Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Jean Arnold Sessions

8/20 Jean Arnold Sessions


KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl It’s #WW & 2day we’re talking #Wine w/ Jean Arnold Sessions @WineScoutJAS ! Join us 4 #SommChat TODAY at 11 AM CST! cc: @HanzellVineyard

Rashmi Primlani ‏@PrimlaniKitchen Love their Pinots! @KeeperColl: 2day’s #SommChat features Jean Arnold Sessions! @WineScoutJAS, Pres. @HanzellVineyard #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Met Jean during the K-J Corterra days, 1 of the many names Jackson Family Farms has had! @WineScoutJAS #SommChat @KeeperColl

Charlotte ‏@TheWineKey @KeeperColl Sad to miss #SommChat this week but will make it next week! Cheers.

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine #winelover @KeeperColl Nice to be back for a great #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl always happy when you join in RT @fabienlaine: #winelover @KeeperColl Nice to be back for a great #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove Aug @KeeperColl - Greetings from Chicago! Any new #SommChat ers here today?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear Jean Arnold Sessions! @WineScoutJAS #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Jean Arnold Sessions! @WineScoutJAS #SommChat #WW

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @KeeperColl Clapping loudly! RT @KeeperColl: We’d like to introduce you to Jean Arnold Sessions! @WineScoutJAS #SommChat #WW @WineScoutJAS

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Jean 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! @WineScoutJAS #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Don't forget EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! @WineScoutJAS #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Jean @WineScoutJAS our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl Great 2 be here and look forward 2 UR questions!#SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @WineScoutJAS Ready for #SommChat!

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

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Jean Arnold Sessions! @WineScoutJAS #WW #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia RT @KeeperColl: Let's start talking #wine with Jean Arnold Sessions! @WineScoutJAS #WW #SommChat > Join in everyone. Jean is worth it!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @WineInkByTia Thx for all of your #SommChat support all the time !!!

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Of course! RT @KeeperColl: @WineInkByTia Thx for all of your #SommChat support all the time !!!

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Greetings #SommChat 'ers! Checking in briefly from Karl Johans gate in Oslo!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl get the award 4 longest traveler on board RT @AdamPlotkin: Greetings #SommChat 'ers! Checking in briefly from Karl Johans gate in Oslo!

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning Q. @WineScoutJAS who are your wine mentors & who have you mentored? #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @SandyWasserman: Q. @WineScoutJAS who are your wine mentors & who have you mentored? #SommChat guessing A. might need more than 140 :)

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @SandyWasserman @keepcoll Great mentors of mine Jim Barrett #CH Montelena #Jess Jackson #PeggyFurth #ChalkHill #Judy Jordan #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @SandyWasserman @KeepColl Mentees #Greg Ralston #Armen Khachaturian #Jimmy Manchbach Scholarship! #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines #SommChat Q. 4 @WineScoutJAS which is scariest: #wine wholesale consolidation or climate change?

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @noblewines @keepcoll For immediate and next few years it is Wholesaler Conslidation for future #climatechange. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What do you think is the biggest challenge in building a brand for any wine producer @WineScoutJAS? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl For the producer to know clearly what their #Hallmark Principle is & to commit resources to mkt #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Can you summarize the Hallmark Principle in 140 characters? - #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl @demilove It is the writtten touchstone of vision, mission, and commitment to what you are creating. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl @demilove It is the WHY of what you do. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl - I should write one for myself - wouldn't want to copy anyone elses! - #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @demilove @KeeperColl Write it out! But it does evolve over time. It is the why of what you do and that comes B4 revenue even #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WineScoutJAS How did you get interested in #wine? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl 1n 1979 I was a starving dancer & tended bar for money 4 college. Took wine classes at #@CSUF #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl I was recruited 2 work for a group of growers in sales and fell in love with biz and $ #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl I did not like corporate so found #CSJ and small wineries became my calling. #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Artist! RT @WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl In 1979 I was a starving dancer & tended bar 4 money 4 college. Took wine classes at #@CSUF #SommChat

StevieStacionis ‏@StevieStacionis @WineScoutJAS @SommChat Morning, Jean! :D I have a shop to open so can't stay to chat, but I can't wait to see you @baygrape! #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @StevieStacionis @keepcoll Will see you really soon Girl! #SommChat

Devon Broglie, MS ‏@dbrogues Q. @KeeperColl @WineScoutJAS how has Sonoma changed/grown in last 20 years? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @dbrogues @KeeperColl more world in view and finding our own path not looking @ Napa. Understand growing better #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine .@WineScoutJAS - for final consumer would u say Better to market fine wines by variety or place? #winelover #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @fabienlaine: @WineScoutJAS - for final consumer would u say Better 2 market fine wines by variety or place? #winelover #SommChat Gr8 Q.

