EP 10 Episode #10 – Instant Classic!

1999 Quinta Da Carolina

Gary explores the world of Portuguese red wines, focusing in on Quinta Da Carolina.

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Yes, “this wine is a champion!” Nice call Gary – I wish I had a time machine to go back and pick up a few cases of that before the price shot up 😉

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  • Eugene

    Great episode!

    Gary, what happened to the background? Two boxes? No baseball theme?

    My best regards.

  • Eugene

    Great episode!

    Gary, what happened to the background? Two boxes? No baseball theme?

    My best regards.

  • http://www.myspace.com/simjewdavis Ryan

    Yesterday, I just picked up an internet order of 2 bottles each of the 2000 Real Companhia Velha Evel Grande Escolha and the 2000 Caves Sao Joao Bairrada Riserva from the library and after watching this vlog entry on Portugal, I’m so very excited to give them a try. They were featured recently in an email-ing and this description of the gold Portugal will be producing has made me ecstatic that I unknowingly got my hands on some bottles with real potential. Hopefully they’ll be as great as the Quinta da Carolina.

  • http://www.myspace.com/simjewdavis Ryan

    Yesterday, I just picked up an internet order of 2 bottles each of the 2000 Real Companhia Velha Evel Grande Escolha and the 2000 Caves Sao Joao Bairrada Riserva from the library and after watching this vlog entry on Portugal, I’m so very excited to give them a try. They were featured recently in an email-ing and this description of the gold Portugal will be producing has made me ecstatic that I unknowingly got my hands on some bottles with real potential. Hopefully they’ll be as great as the Quinta da Carolina.

  • Frederick

    I’ve discovered Quinta da Carolina in a recent trip to Portugal with the 2001 vintage. I agree that this is instant classic, a charmer!

    I’m really into Portuguese wines and I wish I lived in the USA to buy a few bottles of the 99!

    Thanks for giving us more info about the Tras os Montes appelation and the Cabernet story behind it.

  • Frederick

    I’ve discovered Quinta da Carolina in a recent trip to Portugal with the 2001 vintage. I agree that this is instant classic, a charmer!

    I’m really into Portuguese wines and I wish I lived in the USA to buy a few bottles of the 99!

    Thanks for giving us more info about the Tras os Montes appelation and the Cabernet story behind it.

  • http://sarmentoimports.com/ alfred sarmento

    Yes you are actually right about the up coming of Portuguese wines , in 5 years they will be national wine here in the States , I specialize in that field for I have been importing wines out of Portugal for 20 years and have seen the grow, I also carry great wines if you should like samples or information please be free to contact me at any time , my cell is 508-509-5313 thank you again for having such great interest in the Portuguese wines .

    Sincerely,
    Alfred sarmento

  • http://sarmentoimports.com alfred sarmento

    Yes you are actually right about the up coming of Portuguese wines , in 5 years they will be national wine here in the States , I specialize in that field for I have been importing wines out of Portugal for 20 years and have seen the grow, I also carry great wines if you should like samples or information please be free to contact me at any time , my cell is 508-509-5313 thank you again for having such great interest in the Portuguese wines .

    Sincerely,
    Alfred sarmento

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    You should do more Portuguese tastings so we can get even more wine before it explodes.

    BTW..Top 5…this is insane. There should be 500 comments on every vlog you’ve done!

    B

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    You should do more Portuguese tastings so we can get even more wine before it explodes.

    BTW..Top 5…this is insane. There should be 500 comments on every vlog you’ve done!

    B

  • Mike F.

    Can’t argue that I don’t love Port. Some friends have even got me to buy some Vinho Verde this past summer to mix it up with the Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The trade papers keep telling us that Portugal takes a back seat to Spain in overall quality. But what does that tell us? Plenty of diamonds in the rough to be had for a fraction of the comparative cost.

  • Mike F.

    Can’t argue that I don’t love Port. Some friends have even got me to buy some Vinho Verde this past summer to mix it up with the Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The trade papers keep telling us that Portugal takes a back seat to Spain in overall quality. But what does that tell us? Plenty of diamonds in the rough to be had for a fraction of the comparative cost.

  • Drew F.

    This website is fantastic! This was the first episode i’ve watched so far, very impressed, keep up the great work! I happen to love Portuguese wines, hope we see more reviews.

  • Drew F.

    This website is fantastic! This was the first episode i’ve watched so far, very impressed, keep up the great work! I happen to love Portuguese wines, hope we see more reviews.

