Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier Evan Turner, Helen's Greek Food

11/23 Sommelier Evan Turner, Helen's Greek Food

@HelenGreekFood

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: So excited to talk #Greek #wine with @Krasiguy on #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt Greek #wine w Sommelier Evan Turner @Krasiguy, owner @HelenGreekFood

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Sommelier Evan Turner @Krasiguy, owner of @HelenGreekFood! #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Sommelier Evan Turner @Krasiguy, owner of @HelenGreekFood & say hello so he knows UR here! #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: As we ask Evan Turner @Krasiguy our Qs on, you can ask him Ur Qs to @keepercoll as well! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs N order #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 Evan Turner @Krasiguy and @keepercoll 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: Hello #Sommchat Thank you @Krasiguy for joining us today. I'm @Fiery01Red from just up the road in #dallas

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Fiery01Red great to see you on #SommChat today look fwd to seeing your qs on #Greek #wine

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @keepercoll Thank you. Happy to be here. #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red My Pleasure! Come down and see me @HelenGreekFood sometime #SommChat #Greek #Wine

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy I'd love to. Your restaurant @HelenGreekFood sounds great. Love all #Greek #wine list #sommchat

tracy byrnes @tracybyrnes: hi -- thanks for doing this!! #Sommchat @Krasiguy @keepercoll

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @tracybyrnes great 2 C U today on #SommChat learning so much from @Krasiguy on #Greek #wine

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @tracybyrnes @keepercoll My pleasure! I live for talking about #Greek #Wine 24/7! #SommChat

tracy byrnes @tracybyrnes: @Krasiguy @keepercoll ha! Whats your favorite then? (or is that like picking your favorite kid?) #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @tracybyrnes @keepercoll This is the question I dread...for whites, #Assyrtiko from #Hatzidakis #Malagousia from @ktimagerovass #SommChat 1

kat thomas @yoga_kat: @Krasiguy @tracybyrnes @keepercoll @ktimagerovass I too love malagousia #Sommchat #greatforpairing

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @yoga_kat @tracybyrnes @keepercoll @ktimagerovass Goodness yes. #Malagousia is going to be the next great #Greek white #Wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start talking with Sommelier Evan Turner @Krasiguy, owner of @HelenGreekFood about Greek #wine on #SommChat

Babalas Mojo @BabalasMojo: RT keepercoll: Let's start talking with Sommelier Evan Turner Krasiguy, owner of HelenGreekFood about Greek #wine on #SommChat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll This should be great everyone! Let's talk #Greek #Wine! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - gutsy 2 do all #greek #wine at resto - what inspired U2 do this? tell us what U did to make so successful @Krasiguy

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Lived in Greece and fell in love with the nation and its wine and food. Honestly had to do it! #SommChat

Babalas Mojo @BabalasMojo: RT keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - gutsy 2 do all #greek #wine at resto - what inspired U2 do this? tell us what U did to make so succes…

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Tseleposwines Amalia is a #sparklingwine made N traditional method. Why R bubbles so versatile in food pairing & what R UR favs? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll bubbles have great acidity so affable to many foods. @Tseleposwines Amalia is stunning. Also love Karanikas #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat peep - what is best way to get started learning about #Greek #Wine @Krasiguy

Madina Papadopoulos @MadinaPaola: @keepercoll @Krasiguy Which #GreekWine would you pair with a rosemary #ThanksgivingTurkey? #Sommchat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll You're restaurant @HelenGreekFood serves only #Greek #wine Does this require a lot of teaching customers #sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red @keepercoll We list wine by style, not region. Staff Training and we let guests taste. A. LOT. #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll Awesome that you let guests taste Im sure once they do they are sold! #sommchat

Babalas Mojo @BabalasMojo: Krasiguy keepercoll Awesome that you let guests taste Im sure once they do they are sold!#sommchat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll Assyrtiko is one of my fav whites Great food #wine I'm less familiar w/Greek reds What are some favs #sommchat

Babalas Mojo @BabalasMojo: Krasiguy keepercoll Assyrtiko is one of my fav whites Great food #wine I'm less familiar w/Greek reds What are some favs #sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red @keepercoll How many characters do I have? LOL #Xinomavro, #Limniona #Agiorgitiko #Mavrotragano I love #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll Ha! I get it. Awesome. Thank you! #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - what are some suggestions U can give to help us sell #Greek #wine tableside @Krasiguy

