Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Wine Director Jeff Kellogg

1/7 Jeff Kellogg, Maialino Restaurant Wine Director


Christy CanterburyMW ‏@canterburywine RT @KeeperColl: Today’s #SommChat features Jeff Kellogg , #Wine Director @maialino_nyc Hope to see you there! 12 N-1 PM EST

Marco De Bartoli ‏@MarcoDeBartoli @KeeperColl we'll try to stay tuned to read about #italianwine by @maialino_nyc & Jeff Kellogg #SommChat #WineWednesday #winelover

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Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @KGreenPR @ericawinetrips @dellanimom @jennanorth @kcwineguy @Local913 I suggest #JeSuisCharlie be added 2 #SommChat posts 2day.

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @KeeperColl: Don’t miss 2day’s #SommChat w/ Adv Sommelier & Bev Dir Jeff Kellogg @maialino_nyc ! Get those Q’s ready 11 AM CST, 12 N ET!

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Selosse's special, rare champagnes… #wiyg #ChampagneChat #SommChat Do you want tweets like this in here?

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @KeeperColl @WinemakingNomad @trouty @SaraKavanaugh @PopALockAustin Can't do #SommChat today. Lunch at somm @AviramTurgeman's @Nicematinnyc

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon EST join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl… #wine #wiyg #foodies

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @KeeperColl Sorry but no #SommChat for me in France today - the country is in grief and tribute to our #Freedom of #Press and #Expression

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Advanced Sommelier & Beverage Director Jeff Kellogg, @maialino_nyc #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Beverage Director Jeff Kellogg, @maialino_nyc 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

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @maialino_nyc Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Advanced Sommelier & Beverage Director Jeff Kellogg, @maialino_nyc #WW #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl Very excited to be here on #SommChat looking forward to a fun hour

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @maialino_nyc Yay hi Jeff how long have you been WD at Mai Alino & ty for being here #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat I moved here from SF in May of 2013 to work at @maialino_nyc

Paula Rester ‏@pollydell Welcome to Twitter, Jeff! #SommChat @maialino_nyc

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @maialino_nyc: A. @KeeperColl In early 20s I fell N luv w/ #wine while working in restaurants.have not stopped learning since #SommChat

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @maialino_nyc What Italian region were you most excited to expand on the restaurant's beverage program & why? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @SevenFiftyHQ @KeeperColl #SommChat #Campania! I think the #Aglianico in general is very under valued and so great with our food.

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ RT @maialino_nyc: @SevenFiftyHQ @KeeperColl #SommChat #Campania! I think #Aglianico in general is very under valued & so great w/ our food

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @demilove: @maialino_nyc - How was the holiday season at your restaurant; what wines were especially popular? - #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @demilove Holiday season was amazing, so much fun. #Champagne and old #Barolo #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. fr Shy #SommChat peep: what is the oldest #Italian #wine U tasted @maialino_nyc and how would u describe it?

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat we had a 1927 #Borgogno it was shockingly fresh... for about 30 minutes. Never would have guessed it was almost 90

RT @vintagevuong: @KeeperColl @maialino_nyc Hi Jeff. John Vuong

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl John, great to see you here:) on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc Tell us about your position as Beverage Director for @Maialino_NYC #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat In one word, fun.I have an amazing team, we have great guests that love taking advantage of our list and trying wines

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @maialino_nyc What has been the most out of the box food pairing you've encountered with #Italian wine? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @SevenFiftyHQ #SommChat I love what @martamanhattan does w/ Champagne. Check out the Funghi pie w/ #PaulBara Rose

Paula Rester ‏@pollydell Hi @italianwineguy and Happy New Year! #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Oldest Italian wine tasted had to be a Barolo from early 1980s Not that old really, but it had all of the great descriptors there #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl they’ve never had. Truly blessed to get to learn from the great people working in #USHG #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl Any advice for navagating the myterious world of Italian White wines? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @VintageTexas @KeeperColl Taste a ton! Start with Friuli, I think their whites are the best place to start. #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Love those regions. The goal for us is to be the best place in NYC to drink #Barolo and #Champagne #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc How do you acquire the older #Italian #wines for the list @Maialino_NYC #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl hello @WarrenBobrow1 great to see you on #SommChat Happy New Year!

