EP 20 Episode #20 – Old world wines vs. New world

1998 Collemattoni Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva Fontelontano

1999 Poggio Antico Altero Brunello Di Montalcino

Gary Vaynerchuk goes after a hot debate in wine – Old world versus New world. Watch as he tries two Brunellos made in very different ways!

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luca bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘this wine smells of laundry’

Love this episode. We start to see the Gary of later episodes – he’s coming out of the straight-jacket and seems a lot more relaxed, although the meticulous wine-pouring is still a feature (soon to be forgotten!). Most important of all, what he says is spot on.

Tags: Brunello, italy, new world, old world, red wines, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • Winenerd

    Dear Gary,

    I saw the add for your show in the Wine Spectator and hoped I will get some information about wine tasting and the wine world from your web site. I must say after watching 10 of your shows that your style might be entertaining but you are talking a lot of bullsh*t as well! Since when are you able to smell tannins? You mentioned this on this show and at least one other. Old world against new world and you are doing the tasting with two Brunellos?! Do you want to confuse innocent people even more about that subject? why don´t you just take a Sangiovese from Australia ( e.g. Chain of ponts Sangiovese ) into the tasting or rename the show “New school versus Old school”, because that´s what you compared!! Furthermore: Condrieu is not a grape variety but a AC in the Northern Rhône producing whites from the Viognier grape ( show about ratings ) and you have definitely already tried a Pinot Noir from a Champagne glass, ´cause that´s one of the grape varieties Champagne is made of ( show about wine in different glasses ).
    So next time, please do your homework and maybe one day I will be able to recommend your show even here in Europe!
    Sincerely, konst

  • vivaitalia

    Wow, Winenerd, you are the epitomy of what most of us regular folks hate about wine. Stuck-up, snobby and just waiting to insult something or tear someone down. Obviously you haven’t had those two wines or you’d know exactly what he was talking about. Anyway I love the fact that some good winderies are starting to strive for wines that go right down the middle. The best of both worlds is ideal, at least it seems that way to me. It’s a wonder Europeans have the reputation that they do here in America. Anyway, thank you Gary for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us all. You’ve made a wine lover out of me.

  • vivaitalia

    Wow, Winenerd, you are the epitomy of what most of us regular folks hate about wine. Stuck-up, snobby and just waiting to insult something or tear someone down. Obviously you haven’t had those two wines or you’d know exactly what he was talking about. Anyway I love the fact that some good winderies are starting to strive for wines that go right down the middle. The best of both worlds is ideal, at least it seems that way to me. It’s a wonder Europeans have the reputation that they do here in America. Anyway, thank you Gary for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us all. You’ve made a wine lover out of me.

  • The Fanjestic

    Ok – I have to admit, using two Italian wines for a new world vs. old world challenge seemed odd to me too – but these are the early episodes and I get what Gary was going for here. Some “Old World” wines can be made in a “New World” style.

    Winnnerd is a D-bag. Not because of some of the points he or she made, but the way he or she made them. Lighten up and just appreciate what Gary is trying to accomplish. Also, don’t judge him by the first ten episodes he did – look at more recent episodes. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion – and I don’t have a problem with Gary getting called out (especially since he always apologizes and admits he’s human and makes mistakes) but seriously winenerd – don’t be a D-bag.

    Gary – good episode.

  • The Fanjestic

    Ok – I have to admit, using two Italian wines for a new world vs. old world challenge seemed odd to me too – but these are the early episodes and I get what Gary was going for here. Some “Old World” wines can be made in a “New World” style.

    Winnnerd is a D-bag. Not because of some of the points he or she made, but the way he or she made them. Lighten up and just appreciate what Gary is trying to accomplish. Also, don’t judge him by the first ten episodes he did – look at more recent episodes. I guess everyone is entitled to their opinion – and I don’t have a problem with Gary getting called out (especially since he always apologizes and admits he’s human and makes mistakes) but seriously winenerd – don’t be a D-bag.

    Gary – good episode.

  • Dan Leavy

    i know now that gary prefers the old world wines.

    word 20 “applied”

  • Dan Leavy

    i know now that gary prefers the old world wines.

    word 20 “applied”

  • Jesse Wilkinson

    trying to come up with criticism because i know its will help better then just saying great show. but i dont have any for this show. its really helping me understand alot about wine. and i think i think that your goal is for you to help me. so you cant be mad. ill come up with criticism for other episodes…

  • Jesse Wilkinson

    trying to come up with criticism because i know its will help better then just saying great show. but i dont have any for this show. its really helping me understand alot about wine. and i think i think that your goal is for you to help me. so you cant be mad. ill come up with criticism for other episodes…

  • rafekki

    This is me officially ending my lurk-work. Good episode. Simple, to the point, and motivating.

  • rafekki

    This is me officially ending my lurk-work. Good episode. Simple, to the point, and motivating.

  • phillip cole

    Hey I just want to say thanks so much i’m realy new to wine love the flavors and complexitys but never had a real way to step into the wine world howerver now its on and with you and a littal bit of me were changing the wine world.

  • phillip cole

    Hey I just want to say thanks so much i’m realy new to wine love the flavors and complexitys but never had a real way to step into the wine world howerver now its on and with you and a littal bit of me were changing the wine world.

  • John__J

    good episode Gary, and a very important one. That’s pretty much the 1st thing I ask when recommending wines to a guest is if they have a preference between old/new world wines. Which usually leads to me explaining the difference to the guest.
    For a new world tasting, I’d love to see you do a California charbono one.
    For an old world tasting, it would be great to see you do one on the vin jaune’s of Jura.

  • John J.

    good episode Gary, and a very important one. That’s pretty much the 1st thing I ask when recommending wines to a guest is if they have a preference between old/new world wines. Which usually leads to me explaining the difference to the guest.
    For a new world tasting, I’d love to see you do a California charbono one.
    For an old world tasting, it would be great to see you do one on the vin jaune’s of Jura.

  • corkscrew

    Going through some old episodes when I was move of a lurker, amazing only a few dozen comments compared to the hundreds now for each show, and Gary was still very tame on the show, getting his feet wet. We (most, other than the couple angry people below) are all glad you stayed with it. The only problem with Brunello is when you just start out building your cellar, it's a wine unless you find an other vintage to drink, you have to enjoy looking at the bottle vs drinking it! http://www.winelx.com

  • http://twitter.com/cellarguy Jeremy Cox

    I enjoy more new world wine than old world, but what Gary describes is absolutely true; you get the earth out of old world wine.

  • Anonymous

    For me it depends, new world is good by itself and with strong food, old world is often tough by itslef. What I can’t stand is overoaked over vanillaed wines

  • Anonymous

    Love, love, love the PSQA about Old world Vs New World!

    PS. i LOVE both!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898480550 Samantha ‘Twyst’ Vraa

    I am in the process of learning how to pair old vs. new with food. Any suggestions as to what could go well with philippino food?? COME TO VT!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MediauTomatic Thomas Medina

    Excited to see ya on Wednesday at Virginia Tech Sir Gary!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1563600162 Krishna Patel

    So siked to see you tomorrow at Virginia Tech!

  • luca bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘this wine smells of laundry’

    Love this episode. We start to see the Gary of later episodes – he’s coming out of the straight-jacket and seems a lot more relaxed, although the meticulous wine-pouring is still a feature (soon to be forgotten!). Most important of all, what he says is spot on.

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