Keeper Collection #SommChat #MasterSommelier Guest Doug Frost

3/21 Master Sommelier/ Master of Wine Doug Frost


@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): IT’S HERE! #WW and #SommChat with @winedogboy Doug Frost MS, MW will answer all your #Wine Q’s at 11 AM CST– #CantMiss #CantWait

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): Wouldn’t miss it! RT “@CMilanComm: “@keepercoll: #SommChat with @winedogboy Doug Frost MS, MW –DOUG’S THE MAN!”

@enjoielife (Judia Black): The best online wine discussion, #SommChat, is celebrating its 1st anniversary on Wed 3/28

@roydot (Roy Schneider): #SommChat in just a few minutes, check it out

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): @keepercoll – did u give up on me? wouldn’t miss Doug Frost for the world #SommChat #WW

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): Doug Frost, one of my favorite wine gurus on #SommChat today! @winedogboy @keepercoll

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from MS, MW Doug Frost! #WineWednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Doug Frost, MS, MW @Winedogboy #SommChat #WW #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to Doug to say hello & so he 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! #WW #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): Doug – Big Hello from Big D – Kay #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): As we ask @Winedogboy our Qs, you can ask Doug your Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

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

@adriennebyard (Adrienne Bynard): @keepercoll @winedogboy You’re at an ancient roman bacchanal. What do you pair with the fire-roasted dragon’s legs? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @adriennebyard @keepercoll I think Mezcal might be appropriate #SommChat

@roydot (Roy Schneider): #SommChat Hey Doug, Welcome to SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – Welcome all to #SommChat ! Remember, if your server/Sommelier is named Doug or Douglas, you are guaranteed a great bottle!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @winedogboy #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): .@keepercoll Great to be here, thanks! #SommChat

@IvyWine (IvyWine): #SommChat Doug – what’s the biggest problem facing Bordeaux right now? #wine

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @keepercoll @ivywine Bordeaux has lost its relevance to most drinkers; such a shame. #SommChat

@alamosawineguy (Jim Johnson): Bordeaux has lost its relevance to most drinkers…….. Duh, what did they expect outrageous pricing to do? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @keepercoll Yeh, Bordeaux is insane: crazy $$ for a handful of wines and low-end $ for an ocean of dull wine. #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): @winedogboy @keepercoll I hear you have a lil stash of Gentaz… any left?! Besides that, who are your all-time fave producers? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @StevieStacionis @keepercoll the Gentaz stash is down to a few btls, but my passion for Gentaz will never die! #SommChat

@goodtastereport (Greg Randle): @winedogboy Howdy from Austin, Doug! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Let’s start talking #wine with @winedogboy #WineWednesday #SommChat — KeeperCollection (@keepercoll)

@IvyWine (IvyWine): #SommChat Doug – what’s your favorite up and coming grape?

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @IvyWine A.@keepercoll This morning’s fav grape is Assyrtiko but check with me in an hour #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Assyrtiko ROCKS! winedogboy: @IvyWine @keepercoll This morning’s fav grape is Assyrtiko but check with me in an hour #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): @winedogboy What area do you see the Chinese becoming interested in next? #SommChat #WW

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @AtoZinfandel @keepercoll The Chinese market remains focused upon traditional names: perhaps Champagne is next #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): @winedogboy what do you think of wines from jura france? #SommChat #ww

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @AtoZinfandel @keepercoll We don’t see enough of them, but Jura is most a white wine and sparkling wine focus for me. #SommChat

@ccollinsms (Craig Collins, MS): Hey @winedogboy, what do you feel is the “up and coming” region for 2012? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @ccollinsms @keepercoll Hey Craig! I wish for South Africa, Greece and Portugal to become more important (but wishes are…) #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @keepercoll @winedogboy hi Master frost! Welcome to #SommChat !!

