Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Alexander LaPratt

6/4 Master Sommelier Alexander LaPratt


Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine Ready 4 an exciting #SommChat today w/ the Master #Sommelier @AlexLaPratt ! See you at 18:00 CEST - 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! #winelover

Carlton McCoy, MS ‏@carltonmccoy “@keepercoll: .@CarltonMcCoy Today’s #SommChat features Master #Sommelier Alex LaPratt, @AlexLaPratt Tell him it's time to shave his head!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll will miss you joining in on #SommChat RT @winedineC: @keepercoll @vintageMD @AlexLaPratt wish I could join but I'll be airborne!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll we will miss U- thx for heads up abt #SommChat RT @vintageMD: @keepercoll @AlexLaPratt Exam day today so won't be able to join unfortunately

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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll T.G.I. #WW! Almost time 4 #SommChat w/ #Master #Sommelier AlexLaPratt@AlexLaPratt! Join us 11 AM CST, 12 N EST 2 pick his brain!

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @keepercoll #sommchat. I will be there!

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @keepercoll so bummed to be missing this :( #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll makes us sad - hope to see you next week RT @lwa235: @keepercoll so bummed to be missing this :( #sommchat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Thanks @keepercoll! I'll be offline at that time but will be checking the q's and a's later today! #SommChat #winewednesday :)

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll will miss U MT @drewbie_g: Thx @keepercoll! I'll be offline at that time but will be checking the q’s and a’s later today #SommChat #winewednesday :)

Jeffrey Wolfe ‏@wolfeswines Knowledge baller in a few #SommChat with @AlexLaPratt & @keepercoll there!

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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Master #Sommelier Alexander LaPratt @AlexLaPratt #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier @AlexLaPratt #SommChat #WW

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

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @alexlapratt Welcome to #sommchat. Cheers to bubbles!

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 Master #Sommelier @AlexLaPratt our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

Rashmi Primlani ‏@PrimlaniKitchen Hola! @keepercoll @AlexLaPratt #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll so glad you are here - !RT @PrimlaniKitchen: Hola! @keepercoll @AlexLaPratt #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Goooooooood morning, #SommChat tweeps!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll gr8 to have you back on board - give @alexlapratt some good qs to answer RT @AdamPlotkin: Goooooooood morning, #SommChat tweeps!

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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #wine with Master #Sommelier Alexander LaPratt @AlexLaPratt #WW #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll So excited to be here! Can't wait for all the great questions! It looks like a really strong community!! #SommChat

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

SOFIA VOLO ‏@SofiaVoloWine Hi everyone! Francine Luber here. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove Hello from damp, chilly, Chicago! Looking forward to some chatting about wine! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll look fwd to ur qs - keep them coming RT @demilove: Hello from damp, chilly, Chicago! Looking forward to some chatting about wine! - #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @demilove: Hello from damp, chilly, Chicago! Looking forward to some chatting about wine! - #SommChat sad too No #hawks in #stanleycup

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @Alexlapratt, What do you think of Daniel Boulud’s new Las Vegas Venetian place? How do you see it differ? #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @winegrapestone @keepercoll I'm afraid I haven't had a chance to visit it because it just opened! #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning all! Q. @AlexLaPratt Who are your mentors and how did you get into the wine industry? Thanks #Sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @SandyWasserman @keepercoll I've been so fortunate to have many great mentors! My first is what got me into the wine industry... #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @SandyWasserman @keepercoll It was Madeline Triffon MS from Michigan when I was 19 at a restaurant called Morel's a Michigan Bistro #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @SandyWasserman @keepercoll after that it was @rajatparr with @chefmichaelmina, Dennis Kelly MS @_TFL_.... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @SandyWasserman @keepercoll @danieljohnnes @DanielBoulud, @aldosohm @LeBernardinNY and @BSVINO @jeangeorges, lessons from each #sommchat

Valory Reed ‏@spaguru Yay! Joining #SommChat today! #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll so glad you are here today!!! RT @spaguru: Yay! Joining #SommChat today! #wine

Evan Workman ‏@Van_Marshall What did you drink immediately after passing the MS exam? #sommchat @AlexLaPratt

