Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Veronique Rivest

6/17 Sommelier Veronique Rivest


KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl.@SylvieGervais we are soooo excited to have @veroniquerivest hope you can join in today on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl #SommChat 12N ET w/ #Sommelier @veroniquerivest Véronique Rivest @sylviegervais @DavidPSawyer @WolfesWines @CorkHoarder @sanfab44

Sylvie Gervais DWS _@SylvieGervais Awesome! A fellow Canadian sommelier #SommChat @KeeperColl @ElHuasoBar

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl #SommChat 12N ET w/ #Sommelier @veroniquerivest Véronique Rivest @mattmcginnis @alawine @sassodoro @i_on_food_drink @WineauxDLynnP

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest @MattMcGinnis @alawine @Sassodoro @WineauxDLynnP Happy #SommChat #winewednesday à tous!

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest @MattMcGinnis @alawine @i_on_food_drink @WineauxDLynnP Happy #SommChat #WW!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@Plepeltier Today's #SommChat features #Sommelier Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest Hope to see you there! 12 N-1 PM EST

pascaline lepeltier _@plepeltier She is the BEST OF THE BEST @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest

Morgan W. Harris _@MorganWHarris @plepeltier @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest I can attest to the truth of this.

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @MorganWHarris hope you can join in today on #SommChat w/ @veroniquerivest

Adam Teeter @AdamTeeter @veroniquerivest thoughts on this? … The choice some female somms feel they must make between family & career #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm #Sommelier Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest #WW

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Hi everyone! happy to be here! Can't wait to read your questions! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd like to introduce you to #Sommelier Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest who will talk #wines on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest #SommChat Welcome, glad you could join the group today #TxWine

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 Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

Alfonso Cevola_ @italianwineguy @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest #SommChat thanks. just had a 27 hr flight from Italy and have to drive to Austin. sorry to miss it again....

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @italianwineguy we understand #SommChat love

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @veroniquerivest 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Shawn McCormick _@UncorkOntario @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest Listening! #SommChat

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink <Waves to #onwinechat @UncorkOntario> from BC @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest

Shawn McCormick _@UncorkOntario @i_on_food_drink @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest :-)

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl great to see you here on #SommChat @UncorkOntario

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wine with #Sommelier Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest #WW #SommChat

pascaline lepeltier _@plepeltier You just realized your dream with Soif! What was the biggest challenge? @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @plepeltier @KeeperColl Ha! Entrepreneuship: a whole new diff. battle! Red tape was the worst #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest - Good morning from Chicago! Nice to join you today! - #SommChat

Véronique Rivest @_@veroniquerivest A. @AdamTeeter Family & career not easy, esp. w. young children, but possible! Alw. worked in rest biz but diff. jobs as mgmt #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest Who/What inspired you to become a #Sommelier and when did you begin the journey? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Never had an illumination. Started as student job in the rest biz. Fell in love w. food, wine & rest.! #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl First resto job at 16. Developed passion for service & hospitality. LOVE learning and doing that nonstop w. wine #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @veroniquerivest I see you try to keep current on #WineFood topic. What's hot in 2015 in your mind/experience #SommChat @KeeperColl

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @VintageTexas @KeeperColl Of course, the whole natural wine thing. Sparkling and rosés still getting bigger in our market #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. fr shy #SommChat peep: you have so many honors as top #Sommelier - do you plan to enter any comps and what is UR Strength?

