Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Ian Cauble

5/21 Master Sommelier Ian Cauble, SommSelect


Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @alawine: @TristanFairbank @WineOhTV @PBMMW @p_staatz < Cheers to #WineWednesday! What's up? #sommchat in 1.25hour w/ @iancauble

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @vintagematitck @hws @AdamPlotkin join @keepercoll on #sommchat 12noon est

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @MattMcGinnis @Winochic @wendycrispell @alawine @i_on_food_drink @WineauxDLynnP Oh boy! Happy #SommChat #WW

@WineInkByTia: @keepercoll Can't participate today. Have a good one!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll we'll miss you on #SommChat - thx 3 letting us know - see U nxt time RT @WineInkByTia @keepercoll Can't participate today. Have a good one!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll It’s #WW & almost time 4 #SommChat! Get Q’s ready 4

Master #Sommelier @IanCauble ! Can’t wait 2 hear more abt @SommSelect. C U at 11 AM CST!

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @keepercoll #Sommchat I'm here today....It's a miracle!

Rich Mullikin ‏@richmullikin Looking forward to a great conversation with @iancauble Thank for putting this on! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from @IanCauble Master #Sommelier and President of @SommSelect #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier @IanCauble #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 @IanCauble 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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll As we ask @IanCauble 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 & @IanCauble 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #wine with Master #Sommelier @IanCauble #WW #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@Sassodoro so glad you can be here with us and @IanCauble on #SommChat bring on your q's

Ian Cauble @iancauble: @keepercoll I'm excited to be here, ready for any questions! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Good morning @iancauble and the rest of #SommChat - nice to chat again!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @demilove so glad you are here and look forward to your q's #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @IanCauble Ian, how did you get interested in #wine? #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble A. @KeeperColl I caught the wine bug when I was going to @ssubizecon. That’s also where biz partner @sommbc and I met. #Sommchat

Harley Carbery ‏@harleywine1 @keepercoll @iancauble how are you Ian? Hello from #Vegas! #ww #wine #sommchat @sommselect

SommSelect ‏@sommselect @harleywine1 @keepercoll @iancauble Great to see you here Harley - @sommbc #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @harleywine1 hope all is well with you - lk fwd to your questions on #SommChat today

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning Q. @iancauble What do you do in N. Cali & what is your area of expertise? Thanks #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @SandyWasserman We just launched a daily wine offer site @sommselect and I am also a Master Sommelier #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll – Ian, my #SommChat besties know I'm now two time bridesmaid at #Certified can you share 140 letters of inspiration?

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @demilove @keepercoll Keep motivated, surround yourself with positivity, keep studying, tasting and try to enjoy the process #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @iancauble @keepercoll - Thank you for those helpful words! I will admit I am taking this maybe too personally. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @IanCauble Ian, tell us how you and Brandon Carneiro @sommbc came up with idea for @SommSelect #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble A. @KeeperColl We saw a need in the market for a daily curated wine site with an education component #Sommchat

SAHMmelier ‏@SAHMmelier Good morning fom #atx. Catching up. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @SAHMmelier great and can't wait to see your q's today on #SommChat

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @keepercoll @iancauble popping in for a few minutes #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @lwa235 great - you always have good questions #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @keepercoll @iancauble @sommbc @sommselect Back on track I join u for 30 minutes #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @IanCauble Ian, tell us more about @SommSelect and how it works #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble A. @KeeperColl Its simple. You sign up. Get an email daily with new discoveries. Interesting, exciting wines that I drink. #Sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble A. @KeeperColl Our daily offers/stories include history about the region/producer and my tasting notes. #Sommchat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble @KeeperColl Can we still access all the history, and tasting notes of all the wines your proposed ? #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @fabienlaine @keepercoll That part of our site is under development and should be up soon @750group is working on it #sommchat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble Do you also plan for ur customers of @SommSelect to post their feed back online ? @keepercoll @750group #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @fabienlaine @sommselect @keepercoll @750group We don't have that feature yet, but we are looking into that possibility! #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @iancauble @sommselect seems like feedback tracking a great idea @cellartracker does very well with such feature #sommchat