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @Van_Marshall @keepercoll 1966 Karthauserhof Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg Auslese and 1996 Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll – Congrats, Alex! Any advice for me; feel I've hit a wall and losing confidence - (zero for two on Certified) #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll Are you working in a restaurant? I'd suggest finding a good program and volunteering if not. Like the news.. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll the source is more important than the information. I believe that with a little direction passion and.... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll a lot of determination you can accomplish anything and most certainly the certified exam. Don't lose hope!.. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll Some people get very nervous in those situations, myself included, so it may not happen right away but it ...#sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll doesn't mean you're not smart enough or it's not for you! Keep going and don't give up! It's the only way #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Sending out resumes now, Alex - hoping to moonlight and get better at Service - that's my weakest link - #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @AlexLaPratt @keepercoll - Thank you! I respect that the standards are high; hope one day I will prove worthy of them - #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Haven't been paying attention... where did you pass MS? @alexlapratt #sommchat Did Fred make things exciting during service?

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @noblewines @keepercoll In Aspen just tasting this last time, passed service and theory the first time so didn't have to do again #SommChat

Fernando Beteta, MS ‏@fernandobeteta .@AlexLaPratt you and @plepeltier have both been finalists in Sommelier competitions. How important was it for your MS training? #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier I believe that all training we do reinforces each other. Like a bunch of dots that are slowly ...

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier connected. Competitions are great because in between the exams they force you to give yourself ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier @keepercoll deadlines and to stay sharp! It's tough to retain all that info if you don't use it... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier @keepercoll it also helps you embrace the community which I believe is one of the best parts...#SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier @keepercoll and one I don't hear enough about. I'm not just talking USA but community of the world..#sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier @keepercoll which I think we could focus more on. Also it helps you in high pressure situations .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier @keepercoll with your nerves and allows you to perform on command which is your one shot a year... #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @plepeltier @keepercoll I highly recommend it! #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll #SommChat RT @fernandobeteta: .@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier agreed. I enjoyed competitions, mostly 4 friends I made. I don't miss the pressure..

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @fernandobeteta gr8 to see you on #SommChat - hope you and the fam are doing well!

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @keepercoll @alexlapratt what do you think about the Natural wine movement? #SommChat #WineWednesday

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll I think it's great! But it needs to be for the wine, not the publicity. Too many bad wines using that .... #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll for marketing alone. There are a lot of great natural and bio wines out there but they don't shout it! #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @AlexLaPratt How important is a "by the glass" list and why? #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll A by the glass list is the most important part of many programs. It’s the criteria by which I judge a wine program... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll Many people talk about the bottle markups of this list or that list and why they’re so great or their selection but.. #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll they overlook the by the glass list where they buy a large negociant chardonnay for 6 dollars a bottle and charge ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll the guest 12. I believe these “sommeliers” should be held accountable for that. The most important part of any... #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll program is what most of your guests will experience. This is usually the by the glass list or in a tasting menu .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll the wine pairing for the menu. These 2 things need to be of the highest integrity and value. Great wines... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll classic wines and wines of place deserve to be shared with as many people as possible. It's our duty as sommeliers.. #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll One sip could possibly change their life forever! #sommchat

Jeffrey Wolfe ‏@wolfeswines @keepercoll #SommChat @AlexLaPratt What trends are you embracing in the wine world and which are u disregarding? #lifeinawineshoppe

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @wolfeswines @keepercoll I'm embracing new, less popular regions that represent value! There are a lot of them... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @wolfeswines @keepercoll I'm actually fighting against what's hip and trendy because a lot of young sommeliers don't understand .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @wolfeswines @keepercoll the classics and therefore are unable to see where these hip wines fit into the world of wine and.. #sommchat

@wolfeswines @keepercoll therefore cannot relate it to a guest or the food. I'm also fighting against ego. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @wolfeswines @keepercoll because no one cares how much you know if you can't make someone feel special or taken care of #sommchat

Jeffrey Wolfe ‏@wolfeswines @AlexLaPratt @keepercoll #SommChat Brillant...carrying the same flags #lifeinawineshoppe

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @keepercoll @alexlapratt what's the most exciting wine you´ve had in the last months? #sommchat #WineWednesday

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll tons! but last week I had the honor to taste my birth year (81) vina tondonia from lopez de heredia... #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll in their cellar with the incredible maria jose lopez de heredia in Haro Spain! I'll never forget it! #sommchat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Alright, someone has 2 ask it! When the @NYRangers win #StanleyCup (which they will!) what would u recommend opening? #SommChat @noblewines

