Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Chiara Boschis

7/2 Piedmont Winemaker Chiara Boschis

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago, Chiara! Looking forward to our chat today! - #SommChat

Erica Nonni ‏@ericanonni Gearing up for #SommChat and excited to talk #wine with today's participants

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @ericanonni - Good morning, Erica! Nice to see you here today! - #SommChat

Erica Nonni ‏@ericanonni @demilove Hello, Douglas! It's my first #SommChat. Happy to be here.

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear from #Piedmont #Winemaker Chiara Boschis! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to Chiara Boschis #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl #Winemaker Chiara Boschis is ready to answer our Qs! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl You're welcome 2 ask Chiara Boschis your Qs too! But first, read the instructions in our next few tweets so you'll know what to do #SommChat

‏@KeeperColl Chiara hasn’t personally embarked on the Twitter world yet so we’re assisting. #SommChat


KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl So, if u have Qs, direct them to @KeeperColl & we'll ask Chiara We'll also tweet her answers-those will start w/ "A. C.Boschis:" #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Also, please note that all of her answers will be in English – no need to brush off your Italian dictionary. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl & don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order for everyone to see it! Let’s start chatting!

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @KeeperColl what is your favorite Italian producer? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @m_arcon A. C.Boschis: Many #Italian friends, #Piedmont who I respect very much, like Clerico, Rivetti, Conterno Fantino…. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl A. C.Boschis: @m_arcon Altare, Fondrone, Scavino - so many not enough #twitter characters to say all #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @KeeperColl what do you think about natural wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @m_arcon A. C.Boschis: Humans were not made to digest chemicals, otherwise these diseases would not be coming out #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @KeeperColl and why do you think that its that important? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @m_arcon A. C.Boschis: I think that it is impt b/c we are seeing now that the message that chem. would feed the world is not true… #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl A. C.Boschis: @m_arcon am #organic farmer & produce org #wine in Org manner - think future 4 top qual. #agriculture has 2 B Org. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q.Good morning Chiara your father & grandfather are your winemaking mentors I presume, anybody else you consider a mentor? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @SandyWasserman A. C.Boschis: my friends like Clerico & Rivetti were mentors as well #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, what made you decide to join the family #wine biz? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C.Boschis: Growing up in a fam. of #winemakers gave me the perfect situation to get involved…. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C.Boschis: W/ fam. > age of 68 & past feminism, I had the opening to choose what I would want 2 Do & that is #wine #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines #SommChat Chiara what are your favorite vineyard sites for #nebbiolo

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines A. C.Boschis: of course I have good luck to own the #vineyard kissed by God: #Cannubi many others R special 2 #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl visit to Monforte was gr8, got my Barolo Boys hat & polo shirt too! Where is your new vineyard exactly? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines A. fr C.Boschis - name of cru is Moscona located outside village Monforte 1st parallel hill near Ginestre #Piedmont #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl walked right by it then! Love that Rose is being more accepted and lighter styles too! Gr8 for #barolo & #wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines A. C.Boschis: so glad you enjoyed your experience in #barolo #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Chiara, Have you made wine outside of Piedmont? If so where? If not, would you like to & where? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @SandyWasserman A. C.Boschis: already so busy to do work here in #Piedmont - no time to do more - to do right I need to focus here #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - What are the rewards of tasting aged wines; do you think we (USA) are too impatient to drink them? - #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @demilove A. C.Boschis: Every1 2day is impatient & curious - gr8 things come w/time - aging is a good thing for good #wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, what makes Barolo #wine so special to you? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C.Boschis: #Barolo #wines are complex with gr8 body, much perfume & embrace you when you drink them #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C.Boschis: #Barolo #wines are soft on your palette and on your soul #SommChat

Marc Dröfke ‏@m_arcon @KeeperColl how long would you age your Barolo? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @m_arcon A. C. Boschis #Barolo reaches a perfect maturity around 8-10 ys of age, but like a person-adorable when young …. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @m_arcon A. C. Boschis #Barolo but like a person- so good when mature and charming as an adult #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, why do you prefer growing grapes on a smaller scale? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C Boschis Because I think Small is Beautiful - gives me possibility to do things with my hands which I like to do #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. Can you tell us about how the vineyards are doing with your current vintage? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C Boschis at this stage of the evolution 4 plants - grape is well formed, still green - looking good now… #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C Boschis working on cleaning up vineyards to get light - need to protect the vines from mildew if it rains ... #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. C Boschis will soon lighten the production which is abundant this year #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines a favorite #Barolo used mostly Rose Clone of #nebbiolo is that clone almost gone in region due to light color? @KeeperColl Chiara #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines A. fr I replanted- has good perfume and matures very early-planted 30% in a new vineyard of #Nebbiolo... #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @noblewines A. fr C. Boschis: we are more relaxed today to accept a lighter color grape in #Barolo like the Rose #SommChat

