Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Loire Valley Winemaker Florent Baumard

9/17 Loire Valley Winemaker Florent Baumard


Irene L ‏@i_on_food_drink Happy #WW #SommChat to all! @KeeperColl @MattMcGinnis @Winochic @wendycrispell @alawine @Sassodoro @WineauxDLynnP Cheers!

Devon Broglie, MS ‏@dbrogues @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard sorry to miss y’all today! Boarding a plane to Colombia! I’ll check out the rewind #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl safe travels RT @dbrogues: @DomaineBaumard sorry to miss y’all today! Boarding a plane to Colombia! I’ll check out the rewind #SommChat

Charlotte ‏@TheWineKey Happy #WineWednesday everyone! Excited to be on #SommChat this morning.

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Excited to hear about @DomaineBaumard as I used to sell those delicious wines several years ago #Loire #SommChat #WW

Rita Jammet ‏@CaravelleChamp @KeeperColl unfortunately can’t make it to #SommChat today. Have a good one! Happy #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @CaravelleChamp thanks and you too! #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @MattMcGinnis @Winochic @wendycrispell @alawine @i_on_food_drink @WineauxDLynnP Happy #WW & #SommChat !

Matt Reiser @mattreiser @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard on a flight to Miami! Big tears as I LOVE Baumard!!! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl .@mattreiser big bummed - thought you would like this #SommChat with @DomaineBaumard

Melanie ‏@vinogger Hello #wine friends from #SF #CA where I write about #food #wine & #travel on #SommChat

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

Todd Trzaskos ‏@vtwinemedia Sorry to miss #SommChat - harvesting! @KeeperColl @WineLibrary

ormiga ‏@ormiga #ladolcevita send me a few cases ;) "@vtwinemedia: Sorry to miss #SommChat - harvesting! @KeeperColl @WineLibrary

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @KeeperColl @VinoCaPisco @ShibaSommelier @crushdwines @mutineermag @wineandsake I won't be at #SommChat today. Happy #Wine Wednesday!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm Florent Baumard @DomaineBaumard #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Florent Baumard @DomaineBaumard #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Florent @DomaineBaumard 2 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 Florent @DomaineBaumard 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 & Florent @DomaineBaumard 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Florent Baumard @DomaineBaumard #WW #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard Gr8 to be here on #SommChat w/ @KeeperColl Can't wait to hear ur Questions on #WW

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews RT @domainebaumard: Gr8 to be here on #SommChat w/ @KeeperColl Can't wait to hear ur Questions on #WW <-- Good morning!

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove Good morning from Chicago - nice to join you today! - #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard Hi Florent! Love your wine from bubbles to Quart! Whats your secret? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @andyfarmonwine the respect of the fruit #SommChat Surprise - that's it!!!!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DomaineBaumard what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl Drank #wine with my parents at lunches and dinners. This is how I learned pleasure from wine. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl What I like most in the #wine life (business is not the right word to me) is the diversity. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl The cycle is annual, but never the same, it is worrying and very exciting at the same time. #SommChat

Charlotte ‏@TheWineKey @DomaineBaumard I love the Loire Valley and the wines. I can't wait to get back! How is harvest going this year? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @thewinekey 2 early to say - we are starting harvest tomorrow - weather til now has been sunny and warm all is good so far #SommChat

Charlotte ‏@TheWineKey @DomaineBaumard That is fantastic! Best of luck with #harvest2014 #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good Morning Florent @DomaineBaumard Did you learn to make wine anywhere else other than #Loire ? #SommChat #WW

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @SandyWasserman trained N #Burgundy #Bordeaux south of #France&realized I knew nothing -what happens N #LoireValley is not same #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Looks like @DomaineBaumard does it all in #Loire: whites, reds, rosés, and sparkling #wine #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @winecompass yes we do all of those #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard you consider your Quarts de Chaume your best wine and will global warming affect it in the future? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @AndyOnFarmWine like kids-impossible to choose a fav - we enjoy all of our #wines- we have no clue about future of global warming #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery After living abroad, what is the biggest difference you see between wine drinkers in England & the US @DomaineBaumard? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @cecchiwinery for me, both the US and England need to drink more #LoireValley #wine #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Clever answer @DomaineBaumard we'll take it #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Florent @DomaineBaumard Any plans to learn more about winemaking by traveling to other regions in the future? #SommChat #WW #loire

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @SandyWasserman Yes of course, but when where and how I do not know #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard What have you changed since taking over from your father? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Great question @AndyOnFarmWine! @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @AndyOnFarmWine Nothing but little details to improve what was not possible before #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga whats on tap #harvest2014? #france weather reminds of the sanspareil 2005=was introduced to greatness! @DomaineBaumard @KeeperColl #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @ormiga 2014 Harvest may be ending in October - will know more then #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DomaineBaumard tell us about your advocacy for using screwcaps for your wines. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl Screwcap & crowncaps R so far tech. only reliable closures avail. 2 protect wine from age (oxydation) in glass btl. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl All other closures are ersatz non efficient on the long run. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl Hence my choice for our #wines which (some of them) can age for a century. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl To me it is a vinifying mistake not to use efficient closures. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl Any argument about this can only be political, cultural , and useless nowday. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Do the French accept screwcaps easily @DomaineBaumard? The Italian market does not seem as accepting as of yet. @KeeperColl #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @cecchiwinery all of our private customers accept it with no hesitation- only "so called" professionals are lagging in acceptance #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW ‏@StephanieMiskew @DomaineBaumard Love your stance on screwcaps & just feat you in a piece for @FoxNews #screwcapsrule #SommChat #WW

