Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #wine #writer Joe Roberts

6/6 Wine Blogger Joe Roberts


@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn from @1winedude! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Joe Roberts, CSW @1winedude #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to @1winedude to say hello & so he 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 @1winedude our Qs, U can ask @1winedude your Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/ so many participants lots gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, give a S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @1winedude 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @1winedude #WineWednesday #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): .@1WineDude Joe, it’s really “hard” to read your wine column on, I usually end up in HR or a cold shower. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@ShitMySommSays HA!!! #SommChat

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): Starting my day with a little #wine! Hi #SommChat!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude How did your love of #wine develop- is there a certain instance you can trace it back to? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Sort of. My then-girlfriend now-wife made lobster sev. yrs. ago, & I brought a Nap Chard to go w/ it. bam, hooked! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Otherwise, I was just a passionate consumer who went totally over the edge. Was always a fan of beer as well, btw #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @KeeperColl @1winedude here to read what is on #SommChat #ww today!

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): Opening remarks from @1WineDude for #SommChat ? @KeeperColl

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Let’s start with the important ?s first! Has being @1winedude helped you meet wine girls? – #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – My epiphany wasn’t one wine but simple discovery that wine girls were prettier and better dressed than beer girls! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): . @demilove HA! No, wifey loved me even before I got wine-smart #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@demilove but wine world is def. more attractive than IT world was! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude How has technology changed the #wine world? (other than the influence of your blog, of course!) #WineWednesday #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Biggest thing w/ tech & wine, I think, is ability for small producers & regular drinkers to reach each other #SommChat

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): .@1WineDude Hi, I also play the guitar. Do find many wine people that play instruments? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@fernandobeteta Yeah, I do! It’s spooky, actually. Just had dinner with Hourglass’ Jeff Smith, & found out he plays guitar. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@fernandobeteta & a lot of winemakers seem to smoke pot, too (just sayin’!)… totally unrelated. I think… #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): Looking at you Mendocino. RT @1WineDude: . @fernandobeteta & a lot of winemakers seem to smoke pot, too (just sayin’!). #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@ShitMySommSays HA!!!!! #SommChat

@candidwines (Candid Wines): @fernandobeteta @1WineDude Fred Scherrer has guitars at the winery and jams with Michael Jordan (the somm) all the time. #SommChat

@candidwines (Candid Wines): @AustinWineGuy @fernandobeteta @1WineDude Indeed. The intro for our wine videos is from Fred @scherrerwines. #SommChat

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): @1WineDude @fernandobeteta wine is art and music is art, all makes sense same side of the brain. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@MauricesCru good point! maybe it attracts us types! #SommChat

@winesavi (anna savino): @1WineDude @fernandobeteta i have found that to be true too! RT pot #SommChat

@AustinWineGuy (Rob Moshein): @candidwines @fernandobeteta @1WineDude Add Ed Sbragia and Dave Miner to list of music wine dudes. #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @fernandobeteta we can vouch for @1WineDude & his jamming abilities Another is @HourglassNV Jeff Smith and the band Wristrocket #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@CharlesComm HA!!! #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1WineDude #SommChat Q: PA a tough place to buy wine I hear…strategies for shopping and dining there?

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@vtwinemedia gr8 Q! Shopping strategy is.. go to NJ or DE! But dining -man, we have a TON of gr8 places in Philly to eat now #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1winedude TX! will plan to dine out next trip to PA, but will BYOB for drinking in! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): . @vtwinemedia great BYOs cropping up everywhere here, too, 1 of the pleasant side effects of control state I guess #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude The #wine world can be a bit of an uptight industry- how do managed to stay so laid back/humorous? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl U know, I don’t know any other way to act! Bottom line is being able 2 describe a wine doesn’t make U awesome… #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl …so we shouldn’t act as though it does. Instead, we should help people share the magic of wine, I think. #SommChat

@winesavi (anna savino): @1WineDude @demilove any insight on Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cab 2001? I am not expecting much but opening tonight in Italy! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@winesavi I’ve found those wines age well, actually ; and that the AV Cab is a better deal than the NV version #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@winesavi a TON of Somms are down on Silver Oak but the wines are NOT that oaky! Maybe not gr8 value for $ but are tasty #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): Q @1WineDude & all – who is going to Aspen @FandW classic? What’s best to look out for? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@ONEHOPEWINE alas, not going to Aspen this yr #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @ONEHOPEWINE @1WineDude @FandW I will be at #Aspen #fwclassic next week. #SommChat Anyone else?

