EP 78 Bordeaux wine tasting in honor of a friend.

2001 Chateau Sansonnet

2003 Chateau Haut Beyzac

2003 Chateau Labegorce

2003 Chateau Lynch Moussas

Today Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 4 Bordeaux wines in honor of a dear friend to him and the entire wine world. Steve “the wine ho” Verlin. Watch as Gary Vaynerchuk tastes these 4 wonder Bordeaux wines and see what he thinks of them.

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Alexandre Savoie

Good to see you pay tribute to an apparent icon of the US wine industry.

Tags: Bordeaux, France, red wines, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • Craig

    Gary,
    No score to be given for this because it is in a class by itself. Sincere condolences for your loss of such a good friend, and hats off to you for a most fitting tribute. The next time I drink a Bordeaux I will think of this episode, and say a prayer for you both. Best, CK

  • Craig

    Gary,
    No score to be given for this because it is in a class by itself. Sincere condolences for your loss of such a good friend, and hats off to you for a most fitting tribute. The next time I drink a Bordeaux I will think of this episode, and say a prayer for you both. Best, CK

  • Adam

    Jason,
    I agree that the wine goes through “bottle shock” after shipping, where the wine might taste a little muted or not show well. Personally, I wait a few weeks if the wine was shipped to drink them. It can’t hurt.
    Adam

  • Adam

    Jason,
    I agree that the wine goes through “bottle shock” after shipping, where the wine might taste a little muted or not show well. Personally, I wait a few weeks if the wine was shipped to drink them. It can’t hurt.
    Adam

  • Tommy T.

    Gary,

    Congrats on the WSJ video and article. You hard work is really paying off.

    Tom

  • Tommy T.

    Gary,

    Congrats on the WSJ video and article. You hard work is really paying off.

    Tom

  • E

    Fun fact: those WSJ stippled portraits are called “hedcuts”.

  • E

    Fun fact: those WSJ stippled portraits are called “hedcuts”.

  • cgf

    Gary,
    Great video interview on wsj online. Also, i am digging Vanessa O’Connell. She seems very sexy.
    Keep hustling.

  • cgf

    Gary,
    Great video interview on wsj online. Also, i am digging Vanessa O’Connell. She seems very sexy.
    Keep hustling.

  • Craig

    Gary,
    Jason R’s question (see comment 50) relates to one I asked a bunch of episodes ago. Do you believe in the phenomenon of “bottle shock” as a consequence of shipping/transport? If yes, then is there a rule of thumb as to how long to wait for recovery? Thanks, CK

  • Craig

    Gary,
    Jason R’s question (see comment 50) relates to one I asked a bunch of episodes ago. Do you believe in the phenomenon of “bottle shock” as a consequence of shipping/transport? If yes, then is there a rule of thumb as to how long to wait for recovery? Thanks, CK

  • Tony G.

    Thanks Gary, sorry for yor loss. Sounds like he was a great guy! Real, with a good heart, not enough of them around. Love the combat boots story, guess you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.

  • Tony G.

    Thanks Gary, sorry for yor loss. Sounds like he was a great guy! Real, with a good heart, not enough of them around. Love the combat boots story, guess you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.

  • brian t

    Funny your e- mails pushed the Haut Beyzac yet you gave it a pass. That is one reason i stopped buying from you.

  • brian t

    Funny your e- mails pushed the Haut Beyzac yet you gave it a pass. That is one reason i stopped buying from you.

  • Italian Stallion

    Gary, I am very sorry for your loss….My glass(es) of wine tonight will be dedicated to him….Great Show

    The Stallion

  • Italian Stallion

    Gary, I am very sorry for your loss….My glass(es) of wine tonight will be dedicated to him….Great Show

    The Stallion

  • Anonymous

    Hi Gary, thanks honoring Steven Verlin in this episode.
    His wife is a very dear friend of mine & I am sure when she is
    ready, I will show her this and she will appreciate it.

    She does know your site exists and she really likes it.
    We are all sadden & stunned by his loss.

    I am really baffled why the mentioning of his death hasn’t turned up in food & wine yet.

    He will be missed.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Gary, thanks honoring Steven Verlin in this episode.
    His wife is a very dear friend of mine & I am sure when she is
    ready, I will show her this and she will appreciate it.

    She does know your site exists and she really likes it.
    We are all sadden & stunned by his loss.

    I am really baffled why the mentioning of his death hasn’t turned up in food & wine yet.

    He will be missed.

  • Debbie

    What a wonderful man Steven was ! I send prayers to his entire family.
    Thanks for paying tribute to him
    Deb

  • Debbie

    What a wonderful man Steven was ! I send prayers to his entire family.
    Thanks for paying tribute to him
    Deb

  • Dave Canada

    Great episode that makes all wine drinkers pause about why we love wine so much. Great story!

    Dave

  • Dave Canada

    Great episode that makes all wine drinkers pause about why we love wine so much. Great story!

    Dave

  • GrapeStuff

    I really need to start drinking more bordeaux wines. The problem is finding them under $30 readily at my LWS. Hopefully, I will be able to do more ordering from WL in the coming months as the weather cools down!

  • GrapeStuff

    I really need to start drinking more bordeaux wines. The problem is finding them under $30 readily at my LWS. Hopefully, I will be able to do more ordering from WL in the coming months as the weather cools down!

  • thefanjestic

    That was really classy and awesome to watch. Good episode and very honest.

  • thefanjestic

    That was really classy and awesome to watch. Good episode and very honest.

  • John D.

    Gary –

    Just going through your archives. Touching episode and very classy. I’m fairly new to the wine world, but this has compelled me to read up on your friend. Thanks.

  • John D.

    Gary –

    Just going through your archives. Touching episode and very classy. I’m fairly new to the wine world, but this has compelled me to read up on your friend. Thanks.

  • John__J

    I’m sure Steve was used to those looks when he went into a wine store dressed that way. I get ones I’m sure are similar when they see me come in outside of my work clothes. Dressed in a t-shirt and sneakers, probably looking to them like I may not be old enough to be in there, and I start going into their special temp controlled wine area with all the nice wines. Probably looking to them like I might steal something lol. I love when they come up to me asking if they can help me, really just wondering why I’m there and we get to talking. I’m saying things or asking questions about wine in their store they can’t answer or respond to.[only if they are being jerks.] I’m sure Steve loved that assumed misconception people gave him as well, and obviously he knew way more than me. Sounds like he had a wine collection that I don’t even dare dream about too. Sounds like a great guy. r.i.p. Steve

  • John J.

    I’m sure Steve was used to those looks when he went into a wine store dressed that way. I get ones I’m sure are similar when they see me come in outside of my work clothes. Dressed in a t-shirt and sneakers, probably looking to them like I may not be old enough to be in there, and I start going into their special temp controlled wine area with all the nice wines. Probably looking to them like I might steal something lol. I love when they come up to me asking if they can help me, really just wondering why I’m there and we get to talking. I’m saying things or asking questions about wine in their store they can’t answer or respond to.[only if they are being jerks.] I’m sure Steve loved that assumed misconception people gave him as well, and obviously he knew way more than me. Sounds like he had a wine collection that I don’t even dare dream about too. Sounds like a great guy. r.i.p. Steve

  • corkscrew

    Good tribute Gary, sounds like he was a cool guy, loved his hot dogs and Krisbie Kremes and good wine http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Wow what an episode!!!

    I recently tried the 2003 Mousas and it is showing quite beautifully and a steal! great show GV!

  • http://www.discoveryofwine.com Alexandre Savoie

    Good to see you pay tribute to an apparent icon of the US wine industry.

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