Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier and wine educator Eugenio Jardim

10/7 Eugenio Jardim, Wines of Portugal

@WPTUSA

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl#SommChat #Wines of #Portugal @WPTUSA #Sommelier #Wine Educator Eugenio Jardim 12N ET @caravellechamp @MDSomm @CHARLIEWINES @adamplotkin

ENO DC @Eno_DC @KeeperColl It's our time of the week! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Thanks @Eno_DC for the #SommChat support !

ENO DC _@Eno_DC @KeeperColl Don't mention it! Thank you for hosting it. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl 2day's #SommChat #Wines of #Portugal @WPTUSA #Sommelier #Wine Educator Eugenio Jardim 12N ET @andyonfarmwine @foundationspr @drewbie_g

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g I will indisposed in the #SommChat hour, but look forward to checking out the timeline later! :) #WineWednesday

Full Circle Wine _@fullcirclewine @KeeperColl We are getting fueled for #SommChat with @wptusa and @myprivatesomm #WineWednesday #PortugalRocks Ready for the action-hour!!

Gourmet Delights _@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon EDT join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl #wine #wiyg #foodies

June Rodil @JuneRodil @KeeperColl @WPTUSA sorry to miss! Eugenio is a gem!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Thx @junerodil #SommChat @WPTUSA

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @JuneRodil We will miss you at #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wines of #Portugal w/ #Sommelier & #Wine Educator Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd like to introduce you to #Sommelier & #Wine Educator Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA who will talk abt #wines of #Portugal on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA 2 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 Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA EJ here and excited to talk about Portuguese wines! Thanks @KeeperColl for having me for #SommChat today. #PortugalRocks

Evan Goldstein _@DaringPairings Happy #WineWednesday - joining @KeeperColl this am for #SommChat to discuss #portuguesewines @fullcirclewine @WPTUSA

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @WPTUSA 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @WPTUSA Ready for #SommChat!

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @Sassodoro Welcome to #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wines of #Portugal with #Sommelier & #Wine educator Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA on #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA We're excited to have @WOPambassador Eugenio Jardim taking over our handle for #SommChat for the next hour talking about Portuguese wines!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA What was it about #Portuguese #wines that interested you in the Wines of #Portugal Ambassador position? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @KeeperColl I've been fascinated by Portugal for years; the culture, cuisine, history, people AND wines. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Being the US Ambassador allows the unique opportunity to dive deeper into that culture. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl I was born in Brazil, which was a Portuguese colony for 300+ years. The Portuguese & I have a lot in common! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: I am studying as a #Sommelier - can you share profile for VV ? @WPTUSA where can I read abt #Portugal #Wine

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl VV can have one of two profiles: either complex, DOC single varietal, bright, crisp, high acid OR fizzy and off dry #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl you can read on http://winesofportugal.com or DM us with contact info for a copy of our educational brochure! #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning @WOPambassador What 3 things should we know about Portugese wines to help consumers? Thanks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @SandyWasserman 1. Great value! 2. Over deliver in terms of quality 3. Unique varietals not found anywhere else in the world #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago - so lost in work today I almost forgot about #SommChat !

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@demilove so glad you did not forget - this is a gr8 opp. 4 U to learn about #portugal wines @WPTUSA #SommChat

Charles Comm PR _@CharlesComm Q. Eugenio Jardim, in what country or market (outside of #Portugal) are the #Wines of Portugal most popular? @wptusa #SommChat @KeeperColl

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @CharlesComm UK, Angola, Brazil, and the US has had double digit growth in recent years. USA <3 Portugal #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl FU fr shy #SommChat person - Do VV #portugal #wines age well and what is best drinking window? is it diff b/w the two profiles? @WPTUSA

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @KeeperColl Complex, single varietal VV can age for decades like riesling, while the fizzy style is meant for early consumption #SommChat

Full Circle Wine _@fullcirclewine @WPTUSA @KeeperColl VV is super cool: Alvarinho, Arinto, Avesso, Loureiro & Trajadura as main white wine grapes & there's always Vinhao

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA What has been the most eye opening thing abt #Portuguese #wines that U have learned since taking on the Ambassador role? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl From the steep terraces of the Douro to the pastoral fields of Alentejo, the list goes on and on. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Pre-? sent for #SommChat to @WPTUSA what foods do you like to pair with red and white wines of #Portugal and why?

