Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier

2/15 Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier


@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): #SommChat today at 11AM CT with @plepeltier @keepercoll

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): @keepercoll can’t wait for the #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to @plepeltier @RougeTomateNYC #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to Pascaline to say hello & so she knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Don’t forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it!

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): .@plepeltier I had lunch at @rougetomatenyc Thanks to @JosiahBaldivino recommendation. It was delicious, great wine list. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Good morning all at #SommChat hope you all enjoyed your V-Day!

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): @keepercoll @RougeTomateNYC Super happy to be here #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @plepeltier @RougeTomateNYC Good afternoon! @Keepercoll #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @plepeltier Q: What is the first thing you want people to think when they look at your #wine list? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): @MDSmitty2488 @Keepercoll “I will have just a pure pleasure tonight ” #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): @plepeltier @keepercoll What’s your fave Cali wine you can’t get in NYC? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): @StevieStacionis @keepercoll … some unique release of Clos Saron… #SommChat

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @plepeltier what (relatively) obscure grapes/regions are you excited about lately? @keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): @tattoodsomm @Keepercoll like a lot of us Georgia and all the eastern countries with millenial wine history #luvqvevri #SommChat

@WineInkByTia (Tia Butts): @plepeltier We understand you were born in the Loire Valley. Obviously, we love the Loire Valley. > TB #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): @WineInkByTia @Keepercoll Loire is still one of the most underrated wine region… so dig into it #IloveLoire #SommChat

@racheldriver (Rachel Driver): @plepeltier I notice you adore Chenin. (Me, too!) Vouvray, Savennieres, Jasnieres…which do you prefer? Dry or some RS? Pairing? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): all version, depending on the dishes… play also with the bitterness of the chenin – it is the secret!@racheldriver @Keepercoll #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – what wine region could you simply not afford to ignore at your restaurant? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Burgundy…. Still THE region in the world… need to have it @RougetomateNYC @demilove @Keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @plepeltier In your opinion, what is the biggest difference between the French #wine industry and the US wine industry? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): A. France=tradition & classicism / US=innovation, melting-pot, energy, new @keepercoll #SommChat

@ctfoodandwine (CT Food & Wine): @plepeltier What fact about becoming a sommelier is least known by the rest of us? @keepercoll #SommChat #WW

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): I was too young for philosophy … needed something wilder and i found wine @ctfoodandwine @Keepercoll #SommChat

@corkhoarder (Bryan Garcia): @plepeltier Do you have a favorite book on wine? cc: @keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): The World Atlas of Robinson & Johnson… and the Drops of Gold @corkhoarder @Keepercoll #SommChat

@JamesCIV (James Crawford): #SommChat – pretty excited for #syrah around the world tonight with @IvyWine! Want to join us sometime?

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @plepeltier which emerging north American wine region do you think will have the biggest impact in the coming years? @keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): New York and Ontario for sure… just world-class regions for white and red!! @Keepercoll @tattoodsomm #DrinkNY #SommChat

@trouty (Jon Troutman): @plepeltier #SommChat If you drink only 1 producer’s wines the rest of your life, what producer would it be?

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): arghhhhhh can i be boring and say DRC… ??? @trouty @Keepercoll #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): certainly NOTHING boring about you or DRC!!! RT @plepeltier: arghhhhhh can i be boring and say DRC… ??? @trouty @Keepercoll #SommChat

@Vinum_Wine (Vinum_Wine): @plepeltier @CaravelleChamp @Keepercoll Or as @RandallGrahm would say – “wine with its own life force”. #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): @plepeltier @keepercoll Where is your favorite place to drink when you’re not working? In NYC? In the world? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): in NY @Corkbuzz @Anfora @Terroir @TheTenBells / In the World in a vineyard where wine is made @StevieStacionis @Keepercoll #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @plepeltier @keepercoll bonjour Pascaline! what got you interested in the biodynamic, organic wines? very excited 2 have you on #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): hello!!!! biodynamic & organic = ability to carry and give back the soil, the place, the vintage @CaravelleChamp @Keepercoll #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @plepeltier Q: What is the key to the hand-sell? How do you get people to trust your recommendation? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): My French accent @MDSmitty2488 @Keepercoll #ithelps2beFrench #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): What role do you think global warming is going to play on wine regions around the world? Eisweins will surely be affected. Others? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Such a tough question… the water will be the problem i think… not the temperature @drloosenwines @Keepercoll #protecttheearth #SommChat

