Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane

9/7 Advanced Sommelier Eric Crane


KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Don’t miss this wk’s #SommChat 2 talk w/ Advanced #Sommelier @chauneuf on #wine #Socialmedia & More 12N ET Wed 9/7!

Evan Mah @TheToothfish: Ask @chauneuf about Star Wars and wine.

Beth McKibben @TheLazySusan: I can 100% guarantee you this will be highly entertaining. #stayquenchy #WineWednesday

Atlanta Events @ATL_Events: Make a lunch date today with #ATL's @chauneuf!

Mia Van de Water @MiaVandeWater: .@chauneuf If you don't use the word quenchy at least once I will actually be disappointed. @SommChat @KeeperColl #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat is less than 30 mins away 2 talk w/ Advanced #Sommelier @chauneuf on #wine #Socialmedia & More !

Justin Timsit @redwinelovers1: @KeeperColl @chauneuf does the magic cow make it into the blind tasting exam in Aspen? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @redwinelovers1 @KeeperColl the cow was there. Yes. #magiccow #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine w/ Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane @chauneuf !

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @chauneuf Ready for #SommChat! But can only stay a short while. :(

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @Sassodoro @KeeperColl glad you're here- ready for a question! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We’d like 2 introduce you to Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane @chauneuf ! #SommChat #WW

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl hello! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane @chauneuf ! 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 Eric Crane @chauneuf 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 & @chauneuf 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @KeeperColl @chauneuf good morning!!! #WednesdayWisdom

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #SommChat good morn to you @goodsommbadsomm and look forward to your questions to @chauneuf

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking with Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane @chauneuf about #Wine on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @chauneuf How did U become interested in #wine? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: I have an older brother who was into it & worked under some cool chefs who turned me on to it #SommChat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: #SommChat ready to go, two of our employees are taking cert exam in the next two months

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat #Somm - what do you like most abt #wine distribution side and did you do any other gigs b/f that n wine? @chauneuf

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: I like the large portfolio you get from distribution, so many choices! Restaurants before that! #sommchat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @chauneuf @SommChat Fill in: #DontDrinkAnd_____ #SommChat #WednesdayWisdom

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: drive!!! Never drink and drive! #sommchat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Good morning @chauneuf How did you get your start in wine biz and who are your mentors? Thanks #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @SandyWasserman I started in chain restaurants and went up from there! So many mentors, past and present #SommChat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @SandyWasserman going to have to read up on your posts, saw you on #sommchat #neighbors

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: #HurricaneNewton has me stuck out at the vineyard so uping my wine knowledgeable with @KeeperColl @chauneuf on #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@CarlsonCreek great to see you here on #SOmmChat and look fwd to your questions for @chauneuf

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl @chauneuf What is the #Georgia #wine market like? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: All kinds of things are here. Great market & you can find wine from anywhere with no shortage of places to eat & drink! #weloveatl #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @chauneuf Have you ever made wine? Any desire to do so? What n where? Thanks #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @SandyWasserman I grow Muscadine in my backyard. I'll apply for an AVA shortly #muscadine #SommChat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @chauneuf @SandyWasserman only took us 3 years to get our AVA set up. Apply early my friend! #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @CarlsonCreek @SandyWasserman oh yeah! #sommchat #ApplyNow

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @chauneuf what is your main criteria in selecting a wine , either for your own consumption or for sales lists? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @CarlsonCreek it needs to be drinkable and make me want to take another sip! Anything is welcome if you can drink it. #quenchy #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what is best way for #wine newbie to start learning about wine w/o breaking bank @chauneuf ?

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - is #Atlanta a booming #wine mkt for wine sales and hiring #Somms @chauneuf

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl we are a huge wine town! We have no shortage of restaurants with great beverage opportunities! #weloveatl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @chauneuf How have U seen the #wine scene change over the past 10 years? #SommChat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @chauneuf @SommChat What song best describes your work ethic? #SommChat #WednesdayWisdom

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @goodsommbadsomm probably a Phish song, that's for sure! Blaze On! #blazeon #phish #sommchat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @chauneuf nice!! @phish #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@chauneuf What R UR main responsibilities as Director of Training and Business Development @EmpireDistInc @EDI_University ? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl Training and education for our salesforce & management as well as customer & consumer education #sommchat @EDI_University

Tina Morey @winescop: @KeeperColl Hello #SommChat What's our topic?

