Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Abrie Beeslar

5/4 South African Winemaker Abrie Beeslar of Kanonkop Estate

@KanonkopEstates

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1 #SouthAfrica #Winemakers Abrie Beeslaar KanonkopEstate Nicolas Bureau GlenellyWines using @KeeperColl

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Abrie Beeslaar & Nicolas Bureau say hello & so they know 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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll As we ask Abrie Beeslaar & Nicolas Bureau our Qs, you can ask them Ur Qs as well! They’ll do their best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat

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

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Start talking w/ #SouthAfrica SouthAfrica #Winemakers Abrie Beeslaar KanonkopEstate Nicolas Bureau GlenellyWines using @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Abrie, How did you get your start in the #Wine Biz? #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate, I wanted 2 do medicine but I ended up in #winemaking while N Univ. - didn't think of winemaking at all bf #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Abrie, can you share some History of #SouthAfrica viticulture at your winery? #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate 1st #vines in 1652 10 yrs later 1st #wines in #Constantia #CapeTown #Muscat Alexandrie ... #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate in comparison in 1670 1st #vines in #Medoc area and 1st #Vines in #Australia were fr #SouthAfrica #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @KeeperColl Nicolas, How did you get your start in the #Wine Biz? #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines family involved since 1790, natural to get N biz worked 4 #UK merchant & then #Champagne house & them @GlenellyWines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Nicolas, What do you think makes #SouthAfrica #wines different than other #wine regions? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Nicolas every #wine region is diff. #SA #terroir is some of oldest soils in world, some 1MM yrs old, history of #vines #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate, unique and old soils in #SA, moderate & hot climates, healthy grapes, must manage heat, diverse varieties #SommChat

Gourmet Delights ‏@exceptionalfood Perfectly, elegantly cut wine capsules every time. http://gourmet-delights.com/wmf-wine-foil-cutter.html … #kitchen #SommChat #WineWednesday

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate these varieties make diverse #wines and people and site diversity in #SA adds to making beautiful wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Nicolas & Abrie, Can you tell us about pinotage in #SouthAfrica? #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate #Pinotage is considered to be the only commercially created variety in 1925 by expert in Pinto Noir #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate in 1959 1st #pinotage wine in #SA and grew in 60s then in 70s #MWs said not good so declined until 1991... #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate in 1991 #Pinotage restarted -#MWs came back and said red gold & trump cared of industry #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate #Pinotage is challenging to grow, diff structure of tannin higher PH, but when done right it is a king! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏ @keepercoll #Pinotage description-very fruit forward when young plumg dark fruit , cherry, nut on nose, voluptuous fruit on palate #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll #Pinotage has a sweet perception on palate but not sugary in #SA #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl What are some of your favorite #winefoodpairings you have tried recently with UR @glenellywines #wines? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏ @keepercoll @GlenellyWines is #French family making #wine N #SA grandmother made #wine in #Bordeaux have strong #French influence #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines @GlenellyWines have great acidity which pairs well with #Food all go well with classic #food pairings #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines @GlenellyWines Grand Vin Red #wine is blend of #syrah #cab #merlot #petit Verdot goes with meats like Lamb #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @keepercoll @GlenellyWines opening restoin Oct to show our #wines with classic #French Bistro #food fr French #Chef #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate our #wines R made N elegant & bal. way to pair well with #Food #Pinotage goes w/ BBQ & Spicy dishes #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate try #Pinotage with #Japanese food even #wasabi #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @KeeperColl What are some of the biggest changes you have seen in #SouthAfrica #wines in past 5 yrs? #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate many new small producers making #wine fr single #vineyards being made N #SA in last 5 years showing diversity #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines in #SA industry is being noted as 1 of most exciting regions 4 #wine w/ young #winemakers w/ new ideas #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines @GlenellyWines @Timatkin has expressed his excitement to us about #SouthAfrica #wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @KeeperColl #SA #wine sells well in #Europe what parts of #US do see the biggest growth markets in next few yrs? #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate, #SA #wines have long history in #Europe due to frequent travel EU to #SA and EU likes style of the #wines #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate in last few yrs #US travel to #SA has increased & we R seeing increase in our #wine sales in #US w/ this #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines @GlenellyWines growth in #SA #wines #US we see initially on #East Coast and now in #California #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines @GlenellyWines we see #Somms getting excited abt #SA style of #wines & so the sales N > #US mkts to come #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @keepercoll do you welcome visitors at your wineries? #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate, we welcome visitors 6 days a week at our #winery go to our site and request visit even during harvest #SommChat

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines we welcome visitors @GlenellyWines and excited 4 resto - will be able to go to website to schedule #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! #SouthAfrica #Winemakers Abrie Beeslaar KanonkopEstate using @KeeperColl & Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines on #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Gr8 to have Abrie Beeslaar @KanonkopEstate & Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines join us for #SommChat. We hope every1 learned as much as we did!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Abrie Beeslaar @KanonkopEstate & Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines for their time on #SommChat

Abrie Beeslar @KanonkopEstate @KanonkopEstate we R very excited to show our #wines in #US & throughout the world thx 2 the #SommChat peeps& comeC us

Nicolas Bureau @GlenellyWines @GlenellyWines we welcome U 2B adventurous & try our #SA #wines w/ French touch fr 8 gens. of #winemakers #SommChat

J Simonetti-Bryan MW ‏@JediWineMaster I just saw this and missed it! Dang it! I love #SommChat! @keepercoll

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