines. Hope to love all. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Eric, it’s Douglas from Chicago, so glad you came here for your book reading – found out about it here on Twitter! – #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @demilove Thanks! Loved my brief visit to Chicaco, such a great city for eating and drinking. #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): Good morning, @EricAsimov, welcome to #SommChat !!! Happy New Year, @KeeperColl!!!!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov Tell us all about your new book, “How to love Wine”- what inspired you to write it? #WineWednesday #SommChat@wineandsake

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl I wrote How to Love Wine because so many people seem anxious about wine when more pleasure is available than ever. #SommChat

@purplelips (Lesley Provost): Hi & Happy new year to everyone at #SommChat @EricAsimov

@spiritandwine (Mark Buckley): I’m looking forward to drinking more $10-15 wines in 2013 #SommChat – I think the budget for $20 plus wines is less this year. #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – I have a ? for Eric, but it will prob. take two Tweets to ask it: So much of the wine business is geared . . . #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl . . . to the extremes, either really formal and academic (think Frasier Crane) or real kitschy, not much middle ground #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Or am I just overreading this? – #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @demilove I think the middle ground is growing as people recognize wine as an everyday pleasure, not just for special occasions. #SommChat

@JeremySBlock (Jeremy S Block): @EricAsimov Are you happy with the stars method to review wines or if you could do it again would you go points: 1-100? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @JeremySBlock I’m not a points person. Stars are companion to restaurant reviews, suggest quality levels w/o absurd precision. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – I would pour myself some wine for #SommChat but I am afraid I would spill it cause I am falling from the fiscal cliff quickly!

@michaelshearin (Michael Shearin): Good morning @EricAsimov & @KeeperColl. Thank you for taking the time for #SommChat today and Happy New Year.

@elloinos (Markus Stolz): @EricAsimov @KeeperColl What are some wine regions you have not been to, but would like to visit if you had the time? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @elloinos great question! So many! Sicily, Australia, South Africa, South America, eastern Europe….Wish I were better traveled. #SommChat

@purplelips (Lesley Provost): More new world wines for me – feel like I’m limiting myself with European obsessions @demilove #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @EricAsimov how did your path lead to wine? And, what came first – your love for writing or your love for wine? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @wineandsake I have always loved wine and writing, and was very lucky to be able to merge the two. #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @EricAsimov That’s great, very happy for you. #SommChat #wine #writing

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): @KeeperColl happy to join in and Happy New Year #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Bonjour and Happy New Year @EricAsimov and Diane! how did you learn about wine? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @CaravelleChamp Hi Rita! I learned about wine by drinking lots of it. No better way. #SommChat

@MyWineSchool (Jessica Bell DWS): @EricAsimov Got your book this xmas from @WineMuse… with a personal note from you Thanks to both! #SommChat

@WineFolly (Madeline Puckette): @EricAsimov What was your most embarrasing wine writing moment? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @WineFolly No doubt I have had many embarrassing wine writing moments, but I’ve put them out of my head. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): sitting @maxssanantonio fulfilling my mayoral duties, having lunch, and joining #SommChat

@megmaker (Meg Houston Maker): .@ericasimov Please say more about your view of wine tasting notes, and how best to achieve “context-sensitive” wine writing. #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @megmaker Hi Meg! Hard to account for context in notes. I think general stylistic characteristics are better than overly precise. #SommChat

@MyWineSchool (Jessica Bell DWS): @EricAsimov what was your favorite part/chapter to write for your new book? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @MyWineSchool I think “The End” was my fave! But I enjoyed writing the more personal parts, not something I do ordinarily. #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @MyWineSchool Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book. #SommChat

@spiritandwine (Mark Buckley): @AndyOnFarmWine I think $12 will be the new Sweet Spot for QPR wines in 2013 #SommChat #WW

@ormiga (ormiga): @EricAsimov @KeeperColl liked #wine articles/blog @nytimes=is that over or less frequent [yep me #gettingold too ;=] #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @ormiga The Pour blog ended a few years ago, sadly. I do contribute occasionally to Diner’s Journal, maybe more this year. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Not sure this is in your book! Do you think an emerging wine region needs strict AOC-style . . . #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): requirements before it’s taken seriously by wine drinkers? – #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @demilove I don’t think consumers care about AOC requirements in emerging regions. #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): @KeeperColl @EricAsimov #SommChat #ww when do you return to write of #wine youve written earlier? notice changes taste?

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @ormiga It all depends on feel and vibe. When news or spirit calls. I think evolution of personal taste occurs very slowly. #SommChat

@jklonecke (Jonathan Klonecke): #SommChat @EricAsimov first off great read on CA wine region more exciting then ever. i agree. Q. what’s in your cellar?