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @ONEHOPEWINE @1WineDude @FandW Look for the Reserve Tastings–tough to beat! @SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): @adamplotkin @1WineDude @fandw Good to know, thanks! We’re looking forward to being there. Will you? #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @1WineDude What are some of your favorite ways to engage with your readers/viewers? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@MDSomm LOVE discussing finer points on post comments & FB comments. Fav is probably this: on twitter. Love the 1-on-1 #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1winedude #SommChat Q: What has been your biggest surprise since the hook to wine & going pro?

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@vtwinemedia Biggest is that wine biz would rather put head in sand than pay ppl like me 2 help them figure out better outreach #SommChat

@GUSTOTastings (GUSTO Tastings): Good morning all, it’s a great day for a #SommChat. Thanks @KeeperColl for the reminders!

@MauricesCru (maurice dimarino): Q. @1WineDude California Cab vintage…’96 or ’97, which held up better? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@MauricesCru In my experience, 97 is still banging a bit more. BUT… 98s (supposedly “bad”) are drinking beautifully now! #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): Late to #SommChat but happy to be here on this fabulous #WW!!!

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): Looks like #SommChat is ready for a #Sommconcert with all the musicians in wine world.

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @fernandobeteta we agree. Add Karl Wente of @Wente vineyards to the musical mix #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): Music & wine go together b they both blend creativity/passion/precision. See Jay Somers plying both trades. #SommChat

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): @KeeperColl @fernandobeteta have you heard about WineLands at Outsidelands music festival in SF? The wine lineup is to die for! #SommChat

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): @1WineDude @winesavi but don’t you think Silver Oak is not as good as it was over a decade ago? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@winetonite Probably isn’t… those older ones are really, really tasty now #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@winetonite But then, SO is making wine for the 90K ppl who visit them ea. year, & not for geeks like me! #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): .@1WineDude I paired Silver Oak with regret and an empty wallet once. #SommChat.

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@ShitMySommSays damn u are en fuego today! #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @1WineDude How do you separate #wine when annalyzing and wine when enjoying? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@MDSomm Painfully! I hate rating wine, esp. since context & wine itself changes dramatically over time… #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@MDSomm …so when I drink, I just enjoy & try not to let the rating shiz poison that or invade my thinking too much #SommChat

@BillElsey (Bill Elsey): Cheers to @1WineDude and @KeeperColl for todays #SommChat, Joe hosts great videos that we feature on @Winescom

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1winedude Hear you..institutional blindness to a wave of change. The agile and aware will succeed. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@vtwinemedia Exactly! Over time, that shift will become more palpable as the market trends younger, I think @KeeperColl #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1winedude also as older demographics find they must adopt technologies to stay functional. #SommChat @KeeperColl

@VinoCaPisco (Countess Rose Perry): Extremely busy this morning but I want to give virtual bellinis to @KeeperColl & @1winedude for today’s #SommChat Cin Cin!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude Your top 3 #wine tasting tips for a first timer? #WineWednesday #SommChat #Winelover

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl 1) know what u like, 2) drink what u like, 3) don’t drink what critics tell u that u *should* like if it conflicts #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @VinoCaPisco @KeeperColl @1winedude Who doesn’t LOVE a virtual bellini? Since we are being virtual, virtual DRC for EVERYONE! #SommChat

