Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether

12/4 Master Sommelier Jennifer Huether


@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether #WW cc: @CliffLedeWine

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): We’d like 2 introduce U 2 Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether whose answers will come to you via @KeeperColl #Twitter Handle #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 say welcome Jennifer for her 1st time on Twitter! #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): As we ask Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #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 Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether using twitter handle @KeeperColl #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Fr Jennifer: Really excited to be here and my first time to be on #twitter for an interview – Super Cool #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Good morning Jennifer & @keepercoll Who are your mentors & where and how did you learn about wine? #Sommchat #WW

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman Fr Jennifer: Learned most in study group & all over world-diff educ bodies, WSET & MS in London, US & In vineyards #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman Fr Jennifer: mentors: Matt Citriglia & my former boss Michael Doyle of 7 yrs #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Good morning Jennifer and fellow somms and those in training (like mwa!) Nice to join you again! – #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – How was everyone’s Thanksgiving, taste anything special? – #SommChat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): JH- We’re featuring @CliffLedeWine #stagsleap #cabernet 2010 in our December #wine newsletter! Any key notes on ’10 as a vintage? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @Vin_Chicago @CliffLedeWine fr Jen: difficult vintage 4 many & small-4 CLV, turned out 2 B excellent very bal. & gr8 aging poten. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Good morning @keepercoll Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether @CliffLedeWine and all who are at #Sommchat today.

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @keepercoll #sommchat Jennifer, Good Morning. What are some of the emerging varietals you are seeing gain popularity? #wine

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @winegrapestone fr Jen: seeing reverse – seeing ppl going back to classics as the “emerging” #SOmMChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – What were biggest challenges to becoming an MS Any words of encouragement (I took a stumble a few months ago?) – #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @demilove fr Jen:Biggest CHAL=mastering UR own nerves. ADV:outside of preparing exceptionally 4 exams,find way 2 stay w/in URself #SomMChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): Hi Jen. How do you see the role of the sommelier changing with the number or people coming into the industry? #SommChat @keepercoll

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @hungrywino Fr Jen: Opps have never been > for #Somms throughout the entire #wine industry, ie wineries, dist., retail, writing #SOmmChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): Hey JH when did you decide @cliffledewine was where you wanted to work? #sommchat @keepercoll

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @dbrogues @cliffledewine fr Jen: they “wooed” me over & it was an exc opp that was presented to me – felt like next step #SommChat

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

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @keepercoll your favorite wine regions and why? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @m_arcon fr Jen: #Napa- beautiful & div. microclimates, #Burgundy- #wines that can reach such an incr. level of Complexity.. #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @m_arcon fr Jen: #tuscany 4 #French Varietals & what they can do with these varietals is very exciting #SommChat

@lwa235 (Linda Adams): @keepercoll welcome Jennifer! #SommChat

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

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @keepercoll what is the hardest challenge to improve my palate? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @m_arcon fr Jen: gr8est challenge is to let go of inhibitions and to let the #wine speak for itself #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @keepercoll @hungrywino agree and more qualified pros better for whole system #sommchat

@Vin_Chicago (Vin Chicago): . @CliffLedeWine fr Jen: difficult vintage 4 many & small-4 CLV, turned out 2 B excellent very bal. & gr8 aging poten. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Jennifer, do you think there is something called “Wine Culture” Is it different in Canada compared to US? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @demilove fr Jen: #wine Culture is lifestyle culture; N #canada #wine & #food R part of lifestyle culture -brings ppl together #SOmmChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine Evry1 loves a good woo-ing. #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @demilove @keepercoll and what is it like without sales in grocery stores? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @dbrogues fr Jen: In #Canada, it is Difficult, U deal with Govt monopolies & limits what can B purchased & pricing controlled #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @keepercoll any favorite wine from #tuscany? #SommChat

@m_arcon (Marc Dröfke): @keepercoll any tip for a #Burgundy with a great QPR? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @m_arcon Fr Jen: Oh yes, castello di ama/ L’Apperita #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @m_arcon fr Jen: Ha – does that exist! Ok, 4 QPR recommend Pascal Marchand as a producer #SommChat

@CHARLIEWINES (CHARLIE ARTURAOLA): @keepercoll: At #SommChat @denisefraser @lynfredwinery @CHARLIEWINES @marz8 @legrappin @ecovinowines @SuzieLin @willevered #WW”flyin’ but in

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Jennifer @CliffLedeWine you have an interesting story. Does being a Canadian sommelier give a different perspective? @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @enjoielife @ fr Jen: absolutely, Canada is Massive in size w/only 3 MS in the country giving us many opps in #wine Biz #SommChat

@VinoBarista (Vino-Barista): First time as #SommChat! Wanted to say hello and introduce ourselves. Thanks for the invite!

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @keepercoll Jennifer, How come your not on Twitter and will you be on it, if so when? #sommchat #ww

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman fr Jen: Gr8 ques., slow to use tech – I am real hands on gal – will keep #sommChat posted if this changes

@VinoMike (VinoMike): JH – a group of us just created an organization- @SecondCitySomms – will u b traveling to #Chicago? – love to have u as a guest! #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @VinoMike @SecondCitySomms fr Jen: I could travel to #Chicago – reach out to my email @CliffLedeWine #SommChat

@VinoBarista (Vino-Barista): If you were able to open any #wine bottles and not have to worry about spoilage, what would they be. #SommChat #WW

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @VinoBarista fr Jen: would Luv to try 1982 Petrus & another btl of 1975 DRC Montrachet #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): lurking @enjoielife @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine #sommchat=chlorine in swim pool foo my eyes 7hrs later hm #sommchat could send sp medicine

@CHARLIEWINES (CHARLIE ARTURAOLA): #sommchat ready to go! with a glass of Carmenere….