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @maialino_nyc what is the most out of the box wine you like to turn on to guests #SommChat

Bottle & Bottega Inc ‏@BottleBottega Made it to #SommChat!

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat That is a secret! I will say that the early bird gets the worm, so hard work and diligence pays off.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat Peep do you work with the BOH to select the #wines for the list and how often does the list change?

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl There are only so many trustworthy sources, and everyone wants those wines #SommChat

AustinMassageCompany ‏@AustinMassageCo RT @maialino_nyc: @KeeperColl #SommChat That is a secret! I will say that the early bird gets the worm, so hard work and diligence pays off.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl look forward to your questions RT @BottleBottega: Made it to #SommChat!

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl For a pairing w/ Pumpkin Rav I love Radikon. Also Gattinara from 60s blows people minds #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc Is access to acquiring older #Italian #wines for the list @Maialino_NYC getting more difficult? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat Very much so. You must know the source and storage, and it is not like you can just make more 1971 vintage wine.

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl Plus everyone keeps coming in to @maialino_nyc and drinking all these old vintages! #SommChat

AustinMassageCompany ‏@AustinMassageCo @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat What is your rec for a decent wine <$10 or does that not exist?

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @AustinMassageCo @KeeperColl #SommChat It does exist! Just rare. It will be a grape you've never heard of from a region you didn't know!

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat List changes daily.Always tasting w new food to make sure we have nice pairings for any dish @NickAnderer loves bubbs

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Q. @maialino_nyc What is the one wine you always have on hand at home? @KeeperColl #SommChat #WW

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @ATXFoodnews @KeeperColl My wife drinks her weight in Champagne, for me it is Chablis #SommChat I need French after drinking so much Italy

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews @maialino_nyc I like your wife's style! Agree with Chablis, though. Delish, refreshing. #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl What are the top three (best) Italian white grape in your opinion at the time? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @VintageTexas @KeeperColl Friulano, Fiano and Verdicchio. All so versatile, can be made in delicate or richer styles. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: how do you know if an older #wine you are offered will be still fresh and what % of old ones are undrinkable?

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat Trail and error. I would say we throw out 5% of old wines for being over hill. Another 5% for being corked.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @AndyOnFarmWine: @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl what is your greatest dream to accomplish in the wine world #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine I'd love to see a mentee of mine become a huge success. I have a great team at Maialino to start with! #SommChat

Rita Jammet ‏@CaravelleChamp @maialino_nyc Hi Jeff, kudos for the beautiful work you do, particularly on #Champagne! #SommChat @KeeperColl

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @KeeperColl @maialino_nyc what do you think about wines from sicily especially from Etna? Do you think its overhyped? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @m_arcon @KeeperColl Love them! And they're getting better. Only question is if they age well.Whites may be better than reds #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @maialino_nyc was the 71 vintage one of the best ever? Had a Monfortino from 71 and it was the best wine of my life so far. #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @m_arcon Yes! Still very ripe too. I prefer 78 and 89 in general, but that 71 Monfortino is great #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @maialino_nyc: @VintageTexas @KeeperColl Friulano Fiano Verdicchio. All so versatile, can be made delicate or richer. #SommChat <Thx!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl here is a post on a old Italian wine tasted by @peterwasserman @maialino_nyc… #SommChat

AustinMassageCompany ‏@AustinMassageCo @maialino_nyc I trust our local wine purveyors & area somms. Will keep on my quest to discover it. #SommChat

AustinMassageCompany ‏@AustinMassageCo @italianwineguy When you're on a budget, you've got to pick & choose, right? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl Proud to carry @Caravelle! #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl what is your main advice for new Barolo drinkers and which is the Barolo anyone should try? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @m_arcon @KeeperColl Follow your tastes, not others. 2010 may be amazing vintage, but I'd rather drink 09 right now. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @mailalino_nyc that is a massive list of #champagne I've found sales just starting to come back, but slowly for Champ #SommChat

