Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero

10/2 Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero, Bodegas Valduero

@BodegasValduero

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero #WW Live from #Ribera

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’d like to introduce you to

#Ribera #Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero @BodegasValduero #SommChat #WW

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): We’re abt ready to dive in w/questions, so s/O 2 #Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero @BodegasValduero to say hello! #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! #WineWednesday

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): I have few minutes for #SommChat before I go out & sell the vino.

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning from Chicago! Looking forward to today’s #SommChat – any newcomers here?

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): As we ask #Winemaker Yolanda Viadero our Qs, U can ask her Ur Qs as well! She’ll do her best 2 answer Qs in the order they come #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): W/so many participants lots of gr8 Q’s R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl & #Winemaker @bodegasValduero Good morning! Ready to join you at #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Let’s start talking #wine with #Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero @BodegasValduero #WW #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): Hello. Welcome everyone. This my first ever tweet! Yolanda. . #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @demilove @KeeperColl #SommChat Yes, Hello from Dallas.

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@enjoielife @KeeperColl Glad that you are here with us.Look forward to your EASY questions.#SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @winegrapestone @demilove great to see you here – start your questions now #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero What made you decide to pursue winemaking? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl I first tasted a #wine when I was 15. It made a deep impression on me. #SommChat #WW

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): Hi Yolanda How is 2013 harvest looking Tibera del Duero, Rioja & Toro? Yields & quality. #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @SandyWasserman In all 3 regions harvest will be late. The grapes will not ripen completely but we will have excellent acidity.#SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @bodegasValduero Congratulations! We’ll go EASY on you at #SommChat today.

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Good morning, Yolanda! How easy or challenging did you find the 2013 harvest? – #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @winegrapestone – hi Tricia! Welcome to our little wine party – #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@demilove @KeeperColl It will be difficult to choose between ripeness and sanitary state of the grapes #SommChat

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter_food_chats.html #wine #wiyg #foodies

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @bodegasValduero Do you remember what grape it was you tasted the first time and why you were so impressed? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@enjoielife @KeeperColl Tempranillo. I was very young and I just loved it.I thought #wine a great invention #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero What makes the #Ribera Bodegas Valduero special? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl our vineyard. Some parts of it will become legendary. #SommChat #WineWednesday

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Q. @BodegasValduero Do you ever talk to other Tempranillo winemakers in US/New World? #wine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @winegrapestone Not in the New World but of course yes here in #Ribera #Spain #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (Sandy Wasserman CS): @bodegasValduero What is considered late in Spain? High or low yields this vintage? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @SandyWasserman in #Ribera it is normal 2 begin first week October but this year will be end of october. Low Yields. #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): Good morning back from vacation in India & Nepal and ready to talk wine #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @vinogger great – look forward to ur questions for Yolanda @bodegasValduero #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @vinogger – Hi Melanie! Hope you enjoyed your trip! (I’m taking a long weekend to Minneapolis tomorrow). – #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero How does your background in agricultural engineering influence your knowledge of grape growing? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl Studying agronomy, I learned techniques, exc.t 4 my own, which is fruit of my own experience as well as agronomy. #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): Good morning #wine world from #Vegas! @KeeperColl @bodegasValduero #WW #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): #SommChat Yolanda how would you say new world style wines are being received in #Ribera?

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @vinogger Some wineries copy New World styles but we are more classic #Ribera.and more serious. #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @vinogger Ha Ha.#SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): 2013 Harvest: @bodegasValduero @SandyWasserman Harvest will be late. Grapes won’t ripen completely but will have excellent acidity.#SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @bodegasValduero what new & exciting things should we be expecting coming out of #Ridera? #WW #SommChat @KeeperColl #wine

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@harleywine1 @KeeperColl We have a wonderful #Ribera white from an unknown variety #Albillo. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Are your wines available here in Chicago (also, in Minneapolis this weekend – are they easy to find there?) – #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@demilove @KeeperColl Yes. The wines will soon be available in #Chicago through our importer John Cressman.#SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @demilove @KeeperColl Minneapolis soon too we hope.#SommChat

@SandyWasserman (SandyWasserman): @bodegasValduero Thanks, got to run, may pick up #SommChat in a few minutes

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @SandyWasserman @bodegasValduero thanks Sandy – hope you can come back:) #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Q. @BodegasValduero Are you doing any new varietal experimenting? #wine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @winegrapestone No. Climate and conditions here only suit #Tempranillo. Other red varieties will not ripen here. #SommChat

@ormiga (ormiga): bienvenido @bodegasValduero #ribero ta #duoro? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @ormiga Yes. We are in #Ribera del Duero. #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl and @bodegasValduero @vinogger – How would you define a “classic” #Ribera – #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @demilove @KeeperColl @vinogger I look to complement the power of #Ribera with complexity and elegance #SommChat @DrinkRibera

@enjoielife (Judia Black): RT @bodegasValduero: @harleywine1 @KeeperColl We have a wonderful #Ribera white from an unknown variety #Albillo. #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @LaborWines always ready! #SommChat #ww #wine

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @harleywine1 we just tasted this white wine for the 1st time b/f #SommChat and loved it!

