Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Wine Editor W.R. Tish

12/12 Wine Editor W.R. Tish


@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @KeeperColl Just pushed my bowl over to the laptop for #SommChat #WW

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @TishWine Hey, guys! Ready for #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Editor @Bevmedia, WR Tish @Tishwine! #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @TishWine 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): Great to be here with @KeeperColl for #SommChat. Tweeting from desk at @BevMedia

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with #Editor @Bevmedia, WR Tish @TishWine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@FoodWineFashion (Food Wine Fashion): Hello and happy #WW to all #SommChat tweeters #SommChat

@AmaraResort (AmaraResort): Welcome! RT @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking #wine with #Editor @Bevmedia, WR Tish @TishWine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@tmarshalljones (Marshall Jones): Hello everyone! #SommChat

@WineFoodTX (Wine & Food Fndn TX): Hello everyone! #SommChat

@kcwineguy (kcwineguy): Finally near a screen! RT @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking #wine with #Editor @BevMedia, WR Tish @TishWine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@CaraPaige (CaraPaige): #SommChat starting with @TishWine at the helm

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TishWine What originally drew you to the #Wine World? #SommChat #WineWednesday

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A.@KeeperColl It was a lucky break. Got job proofreading at wine mag Friends of Wine while in grad school for Creative Writing #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine Thanks for doing #SommChat today. Q. How might #wine ratings change after Robert Parker?

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine @KeeperColl Already waning. It takes 94 RP/WS to move high-end wine; for 90 to make ripple, the wine better be $10ish. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TishWine What are a few up-and-coming #wine trends? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A. @KeeperColl 1) Red blends like Apothic, Menage a Trois, Red Velvet 2) Moscato 3) Prosecco 4) Dry rosé 5) Deals, deals, deals… #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A. @KeeperColl 6) Fearlessness: peeps willing 2 try new wines – Austria, Greece, Albariño, Italian heirlooms, local & box wines #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine in general, how do you see the future for #wine critics? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): Good question @alawine . Time will tell. I think local critics in local markets will become more important, for one thing. #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @TishWine @alawine which is only propelled by social media’s influence in the industry as well. #local #WW #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo,CSW): Sorry can’t stay at #SommChat @TishWine @KeeperColl have board meeting. Will read transcripts later. Have fun!

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): Morning! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all! Nice to join you at #SommChat ! Any NYCers in the House today? Looking 4ward to visiting Christmas week!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @demilove @KeeperColl Present! #SommChat

@WineRackCo ( @demilove @KeeperColl Hudson Valley are of NY here. #SommChat

@elloinos (Markus Stolz): @TishWine Any trends you see at the NYC’s wine bars? Are they becoming the ones who truly educate the young crowds? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @elloinos @KeeperColl Restos even more important than wine bars, due 2 volume. Unfort. many peeps literally forget wines they had. #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @elloinos The trick is to balance fearlessness against forgetfulness… Without labels/bottles in restos, can be hard. #SommChat

@WineRackCo ( @KeeperColl @TishWine Our co. president loved wine and helped to build wine racks for his brother in law. It all came together #SommChat

@kcwineguy (kcwineguy): 2013 wine trends: RT @tishwine: @KeeperColl 1) Red blends (Apothic Menage Red Velvet 2) Moscato 3) Prosecco 4) Dry rosé 5) Deals! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): #wine trends “1) Red blends like Apothic, Menage a Trois, Red Velvet 2) Moscato 3) Prosecco 4) Dry rosé 5) Deals!” via @TishWine #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): Am running today, D.Ornowski,MS, is coming to Dallas for Italian/Austrian events. Sorry to miss it.Tish is “unbottled awesomeness” #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @alawine @KeeperColl @TishWine #SommChat I think points are waning too… checkout his last Adams last paragraph

@RichardsLJ (Laura Richards): @TishWine @KeeperColl I am surprised how much I enjoy some of red blends. Apothic and Red Velvet are two of my favorites. #SommChat #ww

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @RichardsLJ @KeeperColl Those wines (APothic, etc) are a real litmus test for style preference. Love em or hate em! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – I get this ? all the time at office: What wine can you recommend that is sweet? What can I honestly TELL them? – #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A. @KeeperColl @demilove Tell them to ask a good retailer. That way they are in position to get advice *AND* access. #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine Fad or trend? Social media? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine Social media is totally a trend. and for younger generation it’s just the way people talk/share. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TishWine: @alawine @KeeperColl Already waning. Takes 94 RP/WS to move high-end wine; for 90 to make ripple, wine better be $10ish #SommChat

