EP 37 Episode #37 – Hogue Cellars from Washington State:Guest David Forsyth

Today Gary Vaynerchuk welcomes David Forsyth Director of Winemaking of Hogue. Gary finds the Cabernet and Riesling very exciting and ponders the Syrah.

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I love how you lay down the Law after tasting the syrah by breaking down the wine for the Vayniacs. I love that you didn’t let this Director of Marketing sway your opinion. And this is why we love you!

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  • BIg wine dude

    is it me or does gary seem to rush this along. seems kind of lets get this over with already doesnt he?

  • BIg wine dude

    is it me or does gary seem to rush this along. seems kind of lets get this over with already doesnt he?

  • Doug

    Thanks Gary, excellent job!

  • Doug

    Thanks Gary, excellent job!

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com/ garyv

    Big do you mean this episode or all of them? I really am enjoying them. I think because people know I am very busy they might be looking into it too much, the WLTV is the highlight of my day!

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com garyv

    Big do you mean this episode or all of them? I really am enjoying them. I think because people know I am very busy they might be looking into it too much, the WLTV is the highlight of my day!

  • Doug

    I think Gary is trying to keep the video to a manageable length, which I agree with.

  • Doug

    I think Gary is trying to keep the video to a manageable length, which I agree with.

  • josephc

    Gary,

    How did the Syrah turn out?


    josephc

  • josephc

    Gary,

    How did the Syrah turn out?


    josephc

  • Sam Zen

    In one week you go from vintners like Tony Coturri to David Forsyth… wow, what a difference in character! Would love to have a follow up to see what you ended up buying. Best.

  • Sam Zen

    In one week you go from vintners like Tony Coturri to David Forsyth… wow, what a difference in character! Would love to have a follow up to see what you ended up buying. Best.

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com/ garyv

    Sam agreed.
    Joe the Syrah is a PASS

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com garyv

    Sam agreed.
    Joe the Syrah is a PASS

  • http://www.adunnphotography.com/ Tony

    I think having guests and tasting the wines for the first time live on video is a bit problematic (case in point, the syrah). I think it’s unreasonable to expect that you could be as objective with a guest present as you are when you do a tasting on your own. And too much to expect you to make a face and say “not so great” when you taste a poor quality wine in front of a guest

    So here’s what I think you should do when you have a guest. Taste a selection of their wines BEFORE the show, and pick out several that you DO like, and taste them on the show. Be up front about it. “Hey, here’s our guest, I tasted several of their wines, and we’re here to talk about the ones I liked and that I think you might be interested in.”

    That’s totally honest and fair, to us, to you and to your guest. No awkward moments, no problems with being totally honest, and we get to see wines that you think are worth our attention.

    What do you think?

  • http://www.adunnphotography.com Tony

    I think having guests and tasting the wines for the first time live on video is a bit problematic (case in point, the syrah). I think it’s unreasonable to expect that you could be as objective with a guest present as you are when you do a tasting on your own. And too much to expect you to make a face and say “not so great” when you taste a poor quality wine in front of a guest

    So here’s what I think you should do when you have a guest. Taste a selection of their wines BEFORE the show, and pick out several that you DO like, and taste them on the show. Be up front about it. “Hey, here’s our guest, I tasted several of their wines, and we’re here to talk about the ones I liked and that I think you might be interested in.”

    That’s totally honest and fair, to us, to you and to your guest. No awkward moments, no problems with being totally honest, and we get to see wines that you think are worth our attention.

    What do you think?

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

    I guess it’s really hard to be 100% honest in front of guests, but it was great to meet these people. These were my favorite episodes for a while.

    B

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

    I guess it’s really hard to be 100% honest in front of guests, but it was great to meet these people. These were my favorite episodes for a while.

    B

  • Mike F.

    Maybe you can have a Nickelodeon like setup where if the wines arent up to snuff you can slime the guest, Whaddya think? ;-)

  • Mike F.

    Maybe you can have a Nickelodeon like setup where if the wines arent up to snuff you can slime the guest, Whaddya think? ;-)

  • Ted

    I definitely agree with Tony regarding tasting wines in front of guests. I thought that this might be a problem previously on the other episodes where you tasted a line of wines brought in by a guest. Ithink Tony’s suggestion of tasting them ahead of time is right on.

    Regardless of that, all of the episodes have been really very good. Keep up the good work and thanks.

  • Ted

    I definitely agree with Tony regarding tasting wines in front of guests. I thought that this might be a problem previously on the other episodes where you tasted a line of wines brought in by a guest. Ithink Tony’s suggestion of tasting them ahead of time is right on.

    Regardless of that, all of the episodes have been really very good. Keep up the good work and thanks.

  • dkeck

    Gary

    You are the man, now your talking about my childhood playground. I have fond memories of these places. I love thoes Washington wines.

  • dkeck

    Gary

    You are the man, now your talking about my childhood playground. I have fond memories of these places. I love thoes Washington wines.

  • David Canada

    That is awkward…..could tell you had some issues with that syrah….

  • David Canada

    That is awkward…..could tell you had some issues with that syrah….

  • yowens

    GV- Thanks for another good one

  • yowens

    GV- Thanks for another good one

  • WA Ambassador

    I’ve met David before at a wine tasting in WA. Really neat guy. GO WASHINGTON WINES!!!

  • WA Ambassador

    I’ve met David before at a wine tasting in WA. Really neat guy. GO WASHINGTON WINES!!!

  • GrapeStuff

    Looks like Hogue would be a good option to try from Washington – especially seeing as WA is set to EXPLODE over the next 24 months.

  • GrapeStuff

    Looks like Hogue would be a good option to try from Washington – especially seeing as WA is set to EXPLODE over the next 24 months.

  • Terry Odor

    David is my cousin, he must know what he is talking about!!

  • Terry Odor

    David is my cousin, he must know what he is talking about!!

  • The Fanjestic

    Hogue is the only winery that has ever had a wine where the fruit overpowered the wine for me. However, the majority of their wines I have enjoyed – good value!

  • The Fanjestic

    Hogue is the only winery that has ever had a wine where the fruit overpowered the wine for me. However, the majority of their wines I have enjoyed – good value!

  • Dan Leavy

    word 37 “and”

  • Dan Leavy

    word 37 “and”

  • corkscrew

    Good guest, low key but knowledable about his wines. I am not sure if I have had any Hogue wines..the Merlot and Cab sound like I would enjoy them. Just had a Washington St Syrah recently, Boom Boom! (that's the name) and it was good. http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Kinda of boring, lacking the passion and excitement for a longer show, definitely a good guest but not grabbing my attention

  • Anonymous

    I love how you lay down the Law after tasting the syrah by breaking down the wine for the Vayniacs. I love that you didn’t let this Director of Marketing sway your opinion. And this is why we love you!

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