Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas

7/17 Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas


@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to New Zealand #Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS! #SommChat #Winelover

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask @CamDouglasMS our Qs, you can ask him Ur 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 of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @CamDouglasMS let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with #Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS #WineWednesday #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS Ready for #SommChat!

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @KeeperColl Gidday, Greetings and Hello from Los Altos CA, Glad to be here #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS U r #New Zealand’s one & only #Master #Sommelier. Do you C that changing anytime soon? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Not soon-have a couple of Certs taking Adv Aug so hoping they succeed. Be great to grow local MS Community #NZWINE #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Key task getting word out re import of profession to Hosp & wine industries– working on building strong #Somm comm #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning all! Nice to join you on this HOT morning in Chicago! – #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Yay! @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking #wine with #Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove great to see you here and can’t wait to see your Questions for @CamDouglasMS on #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @drewbie_g @KeeperColl Great idea! Had a FAB Gewurz from Ellero Wines Otago yesterday. Heard of them? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS What r some challenges U face being #New Zealand’s only #Master #Sommelier? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Emphasising the value of the @GuildSomm and @MasterSommWW &@MasterSommUS to NZ #SommChat

@SonOfASomm (Children of a Somm): Q. @CamDouglasMS there has been a surge in beer’s popularity. Do you see beer sales putting a damper on wine sales? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl @SonOfASomm Beer’s Good and they are great partners at any meal. No – Wine will continue to rage alongside B #SommChat

@demilove(Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Mr. Douglas (love the last name!), I just got crushed at first #Certified attempt – any positive vibes you can send? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @demilove @KeeperColl Can you? Service or Tasting? Theory ? Happy to advise #SommChat

@butleriv (charles): @camdouglasms what is the biggest thing right now w/ the #NZ #Wine industry? I have seen #Gruner & other #aromatic whites. #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl @butleriv Watch for Syrah! Great egs fm #HawkesBay &Matakana. @nzsyrah &Sparkiling #Albarino Our Chard rocks NZWine #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @AdamPlotkin: @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS Gives you a nice monopoly on speaking engagements in NZ—need an agent? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin Engagements on the up #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @butleriv @CamDouglasMS Had a very naive NZ #sparkler– #QuartzReef. #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl See? I am bringing you positive results already! #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin @butleriv < Naive? @QuartzReefWines make some smart sparklers? #SommChat

@adriennebyard (Adrienne Byard): @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS I’ll consider you the expert then: What is your favorite classic NZ SB available to the US? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @adriennebyard @KeeperColl TerraVin ‘AHU’ is a BF SB from Marlborough – Love it. Or Greywacke ‘Wild’ SB 2011 #SommChat

@demilove(Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Do you think NZ Sauvignon Blanc is overplayed at this point? Can it still surprise us? – #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @demilove @KeeperColl Depends – a lot of work underway with yeast and skin contact so plenty of new expressions on their way #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @demilove @KeeperColl Nerves get the best of us, yes start in a rest’, also film yourself completing service, write a script #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @demilove @KeeperColl Also recommend wines you know, don’t suggest a wine without a producer OW and NW #SommChat

@demilove(Douglas Trapasso): @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl – Thank you, I will do all that! Maybe I can share my practice video with you! #SommChat

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): Just joining! RT@KeeperColl Let’s start talking #wine with #Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS #WineWednesday #SommChat #ww

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @CamDouglasMS Any up and coming regions in NZ currently producing stellar #Chardonnays and what are some notable characteristics? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @CharlesComm @keepcoll watchout 4 Waiheke Is, Marlborough Central Otago – positive sulphide and some skin contact = complexity #SommChat

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Gewurz on a hot summer day is a delight! MT @camdouglasms: @KeeperColl Great idea! Had a FAB Gewurz from Ellero Wines Otago #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS Tell us more about UR position as Senior Lecturer at @AUTuni. Tell us more about this gig? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl I run 2 programmes: Bev Mgt &Prof Wine Studies part of Degree Qualification–intense, fun, focused learning @AUTUni #SommChat