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @jklonecke My cellar? I wish I had one in my little Manhattan apt. Have all kinds of things, incl 1er cru Burgs and Barolos. #SommChat

@mikemadrigale (Mike Madrigale): .@EricAsimov Whats the best Cru Beaujolais you’ve had in the last few months? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @mikemadrigale Hey Mike! cannot remember offhand, possibly a Sunier. Had an ’05 Foillard that needed a couple of hours of air. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Here’s context for you: When falling over Fiscal Cliff, I am not drinking rare $ wine, cause I might spill it! – #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @EricAsimov So stoked to be here at #SommChat on the 1st #WineWednesday of 2013! #WW

@forknbottle (Adam Caperton): @EricAsimov Your writing / reportage has such eloquence / precision Any areas outside food / wine that you would like to cover? #SommChat.

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @forknbottle Hey, thank you, Jack! Music, film, books, politics, don’t get me started…. #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): Wine 101 for 2013 per @EricAsimov’s “How to Love Wine” “you need to open a bottle, pour yourself a glass & drink it.” @KeeperColl #SommChat

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): #SommChat @EricAsimov Is there a specific region you are watching right now?

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @SAHMmelier I’m kind of obsessed now with Sicily and Irouléguy….But watching all over. #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): #SommChat @ericasimov did you have any “unexpected surprise” wines in 2012? @KeeperColl

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @vtwinemedia For me, California was the surprise exciting region, and continue to be surprised by the quality from Finger Lakes. #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): Take note cold climate #wines RT @ericasimov: @demilove I don’t think consumers care about AOC requirements in emerging regions. #SommChat

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): .@EricAsimov Why is wine writing almost nonexistent in US wine retail trade unlike in UK? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @VineyardGate Really? Kermit Lynch? Neal Rosenthal? Sergio Esposito? Terry Theise? All wrote great books! I hate them. #SommChat

@megmaker (Meg Houston Maker): @EricAsimov Tnx Eric! Agreed. Hard to know how much context to include, plus how to answer reader’s Q—What does it TASTE like? #SommChat

@MyWineSchool (Jessica Bell DWS): @EricAsimov Ha! I look forward to “getting to know you” better in the book. Congrats! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): atleast 1of @1337wine @maxssanantonio are chugging budweiser! [ALL #wine secretly crave #bier #QED] #SommChat #ww

@ormiga (ormiga): @EricAsimov ah send ME your cache = WILL write for #wine #SommChat #ww

@purplelips (Lesley Provost): @vtwinemedia AOC law has been important in Ontario’s development – but we’re unique in lots of ways @ericasimov @demilove #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @purplelips understood, but seems that VQA in general, less strict granular control than French AOCs. @EricAsimov #SommChat

@purplelips (Lesley Provost): @vtwinemedia Yes, in terms of grape variety. Still quite stringent for new world. #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @EricAsimov Hi, guys! I joining #SommChat very late and trying hurriedly to catch up! Happy New Year!

@ecovinowines (ecoVINO Wines): @EricAsimov @KeeperColl Added value seems to be one of the buzz words in wine for 2013. What do you think adds value to a wine? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @ecovinowines Added value? I think that’s an idea for marketers, not wine lovers. Bottle of wine, also works as doorstop…. #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): .@EricAsimov What’s your go-to Rhone appellation? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @WineWiseGuy St. Joseph! It’s perhaps best quality to price ratio in Northern Rhone. #SommChat

@mikemadrigale (Mike Madrigale): .@EricAsimov thanks Eric! Agree on Sunier…need to get my hands on some more. Happy New Year! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): @EricAsimov [..]learned abt [#wine] by drinking lots of it. No bettr way #SommChat =eh #quotes #strategy #leadership key#29(!)

@MyWineSchool (Jessica Bell DWS): @EricAsimov Any thoughts on the future of Georgian wine? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @MyWineSchool Haven’t had enough Georgian wines, but evolution of eastern European wines will be exciting to watch in next decade. #SommChat

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): @ericasimov Have you had any #txwine? Great leaps and bounds in recent years. #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @SAHMmelier I need to have more Texas wines. Hard to find in NYC area. #SommChat

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): @EricAsimov #SommChat but more importers really than straight retail!

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @ericasimov TX for the feedback, both areas on my list for deeper study. #SommChat

@spiritandwine (Mark Buckley): @AndyOnFarmWine Truth be told there are options as good if not better at around $6. You’ll never guess… #Brut #California #SommChat #WW

@spiritandwine (Mark Buckley): @AndyOnFarmWine @cristalino Cava can be found around $6-7 as well, not as good, but good QPR #SommChat #WW

@WineFolly (Madeline Puckette): @EricAsimov @WineWiseGuy I was until just now!! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov How did you find time to write “How to love Wine”& continue work as @nytimes wine critic? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl How did I find time to write the book? Two years worth of weekends! #SommChat

