Keeper Collection #SommChat guest Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas

8/24 Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas

Gourmet Delights @exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon EDT join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl… #wine #wiyg #foodies

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/ Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl We’d like 2 introduce you to Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS ! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS say hello & so he 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 Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

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

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Let's start talking with Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS about #Wine with #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS Good morning friends 4:00am here - am dedicated #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl this is #Dedication #SommChat peeps by @CamDouglasMS up at 4 am to do this live from #NewZealand

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS Who/what first influenced you to enter the #wine industry? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Apart from drinking too much I had a great friend who was a restaurateur and would discuss every wine with staff at every service #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl he inspired me to explore the world of sommelierie #SommChat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95 @CamDouglasMS How would you characterize the #terroir in #NewZealand? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @allisonsmith95 Varied - from clay based in Northland to Gravels in the Hawke's Bat to Limestone & gravels in the South Island to Schist in Otago #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q to @CamDouglasMS fr shy #SommChat #Somm how did achieving @MasterSommUS help U in UR Career?

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Becoming an MS has opened many doors, meeting new wine folk but #instant #respect #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS How many years have you been working in the #wine industry? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Have been in the industry over 30 years now - not slowing down #sommchat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine I think we'll owe @CamDouglasMS some amazing wine next time @TEXSOM for getting up at 4am to join #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl so agree @Path2Wine look forward to your Questions to @CamDouglasMS on #SommChat much to learn

WineCompass @winecompass Q. @CamDouglasMS Who are the #nzwine producers we should be paying attention to? #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @winecompass #burncottage #mishasvineyard #thedarling #No1family estate shall i keep listing more

WineCompass @winecompass That's a good start #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @winecompass great to see you on #SommChat you always ask such great questions

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS You currently work in many areas of the #wine industry. Explain some of your current endeavors. #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Am opening a Wine Bar in a menswear store in 2 days 50 wines by the glass #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl am opening 2 new restaurant winelists next month too both in Auckland #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Check Out @roddandgunn #Queenstown #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Leather couches view of #lakewakatipu bar stools with sheepskin and fabulous wine to sip on @roddandgunn #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS makes us wish we were in #NewZealand for the #winebar and restos opening #sommchat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine Q. @CamDouglasMS What are your thoughts on NZ Syrah? Of all wines I tasted at #texsom I was most surprised by it. #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine Great question - a variety to be looking out for very unlike our Aussie counterparts. #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine Concentrated not too peppery juicy dark cherry fruit characters mediumto bold tannins NOT jammy #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine Your palate is changing and instantly recognising quality, and depth, and charm #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl .@Path2Wine we also enjoyed @TEXSOM great seminars and #wines #sommchat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95 @CamDouglasMS Which #NewZealand #wines would recommend for someone who is new to wine and wants to cultivate their palate? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @allisonsmith95 watch out for SB from Otago, Albarino from Gisborne, Chenin Blanc Marlborough Go to K&L wines & Wholefoods #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @CamDouglasMS Have you ever made #wine & if not where would you like to make wine? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Yes and No - made wine in Burgundy with Domaine Joillot 2005 - loved it; always at a winery 4research; not a winemaker #sommchat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine Q. @CamDouglasMS will U share your thoughts on NZ sparkling wine? Most #wsetdiploma students in USA are surprised to learn/taste it. #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine newish to NZ checkout #methodemarlborough we make some great examples from about 25 producers #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine Most from Chard & PN 18-24 months lees contact, generous fruity styles some excellent world class examples too #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS What #wine and #food pairings have you enjoyed recently? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Gewurz & Duck Confit, Pork belly & Chardonnay, Malbec & Devils Chocolate Cake #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Am experimenting with Pinot Noir & Fish lately #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl we love #Pinot and #fish often bring to our fav #Japanese restos, especially #Burgundy #pinot will have 2 try #NZ

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Try Gruner Veltliner and Sashimi - wicked stuff #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove @KeeperColl - Great to join you on #SommChat today; love our guest's last name <smile> !