  • http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=9657 Sully

    No decanter??? no crazy antics???no VAY-NER-CHUCK??? no QOTD???? WTF????? no you and a little bit of me???- wow you have come along way!!!! – love ben

  • http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=9657 Sully

    No decanter??? no crazy antics???no VAY-NER-CHUCK??? no QOTD???? WTF????? no you and a little bit of me???- wow you have come along way!!!! – love ben

  • KAHUNA

    Great Portugese accent buddy- You dont carry this anymore? I missed this episode way back when I rolled through the old ones- Thats it I am going back to comment on all of them-

  • KAHUNA

    Great Portugese accent buddy- You dont carry this anymore? I missed this episode way back when I rolled through the old ones- Thats it I am going back to comment on all of them-

  • Ross

    You plugged an expensive bottle of water? What?

    I made it in the top 10 again. Truly amazing. I guess the new vayniacs don’t realize how few comments there were for the early episodes.

    $.20

  • Ross

    You plugged an expensive bottle of water? What?

    I made it in the top 10 again. Truly amazing. I guess the new vayniacs don’t realize how few comments there were for the early episodes.

    $.20

  • vibemore

    Portuguese red wines…keep them coming.

  • vibemore

    Portuguese red wines…keep them coming.

  • soyhead

    good enthusiasm – but…
    what could possibly be so special about a bottle of water from iceland?

  • soyhead

    good enthusiasm – but…
    what could possibly be so special about a bottle of water from iceland?

  • WA Ambassador

    Nice. I haven’t had any wine from Portugal before. Good comparisons.

  • WA Ambassador

    Nice. I haven’t had any wine from Portugal before. Good comparisons.

  • The Fanjestic

    Oh those Portuguese wines! 😉

  • The Fanjestic

    Oh those Portuguese wines! 😉

  • lawschooldrunk

    First appearance of the water bottle. Why did it take 10 episodes if it’s so important. Me? I’m a tap-water person.

    Portuguese=Port? Wow, I never realized that! Thanks, Gary. (I’m being serious.) Does this mean if it’s a port it must come from Portugal?

    First time Gary gives the thumbs-up before he spits.

    Gary, can you taste porto cordovero and tell me what you think? It’s the only port I’ve ever tasted (and only one I’ve ever found that’s KOSHER).

    Good episode. Get fa’shnikin!

  • lawschooldrunk

    First appearance of the water bottle. Why did it take 10 episodes if it’s so important. Me? I’m a tap-water person.

    Portuguese=Port? Wow, I never realized that! Thanks, Gary. (I’m being serious.) Does this mean if it’s a port it must come from Portugal?

    First time Gary gives the thumbs-up before he spits.

    Gary, can you taste porto cordovero and tell me what you think? It’s the only port I’ve ever tasted (and only one I’ve ever found that’s KOSHER).

    Good episode. Get fa’shnikin!

  • Dan Leavy

    tenth word in my 500 word review of wltv, one word at a time…

    “truthful.”

  • Dan Leavy

    tenth word in my 500 word review of wltv, one word at a time…

    “truthful.”

  • kjdion

    Haven’t had too many Portugese wines myself. Awesome show.

  • kjdion

    Haven’t had too many Portugese wines myself. Awesome show.

  • Brian Johnson

    Great show Gary! Been watching since late 2007. Didn’t realize you’ve been pushing Portugal since early 2006.

  • Brian Johnson

    Great show Gary! Been watching since late 2007. Didn’t realize you’ve been pushing Portugal since early 2006.

  • Allan J

    Portugal rocks!

  • corkscrew

    oldies but goodies..Gary….walk down to the 2nd floor of WL and pull a decanter off the shelf…..glass is starting to grow..but not B.A. glass yet. Love port, have not had that many wines other than that from this country. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/P6Q7W6SAPBXFDB6CJQONIPGD2I Allan

    Portugal is too cool. There are some Great QPR's to have from that region….

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  • jeremy

    I have yet to taste a wine from Portugal, and now I can’t wait….

  • Anonymous

    Tis true that QPR is awesome in portugese red wine but I usually find them quite sweet which is not my farovite but still can’t say too much bad stuff as they make good wine at a reasonnable price

  • Anonymous

    Dude I’m in the top 25 comments on this episode! how can that be? this is a “instant classic” hahaha. I have to say i love the wines of Quinta do Vale Meo nd the dry red Portugese wines. Havent seen this particular one though, keep my eyes open

  • Anonymous

    30-40 dollars in 2006. It looks like it was 65 dollars at the WineLib before it was sold out. Portuguese wine has definitely taken off since you made the call, Gary! =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    89/100

    line of the day # ‘this wine is a champion’

    GV bigging up a wine from Portugal (a recurring theme throughout WLTV) including the first instance of the GV thumbs up. We love it

  • http://twitter.com/LocalCellar Local Cellar

    Yes, “this wine is a champion!” Nice call Gary – I wish I had a time machine to go back and pick up a few cases of that before the price shot up 😉

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