Keeper Collection #SommChat Special Tribute to Serge Hochar

1/6 Special Tribute to Serge Hochar

@chateaumusar @bsicricket

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us for a special tribute to Serge Hochar @chateaumusar

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Thank you for having us. Exited to be here #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd to ask Q's to Marc Hochar @chateaumusar & Cat Miles @bsicricket of @BroadbentWines abt Serge Hochar & #wine on #SommChat #WW

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Happy to answer questions

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Marc Hochar @chateaumusar & Cat Miles @bsicricket 2 say hello & so they know 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 @chateaumusar & @bsicricket our Qs, you can ask them Ur Qs as well! They'll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl @bsicricket & @chateaumusar 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @bsicricket @chateaumusar Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking with @bsicricket & @chateaumusar abt Serge Hochar & #wine #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass Glad to be aboard today and discussing Lebanese #wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar How did your father influence you to enter the #wine industry? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat He never tried to force me into it.He subtlety got me to enjoy food taste and good things and naturally led to wine

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket How long did you know Serge Hochar @chateaumusar ? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar In April 2001, he was the first winemaker I met in @broadbentselections after moving to NYC from MS #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar The same year I visited Beirut arriving home just days before Sept 11. It was a life changing year #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @bsicricket @BroadbentWines I think I've seen @chateaumusar at @wfmvienna. Is that correct? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @winecompass is @wfmvienna in VA? If so, yes, you've ly seen it on the shelf. #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @bsicricket Yes, in Vienna and maybe Arlington #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat @chateaumusar do U have spc #winemaking 4 the grapes in UR #Wines?

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Nature produces the best wines. We just make sure we respect nature.

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Good morning! Happy 2016 to everyone! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@Sassodoro @demilove can't wait for your #SommChat questions on 1st of the year!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket What was it working with Serge Hochar @chateaumusar ? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Every day spent with Serge was full of a special kind of energy. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar He loved sharing his knowledge, his time, his truth & his life experiences with all of us. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR _@CharlesComm Q. @chateaumusar which has been the most memorable vintage for you & why? @KeeperColl @bsicricket #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @CharlesComm @KeeperColl #SommChat Musar 1983 made me fall in love with wine. I just loved it and was not yet at drinking age.

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - First thoughts, since I have only had this wine once; it must be dangerous area of world to be winemaker (Lebanon) #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat Every place in the world is dangerous. you just need to adapt

WineCompass _@winecompass #SommChat Talk about a family history -> "French in origin, the Hochar family arrived in Lebanon with the crusades" & winery is 85 years old

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @winecompass The combination of the Hochar family & the beautiful & troubled history of the country make musar special #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @bsicricket How do you educate people on the #wines of @chateaumusar to help sell? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar The truth is in the glass. People must taste to understand. It is the first step #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning @chateaumusar @bsicricket What is Serge's legacy & do you have a special wine your dedicating to him to? Thanks #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @SandyWasserman @chateaumusar We will be releasing a special bottling of 1989 Rouge & Blanc in 2016 #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @SandyWasserman @chateaumusar We choose these vintages because he loved the white & the Carignan was completely unique in 1989 #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman @KeeperColl #SommChat His wines are his legacy. in 2010 he started saying his wines would survive him.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket Explain how you and Serge Hochar @chateaumusar worked together? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket From 2001 on, we spent four weeks + a year traveling. I have great memories of our many tastings, dinners & events together. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar People were so moved by the wines & by the man. Vertical tasting with Somms ended in tears. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar People are touched by the wine in a special way. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket We spent hours strategizing, planning, talking, on my end listening and learning. Serge found great energy from people. #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass Q. @chateaumusar Are most of your grapes Bordeaux varieties and how many vineyards do you control or source from? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @winecompass #SommChat Cab Sauv is only 1 from Bordeaux. Rest are Rhone Cinsault and Carignan. Diversity is key for us...

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @winecompass #SommChat we source mostly from Bekaa Valley but in as many terrains/terroirs as possible

WineCompass _@winecompass @chateaumusar Does Lebanon have any indigenous grapes? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @winecompass #SommChat Our Chateau whites are from indigenous Merwah and Obeideh.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: @bsicricket do you sell @chateaumusar across the #US & what mkts R U trying 2 increase in 2016?

