EP 88 Gary answers a lot of wine questions!

Wines tasted in this episode:

Today Gary goes to town and answers many of the questions that have been asked of him. Gary also tastes one of the finest California Zinfandels he has ever come across! Todays episode ends with a serious question that everyone has to answer!

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Alexandre Savoie

In Montreal Europea is definitly THE restaurant although quite espensive.
Good tip indeed on the tastings, just went to one 2 days ago and having preselected my spots definitely helped.

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  • mjen

    Gary,

    Silks in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel San Francisco. Not only because I work there. The food is absolutely amazing. Stop by if you are ever in SF.

  • mjen

    Gary,

    Silks in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel San Francisco. Not only because I work there. The food is absolutely amazing. Stop by if you are ever in SF.

  • Richard Wolf

    Gary, I enjoy your show–but please give a due to the this Giant fan from Missouri and get a picture saying Giants( after all-Jets play in Giants Stadium) with spitt bucket on the right–ps just tried a gaja & ray–any comments to where it fits in your pantheon? I felt like it was the wine from heaven——-Rick Wolf

  • Richard Wolf

    Gary, I enjoy your show–but please give a due to the this Giant fan from Missouri and get a picture saying Giants( after all-Jets play in Giants Stadium) with spitt bucket on the right–ps just tried a gaja & ray–any comments to where it fits in your pantheon? I felt like it was the wine from heaven——-Rick Wolf

  • thomas korent

    Lift, in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Amazing Bison!

  • thomas korent

    Lift, in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Amazing Bison!

  • Bob Cordosi

    Restaurants:

    Bobbywood & Todd Jurich’s Bistro in Norfolk, Va. Also Zinc in Virignia Beach. All have outsanding food and award winning wine cellars. Email me. We’ll go. Heck, Me and the wife would hit all three with ya.

  • Bob Cordosi

    Restaurants:

    Bobbywood & Todd Jurich’s Bistro in Norfolk, Va. Also Zinc in Virignia Beach. All have outsanding food and award winning wine cellars. Email me. We’ll go. Heck, Me and the wife would hit all three with ya.

  • http://yandleblog.blogspot.com/ Danny Hope

    I was interested to see what you had to say about the 100 point wine but (although, under the movie it says:

    Wines tasted in this episode:
    * 2003 Ridge Independence School Zinfandel
    * 1999 Dal Forno Amarone

    You only mention one wine.

    What am I missing? I’m sure it’s something obviousâ??it’s 1am here in the UK and I’m tired and I need to go home.

  • http://yandleblog.blogspot.com Danny Hope

    I was interested to see what you had to say about the 100 point wine but (although, under the movie it says:

    Wines tasted in this episode:
    * 2003 Ridge Independence School Zinfandel
    * 1999 Dal Forno Amarone

    You only mention one wine.

    What am I missing? I’m sure it’s something obviousâ??it’s 1am here in the UK and I’m tired and I need to go home.

  • acrobaticfish

    QOTD: Going to have to go with three. Tartine Bakery, Pizzeria Delfina, and Delfina all on the same ridiculous block in San Francisco.

    http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/travel/28Bite.html?em&ex=1170219600&en=2c1363eecdd7f73c&ei=5087

  • acrobaticfish

    QOTD: Going to have to go with three. Tartine Bakery, Pizzeria Delfina, and Delfina all on the same ridiculous block in San Francisco.

    http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/travel/28Bite.html?em&ex=1170219600&en=2c1363eecdd7f73c&ei=5087

  • http://irgeek.net/ Pablo

    Did you ever do an episode on apartment wine cellaring? I’d be very interested in that episode since I don’t have a house =)

    QOTD: It’s a toss up between two restaurants here in Phoenix. Oregano’s, which is a slightly chainy Italian restaurant who’s motto is ‘Bigger is Better’ =) The second would be Fate which is this tiny little Thai restaurant in the downtown Phoenix art district. It is also an art gallery which is very cool.

  • http://irgeek.net Pablo

    Did you ever do an episode on apartment wine cellaring? I’d be very interested in that episode since I don’t have a house =)

    QOTD: It’s a toss up between two restaurants here in Phoenix. Oregano’s, which is a slightly chainy Italian restaurant who’s motto is ‘Bigger is Better’ =) The second would be Fate which is this tiny little Thai restaurant in the downtown Phoenix art district. It is also an art gallery which is very cool.

  • jen kawanari

    hi gary,

    i was wondering what are these asian spices that are in these wines? i’m asian and i don’t know what that means. i really enjoy your show btw, i’ve never really been interested in wine. but now my girlfriend and friends do little wine tastings while watching your show. thanks! :)

  • jen kawanari

    hi gary,

    i was wondering what are these asian spices that are in these wines? i’m asian and i don’t know what that means. i really enjoy your show btw, i’ve never really been interested in wine. but now my girlfriend and friends do little wine tastings while watching your show. thanks! :)

  • David Canada

    Love it when you do the q&a episodes
    QOTD – The Old Prune in Stratford Ontario. Here is the website http://www.oldprune.on.ca
    It is my fav in southen Ontario. If you come, dinner is on me.

  • David Canada

    Love it when you do the q&a episodes
    QOTD – The Old Prune in Stratford Ontario. Here is the website http://www.oldprune.on.ca
    It is my fav in southen Ontario. If you come, dinner is on me.

  • soyhead

    Evan T wrote … (from the original comments)

    “Since I am writing, here is a suggested sign off for you (QOD from days gone by). Just throw a cork at the lens. Weâ??ll see what kind of aim you have, Jets fan.”

    I think this is the first suggestion of this kind. Be sure Evan T gets some props.