PROTOCOL wine studio @ProtocolWine: @KeeperColl Hello #SommChat What's our topic?

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @ProtocolWine @winescop topics are #wine #SocialMedia and More with @chauneuf on #SommChat today

Tina Morey @winescop: @KeeperColl @winescop @chauneuf Sweet. #SommChat

PROTOCOL wine studio @ProtocolWine: @KeeperColl @winescop @chauneuf Sweet. #SommChat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @chauneuf any unicorns you would like to brag about? #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf @CarlsonCreek only narwhales #sommchat #drinkyourmythicalwines

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @chauneuf Any wines you've tasted lately that excite you? #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @SandyWasserman older Aussie Riesling and some older Super Tuscans #cagey #sommchat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: @chauneuf For a newer #wine drinker, can u give some specific wines that cater to a college student budget but still taste good? #Sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @kaki_miller find a wine shop you trust! I always love Rioja, Mosel, Tuscany, and the Rhône. And New Zealand! #quenchy #sommchat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: Check out #SommChat every Wednesday from 11 am - 12 pm hosted by @KeeperColl to learn more about #wine all over the world!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #SOmm - how much do you @chauneuf have to #travel with UR job & what is your territory? avg hrs per week?

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl I travel well over half the year. I cover GA, NC, TN, and CO and it's a very full time job #247 #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@chauneuf Tell us a little abt UR work at the @SommFoundation #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl To help promote the role of the sommelier in the universe and to help with education and understanding of our role #sommchat

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: A worthy pursuit! #SommChat #WineWednesday 🍷🍷

Tina Morey @winescop: @KeeperColl @chauneuf Who is #wine #socialmedia specifically for? & what do we hope to gain from it? #SommChat

PROTOCOL wine studio @ProtocolWine: @KeeperColl @chauneuf Who is #wine #socialmedia specifically for? & what do we hope to gain from it? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @winescop Social Media helps consumers interact w/ the profession. It brings folks together immediately! #delectable #wine #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm : @chauneuf if U could create UR ideal #wine job, what would it B, how would u describe it & where would it B located?

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl I would be David Keck @yrmom_safoodie #keckfest #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @chauneuf How has social media changed UR day 2 day responsibilities? What has it helped most and what hasn’t been affected? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl you can't taste via social media- but you can connect virtually anytime with someone! #sommchat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @chauneuf What wine, region, or producer do see gaining strength? #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @CarlsonCreek wine: Riesling (finally!) Region: South Africa or Portugal... #sommchat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @chauneuf woot! About time #Riesling dodged the Blue Nun infamy! Portugal I can see, but does #pinotage have a place on US lists? #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @CarlsonCreek Let's think less about Pinotage and more about other wines South Africa has to offer! #sommchat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @chauneuf truth #sommchat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @chauneuf @SommChat What #wine would you be? #sommchat #WednesdayWisdom

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @goodsommbadsomm white and flabby with nothing compelling #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: can U suggest 2-3 sparkling #wines under $40 @chauneuf

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl Cava, Cava, Cava... and maybe Aussie Sparklers from Tasmania and Cape Classique wines from South Africa #fizz #sommchat

Stephanie Miskew CSW @StephanieMiskew: Great ideas for sparkling #wines under $40 from @chauneuf on today's #SommChat! #WineWednesday #bubblygirl

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Thanks for joining in @StephanieMiskew on #SommChat today

Stephanie Miskew CSW @StephanieMiskew: @KeeperColl @chauneuf! #SommChat #WineWednesday

Sassodoro @Sassodoro: I’m afraid I have to run. I'll check out the rest of the conversation later. Have a great #SommChat #WW!

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Thx for jumping in @Sassodoro have a great #WW #SommChat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: @chauneuf As a wine newbie, what are some intelligent questions to ask a resto #sommelier about a wine list? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @kaki_miller what do you enjoy? what pairs best with the menu? what have you placed recently? #alwaysaskthesomm #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @chauneuf How do U decide which social media platform to use for UR content? Do U have specific ways to decide what goes where? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl I like twitter because it forces brevity & is quick. IG's fun because it’s visual. No Facebook during election years… #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - what R some of the main things you have done to be successful in the #wine industry @chauneuf

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl I've tried to pay attention to people smarter than me and to listen to people who are passionate #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - as a @TEXSOM regular, how can 1 volunteer and what R fav parts of the conference @chauneuf

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl there's a website for volunteer applications before the event. I love the camaraderie & the polishing parties. #texsom #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @chauneuf What R the biggest changes you’ve seen in the #distributing industry during UR career? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl Consolidation is the biggest change. Changes in the laws are secondary. Watching wine grow in popularity is fantastic. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat peep: Who do you educate and what methods do you find most successful to teach abt #wine @chauneuf ?