@JamesCIV (James Crawford): @plepeltier Q: How do you think the rise of the Chinese buyer impacts the market in the US? #SommChat @IvyWine

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): I think the US market will be preserved… the other markets will be more affected = less wine 4 them @JamesCIV @Keepercoll #SommChat

@tricerapops (Jesse): @plepeltier we know you’re a big fan of the Loire – any up and coming producers we should know about? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): so many… check Benoit Courault – insane!!! Richard Leroy, La Grange Tiphaine & some guys in Jasnieres @tricerapops @Keepercoll #SommChat

@BonVivantImport (Bon Vivant Imports): @plepeltier What is your favorite chenin on the market right now to either sell or just drink? always looking for great chenin! #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Richard Leroy, Les Rouliers 2008 + all the old Coulée de Serrant + Mosse & Pithon @BonVivantImport @Keepercoll #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @LoireValleyWine: MT @plepeltier Benoit Courault – insane!!! Richard Leroy, La Grange Tiphaine & some in Jasnieres #SommChat gr8 Chenin

@richbltn (Richard Belton): .@plepeltier #SommChat what budget do you set for yourself when buying an everyday wine for dinner w/friends? Do you set a $ limit?

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): no dollar limit, but i am lucky to be able to find wines i like for less than $15… but can go up to $xxxxx @richbltn @Keepercoll #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew): @plepeltier What’s your favorite Sparkling Wine? #SommChat @keepercoll

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): too many, champagnes with age, méthode ancestrale, depending on the mood @StephanieMiskew @Keepercoll #bubbleseveryday #SommChat

@tricerapops (Jesse): @plepeltier – what’s another region that’s exciting you, and why/how? What are your customers excited about? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Australia is rediscovering their treasures of old vines + the cooler sites in Cali – cf Copain, La Clarine @tricerapops @KeeperColl #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): guest side =Italy comes back super strong – South & East; Local wine; Greece; Austria @tricerapops @Keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): for me, the eastern Europe a lot, and finding treasures in America – i love old cali!! @tricerapops @Keerpcoll #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): .@plepeltier Q. What is the sommelier profession like in France? Did you work there before coming to US? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): in France, Somm is more traditional, strict, very very serious … much more fun here @fernandobeteta @Keepercoll #SommChat

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): .@plepeltier If you could only drink one wine from one winery/producer for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cc @keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): that’s IMPOSSIBLE…. but i would drinkg some Overnoy Savagnin endlessly @VinoCaPisco @Keepercoll #IloveJura #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @plepeltier, I have read that you like Calvados. Who are your favorite producers? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Lemorton is big for me, neighbours of my grand-parents… but you have so many great guys @scottota @Keepercoll #SommChat

@1Simplerecipe (Simple Recipes): @plepeltier #SommChat Do you have a simple wine based recipe that you’d like to share with us? @keepercoll @ctfoodandwine

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Chicken, Morels, Cream and Vin Jaune, all together – the best dish in winter @1SimpleRecipe @Keepercoll #vinjauneeverywhere #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Sounds fab! @plepeltier: Chicken, Morels, Cream and Vin Jaune, all together – the best dish in winter @1SimpleRecipe @Keepercoll #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@plepeltier What wine will you drink to celebrate President’s Day? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Nothing planed yet, i am open to suggestions but it will start with a sazerac!!@MattMcGinnis @Keepercoll #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @plepeltier: What about Cabernet Franc. Any favorite producers? @Keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Cab Franc Rougeard of course, Chevalerie, Breton, Baudry, Lenoir, Alliet, Coulaine, Courault but let it age@enjoielife @Keepercoll #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @plepeltier Q: What are some qualities that you think make a good somm? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): humility, hard work, taste, able 2 listen 2 guests and not 2 himself, teach his staff, respect his chef @MDSmitty2488 @Keepercoll #SommChat

