Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #WineDirector Heidi Turzyn

7/6 Wine Director Heidi Turzyn


KeeperCollection @keepercoll: < 30 mins B4 #SommChat w/ #NewYork #WineDirector Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn fr @GothamBar_Grill abt wine on 12N ET ! #WW

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KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/ #NewYork #Sommelier & #WineDirector Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: We’d like 2 introduce you to #SommChat w/ #NewYork #Sommelier & #WineDirector Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

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 #WineDirector Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll Hi Everyone! Thanks for having me #SommChat I'm super excited to be here and ready to talk about wine! @GothamBar_Grill

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

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking #Wine with #NewYork #Sommelier & #WineDirector Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn #SommChat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @keepercoll @HTurzyn Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@Sassodoro so great to see you here on #SommChat today can't wait to see your questions for @HTurzyn

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Good morning @HTurzyn how did you get your start in the wine business & who are your mentors? Thanks #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @SandyWasserman so glad you can chime in on #SommChat today - nice to see your questions

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: :) #sommchat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SandyWasserman Hi Sandy I started in the biz when I was old enough to work at 15 and stayed in it. My mentors have been #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SandyWasserman have been all the amazing Wine Directors I worked for one being Micheal Nelson #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @HTurzyn How has your #dance background influenced you in your career as a #Sommelier? #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll #SommChat For dancers it's about building. We build our muscles and technique. Structure and patience. We enjoy the process &..

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll Dancers believe hard work pays off. Details, dedication, competition, thick skin. Everything you need in the wine world#SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: as a #wine newbie, can you give me some tips on #wines to begin with @HTurzyn ?

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll start off with the basics.. PG, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc.. try a few together so you can get a strong #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll grasp on how they are different. Also try different quality wines.. Box wine to grand crus :) #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Congrats to #NewYork #Wine Director @HTurzyn of @GothamBar_Grill 4 trending in 1st 15 mins of #SommChat #WW

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @HTurzyn Have you ever made wine, any desire to do so? If yes where & what? Thanks #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SandyWasserman Yes! I did my first blend at Chapter 24 with Louis-Michel Liger-Belair. 12 East 12 is... I'm.. #SommChat @GothamBar_Grill

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SandyWasserman 12 East 12 is the name and I'm doing it again next with with Louis-Michel! @GothamBar_Grill @Ch24vineyards #SommChat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95: @HTurzyn what #wine regions do you dream of visiting? #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @allisonsmith95 Hi Allison! I would love to go to Spain, Austria, and New Zealand. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - what qualities do you look 4 in hiring floor #Somms @GothamBar_Grill ? how much exp do they need @HTurzyn

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill They do have to have experience in the restaurants. Some interview that don't have any... #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill I look for people that have a positive attitude and want to be apart of a team..#SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill and aren't scared to get their hands dirty #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @HTurzyn What experience did you have in the #wine industry before becoming #WineDirector @GothamBar_Grill? #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill I worked in the restaurants for 20 yrs I was a cashier, server, catering waiter, bartender... #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill manager, somm, wine director.. I worked as Wine Director for David Burke for 5 yrs before returning #SommChat

Yannick Benjamin @YannickBenjamin: Q @HTurzyn What New World Wine Region are you excited about? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: hello @YannickBenjamin @HTurzyn is rocking #SommChat - already trended and moving up - sure U are NOT surprised!

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @YannickBenjamin I'm excited about the Finger lakes. I'm excited about this area because its close to home & I can visit yearly... #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @YannickBenjamin and see the growth.. I really like Hermann J. Wiemer, Element Winery, and Shaw. What New World areas are you? #SommChat

Yannick Benjamin @YannickBenjamin: @HTurzyn @keepercoll Loving the Finger Lakes but had some great wines from the Swartland in South Africa #SommChat

Yannick Benjamin @YannickBenjamin: @HTurzyn so many great producers in the FLX @HermannJWiemer @shawvineyards @batw @NathanKendall #SommChat #flx

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: q fr shy #SommChat peep: @HTurzyn how did the opp to make #wine @Ch24vineyards come about and what R flavor profiles?

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @Ch24vineyards I was involved with a private label at the Burke group and when I moved to Gotham the owners asked me.. #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @Ch24vineyards the same This time I was able to really be apart of the process and work with super talent Louis-Michel.#SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @Ch24vineyards a Burgundian style pinot.. Light, red fruit, mineral driven.. a style that would pair with our menu #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @Ch24vineyards @GothamBar_Grill U can get my pinot at Gotham & Chapter 24 websites or come in and get a glass @ Gotham #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @HTurzyn What are some of the main qualities you consider when choosing #wines 4 @GothamBar_Grill? #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill balance period! From the fruit, tannins, alc, acidity.. to the price. Price has to match quality #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm do you decide the #wine list alone or do you include talking to the #Chefs and the menu @HTurzyn

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll I talk with the chef about what new dishes will be coming out and often make my wine by the glass selections #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll For the list I mainly select but always chat with the guests and somms to hear what they would like to see more of #SommChat

Somm Foundation @SommFoundation: @HTurzyn how does the local community work together? #sommchat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SommFoundation In the industry I think the somm community is one of the strongest.. We support each other beyond wine... #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SommFoundation I have seen from Wine On Wheels this beautiful sense of community.. When somms are new to the city we always try.. #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SommFoundation welcome them and try to help them find work. We look out for one another and I think that is because we #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @SommFoundation share a passion.. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @HTurzyn What R some current fav #wineandfood pairings @GothamBar_Grill? #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill Soft Shell crabs+Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze.. Hugel Gewurztraminer VT 2007+Foie Gras.. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat Peep: @HTurzyn how would U describe UR duties as #WineDirector @GothamBar_Grill & how many hrs work N avg wk? #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill Everything from Selecting the wines, hiring the somas, training on service, overseeing bar program... #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill keeping cellars organized, tracking numbers, managing cost, inventory, emails, tasting with reps.. #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @HTurzyn @keepercoll @GothamBar_Grill building relationships with guests and sales... 40-45

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @HTurzyn I've just been browsing the online wine list at @GothamBar_Grill. Very impressive range of choices! #sommchat

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @keepercoll @HTurzyn Thanks for a great #SommChat!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Sassodoro thanks 4 taking the time to join in on #SommChat :)

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: @keepercoll @Sassodoro Thanks for having me #SommChat this was awesome! Wish I could type faster. @GothamBar_Grill

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ #NewYork #Sommelier & #WineDirector Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn #SommChat

Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn: Thanks for all the questions wine lovers! I'll try & answer the questions I didn't get to. Have to get to @GothamBar_Grill thanks #SommChat!

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking Heidi Turzyn @HTurzyn for her time on #SommChat