Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Vassilis Papagiannakos

4/30 White Wines of New Greece: Vassilis Papagiannakos

@vpapagiannakos

Jen o'flanagan ‏@jenoflanagan TODAY! Greek white wine #SommChat w/ @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos! Join us at 11 AM CST/ 12noon EST with @keepercoll

Tricia Conover, CWP @winegrapestone Joining today. Back from #Priorat #Barcelona #Spain2014

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll so glad you can join in #SommChat today RT @winegrapestone: @keepercoll Joining today. Back from #Priorat #Barcelona #Spain2014

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman I’m planning on attending @keepercoll @fermented @WineCharlatan @LeslieSb @VintryFineWines @Foundationspr #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @SandyWasserman so glad you can join in on #SommChat today

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr I am in! @keepercoll @fermented @winecharlatan @margauxcoimport @lesliesb @vintryfinewines @sandywasserman #SommChat

Zoltan Szabo ‏@zoltanszabo @keepercoll @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos nice, Limnos Muscat worked with Indonesian cuisine last night, who knew ?? #SommChat :)

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Looking forward to it!! @keepercoll @SummerRiesling @HVWineFest @NobleRotNYC @swirlgirldenver @tomcaestecker @MoRandazzoMB #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @drewbie_g great - so glad you can join in on #SommChat today

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @Foundationspr Yeahhh = glad to see you at #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr This will be fun! RT @keepercoll: .@zoltanszabo talk #Greek White #Wines w/ @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos on #SommChat today :)

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll This week's #SommChat is #GreekWhiteWW in honor of today’s guests on #Greek White #Wines @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos! 11 AM CST 2day!

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @keepercoll #wine #wiyg #foodies

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @WineInkByTia @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos I'm here for #SommChat. life has been crazy lately. missed y'all

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @SirenaDiVino @keepercoll Missed you too, Courtney! - #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @demilove @keepercoll always nice to see you, Doug :) #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 talk #Greek White #Wines w/ @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Greek #Winemakers Yiannis Tselepos, @tseleposwines & Vassilis Papagiannakos, @vpapagiannakos #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos 2 say hello & so they know UR here! #SommChat

Markus Stolz ‏@elloinos Two great Greek winemakers at today's #SommChat, @Tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos. Tune in for an hour, starting now.

WineCompass ‏@winecompass #Greekwine is a good incentive to participate in #SommChat @keepercoll @tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos

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 @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos our Qs, you can ask them Ur Qs as well! They'll do their best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll hello everyone #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Checking in on the final day of April to #SommChat after a brief hiatus in Costa Rica. Hi!

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @keepercoll - Good morning all! Nice to join you again on #SommChat !

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos hello and thank you for joining us today :) #SommChat

Judia Black ‏@enjoielife @keepercoll I won't be able to make it to #SommChat today. @StemGrip @donajilira @raelinn_wine @StephanieMiskew @becabird @ChrisTaylorTX

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @keepercoll @vpapagiannakos HELLO EVERYONE!#SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone Vasili, Welcome, Tell us about the terroir of your #Mantinia and #Nemea vineyards. Soil, climate #SommChat @Vpapagiannakos @Tseleposwines

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @winegrapestone @vpapagiannakos soil is in general poor, with very good drainage #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Q. What type of soil? @Tseleposwines @winegrapestone @vpapagiannakos #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @winecompass @winegrapestone @vpapagiannakos red argyle w a hint of stone #SommChat

‏KeeperCollection @keepercoll thx 2 all of the #SommChat tweeps for welcoming our #Greek winemakers today @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr Nice to be here! RT @keepercoll: thx 2 all of the #SommChat tweeps for welcoming our #Greek winemakers today @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @tseleposwines Tell us a few words about the appellation Mantinia? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll The vineyards are found north-east of Tripoli. Altitude exceeds the 650 metres #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll lot of rain and snowfall in the winter and during summer frequent rain showers and storms with low temp #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @vpapagiannakos @Tseleposwines what r the favored native grapes of mantinia & nemea? R u experimenting w/ any other grapes? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @SirenaDiVino @vpapagiannakos native grape of mantinia is the mochofilero, experimenting w/Kidonitsa and Gewurt #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos Gewurtz interesting! what unique characteristics is it expressing there that it wouldn't elsewhere? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @vpapagiannakos What is the story of Malagousia? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @keepercoll ALMOST LOST AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AN AGRONOMIST FROM WEST GREECE SAVED IT #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr What are your best selling wines in the U.S.? @Tseleposwines @winecompass @winegrapestone @vpapagiannakos #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @Foundationspr @winecompass @winegrapestone @vpapagiannakos Mantina Tselepos & Amalia Brut, sparkling by moschofilero #SommChat

Monika Elling ‏@Foundationspr Greek white wines have had an easier time than reds in the US market. Any thoughts? @winegrapestone @Vpapagiannakos @Tseleposwines #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @Foundationspr @winegrapestone @vpapagiannakos whites are new flavor, fresh and match w most of the international cuisines #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannkos Who are your winemaking mentors? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @SandyWasserman my father and grandfather #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @SandyWasserman I have no mentor, but the burgundise philosophy where I studied #SommChat

Melanie @vinogger Hello #wine friends from sunny & warm #SF a perfect day for a chilled white or rose #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger Have to say I love #Greek whites! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @tseleposwines What are the characteristics of Moschofilero? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll The plant is vivid,productive, sensitive to powdery mildew and botrytis #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll Its stock is thick and big in size, w/ rounded middle size grapes, thick skin and reddish color. #SommChat

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess Stopping into #SommChat for a bit.

