Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Sydney Paris

9/12 Sommelier Sydney Paris


@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): Call it a hunch, but I think @KeeperColl wants us all to partake in #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @hungrywino great hunch about #SommChat

@Raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @KeeperColl rats! Going into a meeting! #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine live in #Burgundy from Sommelier Sydney Paris @sydneyparis! #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Sydney Paris Sommelier from California @sydneyparis #SommChat #WineWednesday #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re w/ him in #Burgundy, typing his A’s as he speaks. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): ALL OF Sydney’s TWEETS WILL COME FROM @KEEPERCOLL #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): So, if u have Qs, direct them to @KeeperColl & we’ll ask Sydney. We’ll also tweet his answers from @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/questions, so shout out to Sydney 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! #WineWednesday

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask Sydney our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do his best to answer all Qs in the order they come #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1,S/O 2 @KeeperColl & let us know u R here! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with #Sommelier Sydney Paris #WineWednesday #SommChat

@1educatedpalate (Scott): @KeeperColl @sydneyparis great to have you here #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @KeeperColl good morning and welcome Sydney to #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@KeeperColl So stoked to be here in Beaune, my personal mecca with Whitney et al #SommChat

@ATXFoodnews (Kay Marley-Dilworth): @KeeperColl Q for #SommChat: On way to @VolpiFoods1902 The Hill in STL today. Have a chianti, but what #Burgundy to go with Italian meats?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@ATXFoodnews A.from Syd I would favor a 10 year old version from the Cote de Nuits from a heartier commune such as Gevrey #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .ATXFoodnews @KeeperColl Less intuitive but a great way 2 go w/ charcuterie is wt Burg w/about 10 years age & little oak influence #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection):RT @KeeperColl: Q. to Syd: how did you get started in the #wine Biz? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl I used 2 take deep swigs from the chalice @church. Reinforced working as translator 4 serious collector n undergrad #SommChat

@hungrywino (Jake Lewis): @KeeperColl what brings you to Beaune Sydney? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@hungrywino A. Syd Love France any time but Beaune at harvest is where all the energy is !! #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): #WineWednesday #SommChat @KeeperColl. Today Sydney Paris is chatting direct from Beaune.

@adriennebyard (Adrienne Byard): @KeeperColl Sydney: Do people who live in Burgundy know how good they have it? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@adriennebyard A. Syd Seems to be smiles all around #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @KeeperColl @hungrywino We agree! Beaune this time of year is wonderful. #harvest #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. to Syd What is the buzz right now about #Burgundy Harvest? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl lower quantity with resultant grapes of high quality – especially the Pinot! #SommChat

@adriennebyard (Adrienne Byard): @KeeperColl Sydney, what do you miss most about American food culture? What do you appreciate most in French food culture? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @adriennebyard Cali food pretty awesome but i appreciate the level of knowledge along all strata of French society #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @KeeperColl Excited to be here and hear about harvest in Burgundy from Sydney. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q for Syd: when not in #burgundy, what are some other fav wine regions? is there 1 you want to visit but haven’t? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl I’m super hot on Italy from the shoelaces to the toes. Really want to check out Portugal and Romania right now. #WW #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – nice to join you on #SommChat ! Last chat before I take my Level One exam next week! Any last minute tips? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove print out study guides 4 ea country so u only add during lectures instead of copying entire lecture #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove 4 more info #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q to @sydneyparis when not in #burgundy what are you pursuing in the #wine Biz right now? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl Last section for MS, MW, ASA stuff. Private project driven ventures. #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): Bonjour Sydney, what major differences R there between US clients & French clients re: wine ordering in resto? #SommChat @KeeperColl

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @CaravelleChamp @the high end Americans venture out more, French have great intrinsic palate & understanding of the French #wine #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): We love Italy! RT @KeeperColl: I’m super hot on Italy from the shoelaces to the toes. #WW #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q for Sydney: Have you found any new #wines while in #burgundy that you are excited about? #SommChat #winewednesday #Winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl Really digging #Aligote sans creme de cassis and Marsannay rose just suplanted Bandole as new fav rose #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q for Sydney: What are your fav #wine books that your recommend for ppl to read and learn? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl world changes sooofast so #Guildsomm, #Purplepages but I want to own Jancis new varietal book. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl I am also reading Clive Coats #burgundy book and @Justjasper “Inside Burgundy”…and “the burghound” #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q for Syd: @sydneyparis any #Champagne suggestions – for everyday, for weekend, and for special occasion? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl every day, consider cremant – same regulations – middle B.@SBW @PeterWasserman and T. Thiesse RM’s grower producers #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl for special occasions and high end just saw a ’02 Glos de Goisses for under $200 I’m lusting after. #SommChat

@snipit ( @KeeperColl any amazing wine experiences to be had in northern france near Lille (slightly off topic) #ww #winewednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@snipit Calvados baby!!! And Belgian beer!!! lol #SommChat

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @KeeperColl Q for syd: what is the culture and cuisine like in #burgundy and what has traveling there taught u? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @wineandsake All the classics that you’ve heard about. Michellin restos cheap cheap. Still have a lot of eating to do though. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. for Syd Which foods do you find most difficult to pair with #wines? #WineWednesday #SommChat #winelover

