Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #MasterSommelier Devon Broglie

5/25 Master Sommelier Devon Broglie


See what you missed on 5/25 as we chatted wine with Whole Foods’ Wine Director Devon Broglie.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #wine for the next hour from a #Sommelier!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): I’d like to introduce every1 to #Sommelier @dbrogues of @WholeFoodsATX joining us to answer your #wine Qs #WineWednesday #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@dbrogues is the #wine buyer & Specialty Coordinator for the Southwest Region for @WholeFoods – hope every1 has Qs ready! #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@dbrogues It’s a real treat to have him join us! #WineWednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): hey everyone! glad to be here! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If you’re joining us for #SommChat, pls give a shout out to @dbrogues so he knows ur here & can keep an eye out for ur Qs! #WineWednesday

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

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): As we ask @dbrogues our Qs, you’re welcome to ask him your Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Near the end of the hr, we’ll announce the winner of 2days #giveaway for $50 GC to @WholeFoods to visit @dbrogues for some #wine! #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): But don’t forget, you gotta tweet using #SommChat to win- Good Luck! Let’s start talking #wine! #winewednesday

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): join us! RT @keepercoll: Near end of hr, we’ll announce winner of 2days #giveaway for $50 GC to @WholeFoods some #wine! #sommchat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @keepercoll @dbrogues #SommChat #wine #winewednesday @wolfeswines is twittered up!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@dbrogues Is there a #wine of choice to serve at a dinner party with vegetarians attending? via @SanFab44 #WineWednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@sanfab44 @keepercoll Innovacion white and red are 1L btls vegan friendly from argentina. really crowd pleasers! #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Love these! RT @dbrogues: .@sanfab44 @keepercoll Innovacion white and red 1L btls vegan friendly from argentina. crowd pleasers! #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @keepercoll @dbrogues #SommChat #wine #winewednesday In honor of the weekend BBQ warrior what’s ur favorite European wine for the Q?

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@wolfeswines @keepercoll Love crisp whts 4 the BBQ Vino Verde or Greek like Opala Casa Garcia Famega VV or Elios greek also good #SommChat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): If it’s margarita time somewheres, is it In Vino Veritas showtime anytime anywheres? @keepercoll #SommChat #WineWednesday

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@blackiguananews @keepercoll If the woodchuck could chuck wood! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll @dbrogues – I (heart) my Chicago Whole Foods in Lincoln Park, great wine team there! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@demilove @wholefoods Love that store too! Cheers! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @dbrogues Got a Texas #wine recommendation for a picnic? Paired w/ peach and blackberry cobbler! Via @ATXGastronomist @DemiLove #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@keepercoll @ATXGastronomist @Demilove Love love love Viognier. Texas makes great ones… #SommChat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Huthison): .@dbrogues just recommended Viognier for this weekend’s picnic wine. Does @WholeFoodsATX carry Becker or Fall Creek? #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@ATXgastronomist @keepercoll yes @wholefoodsATX @wholefoodsDFW @wholefoodsHOU carry @beckervineryards and @fcvineyard! #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): I’m love, love, lovin ur recs! Must have similar taste RT @dbrogues: .@keepercoll @ATXGastronomist.. Love love love Viognier.. #SommChat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Huthison): @winesellersltd @dbrogues I have actually never tasted Viognier. Very excited to try it for the first time!! #sommchat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): It’s delicious with Thai food RT @ATXGastronomist: @winesellersltd @dbrogues I have never tasted Viognier. Very excited to try #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): What red, white and sparkling #wines do you keep at home as staples? Via @proseccogal #WineWednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@proseccogal @keepercoll Evrythng n the fridge! light bodied reds, crisp whites, cava, and #Champagne! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@proseccogal @keepercoll Gamay, light pinot noirs, Oz Grenache, dry riesling, SB, #Prosecco, Grower Producer #Champagnes! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome @wolfeswines @justjack47@sanfab44 @demilove @winesellersltd @ATXgastronomist @blackiguananews @proseccogal Lets talk #wine #sommchat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): @dbrogues I’m making a WTX trip…to Terlingua…and we know it’s gonna be as hot as a stolen tamale, what wine do u recommend? #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@blackiguananews @keepercoll I love @mcphersoncellar Chenin Blanc! little bit sweet, litte bit dry all deeelish! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q1. @dbrogues What does it mean when a #wine is sweet or dry? #winewednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A1. @KeeperColl Sweet/dry #wine depends on the amt of perceived sugar. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A1. @KeeperColl “Sweet” refers to taste. “Dry” can refer to mouth-drying #tannin or mouth-watering acidity. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q2. @dbrogues Why do wine tasters smell #wine before even tasting it? #winewednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A2. @KeeperColl Smell is the most powerful determinant of taste. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A2. @KeeperColl Smelling #wine ensures it is sound, free of faults and sets the stage for our taste buds. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A2. @keepercoll and basically it is instinct… think caveman! #SommChat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): @dbrogues And what wine with this? RT @TonyVallone Butter Poached Lobster. Caviar & Sea Urchin Broth #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@blackiguananews @keepercoll @tonyvallone #BUBBLES!!! crisp and clean or full and rich either way you gotta do #champagne! #SommChat