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @AdamPlotkin: When the @NYRangers win #StanleyCup what would u recommend opening? #SommChat a Saintly #wine for Martin

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Lets go Rangers! @AdamPlotkin @NYRangers @noblewines #sommchat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @keepercoll @alexlapratt what was the most difficult part about the MS exam? #SommChat #WineWednesday

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll to be honest: seeing a lot of passionate, talented friends that sacrificed everything that ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll only to come up short at the end. when you've passed and you see the tears and heart break it your friends .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll it's painful. you know what they're going through. #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @AlexLaPratt Have you made any wine yourself? Any desire to? If so, what & where? Thanks #Sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @SandyWasserman @keepercoll no I haven't yet, I was inspired by some young winemakers in Rioja this past week though! .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @SandyWasserman @keepercoll they had great ideas for the system and a great commraderie and the wines were great! .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @SandyWasserman @keepercoll it'd need to be somewhere that the financials would work because it's sooo expensive to start #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @AlexLaPratt @keepercoll Lots of good wine coming out of Rioja w/ newer & experienced producers #sommchat

Mark V. Fusco CS/CSW ‏@1337wine Better late than never. #SommChat

RT @1337wine: Better late than never. #SommChat KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll yes have missed seeing you

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @keepercoll @alexlapratt do you have a type of wine you like more than others? #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll I prefer items of place, fruit, ham, salt, wine... if you can't taste it and say "it's from there and ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll I can feel that place" then why drink it, eat it or use it. live life consciously and choose! #sommchat

RT @AlexLaPratt: @m_arcon @keepercoll ... if you can't taste it and say "it's from there and ... #sommchat #grapesandplaces Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines

Melanie ‏@vinogger Hello fellow #wine lovers from wine-derful #SF #CA #sommchat

Lisa W ‏@winechix @keepercoll @AlexLaPratt Cheers to #SommChat !

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll thx and happy #WW to you RT @winechix: @keepercoll @AlexLaPratt Cheers to #SommChat !

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Even now, after you have passed MS, is there a grape variety or two that often fools you when tasting blind? - #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll good saying: Q: When was the last time you confused Burgundy for Bordeaux? A: Not since lunch! ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll It happens all the time. A lot of people won't admit that and some are more gifted than others but many ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @demilove @keepercoll high alcohol, highly oaked reds and high acid neutral variety whites are very difficult to tell apart.. #sommchat

Melanie ‏@vinogger What in your opinion is the most underrated & overlooked varietal? region and which is most overrated? @AlexLaPratt #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @vinogger @keepercoll Underated & Overlooked: possibly Chenin Blanc @plepeltier, overrated: ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @vinogger @keepercoll possibly melon de bourgogne. many people want to get too much ripeness from it and make it into.. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @vinogger @keepercoll something it isn't. it masks the minerality for me and obscures it's sense of place/use for me #sommchat

Rashmi Primlani ‏@PrimlaniKitchen Sometimes I am craving just a glass of bubbly or white while waiting for guests. I appreciate eclectic #wine lists #SommChat

Fernando Beteta, MS ‏@fernandobeteta .@AlexLaPratt If you could have a drink with any winemaker (dead or alive) , who would that be? #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @fernandobeteta @keepercoll probably Andre Tchelistcheff! But maybe that's the patriot in me! #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @AlexLaPratt: @fernandobeteta @keepercoll Andre Tchelistcheff! But maybe that's the patriot in me! #sommchat understood Cali Terroir

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @alexlapratt @keepercoll what wine would you declare as "classic"? #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll classic must have a sense of place, a style of wine making and a value that are always consistent #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @AlexLaPratt #sommchat I find smartfone info makes choosing #wine 4 by glass or list bit tricky 4 my COGS demands thoughts?

