Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Assistant Head #Sommelier Gareth Ferreira

1/20 Gareth Ferreira, Asst. Head Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall


KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine frm #Sommelier @67PallMall Gareth Ferreira @garethferr

Christopher Miller _@noblewines #SommChat @KeeperColl hoping to follow along today along with a couple clients... #wine #WineWednesday @ToppingRose @ParkPlaceWines

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@noblewines so glad you and the clients can join in Welcome to #SommChat @ToppingRose @ParkPlaceWines

Christopher Miller _@noblewines trying 2 figure out the ... #SommChat @RainbowsEndWine

VredeEnLust @VredeEnLust @laboriewines @Backsberg @noblewines Thanks, luckily we've not been affected but colleagues on the Stellenbosch side of the mountain has!

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl @67pallmall #SommChat great to be here thanks for having me, lets have some fun

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd to introduce you to Best #Somm #SA & #Sommelier @67PallMall Gareth Ferreira @garethferr who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Gareth Ferreira @garethferr 2 say hello & so he 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 Gareth Ferreira @garethferr our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wine with #Sommelier at @67PallMall Gareth Ferreira @garethferr #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr Who/What inspired you to enter a career in the #wine industry? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A. @KeeperColl An old friend of mine @francisKrone his passion for wine rubbed off on me and I never looked back #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Hello from Chicago! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @demilove hello as well hope you are warm! #SommChat lk fwd to your questions for the winner of the Best #Somm South Africa!

Judia Black @enjoielife @KeeperColl @67pallmall @garethferr Good morning!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl and same to you @enjoielife excited to have you at #SommChat today

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl q fr shy #SommChat peep - why did you go to #London to work & is this ur 1st time in a private setting? @garethferr

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat wanted exposure to international wines and London is a great place for that, surrounded by great Somms too.

Sommelier _@FrancisKrone @KeeperColl what role will sommeliers play in the SA wine industry in the next few years? @garethferr #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great question @FrancisKrone and welcome to #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @FrancisKrone @KeeperColl #SommChat to create better dinning experiences and get the message of SA wine across to many tourists that visit.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: UR 1st competition? what did you do to prepare? How many did you compete against? Will u enter other comps? @garethferr

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat iv entered a few before, i had @ronan_sayburnms put me under pressure with service scenarios and had help from other..

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl Sommeliers i work with with theory and blind tasting, there were 10 of us, will always do as many comps as possible #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - How would you characterize SA wine drinker? Does he/she enjoy wine from all over or drink mostly home country? - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @demilove great and thoughtful question #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat majority stay local but their has been a huge increase in the number of well traveled South African's ...

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat that are now trying new wines from all over

Christopher Miller _@noblewines what area of #stellenbosch have been effected? @RainbowsEndWine @ParkPlaceWines @ToppingRose #CabFranc #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira @garethferr A.@RainbowsEndWine There has been some pretty bad fires over last couple days seems around 800ha affected so far #SommChat @IonaVinewayds

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines @RainbowsEndWine #SommChat seen some tweets about the Simonsberg mountains covered in smoke, also @IonaWines in Elgin,

Iona Wines _@IonaWines @garethferr @noblewines We are okay at Iona. Now thinking about the people fighting #simonsbergfire @Delheim @RustenbergWines @ThelemaWines

Maxey Lechuga _@maxlechu #SommChat seen some tweets about the Simonsberg mountains covered in smoke, alsoin Elg

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@garethferr what R major diffs working in priv. club vs public setting as a #Sommelier ? Is this UR 1st time in a private place? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat We really get to know our members on a personal level, being wine focused we share a common passion with them.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl.@garethferr What are your main responsibilities at @67PallMall ? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A.@KeeperColl we serve a large amount of fine wine so service of it is my primary focus, right temp, right glass, right way #SommChat

Sommelier @FrancisKrone @KeeperColl @garethferr where is your favorite wine region and why? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl @FrancisKrone #SommChat love Burgundy, the humility of the producers and complexity of the region is amazing

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: where else have U worked before now & share some best lessons learned as #Sommelier ? Have U worked in #US ?

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat i was a bartender at Ritz-Carlton Naples for a while, also spent some time @LauncestonPlace @thesaxonhotel

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat @BurjAlArab so iv got around a fair bit. Work hard, learn from a mentor, be humble and love what you do

Christopher Miller @noblewines are the markups lower due to member "ownership"? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat founder Grant Ashton started the club because of the high markups in London restaurants, he wanted somewhere ...