SbonnerABV ‏@SbonnerABV @iancauble @keepercoll thoughts on the new interest in Greek and Georgian wines #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @SbonnerABV Not familiar with Georgia much, but Greece deserves attention. Santorini and Nemea are exciting. #sigalas is awesome. #sommchat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @iancauble @KeeperColl What are the challenges for wine selection in global marketplace? How do U keep people to have an open mind #Sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @VintageTexas There are so many wines and not enough time, sometimes not enough quantity of the really great wines. #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @VintageTexas tough to get people to drink wines outside their comfort zone and have an open mind. up to them to try new wines. #sommchat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @hvwinegoddess @iancauble #sommchat But not everybody willingly wants to go out of their wine comfort zones...should we make them do it?

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess @VintageTexas @iancauble #sommchat I think it has to be done with the right tactic.

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @VintageTexas @hvwinegoddess No, everyone has a choice what they want to drink. If you want to drink Zinfandel everyday, its ok. #sommchat

Vintage Mattituck ‏@VintageMatitck RT @iancauble: @VintageTexas @hvwinegoddess If you want to drink Zinfandel everyday, its ok. #sommchat Ike my Zin w/ #sancerre chaser

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess @iancauble @VintageTexas Nobody likes change.Sometimes change is good. Can always go back to their Zin. All palates are different #SommChat

SAHMmelier ‏@SAHMmelier @VintageTexas @hvwinegoddess @iancauble Not unlike children, make it attractive, available,often. If you pour it they MAY come :) #sommchat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @iancauble #Sommchat I'm a fan of putting "stepping stones" down so that consumers can reach new horizons w/o going far out of comfort zone.

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess @SAHMmelier @VintageTexas @iancauble I agree. After they try, then tell them what it is they liked. #sommchat

SAHMmelier ‏@SAHMmelier @iancauble @KeeperColl I signed up a few weeks ago. Enjoying insight and sneaky finds to look for. #sommchat

SommSelect ‏@sommselect @SAHMmelier @iancauble @keepercoll Thanks for the kind words. Glad you are enjoying the offers! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll RT @hvwinegoddess: @sommselect @SAHMmelier @iancauble @keepercoll I just signed up too! #SommChat

doshebu ‏@theartofthexpat Having fish and chips for lunch! What wine do you recommend? #sommchat @VintageTexas @iancauble @KeeperColl

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @theartofthexpat Grab a good pilsner and forget the wine, if you need wine, look for #austrian #gruner or #chablis #sommchat

doshebu ‏@theartofthexpat lol - i like gruner - is it harder to pair fried food? #sommchat @iancauble

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @theartofthexpat Not so much. Unoaked fresh whites are the way to go. #albarino #gruner #chablis #riesling are my favorites. #sommchat

Austrian Wine USA ‏@AustrianwineUSA 5@iancauble @theartofthexpat #Gruner is always the way to go!! #sommchat

Priscilla ‏@WeekendInParis @AustrianwineUSA Had the best local wines in Lech and St. Anton this winter! #sommchat

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @iancauble hi Ian! Tips on strengthening wine blind tasting skills? How to tackle doubts, going with first impressions, etc. #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @lwa235 Practice makes perfect. Trust your gut. not easy. Drink more wine and blind taste less. Focus on texture and structure. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @iancauble what's the latest & funnest wine region you've visit? #sommchat @keepercoll @vintagematitck

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @noblewines @keepercoll @VintageMatitck Visiting napa last week and having breakfast with @noblewines #sommchat

Mendocino Film Fest ‏@MendoFilmFest Any chance you'll visit Philo next? :) (esp 5/30 to 6/1) @iancauble: @keepercoll @VintageMatitck

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @MendoFilmFest @keepercoll @VintageMatitck I would love to, but going to @BottleRockNapa. @sommselect is pouring in VIP section. #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @noblewines @keepercoll @VintageMatitck Seriously, went to valley de guadalupe in mexico last year and had a blast. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @iancauble very cool, my last trip was Stellenbosch which was pretty wild, inexpensive too! Baja sounds fun. #sommchat @vintagematitck

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Yes @noblewines Baja has some great wines. I live in San Diego, if you decide to go I can share tips, etc. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @Path2Wine: Yes Baja has some great wines. I live in San Diego, if u decide to go I can share tips, etc. #sommchat long as I visit Cabo!