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @noblewines @keepercoll if you're worried about everyone knowing how much you paid for the wine, choose wines that ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @noblewines @keepercoll are off the beaten path or make sure they get so much value from it by pouring at the table, explaining .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @noblewines @keepercoll what makes it special or why you chose it for that course and by putting it ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @noblewines @keepercoll in a well polished appropriate glass! You can even send the label home with them along with your card.. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @noblewines @keepercoll afterwards and offer to be their "personal sommelier" should they have a dinner party, or want to try .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @noblewines @keepercoll something new! I always have and it builds trust and loyalty! #sommchat

Drink Portuguese ‏@drinkportuguese @keepercoll Q: when does trying to be too off the beaten path on a wine list "too trendy?" @AlexLaPratt #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @drinkportuguese @keepercoll as soon as you don't have a sommelier to sell each glass/bottle for every guest. you write a ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @drinkportuguese @keepercoll wine list for your guests, not other sommeliers. some can accuse you of being boring but it's .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @drinkportuguese @keepercoll important to have grapes/regions on it that guests know. make a balance between hand sell wines .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @drinkportuguese @keepercoll and wines that sell themselves based on varietal, style, region or price, while keeping integrity #sommchat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @keepercoll @alexlapratt would you call NYC the capital of the world for wine? #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll thats' a bold statement but i believe we have more access to a broader diversity of wine than any other ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @m_arcon @keepercoll city in the world AND we have a lot of knowledgeable, service oriented sommeliers to serve it! #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @AlexLaPratt not so bold... every #wine producer I've met in my travels wants a NY Restaurant Placement #sommchat

pascalinelepeltier ‏@plepeltier what was the most challenging for you transitioning from beverage director to partner in a restaurant? @AlexLaPratt @keepercoll #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll the fact that i'm responsible for everyone that decides to work with me (not for me) and their families .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll is something I think about every day. I have a responsibility to them as a bottom line to make sure ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll they're taken care of. losing any ego that i had before opening was also important. you lead with ego.. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll patience, patience and more patience is still difficult for me. but otherwise I have the most trouble.. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll delegating. I can't work the floor, do the accounting, create the drink menu, reprint, expo, wash the ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll windows, take out the trash, do PR/social media all by myself although I try sometimes.. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll there was a great book cover that had a guy climbing a ladder and at the top the ladder ended and .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll a new ladder started just a foot away. the title was "what got you here won't get you there" and ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll it's true! the skills that gave me the opportunity to open my restaurant are not the ones that will allow..#sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll me to keep it. I had to start over and develop again. not to mention, thanks to the advice of @Spitpaul .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll @Spitpaul he said I should learn how to do plumbing, electricity, hvac maintainence and general ... #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll construction. it's so true. you need all those skills to succeed in your own restaurant. .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @plepeltier @keepercoll at the end of the day you only have yourself and your team. #sommchat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @alexlapratt. Are you still pursuing WSET Diploma of Wine as well? #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @winegrapestone @keepercoll I've done the advanced part but I'm hesitant because I know it just leads to the MW program and .. #sommchat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @winegrapestone @keepercoll if I did the MW program @granikmw would have to be my mentor, I'm not sure I can handle that pressure! #sommchat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @keepercoll @alexlapratt any favorite italian wine? #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @alexlapratt @keepercoll do you think a wine from Lopez de Heredia is a real classic every wine drinker should check out? #SommChat

Tony McClung ‏@tonymcclung Some great responses from @AlexLaPratt today on #SommChat. Thanks @keepercoll for the great work.

Lisa W ‏@winechix @tonymcclung AGREED! "Some great responses from @AlexLaPratt today on #SommChat. Thanks @keepercoll for the great work."

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@tonymcclung Gr8 guests like @AlexLaPratt make it easy for us at #SommChat :)

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @winechix thanks Lisa - it means a lot to us that the #SommChat Community is learning and having fun!

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Time to go sell the fruit of the vines. Thanks @AlexLaPratt #SommChat

Ken Alawine Waggoner ‏@alawine @AlexLaPratt @keepercoll @noblewines @m_arcon < end of #sommchat interesting, now back to beginning... #late!

Ken Alawine Waggoner ‏@alawine @PrimlaniKitchen @SandyWasserman @fernandobeteta @demilove < looks like interesting #sommchat now back to beginning... #late!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Gr8 2 have Master #Sommelier @AlexLaPratt join us today 4 #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! He will answer last few qs

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier @AlexLaPratt for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Thank you @AlexLaPratt for the great convo today - see you all next week! - #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Thanks@alexlapratt. Really great tips on keeping your guests happy. Very smart. #SommChat

ALEXLAPRATT‏@AlexLaPratt @keepercoll Everyone I loved being here! Thank you for the questions! I have to run now for a business meeting.. #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Thanks2 @AlexLaPratt & @keepercoll 4 chat on #sommchat keeper handles this so well and so consistently gr8 #wine advocate better than RPjr!