@mattreiser (Matt Reiser): @TishWine will #Bordeaux rebound? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @mattreiser @KeeperColl Hope so. Bordeaux 2009s & 2010s are examples of great vintages yielding good affordable drink-now wine. #SommChat

@RichardsLJ (Laura Richards): @TishWine @KeeperColl Interesting perspective. I think they are OK, good for everyday. No strong feelings either way. #SommChat

@FoodWineFashion (Food Wine Fashion): @Tishwine do you see wine on tap expanding to more markets in 2013? #SommChat

@FoodWineFashion (Food Wine Fashion): @TishWine None in Denver yet, would like to see it here, seems to be working well in other markets. #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @FoodWineFashion Kegs take investment by restos. That is making it slower to catch on. Great idea though. Is it happening or U? #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): @TishWine G’morning I’ve a conference call but I’d like to know where you think the sweet wine surge stems from? I’ve a theory… #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @VinoCaPisco From human physiology. Sweet is naturally delish. Every generation of USA drinkers has had go-to sweetie. #SommChat

@elloinos (Markus Stolz): @TishWine @KeeperColl All about balance indeed, the wines, fearlessness/forgetfulness Cheers Tish. #SommChat

@AmaraResort (AmaraResort): Networks might change, but social is here to stay (we think!) RT @alawine: @TishWine Fad or trend? Social media? #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @enjoielife @TishWine @alawine @KeeperColl Are points really waning in influence, or is this just “grade inflation?” #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @Sassodoro @enjoielife @alawine Waning and inflation going hand in hand! With so many 90s around, less reason to care and track. #SommChat

@WineCharlatan (Steve Hatcher): @alawine @TishWine 3) bubbles in general not just Prosecco #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine sweeter wines, fad or trend? #SommChat

@RetaKay13 (Reta Coker Crowe): @alawine @TishWine #SommChat Definitely a FAD Sweeter wines are not compatible with most foods Good for dessert or just sipping My opinion..

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Still searching for a great wine app (reviews, cellaring) for iPhone, any suggestions?? #SommChat #WineWednesday @KeeperColl @TishWine

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @drewbie_g @KeeperColl Hmm, I am not into the apps so much. Check with someone under 30! #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @TishWine @alawine Along the same lines …? … in the future will social media have the power to “make or break” a wine? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): Good Q @EllaDogSays I think it depends on the wine, context. Celebrity tweets more likely to make big wave than critics’… #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Bonjour @TishWine U describe urself as a Recovering Wine Critic… curious to know what was tough about being a wine critic? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @CaravelleChamp Being a recovering wine critic means I no longer spit! Not a fan of big blind tastings, mainly #SommChat

@WineRackCo ( @TishWine @KeeperColl @demilove Good advice! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine How do you see the future of online #wine sales? #SommChat @noblewines

@demilove(Douglas Trapasso): @noblewines – I just don’t want to recommend something that was conjured up in a former Hostess factory. – #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @noblewines – But on the other hand, I meet customers ALL the time, and semmingly, that’s exactly what they want – #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Put the message in and on the bottle. Then put the bottle in the right hands. This plus Social Media will work #SommChat Thoughts @TishWine

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @noblewines – Oh that’s a great suggestion! I was thinking some cru Beaujolais as well. – #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @VinoCaPisco @TishWine Sweet wine? Could it be a backlash? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @enjoielife @VinoCaPisco Sweet wines are quite natual in big picture. Moscato, sweet reds taking place of WHite Zin No backlash. #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): thinking #bordeaux 2009 2010 overrated/overhyped [X]#alloftheabove [very limited degs] @TishWine @mattreiser @KeeperColl #SommChat #wine

@BevMedia (Beverage Media): If you’re not participating in #SommChat today with guest @tishwine you’re missing out!

@tmarshalljones (Marshall Jones): +1! RT @demilove: @noblewines – Oh that’s a great suggestion! I was thinking some cru Beaujolais as well. – #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine More or less? Alcohol, oak, manipulation? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine @noblewines Hard to answer generally. Too many states w/ diff laws. I think winery direct to consumer will keep growing #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine @noblewines I also think Flash sale sites that rely on ratings rather than style/value/context will grow familiar. #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine I do think that high alc wines with high price tags are already on the outs #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TishWine @EllaDogSays Popular votes do count when it comes to wine. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TishWine: @CharlesComm @KeeperColl Peeps think bubbly for holidays, perhaps out of habit. Prosecco has become household name. #SommChat

@MargauxCoImport (Margaux & Co Imports): @TishWine Is Virginia wine on the radar yet? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @MargauxCoImport Virginia wine is on the radar in DC, MD, VA mostly. Good example of local wine gaining attention locally #SommChat

@southernwinegrp (Southern Wine Group): @KeeperColl @TishWine loving today’s #SommChat you all should be listening to this!