@enjoielife (Judia Black): RT @keepercoll @enjoielife @ fr Jen: Canada is Massive in size w/only 3 MS in the country giving us many opps in #wine Biz #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Time for you to gloat a little, Jennifer, what awesome wines come from Canada that are hard to find in U.S.? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @demilove fr Jen: #Canada #wines R hard to find in US b/c we R still cottage industry lk 4 whites fr #Ontario & Reds fr BC PAWSE #sommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Jennifer, does this also apply to your wine-making philosophy? Low tech vs high tech? @keepercoll @SandyWasserman #sommchat

@VinotasWines (Vinotas Selections): @keepercoll #sommchat Jennifer how’d u get into wine in the 1st place? Epiphany wine or something else?

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @VinotasWines I fell in love 1st w/ #food & #wine pairing. I couldn’t believe how food changed the taste of wine (and vise-versa) #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @VinotasWines Seeing how taste of #food changed #wine and wine changed food motivated me to want to learn more. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @demilove @keepercoll That’s a really good question! #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): .@enjoielife @SandyWasserman Fr Jen: I do not make #Wine:) #Sommchat

@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): @VinoBarista Welcome! #SommChat is one of our fav Twitter chats

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Q. @KeeperColl Jennifer, tell us about your work at @CliffLedeWine Vineyards? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): A. @KeeperColl Dream job @CliffLedeWine, look over #Canadian Market, am Brand Ambassador/educator, & travel 2 meet amazing Somms! #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Q. @KeeperColl Jennifer, What is special to you about the #Napa Valley Region? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): A. @KeeperColl The depth & complexity of #Napa terrior (altitude, soils, climate) & incredible commitment 2 quality & environment. #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @keepercoll Jennifer, any desire to make wine? If so where and what? #sommchat #ww

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman Fr Jen: as a learning opp, certainly would love to make #Wine – if only one place – #Champagne b/c so much 2 learn #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): #SommChat RT @VinoBarista: @keepercoll Thanks for the response! We are trying to build a dream list to use in our system

@enjoielife (Judia Black): I see, Well what role do you play with @CliffLedeWine , Jennifer? @@keepercoll @SandyWasserman #sommchat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @enjoielife title is Master #Sommelier so whatever needs to be done and fits #SomMChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Q. @KeeperColl Jennifer, Which #wines regions are most prevalent in your personal cellar? #Winelover #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): A. @KeeperColl I collect #Burgundy and #Rhone, love Rhone Whites! #SommChat

@VinoBarista (Vino-Barista): #SommChat Anyone else have a dream list of #wines they would like to try without any risk of spoilage! Making it happen with our system

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Q. @KeeperColl Jennifer, What do you like to do with your personal time? #Wine? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): A. @KeeperColl hike in nature, hang out with my 2 kids (6 & 7), have a good bottle of #wine with friends and cook! #SommChat

@WineTwits (Wine Twits): If you were a wine, what wine would you be and why? Please share with us @WineTwits #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @WineTwits fr Jen: depending on the day,could vacilitate b/w grower #Champagne to simple but delicious Primotivo #SOmmChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): MT @enjoielife: Jen: I thought you might consult on winemaking technique-it seems UR role is more externally focused. Makes sense! #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Q. @KeeperColl Jennifer, How do U go about pairing #food and #wine – which comes first for you? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): A. @KeeperColl Hard 2 chg the #wine(can adjust w/temp), wine takes center stage & U tweak dish around it (salt & acid help adjust) #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): only a few minutes left to ask Jennifer questions on #SOmmChat – get them in b/f hr ends:)

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Q. @KeeperColl Jennifer, What R some fav red #wines for under $40.00 retail that you like now? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): A. @KeeperColl Tinto Pesquera, Feudi Taurasi & Breggo Cellars Pinot Noir fr @Cliffledewine #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): Am late but tweeting in from SF CA and a big fan of @CliffLedeWine & Napa cabs #sommchat

@vinogger (Melanie): what’s your favorite unique varietal or wine region & what’s your favorite value wine? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @vinogger fr Jen: Like #Duoro in #Portugal for table #wines love the Quinta do Ventezelo Touriga Nactional – very cab like #sommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Q. @keepercoll Jennifer, Anything new & exciting coming frm @CliffLedeWine in near future? Any involvement from U in winemaking? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman Yes very exciting that @CliffLedeWine is bringing in fruit fr Hirsch Vineyard in #Sonoma #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @SandyWasserman @CliffLedeWine has a team of experts on the #winemaking side, not me:) but involved w/ blind tastings #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): RT @keepercoll Jennifer, How do U go about pairing #food and #wine – which comes first for you? #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): .@vinogger fr Jen: thx for the @CliffLedeWine Luv – keep it coming #SomMChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @keepercoll & Jennifer, sometimes I let wine lead, but am frequently inspired by seasonal foods and pick wines to go with those. #sommchat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): @enjoielife fr Jen: yes agree – when you have a dish in mind then reverse is great #SommChat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk w/ Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether #WineWednesday #SommChat cc: @CliffLedeWine

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Great to have Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier Jennifer Huether for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@enjoielife (Judia Black): RT @keepercoll @enjoielife fr Jen: yes agree – when you have a dish in mind then reverse is great #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @keepercoll Jennifer. Thanks gotta go sell the juice of the gods, have a great #WW #Sommchat

@keepercoll (KeeperCollection): Fr Jennifer to #SommChat: thanks for having me today – great to meet all of you on #Twitter

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Thank you, Jennifer! Maybe I will have the honor of serving you at a future @MasterSommUS exam! – #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @keepercoll Jennifer thanks for inspiring #Sommchat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @keepercoll Jennifer thank you for an inspiring #sommchat #ww #sommelier