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl I teach our company, customers, and civilians! Really, anyone who will listen. LEarn by tasting and reading maps. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@chauneuf What is Ur favorite part about teaching classes on #wine and #spirits? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl I get jazzed when folks tell me they learned something. That & the sound of my own voice. #sommchat

Kaki Miller @kaki_miller: @chauneuf Over all of the different territories of #wine that you oversee, what do you see as the key differences? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @kaki_miller each state has different alcohol laws and different "past times" CO is way different than GA #sommchat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @chauneuf @SommChat which super power would you like to have? #sommchat #HumpDayHappiness

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @goodsommbadsomm I want to be bitten by a radioactive lady bug and cause luck wherever I land #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - have U ever had a student/customer get intoxicated during UR teaching and what do you do @chauneuf ?

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl in professional settings that rarely happens (and you make sure you call them a cab) 1/2 #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl at consumer events always find a volunteer to help. Don't be an enabler. Serve water. 2/2 #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @chauneuf What advice do U have for someone who wants to enter the #distributing industry? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl It’s not just tasting wine all day. It’s a huge industry and it requires a lot of hardwork and patience. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm @chauneuf how do you quiet the floor student #Hoarder" when gets obnoxious ?

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl I'm pretty good at diffusing a situation. Be patient. Be kind. But it is okay to let them know you need to move on. #sommchat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @chauneuf - Are you following loosening retail laws in PA ? Do you think one of the megastores will take over entire state? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @demilove I haven't been following PA that much, it depends on how the laws are structured or worded for a Chain to move in... #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @demilove I would love for AVA's to require grapes and other criteria. It protects the consumer and the region's history #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: gr8 to see you @drewbie_g and @demilove on #SommChat today Happy #WW

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

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl The biggest challenge may very well be the sheer amount of what’s available right now. No shortage of great wine. #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@chauneuf What R some #foodandwine #pairings that U have enjoyed recently? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl Champagne and Fried Chicken, Old OZ Riesling and Toro, Super Tuscans and Cheeseburgers #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: .@chauneuf What do U enjoy drinking besides #wine? #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl Lots of Tiki Drinks and Cocktails for Phish tour. Painkillers! US Whiskies. And of course, Big Surs! #bigsurforlife #sommchat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @chauneuf @SommChat what is the funniest thing that happened to you recently? #sommchat #WednesdayWisdom

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @goodsommbadsomm got bit by a radioactive ladybug #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #SOmm @chauneuf do you still sell #wine or work the floor to keep current for UR training/teaching @EDI_University ?

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl can't legally work the floor as a distributor (stage much? wink) & involved in what is happening with wine sales still #sommchat

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @chauneuf best wine saying you ever heard? #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @CarlsonCreek "Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself" Basil Bunting #sommchat

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: Which of the 4 guys on @SOMM_FILM are you the most similar to? Or None of the Above? @chauneuf 🍷 @KeeperColl 🍷 #SommChat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @drewbie_g none of the above... #afaceforsommchat #sommchat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time 2 wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Advanced #Sommelier Eric Crane @chauneuf w/ @EDI_University & @EmpireDistInc on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Great to have Eric Crane @chauneuf join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Eric Crane @chauneuf for his time on #SommChat

Good Somm Bad Somm™ @goodsommbadsomm: @KeeperColl @chauneuf @EDI_University @EmpireDistInc amazing thank you!!! #SommChat #WednesdayWisdom #WineWednesday

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @KeeperColl @chauneuf Thank you Eric! #sommchat

Stephanie Miskew CSW @StephanieMiskew: Thanks for the #fabulous #WineWednesday #SommChat, Eric! @KeeperColl @chauneuf @EDI_University @EmpireDistInc

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: hope to see you @CarlsonCreek on #SommChat some more!

Carlson Creek @CarlsonCreek: @keepercol when down time due to weather permits I will be here ;) #sommchat

Eric S. Crane @chauneuf: @KeeperColl thank you so much for the opportunity today! great questions! #quenchy #sommchat