Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Aurelio Montes Jr.

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@KaikenWines

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @KeeperColl @AurelioMontes @jenoflanagan Look fwd to joining you later today! RE: Kaiken Malbec #SommChat #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Yeah MT @myvinespot: @AurelioMontes @jenoflanagan Look fwd to joining you later today! RE: Kaiken Malbec #SommChat

Frank Morgan ‏@DrinkWhatULike Looking forward to #SommChat later today w/ @KaikenWines @KeeperColl to talk #malbec

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl glad you can join in RT @DrinkWhatULike: Looking forward to #SommChat later today w/ @KaikenWines @KeeperColl to talk #malbec

AltusVinea ‏@AltusVinea @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @Zoommelier @GuzPepaS @paty_68404 gracias por invitarnos al #SommChat buen jueves!

Bella M. ‏@wineandgoodfood Join us for #SommChat at 9am PST as we taste these wines and chat with the winemaker!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl It’s #WineWednesday which means it’s time to learn about #wines of #Argentina w/ @AurelioMontes on #SommChat today at 11 AM CST!

The Kirkwood Group ‏@TKGCanada Check out #SommChat @keeper at 12 EST with @AurelioMontes winemaker @KaikenWines!!!! #Argentina #malbec #yum

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb #SommChat today at 11amCST BE THERE! Looking forward to sipping & chatting w/ @KaikenWines @KeeperColl @AurelioMontes #wine #Argentina

@ChampagneBureau @Artisanal @Alliemerrick @teamdb @phoebebrain #WW

Sabri ❤ ‏@SabriFacchin #SommChat support by @favssm w/ @andrearvaldes (@ Kaiken Winery - @kaikenwines)

Sabri ❤ ‏@SabriFacchin Preparados, listos, ya! #SommChat

Jen o'flanagan ‏@jenoflanagan @winesofarg join #SommChat at 12pm EST with Aurelio Montes Jr of @KaikenWines and @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from Aurelio Montes chief #Winemaker at @KaikenWines #WW #MalbecWorldDay tmr

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Aurelio Montes @KaikenWines #SommChat #WW

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot Taking a lunch break to join @KeeperColl @AurelioMontes @jenoflanagan and more for #SommChat -- Happy #WineWednesday folks!

Jen o'flanagan ‏@jenoflanagan @myvinespot @KeeperColl Aurelio Montes is speaking through @KaikenWines today :) #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Aurelio Montes 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! @KaikenWines #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV Happy #WineWednesday Ready for a fab #SommChat with Winemaker Aurelio Montes del Campo of @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @WineOhTV so glad you are here on #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV Fantastic to meet you! @KeeperColl @KaikenWines #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 Aurelio Montes our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his 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 & @KaikenWines 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @KaikenWines Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with Aurelio Montes of @KaikenWines #WW #SommChat

Beth ‏@travelwinechick Hello from Napa! Miss you guys! #WW #SommChat @KeeperColl @jordanwinery @duckhornwine @meritageresort @LoireValleyWine @lennthompson

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @travelwinechick miss you too #SommChat

Frank Morgan ‏@DrinkWhatULike RT @jenoflanagan: We’d like to introduce you to Aurelio Montes @KaikenWines #SommChat #WW

L Alberto #winelover ‏@thewinehub cheers #winelover-s! :) @KeeperColl @rtwinestyles @sahmmelier @tablascreek @fabienlaine @TheLittleNell @yumivore @tperezwine #WW #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Happy Chilly #WineWednesday from Chicago! - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @demilove great to see you here on #SommChat as always - Learn #Malbec from @KaikenWines

Bella M. ‏@wineandgoodfood Time for #SommChat with @KaikenWines!

Jessica Dupuy CS ‏@JDewps Looking forward to these @KaikenWines for #SommChat w/ @DeniseClarkeTX

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX Looking forward to chatting with Aurelio Montes and tasting some @kaikenwines w @ jdewps. #SommChat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Tune in to #SommChat now, wine lovers! RT @KeeperColl: We’d like to introduce you to Aurelio Montes @KaikenWines #SommChat #WW

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @KaikenWines Do you see Petit Verdot as just a blender? I hear a little goes a long way for adding color, backbone & aromatics. #SommChat

Kaiken Wines ‏@KaikenWines @myvinespot Depend from where in mendoza, but the one im working with, is for 100% pure petit V. not blender. #SommChat

