Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm

8/13 Master Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm


Liz Mendez ‏@MendezMusings RT @KeeperColl: We can’t wait to talk #Wine w/ Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS at 11 AM CST on #SommChat!

Specialty Food Assn. ‏‪@craftcarejoy Excited to talk wine today ‪#SommChat ‪@MasterSommUS ‪@KeeperColl

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine #winelover Today’s #SommChat features Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm who will be tweeting from @MasterSommUS C U there! 11 am -12 N CST

SoloRioja ‏@SoloRioja RT: "fabienlaine: #winelover Today’s #SommChat features Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm who will be tweeting from @MasterSommUS C U there!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl It’s #WineWednesday & almost time for #SommChat w/ Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS ! Join us TODAY at 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS #SommChat #WW

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 Shayn our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @KeeperColl Pleased to be here for a great #SommChat with #MS Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Ready for #SommChat!

Melanie ‏@vinogger Greetings from #SF #wine lovers, where I drink lots of wine & write about #wine #food & #travel

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl thank you for a wonderful #texsom #TexSom2014 - on my flight home now! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS WW #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. Shayn @MasterSommUS Tell us about your position as Examination Director for @MasterSommUS #SommChat

Master Sommelier US @MasterSommUS Brain: in chrg of final creation/admin all exams + help w/ promo/edu/candidate rltions #SommChat

Master Sommelier US @MasterSommUS Heart: drink/learn/teach/examine best wines in world W/ FRIENDS…for rest o life! #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning Q. Shayn who are your mentors in the wine industry and where have you learned about wine? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Master Sommelier US @MasterSommUS @SandyWasserman #SommChat Fred Dame, Jay Fletcher, Chris Canlis & my wife #SommChat

Master Sommelier US @MasterSommUS @SandyWasserman Learned #wine mostly on the resto floor, in cellars and fr MS candidates, studied in many arenas #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @MasterSommUS Shayn, what restaurants? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@SandyWasserman @KeeperColl gr8t ?...11 mad park, Picasso, frasca, 5th floor, TFL, canlis all blew my world open #SommChat

Rebecca Hopkins ‏@beckhopkinswine @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS #SommChat Q: what change in the types of candidates looking to study for MS Last 10yrs? Age, geog, ethnicity etc

Master Sommelier US @MasterSommUS .@beckhopkinswine most definitely diversity is on the rise, > intern > fem > younger #SommChat

Rebecca Hopkins ‏@beckhopkinswine “Master Sommelier US @MasterSommUS most definitely diversity is on the rise, > intern > fem > younger @MasterSommUS #SommChat” > encouraging!

Heidi Jo Rickard ‏@HJRSeattle Q: @MasterSommUS How many #MS are now in the world? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @HJRSeattle 219...140 in the North America! #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine Shayn - Can you tell us more about how you got involved in the #wine planet ? @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @.fabienlaine @KeeperColl Momz liked it, got into acting = restaurants!!! serving it as good as drinkin it #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - for those who have stumbled on an exam (show of hands, anyone?) - what do -you- think keeps candidates coming back? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@demilove @KeeperColl inner need to b best...and my sparkling personality ;) #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Shayn: Does a mullet increase one's chances of passing the MS Exam? #SommChat @MasterSommUS

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @AdamPlotkin: Shayn: Does a mullet increase one's chances of passing the MS Exam? #SommChat @KeeperColl Does Shayn work in CO?

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Given the amount of bald men rockin the house, it seems not so... #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Gr8 pt! #EaglesHaveLanded! MT @MasterSommUS: @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Given amount of bald men rockin the house, it seems not so. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin so glad you can join in on #SommChat today! hair or no hair!

Savant Design Studio ‏@Design4_Wine Are bell pepper aromas in Cabernet Sauvignon considered a fault?

