Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Jeff Porter, Chianti Classico USA

1/25 Advanced Sommelier Jeff Porter for Chianti Classico USA


Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Join us for a #ChiantiClassico chat in less than 2 hours with @DrinkEatLove! #SommChat starts at 12 PM EST. @keepercoll

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w Advanced #Sommelier Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA #WW

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: We’re with @DrinkEatLove! Ready for #Sommchat.

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We’d like 2 introduce you to Advanced #Sommelier Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA, Beverage Director at Batali & Bastianich! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Advanced #Sommelier Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA say hello so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Don’t forget to include #SommChat on EVERY tweet in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: As we ask Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA our Qs on, you can ask him Ur Qs to @keepercoll as well! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA and @keepercoll 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Janel Lubanski @janellubanski: Excited for this #sommchat with @keepercoll feat. @ChiantiClassUSA

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: @janellubanski @keepercoll Thanks for tuning in! #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Howdy! This is Jeff Porter coming at you live from @DelPosto. Ready for #Sommchat. I love #ChiantiClassico.

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking with Advanced #Sommelier Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA, Beverage Director at Batali & Bastianich #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA Tell us about what you find most intriguing about #ChiantiClassico as a #sommelier. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: It’s terroir. Terroir, terroir, terroir. #ChiantiClassico has a dynamic, unique landscape that's unparalleled. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Good morning @DrinkEatLove How did you get your start in the wine biz & who are your mentors? Thanks #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: At Central Market in Austin, TX. Ross Outon was one of my mentors and Bob Bath, Master Somm. #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @keepercoll @ChiantiClassUSA Ready for #SommChat, but sadly I can't stay long today.

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Sassodoro hope you can get in a question b/f u have to leave #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - have U traveled 2 @ChiantiClassUSA and is it an easy region to visit and get appts - how much time would U allocate

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I have been to the region many times, fortunately. To get the full scope of the region, I definitely allocate at least 5 days. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm what % of your list is dedicated to @ChiantiClassUSA and how often does it change

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: That’s a tough one. TBH, I don't know the %. But the 9 restaurants I represent all have sizable #ChiantiClassico selections... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA:… It's in our top 5 categories, even as our wine list constantly changes. There's always consistent sales on #ChiantiClassico. #SommChat.

TuscanVines ® @JohnMFodera: @DrinkEatLove Jeff, good to chat. Curious about your thoughts re: "GS" and if it's making inroads in terms of "recognized quality" #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to see you @JohnMFodera on #SommChat today and keep those Qs coming about @ChiantiClassUSA

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I think Gran Selezione is the next frontier for #ChiantiClassico. And the first steps they're making are positive... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA:… I think producers are going to continue to grow and learn how to best show their wines. #SommChat

TuscanVines ® @JohnMFodera: RT - From those I speak too, they have pricing concerns for many Gran Selezione. Do producers recognize that? #sommchat #tuscanvines

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I can't really speak to that because I'm not a producer. I know there's a lot of discussion amongst producers about pricing... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA:… But it's an estate by estate decision. And quality is subjective, at the end of the day. #SommChat #granselezione

TuscanVines ® @JohnMFodera: RT - Fair points both. I'll be in Chianti Classico in May & will address with many producers. Grazie! #sommchat

TuscanVines ® @JohnMFodera: RT - Quality, value, honest. Ciao amica mia. #sommchat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm: Q @EatDrinkLove Which beverage industry #trends are you most intrigued by? #SommChat @keepercoll

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Quinoa juice! No just kidding. The thing that I'm most heartened by is people being more interested in exploring... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Consumers are not bound by convention any more in their wine choices. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome back @winecompass and @CharlesComm to #SommChat thx 4 UR Questions keep them coming

WineCompass @winecompass: @ChiantiClassUSAThe region just celebrated its 300 year anniversary. Created by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo III de' Medici #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: That’s one of the coolest things about #ChiantiClassico. It's the oldest continuously producing wine region in the whole world. #SommChat.

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: One of the reasons I got into wine is because of those historical factoids like that. #nerd #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA Jeff, how does #ChiantiClassico differ from the other wines broadly known as #Chianti? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: First of all, location. It's located between Florence and Siena, its terroir is specific and unique to that territory... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: And going back to the previous question, it was delineated by Cosemo III de' Medici. And I'm a #nerd. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: But there's no replacement for going there! #SommChat

Janel Lubanski @janellubanski: @keepercoll & #Somm: Do you see Chianti Classico on wine lists more often than other Chianti designations? #sommchat @ChiantiClassUSA

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Yes. That's a great question. At least in New York, I see #ChiantiClassico more often than the other Chianti appellations. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @janelubanski great to hear you on #SommChat today - thanks for UR Qs on @ChiantiClassUSA

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - Jeff, @ChiantiClassUSA any good resources to learn about #Chianti both offline and online?