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl None really the classically difficult, think wines you’d describe w/savory descriptors. Gruner, N.Italy, Aged wt Burg #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q for Syd. Did you have any mentors in the beginning of your #wine career? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl Yes but not the usual suspects & they probably didn’t know…Gilles de Chambure made me want 2 be a #MS #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. for Syd If you had to choose, which #wine would you say is your most memorable? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl Herculean to even get down to 3. So my 3-way tie is 1899 Lafite, 1961 Lafite, 1963 Cuvee des Enchanteleurs #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl Q. Does Syd have any favorite food+wine pairings, or any very unique wine pairings? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@winegalLynne Foie Gras with Guiness Stout #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl Sounds like an interesting pairing! A nice change from traditional Sauterne =) #SommChat #WW

@ormiga (ormiga): #SommChat @KeeperColl this wk confirmed red #wine syrah #australia go well w/ #salmon+sea #bass cooked #ASEAN style

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @ATXFoodnews @KeeperColl ‘Morning #SommChat tweeps!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q for Syd: Give us your tips for those working towards their #Master #Sommelier? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl Listen to everybody but develop your own plan as well. Make mind maps, draw your own maps and remember producers!!! #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl Another Q. Is Burgundy your favorite wine region, if so why? If not, any other favorite regions? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @winegalLynne It vies for the top for sure. Do you also want to know my favorite child? lol #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl to answer Syd… I’m intrigued… what is favorite child? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @AdamPlotkin hey Adam – great to have you back at #SommChat – any special things you learned in #Burgundy?

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @DomaineSelect @KeeperColl @hungrywino Was in #Beaune the week before last–incredible trip! #Burgundy #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@KeeperColl Diane, I learned more abt #Burgundy in 4 days than I had previously learned in my entire life! #SommChat (cont)

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@KeeperColl (cont) Barrel tasting with Jacques Lardiere at #Jadot and Chantal at #Lafarge (thx to you!) was amazing! #SommChat (cont)

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@KeeperColl (cont) Best way 2 learn is taste w experienced tasters/winemakers. Easier 2 taste across board @ winery than at home. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @AdamPlotkin now you know why we believe going to the place is the key:) #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@KeeperColl Finally, learned I LOVE #Burgundy even more than I thought! Marvelous #wines, wonderful people, incredible food! #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@KeeperColl Absolutely! There is no substitute! Wine folks r gr8-ask Q’s-they’ll answer! Already planning our next trip! #SommChat

@ENOontheMagMile (Scott Harney): @KeeperColl Q for Syd- What trends are you seeing in Burgundy on this trip? #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@ENOontheMagMile Global “BIO” awareness – more horses – otherwise not too much reaction to trends is it’s real charm #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl Q. 4 Syd. I believe u r at Prima-Walnut Crk, do you create the wine list for the restaurant? #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@winegalLynne The beautiful thing about Prima were the myriad of “choosers”. I drove the process from the customer side. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. for Syd Have you noticed any recent #food & #wine pairing trends in the #restaurant biz? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): A. @KeeperColl In the SF area, I see bridging courses with non wines from savory cocktails to beer to terra cotta aged shozu #SommChat

@Raelinn_wine (Raelinn_wine): @robbin_g @KeeperColl better late than never? #SommChat

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl Q. I see you mentioned Lafite as a favorite, any thoughts on Haut-Brion? #SommChat #WW

@vinetimestoo (vinetimestoo): @KeeperColl Could not get here on time. Will look at the conversation, see some books to read already. Cheers and #SommChat #WW to all.

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with #Sommelier Sydney Paris live from #Burgundy #WineWednesday #SommChat

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

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking Sydney for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl So happy u could go 2 Burgundy! I agree w/ experiencing from that point of view. Maybe some day… #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If anyone missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to for you to review later #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark your calendar for #SommChat Wed 9/19 11 AM CST to hear from John Ragan, MS @vinjohnragan, Wine Director of @UnionSqEvents #WW

@winegalLynne (Lynne Bryant, CS): @KeeperColl Thanks again for hosting #SommChat & thank you Sydney for your time. #WW

@ENOontheMagMile (Scott Harney): @KeeperColl I always found the Remmington book on Burgundy to be one of the best. #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@UBIWineSpirit @KeeperColl The history & downright reverence w which #wine is treated. More than just a drink-a way of life. #SommChat Cont

@wineandsake (Rachel Macalisang): @KeeperColl great conversation on #SommChat thank you syd, safe travels in #Burgundy #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@KeeperColl Thank you all!!! Any followups can be addressed to Lots of fun!! Drink well!! #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): .@UBIWineSpirit @KeeperColl (Cont) And I’d b lieing if didn’t admit-THE TASTINGS! OMG! The ability 2 learn nuances of each climat! #SommChat

@UBIWineSpirit (UBIFRANCEWine&Spirit): @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl That’s fantastic! And we couldn’t agree more. Cheers to our friends in Bourgogne! #SommChat Santé!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – time for lunch now! See you all next time on #SommChat !

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): current email for Syd is Lots of fun!! Drink well!! #SommChat

@JennaNorth (Jenna North): @KeeperColl Sorry I couldn’t follow along today but look forward to reading up on the archive! Thanks! #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Thx 2 all our loyal followers. Reached 10,000 tweet mark on #SommChat yesterday! We tweet 4 U-If u like us, please spread the word 2 others!