@FoodWineFashion (Food Wine Fashion): @drewbie_g Mostly disappointed with wine apps, testing iWine & Delectable Wine right now. #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): I’d replace #2 & #3 with 2. Pairing wine with music, movies, TV, etc & 3. ALL sparkling wine except champagne. #SommChat @TishWine #trends

@YADevice (YourAdviceDevice): We are loving what’s happening over at #SommChat (go!)

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): Bye Bye everyone in this great #SommChat! Especially @TishWine I’ll read the thread later. Hopping on #SipWatchTweet conference call.

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine Any notable trends in natural, organic, bio-dynamic or similar themes? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine Natural & BioD wines are mostlygenerating attention w/ somms and bloggers. Reg. peeps see wine in general as nautral #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TishWine Any current #wine obsessions at the moment? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A. @KeeperColl Have a weakness for funky blends and crazy labels. Recently bought Orin Swift “Mannequin” ALso @Mountford NZ Pinot! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @enjoielife: @TishWine @CharlesComm @KeeperColl What about Cava? #wine trend. #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @KeeperColl @enjoielife @CharlesComm I think Cava is mostly a price point decision, more than taste. Raventos an exception #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): love the #energy on #SommChat today with @tishwine EDITOR of @bevmedia #WW #winelover

@WineRackCo ( @BevMedia @TishWine Could not agree more! #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @bibracamontes @StevieStacionis @mcontrol @GUSTOTastings @WholeFoodsATX @Eno_DC Better late than never! Hi all! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TishWine U’ve led events 4 dozens of Fortune 500 corporations & law firms. Any tips for party hosts on crowd-pleasing wines? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A. @KeeperColl Find a good retailer; that sets you up w/ both good advice *&* easy access. Plenty of good wine at all price pts. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TishWine Tell us a little bit about your wine-event firm, “Wine For All” #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A. @KeeperColl I develop private/corporate events, mostly in NYC metro area. Emphasis on fun, and food pairing. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @TishWine: @KeeperColl @enjoielife @CharlesComm I think Cava is price point decision, more than taste. Raventos an exception #SommChat

@WineCharlatan (Steve Hatcher): Intersting question -> RT @EllaDogSays in the future will social media have the power to “make or break” a wine? #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine New #wine regions to watch? #SommChat @noblewines

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @KeeperColl @alawine @noblewines I’d say Paso Robles, delivering excellent Cal-style power for less $$ than Napa and SOnoma. #SommChat

@pictolog (Julien Weiller): Any favorite obscure varietal? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @KeeperColl @pictolog not really obscure, but Albarino, the great white grape from Spain, still needs more love! #SommChat Also Greek whites

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): .@tishwine forgive if already covered but describe importance of eliminating barriers by having fun with wine. #SommChat @KeeperColl #ww

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @dbrogues @KeeperColl Barriers like that come down very quickly in right context, where host/somm is not overly serious #SommChat

@WineWiseGuy (Anthony Giglio): Q. @TishWine: Which Champers/Sparklers are you bringing to holiday hosts? #WineWednesday #SommChat cc @KeeperColl

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @WineWiseGuy @KeeperColl Gosh, I usually do NOT bring bubbly at holidays. Good Rioja is one of my fav host gifts. How bout U? #SommChat

@SeccoAndRed (Lambrusco Day): @noblewines remember the wine has to be always sweeter than the dessert. I think that eliminates any Hostess factory match. #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @KeeperColl #SommChat Q @TishWine think bevnetwork needs to be concerned with ?

