Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Serge Hochar

5/7 Winemaker Serge Hochar, Chateau Musar


Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @drunken_somm @Winochic @hvwinegoddess @nicktex @mweb @RTRwines @GUSTOTastings #SommChat Oh boy! Happy #WW all!

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @keepercoll #SommChat. I'll be there. THX.

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll that is great news! RT @winegrapestone: @keepercoll #SommChat. I'll be there. THX.

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @keepercoll I can pop into #SommChat for a bit. See you there.

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll yeahhhh RT @enjoielife: @keepercoll I can pop into #SommChat for a bit. See you there.

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from the #Wine Legend Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar @ChateauMusar #WW

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @keepercoll

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Serge Hochar @ChateauMusar #SommChat #WW

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Serge, Welcome, Congrats on your World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2014 inclusion, 85 years #wine, Fab! @chateaumusar #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @winegrapestone Thank you #SommChat

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

Harley Carbery ‏@harleywine1 @keepercoll @chateaumusar hello from #Vegas! #WW #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @harleywine1 Hello Harley #SommChat

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

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @keepercoll It is a great pleasure to join you again on #SommChat

David Wong ‏@davidwong1966 @keepercoll @chateaumusar #SommChat #Legend

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #wine with Serge Hochar @ChateauMusar #WW #SommChat

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

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Serge, Tell us about the terroir of your vineyards. #SommChat @cahteaumusar

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @winegrapestone It is such a complex thing. All kinds of Terroir exist. Mountains, valleys and many soils. It is complex #SommChat

David Wong ‏@davidwong1966 @keepercoll @chateaumusar #SommChat Hello Serge, What do you think of the wine market over here and do you miss Macau? See you soon

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @davidwong1966 @keepercoll It is interesting. I was happy and surprised on my visit and hope to host a vertical ch blanc event. #SommChat

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

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @keepercoll I did not, I was forced. #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @keepercoll haha, really? please tell :) #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SirenaDiVino @keepercoll I was the oldest in the family. My father wanted me to take over. I wanted to be a monk in the mtns. #SommChat

Harley Carbery ‏@harleywine1 @chateaumusar Serge, how do u describe your #wine style to someone that has never tried Musar? @keepercoll #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @harleywine1 @keepercoll Be open minded, be tolerant and try to go beyond what you are tasting to truly get the message of musar. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning Serge @chateaumusar Where did you learn to make wine & do you have any mentors in wine industry? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman @keepercoll I did not learn to make wine. Ronald Barton was a friend of my father, he pushed me to visit #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @chateaumusar late, but i'm here for #SommChat!!

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @keepercoll @chateaumusar I'm here #SommChat #Lebanon #wine

Stephanie Miskew CSW ‏@StephanieMiskew @keepercoll So glad to be able to make it to #SommChat this #WW with @chateaumusar!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll we are too! RT @StephanieMiskew: @keepercoll So glad to be able to make it to #SommChat this #WW with @chateaumusar!

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr So nice to be here! Serge, we tasted some new wines from you. How are they being received in the US? @ChateauMusar @keepercoll #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @Foundationspr @keepercoll The newest wine released in the USA is Chateau Musar Rose. We are already sold out. #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @Foundationspr @keepercoll We also have the new range of Musar Jeune Red, White & Rose. All are doing well. #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @chateaumusar @Foundationspr @keepercoll You and Chateau Mirabelle! Rose's are hot. #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr Good to hear. The wines were delicious when I tasted with you at ProWein. @chateaumusar @keepercoll #SOMMCHAT

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Serge, How do you make your red blend so unique? @chateaumusar #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @winegrapestone The varietals helped me to discover the best blend which today is 1/3 each of Cab Sauv, Carignan & Cinsault #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @winegrapestone It took me 18yrs to find the right blend. It happened after the 75 vtg. #SommChat

Harley Carbery ‏@harleywine1 @chateaumusar what r your thoughts on the "natural" #wine movement? #SommChat #ww @keepercoll

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll #SommChat MT @ridesmith: @chateaumusar sergio! Let the world know! beauty of Musar is all in vineyard @harleywine1 natural/no intervention!