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Opening @Soif_BarAVin very demanding. Competing is on hold for now. Maybe World's in 2019. Will see. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Enjoying living w/o that pressure for now!! #SommChat

pascaline lepeltier @plepeltier Do it so we can train together :)!! @veroniquerivest @Soif_BarAVin #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl @plepeltier @Soif_BarAVin You'd be main reason I'd take another shot at the World title. Just to train together :-) #SommChat

pascaline lepeltier _@plepeltier And because we need you to be the first woman best sommelier in the world :)!! @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl @Soif_BarAVin #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl YESSSS - we agree @plepeltier #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning @veroniquerivest How did you get started in the wine industry and who are you mentors? Thanks #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @SandyWasserman Tough one, so many people. Started entirely self taught but my road's been paved w. amazing people. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @SandyWasserman Spent 7 yrs in Alsace. Laugel family were among 1st 2 light flame @NLaugel & of course the gr8 @GerardBassetOBE #SommChat

Nicole Laugel _@NLaugel @veroniquerivest Happy Laugel family : you were great, eager to learn and discover... Nice rememberings and fantastic result !

WineCompass _@winecompass Q. @veroniquerivest I hope to visit Quebec this summer. Any local wineries you could recommend? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winecompass Les Pervenches, Domaine des Météores, Domaine St-Jacques, Les Brome to name a few! And fabulous cider producers! #SommChat

Shawn McCormick _@UncorkOntario @winecompass @veroniquerivest I'd recommend Les Pervenches at the top of my list #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @UncorkOntario @veroniquerivest Thanks for the recs #SommChat

Andy Phillips @_@AndyOnFarmWine What's your specialty Veronique? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @AndyOnFarmWine I like to drink wine & talk about it! Think gr8est strength is communicating and making it all very approchable #SommChat

Andy Phillips _@AndyOnFarmWine I'm at SF airport drinking cakebread cabernet! #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @veroniquerivest Rosés are huge here in TX; got the climate for them. How do you see the trend to #LocalWine? #SommChat @KeeperColl #TxWine

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @VintageTexas @KeeperColl Definitely! Although QC wine is tiny industry, ON & BC have world class wines & consumers going for them #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q. @veroniquerivest Have you made wine? If so where & when. If not any desire to? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @SandyWasserman Never on my own (worked in winery but sales. Alsace, 90's) No wish for that now. Forget romance, it's HARD work #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest What inspired you to open SOIF @Soif_Baravin ? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest @_@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl I was thirsty! @Soif_BarAVin #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl @Soif_BarAVin A. @KeeperColl Desire to share wine and its great pleasures w. everyone. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Somm should make list for specific rest, menu, clientele. Did that all my life. @Soif_BarAVin showcases what I like #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @veroniquerivest what are most popular types of #wines in your area/ #Canada ? is interest in wine increasing?

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Interest in wine def. increasing in Canada. Consumption on rise for last few yrs & not showing any signs of slowing #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl interest in local, and strong growth in organic. #SAQ (state monopoly) sold natural wines for 1st time in 2015 #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest Good morning #SommChat friends! So good 2 see u all again this #winewednesday !

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl great to see you @winegalLynne on #SommChat today and look forward to your Questions

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @veroniquerivest Congratulations 2 u and ur accomplishments! #SommChat @KeeperColl

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Thank you! #SommChat

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin Any #SommChat tweeps, heading 2 #Aspen #fwclassic? Group pour seems in order! Maybe even 2... ;-) Let the #wine flow!

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp “@AdamPlotkin: Any #SommChat tweeps, heading 2 #Aspen #fwclassic? Group pour seems in order! Maybe even 2... ;-) Let the #wine flow!” oui!

Adam Plotkin _@AdamPlotkin .@CaravelleChamp Je vais vous voir ce soir! #fwclassic

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp “@AdamPlotkin: .@CaravelleChamp Je vais vous voir ce soir! #fwclassic” Avec GRAND plaisir! a plus tard

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink #SommChat @veroniquerivest have you had the chance to intro Canadian wines to international audience and reaction to them?