Rita Jammet ‏@CaravelleChamp Bubbly Thanks! honored RT @maialino_nyc: @CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl Proud to carry @Caravelle! #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl favorite producer? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @m_arcon @KeeperColl My one, favorite producer anyone would love is Giuseppe Rinaldi. Amazing wines. #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm Q. @maialino_nyc What do you think about the serious Sardinian #wine craze of the last few years? Best food pairings? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @CharlesComm @KeeperColl #SommChat My personal experience is that Sardinia has a lil ways to go to catch up to the islands around it.

Alfonso Cevola ‏@italianwineguy .@maialino_nyc @CharlesComm @KeeperColl serious Sardinian wine craze? where? #SommChat #MustHaveMissedThatBoat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @italianwineguy: .@maialino_nyc @CharlesComm @KeeperColl serious Sardinian wine craze #SommChat #MustHaveMissedThatBoat <Gr8 Vermentino!

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @italianwineguy @maialino_nyc Come to SF! Great Sardinian #wine cropping up on our fave lists, just ask @LACICCIASF & @perbaccosf #SommChat

Alfonso Cevola ‏@italianwineguy . #SommChat @maialino_nyc @m_arcon @KeeperColl totally agree - 2008's drinking well now along with 2007

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @italianwineguy @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl had the 2007 Francia from Conterno three days ago and it was way too young for my taste. #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl heard his wines tend to be very shut down in its youth. Whats the ideal drinking window? 20 years? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @m_arcon @KeeperColl Ideal is more than 20! I find them more open than other great producers in youth, even 04 is great now #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @demilove: @maialino_nyc R there #wine regions that U really enjoy tasting but R just wrong wi the cuisine of your restaurant? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @demilove #SommChat Lucky to have versatile menu, but wish I had more pairings for Rossese sometimes, such a great food red

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @maialino_nyc I love the other Giuseppe Rinaldi from Valtellina, I think it's his son's name now. Great Nebbiolo from alps #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @noblewines Love it, never had the blend though. #Zidarich abd #Skerk are personal fav #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @noblewines #SommChat Agree Christopher. We make it a mission to show people how much great, affordable Champagne is out there right now

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl what it your fav wine with Italian truffle?#SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat Wish I had a more unique answer, but Barolo w/ age is just the best. #Cappellano if you can find old

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc How do you make your #wine selections for the Maialino_NYC’s list? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc what advice do you have 4 those looking to become an Advanced Sommelier? @GuildSomm #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @guildsomm Get a mentor. Even if the job is not as a somm, work in a restaurant with a great somm who can teach you #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl what is your opinion on the 2004 vintage in general? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @m_arcon @KeeperColl One to keep. Up there with 08 as one to hang on to while drinking 07 & 09 #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @demilove: @maialino_nyc Do U do a lot of the interviewing at UR rest? (I have lots of resumes out now)-what do U look for? - #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @demilove For somms job yes. I look for hospitality first. Passion, work ethic, and ambition after that. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @maialino_nyc @mcastelvecchio has done research on the grape and found it has highest levels of #resveratrol of all grapes #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @maialino_nyc As Beverage directori what is a typical day 4 U from start to finish? how many days a week do you work that pace? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl 5 day work week, 12 hour days, 6-8 of those on the floor. Taste twice a week. Love every second of it #SommChat

Paula Rester ‏@pollydell @KeeperColl @maialino_nyc @demilove Hi! So happy to be here in NYC working with Jeff Kellogg and the @USHGNYC family. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl did you know she is NYC @Maialino_nyc RT @demilove: @pollydell - Hi Paula! Thanks for joining in on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @AndyOnFarmWine: @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl what is the average price per bottle you sell @maialino #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @KeeperColl: RT @AndyOnFarmWine: @maialino_nyc what is the average price per bottle you sell @maialino #SommChat gr8 question