@butleriv (charles): @CamDouglasMS what r some of other soil types that make #NZ #wine so unique? Aside from gimblet Gravels? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @butleriv @keepcoll Fractures of limestone in Waipara, Active Limestone in Waitaki Valley, Big Bio and Organic movement in Marlb #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): MT @drewbie_g: Always looking 4 new(er) varieties R interesting blends, any exciting new suggestions fr NZ region? @camdouglasms #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @KeeperColl @drewbie_g watch 4 Waitaki Valley: emerging PN PG Ohau Gravels PN ChSB sim to Marlb.Watch #Syrah #Ch #Albar #Gruner #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @butleriv @QuartzReefWines Auto correct combined w fat fingering my phone—sorry—meant nice! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): MT @BSVINO: @CamDouglasMS What do U think abt Gruner Veltliner in NZ.Seems quite a few wineries R trying it out esp. in C Otago. #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @KeeperColl @BSVINO Watch this space. Still pretty early stages – both Central & Marl – some pretty smart, still work to be done #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @KeeperColl @BSVINO Learned a lot recently at a Symposium for #NZGruner in Marlb #NZWine #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS U r a #wine writer 4 #New Zealand’s Hospitality Magazine @ThirstEditor what do U write about? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl @ThirstEditor current or historic wine/bev related topics fm Somm perspective: wines I taste, what’s happening #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @KeeperColl @IntlCulCenter awesome interacting w folk w passion 4 Somm & Wine creds – focus on learning-Love it #NZWine advocate #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @camdouglasms: . @KeeperColl @drewbie_g watch 4 Waitaki Valley: emerging PN PG #SommChat is that near Martinbourough?

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @noblewines @KeeperColl @drewbie_g Aoraki Mt Cook is the highest peak in Sth Is. Waitaki Valley named after this Aoraki=Waitaki #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Great questions on #SommChat with @CamDouglasMS keep them coming learning a lot

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @CamDouglasMS: @noblewines @drewbie_g Waitaki Valley is in extreme N of Otago – a separate GI – very small reg. exciting future #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS U say U enjoy UR regular guest lecturer spot at @IntlCulCenter. What do U enjoy most bout it? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl It is all very real, but double the stress shown. Anything worth doing is not easy takes patience + dedication #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): MT @noblewines: RT @camdouglasms: @KeeperColl @drewbie_g Waitaki Valley is N the extreme north of Otago – who’s doing Pinot there? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @KeeperColl @noblewines @drewbie_g Ostler Wines (in USA) Valli, Forrest (in USA), Q Wines all worth checking out #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @camdouglasms: @KeeperColl @drewbie_g Aoraki Mt Cook highest peak in Sth Is. Waitaki Aoraki=Waitaki #SommChat looks like Adv Sport area

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS Have U always been interested in #food and #wine? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Always-long as I remember-After yrs in Hospo went to what I enjoyed the most: wine & Somm work, teaching, writing #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. How do you manage the travel between NZ and US and other places required to do your job? ie jetlag management? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Love it: No time to think about jetlag, rise above it. NZ/SFO easy – some less so.Need more hours in day/days in wk #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @KeeperColl Have you seen @somm_film yet? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Yes and we loved it lots of support from #SommChat tweeps 2RT @CamDouglasMS: . @KeeperColl Have you seen @somm_film yet? #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS I’m afraid I have to run now & read the rest of the conversation later. Thanks for a great #SommChat!

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @Sassodoro @KeeperColl My pleasure! #SommChat

@hvwinegoddess (Debbie Gioquindo, CSW): @KeeperColl have to miss #SommChat on the road (at a red lite at the noment)

@mattreiser (Matt Reiser): @camdouglasms in your opinion what is the most underappreciated area/GI in #NZ? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @mattreiser good question as usual on #SommChat monsieur:)

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @mattreiser @KeeperColl Northland GI hardly gets a look in + does some pretty good Syrah, Nelson gt producers, watch Matakana #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): always learning new things on #SommChat – hospo= hospitality industry:) thanks @CamDouglasMS

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): will miss you – be safe RT @hvwinegoddess: @KeeperColl have to miss #SommChat on the road (at a red lite at the noment)

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS Tell us more about UR experience as a #Master #Sommelier & judge at many #Wine Award Shows. #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl 7 X in ‘11, 6 x in ‘12, 3 so far this yr. Yes always in touch win candidates online and at tasting sessions #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS How often are you in the US and do you do any teaching in the US for up and coming MS candidates? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl #MasterSomm big responsibility as lone Kiwi. Judging a privilege- wineshows NZ & intnl & for mags. Value exp #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @i_on_food_drink sorry you can’t join in today on #SommChat – see you next time around

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS What do U look for in a good red #wine and why? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Bal Lgth & Complx Not driven by oak Driven but by frt conc and subtlety a long finish. Rare but the search is fun #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Locally NZ makes gt bubbles Too many to list-My wife likes a label w Champagne on it. Gotta hv yeast autolysis #sexy #SommChat #WineWednesday!