@BillElsey (Bill Elsey): .@Plepeltier @KeeperColl curious as to if you are big supporter of #NaturalWines ? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): yes i am, since i started, and think the debate now here in the US is outdated @BillElsey @Keepercoll #SommChat

@corkhoarder (Bryan Garcia): @plepeltier Do you have a tasting goal from week to week? cc: @keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): more and more wines every week right now tasting 2 prepare MS and best French somm so very serious @corkhoarder @Keepercoll #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @fernandobeteta @drunken_somm @plepeltier But don’t tell me you don’t miss the floor once you’re off it! #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @plepeltier @keepercoll Q-If you had to choose favorite New World winemaker in touch with the Old World ideals, who would it be? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): this is a tough one… Jasper Hills, Baadenhorst, Wells Guthrie, Ted Lemon, La Clarine AND Coturri @ENOontheMagMile @Keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @plepeltier Tell us your fav white, red and bubbly under $50 retail? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): A. Bubbly = Vouvray, White = Savagnin from Jura, Red = Pineau d’Aunis @keepercoll #FrenchatHeart #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @plepeltier You already had a masters degree in philosophy when you decided to pursue one in hospitality- what made you switch? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): A. A wine – Yquem 37 & a desire to be more grounded… Will go back to philo 1day @keepercoll #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @plepeltier So what is your PHILOSOPHY on #wine? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): A. ahah Wine is the only way to taste history, landscape, humanity, art, etc with a universal pleasure @keepercoll #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @plepeltier, Great recommendation on the Lemorton, thanks! What is your philosophy on guest service? #SommChat #WW

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): you are here for the guests, listen to them and go over their expectations @scottota @keepercoll @RougetomateNYC #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @plepeltier Do you think #organic #wines taste different/better? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): A. Yes indeed, more layers, subtleties, variations, of course 4 the good producers – Not 1dimensiowine @keepercoll #SommChat

@corkhoarder (Bryan Garcia): @plepeltier What is your favorite food/wine pairing on the @RougeTomateNYC menu? cc: @keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): Black Truffle Risotto & Madeira Verdelho D’Oliveiras 1973 = killer pairing @RougetomateNYC @corkhoarder @Keepercoll #Madeira4ever #SommChat

@corkhoarder (Bryan Garcia): @plepeltier @RougetomateNYC @Keepercoll That sounds heavenly! #SommChat

@tattoodsomm (Eric Hastings): @keepercoll another great #SommChat thanks @plepeltier I’m off to the shop!

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@plepeltier in what way is the debate on natural wine outdated? @BillElsey @keepercoll #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): long to answer on twitter… debates now are focusing on things that are not the most relevant anymore @MattMcGinnis @Keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @plepeltier In your opinion, is New York wine unique? What sets New York #wine apart from anywhere else? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): A. NY has a unique soil and climate to make world-class white, especially white @keepercoll #SommChat #drinkNY

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @plepeltier @keepercoll Q-I always ask what price point do you find yourself drinking most often at home? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): between 15 to 75, and of course sometimes you pop up a little, more expensive gem @ENOontheMagMile @Keepercoll #SommChat

@VinoKeno (Kenan): @plepeltier #SommChat what is your philosophy as to the relevance of the Points rating system? I personally dislike, but some insist on it

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): wine is quality first, always tough to quantify quality, no? i am still a philosopher in a way @VinoKeno @Keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @plepeltier What do you look for in the #wines that you select for Rouge Tomate’s #winelist? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): A. I look for personality, unicity, taste and quality for value – a wine to represent a place @keepercoll @RougetomateNYC #SommChat

@VinoMike (Vino Mike): .@plepeltier Which region(s) are producing the best value-driven wines that you work with on your list? #SommChat

@plepeltier (Pascaline Lepeltier): i really believe the Loire – for every type of wines, and the South West @VinoMike @Keepercoll #SommChat

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

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If any1 missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to for you to review later #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @plepeltier for her time #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar! #SommChat Wed 2/22 at 11 AM CST @elloinos will be our featured guest to answer your questions about #Greek wine!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q for @elloinos gets answered, post it to FB! Happy #WW!

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@drooln (Nathan Yap): @plepeltier it was great to follow along with todays #SommChat and thanks again to @keepercoll for putting this together!