#SommChat Guest Edi Tapacino, Export Manager for Kante #Winery

10/12 Edi Tapacino, Export Manager for Kante Winery

Alyson Shane @alysonshane: Q5: Besides this one, do you participate in any other Twitter chats? Which are your favs? #SocialHour

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: A5: Yup, #SommChat on Wed's for wine, & #RunChat on Sun's for runners. @alysonshane #SocialHour

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KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat! Tell UR friends 2 join us on #wine w/ Export Manager Edi Tapacino of Kante Winery on #SommChat ! Ask Qs to @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We’d like 2 introduce you to Export Manager Edi Tapacino of Kante Winery! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Export Manager Edi Tapacino of Kante Winery on @KeeperColl! say hello so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Don’t forget to ask qs to @KeeperColl 2day & include #SommChat on EVERY tweet in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: As we ask Edi Tapacino our Qs on, you can ask him Ur Qs to @KeeperColl 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 Edi Tapacino on @KeeperColl 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking with Export Manager Edi Tapacino of Kante Winery about #Wine on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Hey #SommChat peeps Edi from Kante says hello to all and he can't wait for your Questions today on #friuli #corso #Wine

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Edi, When did you start working at Kante? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Just 3 yrs ago as Kante had one of my fav white #wine - this is a passion not a job was in sales but not wine #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @KeeperColl Good morning Ed, where is Kante Winery & what wines do you produce? Thanks #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SandyWasserman R in extreme NE part of #italy near #Trieste produce 90% white #wines and 10% red 2 indegenous & 2 int. varieties #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: How did you get your start in the #wine industry? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Edi says Kante gave me my first job in #wine b/c #wine is my passion and b/c Kante was a favorite winery - 1st sales mgr for them #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @KeeperColl Nice Ed, who are your mentors? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SandyWasserman no mentors on sales side have soul to sell great Kante #wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SandyWasserman gr8 respect for our #winemaker, Edi Kante ,1 of gr8est white wien producers in #Italy #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What is the winemaking philosophy at Kante? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Edi says starting 40 yrs ago #winemaker wanted to improve quality of #italy #wines starting with cellar mgt & bottling practices #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: & Fr beg. he wanted 2 allow natural enviornment N #vineyards & using hand methods for harvest, bottling 2 bring out best in #Wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Kante was part of a group of #Italy winemakers 40 yrs ago like Gravener, Angelo Gaja, de Bartoli, & Giacomo Conteno to do this #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: U are here live in #Austin today showing UR #wines in #Texas w/ @IanRootstock , do you export Kante #wines all over the world? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Yes we do export Kante all over the world mainly #US and #Japan little amts in other countries #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - can you tell us more about the Vitovska grape fr Kante

KeeperColl's KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @KeeperColl #Vitovska is only grown in #Corso #italy and Edi Kante was responsible for saving the varietal 40 yrs ago #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @KeeperColl #Vitovska is 1 of greatest images of #Corso very low yields w/ grape Kante wants U2 see grape and terroir in glass #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: @KeeperColl Ed, how often do you travel and what else do you like to drink? Thanks #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SandyWasserman travel 50% of time - manage all sales rep N Italy and importers outside when not traveling manage visits in cellar #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @SandyWasserman like to drink #Piedmonte reds esp #Barolo like #Austria #wines and #Sicily #wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What percentage of Kante wines come to US? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: 1/6 of our Kante #wines come to the #US or about 10000 bottles through @KermitLynchWine small prod. so it sells out when in #US #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What are major markets in the US for Kante? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: with Kante, major mkts are #NYC & #Texas is on the rise with help of @IanRootstock certainly #California and #Oregon as well #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: How does making wine in #Corso #Friuli differ from #Collio? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Diff #winemaking in #Corso vs #collio but only 30 km apart - same #Friuli region but environment totally another world #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #corso Kante has all vineyards parcelized not near winery & vinify every #vineyard separately vs #Collio vineyds R near wineries #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #Kante another diff is the soil in #Corso vs #Collio we have little soil just limestone all plants have 2 go down deep on rocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: How does Kante Winery’s natural stone cellar affect its wines? #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: q @KeeperColl Ed how involved are you in making the wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Edi Kante built & designed the stone cellar himself - he dynamited 25 years ago was a pioneer of cellar making in #Carso #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Edi Kante wanted to find the perfect place for perfect natural cellar enviornment temp, humidity etc 1st ex of sustainable cellar #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What distinct flavor aspects can you note for the #Malvasia? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: like other #Kante #wines extreme minerality, salt & can detect a little something like a bitter melon that gives a spc character #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Q fr #SommChat #Somms How have Kante #wines changed over time? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Started w/ skin contact #wines bf other famous producers - stopped Maceration & chged style wanted 2 make > #terroir specific #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What foods go well with the Vitovska? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: with #vitsovka #seafood and all #primi dishes like #Pasta and more very food friendly #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What foods go well with the Terrano? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #Terrano, growing only in #Carso, is clone of #Refosco unique red #wine b/c u feel salinity & blind can taste like white #wine #SommChat

Steve Roebuck @RoebuckSteve1: @darioushwinery #wine #WineWednesday #winechanneltv #winelover #SommChat #winemaker #wines #wineoclock #winerocks #cabernet #winebar #winery

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: With Kante #Terrano, it is perfect with fatty #fish and primi dishes b/c of its high acidity & low alcohol #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What is Edi Kante’s philosophy on his work in the cellar? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Edi Kante does not want to overwork the wine; He is gr8 taster & blender all whites R in used barriques 4 1 yr & 1 yr in tank #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: white #Kante riservas only made in best vintages. Riservas R kept 1 yr in barrel then in steel tank and then in bottle until ready #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Does Kante Winery have any plans for growth or expansion? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Kante plan for future is to continue to make gr8 #wines focusing on #quality #carso #wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Any plans to make new, different varities? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: no more space in #carso and no more HA for #Kante so no new varieties. 4 diff White wines is enough #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wine w/ Export Manager Edi Tapacino of Kante Winery on #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Please join us in thanking Export Manager Edi Tapacino of Kante Winery for his time on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Thx 4 having me on #SommChat if U are in #Austin come & see me and taste our #wines tonight @ItalicATX after that in #Chicago #Vermont #NYC

Drew Gourdie @drewbie_g: Was multi-tasking, but always good to tune in either live or later! #SommChat

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