Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Wine Critic Allen Meadows

7/4 Wine Critic Allen Meadows


@peterwasserman (Peter Wasserman): get on #SommChat today for discussion with burghound

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to chat w/@burghound, LIVE from #Burgundy ! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to prominent #Burgundy #wine expert and author Allen Meadows @burghound #SommChat #WW

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

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @burghound Ready for #SommChat! Expecting fireworks for the 4th!

@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 & @burghound 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @burghound LIVE from #Burgundy #WineWednesday #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees, CS): Waving hello to @KeeperColl and @burghound in #SommChat! Currently traveling so might not be able to be as involved as I would like to.

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @RachelVoorhees @KeeperColl – Waving right back to you Rachel! Remember, don’t Tweet and drive! – #SommChat

@RachelVoorhees (Rachel Voorhees, CS): @demilove Ha! I’m not driving- husband is! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@WarrenBobrow1 (Warren Bobrow): #SommChat Lillet has just released their absolutely lush and gorgeous Lillet Rose’. It’s wine and it’s love in each sumptuous sip.

@Burghound (Burghound Report): @KeeperColl Hello from Burgundy! Excited to see everyone #SommChat

@majesticsunn (Majestic Sunningdale): @burghound Who are your top 3 up-and-coming producers in Burgundy? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@keepercool @majesticsunn JC Bachelet, Nicolas Rossignol, David Clark #SommChat

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): Top 3 up-n-coming Burg producers for @Burghound: .@keepercool @majesticsunn JC Bachelet, Nicolas Rossignol, David Clark #SommChat #SommChat”

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @burghound When did you first become interested in #wine? Did you grow up in a household of wine lovers? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl When I was 22. My family always had #wine on the table-it was never fancy, just hearty w/plenty of character. #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): Allen Meadows @burghound on #SommChat NOW! cc: @burgfreak

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl & @burghound in #SommChat… I am new to this chat and very interested.

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @winegalLynne @KeeperColl @Burghound You will love #SommChat! A staple of Wednesday mornings!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @burghound What is the Burghound? How did it come to be? #WineWednesday #SommChat #Winelover

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl @Burghound is a specialized #wine journal designed around the wines of #Burgundy & US Pinot Noirs. #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl Abt 12 years ago as a consumer I was interested in > coverage abt #Burgundy but found that no 1 was doing that. #WW #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl Thus, I decided to do it myself & @Burghound was the first of its kind to offer in-depth regional reporting. #WW #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): Happy to be here for #SommChat on this fabulous Fourth of July!

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): Whoa!! @Burghound on @KeeperColl #SommChat NOW! I mean, Happy 4th! I’m more than happy to slug Burgundy in honor!

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @StevieStacionis @Burghound @KeeperColl Anything else would be disrespectful! #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@demilove @winegalLynne @KeeperColl @burghound – Welcome Lynne! Hope you stick around for awhile! – #SommChat-look forward 2 ur ?s #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Do you think one thing making Burgundy special is that it focuses on just two grapes? Lesson for other regions? – #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@demilove @KeeperColl it certainly helps with a clear expression of terroir… #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): Q. @Burghound I recently found a copy of “Making Sense of Burgundy” Matt Kramer. Any books re: Burgundy that you recommend? #WW #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@winegalLynne @KeeperColl Inside Burgundy by @justjasper or if you are desperate….mine #SommChat

@1337wine (Mark V. Fusco, CSW): who’s got two thumbs and made it to SommChat today? This Guy #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @1337wine I’m in and out of the chat as I’m prepping some awesome surf n turf burgers pairing these with .. I’ll take a looksie #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): Happy 4th of July #SommChat Tweeps!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @burghound Your quarterly newsletter is extremely popular- what can new subscribers expect in every issue? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl Each Issue @burghound is devoted 2 a specific region of Burgundy & generally covers 1000 to 1250 #Burgundies. #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl Plus there R several 100 #Pinot reviews & a specialized report on a given vintage, great terroir, R domaine #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl For example, the most recent Issue featured two verticals from Coche-Dury. #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): #SommChat been told by a wine producer friend in BernKastel the 2011 #Riesling is phenomenal.. Your thoughts?

