Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Doug Frost

3/9 Doug Frost, Master Sommelier & Master of Wine


Sonoma Vintners ‏@sonomavintners Only 25 more minutes until @keepercoll #SommChat as @winedogboy discusses the upcoming Sonoma County Barrel Auction! #SoCoBA

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine & #SoCoBA from MS & Master of #Wine Doug Frost @winedogboy

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to MS & Master of #Wine Doug Frost @winedogboy who will talk about #wines & #SoCoBA on #SommChat #WW

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @winedogboy Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Doug Frost @winedogboy 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

Tia Butts @WineInkByTia @keepercoll Oh heyyyyyyy @winedogboy! (wave, wave) #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 Doug Frost @winedogboy our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #Wine & #SoCoBA with MS & Master of #Wine Doug Frost @winedogboy #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I'll do as best I can to answer all questions but organization might not be my strong suit. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Haha! You're doing great. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy Tell us a little bit about the Sonoma County Barrel Auction. #SoCoBA #SommChat

Doug Frost ‏@winedogboy @keepercoll It was a collection of wines, tasted blind, in which we MW's and MS's made our best determinations as to tastiness. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: How long have you been involved with the #Sonoma County Barrel Auction #SoCoBA and what is ur role? @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll This was my first chance to be one of the judges at the Sonoma Co Barrel Auction; we tasted and evaluated the wines. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning Q1 @winedogboy How did you get your start in wine biz & who are your mentors? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @KeeperColl @SandyWasserman I came out of the restaurant biz (washing dishes @ 14); Mendel Kohn, John Skupney, Bob Bath were there #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q2 @winedogboy Have you ever made wine, if so what and where? if not any desire too? Thanks #SommChat

Doug Frost ‏@winedogboy @KeeperColl @SandyWasserman No, I don't want to make wine unless I can devote everything to it. Blending lots is not making wine. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Direct Q sent fr #SommChat peep: @winedogboy Who/What inspired you to pursue a career in the #wine industry? #SommChat

Evan Goldstein ‏@DaringPairings #SoCoBA on #SommChat @winedogboy: Collection of wines, tasted blind, in which we MW’s and MS’s made our best determinations as to tastiness

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @winedogboy @keepercoll - Have you found that MWs and MSs have different approaches to tasting? Looking for different things? #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Great question @demilove! #SommChat #SoCoBA

Doug Frost ‏@winedogboy @keepercoll @demilove Yes, they're two very diff approaches that require differing notions, but end of day, it's the same thing #SommChat

Full Circle Wine @fullcirclewine @demilove love this question...wonder this myself a lot especially when moderating a mixed panel of tasters #SoCoBA #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q for #sommchat - @winedogboy - How did you get your twitter name? I'm a wine dog, a Shiba, in fact! #wine

Doug Frost ‏@winedogboy @KeeperColl @ShibaSommelier I've been winedog for a long time but believe it or not it was taken. I've been wineboy too, so both #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: @winedogboy What techniques did you use to study for both the Master #Sommelier & Master of #Wine exams? #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove Right now, listening to new @VinePair podcast - they are discussing cork/screwcap - do you think screwcaps hurt wine age? - #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @KeeperColl @demilove @VinePair The issue of Screwcap is still evolving: some air ingress is achievable and seems important. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @winedogboy You are both a Master Sommelier and a Master of Wine. Why pursue both? #SommChat #SoCoBA #gluttonforpunishment

Doug Frost @winedogboy @KeeperColl @WineInkByTia I pursued both because I'm from Kansas City and desperately needed validation. And I like to study.. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia hahahahahaha!! #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier @ShibaSommelier @winedogboy @keepercoll Do you have a dog? It seems like there's a big overlap b/w wine lovers and dog lovers #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy What do you look forward to the most at this year’s event? #SoCoBA #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I can't wait to find out what we tasted! #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @winedogboy What were your overall impressions of Sonoma County after tasting wines from several appellations for #SoCoBA #SommChat

Doug Frost ‏@winedogboy @KeeperColl @WineInkByTia Sonoma Co is incredibly varied & more complex than any other Cali region; there's so much to suss out. #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro Will be visiting there in a few months. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy How did you become involved in the event? #SoCoBA #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I've been a part of Full Circle Wine Solutions for several years; I was very much wanting to be on the judging panel. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy Why did #Sonoma County Vintners decide to launch the barrel auction? #SommChat #SoCoBA

Doug Frost @winedogboy A.@keepercoll It’s a natural development: great Sonoma wineries have exciting small lots that will fetch $ for a good cause. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy What is the advantage to the wineries to participate in #SoCoBA and how many wineries are included? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I don't know the # of wineries, but I think the auction creates opportunity for wineries to show small, exciting lots #SommChat

Full Circle Wine ‏@fullcirclewine @winedogboy @keepercoll #SommChat is great time for us to sneak a peek: #SoCoBA will also feature @JWinery @bacigalupivnyds @JosephSwanWines