@ctfoodandwine (CT Food & Wine): .@winedogboy @keepercoll what are your thoughts on #CT Price minimums on alcohol? Why we pay $15 for $8 wine in this state. #ww #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @ctfoodandwine @keepercoll long story but price minimums are a consumer ripoff unless there’s a good reason to limit consumption #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @ctfoodandwine BOO Mandatory minimums, Bad for crime prevention, bad for wine! – #SommChatxf

@ctfoodandwine (CT Food & Wine): Vineyard marketing ideas for 2012 and happy #wine #ww! #socialmedia #SommChat @keepercoll

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @winedogboy Bonjour Doug, how amazing that U’re both MS & MW! How long did it take U altogether 2 achieve that? #SommChat @keepercoll

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @CaravelleChamp @keepercoll The whole process of MS/MW was 5yrs for me, but 17yrs of work before that laid the ground work. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via whyknowinkansas: What is the biggest obstacle facing the new world currently to be received globally? #SommChat #WW

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @whyknowinkansas @keepercoll New World wines will do well in other markets but only after price parity is achieved. #SommChat

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): @winedogboy @keepercoll After Gentaz, who do you look to in Cote-Rotie as tops? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @StevieStacionis @keepercoll Many names but for my cellar, it has been Rostaing to drink when the Gentaz is gone. A different style #SommChat

@VinoSociety (The Wine Society): @Winedogboy What are the restaurant trends that you’d like to see more often? @keepercoll #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @VinoSociety @keepercoll How about more idiosyncratic but shorter wine lists? How about real heartfelt service? #SommChat

@stevenvanharen (Steven VanHaren): #SommChat @winedogboy: which of your qualifications, MS or MW do you find most useful in your everyday life?

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @stevenvanharen @keepercoll Truth be told, neither title is for daily life or work, but for personal satisfaction only. #SommChat

@WineFoodTX (Wine & Food Fndn TX): Join the @keepercoll #SommChat live right now

@IvyWine (IvyWine): .@winedogboy Who are your top 5 favorite female winemakers? #SommChat #wine

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @keepercoll @keepercoll Too many to name! In places like Spain, it seems like there are more women than men. #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): Thanks so much for the answers Doug – food for thought! #SommChat #WW

@roydot (Roy Schneider): #SommChat Do you see Burgundy going the same way as Bordeaux with the East purchasing in such large amounts?

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @keepercoll @roydot Yes, Burgundy has already been impacted by Chinese buying. I’m afraid that it will continue. #SommChat

@kcwineguy (Kenan): @winedogboy @keepercoll #SommChat: As we #tweet about #wine what has been the biggest impact #socialmedia has had on the industry?

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @kcwineguy @keepercoll I hope that social media ends the rein of the official wine critics and lets people enjoy wines they like. #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @winedogboy @keepercoll what advice would you give students of wine pursuing the MW or MS? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @wineandsake @keepercoll Everyone in wine should taste. Taste with others, taste alone, and hopefully taste blind. But taste! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): running late… now joining Doug Frost, MS, MW @Winedogboy at #SommChat already in progress @keepercoll #WW

@bibracamontes (Brent Mracamontes): @winedogboy @keepercoll Do u think mere identification of a wine/region is fading as primary “goal” of blind tasting? Should it? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @bibracamontes @keepercoll great question! I think analysis of style is the best focus; regional ID’s are getting harder. #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @winedogboy @keepercoll how did your journey lead to wine? And what keeps you most passionate about the industry today? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @wineandsake @keepercoll I was an out of work actor who became a waiter who became a wine salesman. That’s the short story. #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @wineandsake @keepercoll Wine and tasting seemed to answer a need. And with new flavors all the time, life is good. #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): @winedogboy love that philosophy — taste, taste, taste wine! Drink what you enjoy. @keepercoll #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via @goodtastereport: What r top 2 things u would suggest 2 help the TX Wine industry be more authentic & unique? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A.@keepercoll TX needs to focus upon warm climate grapes and stop with the Chardonnay already! #SommChat

@alamosawineguy (Jim Johnson): @winedogboy @keepercoll Like most bad habits Tx Chardonnay is one better not taken up than quit. #SommChat

@alamosawineguy (Jim Johnson): @winedogboy @keepercoll TX Chardonnay: Circle, slash TX Pinot Noir: Circle, slash #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): Interesting conversation today! RT @GUSTOTastings: RT @WineFoodTX: Join the @keepercoll #SommChat live right now!