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@1educatedpalate @KeeperColl I luv #Riesling have not tried that vintage in #Germany, if as good as in #burgundy, should b gr8 #SommChat

@Vino101net (Vino101): @1educatedpalate That would add to an already impressive string of strong vintages on the Mosel. #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @Vino101net yes opening an ’08 schwartz Riesling tonight #SommChat #mosellawine

@Vino101net (Vino101): @1educatedpalate nice; on our deck ’05 Wehlen #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @Burghound just visited your site…awesome! Thank you for your link #SommChat

@robmalexander (Robert Alexander): @Burghound Hello. Thanks for joining us. Do you have hope in producers solving the white burgundy premox “mystery?” #SommChat @KeeperColl

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@robmalexander @KeeperColl have very high hopes but no solid evidence as of now #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): Q. @Burghound Many high priced Burgundies r given attention, do you find reasonably priced Burgs that are very good as well? #SommChat #WW

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@winegalLynne @KeeperColl absolutely, if you know where to look… #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @Burghound @KeeperColl #SommChat Did someone say Coche…I am am here now! CC @ahillsey

@StevieStacionis (StevieStacionis): .@burghound @KeeperColl Do you think the growers in Burgundy have changed in response to your reviews/following? if so, how? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@StevieStacionis @KeeperColl probably, but it was never the goal #SommChat

@kloebatx (Karla Loeb): Happy for this 4th of July with @KeeperColl #SommChat with @Burghound

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @Burghound What are your must see visits for a touring trip to Burgundy? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Producers or Resto’s? #SommChat

@StephanieMiskew (Stephanie Miskew CSW): @Burghound Traveling to Burgundy in September for 1st time – any recs or advice? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl check out travel guide… #SommChat

@Corkbuzz (Corkbuzz Wine Studio): Like Burgundy or want to know more about it? Follow @burghound on @KeeperColl’s weekly #SommChat now! & check our FB page for some Burg pics

@majesticsunn (Majestic Sunningdale): @burghound Which villages represent the best value in burgundy? @Champagnewhit will NOT shut up about Marsannay! #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@majesticsunn @KeeperColl agree with Marsannay look for Charles Audoin 4 red… St Aubin 4 white (H Prudhon) #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @burghound @KeeperColl what do feel is the most underrated AOP in #Burgundy white & red? #SommChat #WW

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@harleywine1 @KeeperColl Chablis 4 white Savigny les Beaune 4 red #SommChat

@peterwasserman (Peter Wasserman): most underrated AOP in #Burgundy white & red RT @Burghound: .@harleywine1 @KeeperColl Chablis 4 white savigny les beaune 4 red #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): most underrated AOP in #Burgundy white & red RT @Burghound: .@harleywine1 @KeeperColl Chablis 4 white savigny les beaune 4 red #SommChat

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): Surprised abt Chablis being most underrated white! @Burghound: .@harleywine1 @KeeperColl Chablis 4 white savigny les beaune 4 red #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@VineyardGate @KeeperColl Yes..but only among the very best producers b/c it is otherwise #co-op city #SommChat

@JuneRodil (June Rodil): @VineyardGate @burghound @harleywine1 @KeeperColl I think it’s more quality/price ratio (ie Le Clos v Montrachet, no?) #SommChat

@Peteontweet (Pete): @Burghound I’ve been impressed this week by a Ben Leroux wine, have you tasted his wines? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@Peteontweet @KeeperColl Yes at both Domaine and his Negoc! #SommChat

@PlusRealTime (Plus Real Time): @burgound What do you use to clear the palate, a light Bordeaux? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl @+realtime when available…champagne! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): RT @ronga: @Burghound @KeeperColl just champagne or will other sparklings do…cava? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl @burghound prefer champs but if cava is bone dry then yes! #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @Burghound #SommChat @KeeperColl Know you are fan of Piuze but any other young guns to watch for that are up and coming….

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@wolfeswines @KeeperColl Sam Billaud #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@StevieStacionis @KeeperColl reviews to come soon from Burghound….he is in #chablis…this is the 2nd vintage under this name #SommChat

@peterwasserman (Peter Wasserman): @Burghound what new vinification trends seem important to you in Burgundy #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@peterwasserman @KeeperColl wines made with a higher % of whole clusters… #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): Q. @Burghound @KeeperColl Are there any other wine regions you favor? New or Old World? #SommChat #WW

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@winegalLynne @KeeperColl Canada, NZ, Mornington Penn in Australia #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@thirstforwine For PN Martinborough+Canterbury (namesake…ha!) tops. GR+Austria getting there. NZ Chard=YES @Burghound @KeeperColl #SommChat