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll May sound strange but listening to your guests is key. Ask them about what they like and find a #Greek #Wine to match #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: Doesn’t sound strange at all Sounds professional! #Sommchat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: Do you recommend starting w/native/international blends of #greek #wines when introducing them to someone @Krasiguy @keepercoll #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red @keepercoll Honestly I love to show guests the #Greek varietals but I'm crazy. I say go #Greek #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll Crazy works for me. Jump in with both feet! #Sommchat

Madina Papadopoulos @MadinaPaola: @keepercoll @Krasiguy I'm seeing more and more #GreekSparklingWines in the US. What distinguishes them from other #sparklingwine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@Krasiguy @ktimagerovass saved the #Malagousia #grape from near-extinction. Tell us more about that & why you find it intriguing. #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll #Malagousia how I love thee, let me count the ways…Like Viognier w/better acidity. Could bathe in @ktimagerovass #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm is it hard 2 visit #greek #winemakers & what is best way 2 arrange this to learn more @Krasiguy how much time to allow?

Babalas Mojo @BabalasMojo: RT keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm is it hard 2 visit #greek #winemakers & what is best way 2 arrange this to learn more Krasiguy how much…

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll It is not. You can email producers and they love to have guests. Things do get crazy at harvest (Aug-Oct) but otherwise..1

Evan D. Turner: @Krasiguy: @keepercoll 2 ...a week to 10 days will give you plenty of time to visit 4-5 wineries with ease #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @keepercoll - Happy Thanksgiving fellow #SommChat -ers! What are you pouring tomorrow?

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: welcome @demilove to #SommChat lk fwd to your qs today and inspired to have some #Greek #wine thx to @Krasiguy

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Amalia is made with 100% #Moschofilero. Tell us about this #grape in terms of flavor profile & where it’s grown @Krasiguy #SommChat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll @keepercollection It is gloriously aromatic with notes of orange blossom & spice. Almost Alsatian! #sommchat

Madina Papadopoulos @MadinaPaola: @Krasiguy @keepercoll I love the name. Is it named after #QueenAmalia, or another #Amalia? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @MadinaPaola @keepercoll Actually it is named after his lovely wife. A Queen in her own right! #SommChat

Babalas Mojo @BabalasMojo: Do you recommend starting w/native/international blends of #greek #wines when introducing them to someone Krasiguy keepercoll #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: .@Krasiguy @ktimagerovass saved the #Malagousia #grape from near-extinction. Tell us more about that & why you find it intriguing. #Sommchat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @MadinaPaola @keepercoll - What are the strongest markets in the U.S. for Greek wine (I don't see much here in Chicago) - #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @demilove #NYC is big market & certainly #Cali places - surprised 2 hear it is hard 2 find N #Chicago @jillzimorski where can find #SommChat

Jill Zimorski @jillzimorski: .@keepercoll @demilove We have great Greek wines & knowledgeable folks to sell/teach in Chicago!! @teddyoenos @jimbube @dpilkey #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy Tomorrow is #thanksgiving Do u prepare traditional or #Greek influenced? What wines will you serve? #Sommchat @keepercoll

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red @keepercoll #Greek influenced! I never stop making #Greek food! I'm serving #BibliaChora @Tseleposwines + many others #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll @Tseleposwines Sounds delicious! #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat peep: heard #Greek #wine is more a summer drink - what do you think @Krasiguy ?

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Common misconception. Greek wines are glorious in the fall and winter! Curl up with #Xinomavro or #Malagousia #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Krasiguy What R some surprising pairings U discovered with #Greek wines & #holiday #menu items either at #home or at #restaurant? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll I love #Xinomavro with holiday food. #Katsaros “Valos” with turkey is too good to be true. #SommChat

Madina Papadopoulos @MadinaPaola: A virtual #GreekWine tasting with @Vinumguy @keepercoll. 🍂🍁🍷🇬🇷 #sommchat #nemea #malagousia… instagram.com/p/BNKUf-JgdQM/

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy I received sample of Ktimatselepos Amalia Brut My 1st Greek bubbles Made of 100% Moschofilero What should I expect? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red Stunning aromatics, delicate mousse and vibrant citrus and mineral notes. Perfect holiday wine! Gulpable! #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy Wow! Sounds like I'm in for quite a treat! #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm congrats on National award for @HelenGreekFood do U think this could be successful in another city? or b/c of #Houston?