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @winedogboy @keepercoll Q- What are the regions or grape varietals in the US you find most exciting in the last few years? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @ENOontheMagMile @keepercoll MO Chambourcin and Norton, IN Traminette, TX Muscat, MI Riesling, VA Cab Franc, the list goes on #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via @goodtastereport: Biggest lessons/epiphanies you’ve learned from Jefferson Cup Competition? #SommChat #WW

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @goodtastereport @keepercoll that great US dessert wine is more likely to be made from hybrid grapes than vinifera grapes #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via @demilove: If there were a season Survivor season with MSes against MWs, the last person standing would be an… #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @demilove @keepercoll the one who hadn’t swallowed, but then strip that person of their MS or MW for not drinking! #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @winedogboy @keepercoll Q- Knowing you champion approachability in wines- what is sitting at home in your fridge to drink tonight? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @ENOontheMagMile @keepercoll I have a btl of Fillaboa I can’t wait for. If it stops raining, there’ll be grilled shrimp with it #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via @goodtastereport: As some1 N industry w/ a unique & original perspective, what mentors have helped u stay true? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @keepercoll @goodtasterrport too many mentors to name: Mady Triffon, Wayne Belding, Mary Mulligna, Tim Hanni, Mendel Kohn… #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): Good to see @WineDogBoy on #SommChat now. I have a Twitter list called “BAMF” and he’s the only one on it –

@gwendolwine (Gwendolyn Osborn): @winedogboy Did you find the process of MW or MS more rigorous? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @gwendolwine @keepercoll Both exams required 2 tries, both are different and equally challenging; it depends upon your skill set #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @winedogboy How has social media changed your job? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @RickBakas @keepercoll I couldn’t have imagined that 140 characters would matter so much. How arbitrary is that? #SommChat

@BistroSanMartin (Bistro San Martin): Very informative & entertaining #SommChat with @winedogboy happening now! cc: @keepercoll #wine

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via @goodtastereport: Advice as a family man in the wine & spirits industry? How have u been able to balance both? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @keepercoll @goodtastereport My wife would say otherwise but I try to remember what is most important: family and friends #SommChat

@bibracamontes (Brent Mracamontes): @winedogboy How do you view tasting notes pre and post MS/MW? David Bird remarked on only being able to write “poetry” after exams #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @bibracamontes @keepercoll Tasting notes are still evolving; I’m surprised to say that the process still seems ill-defined. #SommChat

@WineInkByTia (Tia Butts): @winedogboy on #SommChat now! Doug, can you teach me how to Dougie?

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @WineInkByTia @keepercoll I’m sure that my Dougie would insult the name of the dance. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via @goodtastereport: How has music affected your professional wine & spirits path/experience? #SommChat #WW

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A.@keepercoll Music is what keeps me sane inside all the noise of work and life. I couldn’t live without it. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy via @goodtastereport: how can we help US wine industry B authentic, whether Norton fr VA, NY Cayuga, R Napa Cab? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A.@keepercoll We should champion efforts at new directions and authenticity, even when it’s not wholly successful. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @winedogboy Will Greek wines ever catch on with U.S. consumers? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @RickBakas @keepercoll Greek white wine has a real chance here, and the prices are great. I think it will happen. #SommChat

@alamosawineguy (Jim Johnson): @RickBakas @winedogboy Maybe when Greek food catches on with consumers #SommChat

@esmergonzalez (Esmer Gonzalez): Sitting at my desk eating Chik-fil-a and lurking on #SommChat Looks like it’s been a good one today!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): “@winedogboy Who are your 2 peers who also hold MS and MW? @keepercoll #SommChat #WW

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @enjoielife @keepercoll Ronn Weigand was the First and still remains 1st; the great and brilliant Gerard Basset was the third. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy As #Wine Consultant & Wine Writer, what are biggest changes you have seen N wine industry N last 5 years?#SommChat #WW