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @KaikenWines Please let me know when the 100% Petit Verdot is available. I assume it's the last variety in the vineyard to ripen? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KaikenWines What makes the Kaiken vineyards so unique in terms of aspect, altitude and soil? #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @keepercoll kaiken is located in the best terroir of mendoza, with one of the most extreme soil and weather, very high altitude #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KaikenWines What environmental challenges do you face? #SommChat

Keeper Collection @KeeperColl in mendoza the use of wáter is very limited, so we study and we use high technology to irrigate our vines #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger Good morning from #SF #CA ready to talk Argentinian #wine w/ @KaikenWines #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV Malbec is such a popular wine now more than ever! Would love to hear your fav Malbec wine pairing tips? #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @WineOhTV @keepercoll malbec is one of the most beautiful varieties in the world, so easy to pair for me steak is one of the best #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @KeeperColl @kerrynewberry @RachelVoorhees @mcontrol @SeriousDrinks @HipTastesMaven @roydot @enobytes Greetings from the Tarmac #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @AdamPlotkin always gr8 to hear from you on #SommChat

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @KaikenWines Overall, how was the 2011 vintage? RE: Mendoza Argentina. #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @myvinespot 2011 was a great year with dry summer that allowed us to ripe the fruit to the perfect point. #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Joining #SommChat today from Sonoma County, California!Sipping @KaikenWines #Argentina Malbec for #SommChat w/ @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl

Bella M. ‏@wineandgoodfood @KaikenWines Any new #wine trends you are seeing in the Mendoza region? #SommChat

Kaiken Wines ‏@KaikenWines @wineandgoodfood we are working as the new generation on new amazing varieties, like petit verdot and cab. franc #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Question #SommChat I understand Malbec grapes need very specific climatic conditions to fully ripen? @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl

Kaiken Wines @kaikenwines @amylieberfarb It is true!! malbec need a special weather to get a great concentration and taste, mendoza is a perfect place #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - Is climate change causing you to explore different grapes? @kaikenwines @KeeperColl #wine #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @ShibaSommelier The weather is changing. But not enough to create condition for new varieties #SommChat

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot Cool but sunny spring day here in Virginia. Quite perfect for grilled meats (I'm thinking lamb) and a bottle of Malbec. #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV Love to hear your thoughts on how Bonarda adds to the flavor profile of the Terroir Series wine? #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

Kaiken Wines @kaikenwines @WineOhTV Bonarda it's the silky component of the blend, very soft and spicy. #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - What is the hardest decision you have to make in the vineyard? @kaikenwines @KeeperColl #wine #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @ShibaSommelier by far the hardest is the pruning, in one cut you define the complete season #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas #SommChat Aurelio Montes del Campo: What characterizes Ultra Malbec and Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon of @KaikenWines

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @VintageTexas both wines represent pure terroir of mendoza, with an elegant fruit and the most important thing, very soft tanins. #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Sipping Wine from #Argentina #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes 2011 Malbec beauties from Mendoza. @KeeperColl

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX Really enjoying the @kaikenwines Terroir Series Malbec-Bonardo-PV blend. Great dark plum and pepper notes. #SommChat

doshebu ‏@theartofthexpat Should I order the wine and taste along with #SommChat? @DeniseClarkeTX @KaikenWines

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX Yes! RT @theartofthexpat Should I order the wine and taste along with #SommChat? @DeniseClarkeTX @KaikenWines #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Good morning Aurelio @KaikenWines Anything new to expect from Argentina? Maybe an emphasis on Bonarda, etc? #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @kaikenwines @SandyWasserman YES!!! Petit verdot, cab. franc and merlot are amazing, bonarda still need to discover his potential. #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @amylieberfarb @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl At 9:00 am? Hey this is #SommChat! AA chat is tomorrow! ;-)

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Big welcome to KK @BiasedEnologist joining us in today's #SommChat... Chin Chin #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb @AdamPlotkin @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl Haha Adam. Here in Wine Country...we work all hours... Rough life... Cin Cin #SommChat

Jessica Dupuy CS ‏@JDewps This @KaikenWines Terroir Series Malbec blend: Great dark fruit & earthiness w/ a hint of green. Bonarda/Petit V great addition! #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV What role do U think next gen wine drinkers (Millennials) play on the popularity of Malbec #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

Kaiken Wines @kaikenwines @WineOhTV next gen are looking for new and exciting wines, and malbec from mendoza high altitud are an example. #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb @SWofBarnes @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl Terrific stuff... Malbec from Argentina is doing wonderful things these days. #SommChat

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @KaikenWines These 2011 Malbecs express just that -- ripe, robust full flavors, delectable tannins, good acid balance. #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb 2011 Kaiken Ultra Malbec Aroma of violet, plum, dark berry fruit, w/ hint of smoke #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl #wine

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl late to the #SommChat but will be playing along for the next 40 mins... #mendoza is one of the gr8 wine regions of the world

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman #SommChat trending 2nd. Raise your glass!