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): @adamplotkin ok fine I was just saying it to make my hotel friends jealous. I’m eating cheerios with cup of tea. #fail #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @LaurBreu TOO FUNNY! Well, cheers to you and your Cheerios! #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @demilove @LaurBreu May have to try that one morning at #Aspen #fwclassic! #couldnothurt! #SommChat

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): @demilove @AdamPlotkin funny you should say, I LOVE odd food wine pairings! We did birthday cake w/ our wines last week #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@LaurBreu YES! Really, just let people enjoy the stuff & come to the finer points of it on their own and organically #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @LaurBreu @demilove Once had brachetto with duo of foie gras courtesy of @brianbin36wines. #foodsynergy! #SommChat

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): @AdamPlotkin @demilove @brianbin36wines cake. Wine. You know you’d love it! #SommChat

@RetaKay13 (Reta Coker Crowe): @LaurBreu @AdamPlotkin @demilove @brianbin36wines I’ve tried OneHope wines. I don’t usually like chardonnay, but theirs is good! #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): @RetaKay13 We agree, and hear it often. Just shows it pays to be adventurous in tasting. Glad you like it! #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @LaurBreu @demilove @brianbin36wines I’m in! Always up for a new food/wine adventure! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): Damn, this is fun, u people RAWK it! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): thought you would love #SommChat- handling it well you are! RT @1WineDude: Damn, this is fun, u people RAWK it! #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @1winedude Joe, what is the first step a novice wine drinker should take? Join a tasting group, for instance? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@CharlesComm Maybe not the 1st step, but great idea, those groups make the whole experience social & I think more fun… #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@CharlesComm …and when it’s more fun, your brain is more open & you learn more quickly #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): Plus you can learn from other, more experienced tasters #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): Do I get to ask everyone else questions, too? #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): Do it! RT @1WineDude: Do I get to ask everyone else questions, too? #SommChat #SommChat

@GUSTOTastings (GUSTO Tastings): join us right now for a weekly tweeter discussion called #SommChat. Each Wednesday at 11am CST.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude What is the most overrated #wine region, in your opinion? The most underrated? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Gotta go with Bordeaux. Amazing wines, but also terrible wines at crazy prices right now. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @1WineDude and underrated???? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Underrated I’d pick Northern Italy whites & Corsican wines. Also Aussie reds (still feeling YT backlash!) #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @1WineDude My 2 cents re underrated regions: Bierzo and Campagnia! Love them both! #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): @AdamPlotkin +1 campagnia #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @AdamPlotkin @LaurBreu – Alsace Riesling and Cheerios – m m m m yummy! – #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @1WineDude @KeeperColl northern Italy, especially Piemonte, should certainly get more love! #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @adamplotkin totally with you on your underdog red choices! Mencia and Aglianico! #SommChat

@UCBeau (Beau): @CharlesComm @1WineDude @KeeperColl and Alton Adige. Great wines coming from there. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): #SommChat Q for everyone here: If wine brands engage U on twitter, are u more apt to feel loyalty to them or buy from them? Curious…

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @1WineDude May make me take a look & do some digging, but at end of day, the product is either good or it isn’t. #SommChat

@LeRivageHotel (Le Rivage Hotel): Depends HOW they engage RT @1WineDude: #SommChat If wine brands engage U on twitter are u more apt to feel loyalty to them or buy from them?

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@AdamPlotkin @LeRivageHotel @KeeperColl thnx – great responses! #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): @1winedude we’re definitely focused on the emotional connection w/ our fans. Starting with the charity base but now with SoMe too #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): @1WineDude i wouldn’t say i’m necessarily more loyal, but i’m more apt to try them if i haven’t already&buy again #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@1337wine @vtwinemedia yeah, quality of wine & quality of the engagement are important, I think. #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1winedude #SommChat Re: Brand Tweet engagement: yes loyalty for existing relation, chat sponsors good, direct poke still may be predatory