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @bodegasValduero @demilove @KeeperColl And Dallas, Texas? #wine #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@winegrapestone @demilove @KeeperColl Yes. Our importer is Mid State. Steve Murphy works for them in #Dallas #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): .@bodegasValduero Always exciting to learn about new varieties. What are characteristics of #Albillo? @harleywine1 @KeeperColl #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@enjoielife @harleywine1 @KeeperColl In colour greenish, aromas of pineapple and peach. In mouth fresh acid pleasing sharp touch #SommChat

@harleywine1 (Harley Carbery): @KeeperColl @bodegasValduero #Abillo – characteristics? #Ribera #SommChat #WW

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @BodegasValduero I’m joining #SommChat quite late & trying to catch up. Happy #WW all!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Happy Wine Wednesday #WW @Sassodoro! Welcome to #SommChat @KeeperColl @bodegasValduero

@ormiga (ormiga): ok thanks @bodegasValduero #SommChat so now less-faint-than before idea of the #wine

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @harleywine1 @bodegasValduero look for answer to @enjoielife – she asked first:) #SommChat – great to see you here as always

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): Just now !! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero What are some of the farming techniques that set your #Ribera vineyards apart? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl Bush trained vines. Pruning to give low yields. No chemical fertilizer, only sheep manure. No irrigation. #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl My vines belong to this land & only extract from it what the land gives 2 them. Neither my vines nor I ask 4 more. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): Sounds balanced. @bodegasValduero @demilove @KeeperColl @vinogger @DrinkRibera Power of #Ribera with complexity & elegance. #wine #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Q. @BodegasValduero Are you using biodynamic techniques for your #wine ? #WineWednesday #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @winegrapestone Our winemaking is very natural without being completely #biodynamic #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): great questions for @bodegasValduero keep them coming – #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): #SommChat what are your thoughts on Tempranillo blends? Do you make any?

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @vinogger I have tried some which are OK. My wines are all 100% #Tempranillo. #SommChat

@yumivore (yumivore): A visit to Spain’s Ribera del Duero wine region: http://bit.ly/1fJcoP8 #ww #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero Tell us about this year’s harvest in #Ribera del Duero. #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl Late. The grapes R still watching the sky. It will B impt. 2 know what 1 can expect fr a Yr. like this 1… #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl & impt 2 make a #wine that emphasises the good, w/o looking 4 what the grape cannot give… #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl Less alcohol content and more acidity. #SommChat #WW

@SylvieGervais (Sylvie Gervais, DWS): @KeeperColl: Canít wait to see you @ #SommChat 11AM CST! Greeting from Sonoma! Have a great #SommChat !

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @SylvieGervais good to see you here – learning a lot esp the new white #ribera Grape variety – look forward to your questions #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): .@yumivore it has been great to be here and do #SommChat live from #Ribera @DrinkRibera #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): Good Morning from Carmel, CA better late then never @bodegasvalduero #wine # spain #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero How do you decide when the grapes are ready to be picked in #Ribera? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl Taking into account health of grape, parameters of ripeness & lots of intuition, try 2 imagine the wine. #SommChat

@vinogger (Melanie): #SommChat what percentage of grapes in Ribera are Albillo? I see that is the white you make, have never tried it is it like alvarinho?