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @i_on_food_drink Yes! And response is always gr8! So many people still think we just make icewine... #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl - How do you keep your nerves in check when you're at a competition or exam ? - #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @demilove @KeeperColl Hugely important! For World's in 2013, trained w. sports psychologist for 1st time. Helped a lot! #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @demilove @KeeperColl And I have to have fun! If there's no fun, not worth it. But that's just me :-) #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest You came N 2nd in the World's Best #Sommelier competition in 2013. What did it feel like to obtain such an honor? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Simply: AWESOME :-) Feeling of fulfillment & accomplishment. So many yrs hard work. Surpassing yrself feels gr8 #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl And quite a feeling in front of an audience of almost 5000 in Tokyo!! #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani _@PrimlaniKitchen Impressive! Bravo!! #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne .@veroniquerivest Q. part 1: U made a video 'how2 pick good wine' and said 'the clothes don't make the man' #SommChat @KeeperColl

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @veroniquerivest Q. part 2: Did u mean don't judge a wine by its label? @KeeperColl #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass Sounds like the title of a Willie Dixon-Bo Diddley song #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Exactly! Still huge # of consumers buy by label. Don't let the cute fuzzy animals fool you... :-) #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Or even appellation: unfortunately not a guarantee of quality :-(( #SommChat

Shawn McCormick _@UncorkOntario Running @Soif_BarAVin biz must take your time @veroniquerivest - do you find you have less time to talk to guests? #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @UncorkOntario good question on #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @UncorkOntario @Soif_BarAVin Key is finding gr8 team to support u! And I have! #blessed @JamieStunt @GabyLamontagne & many others #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @veroniquerivest As a general rule, for Rose's + Sparkling: what % of total wines on list generally work? #SommChat @KeeperColl #TxWine

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @VintageTexas @KeeperColl So dependent on rest.! Type of food, clientele, neighborhood. & season. No one rule applies to all! #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas Thx @veroniquerivest #SommChat

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink @VintageTexas check out @winebcdotcom http://wineBC.comto start when you're ready to tour! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest What is your part about being a restaurant owner and #sommelier ? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Two very diff. things! Best part of somm: the people! Those we meet, we serve, we exchange w. & learn from #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Entrepreneur side new 2 me. Learning so much! Just as fascinating :-) Very proud to create employement #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas Like it when top #Sommelier's can rattle off a few of their fave #LocalWine Far2 many can't! #SommChat @KeeperColl

Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest @VintageTexas Avail. in US? but 2 many 2 mention! A few: @Tawse_Winery @HiddenBench #cavespring @HenryofPelham @normhardie @SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest Do u include any California wines on ur list? Any fav producers? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl I do, because gr8 wine is made everywhere (as well as bad...). Do have penchant for Old World though. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Enjoyed @WindGapWines recently but need to go back. Been a while! #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl On list right now: Ridge, Barra of Mendocino, Clos Saron. Only 150 references so not many at once! #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Oh my gosh! Clos Saron is so fun! I think they r unique, real small producer I think. Thx.=) #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: what were some of the new things you learned from your training Coach for #wine Competitions?

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl To breathe!!! #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Do everything to try & stay focused & calm. Easier said than done :-) #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@veroniquerivest What is your fav #food and #wine pairing at @Soif_Baravin ? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl @Soif_BarAVin Good wine, good food & good company! Never goes wrong #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl @Soif_BarAVin Anything fried with Champagne! #SommChat

Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl @Soif_BarAVin Charcuterie & Beaujolais. I love the simple things in life! #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest Do u have blind tasting tips 4 somms that want to improve? =)#SommChat

Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl taste, taste, taste! As simple (!) as that. Alone and in groups. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Impt 2 learn 2 make ur own opinion (tasting alone) but also need 2 share, exch & calibrate w. others #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne .Thank you! It's easy 2 doubt my own opinion. =) @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@veroniquerivest What qualities do u take into consideration when u choose #wines for@Soif_BarAVin ? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Very important: has to be good!! Do privilege organic, biodynamic & natural, but first & foremost HAS TO BE GOOD! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: do you travel to other places to see what is happening on #wine lists or just stay with your own style?

