Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #MasterSommelier Kathy Morgan

6/20 Master Sommelier Kathy Morgan


@alawine (Ken #wine): check out today’s #SommChat …starting in 10 minutes! #wine

@winesavi (anna savino): @KeeperColl just in time! I am ready.. only for about 5 minutes:) #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from @kathymorganMS ! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to #Master #Sommelier Kathy Morgan @kathymorganMS #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @kathymorganMS to say hello & so she knows you’re here! #WineWednesday #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @kathymorganMS our Qs, you can ask her your Qs as well! She’ll do her best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @kathymorganMS #WineWednesday #SommChat

@BistroSanMartin (Bistro San Martín): Ready to learn about wine & bubbles on today’s #SommChat! @KeeperColl: Hooray for #WW! @kathymorganMS

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): gr8 to be here! love to talk about #Champagne! #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @kathymorganMS Hi Kathy! wonderful to have you today #WW #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @kathymorganMS Ready for #SommChat! [But can only stay for a little while ]

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms What #Champagne do you like for everyday drinking and why? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): A. @KeeperColl I love LeBrun Blanc de Blanc from @leserbet – super racy and mineral. Also Aubry from @skurnikwines – round, soft #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): bonjour Kathy! what’s your fav glass 4 drinking #Champagne ?

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @CaravelleChamp I like “the One” from @Andreawine esp. for full-bodied styles, but still love flutes when I want to see bubbles! #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good afternoon, Ms. Morgan! I am new to a tasting group, how to get most out of it? – #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @demilove @KeeperColl Hello! Don’t be afraid to be wrong. You will learn best from your mistakes; put yourself out there. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Ms. Morgan, I really appreciate the email you wrote me. It was very inspiring! – #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Do you know @lauramaniec? I am attending an Alto Adige class she is teaching next week – do you have favorites? – #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove @lauramaniec was great #SommChat guest and @corkbuzz is a fabo place – lageder is always a good starting place – have a great time

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @demilove @lauramaniec @corkbuzz Love Alto Adige producer Hofstatter too! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms What #Champagne do you like for special occasions and why? #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl Pol Roger SWC electrifying and expansive, plus brings back gr8 memories – or any Special Club has wow factor #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): talking about #Champagne with @kathymorganMS right now on #SommChat #wine

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @kathymorganms What are some of the worst consequences that you see from bad hailstorms that just pounded Champagne? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl @SirenaDiVino Shortage of Aube #Champagne is tragic, as well as the financial burden on gr8s Lassaigne & Bouchard #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@kathymorganms What are some of your favorite non-Champagne sparkling wines? #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @MattMcGinnis @KeeperColl I love sparkling Vouvray – also gr8 acidity & minerality. Franciacorta also a fav #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @kathymorganMS How has #Champagne changed for consumers over the last few years? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl @hungrywino emergence of RM bottlings is major – was like pulling teeth to get consumers to try them, now it’s easy #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo,CSW): I tasted Barons de Rothschild’s Champagne last week. Excellent and nice price tag too! #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): #SommChat Ate at bar of Tosca and wondered why wines were so well chosen. DC surprises me every time with dining options.

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl I love minerality in whites, what can I look for when buying? Is it same in white vs bubbly? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@LaurBreu @KeeperColl #Champagne’s chalky soils dominate most styles – esp blanc de blancs. #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @kathymorganMS Champagne (start to finish) w/ an entire meal. What meal? and –> champagnes would be your perfect pairing choices? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@EllaDogSays start w/light, crisp styles, then rich, yeasty styles, then big rosé. Follows the weight + intensity of the menu #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): @EllaDogSays @kathymorganMS champagne throughout a meal is underrated, so fun we should do more often! #SommChat

@winesavi (anna savino): @ONEHOPEWINE @elladogsays @kathymorganms I agree.. #champagne throughout the whole meal! #SommChat I did it with a sparkling timorasso:)

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @ONEHOPEWINE @EllaDogSays @kathymorganMS Couldn’t agree with you more – Cheers! #SommChat

@Delysia_Choc (Delysia Chocolatier): Love the bubbles so much we put them in our truffles #champagne throughout the whole meal! #SommChat I did it with a sparkling timorasso:)

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): Agree! RT @onehopewine: @EllaDogSays @kathymorganMS champagne throughout a meal is underrated, so fun we should do more often! #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): .@kathymorganMS Hi! any standout wineries in your local area you recommend? VA? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@fernandobeteta thx, gr8 Q! VA is making gr8 wines these days. @RdVVineyards and Barboursville are standouts. #SommChat

@drooln (Nathan Yap): @kathymorganMS What are your thoughts on moving away from using flutes to white wine glasses for #Champagne & Sparklers? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@drooln Love the white wine glass for full bodied styles, especially for food pairing. Flutes are more celebratory though! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl Any predictions on what may be the next trend for sparkling/ #Champagne ? #SommChat

@RetaKay13 (Reta Coker Crowe): @KeeperColl @kathymorganMS I like Prosecco and not just for dessert. Similar to Champagne but different. #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @kathymorganMS in particular, what are your feelings on sparkling red wines? Like a sparkling shiraz? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @SirenaDiVino @kathymorganms personally I am not a fan of sparkling red wines, and you? i have only tried #lambrusco #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @kathymorganms the very few i’ve tried have been a bit pedestrian & gimmicky. good for summer or sangria. not serious #SommChat

@Bacchus1987 (John C. Jansma): #SommChat Rose Champagne seems to be hitting it’s stride BTG and finding preference with bottle sales, finding the same trend?