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @vinogger #Albillo is old historic grape of #Ribera in danger of extinction. Very different to #AlbariÒo #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @vinogger #Albillo has been tested genetically and it is NOT related to any other grape. It has over 20 of its own clones #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): Just now !!! http://fb.me/1EMSqJaNc@KeeperColl #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @TperezWine GREAT TO SEE YOU HERE AS ALWAYS AND LOOK FWD TO YOUR QUESTIONS #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @bodegasvalduero What is the difference between Tempranillo from #rioja and #riberadelduero #tintodelpais @KeeperColl #Wine #spain #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @TperezWine @KeeperColl Tempranillo in Ribera hs more structure, acidity and colour. Also more tannic. #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @TperezWine @KeeperColl It’s like comparing Marilyn Monroe (Rioja) with Uma Thurman (#Ribera) #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (SandyWasserman): Q. @bodegasValduero Who are your winemaking mentors & have you studied in other regions of the world? #SommChat

@SandyWasserman (SandyWasserman): @bodegasValduero Yes style & techinque or technology? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @SandyWasserman I studied in #Bordeaux I can’t think of any one mentor who has influenced me especially #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @SandyWasserman Definitely old world in all respects #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black):RT @bodegasValduero @vinogger #Albillo is old historic grape of #Ribera in danger of extinction. Very different to #AlbariÒo #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): RT @vinogger #Albillo has been tested genetically and it is NOT related to any other grape. It has over 20 of its own clones #SommChat

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @bodegasValduero @TperezWine @KeeperColl Ha! Great analogy. More 21st century! #wine #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): Cheers! RT @bodegasValduero @TperezWine @KeeperColl It’s like comparing Marilyn Monroe (Rioja) with Uma Thurman #Ribera #SommChat #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero Describe your #winemaking philosophy. #WineWednesday #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl Using a single variety is fundamental and gives the #wine its power, its uniqueness. #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl Aging using different types of oak and lengths of time gives me elegance and complexity. #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl But I need an underground cellar. Special conditions. #SommChat #WW

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): Q. @BodegasValduero Describe your use of oak.New/old. #wine #WineWednesday #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @winegrapestone Combination of both. New and up to 4 years. I always use more than 1 type of oak #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @bodegasValduero @TperezWine @KeeperColl Interesting. Would have guessed other way around because of Monroe’s robust full body.#SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @enjoielife @TperezWine @KeeperColl Marilyn has more curves but Uma more “structure”, #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): Thank you! makes perfect sense #wine #spain @bodegasValduero @KeeperColl #SommChat

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): #SommChat catching up on the chat…

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @SAHMmelier ANY LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS??? GLAD YOU ARE HERE #SommChat

@SAHMmelier (SAHMmelier): #SommChat. The @DrinkRibera campaign talked a lot about old vs. new world approach. Where would you put your wines?

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @SAHMmelier @DrinkRibera Old world #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): #Albillo grape RT @bodegasValduero ….In colour greenish, aromas of pineapple and peach. In mouth fresh acid pleasing sharp touch #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @BodegasValduero What makes a good red wine in #Ribera? #SommChat

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): A. @KeeperColl The soil & The climate. #SommChat #WW

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): All the way from EspaÒa! ì@KeeperColl: @dbrogues Todayís #SommChat features @bodegasValduero Hope to see you there! 11 am -12 N CSTî

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed this hour of #wine talk with #Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero @BodegasValduero #WineWednesday #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @bodegasvarduero looking forward to visit you soon. Thanks for your time @KeeperColl #wine # Spain till next time #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): It was great to have #Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero @BodegasValduerojoin us today for #SommChat. We hope everY1 learned as much as we diD

@dbrogues (Devon Broglie, MS): @KeeperColl @bodegasValduero thanks y’all! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Please join us in thanking #Ribera #Winemaker Yolanda Garcia Viadero @BodegasValduero for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): @TperezWine @KeeperColl You will be very welcome #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): If anyone missed some of the chat today, remember we’ll post an archive soon to http://bit.ly/ikBrJx for you to review later #SommChat

@Sassodoro (Sassodoro): @KeeperColl @BodegasValduerojoin Thanks for a great #SommChat!

@winegrapestone (Tricia Conover, CWP): @bodegasValduero @TperezWine @KeeperColl #SommChat Thank you! Great discussion.

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): .@dbrogues @KeeperColl A pleasure. Thanks for sharing your time with us.Adios. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @bodegasValduero Thanks to you and all who participated for an informative #SommChat .

@bodegasValduero (bodegas Valduero): You are all charming. Un abrazo fuerte a todos while I wait for my grapes #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): till next time beautiful #wine PP @winegrapestone: @bodegasValduero @TperezWine @KeeperColl @yumivore #SommChat Thank you! Great discussion.

@DrinkRibera (Ribera del Duero): @KeeperColl @bodegasValduero thx everyone and great convos during today’s #SommChat #ribera! til next time…

@ATXFoodNews (ATX Food News): I missed #SommChat again today. Now reading through the feed, learning good stuff from @bodegasValduero and @KeeperColl.

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