Wine lovers like to share their knowledge, talk, sip & swirl with others who also appreciate the art that goes into making a bottle of wine. For us real wine geeks, there are weekly chats on twitter for Wine & for Sommeliers.
Featuring wine experts, winemakers, master sommeliers, CSW’s, etc.; it is a plethora of knowledge to be had in only one hour. Use Hashtag: #WineChat #SommChat to join in the conversation. #Winechat takes place on Wednesday evening at 6pm PST and #SommChat takes place at 9amPST on Wednesdays currently.
KAIKEN WINERY IS LOCATED IN MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
From the Winery:
“Within families, it is said some traits skip a generation. Thankfully, when it comes to expertise in winemaking, the Montes family has kept the tradition going. Growing up during the Chilean wine revolution admiring his father’s influence within and passion for the wine industry, one could say Aurelio Montes Jr.’s curiosity and talent was predestined to be rooted in the vines.
Today, as Chief Winemaker, Aurelio is determined to further his fathers’ focus on producing the best Argentine Malbec. He’s also one of Mendoza’s most forward-thinking winemakers, creating intriguing Malbec blends with the region’s lesser-known varietals, and exploring biodynamic winemaking techniques including concrete eggs.”
I received wine samples from Feast PR, a Brooklyn based marketing and public relations consultancy, on the week prior to April 16th. With the bottles was also information on the winery, and a biography on Aurelio Jr for my review.
This helps to get to know the winery before the chat and also to help me formulate questions before the chat started.
A chat on twitter can be very fast paced. Most newbies find it hard to keep up. Using a tool like TweetDeck can help. Here is a recap of the winechat from my end, including retweets and answers.
Until the next #SommChat – Chin Chin
April 16, #SommChat with Kaiken Wines Mendoza, Argentina – Malbec
2011 Kaiken Ultra Malbec
2011 Kaiken Terroir Series Corte Malbec Bonarda Petit Verdot