@MyWineSchool (Jessica Bell DWS): @KeeperColl Great question! Can’t be easy! @EricAsimov @nytimes #SommChat

@WineFolly (Madeline Puckette): @EricAsimov How long does it take you to write an article #SommChat @KeeperColl

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @WineFolly Depends on the article. Anywhere from a few hours to a few days. #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): .@EricAsimov Thanks, Eric! Hope our paths finally cross in 2013. Happy New Year to all on #SommChat @KeeperColl

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @WineWiseGuy Anthony, I’m sure they will, and I’m looking forward to it. #SommChat

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): @EricAsimov Come visit or I’ll send you some suggestions for favorites. Med. grapes thrive. Thanks! #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @SAHMmelier Thank you! #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @EricAsimov what trends in wine do you NOT like like right now? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @harleywine1 Good question. So much that’s positive right now, but rising prices of great wines is an old sad story. #SommChat

@afriendlygrape (Friendly Grape): @EricAsimov What’s your outlook on the growth and quality of North Fork wines in the coming years? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @afriendlygrape I think North Fork wines can be excellent but identity is still an issue. Too many California wannabes. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov Is there a typical day in the life of the @nytimes #wine critic? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl A typical day for me? Eat, drink, write, family, friends, talk to lots of people, not so different, honestly. #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl I’m not one of those who tastes 120 wines before lunch. #SommChat

@WineRackCo ( @KeeperColl Checking in to #SommChat. Great questions and discussions so far!

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): @ericasimov Any advice for beginning writers? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @SAHMmelier Write, write, write! If you want to be a writer, that’s what you must do, regardless of pay. #SommChat

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): @EricAsimov Yes, my hobby is just starting to have monetary reward in addition to the intrinsic rewards! Thanks! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov Are there certain rules you have to follow as @nytimes #wine critic? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl The NYT has stringent ethical rules: no freebies, junkets, gifts, conflicts of interest and that sort of thing. #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @EricAsimov any wines or regions that really surprised you & stood out in 2012? @KeeperColl #SommChat #ww

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @harleywine1 As I said, have been obsessed with Sicily and Irouléguy, and California vanguard. #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): #SommChat @EricAsimov is there a thread that connects your current obsession with #wine of Irouléguy and Sicily?

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @vtwinemedia Not sure. Wines of place, unusual, specific and fascinating. #SommChat

@evandawson (Evan Dawson): @EricAsimov What do you read on a daily basis? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @evandawson Hi Evan, you mine wine related? chat boards like Disorder, Berserkers and various blogs none of whom write daily. #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @EricAsimov Who are your favorite wine writers? And do you have a favorite wine book? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @scottota Hugh Johnson, Matt Kramer, love the importer-writers Lynch, Theise, Neil, etc. Jon Bonné is terrific, an up and comer. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov Who was your biggest inspiration/role model for #wine writing and why? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl I’ve had no bigger inspiration & role model than my late colleague Frank Prial. Always try to live up to his example. #SommChat

@MarkoKovac (Marko Kovac): @EricAsimov Tx. How do you choose which brands are tasted on panels? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @MarkoKovac We buy all bottles retail for wine panel. Tasting coordinator chooses. #SommChat

@megmaker (Meg Houston Maker): The “regardless of pay” part esp endemic. MT @EricAsimov If you want to be a writer, that’s what you must do, regardless of pay. #SommChat

@SeccoAndRed (Lambrusco Day): @EricAsimov How do you “find” the topics you write about? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @SeccoAndRed Got to keep eyes, ears, nose and mouth open, and have to talk to people and read voraciously. #SommChat

@evandawson (Evan Dawson): @EricAsimov I mean in general! So much important and great writing, wine-related and not, so little time… #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @evandawson Evan, I’m a multiple book reader. Am reading NW by Zadie Smith, Inventing Wine, and various sports, nature music…. #SommChat

@MargauxCoImport (Margaux & Co Imports): @EricAsimov Tasted any beautiful Savennieres lately? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @MargauxCoImport I haven’t, but had a lovely ’05 Chidaine Montlouis last night. Want Savennières! #SommChat

@waterintowino (waterintowino): .@EricAsimov could you live a satisfying life without the selection of international wines at your fingertips in NYC? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @waterintowino Of course. But you don’t have to be in NYC to have access to a great selection of wines. #SommChat

@ilpalazzone (Il Palazzone): Wonderful #SommChat with @ericasimov happening right now #wine. Happy New Year friends!

@forknbottle (Adam Caperton): @EricAsimov “Music, film, books, politics, don’t get me started” Thanks – would love to hear your voice in these areas as well #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @ilpalazzone @EricAsimov Yes! I think it is the busiest #SommChat ever! Happy New Year! #wine

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov In your opinion, what is the biggest misconception people have about the #wine industry? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl One big misconception is that American taste is homogenous. Many different opinions and tastes among US wine drinkers. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Get your questions in to @ericasimov – only 5 minutes or so left on #SommChat

@waterintowino (waterintowino): #SommChat @EricAsimov have you ever made your own wine and should wine writers experience that even if its just for perspective?