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A.@keepercoll Throughout the market there is a universal willingness to embrace new grapes, regions and brands #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (ENO): @winedogboy @keepercoll Q- being from KC, what cities do you think are the most interesting so called “2nd tier” wine cities? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @ENOontheMagMile @keepercoll Too many cities to name: Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Madison, Boulder, Eugene, Tampa, Savannah, Columbus #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@winedogboy what is the ideal wine for the second day of Spring? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @MattMcGinnis @keepercoll Because I once wrote of Brander Sauvignon Blanc Au Natural as smelling of spring, I’ll go with that. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy What is your biggest piece of advice for someone preparing for #wine certification? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll Taste! Information is ever changing and even arguable at times. Taste! Taste blind and often. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy In your opinion, where are the best #wines coming from within the U.S.? Outside of the U.S.? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll Help! I have no idea how to answer this! There are 10,000s of wines so I see no way to answer. #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll But Spain, Greece, Sicily, Germany, Portugal, the Rhone, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile…#SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll These places all interest me (and all the others besides) as places to look for great value. #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll And of course Wash and OR are key to me, as well as regional wines throughout the US. #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll And, yeah, I drink a lot of Cali wines, but I try to work into cooler sites and vintages. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy You recently went to a Portugese wine conference, which Portugese #wines really stood out to you? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll Some fantastic things happening there north to south: Douro, Alentejo, everywhere. #SommChat

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @WineDogBoy What are some of the other social media sites you can be found on? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @RickBakas @keepercoll I’m on FB at DougFrostMSMW but really should get going on google plus, haven’t yet. #SommChat

@VinoKeno (Kenan): @winedogboy What is your favorite varietal(s) for drinking that still rose wines are made from? #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @VinoKeno @keepercoll I really think Carignan and Grenache, blended together, are special. But good rose comes from every red #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy When you’re home in Kansas and just hanging out with family and friends, what do you like to drink? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A.@keepercoll I drink everything, but Riesling and Mezcal tend to move to the top of the list. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @winedogboy If you hadn’t chosen a career in the #wine industry, what job do you think you would have right now? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): A. @keepercoll I was supposed to be acting, writing or playing music but I’m delighted with how things have gone. #SommChat

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

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @winedogboy Doug Frost, MS, MW for his time #SommChat

@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

@RickBakas (Rick Bakas): @winedogboy Thanks for being on #SommChat I’ve got mad respect for you. Thx for making the wine world a better place. ~Cheers

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @RickBakas Thanks for what you do as well, Rick! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar 4 #SommChat 1 yr anniv 3.28! Guest is Serge Hochar @chateaumusar- be sure 2 see how it works:

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

@WineInkByTia (Tia Butts): @keepercoll @winedogboy Thanks Doug. Just catching up on the conversation history. Sorry I missed you. #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @WineInkByTia A. @keepercoll Sorry I missed you as well but we got a tweet in to you nonetheless. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): For #SommChat w/ Serge Musar @chateaumusar you MUST post Q’s to FB & Twitter! Happy #WW!

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): Wonderful Q&A today – really enjoyed it! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Keep in the loop for upcoming guests & archives & sign up for our email list at #SommChat

@goodtastereport (Greg Randle): @winedogboy What a huge treat to have you today, Doug! Huge respect! You are one of the good guys… #SommChat

@winedogboy (Doug Frost): @goodtastereport A. @keepercoll You are delusional; you must have been drinking (I hope)! #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @keepercoll @winedogboy thank you so much for a great #SommChat today!!!

@alawine (Ken #wine): Catching up on #SommChat with @winedogboy @keepercoll @enjoielife @vinum_wine #wine

@racheldriver (Rachel Driver): @keepercoll @chateaumusar just tasted an eleven year vertical of #Musar last night. Amazing. Will tune in for sure! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Thank you both. Aweseome chat! @winedogboy @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking @winedogboy Doug Frost, MS, MW for his time #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): Thank you @winedogboy for great #SommChat today

@WineFoodTX (Wine & Food Fndn TX): A huge thank you to @keepercoll @winedogboy for a fantastic #SommChat!