Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Wine #Importer Jose Pastor

1/27 Spanish Wine Importer Jose Pastor

@JPSelections

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wine frm Spanish wine importer Jose Pastor

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @KeeperColl Excited to be here. Looking forward to your questions. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d to introduce you to Spanish wine importer Jose Pastor @JPSelections who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Jose Pastor @JPSelections 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

La Nuit En Rosé ‏@nuitrose Does the #SommChat include #Rosé topics? > http://bit.ly/1P1hN6a #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @nuitrose we can have one dedicated to Rose:) #SommChat

La Nuit En Rosé ‏@nuitrose We would love to be included in that #SommChat !

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @nuitrose dm us with any info you can share so we can discuss #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Jose Pastor @JPSelections our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He’ll do her 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 @KeeperColl & @JPSelections 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Lisa Shara Hall @lisasharahall @KeeperColl how much wine does he import #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @KeeperColl Hello Lisa, we work with around 35 producers and bring around 100 wines or less @lisasharahall #SommChat

Lisa Shara Hall ‏@lisasharahall @JPSelections @KeeperColl good

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections Who/What inspired you to pursue a career in the #wine industry? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A. @KeeperColl I was brought up in Denia, a village on the Costa Blanca halfway between Alicante and Valencia, known for its... #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl delicious red shrimps and daring nightlife. There my parents ran a nightclub where I spent most of my evenings... #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl On summers, I worked as a busboy at my uncle’s (mom’s side) Salvador restaurant, back then one of the top... #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl destinations for winos in town. This is where, at age 14, I got my first exposure to food and wine. #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass @jpselections Define "Real Farmers" for us from your tagline: Importers of Iberian Wines made by Real Farmers #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@winecompass glad you can join in on #SommChat with @jpselections will be a good one to learn #Spanish #wines

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @winecompass To us is both, folks that farm their own grapes and make their own wine... In Spain we call it "viñador" #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago! Hope to find your wines here in our small, chilly market! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@demilove and good morn to you too - can't watit to see your #SommChat questions for @JPSelections

Chris Barnes ‏@Vinos_Chris @JPSelections is doing #SommChat with @KeeperColl as we speak. If you have questions for José and JPS, holler!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl .@Vinos_Chris Chris so glad to see you here on #SommChat @JPSelections love those #wines from #Spain

ormiga ‏@ormiga late #SommChat how @JPSelections @winecompass @KeeperColl affected #spain #wine by uncertainty from #climatechange are #canaries complex?

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @ormiga @winecompass @KeeperColl I think yes, Spain has been affected by climate change. don't see it much in the canaries #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga so #climatechange change #spain grapes/pickin @JPSelections @winecompass @KeeperColl or time to maturity drinkability nose mouth #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @ormiga @winecompass @KeeperColl A bit of everything, Ormiga. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @JPSelections @winecompass @KeeperColl - Is there a shorthand on the label where a consumer can learn that? - #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @demilove @winecompass @KeeperColl I wish Douglas, but not yet #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections How do you choose the regions in #Spain that you import #wine from? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl For us, it’s not only about the region itself, but also about the people behind and how the wine drinks. #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl Currently we find a lot of drinking pleasure in the wines coming from the North-West of the Iberian Peninsula. #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass I see Galicia is well represented in your portfolio #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @winecompass Correct, we love Galician wines here at JPS #SommChat

Ian McCaffery ‏@IanRootstock @JPSelections @KeeperColl Jose I'm loving the focus on Ribeira Sacra, similar to the focus Kermit Lynch has on Beaujolais #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @IanRootstock @KeeperColl We have been bringing wine from there for a few years now. I love the place & the people there. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: how much time do you spend in #Spain each yr to keep up the #Wine portfolio? @JPSelections

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A. @KeeperColl I travel to Spain 3 to 4 times a year. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr #SommChat peep: What R UR biggest #US markets 4 the #wines from #Spain & where would you to grow in 2016? @JPSelections

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A. @KeeperColl NY, CA, OR & @IanRootstock is killing it in TX for us #SommChat

Carl Corsi ‏@knowvino Many @JPSelections producers are listed as #organic. Is that designation on the label for wines sold in the USA? #SommChat @KeeperColl

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @knowvino @KeeperColl Carl, many of our folks work organically but for us it's not important that the wines are certified. #SommChat

Carl Corsi ‏@knowvino @JPSelections @KeeperColl Agreed, and the certification process is too expensive. But the some Consumers look for certified organic wines.