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @noblewines @KeeperColl Actually, 750 inspired bevnetwork to expand online ordering capacity (750 does not have). Future = now! #SommChat

@LisaAdamsWalter (LisaAdamsWalter): @TishWine Just joining the conversation (9am conference call) Cheers Tish! #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @TishWine @pictolog Since sweet wines came up before, 1 of my fav obscure varietals is #Picolit. #SommChat

@kcwineguy (kcwineguy): So true! RT @tishwine: @KeeperColl @pictolog Not obscure, but #Albarino, the great white grape from Spain, still needs more love! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): .@tishwine Q. Favorite witty comeback when someone gets snooty about a wine? #SommChat @KeeperColl #ww

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @dbrogues @KeeperColl Use the word “charming” – it is the ultimate passive-aggressive compliment/putdown #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine Fad or trend? #Wine cocktails? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine Wine cocktails… fad by me. You? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @TishWine What major #wine trends have u seen change the most dramatically since u first started writing abt wine in the 1990s? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): A. @KeeperColl @pictolog That is a great question. Will take a few years to figure that out. Mostly I see blends increasing now. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @AdamPlotkin: @KeeperColl @TishWine @pictolog Since sweet wines came up before, 1 of my fav obscure varietals is #Picolit. #SommChat Yes!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – If any #SommChat regulars want 2 meet up in NYC for dinner/wine 12/26-28, please message me, would love to meet you! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @dbrogues: @TishWine @WineWiseGuy @KeeperColl I always bring one to drink right then and one to stash away. Then… we drink both #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine how might Millennials shape future of #wine? #SommChat @noblewines

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine @noblewines Millennials a big factor in trend of “fearlessness” & ratings waning. AUthenticity more important for them 2 #SommChat

@pictolog (Julien Weiller): “@alawine: @TishWine Fad or trend? #Wine cocktails?FAD-TREND! #SommChat”

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @TishWine @enjoielife We also feel it’s become more of a trend in the US- we’ve seen a spike in interest for Spanish varietals #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @TishWine @KeeperColl hah! I use ‘how exciting” the same way… #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @tishwine @KeeperColl I gotta run a bit early, guys! This was a great #SommChat! Thanks!

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): .@TishWine Who would you have a glass of wine with, Dead, Alive or recently sold newsletter to Singapore with? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @ShitMySommSays LOL! I really want to have a glass of wine gangnam style with @Psy #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @TishWine Q. Thoughts on how experience affects preference for new vs old world wines? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @dbrogues I think experience leads people to put more stock in style, value and context. & seasonality. Less a New/Old World thing #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @CharlesComm @TishWine Agree. Spanish wines have less “elitist” perception, & many are more approachable at purchase. #SommChat

@Foundationspr (Monika Elling): @TishWine @alawine I am not a fan. But as long as there is a good flavor profile, people will drink. Same with beer cocktails #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine that’s what I thought too, but have enjoyed a few somm wine cocktails #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine Any alternative #wine packaging likely to catch on? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine Going to take time to tell. 3L boxes now well accepted. TetraPaks next? Pouches seem too odd for me. #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine I think you’ll join me in hoping that over-heavy bottles and tough wax seals go away. #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @dbrogues @alawine I forgot about that. I sure hope kegs and taps catch on! #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): Heeeey sexy wine RT @TishWine: @ShitMySommSays LOL! I really want to have a glass of wine gangnam style with @Psy #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine Corks or screwcaps? #SommChat

@TishWine (W. R. Tish): @alawine Boxers. #SommChat

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

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

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

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): Couldn’t agree more with every word of your response. Thank you @TishWine @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark your calendar and get ready for #SommChat w/ #Master #Sommelier Andrea Robinson @Andreawine on Wed 12/19 at 11 AM CST! C u there!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #Cantmiss #WineRide is over & next race has begun! 5 days 2 enter Somms Under Fire! #sommelier #SommsUF #SommChat

@pictolog (Julien Weiller): Some of my fave ‘obscure’ varietals: Grignolino and Counoise #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): Can’t wait! MT @KeeperColl: Mark your calendar and get ready for #SommChat w/ #Master #Sommelier @Andreawine on Wed 12/19 at 11 AM CST!

@RichardsLJ (Laura Richards): Thanks @tishwine and @KeeperColl for another great #SommChat. I learned tons on this fine #ww.

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @TishWine @alawine me too! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @TishWine thanks for fun & informative #SommChat today! wish more time for convo, but enjoyed all your “charming” insights

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @TishWine Great #SommChat today. Thanks to everyone who participated on this #WineWednesday.

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl: Mark your calendar and get ready for #SommChat w/ #Master #Sommelier Andrea Robinson @Andreawine on Wed 12/19 at 11 AM CST!

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @pictolog love grignolino! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): Glad to join another great one! RT @KeeperColl: @dbrogues so glad you could be here on #SommChat – great questions! #WW #winelover