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @Design4_Wine NO NO NO NO!!! In fact, lack of it seems a bit odd to this wine lover... #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @MasterSommUS How hard is it to keep up along the years with #MS status and knowledge and changes in #wine world? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@fabienlaine @KeeperColl supah tuff. always thrilling, tho...and demanded by amazing talent testing #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @MasterSommUS So travelling all year around ? Did you count how many wines you are able to taste per year ? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@fabienlaine @KeeperColl If I can't count it on 2 hands... Guesstimate in the 8,000/year range. Wish it were more! #SommChat

Merrill Bonarrigo @MerrillBon: @MasterSommUS What do you think about “Somms being today's Taste Makers?” #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@KeeperColl @MerrillBon Wine love + knowledge + humility = good for da juice. Love somms' ascension on da scene #SommChat

kathleen lilly ‏@yoga_kat Shayn @MasterSommUS when, if ever, do you like brettanomyces #SommChat @KeeperColl always turns into a discussion w/varied tastes

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@yoga_kat @KeeperColl Only on the a$$es of horses on the range...jk! small amounts in bdx, brunello, n rhone = all good w/ me #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl So excited to have Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS on #SommChat - keep the qs coming !!!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @MasterSommUS what is some advice you would give to someone aspiring to be a Master #Sommelier? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US @MasterSommUS: Check yo hospitality heart. None means diddly if it doesn’t pound loudest. And say goodbye 2 free time 4 while! #SommChat

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista Checking into #SommChat with @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS and all of the rest of you! #wine #ww #winewednesday

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @MasterSommUS What is ur Top 3 of the most underrated or forgotten quality wine regions in the world ? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@fabienlaine @KeeperColl Best of Chablis (makin a comeback), Cru Bojo, WA Syrah. Like 'em a bit under, mo' fo' me! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @MasterSommUS Congrats on being the 10th person in the world to ever win the Krug Cup. Tell us a bit about that experience. #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl Out o body. Quite da pantheon to join, title to hold, CHAMPERS TO DRINK (82 Clctn @ reception)!! Greatest pro honor! #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga late+lurking @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS #SommChat whats #krug cup? #champagne? how recent usa #wine trends?

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@ormiga @KeeperColl Krug Cup awarded to first time passers with highest score. 15 in history of CMS have done this (kinda tuff). #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Wouldn't miss #SommChat w mullet-sporting, fist-pumping host! ;-) Just want know what he'd pair w @carltonmccoy fav cheese! ;-)

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @carltonmccoy Carlton IS the cheese! And if he's around, gotta go crazy Cornas or CotyRoty. Boom! #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @MasterSommUS What is for you the qualities that needs to have a good #Somm to become a #MS ? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@fabienlaine @KeeperColl HOSPITALITY. Humility. Honor. Grace. Knowledge. Confidence. Contagious joy in bev and their service. #SommChat

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista @MasterSommUS What would be included in your "perfect" wine by the glass program without the risk of oxidation of wine? 3 choices? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @VinoBarista A connection to the philosophy of restaurant it supports and guest that support the restaurant = most important! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: Shayn, @MasterSommUS how hard is it to C someone not pass multiple times? is it hard to see tears & pain on face?

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl Single. Most. Wrenching. Experience. Every. Time. Best dreams are hard won, but hurts when talent+passion fall short #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @MasterSommUS We hear you are a #wine columnist for @SeattleMag. What is your favorite part of writing about #wine? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@KeeperColl @Seattlemag WUZ (proudly). Still write now-n-thn. All a chance to frame #wine, (re)set perceptions. Big voice to have #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat Peep: @mastersommus Do you see the increasing # of MS candidates as a pos or a neg?

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl POSITIVE! Personal goal = 500 MS's by 2020. More folks who live hospitality thru bev = better lives all 'round. #SommChat

Lisa W ‏@winechix @KeeperColl Happy to be here for Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm on #SommChat @MasterSommUS #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @MasterSommUS What advice do you give to #Sommeliers who want to take the Master #Sommelier exam? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl F THE DEF = don’t defer to exam/Masters/situation. It’s yours…TAKE IT. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: what R some of the biggest changes U have seen in the #wine world in the last 5 years, both pos and neg?

