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Twitter #SommChat with Master of Wine Christy Canterbury (@canterburywine)


Master of Wine Christy CanterburySee what you missed at #SommChat on 10/26 as we chatted with Master of Wine Christy Canterbury.

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Welcome to #SommChat everyone! Tell your friends to join us to learn about #wine from a Master of Wine!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to Christy Canterbury, New York based MW, @canterburywine #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): We’re about ready to dive in w/ questions, so shout out to @canterburywine to say hello & so Christy knows you’re here! #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!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with @canterburywine! #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): Christy – so thrilled you are on #SommChat today

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @keepercoll @canterburywine Ready for #SommChat !

@sanfab44 (Sandra Fab): Morning! @keepercoll @atozinfandel @sassodoro @demilove @sylviegervais @jennanorth @mattmcginnis @winetheory #SommChat .

@jennanorth (Jenna North): Cheers! @keepercoll @atozinfandel @sassodoro @demilove @sylviegervais @mattmcginnis @winetheory #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@AtoZinfandel Thanks for joining! #SommChat @KeeperColl

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @canterburywine @keepercoll Especially looking forward to today’s #SommChat ! Hope I look Ok, ladies is my tie on straight?

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais): @canterburywine @keepercoll I am ready for you Christy. Happy #WineWednesday to both of you! Ready for a great #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@Sassodoro Welcome! Who else is joining #SommChat? cc: @KeeperColl

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine 1st of all, CONGRATULATIONS on being named a Master of #Wine! What does being a #MW mean to you? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Thank you! Proving mastery to the world’s top #wine pros in all aspects of viti, vini, biz, trending topics+tasting #SommChat

@AtoZinfandel (Kay Zink): What called you to the wine industry and wine knowledge? #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@AtoZinfandel Once you dive into education it can be addictive. Why stop when you can be better? #SommChat @Keepercoll

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@AtoZinfandel #Travel is my motto! That is my #2 passion after #wine. Happily, the 2 go hand-in-hand #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine What made you want to apply to become an #MW in the first place? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl No defining moment. Was intrigued by challenge to continue my education+felt #MW would boost my career+open doors. #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): Q. Who out there is thinking of applying for the #MW program? cc: @KeeperColl #SommChat #WineWednesday

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): “@canterburywine: Q. Who out there is thinking of applying for the #MW program? cc: @KeeperColl #SommChat #WineWednesday” I am

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@WineTheory Nice! For 2013? #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais): Next year!“@WineTheory: “@canterburywine: Q. Who out there is thinking of applying for the #MW program? cc: @KeeperColl #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@SylvieGervais Have any questions about what to expect of #MW program? Ask me any time #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @SylvieGervais – hope you’re having a great day! Don’t these great #SommChat guests motivate our Sommelier Dreams?

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais): “@demilove: – hope you’re having a great day! Don’t these great #SommChat guests motivate our Sommelier Dreams?” very motivating!

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @canterburywine @keepercoll what books do you recommend to a wine professional to help further their knowledge? #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@EllaDogSays Oxford Companion to Wine is the ultimate but its not a cover-to-cover kind of read. cc: @keepercoll #SommChat

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @canterburywine Thx! Fab! …Review:”truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip, browse, and linger” #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @canterburywine @keepercoll Do you have a fav ‘under the radar’ region that’s getting play on your list right now? #SommChat

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @canterburywine Which new and “outside the box” country or region has you most excited? #SommChat cc: @keepercoll @WineTheory

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@DomaineSelect @WineTheory Love #Bierzo+high-end #Australian wines like #Riesling & #Semillon + #Austrian reds #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@MDSmitty2488 (Davis Smith): @canterburywine What are some really good “gateway” wines for people who are stuck in a Cab/Chard/Malbec/Pinot Grigio rut? #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@MDSmitty2488 How about #Syrah #Carmenere #GrunerVeltliner Federspiel #Albarino? #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): .@canterburywine now that you are one of the very few MWs (Congrats!!) in the world, what’s next for you professionally? #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@MattMcGinnis More doors open for even higher level projects, more opportunities to #travel #SommChat #WineWednesday cc: @KeeperColl