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @KeeperColl Portuguese wines are gastronomic meant to be paired w/ food; their natural acidity & structure make them food friendly #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl For Pinot Noir lovers, we recommend wines from the Dao region. For Cab fans, go for Douro & Alentejo reds #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @KeeperColl VV pairs amazingly well w/ fresh seafood, while the complex whites from Lisbon & Dao can cover a gamut of cuisine #SommChat

Vinho Verde Wines US _@vinhoverdewines A structured Alvarinho also pairs beautifully with meats like veal or lamb @WPTUSA @KeeperColl #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @WPTUSA Is there a certain region/#wine style that you are seeing gain the most interest in the #US currently? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl The Minho's light & fresh Vinho Verde & powerful reds from the Douro still dominate the market. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: R #portugal wineries open to visitors and what would be a good travel plan to learn the white & red #wines? @WPTUSA

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl There are Wines of Portugal tasting rooms in Lisbon and Porto that are a great place to start #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Many wineries are also investing in enotourism with modern resorts, tasting rooms and fabulous restaurants #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Curiosity is def. growing around regions like Dao, Alentejo, Tejo & sub-regions Colares & Bucelas. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Will you be attending the Chicago tasting next week? What are some highlights you especially recommend? - #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @demilove Yes! One main highlight would be the seminar 1:30-2:30 w/ @daringpairings, register here: http://tinyurl.com/p4zy35h #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @demilove There will also be than 30 winemakers with over 200 wines at the tasting #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA ? fr shy #SommChat peep - do you have any maps that are available to #Somms studies & if so where and how to get?

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl There is an interactive map on our website, which provides info on each region when clicked on #SommChat

Full Circle Wine _@fullcirclewine @WPTUSA @KeeperColl Here's http://winesofportugal.info/pagina.php?codNode=18012… where you can find the awesome map that covers ALL #Portuguese #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA From your experience as a #sommelier, how do you recommend sharing #Portuguese #wines with consumers? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl We should remove the fear factor of wine. Consumers shouldn't be scared of Portugal's native grape varieties. #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Drawing parallels to international varieties is the easiest way to encourage experimentation. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Tired of Chardonnay? Try Encruzado. Explore beyond Cab Sauv & Syrah w/ Touriga Nacional, etc. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Carl Corsi _@knowvino @WPTUSA @KeeperColl Often the 'fear' is trying to order a Alvarelhão or Sevilhão, consumers & Somms don't have your accent Eugenio;-)

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @knowvino But I don't have your good looks Carl! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl ? sent in 4 #SommChat - what are the greatest Challenges and Opportunities that #portuguese #winemakers face right now @WPTUSA

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl The obscure, unique varietals are a challenge but are also enticing to millennials who are looking to explore #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Another challenge is to have distribution keep up with the growing demand of Portuguese wines in the US market #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA Do you have a recommendation on how #sommeliers can learn about #Portuguese #wines? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl The easiest way is to attend our US events! Stay informed thru our Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1jNOmqn #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Next week we're hosting trade tastings in NYC, Chicago & SF. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Also look for our Wines of Portugal Academy seminars, which rotate cities. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA how many diff gr8 varities are produced in #Portugal #wines and are any new ones that are being explored? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl There are over 250 indigenous grape varietals in Portugal; there are some single varietal wines but most are blends #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Portugal has also welcomed a good number of international varietals into the mix while preserving their traditions #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA If you've only got three days in #Portugal, what #wine regions would you recommend visiting? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl The most convenient from Lisbon are the city's surrounding sub-regions: Bucelas, Alenquer & Colares. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Also convenient from there would be the Alentejo, which is a short 1.5-hour drive from the capital. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl From Porto, the Douro & Vinho Verde offer plenty of hotels and restaurants for visitors. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: U said there has been great growth of #wines of #Portugal in #US, what do you attribute that to? @WPTUSA