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Bill Nesto, MW just released a GREAT book on #ChiantiClassico that just came out: "The Search for Tuscany's Noblest Wine" #SommChat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: Hi @ChiantiClassUSA! As a student on a budget, what are some good inexpensive white and red #wines you recommend? #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass: @kaki_miller @ChiantiClassUSA You should be able to find the @cecchiwinery Chianti Classico in $20 range #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: On the #ChiantiClassico side, Badia a Coltibuono is one of the best to understand a classic example. #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass: Q. @ChiantiClassUSA I'm partial to the @cecchiwinery brand. Any similar wineries to recommend? #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Querciabella, their #ChiantiClassico is really site-specific and they're biodynamic. #SommChat

Valeria Losi @Valerialosi: @ChiantiClassUSA @DrinkEatLove Happy to have met you in Pontignano last year! 3 words to describe Chianti Classico? #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: There’s so many adjectives in my head... How I FEEL: Historic, specific, and elegant. #ChiantiClassico #SommChat

Valeria Losi @Valerialosi: Historic: Stories of people and town since middle age Elegant: Sangiovese develop so well in our soil Specific! #sommchat #chianticlassico

Messina Hof @Messina_Hof: Spreading the Good News about MH.Ron has been a tireless supporter #TxWine. @WineSpectator @WineEnthusiast #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm can U share abt agability of @ChiantiClassUSA best windows for drinking how does #ChiantiClassico differ fr #Chianti

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: #ChiantiClassico ages extremely well (producer-dependent of course). I've had 40 yr old #ChiantiClassico that's fresh as a daisy. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I personally prefer #ChiantiClassico at 10-15 years, because I like that bright #Sangiovese cherry note. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Compared to Chianti, I've had more success in ageability with wines from #ChiantiClassico. Chianti Rufina also ages well. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @DrinkEatLove What is the outlook for '16 & '17 vintages in @ChiantiClassUSA Thanks #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I can comment on '15 and '16 (I was there both times). Both vintages are going to be delicious; 15 is very approachable and lush. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: 2016 has some of the same characteristics in its concentration, but a touch more classic with higher levels of acidity. #SommChat

Miranda Waldron @mirandawaldronc: @ChiantiClassUSA What advice would you give someone looking to enter the #wine industry? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Go to a restaurant or retail shop you love, see if they need help, and be willing to do anything and everything. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: And remember: Wine is only one part of hospitality! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm- have U heard any comments from @ChiantiClassUSA #winemakers about issues with Climate Chg & how has it affected them?

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Yes. The biggest issue is variability in a single vintage is happening more often. Extreme rain, extreme hot, extreme cold. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: The ups and downs of climate change are making farming more difficult. #SommChat

TuscanVines ® @JohnMFodera: RT - Many times. Focus is on water stress, canopy management, shading fruit w/ canopy pruning etc. Most agree its an issue. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr Shy #SommChat Peep: Jeff, can you drink @ChiantiClassUSA when it is released or should wait and if so how long?

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: 3 is the magic number. So buy 3 bottles; drink one now, drink one later, and then drink one after that. And see! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA R there particular occasions or dishes 4 which you find Chianti Classico to be an especially appropriate pairing? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I love the adage: "If it grows together it goes together." It's an Italian idiom. So for Tuscany, think... #SommChat

Valeria Losi @Valerialosi: Yes! For sure! @ChiantiClassUSA @uncork1 @JohnMFodera @GnoccoNY

TuscanVines ® @JohnMFodera: RT - Agreed. I'm always saying "Drink what's local". #sommchat #tuscany #tuscanvines

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Pork, sage, and rosemary in any combination with pasta or the grill and you've got a perfect pairing for #ChiantiClassico. #Sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: For all those BBQ lovers out there: It goes GREAT with BBQ. For our vegetarian friends, tomatoes work really well with Sangiovese. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR @CharlesComm: Q @EatDrinkLove What is your favorite pairing for @chianticlassico? #SommChat @keepercoll

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: At the end of the day, bar none, give me a bistecca fiorentina. #ChiantiClassico #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @keepercoll @ChiantiClassUSA @EatDrinkLove Sorry to say, I have to go. :( I'll catch up on the rest of the conversation later. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Thanks for tuning in while you could! Look forward to talking with you later here and at @DrinkEatLove. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - Jeff, pls share tasting profile differences BW @ChiantiClassUSA #ChiantiClassico and #Chianti

