Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti

8/19 Sicily Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti

@CCHRNN

Jenna North ‏@jennanorth FOLLOW #SommChat: RT @KeeperColl: Start getting your Q’s ready for #Italian #Winemaker @CCHRNN Arianna Occhipinti at 11 AM CST, 12 N ET!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl 2day #SommChat guest 12 N ET #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN @andyonfarmwine @bevmedia @lwa235 @butleriv @foundationspr

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @KeeperColl I will pop in for a bit #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN Is starting on 12 N ET on twitter #SommChat with Keeper Collection, LLC join in http://www.keepercollection.com/sommchat

Delectable ‏@delectable Sicilian wine superstar Arianna Occhipinti (@CCHRNN) is on #SommChat today for a Q&A at 11 AM CST, 12 N ET. Join in! @KeeperColl

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine Fabien Lainé retweeted KeeperCollection Join us for #SommChat #winelover Fabien Lainé added, KeeperCollection @KeeperColl Hope everyone’s ready to talk w/ Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN about her Italian #wine on #SommChat today at 11 AM CST, 12 N ET!

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas #TXwine: @KeeperColl follow #SommChat guest 11A CDT #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN #NeroDAvola #Frapatto #IndigenousGrapes

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Arianna Occhipinti from @CCHRNN 2 say hello & so she 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

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'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 & @CCHRNN 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking with #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN #WW #SommChat

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

Laura Perret Fontana ‏@uflof @KeeperColl @CCHRNN Cheers! #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @KeeperColl Gr8 to Be here on #SommChat - can’t wait to hear all of your questions - having fun doing this live from #Austin #TX

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @KeeperColl @CCHRNN hi Arianna and all! #SommChat

Robbin Gheesling ‏@robbin_g Ciao a tutti! #SommChat

Adam Plotkin ‏@AdamPlotkin Adam Plotkin retweeted KeeperCollection Good morning, les chatters de somm! #SommChat #Franglais ;-) Adam Plotkin added, KeeperCollection @KeeperColl 2day #SommChat guest 12 N ET #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN @davidwong1966 @AdamPlotkin @BobbyStuckeyMS @tattoodsomm

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CCHRNN How and when did you get interested in #wine? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @KeeperColl Was 17 & started working w/my Uncle, drinking #wine 1st and making wine second loved the small story surrounding wine #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Aroo! Hi Arianna and #SommChat! @KeeperColl @CCHRNN

Robbin Gheesling ‏@robbin_g Are you visiting @dobianchi in Austin? @CCHRNN #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @robbin_g will miss @DoBianchi this trip but hope to see him next time hi Jeremy! #SommChat

Stacy Markham ‏@AustinpalStacy CCHRNN: keepercoll Gr8 to be here on #SommChat - can’t wait to hear all of your questions - having fun doing this live from #Austin #TX

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - I love women wine producers! Like canine somms, they are underrepresented! Can u suggest any to seek out? @KeeperColl @CCHRNN #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier have many Women #winemaker friends @arpepe1860 Elisabetta Foradori Elena Pantaleoni to name a few so many > #SommChat

Vino Travels ‏@VinoTravels21 Vino Travels retweeted ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI Do find it tough being a women winemaker in todays wine industry? @CCHRNN #SommChat Vino Travels added, ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI @CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier have many Women #winemaker friends @arpepe1860 Elisabetta Foradori Elena Pantaleoni to name a few so many > #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @VinoTravels21 opp 4 me has been gr8 as a woman in #Winemaking I am able to use my unique approach with no compromise #SommChat

Robbin Gheesling ‏@robbin_g RT @CCHRNN: opp 4 me has been gr8 as a woman in #Winemaking I am able to use my unique approach with no compromise #SommChat

Vino Travels ‏@VinoTravels21 Vino Travels retweeted ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI I hope to read your book one day @cchrnn #SommChat Vino Travels added, ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI @CCHRNN @VinoTravels21 opp 4 me has been gr8 as a woman in #Winemaking I am able to use my unique approach with no compromise #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CCHRNN Have you always had a close relationship with your uncle? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @KeeperColl My uncle is also my friend he showed me best face of #wine world w/ artisan producers & 2 take care of #Agriculture #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - What's your favorite food/wine pairing with one of your wines? @KeeperColl @CCHRNN #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier w/ #frappato try #tuna with #Capers #Oil and #Salt #Nero d’avola with Grilled #Sardines #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @KeeperColl @CCHRNN How is going this 2015 vintage with all the rain you had in the past days ? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @fabienlaine had super hot July & finally had rain last week that was by the hand of God and vines are happy for this #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Hello from will-it-pour-again-today? Chicago! - #SommChat