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Is the cost of certification high in #spain for #organic #wine #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @noblewines I wish I could answer that but I don't know those Chris. #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2WineQ. @JPSelections When you meet with somms what surprises them most about wines from Iberian peninsula? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @Path2Wine Interesting question, Courtney. I think the value they represent compare with similar wines from other countries. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @Path2Wine @JPSelections - Hope you are well, Courtney! - #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Hello @demilove Doing great this year asked @JPSelections about Cava as I'll be in Spain for @iwinetc #SommChat

Ian McCaffery @IanRootstock @JPSelections @KeeperColl do you think the Granite terroir/high elevation/old vines in Ribeira Sacra can produce wines on par with N Rhone? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @KeeperColl @IanRootstock By all means, Ian. But in my opinion also in par with top Cru Beaujolais...-;) #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Q. @JPSelections I've never had a wine from the Canary Islands. What grape varieties do they grow? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @winecompass They grow a lot of grapes in the Canaries that are hard to find in mainland Spain nowadays cause phylloxera....#SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @winecompass some of them are: red - listan prieto (mission), tintilla, baboso, whites - listan blanco, gual, verdellho, etc...#SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass @JPSelections Is the soil too sandy for the louse? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @winecompass I believe it's not much about the soil but about isolation. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Used to enjoy a wine from #cigales from Translanzas #SommChat @jpselections do you know it? No longer in NY

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @noblewines Yes I know it. Good juice. But don't know who brings it to NY nowadays. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines Well thought you might consider... I would but not ready at moment. #SommChat

Ian McCaffery ‏@IanRootstock @JPSelections @KeeperColl what do you think of the California movement for #glouglou style wines? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @IanRootstock @KeeperColl I think what's going on in CA is fascinating, Ian. I'll love to see #glouglou in Cali. #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga #phylloxera in #canaries wow took 100-200yrs to travel from #usa via #france? #SommChat @JPSelections @winecompass

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Q. @JPSelections What differences do you taste in Suirol than other Cavas? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @Path2Wine Personally, I find their Cavas to be very soil-driven (earthy). #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections What makes the #terroir in #Spain unique compared to other regions? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl Each region in Spain is a world to itself. But generalizing, I think we are blessed with many undiscovered... #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl old vineyards planted on a diverse range of soils at high altitude. On top of that, and as of late, there is... #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl a growing group of fearless and passionate young growers trying to let that terroir speak freely in our glasses. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections What R some new #wines that

you have imported recently and why did U add them to UR portfolio? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl I love wines made from grapes grown on granitic soils and recently found this guy making these fabulous wines.. #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl 15km north of Barcelona. His name is Oriol Artigas, and his vineyards are located in a tiny region called Alella. #SommChat

Wine 101 ‏@Wine1011 @JPSelections who's your distributor in CT? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @Wine1011 Some of our wines are sold by Skurnik Wines in CT #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections What are some of the best selling #wines that you import? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl Nowadays we’re doing well with many of our wines coming from Galicia. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections What qualities do you look for when choosing a #wine to add to your portfolio? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl I enjoy drinking naturally-made (& grown) wines that combine typicality with a high level of drinkability. #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga BOO @JPSelections @KeeperColl give names /stink #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Congrats to @JPSelections for trending on #SommChat today !!!

ormiga ‏@ormiga gracias @JPSelections @winecompass @KeeperColl trending #SommChat yahh

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections What methods do you use to seek out new #winemakers in #Spain? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl Traveling to the source and knocking on doors is the most common method that we use. #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Thanks @JPSelections for sharing info and perspectives on wines from Spain via #SommChat Looking forward to tasting your selections

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections Do you plan to ever expand to other regions and countries or do you intend to remain importing solely from #Spain? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl Currently we don’t have plans to expand. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections Where do you see yourself in the #wine industry in the next 3-5 years? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl Hopefully in the same place as now, trying to find & champion the work of traditionally minded, minimalist growers. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections What #wine regions do you dream about visiting in the future? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl I’d love to visit Chile one day and learn first-hand about its fascinating and wildly delicious Pipeño wines. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @JPSelections What do you to do in your spare time? #SommChat

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections A.@KeeperColl Spend time at home with my warm-hearted and unbelievably accepting Japanese wife. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking #Wine w/ Spanish wine importer Jose Pastor @JPSelections on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Jose Pastor @JPSelections join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking #Spanish #wine importer Jose Pastor @JPSelections for his time on #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl thanks again for supporting a pro #winechat with @JPSelections via #SommChat @ParkPlaceWines @ToppingRose

JoséPastorSelections ‏@JPSelections @KeeperColl Thanks for having me here, Diane! #SommChat

Elizabeth Smith ‏@travelwinechick #SommChat #WineWednesday cheers! @KeeperColl @JPSelections @scottota @CharlesComm @caravellechamp @hadel

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ #Burgundy #Winemaker @Ronceret21 Wed 2/3/16 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess@KeeperColl @JPSelections @sylviegervais @JenOflanagan @drunken_somm So sorry I missed it! Work got in the way. Next week! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @hvwinegoddess yeahh for next week #SommChat with #Burgundy #Winemaker @Ronceret21 it will be great!

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Sorry I missed it! 😔🍷🍷🍷 #SommChat #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @drewbie_g we are too! Hope you can make next week's #SommChat with #Burgundy #Winemaker @Ronceret21 Nicolas Rossignol - it will be great!

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