@winesellersltd (Winesellers, Ltd): Yes! RT @dbrogues: .@blackiguananews @keepercoll #BUBBLES!!! crisp & clean or full & rich either way u gotta do #champagne! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @dbrogues For every one wine that makes it to the @WholeFoods shelf, how many do you taste? Via @DemiLove #WineWednesday #sommchat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Huthison): @DemiLove I am so excited to see the answer to this. Great question! #sommchat

@WholeFoodsATX (Whole Foods Austin): Great question for @dbrogues: For every one wine that makes it to the @WholeFoods shelf, how many do you taste? Via @DemiLove #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@keepercoll @demilove hundreds! most important thing is choosing the right wines its what we DONT buy that makes the department. #SommChat

@WholeFoodsATX (Whole Foods Austin): Great A: @dbrogues @keepercoll @demilove 100′s! most important is choosing right wines. Its what we DONT buy that makes the dept. #SommChat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Huthison): @demilove I have enough trouble with my fridge. Can’t imagine stocking a whole store with great #wine! #sommchat

@Winochic (Andrea Beckham): @dbrogues just recommended Viognier for this weekends picnic wine. Does @WholeFoodsATX carry Becker or Fall Creek? #SommChat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Huthison): @winochic They just tweeted me and told me they’ve got Becker Viognier ready for the picnic! @WholeFoodsATX #winewednesday #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome @winochic @proseccogal Thanks for celebrating #winewednesday with us! #sommchat

@proseccogal (Darla A): @dbrogues On the staple wines listed – I was thinking more labels. Any specifics? #WineWednesday #sommchat @keepercoll

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@proseccogal @keepercoll d’arenberg of @Yalumba ov grenache, Camille Saves bubbles, Segura Viudas Cava, and on and on and on… #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @dbrogues and @winochic – I think I ask this every week at #SommChat but my dream is to work FT in wine world, do you have any career tips?

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@demilove @keepercoll do what you love and love what you do! a career in wine doesnt happen overnight commit to it! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q3. @dbrogues Why did you decide to work in #wine retail versus in a restaurant as a #Sommelier? #winewednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A3. @KeeperColl The action! But seriously, 2 reasons: 1. I already did ALL my shopping at @WholeFoods … #WineWednesday #SommChat #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A3. @KeeperColl The action! But seriously, 2 reasons: 1. I already did ALL my shopping at @WholeFoods … #WineWednesday #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A3. @KeeperColl 2. There are SO many more #wines in retail than there are on typical restaurant list. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): @dbrogues OK…For those of us that watch TV, what wine do you recommend to mark Oprah’s finale show today? @keepercoll #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@blackiguananews @keepercoll depends how emotional you want to be! Celebrate? Cry? drown your sorrows? #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@blackiguananews @keepercoll Riesling, auslese… know idea why… just FEELS right. #SommChat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): @dbrogues Going for “drown my sorrows”–as in no more chances to win that car #SommChat

@proseccogal (Darla A): @dbrogues What is your favorite wine region and varietal in the world? #WineWednesday #sommchat @keepercoll

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@proseccogal @keepercoll They are all like children. I love them for different reasons. Chips down, have to decide #champagne. #SommChat

@proseccogal (Darla A): After my heart! RT @dbrogues: @keepercoll They are all like children. I love them … Chips down, have to decide #champagne. #SommChat