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @harleywine1 @keepercoll Since I was young, I've been aware of the quality of the environment. #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @harleywine1 @keepercoll I could see the best way is to respect nature. I have a no touch philosophy. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @chateaumusar Are there any indigenous grapes found in Lebanon that you make wine from? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman Yes, Obaideh and Merwah are native grapes that I use to make Chateau Blanc. #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Not a Q, just a thank you to @chateaumusar and Serge Hochar for his beautiful, epic wines cc: @keepercoll #SommChat

Fernando Beteta ‏@fernandobeteta .@chateaumusar What has been biggest influence on you regarding winemaking? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @fernandobeteta My respect for nature. I respect wine to much to alter it. #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @fernandobeteta I let the wine make itself, wine knows better than me what it needs. #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q @keepercoll @chateaumusar - How is climate change impacting your vineyard and your wines? How are you adapting? #wine #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll Global warming is getting more threatening for the future of wines. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @chateaumusar: @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll Global warming getting more threatening 4 future of wine #SommChat constant vyrd adjustments?

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll I don't know how long we'll produce wines bc of global warming. Ten more years? 100 more years? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll IN 2010 we had a week of temps reaching 48 degrees C. This year we've had1/2 the amount of rain. #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar i know u take a hands off approach, but do u find urself having 2 intervene more 2 compensate for those changes? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SirenaDiVino I must say, I am very concerned by global warming. I do not intervene, we cannot control the weather. #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - @keepercoll @chateaumusar What is the classic food/wine pairing from your region with your wine? #SommChat #wine

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll There in no classic food pairing. My wines match all the foods of the world. #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Serge, How do you make your rosé? Varietals used? @chateaumusar #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @winegrapestone For Ch Rose we use Obaideh, Merwah & 3% Cinsault. For Jeune Rose we use 100% Cinsault. #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @chateaumusar @keepercoll what vintages would you recommend to drink now? And what is the best vintage ever made at Musar? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @m_arcon @keepercoll 99 Rouge, 99 Blanc, 74 Rouge & 98 Blanc are all delicious right now. My favorite is 1954 Blanc & 1959 Rouge #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger Hello #wine friends from #SF

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @winegrapestone how close and vibrant are your ties to bordeaux now? how has musar changed under your guidance? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SirenaDiVino @winegrapestone I was influenced very early on in my winemaking career, but today my wines are Chateau Musar. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @chateaumusar What is the taste profile of Ch Blanc? lighter or full bodied? Oaked or stainless steel? Is it a 50/50 blend? Thanks #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger Wines in Lebannon who knew? Are there many winemakers there? Do all use French style based on French influence? #SommChat @chateaumusar

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @vinogger Wine has been produced in Lebanon since before humanity. #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @vinogger Today there are over 50 wineries. Most are french influenced, but there are many different styled. #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger How long have you been making wines for? What is your production and where are the majority of your wines sold? @chateaumusar #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar 4@vinogger the winery was started in 1930 by my father, my first vintage was 1959 #SommChat

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @chateaumusar do other forms of agriculture exist nearby the vineyards? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @lwa235 Near the vineyards we have olive trees, many types of fruit & table grapes. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Late & distracted a bit for today's #SommChat @keepercoll

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll awww - RT @noblewines: Late & distracted a bit for today's #SommChat @keepercoll

Todd Trzaskos ‏@vtwinemedia Sorry to miss #SommChat @keepercoll @UCBeau @WCTheGrillRoom @ATXFoodnews @BistroSanMartin @ericanonni @cbruni am in vineyard pruning

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @vtwinemedia will miss you on #SommChat but vineyards will be happy

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @chateaumusar @keepercoll do you drink other wines from around the world and if yes, which wine & producer do you like? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @m_arcon @keepercoll I like Champagne & Tokay. Rose Champagne in particular. #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @chateaumusar @keepercoll nice! Which producer do you prefer? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @m_arcon @keepercoll There are so many! #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @winegrapestone in your opinion, what's the biggest break you've made from BDX style? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SirenaDiVino @winegrapestone I was influenced by Bordeaux, not my wines. Bordeaux was an education for me. My wines are Lebanon #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @winegrapestone beautiful answer :) #SommChat

Jonathan Cristaldi ‏@NobleRotNYC abulous discussion this AM with @chateaumusar on #SommChat with @keepercoll -- tune in for the next half hour if you can!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll THX MT @NobleRotNYC: Fabulous discussion this AM w/ @chateaumusar on #SommChat w/ @keepercoll -- tune in for the next half hour if you can!