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - What is your most important global market? @kaikenwines @KeeperColl #wine #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines: @ShibaSommelier we export to more than 60 countries, The USA, Germany an Japan are the most important for us #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @KaikenWines @ShibaSommelier I'm not surprised w/ major countries except Japan, its not a meat eating country! Why so important? #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier @VintageTexas @KaikenWines There's yakiniku (ese BBQ) and sukiyaki in Japan! #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas RT @ShibaSommelier: @VintageTexas @KaikenWines There's yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) and sukiyaki in Japan! #SommChat <<OK now I'm with you!

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb @AurelioMontes From the bottle: "Adventure & love of fine wine have proven to be our true inspiration." #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb @KaikenWines Malbec fruit reaches its best expression in Mendoza region #Argentina #SommChat @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl #wine @myvinespot

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV OMG We are SO Trendy! I knew Malbec was hot hot hot! #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl #trending

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas #SommChat @KaikenWines Ultra Malbec plum, blackberry, violets and just a hint of smoked meat @KeeperColl @AurelioMontes (great with Asado)

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot Kaiken 2011 Ultra Malbec: Inviting blackberry, ripe plum, black cherry, floral perfume, soft round tannins, understated acidity. #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin I always point out when #SommChat is trending...well...to help the trend! :-) Plus, it makes @KeeperColl happy! Cheers, all!

James Darden ‏@NapaValleySomm Nickel 09 "Copper Streak SLD Cab" drinking gloriously no Cellaring drink it now #napa #SommChat @NapaValleyLifeM

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb 2011 Kaiken Ultra Malbec: Long lingering finish, hint of spice, lots dark fruit @KaikenWines #SommChat @AurelioMontes

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines I love the individuality that each place offers #mendoza - Lujan de Cuyo, La Consulta, Tupungato etc. #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot Kaiken 2011 Ultra Malbec SRP $25: A nice bottle to have on hand for spring/summertime get-togethers and backyard barbecues. #SommChat

Kerry Newberry ‏@kerrynewberry Learning (and dreaming) about #Mendoza and malbec with @KaikenWines and #SommChat. Happening now.

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb @WineOhTV Pairs well w/ steaks & meats Ultra Malbec from #Argentina Mendoza Kaiken #Wine #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @WineOhTV @KaikenWines @KeeperColl I think both of these '11 Malbecs would do nicely w/ grilled portobello mushrooms. #SommChat

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV #winewednesday Two 2011 must try wines! Kaiken Ultra Malbec & Kaiken Terroir Series Malbec Corte #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb @myvinespot Nice notes Dezel... I got the dark berry fruits w/ plums and a bit of floral on the nose. Blackberry #SommChat @KaikenWines

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Kaiken 2011 Ultra Malbec Mendoza Lovely aroma. Decanted 2 hours before drinking on such young wine. #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

OWOC Wines ‏@OWOCWines We love that #SommChat is talking #malbec today. It gives everyone a chance to prep for tomorrow's #MabecWorldDay

WineChetah ‏@WineChetah RT @OWOCWines We love that #SommChat is talking #malbec today. It gives everyone a chance to prep for tomorrow's #MabecWorldDay

Frank Morgan ‏@DrinkWhatULike Fairly wide distro @KaikenWines ? See Ultra occasionally. Would like to also try your Rose of Malbec. @KeeperColl

@jenoflanagan #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @DrinkWhatULike Kaiken rose is 100% malbec, no oak, but with good structure, great to pair with light food. #SommChat

Denise Clarke ‏@DeniseClarkeTX I want to try the rose too! RT @DrinkWhatULike Would like to try @kaikenwines Rose of Malbec.@KeeperColl #SommChat #SommChat

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @KaikenWines What are your thoughts on Torrontes? Argentina, at least in the US, has a good one-two punch w/ that & Malbec. #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @kaikenwines @myvinespot I love torrontes, very hard to produce, needs to be in the perfect terroir like salta, warmer weather kills the fruit #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Low rainfall, poor alluvial soil & using Andes irrigation water all really add to a well structured wine. #SommChat @KaikenWines @KeeperColl