Stefanie Schwalb ‏@Stefschwalb Happy #WW all! Popping into #SommChat now… #betterlatethannever #wine

Matt McGinnis ‏@MattMcGinnis Q. @DomaineBaumard How is the 2014 harvest shaping up? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @MattMcGinnis gr8 so far - we will review the process everyday to determine the best picking times in the different vineyards #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm Bonjour @DomaineBaumard, great to see you on #SommChat! Pls tell us more about your no-oak policy on your Quarts-de-Chaume. @KeeperColl

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @CharlesComm there is so much fruit in QdC and is there anything better than pure fruit juice? you wouldn't add oak to that!! #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm @DomaineBaumard We agree! (Though some of your neighbors may not...) #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga hmm.. in general do you prefer particular type of barrel/tank @DomaineBaumard @CharlesComm #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @ormiga little barrel usage for the #wine - continue to try but tank has been better for my #wines - use neutral elements #SommChat

Wine & Food Fndn TX ‏@WineFoodTX Q. @DomaineBaumard what are some of your favorite vintages for your Savennières? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @WineFoodTX #Savennieres can present itself as a dry #riesling or a rich white #burgundy, so it depends on your mood #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Florent @DomaineBaumard What is your wine making philosophy...old world, new world or a mix of both? #SommChat #loire #WW

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @SandyWasserman mix of both because we have more tools and knowledge on vines and fruit #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery How do you balance your family heritage with modern day wine techniques/communication @DomaineBaumard? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @cecchiwinery my father has always very forward-thinking/modern, so adapting to new ideas is not difficult for me #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard your take on the difference between bonnezeaux and quarts de chaume terroir? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @AndyOnFarmWine Bonnezeaux is abt 3X size of QdC and has a huge diff. in variety of exposures and soils in the Bonn.vineyards #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman @DomaineBaumard @AndyOnFarmWine Delicious wine the Quart is. Fond memories of tasting and selling it. #SommChat #ww #loire

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @DomaineBaumard @KeeperColl whats your favorite wine to drink? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @m_arcon My fav #wine is fine and elegant more than rich and heavy #SommChat

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @WineFoodTX @DomaineBaumard I have a 2005 that I am aging - how long do you propose I hold out for #SommChat #savennières #loire

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @lwa235 if you have a case, drink 6 and keep 6 to drink over nxt 20 yrs. If you drink yours now, come to the winery and get more #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - How would you describe Chenin Blanc to someone who has never tasted it before? - #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @demilove I describe #LoireValley Chenin Blanc like "the first kiss"! There R many diff styles so it is diff 2 say 1 description #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard as a region how do you define the Loire Valley on the world market? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @AndyOnFarmWine An underrated #wine - has potential for great enjoyment if ppl would try it #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Is there any exciting project for 2015 that you can share @DomaineBaumard? Like new grape varietals #SommChat @KeeperColl

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @cecchiwinery Legally we R not allowed 2 try any new varietals other what I am growing now-#France is not land of freedom anymore #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @cecchiwinery very frustrating for me not to be able to try other varietals and things #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery As a fellow European, can you share your favorite non-French wine @DomaineBaumard? #SommChat @KeeperColl @m_arcon

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @cecchiwinery German #Riesling & new world fine #Chardonnay #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @domainebaumard are you involved in producing any non-Chenin, non-sweet wines? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @noblewines yes #Verdelho & #Chardonnay #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @DomaineBaumard #verdelho in #loire ? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @noblewines for the past 180 years #verdelho in #LoireValley #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @DomaineBaumard: the past 180 years #verdelho in #LoireValley #SommChat yikes missed that would love to taste does Touton have any?

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @noblewines Touton can have some #SommChat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Late to the party, but listening! @KeeperColl @RichardsLJ @MaxKogod @ArdesiaWineBar @HahnEstate #SommChat #WineWednesday

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard do you ever desire to work in other regions to experience different varietals and techniques? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @AndyOnFarmWine it has always been a dream - will continue dreaming #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @DomaineBaumard what is so unique about the Savennières area? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl Its location on the north side of river Loire, facing the south, its soils of Schiste, sand and grès. #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl An average minus 2°celsius less than on the other side of the river, (the reason why we live in Rochefort)... #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard A. @KeeperColl & the reason why Dry white wine are produced there preferably. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard can you tell me what varietals are in the turquois and brut rose? #SommChat

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard @AndyOnFarmWine #CabFranc #Chardonnay & Chenin Blanc 4 Turquois. Primarily Cab Franc & Grolleau 4 Brut Rose #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard ty so much for your time and i will continue to support baumard in the future! Keep up the great work! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Florent Baumard @DomaineBaumard #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Florent Baumard @DomaineBaumard join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Florent Baumard @DomaineBaumard for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Stefanie Schwalb ‏@Stefschwalb TY! Great info. RT @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Florent Baumard @DomaineBaumard for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

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

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard sincere gratitude for your time and wisdom #SommChat #loire #wine

Domaine Baumard ‏@DomaineBaumard Thanks 2 @KeeperColl and all of the #SommChat people 2day for joining in - loved all of UR questions and interest in our #LoireValley #wines

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard ty for putting it on #SommChat

Kristi Willis ‏@kristifarm2tbl @DomaineBaumard Thanks for the great discussion on #SommChat today. I really enjoyed your insights. I'm fascinated with the Loire Valley.

Craig Collins, MS ‏@ccollinsms @KeeperColl @DomaineBaumard sad to miss today #SommChat Met Flaurent in #ATX recently. Gr8 guy, amazing wines!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar 4 next week's #SommChat Wed 9/24/14 w/ Cliff Lede #wines own Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!