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Vineyards are managed w/ minimal human interference & all wines are made as naturally: @chateaumusar #SommChat Joining from #Sonoma County

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @chateaumusar Are there are lot of rules & regulations when it comes to grape growing & winemaking in Lebanon? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman yes, we established new laws under the OVI in 2000 #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q @chateaumusar @keepercoll - What is your most important global market? #wine #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll The UK is our first market, followed by the USA. #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q @chateaumusar @keepercoll - Who are your favorite women producers? #wine #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger @ShibaSommelier @chateaumusar @keepercoll Are there women wine producers in Lebannon? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @vinogger @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll There are at least two. #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger @chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll that's better than none, are they younger women? #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @chateaumusar Good for aging if desired? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman Chateau Blanc wines can age for at least 50 years. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman WOW what's the oldest you've tasted? @chateaumusar: @SandyWasserman Chateau Blanc wines can age for at least 50 years. #SommChat"

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman 1954 Blanc, I have all of the wines ever produced still in my cellar. #SommChat

Ken Alawine Waggoner ‏@alawine @chateaumusar: @SandyWasserman 1954 Blanc, I have all of the wines every produced still in my cellar. #SommChat < wow, amazing

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @SandyWasserman truly? that's astounding. any chance of a special library release? any restaurants w/ old stashes? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SirenaDiVino @SandyWasserman Broadbent has many vintages of Musar available in the USA & access to our cellars @bsicricket #SommChat

Ask a Winemaker ‏@askawinemaker @SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @SandyWasserman My friends at Flickinger have a nice collection of #Musar: … #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @askawinemaker @chateaumusar @SandyWasserman YES! winemaker, you might be my new favorite person #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @SandyWasserman how does the Blanc change as it ages? What characteristics does it take on? #SommChat #oldwine

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SirenaDiVino @SandyWasserman It becomes younger, bigger, more fascinating, more attractive #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @chateaumusar @vinogger That's awesome. I would love to taste. Any plans to come to Arizona? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SandyWasserman @vinogger I would love to visit at some point. We've been in HI, CA, OR, WA, OK & TX the last two weeks. #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger @SandyWasserman @chateaumusar what allows them to age so long? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @vinogger @SandyWasserman Blanc is made from one of the oldest grapes on earth. The rootstock is original and gives them strength #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar huh, the things you learn. was the rootstock resistant, or do the whites prefer soil phylloxera doesn't like? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @vinogger @SandyWasserman The vines are as many as 150yrs of age at 3-4,000 feet above sea level. They are old bush vines. #SommChat

Ken Alawine Waggoner ‏@alawine @chateaumusar: @vinogger @SandyWasserman ...150yrs of age at 3-4,000 feet above sea level ...old bush vines. #SommChat < would <3 to see

Ask a Winemaker ‏@askawinemaker @chateaumusar @keepercoll Enjoying reading through #SommChat. When in Chicago, we'd love to interview you for our video series.

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Ambient yeasts work on fermentation. Bare minimum of sulphur used. Chateau Musar wines neither fined nor filtered. @chateaumusar #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - @chateaumusar @keepercoll - Was there a single special wine that made wine production your passion and life? #SommChat #wine

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll No, I started by tasting Clos Estournel & other great producers from France. #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll Chateau La LaGune was another discovery for me 55 yrs ago. #SommChat

Ask a Winemaker ‏@askawinemaker @chateaumusar Are there nurseries in Lebanon or do you graft yourself? Where does your rootstock come from? #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar california wine country is going through intense drought now. some producers have started emergency wells. thoughts? #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger What is your total production and where are most of your wines sold? @chateaumusar @keepercoll #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @vinogger @keepercoll The total production of ALL Musar wines is 50,000 cases of 12, most are sold in the UK. #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - @chateaumusar @keepercoll What makes your region/terroir unique? #wine #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Question: @chateaumusar #SommChat I am having a subtle but creamy cheese this evening, Best wine from Chateau Musar to pair?