Trey Lee ‏@TLee_3 #Sommchat @BornT2Run @WineauxDLynnP Q. What are the initial steps to take for someone interested in the Somm game?

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @TLee_3 @BornT2Run @WineauxDLynnP Start tasting and reading about wine, join @guildsomm, go to wine shops and read labels. #sommchat

StevieStacionis ‏@StevieStacionis Ohhhhh, it's @iancauble on @keepercoll #sommchat?? Can't stand that guy ;) ;) ;)

SommSelect ‏@sommselect @StevieStacionis @iancauble @keepercoll His intensity can be hard to handle! - ask @Mercedes_lam #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble For @sommselect - how many customers do you have already since you launched ? #sommchat

SommSelect ‏@sommselect @fabienlaine @iancauble Launch was better than we could have ever expected. New people are buying wine from us each day. #sommchat

SAHMmelier ‏@SAHMmelier My obligatory question: Have you tried #txwine? Exciting new growth here. @iancauble #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @SAHMmelier I have had a few, but not many. I have the regions on a flashcard though, which I never burned. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @iancauble supply vs demand really tough in #burgundy only going from bad to worse I think #sommchat how do we keep our allocations up?

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @noblewines Tough to say, you have to pay to play. Prices will rise and if you can pay the prices the wine will be there. #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @noblewines I reccommend looking to santa rita hills, @sandhiwines @tylerwinery @ChaninWine for great pinot noir as prices rise. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @iancauble have you had @ampeloscellars from santa rita hills? Love Foxen when they'll let me have some #sommchat #StaRitaHills

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @noblewines @ampeloscellars Yes the wine is delicious. They are doing a great job! #sommchat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @iancauble #Sommchat - How do wines from new producing regions build awareness of emerging quality with somms & consumers?

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @VintageTexas Its starts by bringing the wine buyers there and showing them the region and passion of people. Trickledowneffect. #sommchat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine I think @iancauble has succeeded with #wine education @sommselect LOVE fruit, earth, body, tannin, acid & alcohol notes. #sommchat

SommSelect ‏@sommselect @Path2Wine @iancauble Thanks for your support. Glad you are enjoying the offers. Hopefully the rating system helps in your studies #sommchat

SAHMmelier ‏@SAHMmelier @Path2Wine @iancauble @sommselect Agreed. Great resource. #sommchat

Melanie ‏@vinogger Hello fellow #wine geeks loved the movie Somm ! @iancauble have things been as you expected since passing the exam? #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @vinogger: Hello fellow #wine geeks loved the movie Somm! @iancauble #sommchat oof! that movie gave me bad dreams! @somm_film

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @vinnoger I get stopped on the street quite a bit since they saw somm on netflix, pretty funny, i enjoy it. #sommchat

Vintage Mattituck ‏@VintageMatitck what are your thoughts on #northfork & New York #wine @iancauble #sommchat @keepercoll @macarivineyards

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @VintageMatitck @keepercoll @MacariVineyards Some amazing riesling I think can keep up with some from europe. Future is promising! #sommchat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble the project of @sommselect is really good, do you also plan to make events to bring producers & customers closer? #SommChat

SommSelect ‏@sommselect @fabienlaine @iancauble We've kicked the idea around. Probably something for the future! #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger @iancauble are you living in #sonoma again? Love #sonoma #wine! #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @vinogger No, but our business is there. Planning on moving soon. I love the area. Right @Mercedes_lam ? #sommchat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble How often do you travel to Europe to visit, taste and learn more ? #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @fabienlaine I travel to europe a few times a year. On my way to @AustrianwineUSA next month for #vievinum. Im excited! #gruner #sommchat