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @waterintowino Good question. I’ve never made my own wine. I don’t believe it’s necessary, though I would like to do it. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @ericasimov What is one big change you would like to see in the #wine industry? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): A. @KeeperColl Would love to see people link wine to culture more than think of it as isolated aromas and flavors. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @afriendlygrape @EricAsimov The North Fork does some great sparkling wines. Cabernet Franc and Merlot are good too! #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @enjoielife Yes, I agree. #SommChat

@JeanaMamer (Jeana Mamer): @EricAsimov #SommChat Any advice for someone considering a career as a somm?

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @JeanaMamer Am not a somm, but would say go in expecting dust and hard work rather than glamor and lights. #SommChat

@WineFolly (Madeline Puckette): @KeeperColl @ericasimov Many wines don’t need to be stored in a bottle, how do you feel about boxed wine? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @WineFolly I think boxed wine is a great system, though I’ve gotten leery of the plastic chems possibly leaching into wine. #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): Fine selects here in #VT MT @ericasimov: @waterintowino you don’t have to be in NYC to have access to a great selection of wines. #SommChat

@megmaker (Meg Houston Maker): .@EricAsimov Do you prefer to be called a “wine writer” or a “wine critic?” And why? #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): @megmaker Honestly don’t care. Way too much energy spent on that question. Critic has specific NYT meaning, so am proud of title. #SommChat

@MyWineSchool (Jessica Bell DWS): @EricAsimov @KeeperColl Thx for being “my first” #SommChat Look forward to next time! Happy New Wine…, er Year, I mean, y’all!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @enjoielife @EricAsimov @MyWineSchool Will definitely keep my eye out for Georgian wines. Any particular producers you recommend? #SommChat

@MyWineSchool (Jessica Bell DWS): @enjoielife most still not available here but you can get traditional style @pheasantstears from @klwines #SommChat @EricAsimov

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

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

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

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): Thank you! @KeeperColl @EricAsimov great #SommChat #ww

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar & get ready 4 #SommChat’s “He said, She said” w/2 #Sommeliers: @jsalcito & @robertbohr on Wed 1/9 at 11 AM CST! C u there!

@WineFolly (Madeline Puckette): @KeeperColl @EricAsimov Thank you have a happy January ’13! #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): Getting one’s hands dirty making wine, very informative, special perspective @waterintowino @EricAsimov #SommChat

@EricAsimov (Eric Asimov): So great to be here. Thank you all for a very speedy and enjoyable hour, and will catch you on Twitter…. #SommChat

@purplelips (Lesley Provost): Enjoyed today’s #SommChat with @EricAsimov Happy 2013 & Happy #WW everyone.

@VinusTrip (Vinus Tripudium): Nice chat with @KeeperColl and @EricAsimov very interesting, we’ve learned a lot #SommChat #WineWednesday

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): Thank you! Really enjoyed my first #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): Thank you for a wonderful #SommChat #WineWednesday @EricAsimov and @KeeperColl. Happy New Year!

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): Thank you @KeeperColl @ericasimov for an excellent #SommChat. Happy New Year

@kcwineguy (kcwineguy): Thanks 2 @KeeperColl, @EricAsimov & others 4 a gr8 hour of #wine chats, new content & stimulating thoughts! HNY! #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): Thanks much @EricAsimov @KeeperColl GREAT start to #SommChat 2103

@drsalsamx (drsalsamx): @KeeperColl #SommChat thank you!

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @KeeperColl @ericasimov wonderful connecting with you today, great #SommChat #HappyNewYear

@TheWineKey (Charlotte): Looks like I just missed #SommChat, but still picked up some tips! Until next week, cheers!

@hkremer (hkremer): @TheWineKey be sure to follow @KeeperColl as there will be a link to the #SommChat transcript HNY!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @Sassodoro @EricAsimov @KeeperColl That’s the big idea! #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Thank you @EricAsimov 4 a terrific, inspiring &!informative #SommChat today, couldn’t have started the new year better! @KeeperColl

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @EricAsimov Thank you both for a great #SommChat! The tweets came so fast & furious that I am still not quite caught up!

@WineRackCo ( @Sassodoro @KeeperColl @jsalcito @robertbohr Looking forward to it #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @spiritandwine @sahmmelier @kcwineguy @mywineschool @harleywine1 bummed I missed fun #SommChat today, but enjoying your tweets now thanks

@RiojaWine (Rioja Wine): #SommChat is trending. Cheers to all the vino love !! #WW

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @alawine It was a great #SommChat. Glad you caught up. @EricAsimov @KeeperColl @demilove @vtwinemedia

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