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll I think #Greek #Wine will work everywhere. The wines are glorious. #Houston is awesome! Such adventurous drinkers! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: What grows together goes together is mantra of somms for food pairing. Greek wine+food go together. What other cuisines pair well? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: W/cold weather & holidays have many people reaching 4 bigger red wine. Which Greek reds U recommend to try something new & why? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Please, go get #BibliaChora Biblinos Oenos! Unknown varietal will blow you away. Chateauneuf du Pape from Greece #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm any books on #greek #wine you suggest for learning material @Krasiguy ?

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Honestly none of the books in print (If U can find) are old. The internet is the best place for up to date info #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat peep: hard to read #greek #wine names - any suggestions/tips to ease this @Krasiguy

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Move to Greece and learn Greek. LOL Actually you can find great pronunciation vids on @YouTube #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll I learned Ancient Greek in grad school Horrible grammar I assume modern Greek is much easier Are you fluent #sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red @keepercoll Greeks are very kind, say my Greek is quite good. I do not believe them for a second….#SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy @keepercoll Ha! Is it hard to be a non-Greek speaker when traveling to Greek wine regions #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Krasiguy What does #Xinomavro mean in English? Is there another more familiar #wine you can compare its #style to for reference? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll It translates as “Acid Black” Xinomavro and Nebbiolo could be siblings. Nearly Twinsies LOL #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: Awesome! #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: What grows together goes together is mantra of somms for food pairing. Greek wine+food go together. What other cuisines pair well? #SommChat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Greek wines tend to be lower in alcohol, have great structure & acidity. Pair brilliantly w/nearly everything #SommChat 1

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll 2 #Malagousia with Asian, #Agiorgitiko with BBQ, Greek wines do it all #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm is there lot of diversity in soil and elevation in #Greek #winemaking - how is climage change affecting them @Krasiguy

Madina Papadopoulos @MadinaPaola: @Krasiguy @keepercoll Is there a #Greek #Rosé that you would serve in the cold weather? #sommchat #GreekWine #GreekRosé #WinterWonderland

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @MadinaPaola @keepercoll Yes, two: @Tseleposwines Driopi Rose and #Palivou "Vissino" Rose. Cold weather perfection #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @KrasiguyDo Greek winemakers use traditional Greek practices or are most using modern techniques? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @Fiery01Red It is a brilliant mix these days. The modern is at the forefront but many explore classic productions techniques #SommChat

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @Krasiguy Love that juxtaposition of ancient techniques with modernity. #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @Krasiguy @Tseleposwines also makes Driopi Nemea red fr Agiorgitiko grapes. What’s that variety like & why should B on our radar? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll @Tseleposwines #Agiorgitiko is like an elegant blend of #CabFranc & #Merlot Think brilliant right bank Bordeaux #SommChat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Yes there is. From #Santorini to the Mtns of #Nemea the variation is stunning. Climate change creating "Bigger" wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Which #Greek #wines that we’ve discussed can #improve from #time in a #cellar & what is the ageability of Greek wine in general? #Sommchat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Greek wines age brilliantly! #Xinomavro can age 20 years with ease and #Agiorgitiko do the same. Even whites age! #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - how many #wines on your list and how to you decide when to change - menu influenced @Krasiguy

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Have around 250-270 wines. Am constantly changing, to pair with menu and because I can never leave well enough alone #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth @ATXFoodnews: Taking a moment to read the @keepercoll #SommChat feed. I've missed it for weeks, maybe longer. #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @ATXFoodnews we have missed you on #Sommchat

Miranda Waldron @mirandawaldronc: @Krasiguy Do you have any suggestions for #affordable #Greek #wines available in the US? #SommChat

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @mirandawaldronc Try @RhousWinery "Skipper" White or Red, @Tseleposwines "Driopi" #Nemea and @kiryianni has great value wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt Greek #wine w/ Sommelier Evan Turner @Krasiguy, owner of @HelenGreekFood on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Great to have Evan Turner @Krasiguy join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Please join us in thanking Evan Turner @Krasiguy for his time on #SommChat about #Greek #Wine

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @keepercoll @Krasiguy Thank you so much Evan for sharing your love & knowledge of Greek #wine Happy #thanksgiving all #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Thx @Fiery01Red for all of your support today of #SommChat and #greek #wine - we learned sooo much from @Krasiguy

Michelle Williams @Fiery01Red: @keepercoll @Krasiguy We sure did! My pleasure! #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @MadinaPaola thx to you so much for all of your great questions today on #SommChat hope to see you back on future Wednesdays!

Evan D. Turner @Krasiguy: @keepercoll Was a complete blast! Feel free to contact me with any #Greek #Wine questions @Krasiguy or @HelenGreekFood Thanks! #SommChat

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