SommChat with  Master Sommelier Mollie Battenhouse

9/9 Master of Wine Mollie Battenhouse


Brandie Elizaitis @BrandieNYC @KeeperColl have been fortunate enough to take classes taught by @mbattenhouse - should be a great chat! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Thx @BrandieNYC for the #SommChat support and we agree that @mbattenhouse will B a gr8 guest - lk fwd 2 UR questions

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl .@Mattreiser Today's #SommChat features Master of #Wine Mollie Battenhouse @mbattenhouse Hope to see you there! 12 N-1 PM ET

Matt Reiser _@mattreiser Recent Master of #Wine @mbattenhouse spills the juice on #SommChat 2day. Tune in 12 EST

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Thx @mattreiser 4 the intro to @mbattenhouse and your constant support of #SommChat and @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl C u at #SommChat 12N ET w/Master of #Wine @mbattenhouse Mollie Battenhouse @drunken_somm @winochic @hvwinegoddess @nicktex @sassodoro @mweb

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse @drunken_somm @Winochic @hvwinegoddess @nicktex @mweb See you there! Happy #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@VintageTexas Today's #SommChat features Master of #Wine Mollie Battenhouse @mbattenhouse Hope to see you there! 11 am-12N CST, 12N-1PM ET

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse out if office this AM. But will try to participate #SommChat remotely with phone or pad. #Txwine

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas 2day #SommChat features Master of #Wine Mollie Battenhouse @mbattenhouse Hope to see you there! 11 am-12N CST, 12N-1PM ET #txwine pls join

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl C u at #SommChat 12N ET w/Master of #Wine @mbattenhouse Mollie Battenhouse @LoireValleyWine @sylviegervais @atozinfandel @CorkHoarder

Sylvie Gervais DWS _@SylvieGervais Join new MW Mollie Battenhouse at #SommChat Congrats again @mbattenhouse

Sylvie Gervais DWS @SylvieGervais Join new MW Mollie Battenhouse at #SommChat Congrats again @mbattenhouse…

Lyn Farmer _@FizzFan Congratulations @mbattenhouse on your spectacular achievement as the US' newest MW! Looking forward to #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl #SommChat 12N ET Master of #Wine @mbattenhouse Mollie Battenhouse @cuvee_corner @richardsLJ @sahmmelier @andyonfarmwine @bevmedia @drewbie_g

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g A name from the earliest of my wine appreciation days! Mollie Battenhouse... Wow! #SommChat ___

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine fr Master of #Wine Mollie Battenhouse @mbattenhouse

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd like to introduce you to Master of Wine Mollie Battenhouse @mbattenhouse who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

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

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse Ready for #SommChat! Huge congrats on the MW!

Monika Elling _@Foundationspr Good morning and hello from New York! @KeeperColl Congrats Mollie on the MW. @mbattenhouse #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 @mbattenhouse our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'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 & @mbattenhouse2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wine with Master of Wine @mbattenhousewine #SommChat

Judia Black _@enjoielife @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse @robbin_g @SirenaDiVino @enobytes Good morning! Congrats to Mollie on her recent MW designation! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl and @mbattenhouse - Good morning from Chicago! Congrats on achieving your MW, Mollie! - #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl gr8 to be here on #SommChat can't wait for everyone's questions

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew So glad to make it to #SommChat on this #WineWednesday featuring Master of Wine @mbattenhouse! @KeeperColl

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning @mbattenhouse How did you get your start in the wine business & who are your mentors? Thanks #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @SandyWasserman started in #wine at Best Cellars in #NYC in 1998 and mentor is Joshua Wesson #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeprColl Judia Black _@enjoielife .@drewbie_g @SandyWasserman @StephanieMiskew @Sassodoro nice to see you here at #SommChat!

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @enjoielife @drewbie_g @SandyWasserman @StephanieMiskew @KeeperColl Likewise! Happy #SommChat #WW!