@DavidPSawyer (David P. Sawyer): @keepercoll @dbrogues Any idea what the wine section will be like at the new Hou. Whole Foods @WholeFoodsHOU? #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@davidpsawyer @keepercoll Lots of ideas and all secret! We’re gonna show some fun and innovation for sure @wholefoodshou #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q4 @dbrogues w/ ’11 @TEXSOM coming up in Aug. at @FSDallas, can u share some of the consumer presentations we should look fwd to? #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A4. @KeeperColl Nope. Also Top Secret! JK! seminar info can be seen @ & it’s the best lineup we’ve had yet! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q5. @dbrogues What is the hottest industry topic at the 2011 @TEXSOM conference this year? #winewednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A5. @KeeperColl We are VERY excited about our “Management of a Beverage Program” panel this year at @TEXSOM. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): no you do not have to be a Somm @texsom RT @demilove: @keepercoll – Do you have to be a sommelier to attend this conference? #sommchat

@ATXGastronomist (Kathryn Huthison): @keepercoll @dbrogues I had to duck out of #sommchat early to take a phone call at work. Thanks both so much for all the great advice!

@proseccogal (Darla A): @dbrogues Do you have plans to expand obscure white selection at WF? albarino, torrontes, vernaccia, Muller Thurgau #sommchat @keepercoll

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@proseccogal @keepercoll all great wines from emerging regions! for sure! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@proseccogal @keepercoll Try the Elios Mediterranean white this summer. Greek blend great! #SommChat

@DavidPSawyer (David P. Sawyer): @keepercoll @dbrogues Recs for dry Rose this summer? Any Torrontes you prefer? #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@davidpsawyer @keepercoll @CharlesBieler Sabine Rose is deelish! Susana Balbo CriosTorrontes #SommChat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): @dbrogues On your expert advice, Riesling auslese it is (just between you & me & twitterverse…not sure what ‘auslese’ means) #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@blackiguananews @keepercoll Auslese is the ripeness level. go to wineshop (not a gas station) and ask. #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@blackiguananews @keepercoll you will definitely impress the heck out of them!!! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @blackiguananews @dbrogues – Is it safe to say that’s the sweetest of the Riesling styles without using botrasized grapes? – #Sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@demilove @blackiguananews @keepercoll eiswein technically uses non botrytised grapes but sometimes they sneek in too. #SommChat

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): @dbrogues @keepercoll Another #SommChat #WineWednesday well spent…now I’m off to get a margarita–it’s that time somewheres

@DavidPSawyer (David P. Sawyer): @keepercoll @dbrogues petrol in riesling: complexity or flaw? #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@davidpsawyer @keepercoll depends on who’s drinking. #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@davidPsawyer @keepercoll tough to answer that in 130characters. Complex but can be attributed to flawed grapes or winemaking #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q6. @dbrogues What does “oaky” mean when describing wine? What makes a #wine “oaky”? #winewednesday #sommchat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A6. @KeeperColl Literally a new barrel that has been exposed to lots of oak. #Wine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): A6. @KeeperColl #Winemakers can also artificially accentuate oakiness with wood chips or staves #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): And the winner of the #SommChat #giveaway for a $50 GC to @WholeFoods from @dbrogues is @ATXgastronomist! Congrats! #sommchat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll Everyone in #SommChat land; please have good thoughts/prayers as my #WSET is graded; I really want to pass this exam! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @DemiLove Hope to see you @TEXSOM Come on down and we’ll talk even more #wine! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks to everyone for joining us for #SommChat! I hope you learned something about #wine and @dbrogues @WholeFoodsATX #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): I hope everyone will join me in thanking @dbrogues for an awesome job sharing his #wine knowledge! #WineWednesday #sommchat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 6/1 at 11 AM CST for another #SommChat and more #wine secrets from a top wine professional, @RN74! #WineWednesday

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

@blackiguananews (BLACK iGUANA): Two new vocabulary words today via @dbrogues to impress my friends with (or not): Auslese Botrytised #SommChat (Y’all have a great wknd!)

@AustinShopBuzz (Austin Shopping Buzz): More buzz for Whole Foods: – RT @dbrogues .@demilove @wholefoods Love that store too! Cheers! #SommChat

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): Thanks for having me all! Awesome chat! @wholefoods team is humbly at your service! Cheers! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll @dbrogues – Thanks for the great #SommChat! Hope you come to visit the WF in Chicago soon!

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie): .@demilove @keepercoll good luck on your test! Cheers! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks @DemiLove @winesellersltd @ATXGastronomist @blackiguananews @sanfab44 @justjack47 @wolfeswines @proseccogal @winochic #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): @wholefoodsatx @davidpsawyer @TonyVallone Hope to see you all next #WineWednesday for more sommchatting with #sommelier @RN74! #SommChat