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @demilove great to see you back on #SommChat and look fwd to your questions! #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - how different is #wine mkt N #NewZealand than in #US? trends that R diff? Is #wine list MU same @CamDouglasMS

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Great question - not that different really - lots of psnl attn, hand written material, social media ++ mini events #sommchat

WineCompass @winecompass Q. @CamDouglasMS what is the percentage of #wine drank by New Zealanders in terms of int'l and domestic #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @winecompass - I guess like most nations we drink our wine first - say 80/20 we import more cheaper wine - change may be to 70/30 #sommchat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine Q. @CamDouglasMS 1st ideas NZ Marlborough-Sauv Blanc, Hawke's Bay-Bdx blends & Central Otago-Pinot Noir. What do you wish we knew? #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine Otagp PN benchmark, HB reds becoming more concentrated; try HB Tempranillo, Marlb SB changing - BioD Orgnic growing #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine we are also mostly Boutique producers over 70% are less than 400,000 litre production #sommchat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine Wow! @CamDouglasMS 70% #NewZealand #wine from boutique producers. #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove @KeeperColl - How easy/difficult is it to get wines from other parts of the world imported to NZ? - #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl Easy to get wines into NZ - lots of new importers, loads of European, Indian, Sth American, even USA examples growing #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS Rumor has it that attended @TEXSOM this year! What were some of the highlights? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS @TEXSOM 1 of the best networking events in world, opportunity to taste 100s/1000s wines, open discussion #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS @TEXSOM Egos left at the door, all opinions matter, okay to question argue trends #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl .@CamDouglasMS What R some #wines that WOWed/surprised U @TEXSOM? #SommChat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine Q. @CamDouglasMS Can you please provide tips for visiting NZ wine regions an wineries? #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine Plan well ahead - don't expect to do the whole country in a week, most roads 2 lane only, contact producers first #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS What do you enjoy drinking when not drinking #wine? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS water - Antipodes Brand is excellent; like trying new beers, Sake, learning to like Orange wine #sommchat

Allison Smith @allisonsmith95 @CamDouglasMS Are there any common characteristics found throughout #NewZealand #wines? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @allisonsmith95 Tough Q, perhaps vibrant, crisp, clean aromatics & flavours; maybe a gentle soft dried herbaceousness in reds #sommchat

Ormiga @ormiga 21:45 #mumbai best nz surprise @CamDouglasMS were the crisp #sauvignonblancs maybe even better than #france i tasted #sommchat whats new now

Douglas Trapasso @demilove @KeeperColl - What is the minimum drinking age in NZ? Do you think it's too high, and postpones young adult interest in wine? - #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @demilove Min drinking age is 18yrs #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS When and why did you decide to pursue the @MasterSommUS certification? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @MasterSommUS late 1999 discovered exams in sommelerie were available in the UK & USA friend put me in touch with CMS #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman Good morning @CamDouglasMS Who are your mentors in the wine industry & any thoughts on '16 harvest in NZ? Thanks #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @SandyWasserman 2016 larger harvest, good to VG quality. Mentors are fellow wine somms many winemakers & authors #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @SandyWasserman good #SommChat question and great to see you in queue:) Happy #WW

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine Q. @CamDouglasMS What are your recommended books and other resources on New Zealand wine? #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine Wine Atlas of NZ M. Cooper; #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @Path2Wine also lauching in about a week #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS You and your wife run a small company called Sommelier Services. Tell us about what the company does. #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS Write winelists, fix service challenges in restaurants, mystery shop for restaurateurs, technical train #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS Do you have any tips for our #SommChat peeps on developing a well-rounded palate? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS line up same variety at diff $points borwn bag em & mix them up - try to pic the quality first - tough #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Great idea from @CamDouglasMS on #SommChat for developing well rounded #wine Palate

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS What R some of the biggest challenges working in the #wine industry in 2016? #SommChat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @KeeperColl @CamDouglasMS staying current - so much going on - have to keep reading more & from different sources - so many Vins #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman Q @CamDouglasMS Anything new on the horizon as far as varietals in NZ? Thanks #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS @SandyWasserman Tempranillo, Gruner, Albarino, Fiano #sommchat

Steve Roebuck @RoebuckSteve1 @ZDWines #Wine101 #Wino #wine #WineWednesday #winery #winelover #wineoclock #sommchat #mastersomm #Cabernet #RedWine

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine Thank you @CamDouglasMS for great information. The #NewZealandwine industry should wake up proud today with you as ambassador! #sommchat

Cameron J Douglas MS @CamDouglasMS Thank You for the great Qs - A toast to all of you from Otago #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Master #Sommelier Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Great to have Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Cameron Douglas @CamDouglasMS for his time on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Let's all wish @CamDouglasMS some good sleep after getting up at 4 am to be our featured #SommChat guest live from #NewZealand