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

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier Hardest is when I have to use #copper or #Sulfur to protect the vines - I don’t want to unless I have to #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Russ Kane retweeted ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI @CCHRNN #SommChat @KeeperColl It use of sulfur a common thing in your area? Russ Kane added, ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI @CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier Hardest is when I have to use #copper or #Sulfur to protect the vines - I don’t want to unless I have to #SommChat

What does the copper or sulfur do for the vines? @CCHRNN #SommChat Vino Travels added, ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI @CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier Hardest is when I have to use #copper or #Sulfur to protect the vines - I don’t want to unless I have to #SommChat

Vino Travels ‏@VinoTravels21 Vino Travels retweeted ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @vintagetexas #Sulfur & #copper don’t go inside #vines but protect outer part. In #Sicily have amazing weather so use ltl 2 none #SommChat

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

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier the grapes we pick R very good so I don’t have 2 use much product so I am lucky #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Hello @CCHRNN frm #Houston #TXwine Impressed w/what I’ve heard w/your #NeroDAvola #Frappato wines. How did that start? @KeeperColl #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @VintageTexas Frappato Vittoria #NeroDavola R local grapes 4 my region I want to work w/ #indeginousgrapes as this is our treasure #SommChat

Robbin Gheesling ‏@robbin_g RT @CCHRNN: Frappato Vittoria #NeroDavola R local grapes 4 my region I want to work w/ #indeginousgrapes as this is our treasure #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @CCHRNN #SommChat @KeeperColl I’ve had #NeroDAvola but not #Frappato. What is Frappato like character vineyard, glass, age? #TXwine

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @vintagetexas #Frappato bunches close skin thick color-clear fragrant elegant & fresh full of energy U can drink young & older #SommChat

RT Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @CCHRNN #Frappato bunches close skin thick color-clear fragrant elegant & fresh full of energy U can drink young & older #SommChat #TXwine

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm Q. @CCHRNN What would you be doing if you weren't making #wine? #SommChat @KeeperColl

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @CharlesComm Drinking and thinking #wine !!! #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @CCHRNN On the volcanic soil types you have - would you be able to work with Perricone and Grillo like in West #Sicily ? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @fabienlaine I see #etna fr my window but my #soil is #calcareous not #Volcanic using #albanello not #Grillo at this time #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - How does your vineyard use social media? Do you find it to be a valuable tool for you? @KeeperColl @CCHRNN #wine #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier I focus on my #winemaking and always put it 1st - social media is fine but will not be my priority #SommChat

Vino Travels ‏@VinoTravels21 Pleasure to join #SommChat and speak with @cchrnn .@KeeperColl

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine What's your all time favorite wine! #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @AndyOnFarmWine many favs right now biggest focus today is on #CheninBlanc and #Jura #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine #coulee de serrant not to shabby as well with a higher sticker price #SommChat

Shiba Sommelier ‏@ShibaSommelier Q - Is rising alcohol content from higher temps becoming a problem for you? @KeeperColl @CCHRNN #wine #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ShibaSommelier In Vittoria, where I am, is diff. than other part of #Sicily thx 2 big var. in temp fr AM 2 PM &> alc is 12.5-13% #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @CCHRNN What are your biggest export markets ? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @fabienlaine Largest is where I am now in the #US also #Europe & 30% in #Italy #SommChat

Robbin Gheesling ‏@robbin_g How is wine tourism in your part of Sicily? Do you accept visitors? @CCHRNN #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @robbin_g #wine tourism is increasing in #Sicily a lot & we accept many visitors #SommChat

Linda Adams ‏@lwa235 @CCHRNN currently have your 2007 Siccagno Nero d'Avola - how long could I age this for? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @lwa235 Fr from what I know now, I feel comfortable saying 10 years more; however, it could be longer time will tell #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas Russ Kane retweeted ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI I’ve had some good experience up2 ~15 yrs from good year and producer. @CCHRNN #NeroDAvola #SommChat @KeeperColl Russ Kane added, ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI @CCHRNN@lwa235 Fr from what I know now, I feel comfortable saying 10 years more; however, it could be longer time will tell #SommChat

Paddy Murphy ‏@VineInspiration Q. What's your feeling on the ageability of Grotte Alte? Many thanks. @KeeperColl @CCHRNN #SommChat PS - I absolutely love the wines.

