Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master of Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams

6/11 Master of Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams


Marco De Bartoli ‏@MarcoDeBartoli @keepercoll we'll try to stay tuned! Happy #WineWednesday & cheers @gormanmcadams #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll That would be great RT @MarcoDeBartoli: @keepercoll we'll try to stay tuned! Happy #WineWednesday & cheers @gormanmcadams #sommchat

Mary Gorman-McAdams, ‏@gormanmcadams Looking fwd RT @keepercoll: .@EricAsimov Today’s #SommChat features Master of #Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams @gormanmcadams

Bordeaux Wines ‏@BordeauxWines Our US Market Advisor & MW @gormanmcadams answers your #wine related Q&A's at #SommChat starting at 12pm EST today! Ask away!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll It’s finally #WW! Get ready 4 #SommChat with Master of #Wine Mary Gorman McAdams @GormanMcAdams! Get ur Qs & join us 11 AM CST, 12 N EST

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @keepercoll @StemGrip @donajilira @raelinn_wine @StephanieMiskew see you at #sommchat . #WineWednesday

Matt McGinnis ‏@MattMcGinnis Happy #WW @keepercoll @duckhornwine @winesellersltd @i_on_food_drink #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @MattMcGinnis sure miss seeing you on #SomMChat - hope all is well

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @alawine: @PalateXposure @IWFSAmericas @Wineworm_Mitch @Dracaenawines #WW What's up? #sommchat, #wine drinking, boxing, hockey in NYC

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @noblewines good to see you on #SommChat Chris as always and hope things are going well for you

Kristi Willis ‏@kristifarm2tbl @keepercoll I'm participating in my first #SommChat today. Yay!

‏@keepercoll we are very excited RT @kristifarm2tbl: @keepercoll I'm participating in my first #SommChat today. Yay!

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @kristifarm2tbl - Welcome to #SommChat, Kristi! Looking forward to chatting with you!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll will miss youRT @mmWine: @keepercoll can't make #SommChat today. Working a cellar management job all day

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Master of #Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams @GormanMcAdams #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW @GormanMcAdams #SommChat #WW

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

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Mary, @gormanmcadams Welcome to #Sommchat. Really interested in our conversations today. @keepercoll

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 Mary our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'll do her 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 & @GormanMcAdams 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #wine with Master of Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams @GormanMcAdams #WW #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll -So excited to be here with @keeperColl and #SommChat. Look fwd to UR questions. Let it roll!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @GormanMcAdams What got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll -the people, the passion, the fact that wine encompasses everything from agriculture to business to science to art .. #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll since I was a young adult studied + lived in Lyon 1 yr + and working in Paris for 6 years helped solidify my interest #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Just read about Bordeaux hailstorms this week can you @gormanmcadams share any info on it? #sommchat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine “@gormanmcadams: @Path2Wine flowering started it is a delicate time in the vineyards hopefully the damage is small & localized.” #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @GormanMcAdams Arriving a little late to #SommChat. Happy #WW all!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @Sassodoro so glad you can join in and look fwd to your Questions so we can all learn #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger ello fellow #wine lovers from #SF #CA where I drink write & eat about #food #wine & #travel #sommchat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Present & Accounted For! @keepercoll @SummerRiesling @HVWineFest @NobleRotNYC @swirlgirldenver @tomcaestecker #SommChat #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @drewbie_g so glad you can join in on #SommChat today!

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Good morning @gormanmcadams Who are your mentors in wine & what else do you do other than w/ BWC? #Sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @SandyWasserman - @memmw was my MW mentor and remains a mentor - many, many others too many to name all - my study buddies #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll – I have my toes in both camps - #WSET and @MasterSommUS – how do you think programs are same/different? - #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @demilove @keepercoll @MasterSommUS - Both super routes - WSET can often be a route to MS or MW which are both more applied #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @keepercoll @gormanmcadams where is your home-base? Bordeaux or London or NYC or? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @noblewines @keepercoll - Home base is Harlem, NYC but travel to Bordeaux about 4 times a year #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @gormanmcadams your place above the NYSLA office? :) #sommchat I've seen some interesting things there over the years!

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @noblewines Nope - round the corner from The Apollo - Lots of interesting things happening in Harlem these days #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @gormanmcadams Good morning Mary! Nice to see you on #sommchat .