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): remember pushing Selaks, Martinbourough, Stonyridge + bunch of others around Metro NY in 1995. Tough sell then. Much easier now #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @noblewines @KeeperColl Checkout @MusketRoom 265 Elizabeth Nolita for a new Kiwi list #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS What are some fav #wine regions U have visited and why? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl So many! Never been to #Spain #Rioja calls. #SommChat #Italy needs exploring. Need to take my wife to #Loire Valley #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Burgundy naturally a life changer Italy amzg Napa/Sonoma Victoria Aust Germany and Central Otago anytime #SommChat

?@bottleyourbrand (Bottle Your Brand): Newb Alert: It’s our first time at #SommChat. Great #WineChat for a sunny

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @BSVINO: @CamDouglasMS @noblewines @KeeperColl @MusketRoom Are they serving Bluffys? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @BSVINO: @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS @noblewines @MusketRoom or rather do you know if Bluffys gets exported to the US? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @KeeperColl @BSVINO @noblewines @MusketRoom Not yet – get ‘em @MusketMatt! #BluffOysters w #NZWine Perfect Try #USACup base #SF #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): @KeeperColl @BSVINO @noblewines @MusketRoom Occasionally – very scarce/seasonal; #BestNZ #USACup Base in SF has some #NZ #Oysters #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS What type of #wine and hospitality issues do U enjoy speaking about most and why? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Actually andything really mainly what the nxt big thing discussing controversial topics like #screwtops vs #cork #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @CamDouglasMS What is the best piece of #wine advice U can give? #SommChat #Winelover

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): A. @KeeperColl Taste it, write abt it, drink it, dream about it – and share w friends-Travel, family, keep learning-Laugh and love #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @BSVINO thanks for all of the great questions on #SommChat today – love having you on board!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @noblewines: RT @bsvino: @CamDouglasMS rather do U know if Bluffys gets exported to the US? if interesting & not I will import #SommChat

@garretwnagle (Garret Nagle): @KeeperColl How does deductive tasting actually play out in the daily life of sommeliers who aren’t studying or teaching the grid? #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @garretwnagle @KeeperColl can’t help using it as a measure of quality often close my eyes & eval how wine speaks to me #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Have you noticed any negatives at all to screwcap closures? #SommChat

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

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking #Master #Somm Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): . @KeeperColl so much fun! hope to do it again sometime Thanks to all for tweets #SommChat

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

@CharlesComm (Charles Comm PR): @KeeperColl Thank you @CamDouglasMS! Great #SommChat today! Happy #WineWednesday #ww

@drewbie_g (Drew Gourdie): Thanks so much @camdouglasms for great feedback and information! Thanks as always also to @KeeperColl !! #WineWednesday #SommChat

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas):RT @drewbie_g: Thanks so much 4 great feedback and information! Thanks as always also to @KeeperColl #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): MT @BSVINO: @CamDouglasMS @noblewines @MusketRoom They R delicious! I was lucky & caught some at tail end of the season last week. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): MT @AdamPlotkin: @CamDouglasMS Given wide use N NZ perhaps NZ will B catalyst 4 producers 2 move away fr cork. Lower price no TCA. #SommChat

@garretwnagle (Garret Nagle): @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS thanks again for hosting the best hour in social media every week! #SommChat #wine #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): TYSM RT @garretwnagle: @KeeperColl thanks again for hosting the best hour in social media every week! #SommChat #wine #WineWednesday

@CamDouglasMS (Cameron J Douglas): RT @garretwnagle: @KeeperColl thanks for hosting the best hour in social media every week! #SommChat #wine #WineWednesday < from me as well

@yumivore ?(yumivore): @KeeperColl caught the tail end of #SommChat have a delicious #ww

@Pixocool (Pixocool): Thanks @KeeperColl, we really enjoyed reading what the #wine experts like @CamDouglasMS had to say on today’s #SommChat. #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Starting a new weekly tradition! Thx 2 success from #SpecialEdition #WrdsAbtWine #SommChat on July 3, we’re bringing you #Wrds every Thurs!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @Pixocool so glad you enjoyed #SommChat

@Pixocool (Pixocool): We did enjoy #SommChat @KeeperColl. Does it happen the same time each week? We want to add you to our calendar.