Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Eric Crane

6/1 Advanced Sommelier Eric Crane from Somm Foundation


KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat ! Tell ur friends to join to talk about #wine w/ #Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane from @SommFoundation

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Today we’re introducing Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane from @SommFoundation who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

jaime smith @ridesmith: Keep up the good work!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl:@ridesmith thanks Jaime for your continued #SommChat Support

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start with some Q’s! S/O to Eric Crane @SommFoundation so he knows you’re here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Don’t forget to include the #SommChat hashtag in EVERY tweet during this chat so everyone can see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @yrmom_safoodie can't wait to see how you stump the man for @SommFoundation #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: You can ask Eric Crane @SommFoundation Qs with us by tagging! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Ask Q’s or just let us know you’re here! Tag @KeeperColl & @SommFoundation w/ Q’s & comments! #SommChat

Taylored Wines @TayloredWines: Hey Eric! Looking forward to learning more about @SommFoundation #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @TayloredWines thanks! I look forward to hearing your questions! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @TayloredWines great to see you here on #SommChat today and look fwd to your questions to Eric @SommFoundation #SommChat

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: All about the #Somm! #SommChat @KeeperColl 🍷🍷🍷

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @drewbie_g @KeeperColl thanks! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Ask Q’s or just let us know you’re here! Tag @KeeperColl & @SommFoundation w/ Q’s & comments! #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @SommFoundation Ready for #SommChat! Hey, Eric!

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @Sassodoro @KeeperColl Howdy! Thanks for joining! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking #Wine with #Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane from @SommFoundation #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: can a consumer get a grant from @SommFoundation or just a #Somm?

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation @KeeperColl our scholarships are available to sommeliers in the industry #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Good morning Eric, How did you get your start in the wine business & who are your mentors #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl I had a geeky older brother and a few geeky restaurant bosses, so many mentors... (Ha!) #SommChat

Taylored Wines @TayloredWines: @KeeperColl thanks for hosting, as always! #SommChat

Taylored Wines @TayloredWines: @SommFoundation favorite (lesser-known) domestic region that you've got your eye on right now? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @TayloredWines @SommFoundation I like Michigan, Virginia, and Texas! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation How did the @SommFoundation begin and what is its purpose? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl The Guild began in 2003 with Somm Foundation becoming a separate part in 2016. #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl Our goal is to help and develop Sommeliers around the world through scholarships and enrichment trips. #SommChat

Ella Dog @EllaDogSays: @SommFoundation #HighFivePaw Eric! Summertime is here ...any particular favorites you like to serve with easy fare from the grill? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @EllaDogSays @KeeperColl I love Screw cap NZSB, rosé, and Grenache! And Beer! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @EllaDogSays great question and so happy to see you on #SommChat send in some more q's :)

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr shy #SommChat Peep: besides @SommFoundation work, what do you do in the industry ? What would be your dream job @chauneuf ?

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation @KeeperColl @chauneuf for a distributor in the SE. My dream job would include Champagne, #phish Concerts, and helping others #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation How does @SommFoundation relate to @guildsomm ? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl Here's a great infographic! #SommChat

Pen & Tell Us @PenAndTellUs: Q. @SommFoundation How long has the foundation been operating and how many scholarships does it distribute annually? @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @PenAndTellUs great question for @SommFoundation on #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @PenAndTellUs @KeeperColl we have been in operation since 2003 and award over $100,000 in scholarships annually! #SommChat #helpothers

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr #SommChat #Somm - describe #wine world N #Atlanta - changes over last 5 yrs & any predictions - is it N hiring mode? @SommFoundation

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation @KeeperColl Atlanta is growing and expanding, there are many great opportunities! We are always learning and improving! #weloveatl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation What is the purpose of scholarship grants from the Foundation in a #Sommelier journey? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl Scholarships are awarded to help with the expense of studies that Sommeliers face. #SommChat #helpothers

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @chauneuf Eric, can you tell us about your expeirience competing in #SommsUF and would you do it again? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl @chauneuf that is a great competition and I recommend it to everyone! I will gladly try again next year! #SommChat #sommsuf

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - Hello from Chicago! Nice to talk to you, Eric - longtime @guildsomm memeber here! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @demilove great to have you on board at #SommChat today and look forward to your questions for @SommFoundation #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: Cheers! thanks for joining! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @SommFoundation Where is @SommFoundation based, and does it have any foreign partners? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl We are technically based in California. We have global members at the Guild but no Foreign partners. #SommChat

Steve Roebuck @RoebuckSteve1: @paxwines #syrah #SonomaChat #SonomaWine #RedWine #winelover #wine #wineoclock #SommChat #winegeek #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr shy #SommChat peep: if I am staging PT at resto while you are studying for #Sommelier certification, can you still qualify for grants?