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: High-toned red fruit, crushed rock, or dried herbs; all dependent upon the place in #ChiantiClassico. #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass: Q. @ChiantiClassUSA Are you seeing any changes in the wine's composition within the 80-100% Sangiovese range? #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Versus 15-20 years ago, you're seeing a lot more 100% Sangiovese #ChiantiClassico wines. #SommChat

caterina mori @catebeta: #sommchat @ChiantiClassUSA what's your say about Annata Riserva and Gran Selezione? I can find them along with Chianti on the shelves #idtk

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: It’s dependent upon the retailer; we see more of the "Annata" (Chianti Classico), more widely than the other two. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA #ChiantiClassico region has applied 2 Bcome UNESCO world heritage site. What makes the area so unique? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: The historical nature is extremely important, its cultural relevance. The beauty of its terroir... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA Jeff, How are #Millennials affecting the future of consumption of #ChiantiClassico? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA:… And how the combination of all of those qualities manifest themselves in the wine itself. #UNESCO #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I don't know if they're affecting it yet. I've seen an increase in the desire to explore traditional regions & traditional food. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - Jeff, Would you pair @ChiantiClassUSA with Japanese food, especially #Sushi and #Sashimi and why/ why not?

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Me, personally, somewhere within an omakase menu, yes. But I haven't had much experience with #ChiantiClassico and raw fish. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: I could see it with seared fatty tuna, and shiso leaf might play off of the herbacious notes found in #ChiantiClassico. #SommChat

WineCompass @winecompass: Q. @ChiantiClassUSA Where does the labor come from during the Chianti harvest? #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA Jeff, What is your first memory of drinking #ChiantiClassico? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: With the group of wine specialists at Central Market, tasting my very first #ChiantiClassico ever which was Badia a Coltibuono. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA Jeff, What are UR thoughts on the recently introduced Gran Selezione, the #ChiantiClassico top-tier category? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: It’s a new category. I am tasting each vintage and I have yet to make any conclusions on where it's going. V producer-dependent. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @DrinkEatLove What do you like to drink when not drinking CC? Thanks #sommchat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Chablis and Champagne. I like to stick with the "Ch". #ChiantiClassico #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm What is oldest @ChiantiClassUSA #wine U have had & how would you describe it? Do the #Winemakers hold back 2 release?

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: 1964 Villa Calcinaia. It was amazing: Savory, yet still lively. It definitely moved into tertiary notes; absolutely ethereal. #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: We had the 1964 with a young Pecorino; so the cheese was mild, but the fat helped round out the edges of the wine. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA Jeff, what should #American consumers be excited about and, most importantly, interested in #ChiantiClassico? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: The younger generations who are hearkening back to the tradition of #ChiantiClassico; focusing on Sangiovese & native grapes. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ChiantiClassUSA Do you think Chianti Classico wines are an attractive option for the new generation of wine drinkers and why? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Yes. People are looking for less homogenous wines & #ChiantiClassico offers the ability for the drinker to have a "staycation"... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: When you drink #ChiantiClassico you can feel like you're in Tuscany. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @ChiantiClassUSA Jeff, What R some of most valuable thing U have learned while working in #wine industry? #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Humility. Hard work. The importance of learning every aspect of the restaurant industry... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA:… My favorite saying is "Pouring water is more important than pouring wine." #hospitality #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - besides Italian Restos, what other types of restos do you suggest @ChiantiClassUSA would be good to include on list?

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Not to sound trite, but it belongs anywhere that the food can work with it. It definitely doesn't have to be Italian... #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: If the wine buyer and the consumers enjoy #ChiantiClassico with the food being presented, then it definitely belongs there. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat Peep: Jeff, How did you get so interested in @ChiantiClassUSA #wine ?

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: It’s all about the quality to value ratio. #ChiantiClassico wines have always over-delivered for me, which sparked my curiosity. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - Jeff, What R some of UR newest @ChiantiClassUSA #wine finds that we should look 4?

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wine w/ Advanced #Sommelier Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA, #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have Jeff Porter on @ChiantiClassUSA join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking Jeff Porter. @DrinkEatLove on @ChiantiClassUSA for his time on #SommChat

Chianti Classico USA @ChiantiClassUSA: Thank you for having me! Great to be here on #SommChat. Go drink some #ChiantiClassico and find me at @DrinkEatLove! - Jeff

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: Great chat about #Chianti on @keepercoll 's #sommchat today -- worth tuning into over lunch as time permits! 🍷🍷🍷

ChiantiClassUSA @ChiantiClassUSA: @drewbie_g @keepercoll Thanks so much! #chianticlassico

Jeffrey Porter @DrinkEatLove: Thank you very much! Thx to @keepercoll & @ChiantiClassUSA DELISH!