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @WineInkByTia so glad you are here today on #SommChat - Mary looks forward to your questions

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @GormanMcAdams Tell us about your work for the Bordeaux Wine Council #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll An exciting job + challenge to change the conversation on Bordeaux from one of haute couture to one of ready-to-wear ..#SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll Changing the Bdx conversation - Bordeaux is v. affordable. For <$20 you can get a delicious bottle of wine #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll Changing the Bordeaux conversation – ‘hipsters drink Bordeaux’ - I hope?? #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @gormanmcadams BWC - Haute couture to ready-to-wear. Love it. Well put! #SommChat

‏@vinogger Can good deals for the average #wine drinker be found in #Bordeaux? Where? @gormanmcadams #Sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @vinogger - absolutely - as I am discovering daily. Watch out for our soon to be announced Today's Bordeaux Selection 2014 .... #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @vinogger Re. Where - A lot at retail - but WE need to work harder to get more Bordeaux BTG in every restaurant and wine bar. #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @vinogger - admittedly we have work to do on the front to help people navigate and find affordable Bordeaux .......#SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @vinogger Our Today's Bordeaux Selection is one way. Lots of retail promos planned around the US ... #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @vinogger + email me - I'm building a personal list as I find them too! #SommChat

Todd Trzaskos ‏@vtwinemedia agreed, great intro opportunity MT @gormanmcadams: WE need to work harder to get more Bordeaux BTG in every restaurant & wine bar. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman . @gormanmcadams Have you or do you have the desire to make wine? If so where, other than Bordeaux? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @SandyWasserman - more of a desire to grow grapes (agricultural background growing up on a farm!) - Champagne has long been a fave #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr Hi Mary, what is the coolest varietal you tried lately? @gormanmcadams @keepercoll #sommchat #wine

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @Foundationspr @keepercoll - still loving Greek Assyrtiko - firm acidic spine #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr Any thoughts on the Dry Tokaj wines now in US market? If you like a firm acidic spine… @gormanmcadams @keepercoll #SommChat @PatriciusTokaj

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @Foundationspr @keepercoll @PatriciusTokaj - love dry Furmint - in fact the yr I passed MW Practical we had one on the exam paper #SommChat

Bordeaux Wines ‏@BordeauxWines Cheers to everyone participating in #SommChat! If not, go say hello to our friend @gormanmcadams ! #QandA #wine

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @gormanmcadams did you study with @granikmw Lisa for MW? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @noblewines @granikmw - Yes - Lisa was actually my MW Dissertation Mentor - a great inspiration to me #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger What's your favorite lesser known #wine varietal & region in #France and elsewhere? @keepercoll @gormanmcadams #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @vinogger @keepercoll - Love the Languedoc - has untapped potential + had a very interesting sparkling Picpoul when last there ... #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @vinogger @keepercoll Also love everything that is going on in Sicily - especially Etna region #SommChat

Grapecollective ‏@Grapecollective MT @gormanmcadams Love the Languedoc - has untapped potential + had a very interesting sparkling Picpoul when last there #sommchat

Grapecollective ‏@Grapecollective RT @gormanmcadams @vinogger @keepercoll Also love everything that is going on in Sicily - especially Etna region #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine As a MW & #Bordeaux expert @gormanmcadams what tips do you have for #WSET & CMS students on learning Bordeaux? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @Path2Wine - get to know Bordeaux beyond the Classed Growths and the top RB and LB communes. Visit and talk to the little guys #SommChat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g French #wine seems to be having a resurgence in Canada, not sure if sales numbers agree? #Bordeaux @gormanmcadams @keepercoll #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @drewbie_g @keepercoll - Canada (especially Quebec) has been a remains a key market for Bordeaux - so numbers pretty good there #SommChat

TENZING Wine&Spirits ‏@tenzingws .@gormanmcadams Hi Mary, Long time since our Greece trip. What's exciting in rest of the world? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @tenzingws - Of course I have to say Bdx - honestly since starting with BWC I am discovering a whole new and exciting side to Bdx #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @gormanmcadams #sommchat there is so much competition for BTG in the Red Bordeaux category and very little place for white Bord in USA rests

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @gormanmcadams Do you see much Mauzac grown in Bordeaux? I've never seen it in a blanc, but curious if anybody uses it. #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @SandyWasserman - have not so far - only with BWC since Feb - but seeing more Malbec that I expected. Will keep a closer eye out #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Tuning in late, but here & ready to learn! RT @keepercoll Today’s #SommChat features Master of #Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams @gormanmcadams @keepercoll #SommChat

DLynn Proctor ‏@WineauxDLynnP Q: @gormanmcadams What is your opinion on the use of the term 'geeky' in regards to wines from lesser known areas?

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @WineauxDLynnP @keepercoll to be honest mixed - can be a bit pretentious or sometimes it is the only word that works! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @WineauxDLynnP great to see you here at #SommChat today - best!