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat where members could drink great wine at great prices, so our markups are a fraction of the average restaurant.

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @garethferr @KeeperColl what are the typical markups in London public restaurants? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines @KeeperColl #SommChat GP's of anywhere from 65% to 80% in cases

Christopher Miller _@noblewines That's heavy GP #SommChat most NY rest. have calmed down due 2 @WineSearcher Customer Relations issues #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines @WineSearcher #SommChat yeh it steep hope it gets less.

Christopher Miller _@noblewines there has been backlash here & the GP has lowered. COGS goal today is about 28% with by glass @garethferr #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@garethferr What is it working under the tutelage of Master #Sommelier Ronan Sayburn @ronan_sayburnms at @67PallMall ? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A. @KeeperColl always sharing his wealth of knowledge, never shy to put us to the test, I have massive respect @ronan_sayburnms #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl we think @ronan_sayburnms is a gem too! #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @garethferr #SA #wine a big market in your club? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines #SommChat people are aware of #SA #wine but the markets remains small, hopefully we see an increase soon.

Sommelier _@FrancisKrone @KeeperColl @garethferr If you could make one wine what would it be and why? #SommChat

Charles Comm PR _@CharlesComm Q. @garethferr Have you noticed any interesting trends in the UK #wine market? #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@CharlesComm Gr8 to see you on #SommChat today and enjoy seeing your questions for @garethferr

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @CharlesComm @KeeperColl #SommChat Grower Champagnes, natural wines and small producers seem to be popular, people are willing to try

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl q fr shy #SommChat peep: @garethferr can members bring in or store their own #wine to the club & do you charge a storage or markup if so?

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat absolutely, we allow members to store 36 bottles each and charge a 20 pound corkage fee per 750ml

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr What are the most important things you keep in mind when pairing #wine and #food at @67PallMall ? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A.@KeeperColl keep things simple @marcusverberne flavours are clean so no need to overcomplicate things, and listen to the guests #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines @garethferr R you one of several #sommelier that work for @ronan_sayburnms @67pallmall #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines @ronan_sayburnms @67pallmall #SommChat yes we are a team of 8 including head sommelier @TerryKandylis 6 sommeliers and me.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr Congrats on winning the Best #Sommelier of South Africa this yr! What was it receiving such an honor? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A.@KeeperColl Huge sense of pride and accomplishment can't wait to represent my country in Mendoza later this year. @SASommeliers #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl q fr Shy #SommChat peep: How is the #wine list created @67pallmall - one person or Committee & how is it structured? @garethferr

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl @67pallmall #SommChat founder Grant Ashton and @ronan_sayburnms do the wine buying and Ronan has created the list, we will...

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl @67pallmall #SommChat have an iPad list structured by country and region with all sorts of amazing info available

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Weird ?, I will admit, but what is the minimum drinking age in United Kingdom (it's twenty-one here) - #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat 18 here to drink and 16 if you are with an adult and having a meal.

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink Wow, never seen the 16 stated before RT @garethferr: #SommChat 18 here to drink and 16 if you are with an adult and having a meal.

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - There is friendly debate in U.S. if “millenials” (< 30) are deeply curious clientele for wine, how about UK? - #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat wine is becoming fun and less serious and we are seeing young enthusiasts.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr What are the categories that you were tested on at the Best #Sommelier in South Africa competition? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A.@KeeperColl comps are very much about service skills and tasting ability, and you need the theoretical knowledge to back that #SommChat ..

Park Place Wines _@ParkPlaceWines Hi @garethferr @KeeperColl Do you carry any orange wine? What is it over in London/ any oppinions on this trend? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @ParkPlaceWines @KeeperColl #SommChat not at the moment i wouldn't rule it out, it needs to be good to list not just cause its trendy.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl q fr shy #SommChat peeps: what R #Sommeliers in #london saying about recent UK govt issuance about not drinking #Wine ? @garethferr

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl @garethferr - Does one of you have a link to that, that is news to me! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @demilove link to what? #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - THis UK goverment statement - haven't heard about it here!

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl #SommChat not to much talk about it here will have to check up on that.

Christopher Miller _@noblewines who are some of the #SA producers common in #london and @67pallmall @ToppingRose @ParkPlaceWines @lpschock #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira @garethferr @noblewines #SommChat people are aware of #SA #wine but the markets remains small, hopefully we see an increase soon.