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Low rainfall poor alluvial soil & Andes irrigation water all really add to well structured wine. #SommChat @KaikenWines <Listenup #txwine

Debbie Gioquindo, CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess Just got internet back. Heading to #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb 2011 Malbec Bonarda Petit Verdot has intense red color, blackberry fruit on nose. #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV @amylieberfarb @myvinespot @KaikenWines "she works hard for the money so you better treat her right!"#SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Great to see you join #SommChat Tracy & Jeff... Chin Chin @FunEventDuo @KaikenWines #wine @KeeperColl

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Great to see you join #CatenaMalbec Chin Chin #SommChat @KeeperColl @CatenaMalbec @KaikenWines

Clos Bagatelle ‏@ClosBagatelle Hi @KaikenWines. What would you say is the big difference between Argentinian and French Malbec? #SommChat #WW

Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines: Arg. Malb. is completely different, very concentrated and full body, more expression, lower acidity #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KaikenWines for me the higher the vineyard the better... love the road up to highest Tupungato vineyards #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @WineChetah do we get to chat about #cahors tomorrow as well? #SommChat #malbecworldday #wine @CHArmandiere

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Celebrating early today Wine Cheetah... #SommChat Chin Chin @WineChetah @OWOCWines @KeeperColl @KaikenWines #WorldMalbecDay

Jen o'flanagan ‏@jenoflanagan @myvinespot try @KaikenWines Terroir Series Torrontes. Beautiful! #SommChat

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot I will look for it. Thanks for the rec. RT @jenoflanagan: @myvinespot try @KaikenWines Terroir Series Torrontes. Beautiful! #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Kaiken Petit Verdot- Malbec silkiness, strengthened by depth & structure of Petit Verdot #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas #SommChat...Very interested Malbec right now; last week had best one from Texas yet from #HighPlains #TXwine Lot to learn from @KaikenWines

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @WineWiseGuy great to see you on #SommChat - hope all is well

Catena Malbec ‏@CatenaMalbec @VintageTexas: Mendoza's high altitude climate, sunlight and low fertility soils are ideal for growing #malbec cc @KaikenWines #SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb Malbec may be one of the more reliably good varietals in the under $20 category #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @kaikenwines We understand you are a former amateur boxer. How would you compare being in the ring to working in the vineyard? #SommChat

‪Kaiken Wines @KaikenWines @keepercoll hahaha, in both cases you need to be very focus and trained, becouse 1 mistake can make you lose the game.#SommChat

Sip on This Juice ‏@amylieberfarb 300 ANNUAL DAYS OF SUNSHINE in Mendoza Argentina- Awesome for Vineyards. #SommChat @KaikenWines @AurelioMontes @KeeperColl #wine #Argentina

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines RT @amylieberfarb: 300 ANNUAL DAYS OF SUNSHINE in Mendoza Argentina- Awesome for Vineyards. people too #SommChat @KaikenWines

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Aurelio Montes of @KaikenWines #SommChat

Kaiken Wines @kaikenwines @keepercoll Thank all for this great experience!! i love it. Rememb enjoy #malbecworldDay and celebrate with @Kaikenwines salud!! #SommChat

Dezel Quillen ‏@myvinespot @jenoflanagan @KaikenWines This has been an informative & delicious hour. Thanks for your time & have a grape rest of the day! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @myvinespot so glad you to have you at #SommChat come back again

Frank Morgan ‏@DrinkWhatULike A fast and informative vinous hour. THANK YOU @KaikenWines for sharing your wines & time. I’m on the hunt for your Rose! :) #SommChat

Bella M. ‏@wineandgoodfood Thanks for a great #SommChat @KaikenWines and @KeeperColl...a great way to start off #WineWednesday!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have Aurelio Montes of @KaikenWines join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Aurelio Montes of @KaikenWines for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Monique Soltani ‏@WineOhTV Loved SommChatting with you Aurelio!! @KeeperColl @KaikenWines Happy #WineWednesday! Cheers Dears! :D #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Thanks for the delicious #SommChat - see you all next episode !

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 4/23/14 for #SommChat w/ author of #TheWineBible Karen MacNeil @KMacWine 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl Thanks for keeping on with #SommChat - we gonna get schooled by karen next week? TY to @KaikenWines too

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @ShibaSommelier thanks as always for #SommChat questions

The Kirkwood Group ‏@TKGCanada thanks to @KeeperColl for #SommChat with @AurelioMontes @KaikenWines!

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