EP 56 Today Gary welcomes his special guest Robert Mondavi Jr.

Today Gary and his special guest Robert Mondavi Jr. talk about his return to the world of wine and wine making. Watch as Gary tastes and reviews four of Roberts wines.

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Manuel

This is ridiculous. Gary always tries to introduce panic to justify high
prices. As a matter of fact, what he does is exactly this salesman
strategy with the goal to produce high prices. “Be fast! There will not
be enough for everyone! Look how the prices rise, hurry hurry stock up
stock up!!” This is ridiculous! And 2005 Bordeaux from todays
perspective, did absolutely nothing to wine prices over the world. They
rather stayed quite the same. Bordeaux is a completely different spot.
There you do not pay not for the wine but for the label that is on,
nothing more. Because we all know that Bordeaux is completely
overpriced. And In my opinion the prices for Bordeaux will rather go
down than up in the next years since you get comparable wine for way
less money. Who pays 500€ for a bottle of wine is a fool. Stop the price
panic making!

Tags: Priorat, red wines, review, Spain, Video, wine, wines

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  • http://cvalley.net/ Mazda

    Zoom, zoom, zoom. Extra padding at edge of video with nothing going on. Could you zoom in a little? More face, more wine = good times.

    Seriously, though, thanks for doing for us, I love it, and it helps me buy wine.

  • http://cvalley.net Mazda

    Zoom, zoom, zoom. Extra padding at edge of video with nothing going on. Could you zoom in a little? More face, more wine = good times.

    Seriously, though, thanks for doing for us, I love it, and it helps me buy wine.

  • Jon

    So Where’s the value Solanes?

  • Jon

    So Where’s the value Solanes?

  • Jay Metzger

    Hey there Gary,
    First time viewer. What a great concept. I look forward to more episodes. J

  • Jay Metzger

    Hey there Gary,
    First time viewer. What a great concept. I look forward to more episodes. J

  • Marcus

    Gary,

    I love the video blog and have watched all of them, but its seems like you were very excited when it first began and the excitement has somewhat slacked off recently. In the past 65 days, there have only been 11 episodes. Now, I know you were out of town, but there have still been some long gaps since you’ve been back. In the beginning, you were doing 4 or 5 episodes a week. What happened? Is it not working out like it used to? Not really complaining, in fact, much the opposite. I just would like to see more frequent episodes, like there were in the beginning. Thanks.

    Marc

  • Marcus

    Gary,

    I love the video blog and have watched all of them, but its seems like you were very excited when it first began and the excitement has somewhat slacked off recently. In the past 65 days, there have only been 11 episodes. Now, I know you were out of town, but there have still been some long gaps since you’ve been back. In the beginning, you were doing 4 or 5 episodes a week. What happened? Is it not working out like it used to? Not really complaining, in fact, much the opposite. I just would like to see more frequent episodes, like there were in the beginning. Thanks.

    Marc

  • John Weippert

    Gary,

    I love your PodCasts and am a big fan! I listen to you talk about these great wines and deals but can’t get in on the action in Minnesota. I know the Minnesota laws have recently changed making it possible to buy wine through the internet and have them shipped. I don’t want to miss the big sale next week but as it stands now, I will. Can you help?

    John

  • John Weippert

    Gary,

    I love your PodCasts and am a big fan! I listen to you talk about these great wines and deals but can’t get in on the action in Minnesota. I know the Minnesota laws have recently changed making it possible to buy wine through the internet and have them shipped. I don’t want to miss the big sale next week but as it stands now, I will. Can you help?

    John

  • Veronica

    Hi Gary…

    I’d love to see Mrs Susana Balbo from Argentina in the show sometime. She’s worth it.

  • Veronica

    Hi Gary…

    I’d love to see Mrs Susana Balbo from Argentina in the show sometime. She’s worth it.

  • Stew

    Ha ! I KNEW it was Mondavi…
    Great show. Great site. Now if I could only get delivery to Dallas…

  • Stew

    Ha ! I KNEW it was Mondavi…
    Great show. Great site. Now if I could only get delivery to Dallas…

  • http://www.halcyn.com/ Marc

    Gary!! What happened? We are a week away from not having a new episode in a month! I’m going through WLTV withdraw!
    I hope all is well with you.
    And as long as it is…Get your arse back in front of that camera!!!!
    Sorry I am going through fits of rage without my WLTV!!!!!
    Please help me……

  • http://www.halcyn.com Marc

    Gary!! What happened? We are a week away from not having a new episode in a month! I’m going through WLTV withdraw!
    I hope all is well with you.
    And as long as it is…Get your arse back in front of that camera!!!!
    Sorry I am going through fits of rage without my WLTV!!!!!
    Please help me……

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

    Great insider stuff from a great name.

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

    Great insider stuff from a great name.

  • Ken

    GaryGary,
    The wolves are at the door. As the character in Copolla’s (sp?) ‘The Conversation says, ‘If he had the chance he’d kill us all’. Mondavi, despite its great pedigree, is the death of wine. The wolves are at the door.