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g .@mbattenhouse would have no idea who I am, but she launched my journey by introducing me to #wine from the Rioja region in 2003! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@mbattenhouse What was it like going thru process of a Master of #Wine @mastersofwine? What were some challenges you faced? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl process was very long - passed my tasting and theory in 2006 passed dissertation this year, 2015 almost 10 yrs! #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl some challenges for passing MW were work and life balancing - hard to juggle all in a typical day #SommChat

Judia Black _@enjoielife @mbattenhouse @KeeperColl That's what I call commitment and discipline! #SommChat

Judia Black _@enjoielife @mbattenhouse what was your dissertation on? A particular region or variety? @KeeperColl #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass Q @mbattenhouse Your twitter profile mentions beer and cocktails. You have any s of each? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @winecompass fav #cocktail is #Negroni - fav #beer depends on my mood, temperature, time of day, much like #wine #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q @mbattenhouse Have you or do you have any desire to make wine? if so what & where? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @SandyWasserman sure have desire to make #wine - what and where depends on money - have not made wine yet did pumpover once! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @mbattenhouse How does your training as a #Chef affect your approach to #wine? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl #Chef Training honed my sense of taste and smell in #wines with individual flavors and helps in food and wine pairing #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: @mbattenhouse how would you describe your personality in approaching #wine Marketing?

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl For my Business Development position, I must be very flexible as each situation is unique #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove Did you ever feel like you hit a wall, that you'll never get to the next level - how did you pick yourself up? - #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - (I ask cause I am kind of dealing with that now). - #SommChat

amy christine mw _@acloveswine @demilove That's a good question! #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @demilove hit many walls but with all the time I invested, I knew I needed to pick myself up & finish-used persistence & focus #SommChat

Courtney Quinn _@Path2Wine Congrats @mbattenhouse on your hard word accomplishing your MW. Can you share some of your findings from your dissertation? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @path2wine I can say the subject which was The perception of #Fingerlakes Cabernet Franc in #NYC #SommChat

WineCompass _@winecompass @mbattenhouse @path2wine Fitting topic for those of us who just attended #wbc15 in #flxwine country #SommChat

Monika Elling _@Foundationspr For me the art of blending is key to a great winemaker; what do you see as an essential skill?@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @Foundationspr achieving balance and allowing the #wine to speak for itself are essential skills in #winemaking #SommChat

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse @hkremer @wolfeswines @ATXFoodnews @RiojaWine Sorry to miss but lots going on. Happy #WW cheers to you #SommChat

Matt Reiser _@mattreiser @mbattenhouse is there a particular area of interest you plan on focusing on? Any plans for writing? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @mattreiser no immediate plans for writing - the #fingerlakes is certainly of interest - will continue that & C what future holds #SommChat

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g I still have this, & your original recommendation from all those years ago @mbattenhouse! CC: @KeeperColl #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @drewbie_g amazing that you still have the card and the recommendation - glad I could help #SommChat

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g Thanks for your industry contributions and congrats on the MW @mbattenhouse! @KeeperColl #SommChat #WineWednesday

Ella Dog _@EllaDogSays That's pretty great ! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove I know this is personal but here goes . . . What did you learn about -yourself- during your MW journey? - #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@mbattenhouse What are some of your main responsibilities as Dir. of Sales & Bus. Development @vos_selections ? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse .@KeeperColl @vos_selections manage 17 salespeople in three states - this includes training as needed, recruiting as needed, & > #SommChat

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp Hello @mbattenhouse @KeeperColl ! love the questions #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @CaravelleChamp - Good morning, Rita - great to see you! - #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - If I recall, you're knee-deep in the @MasterSommUS as well do you think the DNA for somms is diff. than MW? - #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @demilove I think DNA for people that get in these programs are similar such as drive, focus, persistence, and passionate 4 #wine #SommChat

Kelly M. _@Kells1 Congrats again @mbattenhouse #SommChat. What will you or did you drink to celebrate becoming a MW?