@jencviens (Jen Viens): @1WineDude Would definitely prompt me 2 try, but loyalty still depends on quality. Have to like product AND the personality. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@jencviens Exactly! It’s like, is there a real person back there behind that tweet or not? #SommChat

@jencviens (Jen Viens): @1WineDude I believe a wine should represent its owner! #SommChat

@UCBeau (Beau): @1WineDude answer to your q: I always look to see how authentic the brand is. i.e. did Gallo invent it? Then i decide to be loyal #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@UCBeau ah! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): …joining #SommChat with @1winedude …already in progress …buckle up! #wine

@ecovinowines (@ecovinowines): @1WineDude @KeeperColl Who’s your pick to win the NBA finals and what’s a good basketball wine? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@ecovinowines HA! I’m 5’5″ so basketball is NOT in my vocab really . Hockey on the other hand… GO Kings! #SommChat

@snipit ( @drloosenwines Does serenading the wine during fermentation make it taste better? Nice pic #ww #SommChat

@drloosenwines (Dr. Loosen Wines): Depends on the song! RT @snipit: @drloosenwines Does serenading the wine during fermentation make it tast better? Nice pic #ww #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q @1WineDude You have MANY #wine certifications- how important do you think certification is in the #wine industry? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Certs are differentiators & valuable. But ultimately u gotta know your shiz, which trumps certs any day. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude Fav red, white, and bubbly under $50 retail? #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl ACK! Tough Q. I’ve been inundated w/ Schramsberg BdB 2009 at #anv12 & loved it each time, great buy there #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl For whites, Corsican Vermentino is killer for the $. Reds – Cru Beaujolais for sure. SOOOO good w/ food….. #SommChat

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): Enjoying #SommChat with @1winedude while downloading new OS

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude Some say the #wine world has a snobby reputation? Why do you think this is? What can we do to change it? #SommChat #WW

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl It does because many treat opinion of wine as fact (critics, retailers, distribs, etc.) when it’s not…. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl I think we have best chance of changing that now that consumers and alt. voices have more volume… #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl …we just need to keep chipping away at those stones! #SommChat

@LaurBreu (Lauren Breuning): get em drunk RT @KeeperColl: Q. @1WineDude Some say the #wine world has a snobby reputation? Why? What can we do to change it? #SommChat #WW

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): @chris_taylor79 @1WineDude glad that message comes through, we genuinely do! #SommChat

@AnnEvanston (Ann Evanston): @onehopewine @1WineDude we are! #SommChat

@ablegrape (Doug Cook): @1winedude enjoying your conversation – good stuff! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@ablegrape thnx, bro! #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @KeeperColl @1WineDude Agreed! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @1WineDude yes like having you on #SommChat – so much fun and good information you are downloading

@fernandobeteta (Fernando Beteta, MS): Q. @1WineDude Is that why we see more wine labels like Skinny Bitch? To be less pretentious? #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): “…many treat opinion of wine as fact (critics, retailers, distribs, etc.) when it’s not…. A. @KeeperColl” RT @1WineDude #SommChat #wine

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1WineDude You R a fabulous writer on your award-winning website-any plans to expand your writing further to, say, a book? #SommChat #WW

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl thnx for that! I may do a book, but not one focused on wine, but on crazy foods & wine… we’ll see… #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @1WineDude Just put together a blind tasting group–first meeting in two weeks! #punishment #fun #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1WineDude #SommChat Q: do you look for and engage the Somm when u r out to eat, or do you go it alone?

