Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Fabrizio Pedrolli

4/1 Fabrizio Pedrolli, Vias Wine

Fabrizio Pedrolli @ViasWine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Learn Northern #Italian aromatic white #wines #SommChat 11AM CST @drunken_somm @winochic @hvwinegoddess @nicktex @sassodoro @GustoTastings

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @drunken_somm @Winochic @hvwinegoddess @nicktex @GUSTOTastings Happy #SommChat #WW!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Learn Northern #Italian aromatic white #wines #SommChat 11AM CT @jennanorth @kcwineguy @adamplotkin @local913 @roydot @amyleiberfarb

Adam Plotkin @AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @jennanorth @kcwineguy @Local913 @roydot Looking forward to it! Cheers, all! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Happy Birthday Adam! RT @AdamPlotkin: @KeeperColl @jennanorth @kcwineguy @Local913 @roydot Looking forward to it! Cheers, all! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Learn Northern #Italian aromatic white #wine at #SommChat 11AM CST @lisaadamswalter @foundationspr @jeremysblock @bevmedia @drewbie_g

Andrés Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Cheers! “@KeeperColl: Learn Northern #Italian aromatic white #wine at #SommChat @lisaadamswalter @foundationspr @jeremysblock @bevmedia"

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

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago! #SommChat - any first-timers to the chat?

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Fabrizio Pedrolli from @ViasWine on Northern #Italian Aromatic White #Wines #WW #SommChat

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Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat Great to be here with everyone. Looking forward to your questions!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @demilove glad you are here today on #SommChat look forward to your questions to learn from Fabrizio @ViasWine

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @ViasWine thx for ur time today Fabrizio! What makes this area exciting for white wine? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyonFarmWine The altitude in the #vineyards makes the flavors very #aromatic and fruit-driven.

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyOnFarmWine these wines pair well with fusion #food (Asian, etc) because they have strong flavors, and the #wines can match up

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @ViasWine: #SommChat these wines pair well with fusion #food (Asian, etc) because they have strong flavors, and the #wines can match up

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @ViasWine thanks are you on the west coast? R all these wines produced in stainless steel? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyOnFarmWine yes these #wines are available on West Coast, all fermented in stainless steel, some aged in #Slavonian oak barrel

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AndyOnFarmWine great to see you here on #SommChat - exciting to learn from Fabrizio @ViasWine on Nothern #Italian white #wines

DSWE ‏@DomaineSelect @ViasWine What do you believe to be the latest trends for Italian wine? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat The next trend will be the indigenous grapes that Italy offers. They are unique to #Italian microclimates and show diversity

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro “@ViasWine: #SommChat The next trend will be the indigenous grapes Italy offers. They are unique to #Italian microclimates & show diversity”

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Sassodoro great to see you on #SommChat talking #italian - look forward to your questions

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Good morning Fabrizio @ViasWine How did you get your start in importing and who are your mentors in the wine business?

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @SandyWasserman I began 32 years ago and my mentor was Louis Iacucci who owned a #wine shop called Gold Start

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @viaswine What has yet to be discovered about northern #Italian white #wines? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat There is great potential for Germanic/Italian crossings like Sylvaner, Kerner, Gruner Vetliner, Muller Thurgau & Incrocio Manzoni

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @ViasWine ty what is the number 1 white you import to the US? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyOnFarmWine The main Italian #whitewine imported is #pinotgrigio, for the volume.

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyOnFarmWine As for the Northeast, the most important #grapes we import for volume are #Kerner and #IncrocioManzoni

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat these #grapes have been crafted in the Northeast of #Italy. Incrocio Manzoni was created by the San Michele all'Adige Institute

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat Signature characteristics for #Riesling, #Kerner, #IncrocioManzoni are very good acidity, structure and great aging potential

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @ViasWine love the acidity of #Kerner! @WineWiseGuy turned me on to it a few years ago. #SommChat #AltoAdige

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin .@ViasWine #RibollaGialla and #Friulano! (Still #Tocai to me)! 2 of my favs! #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @ViasWine thank you what does IgnocioManzoni taste like? I have never seen that in Oregon. #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyOnFarmWine #IncrocioManzoni in the nose has white peach, tropical notes like passion fruit and pineapple, white flowers

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyOnFarmWine the palate is like the nose, dry and clean w/ good acidity, a long finish. I recommend this juicy #wine

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @ViasWine sounds like summer! Thanks u must sell it in Portland! #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @AndyOnFarmWine #IncrocioManzoni is available in Portland, we will DM you a list of retailers & restaurants. Please follow Vias!