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @BroadbentWines imports #Musar exclusively across the US. Key markets are NY, TX, IL, DC, CA. We'd to see FL grow #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar How do you intend to continue following in your father's footsteps in the #wine industry? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Remain true to his philosophy of life, and in particular in wine-making. Always reach for the top

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket Q fr shy #SommChat peep: does #US get all of @chateaumusar #wine offerings & if not will they expand in what we can get?

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl We have access to all of the @chateaumusar releases. Included the #Arak which we have just introduced #SommChat

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp @chateaumusar Bonjour Marc! How are the latest vintages? @bsicricket @KeeperColl #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl #SommChat 2015 will be fantastic. Very low volumes due to frost in April but great concentration

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket why did Serge get so excited about @chateaumusar white #wine? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar The complexity of the whites and the longevity of each bottle excited Serge so much! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket can you tell us about the newest release #Arack ? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl Distilled 4 times from #wine w/aniseed, aged in clay amphoras. #Arack can be served in cocktails, neat or on the rocks #SommChat

Charles Comm PR _@CharlesComm Bonne annee @chateaumusar merci for such original wines. Where might we find wine list verticals in US? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @CharlesComm @chateaumusar The hot pockets for vertical listing are in #Houston, #Vegas, #NYC, #DC - but around the US! #SommChat

Charles Comm PR _@CharlesComm @bsicricket Didn't @chateaumusar pioneer the restaurant wine list vertical? Memories of 1985 seeing it in NYC on lists

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar What was it growing up in Lebanon during times of conflict? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Difficult and challenging but a great lesson in life matters. I learnt how to adapt and enjoy what I have

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket What are some of your favorite memories that you have with Serge Hochar @chateaumusar ? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar There are so, so many #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar He showed me how to refuse a wine with grace and kindness. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl Eating lobster, we ordered a corked #CA #Chard. He ordered a second bottle & then had the waiter taste the difference #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl Eating sea urchin with a cup of tea, a slice of lime & a silver spoon for breakfast at Serge's home in Beirut. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar He loved fine, pure food as much as he loved true wines with a soul #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar To watch Serge watch someone taste Musar for the first time was magic. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar What are some of the most important things that your father passed down to you regarding #wine ? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Enjoy Life. And Enjoy TRUE wines, authentic wines that evolve and live

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q. @chateaumusar @bsicricket What wines do you to drink when not drinking Ch Musar? #SommChat #wine #wiyg

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman #SommChat I enjoy wines that change and surprise me. Taste palette can be very different from Musar, as long as it is alive

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @SandyWasserman Love the #Swartland in ZA. #Champage always makes me smile & currently have a new love with #Australia #Grenache #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman @chateaumusar Any varietals, regions or wines you drink? #SommChat #wine #wiyg

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman #SommChat Pinot is the only single Varietal I enjoy alone. Rest are usually blends as it builds complexity

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar can you describe the flavor profile and aging of the #Anack ? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Ages forever as it's white spirit. Similar to Ouzo or Pastis but Musar distills 4 times instead of 3, so very smooth.

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - What were some magical food/wine pairings you have discovered with your wines? - #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar 1959 #Musar Blanc with Manoush (Lebanese Street Food) in #Ghazir #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Musar Blanc (all) with stinky french cheese & sushi #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Chateau Musar Red 2004 with a llo Cherry Tart. A revelation as I was not used to Musar with dessert

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Rouge 1993 with Uni and smoked eel #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass Q. @chateaumusar how many other wineries are operating in #Lebanon and is their co-operation among you? #SommChat

Chateau Musar @chateaumusar @winecompass @SommChat Around 50 wineries now. There is a Union Viticole du Liban, an association that includes all the main wineries

kat thomas @yoga_kat @KeeperColl @chateaumusar a high toast today!

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @yoga_kat @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Thank you Kat. We hope your glass is full of #Musar #SommChat

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp @chateaumusar are you observing any rise in temperatures on the vineyards due to global warming? @KeeperColl @bsicricket #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl #SommChat Global Warming is definitely our toughest challenge. Now harvesting few weeks earlier than 30 yrs ago

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket What are some of the things about #wine and life in general that you learned from Serge Hochar @chateaumusar ? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar He changed the way I move through the world. He gave me confidence in my tasting #SommChat.