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): @canterburywine @keepercoll what was the last #wine you tasted, not on your list that impressed you? #WW #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@WineTheory Really like Mitchell Beazley collection. For tasting Michael Schusters’ Essential Winetasting is tops. #SommChat cc @KeeperColl

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine How long did it take you to prepare for your degree? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl 5 yrs. Was in program for 7 though not thoroughly committed to studies til end of yr 2. #SommChat #WineWednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine How did you study? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl 2 main ways: LOADS of time alone & w/ most successful #MW Candidate tasting group ever #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl w/o my study pals, don’t know where I’d be. Thx+love 2 @JeanKReilly @gormanmcadams @jediwinemaster. We all made it! #SommChat

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais): interesting! I need a partner in crime“@canterburywine: A. @KeeperColl Trading study notes w/study pals. Too much 2 tackle alone. #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@SylvieGervais You’ll find one! Best are those that are serious+don’t just practice tasting but practice writing tasting notes! #SommChat

@theleftoverchef (Loren Root): .@canterburywine @keepercoll Q. What are your thoughts about Bordeaux prices? Think it will ever slow down/stabilize?? #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@theleftoverchef #Bordeaux momentum unstoppable. They’re #marketing heros+have many ways 2 cater 2 market’s desires. #SommChat @KeeperColl

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @canterburywine, I see your professional specialties are Pinot Noir & Italy. Do you like any Pinot Noirs from Italy? @keepercoll #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@enjoielife Lageder Pinot Noir Krafuss+Hofstätter Pinot Noir Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): Ital PN RT @canterburywine: @enjoielife Lageder Pinot Noir Krafuss+Hofstätter Pinot Noir Barthenau Vigna S. Urbano #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@DomaineSelect (DSWE): @canterburywine we’re having sushi for lunch. What’s your favorite pairing? #SommChat -11:32 AM Oct 26th, 2011

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@DomaineSelect Champagne! Why not some Gratien :) ? Perfect opportunity to prep for #ChampagneDay #SommChat cc: @KeeperColl

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine You started out as a banker and now you’re a #MW! How did you decide to make such a HUGE career switch? #SommChat

@canterburywine(Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Loved finance but felt life outside the office was passing by w/o me. Wanted to inject >fun w/

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl It worked out well. #Wine folks are so passionate, so giving, so energized. #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Was @ a time where I could try out the #wine industry a few yrs+go back to finance or biz school if necessary. #SommChat #WW

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine We hear you are working on a book- can you tell us a little more about that? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl #radiosilence :-) #SommChat #WineWednesday

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): Silence for now on the book. When can we expect to hear more? RT @canterburywine: A. @KeeperColl #radiosilence :-) #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@MattMcGinnis I’ll be sure to let #SommChat know asap :-) cc: @KeeperColl

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine Gotta ask the crowd-pleasing Q: Your favorite #food and #wine pairing under $30? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Tough 2 pick just 1 but Jean-Louis Chave Côtes-du-Rhône Mon Coeur w/ lamb rocks #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Recent restaurant inspiration: Vicien 2008 #Syrah Reserve from #Argentina w/ House-Made Braised Bacon @TheBreslin #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine What was your most useful method of studying? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Trading study notes w/study pals. Too much too tackle alone. #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Also, constantly talked to winemakers, viticulturalists, marketing folks in #wine #SommChat #Wine Wednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine What was the format of the actual “test”? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl You have to be in the program 2 yrs before you can sit the exam. Most wait at least 3 yrs. #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl 18 hours 45 minutes of written examination over 4 days. There’s 1 #MW exam/yr in June #SommChat #Wine Wednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl First, there are 2.25 hr tasting exams over 3 mornings: 1. white, 2. red + 3. sparkling, sweet+fortified #SommChat #WW

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Sometimes dry wines appear in Paper 3 smong the sparkling, sweet+fortified #wine #SommChat #WW