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @ViasWine thanks will do! Appreciate your time and energy! #SommChat

April Amys ‏@bravawine @ViasWine @AndyOnFarmWine I've gotta try it, but have never seen it before. Share some producers who export? Or USA importers? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @bravawine some producers are Instituto Agrario San Michele all' Adige, Fanti, Foradori

April Amys ‏@bravawine @ViasWine I adore Foradori! I work w her Tuscan wines. So they must be in Mpls mkt- I know who has em then :) thx- I'll get some! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin we can tell we have a lot to learn about Northern #italian white #wines - fun ahead #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl Wine "study" a/k/a drinking is fun! It is all on the name of education! :-) #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl well said RT @AdamPlotkin: .@KeeperColl Wine "study" a/k/a drinking is fun! It is all on the name of education! :-) #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @bravawine great to see you on #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @bravawine - Hi April! Thanks for joining the #SommChat - how long have you been a sommelier?

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @bravawine - I am hoping to make wine my Plan B - currently working for school system, but hopefully start moonlighting soon - #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @bravawine - I am attending a sommelier conference later this month @CIAGreystone - should be great opp to learn and network #SommChat

April Amys ‏@bravawine @demilove You're in a great market for it! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @bravawine - It is but it's so competitive here! I have to be ready to interview at my best! - #SommChat

April Amys ‏@bravawine @demilove Conference sounds great. What kind of job you seeking? It's very competitive there in wholesale industry, I know that! #SommChat

DSWE ‏@DomaineSelect @ViasWine Do you have a "favorite" region you import more from? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @DomaineSelect #Piedmont is definitely the most interesting region for reds, #AltoAdige for the whites.

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Which regions of Italy are strongest for their white wines? - #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @DemiLove For the whites, the most interesting regions are #veneto #Friuli, #AltoAdige & #Trentino

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @DemiLove For the whites, the most interesting regions are #veneto #Friuli, #AltoAdige & #Trentino

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @ViasWine Have you ever made wine? Any desire too? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @SandyWasserman I partner w/ 2 wineries, 1 in #Abruzzo (#Capostrano), 1 in #Veneto (#Acinum).

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @viaswine Based on your producers, what are some aroma/taste markers for #Garganega and #Kerner in Northern #Italy? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat The pale lemon-green appearance is giveaway 4 aromatic whites

DSWE ‏@DomaineSelect @ViasWine Is there any region sort of forgotten that could be brought back by importing? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @DomaineSelect #ValledAosta, #Calabria, #Molise could have better representation in the US in the future

Katie Eigel ‏@KatieEigel Hi, Fabrizio! Q: For ppl who are just getting into Northern #Italian White #Wine, which ones should they drink 1st? #WW #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @KatieEigel #Kerner for #AltoAdige & #IncrocioManzoni for #Trentino. Both #wines are very approachable & easy to drink!

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @KatieEigel check out Pacherhof, San Michele all' Adige, Lechtaler, Strasserhof, Vie di Romans, Maso Poli, Luisa 4 great #whites

Katie Eigel ‏@KatieEigel @ViasWine Excellent! I will be sure to add those to my list & find some on this fine #WineWednesday. Cheers, Fabrizio! #SommChat #Italy

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @viaswine Based on your producers, what are some aroma/taste markers for #Sylvaner & Pinot Grigio? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat #PinotGrigio in the Northeast has more acidity and #minerality. #Pear flavor is more elegant and fresh compared 2 wines in valley

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what is your best market in US and where are you working on expanding to? @ViasWine

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @KeeperColl New York, CA, New England & Oregon are our best markets because of the high level of wine education

SevenFifty HQ ‏@SevenFiftyHQ Q: @ViasWine what's your favorite food pairing with Kerner? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat #Kerner pairs well with raw fish and sushi, appetizers such as #Prosciutto & #melon

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat also seafood pasta with shrimp and lobster for the main course, and grilled fish

April Amys ‏@bravawine @RikkiIglesias join the convo baby! I'm stuck in the MPLS passport office (3 hrs & counting). Got wine in my car getting warm! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @viaswine Can you explain your relationship with the #wine school, the Istituto Agario di San Michele allâ Adige? #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat San Michele Institute is a very strong partnership that goes back 20 years to check the quality of the Vias Wines imported to US

April Amys ‏@bravawine @ViasWine @KeeperColl do you have representation in MN? We actually have a great market here in Mpls! #SommChat

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @bravawine yes! In MN our distributor is Johnson & Brothers. Please follow us & we'll DM you details!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @megmaker ugh - sad to miss you - great info from @ViasWine on #SommChat hope you are well!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @megmaker: @KeeperColl Ugh is right. @ViasWine is a great importer. They know their Italian! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Fabrizio Pedrolli from @ViasWine on Northern #Italian Aromatic White #Wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Fabrizio Pedrolli from @ViasWine join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Fabrizio Pedrolli from @ViasWine talking on Northern #Italian Aromatic White #Wines for his time #SommChat #WW

Vias Wine ‏@ViasWine #SommChat @KeeperColl so great to be here today, thanks for all your questions! Please contact us for more information :)

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar for #SommChat w/ #Winemaker Steven Urberg of @gloriaferrer Wed 04/8/15 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Beth ‏@travelwinechick #SommChat #WineWednesday cheers! @KeeperColl @scottota @CharlesComm @racheldriver @CaravelleChamp

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