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar He taught me to slow down & look around. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Every wine, every person, deserves time. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Wine, people, may disappoint but you must spend time with each to determine the true qualities. #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew Love this:) #SommChat #WW #winewednesday @KeeperColl

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q @chateaumusar @bsicricket What's new for Musar & others in the mix for 2016? #SommChat

Catherine Miles @bsicricket @SandyWasserman @chateaumusar We will be releasing a special bottling of 1989 Rouge & Blanc in 2016 #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket We'll release the special #Musar 89 wines in memory of Serge #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @SandyWasserman @BroadbentWines will celebrate 20 years in business this year, with a big celebration in #richmond in May #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Congrats #SommChat

kat thomas _@yoga_kat Honouring the great Serge Hochar @chateaumusar @BroadbentWines #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar What makes Lebanon #wine special as opposed to wine from other popular wine regions? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Diversity and complexity. And an ability to live forever

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep @chateaumusar what R UR duties as compared to your other family members in the winery?

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat My brother Gaston is at the winery with our winemaker and manages all locally.I travel the world to explain what we do

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat since we sell in than 60 Countries, it takes many of us to cover the world and spread the news

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat and my cousin is based in London doing the same

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket What do you think is Serge Hochar's @chateaumusar legacy in the #wine industry? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar He reminded us with his words & now his wines that we must always search for truth #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar That we must embrace the purity of ingredient & work with what the world gives us #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar What has been your biggest challenge at work since the passing of your father? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Meeting some of his friends and wine lovers across the world, and helping them get to terms with his passing

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar Explain how your career developed in the #wine industry? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat I was born in it. I enjoyed wine, but did not work in it until my father and uncle reached their 70's...

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat ...and they thought it was time I helped my brother run it. Life is always a question of timing

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket What do you miss the most about Serge @chateaumusar ? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Hearing oh, la, la! That big warm smile. Sharing a meal. #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar His great confidence & ability to believe #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Listening to his wisdom #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar What #wine regions do you wish to visit in the future? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat South Africa and Tokaj would be top of my current list

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @bsicricket what do you do in your personal time when not selling #Wine how do you manage the level of #travel required? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl I love the travel, but find it important to check out from time to time! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar What do you to do in your spare time? #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Skiing or hiking, followed by a good meal with wine. Simple but pure happiness for me

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @chateaumusar Q fr shy #SommChat peep: how do you decide which @wines to release and which to hold for later release?

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat We know how wines develop with age, so we look for enough evolution to show complexity and bring pleasure

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Did Serge keep a journal or any notes? Maybe someone will write a book about him! - #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @demilove @KeeperColl There are pages & pages of notes from Serge and we expect you'll see a book & documentary in the future #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @bsicricket @KeeperColl - That would be excellent! We need to hear from legacy winemakers! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@bsicricket can you tell us about the aging ability of @chateaumusar white and red #Wines? #SommChat

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @KeeperColl @chateaumusar Serge felt and we all agree that the wines (both red & white) can age for 50 plus years #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ @bsicricket & @chateaumusar abt Serge Hochar #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have @bsicricket & @chateaumusar join us today for our special tribute #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket Thank you @KeeperColl & all on #SommChat, it is always a pleasure. Long live the legend & wines of @chateaumusar

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Cat Miles @bsicricket & Marc Hochar @chateaumusar for their time on our special tribute #SommChat

Chateau Musar _@chateaumusar @KeeperColl #SommChat Thk u to all for this Special Tribute. Loved attending. A new experience for me. I am no longer a Twitter Virgin

Catherine Miles _@bsicricket @chateaumusar Way to go @KeeperColl for being the first! #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @bsicricket @chateaumusar Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Andrés Gourdie _@drewbie_g Sorry to have missed! Scrolling thru questions and comments now! #SommChat #winewednesday

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp @chateaumusar @bsicricket @KeeperColl Thank you for a super special #SommChat! Serge is smiling at all from up there

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl thinking same thing @CaravelleChamp-he continues 2 inspire us & so much @chateaumusar @bsicricket #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ @DustinWilsonMS to talk @anvilwine Wed 1/13/16 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!