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@vtwinemedia Depends on place, if there som rep is good I will def. engage them. Just did that @ Press in St Helena for example #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @1winedude what’s a never-ever-gonna-forget-it wine experience you’ve had recently? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@CharlesComm Emeril Lagasse almost trampled me at #anv12 Will NEVER forget that one! #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @1WineDude what are your fav AVAs? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@alawine in US? Love Finger Lakes right now, also Walla Walla & never did get sick of Napa & Sonoma #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @1WineDude thanks Joe; agree on three! …never been to Finger Lakes Wine Country, but have enjoyed a few from there #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@alawine FLX is really starting to come into its own, I think #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): . @alawine Tonight is a #TasteNY event for FLX wine, so it’s Red Tail Ridge I think #SommChat

@adriennebyard (Adrienne Byard): @1WineDude @KeeperColl It’s gotta be asked: What’s the Mansion’s cellar look like? Primary region in it? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@adriennebyard I dunno yet! trying to get in there so I can party with Robert Downey Jr!!! #SommChat

@adriennebyard (Adrienne Byard): @1WineDude hah, that’s too bad! #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @1WineDude Do your friends often try to get you to rate #wine in social situations? What’s your response? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@MDSomm Yes, & my response is that I’m not working that evening, I’m drinking! #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): Welcome @1WineDude 2 #SommChat – living large again, amigo ;p

@Virginia_Made (Virginia_Made): @1WineDude I tend to skip wine fests since it is crowded to be able to connect with vintners/staff. Prefer to visit and connect. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@Virginia_Made Yeah, also public fests are cool but VERY hard to taste critically at those #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @1winedude What wine regions have you not traveled to but on dream list and why? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Madeira is TOP of that list right now, for sure. Also N. Italy not far behind! #SommChat

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): @1WineDude Joe, what #PinotNoir really have your attention recently & why? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@winetonite Sonoma Coast in general, amazing wines & potential. Ross Cobb is killing it out there & his wines are gorgeous. #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @1WineDude thanks; goin’ on my PN #wishlist! Gr8 question ED! @winetonite #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1winedude what do you like to drink when not drinking wine? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Beer, sometimes spirits. Otherwise coffee, water & green tea. #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @1WineDude @alawine What are your fav FLX wines? Cc: @noblewines Personally, have enjoyed Dr. Frank and Wiemer. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@AdamPlotkin Weimer is still the bomb out there for me #SommChat

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1WineDude @alawine #TasteNY chat tonight is Red Tail Ridge – Semi-dry & dry Riesling , Blaufrankish and Pinot Noir #SommChat

@i_on_food_drink (Irene L): .@1WineDude has got great tips and stories #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @1WineDude question for Joe & all #SommChat participants: #WYWW? (what’s your Wednesday wine?) for this fine #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @alawine thinking about a #burgundy #Chardonnay for #WYWW #SommChat

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @1WineDude tried any interesting varietal wines that caught your attention lately? Any region in particular grabbing you? Why? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@raelinn_wine hi! Fruili is really grabbing me, we’re now getting access to the serious stuff in the US & the diversity is gr8 #SommChat

@WPTUSA (Wines of Portugal US): How do you feel about #PortugueseWine, do you have a favorite region/grape/ tips to those who are unfamiliar? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@WPTUSA LOVE Port. wines generally. Still reds form Douro – low acid but somehow still amazing with food! #SommChat

@Delysia_Choc (Delysia Chocolatier): Q. @1WineDude & @KeeperColl – Do you have a favorite wine to pair with chocolate? #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@Delysia_Choc Not really, I find that match is REALLY hard. I’d go with Port (ruby or tawny dep. on Dark or Milk choc, etc.). #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@Delysia_Choc thnx! I want to try those! #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): If any of you winos are at Aspen @fandw Classic, tweet up & come for a taste. Would love to meet IRL! #fwclassic #SommChat

@FallCreekWines (FallCreekWines): #SommChat headed to Sonoma on Saturday what’s your fav winery? fallcreekwines

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @1winedude??? can you answer RT @FallCreekWines: #SommChat headed to Sonoma on Saturday what’s your fav winery? fallcreekwines

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@FallCreekWines Impossible Q! So many fun ones out there. Go to the Sonoma Coast if u have time! #SommChat