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @fabienlaine @keepcoll Depends on the #Hallmark but right now think by variety followed closely by place. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q @WineScoutJAS Any interest in making wine? If so what & where? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @SandyWasserman #KeepColl well yes/no. I am better at storytelling and I would make Champ but can drink great bubbles now #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @WineScoutJAS Do you work with producer and wineries in Europe ? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @fabienlaine @keepcoll I have in the past and hope to again but the Hallmark takes time and feet on the ground so we will see #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WineScoutJAS seems getting #soulful #wine 2 mkt might mean lose of soul due to consolidation #SommChat do u have ways to help them?

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @noblewines #keepcoll only answer is hard work and resources. DTC is better for small guys but must have top accounts in US #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl Hi friends! Here for a few b4 work! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @winegalLynne @KeeperColl - good morning Lynne, great to see you! - #SommChat

kathleen lilly ‏@yoga_kat Q: @KeeperColl @WineScoutJAS do you incorporate your Health Studies when advising in any way?#SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @yoga_kat @KeeperColl Yes when i am mentoring or advising one on one. We have easy access @ excess & need balance. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What country will be the next big player in wine production @WineScoutJAS? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl Wish I knew but guess #eastern europe or #Baja. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Interesting @WineScoutJAS we have some friends producing wine in India, curious to see how the market develops @KeeperColl #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @WineScoutJAS So nice 2 meet u! Do u still mentor women in business? Are they all executives? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @winegalLynne @KeeperColl Yes and going deeper into it. Setting up platform for #mentoring women at all levels. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WineScoutJAS Tell us abt UR experience receiving the Women in Business Award for Wine fr The North Bay Business Journal @NBBJ #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl A.@KeeperColl It was magical. I had just started as CEO the small wineries by Jackson/Barbara Banke. Perfect timing. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A.@KeeperColl In the audience 4 the award was my best friend Judy Jordan & idol Lew Platt. I received a standing ovation. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A.@KeeperColl Also I was in chemo for BreastCancer. Btw wearing a wig, mouth sores, and standing ovation, it was a magical night #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Congrats on your Women in Business Award for Wine @WineScoutJAS, must be rewarding to mentor fellow women @KeeperColl #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What incredible strength, that is such a moving story @WineScoutJAS! @KeeperColl #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @cecchiwinery She is an amazing woman! @WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Sounds like it @WineInkByTia what a pleasure to have her on #SommChat today! @WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl

Stephanie Miskew CSW ‏@StephanieMiskew @WineScoutJAS Congrats on the award, Jean! So well-deserved & glad to be learning about JAG & Hallmark Principle. #SommChat #WW @KeeperColl

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WineScoutJAS do you have strategies to protect clients from #pricediscovery & brand disintegration due to discounting #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @noblewines @keepcoll yes try not 2 discount & set price accordingly. If U must do not solicit winesearcher stores. #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @winescoutjas @KeeperColl Do you have any favorite wines? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @winegalLynne @KeeperColl yes great champagne and my husband's chardonnay. like aromatic dry whites 2. #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine .@WineScoutJAS @keepcoll Marketing by varieties would maybe kill the sense of place & famous appellations ? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @fabienlaine @keepcoll depends on price point. If knowledgeable consumer is target they get it. Less expensive maybe UR right. #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @WineScoutJAS Any recommendations or tip to small #wine producers to help market and brand their wines abroad? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @WineScoutJAS Hard to do and get for small producers, maybe #SocialMedia is a great help these days @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WineScoutJAS Tell us abt Ur work with @HanzellVineyard #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl I joke I slept my way to the top. I fell in love with Bob Sessions’ wine in 1982 fell in love with him in 2000 #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl Married N '02, @HanzellVineyard was both our lives. I worked hard 2 communicate beauty/ageability of land & #wines. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl A.@KeeperColl It was a 14 year love story for which I am eternally grateful and proud.#SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Lovely RT @WineScoutJAS: @KeeperColl A.@KeeperColl It was a 14 year love story for which I am eternally grateful and proud.#SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WineScoutJAS 20 years from love of #wine to love of man who made the wine interesting #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery How do you think women have impacted the wine world in terms of ambassadors and consumers @WineScoutJAS? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl brilliantly! Esp n winemaking and sales. Not yet enough at executive levels. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @cecchiwinery @keepcoll Womans leadership in general seems more inclusive & expansive - good 4 our biz. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @cecchiwinery great questions on #SommChat today - thanks

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Thank you @KeeperColl it's great to be back! :-) #SommChat

Lynne Bryant, CS ‏@winegalLynne @KeeperColl @winescoutjas Always great exchange here on #SommChat! See u all again soon!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl #SommChat RT @winegalLynne: @winescoutjas Gr8 2 virtually meet! Hope 2 B part of pajama party-U'r awesome lady, TYSM 4 ur work/being here.