  • Ken

    GaryGary,
    The wolves are at the door. As the character in Copolla’s (sp?) ‘The Conversation says, ‘If he had the chance he’d kill us all’. Mondavi, despite its great pedigree, is the death of wine. The wolves are at the door.

  • Russ J

    New book on all of the “trials” and tribulations of the Mondavi family:
    â??The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynastyâ? (Gotham Books, $28), by Julia Flynn Siler, who writes for The Wall Street Journal from northern California.
    Interesting stuff. Let’s get this dud back on for comment!

  • Russ J

    New book on all of the “trials” and tribulations of the Mondavi family:
    â??The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynastyâ? (Gotham Books, $28), by Julia Flynn Siler, who writes for The Wall Street Journal from northern California.
    Interesting stuff. Let’s get this dud back on for comment!

  • David Canada

    I an a priorat newbie so this was great!

  • David Canada

    I an a priorat newbie so this was great!

  • WA Ambassador

    This was awesome! I love Robert’s (I *can* call him by his first name, right?) wine. I’m glad that they have managed to stay in the business one way or another.

  • WA Ambassador

    This was awesome! I love Robert’s (I *can* call him by his first name, right?) wine. I’m glad that they have managed to stay in the business one way or another.

  • Valentin

    Hi Gary, I have rarely come across such a big as..ole like that Mondavi junior guy. I was with you during the show…..Damnd! That guy should sell stuff at the crap yard.

  • Valentin

    Hi Gary, I have rarely come across such a big as..ole like that Mondavi junior guy. I was with you during the show…..Damnd! That guy should sell stuff at the crap yard.

  • The Fanjestic

    Drink from the Naval of your lover? – Best WLTV quote so far. Good episode – hey Gary do you think Spain is still a value region or do you think the wines have become monotone at the value price ranges?

  • The Fanjestic

    Drink from the Naval of your lover? – Best WLTV quote so far. Good episode – hey Gary do you think Spain is still a value region or do you think the wines have become monotone at the value price ranges?

  • Dan Leavy

    very cool insider info

    word 56 “in”

  • Dan Leavy

    very cool insider info

    word 56 “in”

  • John__J

    Nice to see Robert Mondavi Jr. on as a guest. Always happy to see as many episodes on Spanish wine as possible too. Great values coming out of there. Robert does come off as a total businessman, which always makes me a bit more skeptical about what I hear. If you could get a vin jaune winemaker from the Jura region on, and do a vin jaune tasting, that would be fabulous. A charbono tasting would be alot of fun to see also.

  • John J.

    Nice to see Robert Mondavi Jr. on as a guest. Always happy to see as many episodes on Spanish wine as possible too. Great values coming out of there. Robert does come off as a total businessman, which always makes me a bit more skeptical about what I hear. If you could get a vin jaune winemaker from the Jura region on, and do a vin jaune tasting, that would be fabulous. A charbono tasting would be alot of fun to see also.

  • wendiethomason

    Rob Mondavi jr. has a huge name to live up to.I believe he will restore the family bussiness to the ideals that were important to the original 'brothers'. As for the blogger saying that Rob is an as**ole I feel the need to comment. I've known Rob many years and even went to elementary school with him. He was one of the kindest souls I have ever known and I only hope that my daughter has the oppoortunity to see that the name of a man does not determine his worth but rather his challenges. We all live in shadows of one sort or another and I believe with all my heart that Rob will let his light shine. This man will be a success not because of his name but because of the respect he has for the craft and his understanding of the sensuality of wine. Rob Mondavi is a respectable man with family morals making beautiful wines for us all to enjoy. Thank You Robby

  • corkscrew

    Can't belive there are only 18 comments with a Mondavi on the show..I believe his Dad is Michael Mondavi?? If so, I met Michael last year at the WL and he was a great guy so I see where Jr's personality and looks come from. Priorat is a great varietal and I love Spainish wines. http://www.winelx.com

  • A dumb Rhein king

    I think I've heard of this Mon-dave-i guy before 😉 He seems like a good guy. I assume he will be on your last three guests of 2010?

    Great job Robert! Good ep.

  • Anonymous

    What a show, the guest is obviously comfortable in front of the camera and it shows, awesome. I’m going to buy a bottle of Cims right now, this is how passionate you guys were.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting stuff coming out of priorat. I have to say that this is truly on of those gems that i hope never is found

  • Manuel

    This is ridiculous. Gary always tries to introduce panic to justify high
    prices. As a matter of fact, what he does is exactly this salesman
    strategy with the goal to produce high prices. “Be fast! There will not
    be enough for everyone! Look how the prices rise, hurry hurry stock up
    stock up!!” This is ridiculous! And 2005 Bordeaux from todays
    perspective, did absolutely nothing to wine prices over the world. They
    rather stayed quite the same. Bordeaux is a completely different spot.
    There you do not pay not for the wine but for the label that is on,
    nothing more. Because we all know that Bordeaux is completely
    overpriced. And In my opinion the prices for Bordeaux will rather go
    down than up in the next years since you get comparable wine for way
    less money. Who pays 500€ for a bottle of wine is a fool. Stop the price
    panic making!

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