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): @1WineDude What is your favorite French region? Favorite French wine? Why? Et santé! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@UBIWineSpirit Tough call. Fave lately was 2009 Ch Figeac but so expensive!!! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): . @UBIWineSpirit …Really like smaller producers in south, where they’re fewer AOC regs and they can stretch out a bit. #SommChat

@alawine (Ken #wine): @AdamPlotkin thanks Adam gr8 question! That’s about all I know re FLX so wide open to learn more… @1WineDude @noblewines #SommChat

@ONEHOPEWINE (ONEHOPE Wine): So great chatting with you all this morning! Thanks @1WineDude & @KeeperColl for the #SommChat. See you next week!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @1winedude – our new intern wants to know what is best way to start learning about #wine – right after she turns 21:) @SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): A. @KeeperColl Hang out with the older crew for starters! Be fearless & try anything is the best advice I can give. #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): dude is it really almost noon? this chat went by so fast today. #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@1337wine I know, right? it’s been fun! #SommChat

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): I think we still have a few #SommChat mins left, right? Keep ‘em coming’, I love it!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): only 5 minutes left on this great #SommChat with @1winedude – get Qs now so they won’t be missed #WW

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @alawine @1WineDude @noblewines Chris (@noblewines) is very familiar w/ FLX and has provided me suggestions in past. #SommChat

@italianwineguy (Alfonso Cevola): @1WineDude drinking some Txomin Extaniz @ lunch w/u in mind – gr8 #SommChat u rock

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): @1WineDude Wish we could have joined #SommChat sooner! Very fun time today. cc: @KeeperColl

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): @KeeperColl @UBIWineSpirit thnx! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @1winedude #WineWednesday #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (ShitMySommelierSays): .@1WineDude Sorry I lost track of #SommChat I was “reading” your wine column on again…..

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Bye everyone! See you next week at #SommChat !

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @1WineDude Gr8 and fun #SommChat session today! Thanks Joe and @KeeperColl!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): It was great to have @1winedude join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @1winedude for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): @KeeperColl it was my pleasure. thnx all! #SommChat

@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

@LeRivageHotel (Le Rivage Hotel): TYSM for chatting! RT @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with @1winedude #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar for #SommChat Wed 6/13 at 11 AM CST Guest will be announced soon so keep an eye out 4 news! #WineWednesday #keepyouguessing

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

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): thnx, all, if I missed any of the #SommChat Qs hit me up & will try to answer!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @scottota: @1winedude, Welcome, what would be one piece of advice to starting your own wine blog? #SommChat #WW

@1WineDude (Joe Roberts): .@scottota Sorry I missed your blog Q. My advice is be fiercely unique & specialize in what u love so you can stand out! #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): @1337wine nice life #SommChat till noon #shinerbock all p.m #wine all night w froofroo non- #texas supposed #food eh #jealousy #yanquigohome

@raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @1WineDude #SommChat cheers! Fun chat today!

@vtwinemedia (Todd Trzaskos): @1WineDude Good show Joe! TX for the #SommChat @KeeperColl

@alawine (Ken #wine): @1WineDude @KeeperColl Thanks for fast, furious and fun #SommChat today!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Feeling all the #SommChat love for @1winedude today – he sure can handle the hotseat! a great #WineWednesday to all!

@winetonite (Ed Thralls): @1WineDude Nice! Thanks Joe… have been increasing my focus on Sonoma Coast lately already #SommChat

@WPTUSA (Wines of Portugal US): The Wines of Portugal Grand Tasting is in NY 2day, hope some NY Somms are stopping by to discover new #PortugueseWine #SommChat #WPTNYC

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): @KeeperColl Sorry I missed #SommChat, had no cell reception where i was but i’ll follow it and read the exchanges…

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Hunt Country for dessert wines RT @adamplotkin: @alawine @1WineDude is very familiar w/ Fingerlakes #SommChat

@RVimmerstedt (renee vimmerstedt): i take it #SommChat went VERY well today. When i got scrubbed out of the OR today i had 201 tweets waiting on my phone. =)