Stefanie Schwalb ‏@Stefschwalb Better late than never! Popping into #SommChat. Been away too long... #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Stefschwalb we agree - glad you are back on #SommChat today!

Stefanie Schwalb ‏@Stefschwalb @KeeperColl Me too!!! Scrolling through quickly to see what I've missed. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @cecchiwinery and do u think we need more women #wine writers/critics? or are critics history #SommChat @WineScoutJAS

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @noblewines @cecchiwinery @keepcoll yes to more in writing & critics. Critics not history just different ones blogging. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @Stefschwalb - Hi Stefanie - great to see you! - #SommChat

Stefanie Schwalb ‏@Stefschwalb @demilove You too Douglas. Cheers! #ww #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @WineScoutJAS Travelling often to Europe for #wine ? @KeeperColl #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @fabienlaine @KeeperColl Never as much as I want! IF a new client looks promising I will go. Will go on holiday this winter #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WineScoutJAS Tell us a bit abt the Jean Arnold Group Foundation. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl It began as a way for Women in the Business of Wine to gather & give back to our communities.#SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl It is hard 2 work in non profit when working full time. So this allows us to make it easy 2 give back 2 women. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl A. @KeeperColl we have raised over $150K and donated mostly for underserved women to get mamograms. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl A. @KeeperColl The leading demographic for not surviving breast cancer is not an ethnic group ; it is the « poor ». #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl A. @KeeperColl So it is important work and fun– Jean’s Pajama Party at #SommChat

Stefanie Schwalb ‏@Stefschwalb YES! RT @WineScoutJAS: @KeeperColl A. @KeeperColl So it is important work and fun– Jean’s Pajama Party at #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @WineScoutJAS Big respect for this donations #SommChat @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WineScoutJAS What advice would you give to ppl interested in getting into the #wine business in #California? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl After looking at all the areas of work in the #wine biz, focus and choose a path. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl then study hard. Find 2-3 people you admire and ask to meet with them for 15 minutes with three questions. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @WineScoutJAS: A. that approach should get you into their office. Stick to the time. Don’t just ask may I pick your brain. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions @WineScoutJAS: If UR focus is winemaking, vineyards, marketing, sales –learn simple accounting B able 2 read financial reports #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl keep at it for as long as it takes! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @WineScoutJAS What are a few of your favorite #wine regions outside of #California ? #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl #Champagne, White #Burgundy, White wines from #Austria. #SommChat

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS A. @KeeperColl Did I mention #Champage ?#SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Jean Arnold Sessions fmr Pres. of @HanzellVineyard ! @WineScoutJAS #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Jean Arnold Sessions @WineScoutJAS join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Jean Arnold Sessions @WineScoutJAS for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl If anyone missed some of the chat today, remember we'll post an archive soon for you to review later #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @KeeperColl @HanzellVineyard @WineScoutJAS Thanks a lot to all of you for a wonderful new #SommChat again ! Always a pleasure

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

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 8/27/14 w/ Sommelier Josiah Baldivino @JosiahBaldivino of @BayGrape 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia Bravo @WineScoutJAS ! A wonderful #SommChat today. Thank you!

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @WineInkByTia: Bravo @WineScoutJAS ! A wonderful #SommChat today. Thank you! well done to both Jean and @KeeperColl

Jean Arnold Sessions ‏@WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl What a great experience! Thank U for Great questions and most of all to @KeepColl and #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Thanks, @WineScoutJAS and @KeeperColl for a fun & informative #SommChat today!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl She is a wonderful person in the #wine world RT @ATXFoodnews: Thanks, @WineScoutJAS and @KeeperColl for a fun & informative #SommChat today!

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Thank you for having us @WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl! It's time for that aperitivo, cheers! #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW ‏@StephanieMiskew @WineScoutJAS @KeeperColl Thank YOU, Jean! Really enjoyed #SommChat - very inspiring :) #WW

Lisa W ‏@winechix @KeeperColl meetings! Looking forward to #SommChat