Full Circle Wine ‏@fullcirclewine @winedogboy @keepercoll we announce lots nxt wk @pridewines @SilverOak @jordanwinery @DeLoachVineyard @BuenaVistaWines were selected #SoCoBA

Full Circle Wine ‏@fullcirclewine @winedogboy @keepercoll #SoCoBa features diverse lots fr @Williams_Selyem @Kosta_Browne @TrioneWinery @Westwoodwines1 @DavisWines #SommChat

Full Circle Wine ‏@fullcirclewine @winedogboy @keepercoll here are some icons #SoCoBA will feature: @rsvineyards @GaryFarrellWine @SimiWinery @BallettoWine @mauritsonwinery

Full Circle Wine @fullcirclewine @winedogboy @keepercoll #SoCoBa features diverse lots fr @Williams_Selyem @Kosta_Browne @TrioneWinery @Westwoodwines1 @DavisWines #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @winedogboy @keepercollecitonThere will be 75 unique wine lots and 16 appellations represented. #SoCoBA #SommChat

WALT Wines ‏@waltwines This #WineWednesday we're tuning in to the #SoCoBA #SommChat featuring Master Sommelier & Master of #Wine @winedogboy!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: @winedogboy On average, how many hours per day did you study for the exams? Anything you would do differently?

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I was in the biz for abt 15 years when I started work on MS/MW; 6-8 hour/day every day for about 8 years to finish. #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW ‏@StephanieMiskew @winedogboy Did you get your WSET diploma before going for the MW? #DoTell #SommChat @keepercoll #WW

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll @StephanieMiskew The WSET wasn't active in the US 25 years ago; I studied on my own for both MS and MW in Kansas City. #SommChat

Sonoma Vintners ‏@sonomavintners Join #SommChat right now on Twitter! Panelist Doug Frost, MS/MW is discussing the Sonoma County Barrel Auction!...

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat person: @winedogboy Where are your currently working now? What are your main responsibilities? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I've been freelance for 22 yrs; United Airlines is a main client; BAR ( is important too.#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat Peep: how long does the #SoCoBA Auction last and what are the dates and where is it held - can anyone bid? @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll The trade-only barrel auction will take place at Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa on Friday, April 29, 2016. #SommChat

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink @winedogboy any opps to taste Canadian wine and visit regions in BC, Ontario or others #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @KeeperColl @i_on_food_drink I love BC wines; judged @ the BC Wine Awards last year. I'm overdue for another Niagara visit. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @WineInkByTia do you know how many wineries participate in the #SoCoBA Auction? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy As a panelist for #SoCoBA , what are your main responsibilities for the #Sonoma County Barrel Auctin? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll Our role was to taste the wines and be certain that they would show very well on the day of the auction. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @winedogboy Where do the proceeds for the event go? what is the anticipated raise amount?

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll Last year, the event raised almost half million $. The proceeds support Sonoma County Vintners marketing efforts.#SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia ...And their AVA partners. #SoCoBA #SommChat

Rachel Voorhees ‏@SommRachel Saying hi to @winedogboy on #SommChat! @keepercoll

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @SommRachel - Waving back, Rachel! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy where can industry buy tickets to #SoCoBA ? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll it's invitation-only but request @ or mailto:Danielle@fullcirclewinesolutions.comor (415) 683-0696 #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what methods do U use to pick #wine 4 airline flights - is it different than with wines on the ground? @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll It's a great question: wines in the air are more subdued, subtlety is mostly lost. You need flavor! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@winedogboy Do you have any new projects that you are currently working on? how do you manage time bw multiple projects? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I have serious ADHD, I'm sure, so it's fun to divert between projects. I'm at work on #OxfordCompaniontoSpirits #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q from #SOmmChat peep: how often RU asked to change #wines on airline flights and is it hard to find good wines with the budget? @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll We change the wine every two or three months; I have about 2000 wines I start from, so it's a matter of choice. #SommChat

Full Circle Wine ‏@fullcirclewine @winedogboy remember that amazing 100% #PetitVerdot raved abt? That was @avvwinery with their amazing @AlexanderVlly wine #SoCoBA #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @KeeoerColl @fullcirclewine @avvwinery @AlexanderVlly That was truly delicious #PetitVerdot; proof the grape has a future in SoCo. #SommChat

Evan Goldstein ‏@DaringPairings @winedogboy @fullcirclewine @avvwinery I remember it well! We wanted to bid on it as a panel! Truly unique & captured the spirit of #SoCoBA

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia And, if you haven't requested an invite, then you can't bid. Kind of like the lotto, but better odds. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @winedogboy Any wines surprise U in the #SoCoBA lot tasting? Make U say, "wow, didn't know Sonoma County could do that so well."? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @KeeperColl @WineInkByTia No question that AVV Petit Verdot was a shocker; Chardonnay in general was more balanced than expected. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat peep: are the wineries participating & #Wines known in advance of #SoCoBA and if so where? @winedogboy

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: any other grapes besides #PetitVerdot that you were surprised by during the #SoCOba TASTING? @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll In general, Chardonnays showed less new oak and malo than expected; it was a great improvement, imho. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia On 2016 Sonoma County #SoCoBA lots .... #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@winedogboy What are some of your favorite #winefoodpairings that you have tried recently? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll Ronn Weigand turned me onto popcorn and Champagne years ago. I still like popcorn with Chardonnay. Yep, so KC...#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: do you work with airline #Chef or know menu ahead of picking #wines? @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I work with the culinary team but my strategy is to board differing styles of wines so people can find what suits them.#SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Delish.....#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@winedogboy What #wine regions do you dream about visiting in the future? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I was supposed to go to Georgia (@drinkgeorgia) this month but my schedule got crunched and I couldn't go. So bummed.. #SommChat

Georgian Wine ‏@drinkgeorgia @winedogboy Let's work on straightening out that crunch sometime after this month!