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Second, there are 4 theory papers that last 3 hrs each: viti, vini, wine biz, trending topics #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl In addition to the exam, there is a 10,000 word academic, quantitative dissertation to submit, too. #SommChat #Wine Wednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine Was it what you expected or completely different? Easier or harder than you thought it would be? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A.@KeeperColl Lots of what I expected+SO MUCH harder. It’s not just abt learning wine but also abt exam-taking #SommChat #Wine Wednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A.@KeeperColl Also, exam format is constantly being tweaked. Have to stay on your toes+be ready to tackle the unexpected! #SommChat #WW

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais): @canterburywine @keepercoll Also concern about English writing. Is writing need 2 b outstanding or permissive when It’s yr 2 lang #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@SylvieGervais Good English imperative. You can have #MW exam translated but you have to trust the translator gets it just right #SommChat -

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @CanterburyWine Why do you feel that Gruner is under appreciated? #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A @KeeperColl It’s not widely distributed. Relative to other varieties, not a lot is made. In #NYC +major markets, we know+love it #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Also, few seem to know how well #GrunerVeltliner #Smaragd ages. Sublime! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. @Canterburywine Do you have a favorite Gruner pairing? #SommChat #WineWednesday

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Young #Smaragd #GrunerVeltliner w/aged goat cheese+creamy young sheep or cow cheeses. Also, roast chicken+morrells! #SommChat

@ChezSheila (ChezSheila): Gruner rules @keepercoll: Q. @CanterburyWine Why do you feel that Gruner is under appreciated? #SommChat

@WineTheory (Justin Harriman): #SommChat is the reason I love #WINEWEDNESDAY

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): *thumbs up* If i could “Like” this I would! :) RT @WineTheory: #SommChat is the reason I love #WINEWEDNESDAY

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Q. Do you have a fav #Champagne Region and if so what and why? #SommChat #ChampagneDay

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): A. @KeeperColl Côte des Blancs! Adore Blanc de Blancs Champagne. #SommChat #ChampagneDay

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hr of #wine expertise from @canterburywine Christy Canterbury! #SommChat

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): It was great to have Christy join us today for #SommChat. Please join me in thanking @canterburywine for her time!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If any1 missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to http://t.co/USHowBAw for you to review later #SommChat

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@KeeperColl Thanks for inviting me to #SommChat. Loved chatting about #MW title, #ChampagneDay+more! See you all Friday at #ChampagneDay

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Everyday is #ChampagneDay at #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @canterburywine @keepercoll Thanks to you both! It was great! #SommChat #WW

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @canterburywine – thank you for #SommChat! Would love to buy you lunch next time I am in nyc!

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): @demilove Super! Thanks for joining us for #SommChat. cc: @KeeperColl

@MattMcGinnis (Matt McGinnis): Thanks for a fantastic #SommChat @canterburywine @KeeperColl. Happy #WineWednesday

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): Join us next Wed 11/2 11 AM CST for #SommChat with LIOCO co-founder, Matt Licklider @liocomatt!

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): Looking forward to it! RT @keepercoll: Join us next Wed 11/2 11 AM CST for #SommChat with LIOCO co-founder, Matt Licklider @liocomatt!

@keepercoll (Keeper Collection): If u want to be 100% sure ur #SommChat Q gets answered, post it to FB & we’ll be sure it gets asked! http://t.co/Njd5opH4 Happy #WW!

@EllaDogSays (Ella Dog): @keepercoll as always … thx for allowing non professionals enjoy conversation too! @canterburywine Congrats on your achievement! #SommChat

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais): @keepercoll @canterburywine Thank you ladies! Very informative for me #SommChat

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): thx 4 terrific #SommChat ! #ChampagneDay cheers! RT @canterburywine: @KeeperColl thx 4 inviting me #SommChat. C U all Friday #ChampagneDay

@canterburywine (Christy CanterburyMW): .@WineFoodTX Check out the archives of #SommChat http://t.co/frFGs0iS & come back w/ any questions! @KeeperColl


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