Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker David Croix

7/13 Burgundy Winemaker David Croix

See what you missed at #SommChat on 7/13 as we chatted with Burgundy Winemaker David Croix of Domaine des Croix and Camille Giroud.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #wine for the next hour from a #Burgundy #winemaker!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Today we are LIVE from #Burgundy with Domaine des Croix & Camille Giroud #winemaker David Croix and he’s ready to answer our Qs! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): You’re welcome to ask David Croix your Qs too! But first, read the instructions in our next few tweets so you’ll know what to do #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): David hasn’t personally embarked on Twitter world yet, so we’re assisting. We’re w/ him in #Burgundy, typing his A’s as he speaks. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): ALL OF DAVID’S TWEETS WILL COME FROM @KEEPERCOLL #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): So, if u have Qs, direct them to @KeeperColl & we’ll ask David. We’ll also tweet his answers – those will start w/ “A. D Croix:” #SommChat

@WholeFoodsATX (Whole Foods Austin): #SommChat starting NOW! RT @keepercoll #SommChat w/ legendary #winemaker David Croix – tweeting from @keepercoll so direct Qs to us!

@AnniesAustin (Annie’s Café & Bar): RT @WholeFoodsATX: #SommChat starting NOW! RT @keepercoll #SommChat w/ legendary #winemaker David Croix – tweeting from @keepercoll

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Also, please note that all of his answers will be in English – no need to brush off your French dictionary. #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): And dont forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for every1 to see it! Let’s start chatting!

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @keepercoll Burgundy heads ready @wolfeswines for #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): (From D Croix): welcome everyone – so excited to experience a new way for me of talking abt #wine #burgundy #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Nice to be part of #SommChat today! Anyone first timers?

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. David Croix: It seems #Burgundy ages about as well as any other #wine in the world -why is that? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: wine aging is all abt balance and growing pinot noir in #burgundy we get that balance in our #wine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: greatest old red wines I have had are #burgundy wines – it is the combination of pinot grown on limestone & climate #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. David Croix: There are diff opinions in #Burgundy about using stems in #winemaking – how do you decide when & what percentage? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: stems go well with ripe vintages but mostly you look at stems & also taste them – I myself don’t use a lot of stems #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: I also believe stems do better in some appelations rather than in others – it is very personal as a winemaker #SommChat

@JuneRodil (June Rodil): @keepercoll David! Hope you’re well. Heading to work but just wanted to say HI from ATX. Still think of wines you poured in burg #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @JuneRodil – I’m going to #WBC11 next week; getting psyched! #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @keepercoll so as climate change heats France up more will he include more ripe stems as a matter of temp rise? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@wolfeswines A. D Croix: maybe – will have to see – ripe vintages don’t always mean ripe stems #SommChat

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): @keepercoll David happy to see you tweeting, what taste do you look for when tasting stems? when do you taste? #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @Champagnewhit Great quest! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@Champagnewhit A. D Croix: you don’t want too much greenness and agressiveness & i taste when it’s abt time to pick the fruit #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@Champagnewhit A. D Croix: it’s very impt to hear that since i don’t use a lot of stems, i’m not the one to talk on this #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @keepercoll Late for #SommChat! Ready to fire away, though!

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @keepercoll Which appellations in #Burgundy do you think are showing best these days and why? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@MDSmitty2488 A. D Croix: there are 2 very dynamic villages -volnay and marsannay – cool & passionate #winemakers #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @keepercoll I’ve long been a fan of Volnay #SommChat

@StemGrip (Stem Grip): @keepercoll Great guests and #Burgundy today! Love to hear detail from winemakers as I have many who are friends here in WA #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): @keepercoll I am a huge white burgundy fan. Which wines should I run out and buy this week? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@DeniseFraser A. D Croix: besides my wines : ), Lamy St Aubin, Leroux wines, Picq Chablis #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @keepercoll – mr. Croix, do you ever drink American pinot or chardonnay? What do you think are main differences? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@demilove A. D Croix: I do when i am in US, terroir is major difference and climate #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @keepercoll Whom does David think is the next “David Croix” in Volnay or Marsannay? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@wolfeswines A. D Croix: Yikes – I am red in the face – check out Thomas Bouley in Volnay #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): @keepercoll DCroix Q: I often hear Pinot Noir is the most difficult grape to work with – is that your experience? If so, why? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Great question @theleftoverchef! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@theleftoverchef A. D Croix: come to #Burgundy, do the work, and you will see #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): Was that an invite? RT @keepercoll: .@theleftoverchef A. D Croix: come to #Burgundy, do the work, and you will see #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @keepercoll Coming in late & following along. Happy #WineWednesday! #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @keepercoll Do you see winemakers in #Burgundy being seduced by the “globalization” of wine or sticking to their terroir? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@MDSmitty2488 A. D Croix: I feel that it is more sticking to terroir than globalization at this time, but this is in general #SommChat