Rita Jammet _@CaravelleChamp hi @mbattenhouse ! how did you manage to do it all? studying, writing, and working? #superwoman ! #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse .@CaravelleChamp I have no idea - have supportive partner, having @acloveswine as a recent mentor & ability to focus #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @mbattenhouse What have been some of your #wines that you have tried lately? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl drank #turkish #wines recently-very interesting & #sylvaner fr #Franken #Germany proved how gr8 this varietal can B #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse #SommChat @VOSSelections has an incredibly large portfolio. Where will you specialize? #txwine

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse .@VintageTexas 4 job @vos_selections I must know the whole portfolio, #sake #liquor everything in teaching I narrow down #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @MBattenhouse WOW! That's a big job, but you will be in education? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @VintageTexas I am an educator at International Wine Center in #NYC and their topics/curriculum are specific #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse #SommChat What is your MS plan now that you've attain the rank. Any thoughts where you will apply your knowledge?

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas #SommChat In mean #LongTermPlan #SocialGood #PetProjects?

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @VintageTexas taking a break from testing right now - apply my knowledge in my everyday work in #wine biz #SommChat @KeeperColl

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @VintageTexas still processing fact that I don't have 2 sit N front of computer 24/7 - just got the call 48 hrs ago at 3:30 AM ET #SommChat

Courtney Quinn _@Path2Wine @mbattenhouse Any recommendations for anyone considering pursuing MW? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @Path2Wine make sure you get wide range of exp. in #wine biz - this is very impt and read everything you can #SommChat

Kelly M. _@Kells1 What was the most exciting moment during your pursuit to becoming a MW? #SommChat @mbattenhouse

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @kells1 getting the calls that I passed the Tasting and theory in 2006 and then the call in 2015 that I passed my dissertation #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Did you have to literally defend your dissertation, like in many graduate programs? - #SommChat - I would be nervous!

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @demilove there is no verbal defense - your writing is the total submission for determination #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @mbattenhouse What publications/resources do you think are most valuable for staying up to date on #wine world? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @StephanieMiskew the world of fine wine is exc., decanter is good 4 around world info, Drinks business, & wine business monthly #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @mbattenhouse @demilove What feedback do you get on the dissertation? Are dissertations published or otherwise available? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse .@Sassodoro you get written feedback and not sure if published or available - that question is best answered by @mastersofwine #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @mbattenhouse when pairing #wine and #food, which comes 1st for U, the wine selection or the food? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl depends on which craving is stronger & if going out to eat, #food will lead the #wine & if at home vice versa #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @mbattenhouse What #wine regions have you not visited yet that you would like to see? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl #croatia #china #Japan #russia Republic of #Georgia and many #SommChat #Longlist

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @mbattenhouse What do you like to do in your personal time? #SommChat

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl Sports - #running and training for multiple half #marathons - have garden - #swimming (since 3) #cooking #wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Master of Wine @mbattenhousewine #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have Master of #Wine @mbattenhouse join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Master of #Wine @mbattenhouse for her time #SommChat

Russ Kane _@VintageTexas @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse Many thanks for your time and participation today. Gr8 to "meet" you on #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @mbattenhouse Thanks for a great #SommChat and congrats again on the MW!

Mollie Battenhouse _@mbattenhouse @KeeperColl gr8 to be here today on #SommChat thx to all for your kind words and support - appreciated the opportunity to join in #SommChat

Stephanie Miskew CSW _@StephanieMiskew @mbattenhouse Thanks for the fabulous #SommChat & #Congrats on your MW! Your journey is so inspiring & appreciate all the info:) @KeeperColl

Kristi Willis _@kristiwillis Inspired by @mbattenhouse wine journey. Thanks for the encouragement to stick with it and be persistent. #SommChat

Courtney Quinn _@Path2Wine Thanks @mbattenhouse for sharing via #SommChat. Congrats again and I hope you have an incredible celebration planned for the future.

ENO DC _@Eno_DC @KeeperColl #SommChat is always a pleasure! Thanks for the shout out.

Jennifer Docherty MW _@jendocherty @mbattenhouse @VintageTexas congrats Mollie! Hopefully meet you in Nov for the celebrations #SommChat @KeeperColl