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl @bacchus1987 Yes! People are starting to lose the fear of pink, dry still Roses have helped I think #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @kathymorganMS What is your favorite vintage for Champagne? And why? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@scottota So many gr8 ones, but I love 1996 – piercing acidity!!! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @kathymorganMS #SommChat Rose Champagne seems to be hitting it’s stride BTG & finding preference with bottle sales, finding the same trend?

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl I love fizzy reds, and today is #LambruscoDay – one of my absolute faves (the secco style); amazing food wines #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @SirenaDiVino @kathymorganms Try The Chook–sparkling Shirazz! Fun wine! #SommChat

@winesavi (anna savino): agree! @SirenaDiVino @KeeperColl @kathymorganms #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @kathymorganms i’ve had that one definitely the best quality of the sparkling reds i’ve tried #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @winesavi Start at the best Concerto Medici Ermete #lambrusco #SommChat @DomaineSelect

@snipit ( @kathymorganMS what are your thoughts on the British sparkling wines that have recently made some noise @drooln #SommChat #ww

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@snipit @drooln Have not tasted one yet, but hear good things – Paris Basin soil, cool climate – could be promising! #SommChat @KeeperColl

@winesavi (anna savino): @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl whats your favorite #lambrusco? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@winesavi @KeeperColl I’m a big Lambrusco Grasparossa fan – love Puianello #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): mix this in for fun Vin du Bugey-Cerdon, ‘la Cueille’ RT @AdamPlotkin: @KeeperColl @SirenaDiVino @kathymorganms Try The Chook #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @kathymorganMS Why do you think it took the public so long to start embracing RM Champagne? What caused the shift? #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@scottota I think it was the work of passionate shippers, Somms and journalists #SommChat @KeeperColl

@BistroSanMartin (Bistro San Martín): #SommChat @kathymorganMS We ? #Champagne with popcorn & truffle salt! Do you have a favorite pairing?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): one of our favs too! RT @BistroSanMartin: #SommChat @kathymorganMS We ? #Champagne w/popcorn & truffle salt! Do you have a favorite pairing?

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @BistroSanMartin Caviar if possible! Otherwise same as Puligny: shellfish in creamy sauces, Epoisses… White truffles work too #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @kathymorganMS @BistroSanMartin mmmm….. hungry now! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): “In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of #Champagne every evening” ~ Willie Gluckstern #SommChat #wine

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): “A” glass? a bottle…RT @alawine: “In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of #Champagne every evening” Willie Gluckstern #SommChat

@westchesterwine (Marshall Tilden III): @fernandobeteta @alawine Big fan of Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé. Have a bottle ready for imminent birth of my 2nd! #SommChat #champagne

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @alawine @fernandobeteta @PhoebeBrain As Ed McMahon famously said a million times to Carson, “You are correct, sir!” #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @SirenaDiVino: @kathymorganMS @scottota @KeeperColl favorite producer of a 1996 vintage? #SommChat

@scottota (Scott Ota): @SirenadiVino For ’96, I’ve only tasted two. The better one was Dom Ruinart. Looks like I need to drink more ’96. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms Heard u taught a #Champagne class @atlfoodandwine recently. Highlight lesson of the class? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl @atlfoodandwine Gr8 2 b w/ fellow #Champagne lovers! Gr8 helping people see stylistic diffs, and #Champagne as #wine #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms Why is Rose #Champagne more expensive than Regular Brut? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl A. More expensive to produce. Saignee and adding red are both xtra steps #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms What flavor characteristics does the Pinot Meunier variety add when used in #Champagne? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl Peach, smoke, tart strawberry. Personality is key: soft, fragrant, exhuberant. Easy to like when young. #SommChat

@WPTUSA (Wines of Portugal US): #SommChat, How do you see consumer awareness toward #PortugueseWine, what is most popular? (outside of Port)

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl @WPTUSA Douro reds are most popular; awareness is low considering how popular the style should be among US drinkers #SommChat

@Bacchus1987 (John C. Jansma): @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl #SommChat do you prefer Saignee over the addition of red?