@majesticsunn (Majestic Sunningdale): @burghound Have you been out in the vineyards since the hail storms last week? Is there much visible damage? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@majesticsunn @keepercoll depends on the sector, damage varies from minor to heavy #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (Scott Harney): @Burghound @KeeperColl Q- Are there any trends you see in Burg or the marketplace that you don’t like or are bothered by? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@ENOontheMagMile @KeeperColl excessive emphasis on drinking only grand crus! #SommChat

@JuneRodil (June Rodil): Fact! So many undervalued gems. “@Burghound: .@ENOontheMagMile @KeeperColl excessive emphasis on drinking only grand crus! #SommChat”

@ChadZeigler (Chad Zeigler): @Burghound @KeeperColl What countries or regions are you most impressed with for Chard & Pinot Noir Outside of Burg and U.S.? #SommChat

@Pinot13 (Scott Heller): Allen: What do you think about the 2011′s. Thanks #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@Pinot13 @KeeperColl a bit early to be definitive but it appears to be promising… #SommChat

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): Its Explosive #SommChat with @Burghound @KeeperColl little help from @peterwasserman Time to Grower Bubble Up!

@wolfeswines (Jeffrey Wolfe): @Burghound @KeeperColl #SommChat…can you be a purist & acidify? thoughts

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@wolfeswines @KeeperColl not in my opinion? #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): Q. @burghound @KeeperColl Is there a special Burgundy on your bucket list? Perhaps one you have not yet tried? #SommChat #WW

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): Q. @Burghound @KeeperColl Or, for that matter, any special wine you would like to try? #SommChat #WW

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@winegalLynne @ KeeperColl Bucketlist 1964 DRC Montrachet…First vintage..I have never seen one! #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): .@burghound When drinking an all-time fav like ’90 La Tache, do you prefer to drink it by itself or w/ food? If latter, what food? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@theleftoverchef @KeeperColl the 90 La Tache with food (simple roasted chicken)…very old burgundy would drink with out food. #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): @KeeperColl Jumping in a little late for #SommChat today!

@ChadZeigler (Chad Zeigler): @Burghound @KeeperColl What is your favorite “sleeper” or underrated vintage of the last 20 years? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@ChadZeigler @KeeperColl 2000 in red and 1993 in White #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (Scott Harney): @Burghound @KeeperColl Q-Any generational changes at Burg producers that surprised/shocked you? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@ENOontheMagMile @KeeperColl Yes b/c …new generation is better trained #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @KeeperColl sorry to miss this week! Will catch up again next Wednesday. #SommChat

@MDSomm (Davis Smith): Q. @Burghound Do you find that producers are sticking with more traditional means of winemaking or are they moving more modern? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@MDSomm @KeeperColl it depends but the best combined tradition with precision #SommChat

@drewhendricksms (Drew Hendricks): .@Burghound do you have favorite white lieu for or 1er cru? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@drewhendricksms @KeeperColl Chevalier Montrachet #SommChat

@majesticsunn (Majestic Sunningdale): @burghound How are the 2011 Cotes de Nuits reds shaping up? Do they remind you of any recent vintages? #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@majesticsunn @KeeperColl too early, ask me in again in Nov! #SommChat

@JuneRodil (June Rodil): “@JamieKutch: How big is global warming n Burg & r long-standing vineyard practices being changed? @Burghound @KeeperColl” #SommChat

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@JamieKutch @KeeperColl not yet but vignerons are watching….attentively #SommChat

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

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking @burghound for his 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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark ur calendar for #SommChat Wed 7/11 at 11 AM CST to chat with #winemaker Frederic Lafarge LIVE from #Burgundy #WineWednesday

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

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @Burghound @KeeperColl #SommChat Thank u for wonderful insight & conversation, I learned much. Happy & safe 4th to all, see you next week.

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @burghound Thanks to you both for a great #SommChat! Happy 4th!

@Burghound (Burghound Report): .@KeeperColl have a great 4th and DRINK SOME PINOT!!!! #SommChat

@peterwasserman (Peter Wasserman): @KeeperColl #SommChat #WW thanks to the biggest Terroirist of them all!!

@VineyardGate (Alex Bernardo): Great way to wake up on US west coast, esp on 4th of July! Thanks to u guys! @KeeperColl @burghound #Burgundy #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): Hear, hear! RT @harleywine1: RT @Burghound: @KeeperColl have a great 4th and DRINK SOME PINOT!!!! #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): Thanks for your time and all the great information @burghound! And thanks @KeeperColl for making it happen – see you soon! #SommChat

@restaurantCRFA (Steven Chester): Toasting the best of the 2012 #wine offerings #SommChat