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): @keepercoll Purchasing Burgundy wine can often be confusing. Do you have any tips for identifying quality wines at a good price? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@MattMcGinnis A. D Croix: producer, producer, producer – learn which producers you like is the first step #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@MattMcGinnis A. D Croix: and then find a trusted retailer and work with them on tasting wines to learn #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. David Croix: For most #winemakers, being responsible for 1 #winery is hard enough- how do you balance overseeing 2 #wineries? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: I am not just by myself, I have ppl working with me that I trust #SommChat

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @keepercoll Do you think with global warming that #Burgundy will still be as ageworthy? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@MDSmitty2488 A. D Croix: well yes, when you look at the vintages that have aged well, 47, 71, etc, most are ripe vintages #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): Keepercoll – Mr. Croix – do you think it’s difficult to recognize the differences in wine made in different regions of burgundy? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@demilove A. D Croix: yes it is- even though Chablis & Cote Dor whites are very different for example, it can still be confusing #SommChat

@BonVivantImport (Bryan Hinschberger): @keepercoll David, I’m wondering if you have any favorite village or cru to pair with food from the cote d’or. any go-to wines? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@BonVivantImport A. D Croix: any food goes with any wine as long as you like it #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. David Croix: How important is the process of Triage in making your #wines? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: Triage is one of many details that I must keep my eye on very closely – #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: but making wine is a chain of details that I must do everyday, not just triage #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (Shit My Sommelier Says): @keepercoll M. Croix; Who would you give your Beaune to? Carla Bruni or Pippa Middleton? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@ShitMySommSays A. D Croix: since I don’t know how Middleton looks like, i will give it to Carla Bruni #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (Shit My Sommelier Says): huh huh huh (French accent) RT @keepercoll: A. D Croix: since I don’t know how Middleton looks like, i will give it to Carla Bruni #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. David Croix Do you think it is harder to grow #grapes, make #wine, or sell wine? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: all three are challenges, selling wine is the most difficult as I gain too much weight when I am travelling:) #SommChat

@DeniseFraser (Denise Fraser): I must say, my favorite Twitter handle of all time is @ShitMySommSays #SommChat makes me laugh every time I see a Tweet.

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): Have to be taking off but it was great hanging out while I could! Happy #WW everyone! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Glad you could make it @MDSmitty2488, see you next Wednesday! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. David Croix: If you could make #wine anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): A. D Croix: Since I grew up in the Loire Valley, that would be one place, Mosel would be another since I love Riesling so much #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@SummerRiesling RT D Croix: Since I grew up in Loire Valley, that would be 1, Mosel would be another since I love Riesling #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): @summerriesling #Riesling love! @RT @keepercoll: A. D Croix: …Mosel would be another since I love Riesling so much #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (Shit My Sommelier Says): @keepercoll You grew up with Da Loire? Nice. He plays for the Lakers now. #SommChat

@amberdemure (Amber Demure): @keepercoll Croix: do you find it hard, given increasing temps, to restrain the sugar/alcohol even in #Burgundy? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@amberdemure A. D Croix: I don’t think it is a problem yet, we will have to watch and see #SommChat

@ShitMySommSays (Shit My Sommelier Says): @keepercoll What advice can you give Sommeliers that don’t know how to tie a Double Windsor knot? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@ShitMySommSays Go on youtube #SommChat

@BonVivantImport (Bryan Hinschberger): @keepercoll Q. David- of your vineyards you work with, any favorites? the land? the way the grapes grow? etc.? #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): .@BonVivantImport A. D Croix: they are all different to me – one day I may like one more than others and for different reasons #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): That’s all the Q’s we have for David Croix – if any1 has others, ask away! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Thanks to everyone for joining us for an international edition of #SommChat! I hope you learned something about #wine and David Croix

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): I hope everyone will join me in thanking David Croix for an awesome job sharing his #wine knowledge! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 6/20 11 AM CST for another #SommChat & more #wine secrets from Master Somm & @TEXSOM co-founder James Tidwell @winejames!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q gets answered, post it to FB & we’ll be sure it gets asked! Happy #WW!