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl POS: better wines everywhere = discovery. Discovery of all of our "next fav" = great thing. NEG: crazy cost of best #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @MasterSommUS what are a few of your favorite #wine regions? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl GC Champers, GC Chablis, 1er (should be GC) Volnay, Mosel Kabinett, Best WA dat order #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Is it hard, at times, to reject someone who has worked so hard - some of those decisions must be very difficult - #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@demilove @KeeperColl Close to impossible sometimes. BUT, bigger the mountain = better the summit. We all have been there in life #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @MasterSommUS Ever thought about producing #wine? Where would you do it ? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@fabienlaine @KeeperColl Wouldn't do that to the unsuspecting public. Got a D- in Chemistry in high school, so not my path ;) #SommChat

Scott Ota ‏@scottota @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS Shayn, how have the expectations for sommeliers changed as the profession has grown? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@scottota @KeeperColl From guests: humility, other centered-ness, technically sound service, personality ALL a must now #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@scottota @KeeperColl From CMS: keeping up with a greater amount of bev's! World gets bigger ever'day!!! Guest knows = you know #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @scottota great to see you on #SommChat !!

Scott Ota ‏@scottota @KeeperColl Still playing catch up after @TexSom, but I definitely had to chime in today! Thanks! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @scottota I figured say Congrats to Nathan F from us #SommChat

Scott Ota ‏@scottota @KeeperColl It would be my pleasure. He's been a great addition to the team @ArroATX #SommChat

Scott Ota ‏@scottota @MasterSommUS @KeeperColl Follow up Q: How can the CMS test humility, hospitality and personality? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@scottota @KeeperColl Practical gives us greatest glimpse...but this is our biggest challenge. Know it when you see it, tho! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @mastersommUS what r some of the biggest changes that U have seen in the testing reqs since U took the test?

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl Comprehension more now (vs. rote memorization/recognition) = a VERY good thing. Factoids alone mean little to guests #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @MasterSommUS What ONE wine has been a revelation for you? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@fabienlaine @KeeperColl 15 wine Vertical of Salon Champers back to '47. Wine CAN render this gasbag speechless #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@fabienlaine @KeeperColl Combo of place, arc of maturing, astounding complexity, history was bopping around thru dem bubbles. #SommChat

David Keck ‏@yrmom_safoodie @MasterSommUS @KeeperColl Shayn-- thoughts on the discussion of somms leaving service side after achieving MS? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@yrmom_safoodie @KeeperColl Real life (fam, holidays) + opps to apply service ethic and amazing knowledge = gotta go 4 lots. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Shayn, @MasterSommUS do you attend all MS testings? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS @KeeperColl All MS and ADV...4 each of Intro/Cert. #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Serious Q 4 Shayn (I know-SHOCKING!) What are currently your fav Washington producers? #SommChat @MasterSommUS @KeeperColl

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Andrew Will, Gramercy Cellars, Reynvaan, WT Vintners, aMaurice, Pepper Bridge #SommChat

Blake Leja ‏@blejawine @MasterSommUS @KeeperColl in the past 3 years how much growth has occurred in North America with the Court of Master Sommeliers? #SommChat

Master Sommelier US ‏@MasterSommUS .@blejawine @KeeperColl it has BLOWN UP. Somm (movie) gave us a 20% bump in Intro/Cert, which will carry over to next 10 years #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @blejawine glad you could join in on #SommChat today!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

SoloRioja ‏@SoloRioja RT: "KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Master #Sommelier Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover"

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @SoloRioja so glad you enjoyed #SommChat - have a great #WW

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine .@KeeperColl @MasterSommUS Thanks a lot for a great #SommChat and great inputs one more time #winelover

kathleen lilly ‏@yoga_kat @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS a glass raised today for you both! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yoga_kat happy to see you today on #SommChat

Scott Ota ‏@scottota @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS Many thanks for answering our questions, and many thanks for doing what you do! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 8/20/14 w/ Jean Arnold Sessions @winescoutJAS 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin .@KeeperColl @MasterSommUS Thx, Shayn! Thx for the gr8 substantive answers & for being a good sport with my BS! :-) #SommChat

Vino-Barista ‏@VinoBarista @MasterSommUS Thank you for answering all of our questions in #SommChat & for @KeeperColl for keeping it always interesting! Until next time

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @VinoBarista love having you join in on #SommChat and thx for the qs

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @yrmom_safoodie great to see you on #SommChat - always a treat when you join in

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine Glad to see you chime in on #SommChat happy #WW

Rebecca Hopkins ‏@beckhopkinswine @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS thanks for great #SommChat today Shayn!

Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink Watched the convo on #SommChat, Had the opp to meet Shayn Bjornholm @MasterSommUS on a #WAwine fam trip a few years ago. Great educator!