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @Bacchus1987 @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl Great question! #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@Bacchus1987 @KeeperColl so hard to find Saignee – addition of red much more common, equally delicious #SommChat

@TheIWSR (The IWSR): The US becomes the world’s leading still light wine market #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms We know you have lifelong roots in the wine business- can you tell us abt your first experience with #wine? #SommChat #WW

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl Can’t remember details – been tasting Bordeaux and Vintage Port since 9 yrs old! Lucky to develop good taste early. #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): Can’t talk #champagne w/o our fav quote “in victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it” -Napoleon #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @kathymorganMS @BistroSanMartin “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams” #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms In your opinion, how does the DC #wine industry differ from anywhere else in the US? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): Incredibly diverse consumer base. Internat’l community, Congress, Defense Contractors. Always interesting. #SommChat @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): #SommChat RT @WPTUSA: @kathymorganMS Thank you! If you could choose a region to stress most, would it be the Duoro as well? #PortugueseWine

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl @WPTUSA Connection with Port is handy, but can be confusing. People would love Alenjejo if they knew what it was #SommChat

@BistroSanMartin (Bistro San Martín): Domestic recommendations? Shoutout to Sparkling #WAwine Producers @TreveriCellars on #SommChat @KeeperColl @kathymorganMS

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@BistroSanMartin @TreveriCellars @KeeperColl Thibaut Jannisson from VA, Schramsburg from CA both very well made #SommChat

@westchesterwine (Marshall Tilden III): Big fan of Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé. Have a bottle from the winery ready to open for imminent birth of my 2nd! #SommChat #champagne

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms What was the hardest part of obtaining the #Master #Sommelier Diploma? Easiest/most fun part? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl Different for everyone. For me – lack of confidence manifested itself in Service exam, over and over… #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl Best part is definitely hanging out with other candidates #sommbonding #fernet #SommChat

@BlindedBite (Blinded By The Bite): I need a glass of champagne after all this talk on #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @BlindedBite @KeeperColl hear hear! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms Top 3 tips for navigating a #wine list? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl 1. scan whole list -largest representations of regions/varieties may b house specialties, gr8 w/ the food #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl 2. if u like older wines, scan the vintage column, see what has some bottle age #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl 3. ask 4 the Somm! If $ is an issue, u can point to a price if u don’t want to say it out loud #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): more diners need 2nd know this @kathymorganMS: .@KeeperColl ask 4 Somm If $ is an issue, point to price 2 b discreet #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Thanks for picking up my loose ball on the Bugey for #SommChat @AdamPlotkin

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl you give me hope Kathy! having an issue with written exam on Level II. Got service and blind tho! #SommChat

@TreveriCellars (Treveri Cellars): @kathymorganMS @bistrosanmartin @KeeperColl I should have specified, we tried the Thibaut! Very nice stuff! #SommChat #bubbly

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms How do you go about tasting #wine? What is the most important aspect of #wine, in your opinion? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): @KeeperColl CMS method definitely best. 4 me. Structure and non-fruits are key to ID, acidity is key to food ability #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Generic still wine becomes #Champagne in his presence. He is, the #mostinterestingsommintheworld! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): my fav ‘champagne’ over the last month was Lucien Albrecht Cremant D’Alace Brut Blanc de Blancs #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @kathymorganms What’s your favorite #wine region to visit? Where haven’t you gone yet but would like to? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@KeeperColl All Italy is amazing; gr8 food, wine, people. Ironically, I’ve never been to #Champagne except in books and bottles #SommChat

@snipit ( @kathymorganms sparkling wines are the easiest for me to get overly excited about. Thanks for sharing! #SommChat #ww @KeeperColl @kbvino

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Is there real bonding/friendships formed at the exam? The atmosphere seems so stressful, competitive #SommChat

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): .@demilove @KeeperColl Absolutly! Stressful, yes – but it’s not a competition. There is not limit to how many can pass #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @kathymorganMS #WineWednesday #SommChat

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @AdamPlotkin LOL you are gettin’ my giggles today! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): It was great to have @kathymorganMS join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @kathymorganMS for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If any1 missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to for you to review later #SommChat

@Bacchus1987 (John C. Jansma): @KeeperColl @kathymorganms #SommChat thanks for the conversation!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar for #SommChat Wed 6/27 at 11 AM CST with #Sommelier Mark Davidson @vintageMD!

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): Thank you both! RT @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking @kathymorganMS for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Keep in the loop for upcoming guests & archives & sign up for our email list at #SommChat #WW

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): @KeeperColl @kathymorganMS THANK YOU KATHY! This has certainly been a treat Wonderful job as always, Keeper! #SommChat #WW

@kathymorganMS (Kathy Morgan): Thanks for your gr8 questions everyone! I had a gr8 time on #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): Cheers to a very bubbly #SommChat with @kathymorganMS Thank you Kathy, learned so much!

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): “Come quickly! I’m tasting stars!” Dom Pierre Perignon (1638 – 1715) when he first tasted his newly created champagne. #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @kathymorganMS Thanks! #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): Thanks to both of you! RT @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking @kathymorganMS for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @kathymorganMS Thanks for the great info! So much fun! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl Thank you for a great #SommChat I had a (wait for it) —-> Grape Time! #PunnyDog

@scottota (Scott Ota): @kathymorganMS @KeeperColl Thank you for another great #SommChat. See you next week!

@SirenaDiVino (Courtney Richards): Love making new friends during #SommChat @AdamPlotkin @demilove @kathymorganMS @PhoebeBrain