  • soyhead

    Evan T wrote … (from the original comments)

    “Since I am writing, here is a suggested sign off for you (QOD from days gone by). Just throw a cork at the lens. Weâ??ll see what kind of aim you have, Jets fan.”

    I think this is the first suggestion of this kind. Be sure Evan T gets some props.

  • Alos Diallo

    I thought that this was a great episode because you can learn sooo much from the questions that were answered, such as the cab franc with tomato dishes! Thanks Gary!

  • Alos Diallo

    I thought that this was a great episode because you can learn sooo much from the questions that were answered, such as the cab franc with tomato dishes! Thanks Gary!

  • http://winemad.net/ winemad

    Favorite restaurant: Rats, Hamilton NJ

  • http://winemad.net/ winemad

    Favorite restaurant: Rats, Hamilton NJ

  • thefanjestic

    That was a lot of good questions and a lot of good answers.

    Gary does finally taste the Opus 1 on his brother 21st birthday episode – but I’m not sure if he tasted prior to that.

  • thefanjestic

    That was a lot of good questions and a lot of good answers.

    Gary does finally taste the Opus 1 on his brother 21st birthday episode – but I’m not sure if he tasted prior to that.

  • http://www.trocard.fr/pages/accueil.php Kristen

    QOTD: Bravo Bravo in Mystic, CT is very good. I liked the Sakonnet Fish Company in Portsmouth, RI, but it is now defunct. :(

  • http://www.trocard.fr/pages/accueil.php Kristen

    QOTD: Bravo Bravo in Mystic, CT is very good. I liked the Sakonnet Fish Company in Portsmouth, RI, but it is now defunct. :(

  • Logan

    Hi Gary, you guilted me with the “must post” bit.

    I’m a New Hampshire boy currently living in Tokyo, Japan, and, as you may have heard, Tokyo was recently rated by Michelin as the world’s #1 city for gourmet. Not that I choose to frequent (not could afford to) starred restaurants, and of course its great to enjoy the indigenous cuisine here, but Tokyo has some amazing foreign restaurants.

    My favorite Italian restaurant is Evo in Ebisu, Tokyo, near downtown. I love it, and I’m used to awesome Italian in Boston’s North End, so I was really impressed by this restaurant here. Evo is authentic (not that I’ve been to Italy), cozy and warm, with knowledgeable staff (both Italian and Japanese), an awesome stone furnace where they cook the best pizza I’ve had in Tokyo, an open patio when it’s warm… Really a great place.

    I also enjoyed Greco di Tufo (only 4,000 yen on the wine list) for the first time here, at the recommendation of the young female sommelier, and I’m rarely a white wine kinda guy.

    Anyway, if you’re ever in Tokyo for just a short time I recommend you focus on eating the best Japanese food you can (and there’s so much more than sushi in this city’s 80,000 eating establishments), but Evo is a great place that I’d bring anyone.

  • Logan

    Hi Gary, you guilted me with the “must post” bit.

    I’m a New Hampshire boy currently living in Tokyo, Japan, and, as you may have heard, Tokyo was recently rated by Michelin as the world’s #1 city for gourmet. Not that I choose to frequent (not could afford to) starred restaurants, and of course its great to enjoy the indigenous cuisine here, but Tokyo has some amazing foreign restaurants.

    My favorite Italian restaurant is Evo in Ebisu, Tokyo, near downtown. I love it, and I’m used to awesome Italian in Boston’s North End, so I was really impressed by this restaurant here. Evo is authentic (not that I’ve been to Italy), cozy and warm, with knowledgeable staff (both Italian and Japanese), an awesome stone furnace where they cook the best pizza I’ve had in Tokyo, an open patio when it’s warm… Really a great place.

    I also enjoyed Greco di Tufo (only 4,000 yen on the wine list) for the first time here, at the recommendation of the young female sommelier, and I’m rarely a white wine kinda guy.

    Anyway, if you’re ever in Tokyo for just a short time I recommend you focus on eating the best Japanese food you can (and there’s so much more than sushi in this city’s 80,000 eating establishments), but Evo is a great place that I’d bring anyone.

  • John__J

    Great episode Gary, love that you wanna more question and comments. Mine is will you ever do an episode on vin jaune’s, and you do so many tastings how about one on the different charbono’s in California?

  • John J.

    Great episode Gary, love that you wanna more question and comments. Mine is will you ever do an episode on vin jaune’s, and you do so many tastings how about one on the different charbono’s in California?

  • corkscrew

    Ridge makes very good Zin, great Monte Bello Chard and Cab, beautiful vineyard location on top of the mountain or ridge where its gets its name from, had some the best wine and cheese pairing there a few yrs back. QOTD-in NJ, The Frog and The Peach, in NYC, Blue Water Grill, in Philly, Capital Grill. http://www.winelx.com

  • NY Pete

    can you send me this spreadsheet?
    gee, weren’t you Chris Stan last week?
    LLtD

  • Anonymous

    10,000 unique views and only 100 comments equals only 1%!!! That is sad. Come on Vayniacs!

    DUDE! the answer to the question about Grand Tastings was awesome! i go to big tastings all the time….. with that said i still get sucked into tasting the big boys and then i am done and don’t get into tasting the new boys on the block. In the past year i have used a new approach with much success…. i go and try the wines that have intrigued me, then i will taste this big dogs if i am up for it!

    Thanks for the note on the Leoville Las Case! With that said i know my cellar-ed Mag will go for 20+ so i figure i will hold it till my 50th birthday!

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

    In Montreal Europea is definitly THE restaurant although quite espensive.
    Good tip indeed on the tastings, just went to one 2 days ago and having preselected my spots definitely helped.

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