Alex Bernardo ‏@VineyardGate .@KeeperColl happy to catch #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, what is the most important thing you learned while working with your brothers at the #Borgogno Estate? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A fr C. Boschis: learned art of aging gr8 #Barolo n Bottle - my fam was only 1- 2 have lrg amts of older vintages... #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Fr C.Boschis had '47 at 1 time to drink-decided 2 dedicate part of cellar… #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl J@KeeperColl - A fr. C Boschis deposit 10% of prod. in best vintages 2 show in future at right pt. #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl - What are some of your favorite food pairings with your wines? = #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @demilove A fr. C Boschis: luv #food in gen.- adventurous & sometime I don’t care abt pairing, just want 2 have a #wine w/ a #food #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl B the 1st 2 C! New website thx 2 @go_spacecraft & @wcmenge-Check us out ! Can’t wait 2 hear what U think. #SommChat

Alex Bernardo ‏@VineyardGate .@KeeperColl for c boschis: in your view is there a modern vs traditional style of Barolo? If so what's the difference? #SommChat

Alex Bernardo ‏@VineyardGate .@KeeperColl A. fr C boschis curious how it has evolved. not seen the new movie yet but still have your signed 1990 on ur SF visit then #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @VineyardGate A. fr C Boschis was part of #barolo Boys revolution in 90s, 2day things R changed & this debate is finite - so passé #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, what was it like as a female entering #winemaking in #Piedmont when the industry was very male-dominated? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl Boschis: I was very exotic product-fun 2 watch w/strange eyes & I proved myself as #winemaker & gender makes no diff. #SommChat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @KeeperColl gotta run to work... thanks for hosting tweeting for Chiara today via #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, tell us about your unique vinification techniques. #SommChat

KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. fr. C. Boschis: no secrets- impt thing is 2 have good raw material & not ruin it-very light touch, clean env & execution #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, do you visit other #wine regions and if so where and why? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl fr. C. Boschis: Luv to travel n other #wine regions-been everywhere- such as #france #US & #SouthAfrica always something 2 learn #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl fr C Boschis: Throughout #italy #Spain and much more - the people are so interesting and often funny #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, what do U like 2 do with UR personal time? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. fr C.Boschis-personal life has bcome poor w/ much work-luv to eat in good restos, like 2 #travel, and #photography #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A. fr C.Boschis- while traveling #photography helps me to focus on the beauty around me #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @KeeperColl Chiara, what approaches to #winemaking do you take to ensure that the process is sustainable? #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A fr. Boschis: use very little sulfite & try to be > envionrmentally friendly using recyclable things #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A fr. Boschis: new part of cellar inside the ground 2 reduce energy usage & using cardboard boxes w/recycle paper #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @KeeperColl A fr. Boschis: new glasses are made w/ old glass - new way of thinking #SommChat

PROTOCOL wine studio ‏@ProtocolWine Reading now! #SommChat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g "She believes vineyards are sacred; a virtue which shines thru in her deliciously seductive wines" -About Chiara B - @KeeperColl #SommChat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g Sorry @keepercoll, didn't have a question, just thought that was a great way to be described! Chiara must be quite the winemaker! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Thanks to everyone for joining us for an international edition of #SommChat! I hope you learned something about #wine and Chiara Boschis

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl I hope everyone will join me in thanking Chiara Boschis for an awesome job sharing her #wine knowledge! #WineWednesday #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Thanks to both you and Chiara for a great #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl A fr. C Boshis - gr8 to be here on #SommChat today fr my little #Piedmont Village - best 2 all & enjoy #Barolo #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar 4 #SommChat Wed 7/09/14 to talk #wine with Andrew Myers @MetalSommelier 11 AM CST, 12 N EST!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl so glad you could join in on #SommChat - we learned a lot fr Chiara Boschis! RT @CamDouglasMS: @KeeperColl Interesting session, thanks!

Rashmi Primlani ‏@PrimlaniKitchen Apologies! On the road @KeeperColl @WinesByRaz @yumivore @BottleDJ @markperlaki @LambruscoDay #SommChat #wine

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @PrimlaniKitchen safe travels & see you next time on #SommChat we hope - also hope you like our new website at

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess @KeeperColl Sorry I missed it. Was on the road. See you in 2 weeks. Traveling next Wed to #WBC14 #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @KeeperColl @theleftoverchef - I (heart) the new design, and revisiting past episodes of #SommChat !

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl “@demilove: @theleftoverchef - I (heart) the new design, and revisiting past episodes of #SommChat !” TYSM-hope U like #lifetastings too!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Finally here- new website! Luv our new look at ! Thx to @theleftoverchef 4 gorgeous photos! #SommChat

Wine & Food Fndn TX ‏@WineFoodTX .@KeeperColl Sorry to miss #SommChat today. I bet it was fantastic. Looking forward to the next. Cheers!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl “@WineFoodTX: .@KeeperColl Sorry to miss #SommChat today. I bet it was fantastic. Looking forward to the next. Cheers!” TY it was - CU nxt wk

Lisa W ‏@winechix @KeeperColl Was stuck in meetings, sorry to miss #SommChat @winegalLynne @WineKnowProd @ZuccardiWines @GJAtlUSA @lvwineapp @TalesoftheCork

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl we missed you too RT @winechix: @KeeperColl Was stuck in meetings, sorry to miss #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl RT @BobbyStuckeyMS Chiara was soooo good today on #SommChat - love our #Piedmont! hope all is well with you! have a great 4th:)