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Excitement among somms, great press like in @WineSpectator, & @WholeFoods for their amazing support in all stores #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl There are also 7 Portuguese wineries in @WineandSpirits recent Top 100 wineries of 2015 #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA How have #Portuguese #wines played into the rising popularity of red #wine blends in the #US? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Portugal has produced blended wines for centuries. Vineyards can contain 40+ diff. grape varieties #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl q sent in 4 @WPTUSA #SommChat how does the #terroir of #Portugal different 4 white #wines vs red and do they grow side by side R > separated

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Structurally, how is Portugal #Alvarinho different from Spain #Albarino ? - #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @demilove Genetically the grapes are the same. Portuguese Alvarinho differs in having tropical notes and supple texture #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: R there unique #winemaking processes used N #portugal #wines if so what and do some use stems, what type of aging?

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Portugal has >200 different microclimates and is interwoven with diff. soils; terroir can differ in close proximity #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Food treading in open lagares promotes a gentle extraction of the best qualities the grapes have to offer #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Restraint when using oak and gentle fermentation techniques highlight the uniqueness of the fruit #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA What #US markets are the hottest for #Portuguese #wines at the moment? Where do you see the most potential? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl The northeast is #1 in consumption with its strong Portuguese population. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl But, other states like Florida, Texas and California are catching up quickly! #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA What are the early reports on the 2015 #wine harvest in #Portugal? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Every winemaker I spoke with last week thinks 2015 will be a harvest of extraordinarily high quality #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Many went as far as to say that it may rival 2011 for the best vintage of the new century. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Carl Corsi _@knowvino What are some #Portugal #wine producers you would recommend @WPTUSA? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @KeeperColl @knowvino I suggest making recommendations based on regional blend styles instead of focusing on grape pronunciation #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @knowvino Check out @wine_com http://wine.com/Portugal for features: Esporao, Luis Pato, Aveleda, JP Ramos, JMF among many others #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: why do the #winemakers think 2015 is a good - weather or grape quantity or ? @WPTUSA

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Ideal growing season, great fruit development, long hang time=greater fruit concentration #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl I was just in Portugal last week and the samples I tasted were absolutely stunning! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA Female #winemakers have gained traction over the years in the world - is this a trend in #Portugal as well? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl In Portugal, 60% of new graduates of the School at Enology are female. Very exciting for us! #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA What do you know about how millennial drinkers view of #Portuguese #wines? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Millennials are adventurous drinkers & likely to explore lesser-known wines & regions. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Portuguese wines score very high within their preferences. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA Is there a price point that you think is the sweet spot for #Portuguese #wines? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Portuguese wines represent incredible value! #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Portuguese wines can offer the quality of a $60-$80 American or European wine at a $30 price point. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @WPTUSA #Portuguese reds are well known as are their summer whites but what whites would you recommend for the fall/winter? #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl I believe Douro white wines can be consumed year-round because of their weighty complexity. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Aged Encruzado whites from Dão can often mimic great whites from Burgundy. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA A. @KeeperColl Arintos from Bucelas can gain complexity and depth from cellar aging. #PortugalRocks #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wines of #Portugal w/ #Sommelier & #Wine Educator Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA #SommChat

Wines of Portugal US @WPTUSA Calling #SF #foodies! You don't want to miss this dinner Oct 17 at @TheCommissarySF w/ @UmaCasaSF & @WOPambassador!

Full Circle Wine _@fullcirclewine #SF #SommChat #Fans - Want to hear from @myprivatesomm @WPTUSA? Here's a not-to-miss foodie event next sat!

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking #Sommelier & #wine educator Eugenio Jardim @WPTUSA for his time on #SommChat

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @WPTUSA Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @Sassodoro Thanks for joining us for this fun #SommChat

Full Circle Wine _@fullcirclewine A. @KeeperColl Thanks so much! We had a blast! #SommChat #PortugalRocks.

Wines of Portugal US _@WPTUSA @KeeperColl Lovely chatting with you today for #SommChat! #PortugalRocks

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