Doug Frost ‏@winedogboy @drinkgeorgia that would be a wonderful thing...

Georgian Wine ‏@drinkgeorgia @winedogboy We're bummed too about you missing March #MWsvisitGeorgia,but we want you coming soon

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: what other #Sommeliers were on panel for #SoCOBA @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll It was Evan Goldstein MS, KeithGoldston MS, Sandy Block MW, Bob Paulinski MW, John Szabo MS and Liz Thach MW #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Great panelists for this year's #SoCoBA! #SommChat

Rick Carney ‏@rcarney1 @winedogboy @sonomavintners Doug frost who has an MSW? Moron Sipping Wine.

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy how many different #wines did you taste for #SoCoBA and how long did the tasting laste #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll We tasted about 100 wines and it went over two days so it was nice and easy, not rushed.#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: how many #wines can you taste in a day before palate fatigue? @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll The most I've ever had to taste in one day is 350; that sucked. I'm comfortable with 150 a day or so. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @winedogboy Wow! Most I've ever tasted is about 75 and I was spent. #SommChat I can't even fathom 350.

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat peep: what advice do you have 4 ppl wanting to enter the #wine bix today @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll Taste everything you can get your hands on, taste critically, mindfully, & talk to others about what they're tasting. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Good advice for anyone with an interest in #wine. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat peep: what #wine trends do you anticipate seeing in the next 3 years @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll There are trends toward crisp white wines from anywhere, but I want local wines to be championed @DrinkLocalWine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy What is your favorite thing to drink in your spare time? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I'm a veracious drinker; does that sound bad? I'll drink anything and I like almost everything, except Fernet. Yep. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat peep: what were the biggest #Sonoma County #wine characteristics that stood out when tasting for #SoCoBA @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll SoCo is so diverse that no obvious threads; Chardonnays were crisp and balanced; reds sometimes showed balance too. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: Do you travel internationally for your work or just US - do you get tired of travel for work @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I'm out of the country every other month or so; travel can be difficult. Take a few good books. Breathe deeply. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat peep: what r som fav reading #wine selections 2 keep up studies and info - how much time to spend doing this a wk @winedogboy

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I keep up on online newsfeeds as best I can; there's so much out there, that I have to grab what I can and skim it... #SommChat

Full Circle Wine ‏@fullcirclewine Wanted to thank our top bidders @PoloGrillTulsa @WineSpectrum @WineHouseLA @hitimewine fr our inaugural #SoCoBA #SommChat see you in April!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll q fr Shy peep: @winedogboy are there criteria for industry to get tickets to the #SoCoBA ? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll @fullcirclewine I'm not sure how the tickets are handed out but it's industry only and then it's probably first come. #SommChat

Full Circle Wine ‏@fullcirclewine @winedogboy @keepercoll #SoCoBA Must have resale license & be retailer, restaurateur or distrib. Email

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @winedogboy @keepercoll @fullcirclewine Licensed #wine trade can request an invitation here: #soCoBA

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winedogboy what do you like to do in your spare time if you have you have any? #SommChat

Doug Frost @winedogboy @keepercoll I'm a nut for new music: new Deerhunter is great, can't wait till Iggy's new CD comes out, Japanese noise, John Zorn...#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine & #SoCoBA w/ MS & Master of #Wine Doug Frost @winedogboy on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have Doug Frost @winedogboy join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier & Master of #Wine Doug Frost @winedogboy for his time on #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @winedogboy Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Stephanie Miskew CSW ‏@StephanieMiskew @winedogboy Thanks for a fabulous #SommChat, Doug! #Cheers #WW @keepercoll

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Thank you both!! Really appreciate your time and the information shared on #SoCoBA. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @WineInkByTia @winedogboy was great and good luck on @SoCoBA #SommChat

Doug Frost ‏@winedogboy @keepercoll Thank you all for taking the time to listen to me. Please keep tasting, and for those in the biz, hospitality is all! #SommChat

Elizabeth Smith ‏@travelwinechick #WW #SommChat cheers! @keepercoll @winedogboy

enobytes wine online ‏@enobytes One of these Wednesday's I gotta make #SommChat ...major #WW to @keepercoll

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Tune into next week’s #SommChat w/ Santiago Achaval @AchavalFerrerUS on Wed 3/16/16 11 AM CST, 12 N