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine #SommChat around $60-$70. Lots of fun Barolo going out, but tons of amazing $40 wines also.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc What R some of the biggest changes U have seen in #wine over the past 5 yrs? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat I feel as if wine drinkers had just a few producers they drank 5 years ago, now they never have same wine twice

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @maialino_nyc do you decide #wine selection by committee or you solely? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl A little of both. I choose majority, but put any wine on list a somm is passionate about. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc what are some of the differences and similarities in the #wine customer on the East vs West Coast? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat It is a cliché, but the NYC drinkers are much more into Europe, while West Coast drinkers support local.

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl Cali is much more laid back about drinking, and don’t treasure rare wines as much, they just enjoy them #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc what do you like to do with your personal time? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat Anything but sit still. Love to catch up on time w/ wife, and explore NYC. So much to do & see!

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl your red to white ratio around 4:1?#SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat It may be even more slanted towards red. Just reality of what Italy makes very well.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc what #Wine regions have you not been to that you would like to visit? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat Germany! It is so hard not to visit France and Italy on Euro trip, but must make trip to Mosel soon

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @maialino_nyc @KeeperColl you sound like a really cool dude to work with!#SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @maialino_nyc good amount of floor time, which is gr8 for Wine Director - many don't, loose bit of connection to guests interests #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @maialino_nyc that's a wonderful trend for #wine #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @maialino_nyc what is your approach for pairing #food and #wine? #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl Working w versatile wines, which Italy does great. Can match dishes w both rich and subtle flavors on same plate #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Advanced Sommelier & Beverage Director Jeff Kellogg, @maialino_nyc #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Beverage Director Jeff Kellogg, @maialino_nyc join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @AndyOnFarmWine: @maialino_nyc if someone comes in with big bucks and wants to be blown away what do you sell em, anything goes #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine #SommChat Conterno from 60s is most aromatic wine I've ever had. Always impresses

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @maialino_nyc Thanks for a great #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ Master #Sommelier Adam Pawlowski @Adam_Sommelier Wed 1/14/14 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! 1st #Polish MS !!

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Thanks for the time @maialino_nyc & @KeeperColl Hope to get to Maialino soon. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl thx for joining in! RT @noblewines: Thanks for the time @maialino_nyc & @KeeperColl Hope to get to Maialino soon. #SommChat

Maialino ‏@maialino_nyc @KeeperColl #SommChat Such a fun hour, thanks for the questions! That was more exhausting than an entire night on the floor!

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon Loved todays #SommChat with @KeeperColl & guest @maialino_nyc. We need more of NYC's somms on this chat! #Barolo

Paula Rester ‏@pollydell Thanks @KeeperColl and Jeff @maialino_nyc for a fantastic #SommChat !

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @maialino_nyc what's the oldest #nebbiolo you've tasted? #SommChat Wasn’t answered.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Now back to working on #SommsUF event - taking off to meet with our @MeetAtTexas & @WineFoodTX Teams #SommChat

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink “@KeeperColl: Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ Master #Sommelier Adam Pawlowski @Adam_Sommelier Wed 1/14/15-12 N EST! 1st #Polish MS !!”

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ @maialino_nyc That sounds utterly delightful! @martamanhattan #SommChat

Beth ‏@travelwinechick #WW #SommChat cheers! @KeeperColl @scottota @CharlesComm @racheldriver @CaravelleChamp @1queenofspoons @MDSomm @elloinos

Rita Jammet ‏@CaravelleChamp Thank youRT @KeeperColl: Time 2wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w Advanced Sommelier & Bev. Director Jeff Kellogg, @maialino_nyc #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KeeperColl Great #SommChat today...Mysteries of Italian Wines Revealed by @maialino_nyc

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Perfectly, elegantly cut wine capsules every time.… #kitchen #SommChat #WineWednesday

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl thanks for putting these on! Super cool #SommChat!