Austrian Wine USA ‏@AustrianwineUSA @iancauble and we are super excited to have you!! #sommchat #gruner #vievinum

Melanie ‏@vinogger @iancauble what is your favorite undiscovered region? Varietal? Best value #wine? #sommchat @keepercoll

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @vinogger Canary islands #sueretesdelmarques 120yr Listan Negro from Valle de la Orotave. We offered it yesterday on sommselect. #sommchat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble Any good spot to get a set of wine flashcards, printed nicely with questions and answers? #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @fabienlaine It's the process of making the flashcards yourself, that's how you learn. Not getting them made by others. #sommchat

Vintage Mattituck ‏@VintageMatitck @iancauble wonder if there is a black market 4 Court of MS flashcards :) #sommchat @noblewines @BellagioWine #winechat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Curious @iancauble was your study method to learn about a region, map it out & then make notecards? #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @Path2Wine I would start with maps, tracing to learn geography, then study the information about the place after. Really helps. #sommchat

Alex Bernardo ‏@VineyardGate .@sommselect hi ian! What's your take on decanting wines, say new and old whites or reds, champs, etc? #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @VineyardGate Let champagne decant in an AP glass, decant young whites and reds, old reds depend on specific wine. #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @VineyardGate Safer to let wine open up in the glass rather than lose delicate aromas in the decanter. Really depends on wine. #sommchat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble Will see appearing more @WPTUSA on the @sommselect ? How well do u like #Portugal wines ? #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @fabienlaine @WPTUSA @sommselect My first job was in the Douro making wines above pinhao in 2003. I love portugal. #royaloporto #sommchat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @iancauble @sommselect and @keepercoll Thanks a lot 4 #SommChat and great sharings again, I will read the rest later- back to work now 4 me

Hamptons Wine Shoppe ‏@hws @iancauble have you tried NF LI Cabernet Franc yet. @bedellcellars @paumanokwine #sommchat @noblewines

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll #sommChat is trending #1 - thx to @iancauble & @sommselect and our loyal tweeps - way to go again!!!

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess WooHoo! RT @keepercoll: #sommChat is trending #1 - thx to @iancauble & @sommselect and our loyal tweeps - way to go again!!!

Vintage Mattituck ‏@VintageMatitck RT @keepercoll: #sommChat is trending #1 - thx to @iancauble & @sommselect and our loyal tweeps - way to go again! #wine rules twitter

Leonor Soza ‏@leonorsdlc @iancauble How many wines you will recommend to taste per day in order to succeed in a blind tasting exam? #SommChat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @leonorsdlc It's not about the quantity, it's about the quality and focus. Taste classic producers to get typicity of a region. #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @leonorsdlc Look to @guildsomm for guidance, some great articles about tasting and classic wines. #sommchat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @iancauble @sommselect I'm afraid I have to leave a little early. Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Bye everyone, thank you for answering my ? @iancauble - maybe I will have the honor of pouring for you one day! - #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @iancauble you'll be near Slovenia, what are your thoughts on #wine from that little country? Surrounded by some gr8 regions #sommchat

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble @noblewines Some amazing wines from slovenia and can be good values. Great whites for food. #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Master #Sommelier @IanCauble of @SommSelect #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have Master #Sommelier @IanCauble join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier @IanCauble of @SommSelect for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 5/28/14 for #SommChat w/ #Burgundy #Winemaker Pascal Marchand, @pasmarchand 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @keepercoll @iancauble @sommselect thank you so much for joining us Ian!!! #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Once again @keepercoll keeping #wine trending via #sommchat the #wineworld thanks you. Cheers to @iancauble for participating @alawine

Hamptons Wine Shoppe ‏@hws @iancauble let us know if you visit Long Island wine country. thanks for tweeting on #sommchat @keepercoll

SommSelect ‏@sommselect Its been great to be on @keepercoll @iancauble #sommchat -- What an amazing experience! Check out

Ian Cauble ‏@iancauble .@keepercoll It has been great to be on #sommchat today. Thanks for all your questions about @sommselect