Douglass Trapasso@demilove: @keepercoll One girl brought to our tasting group last night how would u describe pomerol? #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll @demilove - hate generalizations -but P typically more full bodied + powerful than neighbor St. Em - bigger tannins #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Mary, @gormanmcadam, I was at a Vins of Provence tasting yesterday. Chateau d”Esclans rose was 10 mo - Fr. Oak. Surprised? Trend? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @winegrapestone Not über surprised - though the more general trend is away from lashings of obvious new oak #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Will you be attending any #Bordeaux events in Chicago - would love to meet you! - #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @demilove @keepercoll was there for WIne Riots (may) but will be back - love to meet you too #SommChat

About Damn Wine ‏@aboutdamnwine Q. @gormanmcadams @tenzingws any specific region(s) of #bordeaux exciting you more or surprising you? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @aboutdamnwine @tenzingws - the little guys in the Cotes, EdM and the Ewhites coming form communes usually associated with sweet #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Mary@gormanmcadam, will you be attending @TEXSOM this August? 45 MW’s & MS’s attending. #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @winegrapestone @TEXSOM - Wasn't invited!!! When exactly is it? was in Seattle for SWE in August too #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @gormanmcadams @TEXSOM #sommchat. Don’t need to be invited. Aug. 9-11. Incredible event.

orly ‏@yumivore @gormanmcadams @vinogger @keepercoll just had a Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet. sparkling sounds intriguing. ones to try?? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @yumivore @vinogger @keepercoll - I had it in the region and was from Ormarins - think Paul Mas might have one #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @gormanmcadams What was the most difficult challenge on the path to becoming a MW? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @WineInkByTia - Many - the emotional and physical demands more so than the academic ones - #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @gormanmcadams That's interesting. Not the answer I would have expected. #sommchat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Mary @gormanmcadams with Father's Day on Sunday, any suggestions on pairings with a red Bordeaux? #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @Path2Wine I'm flexible about pairings - maybe some game birds / pheasant - or you can't go wrong with some sweet lamb choppiest! #SommChat

Intl Wine Center ‏@IntlWineCtr @gormanmcadams What has surprised/excited you the most since starting with BWC? #sommchat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @IntlWineCtr - Excited by the bounty of excellent affordable BDX I am finding - surprised that it is still largely a secret! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @GormanMcAdams What R some fav #wines under $50.00 retail that you like now? #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll wearing my white Bdx Hat – Ch Champs des Treilles Vin Passion, Grand Enclos du Ch. Cerons, Clos Floridene ..... #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll wearing my red Bordeaux Hat – Ch.Pontesac, Ch Belgrave, Ch . Senejac but so many more #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @GormanMcAdams How has your background in business helped you as you offer #wine education, marketing, and tasting services? #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll being a marketer I’ve always been client focused – listen + customer is always right + offer solutions not problems #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @GormanMcAdams What advice can you give to others who are wanting to pass the #MW exam? #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll a journey, not a race, 1% inspiration + 99% perspiration, think critically, ask WHY, chip, chip, chip away #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Thanks @gormanmcadams for sharing your insight on Bordeaux and more on this morning's #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW @GormanMcAdams #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW @GormanMcAdams join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Au revoir til next week #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Master of #Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams @GormanMcAdams for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @keepercoll Thank you so much - so enjoyed being here with you all - fastest hour ever - hugs to everyone who participated #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews TY! RT @winemanboy: RT @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking Master of #Wine Mary Gorman-McAdams @gormanmcadams for her time #SommChat #WW

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @gormanmcadams Thanks Mary! #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @gormanmcadams @keepercoll - Thank you for the great #SommChat - see you all next time!

Millesime ‏@MillesimeNYC .@gormanmcadams @vinogger If you're in #NYC, @BarBordeaux offers interesting, innovative wines from the 8000 chateaus of Bordeaux. #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine This am on #sommchat looking for under $50 Bordeaux great timing via @sommselect @vinogger @wineinkbytia @demilove

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @gormanmcadams Re:affordable BDX, wanted to tell you that 2009 Chateau La Verriere BDX Sup is prob the best $10 wine I've ever had #SommChat

mary gorman-mcadams, ‏@gormanmcadams @JediWineMaster @mastersofwine @keepercoll @EricAsimov - it was super duper fun #SommChat

Priscilla ‏@WeekendInParis @keepercoll @MeteorVineyard @WineFoodTX @TperezWine @WinesByRaz @butleriv Sorry I missed the #SommChat fun today.

Isaac James Baker ‏@IsaacJamesBaker @keepercoll @JaneHB @LifesNiceDrinks @ReenenB @sfwineblog @ttolma @Grapecollective Missed it but catching up now. Good stuff #SommChat