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @VineInspiration I age this #wine 5 yrs before release & I feel it has at least 10 yrs more after that and maybe more #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine Regarding #Chenin it's hard to beat Baumard for price and quality do you have a fav? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @AndyOnFarmWine I enjoy Stephan Bernaudeau and many more #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga late am i @KeeperColl @cchrnn do recap all #wine making which where how #SommChat will scroll but eh more

ormiga ‏@ormiga ive had "table"/"common" #sicily reds+a few refreshing white #wine whats mid-upscale? which #foos @delectable @cchrnn @KeeperColl #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ormiga 4 #white Barraco @marcodebartoli fr Marsala 4 red @CornelissenEtna Cos #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga ok thnx eh @cchrnn more! @cornelissenetna @marcodebartoli #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @CCHRNN I’ve heard about the #TamiProject. Don’t know much. What is it and is it still going for you? Any update? #SommChat @KeeperColl

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @VintageTexas Tami is still going w/ close friend’s farm near my winery produce one #Grillo one #NevoDavola one #Frappato #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine Are you making #Vermintino? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @AndyOnFarmWine not producing #vermintino but can suggest #Dettori from #Sardinia #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga #climatechange effects in the medit? #biodynamique trnds? @cchrnn @delectable @KeeperColl #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ormiga #climate is changing but for us giving a fresh #wine - was full #Biodynamique before now #Natural #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga and what makes a "good" #sicily #wine in terms of nose mouth structure etc @cchrnn @delectable @KeeperColl #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @ormiga #Sicily is a very diverse #winemaking area as are the #wines made in those areas - come to discover - no one description #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine You must be soil driven do you like #champagne #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @andyonfarmwine yes love #Champagne because I like to drink Chalk #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine What do you like about Nero Davola? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @AndyOnFarmWine love #NeroDavola fr SE of #Sicily bc it is full of energy and very rich in good acidity due 2 the Calcareous #Soil #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine Must like #Jura for that reason! #SommChat

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @CCHRNN What soil type(s) do your vineyard grow on? What part of Sicily are they located? @KeeperColl #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @VintageTexas red sand on top for 1st 50 cm & #calcareous rock underneath - marine rock fr Sea located in #Vittoria SE of #Sicily #SommChat

Courtney Cochran ‏@HipTastesMaven @CCHRNN love the title of the book - what was your inspiration for the name? #SommChat #scribes

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @HipTastesMaven Article fr @nytimes mag Todd Selby gave the title “Natural Women” and this inspired the title #SommChat

Courtney Cochran ‏@HipTastesMaven @CCHRNN awesome! totally <3 The Selby, tx for sharing #SommChat cc @KeeperColl #italianwine #oenophile

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CCHRNN What is SP-68? #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @KeeperColl Old #wine route and now my address SP-68 KM 3.3 Vittoria RG #Sicily (like Route 68) #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani ‏@PrimlaniKitchen Winewednesday Cheers w @DRPinot of @PatzHall #wine @https://www.palatexposure.com/wednesdays-with-winemakers/donald-patz/ #SommChat #news

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q.@CCHRNN Tell us about the new regiment of concrete fermentation that U are doing #SommChat

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @KeeperColl discovered #concrete traveling - was used a lot bf Stainless Steel now coming back like bc allows #wine to breathe #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti of @CCHRNN #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have #Italian #Winemaker Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Arianna Occhipinti @CCHRNN for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @CCHRNN Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Russ Kane ‏@VintageTexas @CCHRNN sincere thanks being on #SommChat and best of success in your endeavors! @KeeperColl #TXwine

ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI ‏@CCHRNN @KeeperColl In #Sicily we say Baciamo le mani - Thanks to all of you for #SommChat and hope to see you in #Vittoria

Vino Travels ‏@VinoTravels21 Thanks @CCHRNN and #SommChat ! Have a great #WW

Rachel Voorhees ‏@RachelVoorhees @KeeperColl @CCHRNN @HipTastesMaven @AdamPlotkin @roydot @enobytes So bummed I missed this!! Had online CSW class! #SommChat

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @KeeperColl @CCHRNN Thanks a lot for a great #SommChat #winelover

Giuliano Abate ‏@giuliano_abate Top story: @KeeperColl: 'Don’t miss this wk’s #SommChat 2 talk #wine w/ #Italia… , see more http://tweetedtimes.com/v/484?s=tnp Embedded image permalink

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have @CCHRNN on #SommChat today and she her trend!!!! What a great #winemaker and person! Thx 2 all of you 4 your support!!!

Fabio Viviani Wines ‏@FVWines #SommChat Anyone want to chat? I'm not a sommelier, but I know a thing or two ;) #BOOM #DrinkWithFabio #WineWednesday

Paddy Murphy ‏@VineInspiration @CCHRNN Many thanks Arianna. #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine Thx for ur time Arianna! #SommChat

Robbin Gheesling ‏@robbin_g Thanks for taking the time to chat @CCHRNN! #SommChat

Spirited Cooking ‏@spiritedcooking #sommseries @Pogoswineshop @DallasSomms #GetSpirited #wineoclock #SommChat

Marco De Bartoli ‏@MarcoDeBartoli @CCHRNN grazie Arianna! @ormiga @CornelissenEtna #SommChat #winelover

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