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - About to start PT thang at a store's wine/coffee/beer/cheese department (think "Whole") - any tips? - #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @demilove @KeeperColl Taste, taste, taste! Familiarize yourself with what you are selling. And smile! #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl We look at and consider all applications for scholarships #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation What level of #wine education and/or work experience must 1 have 2 b considered 4 scholarship w/ @SommFoundation? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation @KeeperColl Scholarships are dependent on the applicant. Sommfoundation offers support for those taking the Level 3 & 4 CMS exams. #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl There are also other donations and scholarships we help to manage. #SommChat

WeddingOakWinery @WeddingOakWine: Q. @SommFoundation It seems the number of Somms in the US is increasing rapidly. Are there enough jobs for everyone? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @WeddingOakWine @KeeperColl Definitely. There can never be too many educated people in a profession. We believe in sommeliers! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @WeddingOakWine great question for @SommFoundation on #SommChat

Ella Dog @EllaDogSays: @SommFoundation @WeddingOakWine @KeeperColl do U feel sommeliers can excel at knowing both emerging craft beer selects AND wine? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation @EllaDogSays @WeddingOakWine @KeeperColl Definitely! Sommeliers need to know about #beer #wine #cocktails and #spirits #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - @SommFoundation where can #Somm find out abt the grants & do they have 2B a member of @guildsomm

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl @SommFoundation @guildsomm Scholarships ago through #sommfoundation. #Guildsomm is member and content based, (1/2) #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl @SommFoundation @guildsomm We are set up to aid and assist members of the Guild of Sommeliers (2/2) #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @SommFoundation How many #Sommeliers does the @SommFoundation help in a year? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl the number grows each year! We send over 50 #somms a year on enrichment trips and donate over $100G each year #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @SommFoundation Eric, what are some of your specific responsibilities at the Foundation Are the Board members volunteers? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl I run Media and support the virtual community. I also run the #gsqod. We all serve voluntarily (and gladly) #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr #SommChat #Somm - Eric, how do most members use @guildsomm more for content and study or grants or ? @SommFoundation

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation what is #gsqod & is it posted at same time & day or when? only on twitter or anywhere else? is there prize (haha) #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl the #gsqod is the Guild of Sommelier's Question of the Day! It is tweeted out around 2:30 PM ET (sorry no prozes!) #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl #Guildsomm is used for content and networking. #sommfoundation is used for enrichment and scholarships. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation Have any cool stories about #Sommeliers using their scholarships to impact the #wine world? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl Most of the immediate benefit comes from enrichment trips. Getting a chance to see regions has a tremendous impact. #SommChat

Matt McGinnis @MattMcGinnis: Q. @SommFoundation have the number of applications for scholarships increased lately? Is the talent level changing for applicants? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation:@MattMcGinnis The number rises every year, as does the talent pool. This is a great time for sommeliers! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation are you on any other social media channels besides #twitter ? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl you can find us on Instagram using @SommFoundation (it has a touch of personality) #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: Here's the breakdown between #guildsomm and #sommfoundation #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation How does the @SommFoundation raise money for the scholarships? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl We receive donations and use membership funds to help others. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr #SommChat #Somm what do you think is the most rewarding part about being a #Somm today? @SommFoundation

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl being respected, helping others, spending time with like minded people be it virtually or in person #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation How can someone donate to @SommFoundation ? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: how many members does @guildsomm have and can a non-industry person be a member @SommFoundation

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl we have thousands of membes here in the US and globally! Any one can join! All are wecome. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl:.@chauneuf besides your work @SommFoundation what do you like to do in your personal time? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl @chauneuf drink Champagne, see Phish, laugh, and help others #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: q fr #SommChat #Somm - have you been the recipient of a @SommFoundation scholarship and what does it pay for ? can you receive > 1 N a year?

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation @KeeperColl before I was on the BOD I went on enrichment trips. We try to spread the opportunities to as many people as possible. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm : how does @SommFoundation pick the location of the scholarships ?

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl the enrichment trips are usually donated to us by various Wine Regions or Wine Organizations. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SommFoundation can a board member receive a scholarship for a trip? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl Board members have been on some trips, yes. This is at the request of the group donating the trip. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane from @SommFoundation on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Join us in thanking advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane from @SommFoundation for being with us on #SommChat !

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @KeeperColl thanks for having us! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: It’s been great talking to @chauneuf , Eric Crane @SommFoundation today on #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

Ella Dog @EllaDogSays: @SommFoundation @KeeperColl For a little fun ... what kind of wine would U pr w/my fav ...peanut butter? #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @EllaDogSays @KeeperColl I like super #quechy Vinho Verde with peanut butter. #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @SommFoundation @chauneuf Thanks for a great #SommChat, Eric! Keep up the good and important work!

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @Sassodoro @KeeperColl @chauneuf Thank you!!! #SommChat

Loren J. Root @lorenjroot Thanks @KeeperColl! Can’t wait to chat wine and photography with #SommChat next week! #wine #photography