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @vpapagiannakos can u describe characteristics of malagousia 2 us? oak or no? ageability? what makes it so special? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll RT @vpapagiannakos: @SirenaDiVino aromatic grape,elegant full bodied wines medium acidityaromas of exotic fruits citrus jasmin mint #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin @keepercoll @bibracamontes @StevieStacionis @mcontrol @GUSTOTastings @WholeFoodsATX @Eno_DC Morning all! Better late than never! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @tseleposwines Is Moschofilero an ancient grape? When was it first discovered? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll ancestor of the smoked wine of Arcadia, where Pausanias a Greek geographer mentions in his writings 3000 yrs ago #SommChat

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Q. @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos What markets are you available in the U.S.? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @winecompass @vpapagiannakos NY, Washington DC, NJ, Virgina, California, Illinois, Florida #SommChat

Tricia Conover, CWP ‏@winegrapestone @Tseleposwines @winecompass @vpapagiannakos No Texas? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @winegrapestone @winecompass @vpapagiannakos Not yet, looking for a good distributor-importer #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Greek wine fans: remember @guildsomm has a Greek wine masterclass. There is one in Boulder, CO @FrascaFoodWine next week. #SommChat

Melanie ‏@vinogger Definitely love the acidity in Greek white #wine so good! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @tseleposwines Are there different clones of Moschofilero? Has there been any clonal selection? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll xanthofilero,asprofilero,mavrofilero.there has been clonal selection #SommChat

Markus Stolz ‏@elloinos @vpapagiannakos @keepercoll Your Malagouzia is bottled under stelvin closure, rare in Greece. Is this the way forward for you? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll RT @vpapagiannakos: @elloinos @keepercoll we gave up stelvin cap a couple of years ago #SommChat

Markus Stolz ‏@elloinos Q @vpapagiannakos @keepercoll Any particular reasons you gave up on stelvin? Even in export markets? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @elloinos @keepercoll our main market for malagousia used to be the Greek one which wasn't ready for the stelvin cap #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @vpapagiannakos Can Malagousia wines age? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @keepercoll malagousia ages nicely #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin How to pronounce #Xinomavro by Constantine Boutari! #SommChat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2La1sGdK9d8 …

WineCompass ‏@winecompass @vpapagiannakos @Tseleposwine I would think like most Greek wine, yours are good values? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll RT @vpapagiannakos: @winecompass ours are of excellent value for money #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @vpapagiannakos Is Malagousia difficult to cultivate? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @keepercoll malagousia is a struggle to cultivate well it doesn't like to be trained #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @tseleposwines What can moschofilero offer to the international wine scene? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll its existence makes the world pallet richer #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @tseleposwines have U seen changes in the climate in your area in the last 5 yrs and if so how is it affecting ur #winemaking #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll a few, but because of the developed technology that we use, we overpass them #SommChat

Markus Stolz ‏@elloinos Q @Tseleposwines @keepercoll Can you tell us about your wineries Santorini project? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @elloinos @keepercoll the completion of Yiannis Tselepos winemaking philosophy with the Greek varieties #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @vpapagiannakos Which international grapes does Malagousia resemble to? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @keepercoll the attican malagousia resembles to riesling .with citrus and jasmine caracteristics #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @tseleposwines Give us a few examples of food pairings with moschofilero? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll with fish and shellfish, as well as pasta, & with the whole of Mediterrenean cuisine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @vpapagiannakos Give us a few examples of food pairings with Malagousia? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos @keepercoll malagousia pairs with oysters seafood and light white cheese, green salads #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @vpapagiannakos @keepercoll sounds delicious on this hot Florida day #SommChat #passthemalagousia

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos sorry that our malagousia is not available yet in Florida look for KALOGERI MALAGOUZIA by PAPAGIANNAKOS #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos Do you ever suggest that your #wines be decanted and if so for how long and when? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll @vpapagiannakos never, as long as you drink them at the perfect temp #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos malagousia doesn't need decanting but be very careful with serving temperatures If it is below 9C aromas are stressed #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos what % of your #wine exports go to the US and what is your biggest co to export to? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll @vpapagiannakos 15-20% to the US which is the biggest country #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos how large is your annual production and how many #wines do you each produce? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll @vpapagiannakos 400.000 btls from which 70% is from the moscho #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos Do you have plans to travel to the US and if so when and where? #SommChat

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines @keepercoll @vpapagiannakos We are leaving on Friday. 6-7 May in VA and the 10th in Chicago #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll .@tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos what vintage will you be exporting next to the US and when? #SommChat

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos the 2013 #SommChat

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @chateaumusar wow, can't wait! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking @tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos for their time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Courtney Richards ‏@SirenaDiVino @keepercoll @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos thank you so much for your time and expertise today. learned a lot! #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove Have a great week - see you next time! - @keepercoll - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Join us on #SommChat on Wed 5/7 with our guest & friend Winemaker Serge Hochar of @chateaumusar 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

Vasili Papagiannakos ‏@vpapagiannakos Thank you see you at the NY Greek wine tasting on May the 22nd .Great talking to you all .#SommChat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Greek wine is a mystery to me, this has been so interesting to tune into! Thank you! @keepercoll @Tseleposwines @vpapagiannakos #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Thx again to @Tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos for making #SommChat gr8 today!

WineCompass ‏@winecompass Thanks all RT @keepercoll: Thx again to @Tseleposwines & @vpapagiannakos for making #SommChat gr8 today!

Yiannis Tselepos ‏@Tseleposwines Goodbye all! #SommChat

jen o'flanagan ‏@jenoflanagan MT @AdamPlotkin: Greek wine fans: @guildsomm has Greek masterclasses next week in Boulder, CO; Chicago;San Diego & Seattle! #SommChat

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