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines @67pallmall #SommChat Swartland is hot now so Sadie Family Wines, Mullineaux, A.A. Badenhorst, but some great young guys ...

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines #SommChat through Craven Wines and Thorne & Daughters.

Christopher Miller _@noblewines #SommChat we see totally different producers here what @CheninKing is doing w/ #chenin and #cabFranc @WOSA_ZA

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @noblewines @WOSA_ZA #SommChat Love @CheninKing

Sommelier _@FrancisKrone @KeeperColl @garethferr name some of your top SA producers? #SommChat

Sommelier _@FrancisKrone @KeeperColl @garethferr name some of your top SA producers? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @FrancisKrone @KeeperColl #SommChat absolute top of my charts is @MullineuxWines

Johan Smuts _@smuts_johan @garethferr @FrancisKrone @KeeperColl . Which of Eben Sadie wines pairs the best with food #SommChat

Sommelier _@FrancisKrone @smuts_johan @garethferr @KeeperColl depends on what you are serving.

Sommelier _@FrancisKrone @smuts_johan @garethferr @KeeperColl treinspoor and braaivleis... Hy loop soos stroop!

Johan Smuts _@smuts_johan @FrancisKrone @garethferr @KeeperColl . Duck and Springbok Wellington

Blackwater wine _@Blackwaterwine @FrancisKrone @smuts_johan @garethferr @KeeperColl goodluck getting hold of ANY 2016, tussen niks en f....l !

Johan Smuts s@smuts_johan @Blackwaterwine @FrancisKrone @garethferr @KeeperColl . Hoekom omdat die vineyard brand ?

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@garethferr U will be up against over 55 of the best #sommeliers at the world competition in April. How do u prepare for this? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl lots of studying, get my colleagues to help with blind tasting and really try focus on service skills and scenarios #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr What are some of your favorite #winefoodpairings at @67PallMall ? Does #Cjhef work with #Somms on menu as it changes? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A. @KeeperColl Chef @marcusverberne rigatoni, venison shank ragout, spiced cherries and chocolate with old Barolo,delicious #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl @67pallmall #SommChat as a wine focused club many of the menu items are built around the wine, specially for private events

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@garethferr What advice would you give a person wishing to pursue a career in the #wine industry? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A. @KeeperColl Find a mentor, learn from them, taste as much as possible, travel, stay humble and have a blast!!! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Are you aware of any importers who are placing a strong influence on SA wines and bringing them to U.S.? - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl.@demilove @BroadbentWines has some really good @SA wines coming to #US #SommChat @bsicricket

David Clarke _@davidwineclarke Hello @garethferr - why do you think so many somms don't plan their career beyond working on the floor? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @davidwineclarke #SommChat i think floor sommeliers get in a comfort zone of restaurants and hotels and in some ways may not posses the...

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @davidwineclarke #SommChat that are required to be succesful in other other parts of the wine trade

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr Where do you see yourself in the #wine industry in the next 3-5 years? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A. @KeeperColl have an established reputation and be in a position to share my experience and knowledge with other sommeliers #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr What #wine regions do you dream about visiting in the future? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A. @KeeperColl would love to get stuck into Andalucía, sherry fascinates me and it's a hard subject to get your head around #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @garethferr What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time? #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr A. @KeeperColl Taking money from my mates on the golf course, watching sport, have a couple good bottles and SLEEP! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Best #Somm #SA & #Sommelier @67PallMall Gareth Ferreira @garethferr on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have #Sommelier Gareth Ferreira @garethferr join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking #Sommelier @67PallMall Gareth Ferreira @garethferr for his time on #SommChat

Christopher Miller _@noblewines Thank you @KeeperColl for the platform and TY to @garethferr 4 insight on #SA and #london #wine scene #SommChat

Gareth Ferreira _@garethferr @KeeperColl @67pallmall Thanks for having me and thanks for the interesting questions, see you around.#SommChat

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink Sorry just a fly by - Happy #WW to all #SommChat - cheers _

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ Jose Pastor @JPSelections Wed 1/27/16 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q @garethferr whom are your wine mentors? Have you made wine? If so what & where? If not any desire too? Thanks #SommChat

Elizabeth Smith _@travelwinechick #SommChat #WW cheers! @KeeperColl @67pallmall @garethferr @jodilynniacino @elladogsays @mwcwine @robbin_g

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g Didn't even manage that... scrolling back thru the #SommChat just now! ___ Cheers! @KeeperColl