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier I can't believe I am interacting with THE Serge Hochar of @chateaumusar. What a joy. What an incredible artist of #wine. Thanks, #SommChat!

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier It is a great pleasure for me Shiba. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Congrats to all of #SommChat peeps- #SommChat #1 trending by showing UR luv for @ChateauMusar, Serge Hochar

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @chateaumusar love my #SommChat community! look forward to it every week. where else to i get to talk to my wine heroes?

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q- @chateaumusar @keepercoll Anything you can share with us re: "The Wine That Ends the War?" #SommChat #wine

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @keepercoll The last vintage produced during the war years (1975-1990) was 1990. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @chateaumusar #SommChat I guess vineyard pests & climate change seem easy compared to war in the vineyards

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @noblewines War is easier. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @chateaumusar: War is easier. #SommChat Yikes that is an indictment of global warming which I certainly believe.

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - @chateaumusar @keepercoll Any truth to the story that before picking you send a letter to factions in the Bekaa? #SommChat #wine

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman #SommChat trending 1st @chateaumusar

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Serge, Congrats on your World’s Most Admired Wine Brands inclusion, 85 years #wine. Fab @chateaumusar #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll Q. @ChateauMusar Serge, what draws you to the volatile acidity quality in some of your wines? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @keepercoll VA is a part of nature, a fact of life, a part of the organic chemistry of wine. I do like to play with it #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @ChateauMusar Serge, how is the dimension of taste in Lebanon different from other regions? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @keepercoll Lebanon is a country of miracles. Anything you tast in Lebanon is different. #SommChat

OWOC Wines ‏@OWOCWines Q. @chateaumusar Have the %s in your blends changed much in last 60 years? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @OWOCWines the blend was established in 1977, prior to 77 we played with percentages. #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @SirenaDiVino @vinogger @SandyWasserman On the contrary, Lebanon was affected by phylloxera - but never our white grape vines. #SommChat

Ask a Winemaker ‏@askawinemaker @chateaumusar Do the culinary traditions in Lebanon inform your blends? Do you find your tastes different from Euro colleagues? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @askawinemaker The world has influenced my blend. Taste is so individual. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @ChateauMusar Serge, what do U like 2 do with UR personal time? #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @keepercoll Be by myself and dream #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier @chateaumusar @SandyWasserman @vinogger Come to NYC! I'd love to give you tail waggies! #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @SandyWasserman @vinogger Shiba - I am in NYC on Sunday and Monday of this week. #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @chateaumusar @ShibaSommelier @SandyWasserman @vinogger lucky puppy! ...... any Florida trips planned? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Serge Hochar @ChateauMusar #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have Serge Hochar @ChateauMusar join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Serge Hochar @ChateauMusar for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @ChateauMusar Thanks for a fabulous #SommChat! Not every day you get to talk with Serge Hochar!

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @chateaumusar so so fantastic! Serge, thank you for your time! i really feel honored to speak and learn from you today #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Serge, great chat. Thanks for being with us. @chateaumusar #sommhat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Thx to everyone for another Trending #SommChat

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @keepercoll I am impressed by the questions & your interest in Musar. I hope to see all of you in person. Thank you all #SommChat

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @alawine @chateaumusar @SandyWasserman The Chateau Musar Blanc is legendary! Hope to taste it one of these days. #SommChat @keepercoll

Chateau Musar ‏@chateaumusar @keepercoll Please come visit me in Lebanon. Thank you @keepercoll #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @chateaumusar @vinogger Serge, I'm in the Dallas area. Tweet me when you are coming #SommChat