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Have been researching for @Soif_BarAVin for 7-8 yrs! Every place I go 1st thing I google is #winebars #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @veroniquerivest Any fav champagne and/or sparkling wines? #SommChat #winewednesday

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Also LOVE gd lambrusco! Ayse from #Belluard in Savoie and nothing like #BugeyCerdon for summer! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest #SommChat peeps want to know how large and active is the Canadian #Sommelier community? do U have a Reg. meeting group?

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl getting bigger & bigger. Finally! Took forever to create links betw. east & west. Go figure... Now much dynamic. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl I guess as everywhere else, just getting bigger and dynamic. & classes & tasting groups forming #SommChat

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl @Soif_BarAVin Bonjour Veronique! Hope you come back to New York soon! #research or not... #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest What R some types of #wines that you regularly pick for your #wine list and why? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Wines made by passionate people. Wines that speak of a place. Wines with soul. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Always lots of bubbles BTG! And food friendly wines. But well made wines usually are! #SommChat

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp “@veroniquerivest: A. @KeeperColl Always lots of bubbles BTG! And food friendly wines. But well made wines usually are! #SommChat” Excellent

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest What #wine regions have you not visited that you would like to see? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl So many! Wine world is huge! Loire & Piedmont probably 1st. Have been to Greece many times but would go every yr!#SommChat

Daniel Belle-Isle _@danielbelleisle @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Everybody interest in Wine would go every year and ;-)

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Need to go to Loire with @plepeltier ! #SommChat

pascaline lepeltier _@plepeltier When you want! @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @veroniquerivest Last Q 4U…a hard one! What's the best wine pairing for Montreal Smoked Meat? #SommChat @KeeperColl Cheers & Thx for today.

Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest@VintageTexas @KeeperColl Beaujolais! :-)) or one of our amazing QC micro brews! #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas Should have guessed; Charcuterie & Beaujolais and Smoked Meat too! Natural choice. #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @VintageTexas really enjoyed all of your questions today on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest Describe a typical week between #wine selection and running your restaurant? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl No such thing as typical wk! That's big part of the fun! Can be chatting w. gr8 pdcer 1 day & fixing plumbing next #SommChat

Garret Nagle _@garretwnagle @veroniquerivest do restaurants still need "sommeliers," or is the role changing into of a restaurant manager? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @garretwnagle problem is 2 many places don't realize benefits of somm and will combine duties. #SommChat

Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest @garretwnagle And I'm all for somm also as educator for rest of staff for stronger overall team! #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl What do u like 2 pop open when u get home from a long day? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Bubbles! If regular day: wine. If tasting day: beer! #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Cheers to bubbles! =) #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: how many ppl work @Soif_BarAVin and is it easy or hard to find and keep good staff? @veroniquerivest

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl @Soif_BarAVin 25. Feel blessed 2 have gr8 staff want 2 work w. me when HR difficult in this biz. Spec. in smaller mkts.#SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @veroniquerivest What do you like to do in your personal time? #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest A. @KeeperColl Hang out w. family & friends, with good food & good wine! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ #Sommelier Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS _@winegalLynne @veroniquerivest Thx 4 taking time 2 be here. I think you're of luck in the future, hope 2 see u at Soif =) #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @winegalLynne always great to have you here with questions at #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have #Sommelier Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl Thx so much for having me! gr8 fun! off to taste some wines now! #SommChat

Véronique Rivest _@veroniquerivest @KeeperColl And cheers to a wonderful community of passionate wine people! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat w/Francois Nony, @CrusBourgeoisUS, Pres. Assoc de Promotion des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Wed 6/24/15 12 N ET

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g Late as usual! Just running thru today's #SommChat tho! Thanks for the head's up as always!! @KeeperColl :)

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink @UncorkOntario @veroniquerivest Always great to see Canadians on #SommChat!

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp “@KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Véronique Rivest @veroniquerivest for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover”