EP 94 Diamonds in the Rough.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Today Gary tastes and reviews four diamonds in the rough. These are wines that Gary has enjoyed and wants to share with you. Watch to see why Gary thinks these are diamonds in the rough. A new QOD too!

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Alexandre Savoie

Gi Joe once again, I couldn’t get enough of that stuff

Tags: red wines, review, sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Video, white wines, wine, wines

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  • Nicholas

    Most of the “best 100” cartoon lists I’ve seen have Simpsons as #1, but as a social scientist, I must admit the survey sampling techniques can hardly be trusted.

  • Marc Mc

    Speed Racer all the way. I have two cells hanging in my office, Speed and RacerX.

  • Marc Mc

    Speed Racer all the way. I have two cells hanging in my office, Speed and RacerX.

  • Roger

    Gary,

    I bought a case of the 2005 Elk Cove Pinot Gris simply because I love their Pinot Noir. I am drinking a lot of Sauvignon Blanc these days. Anything to avoid the oak and butter! Well, this Pinot Gris was a real find. Very interesting. I give it a 90 at 16 bones. Give it a try. Let me know what you think.

    Roger

  • Roger

    Gary,

    I bought a case of the 2005 Elk Cove Pinot Gris simply because I love their Pinot Noir. I am drinking a lot of Sauvignon Blanc these days. Anything to avoid the oak and butter! Well, this Pinot Gris was a real find. Very interesting. I give it a 90 at 16 bones. Give it a try. Let me know what you think.

    Roger

  • John

    Gary,

    Great performance, great information. Keep it up and THANKS for all your hard work!

  • John

    Gary,

    Great performance, great information. Keep it up and THANKS for all your hard work!

  • http://www.nancy.cc/ nancy

    My top 5 cartoons:

    1. South Park
    2. Simpsons
    2. Danger Mouse
    3. ThunderCats
    4. TMNT

  • http://www.nancy.cc/ nancy

    My top 5 cartoons:

    1. South Park
    2. Simpsons
    2. Danger Mouse
    3. ThunderCats
    4. TMNT

  • http://www.methenys.com/ MikeMe

    Back in the early days – Johnny Quest and Warner Bros with many others already mentioned, thanks for the memories to those above.
    Now – Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Family Guy

  • http://www.methenys.com MikeMe

    Back in the early days – Johnny Quest and Warner Bros with many others already mentioned, thanks for the memories to those above.
    Now – Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Family Guy

  • GOL

    Pronunciation – First off, I’m a little hesitant because Stephane does a have an accent aigu over the first “e” in his name, and the reason JayM may think the “c” is silent is because he might be Canadian. but I AM 100% POSITIVE that “Blanc” has a hard c… taught French in college and lived in france for 1 yr… on the same topic, “terroir” should be pronounced to rhyme with “noir” as in “pinot noir” and “Loire” (where I lived in france)… say the “r”… “terroir” and “noir” do not rhyme with the french word for king, “roi”, or “bois” as in “Clos du Bois”… if anyone doubts any of this post your email and I will contact you, and because I am posting this one day late I will bring this up on a future episode

    QOD – No shout-outs for Underdog? “Speed of lightning, roar of thunder…”! Plus the show had Tennessee Tuxedo sandwiched between Underdog episodes. Rocky and Bullwinkle and Justice League merit honorable mention

    GV, goes without mention, another solid ep… Yankees-like consistency (alas, my poor White Sox)

  • GOL

    Pronunciation – First off, I’m a little hesitant because Stephane does a have an accent aigu over the first “e” in his name, and the reason JayM may think the “c” is silent is because he might be Canadian. but I AM 100% POSITIVE that “Blanc” has a hard c… taught French in college and lived in france for 1 yr… on the same topic, “terroir” should be pronounced to rhyme with “noir” as in “pinot noir” and “Loire” (where I lived in france)… say the “r”… “terroir” and “noir” do not rhyme with the french word for king, “roi”, or “bois” as in “Clos du Bois”… if anyone doubts any of this post your email and I will contact you, and because I am posting this one day late I will bring this up on a future episode

    QOD – No shout-outs for Underdog? “Speed of lightning, roar of thunder…”! Plus the show had Tennessee Tuxedo sandwiched between Underdog episodes. Rocky and Bullwinkle and Justice League merit honorable mention

    GV, goes without mention, another solid ep… Yankees-like consistency (alas, my poor White Sox)

  • Arnold

    Ren and Stimpy

  • Arnold

    Ren and Stimpy

  • TimF

    GOL – I thought the same thing as you then I looked up a website that had actual French pronunciations that you can listen to. Blanc has no ‘c’ pronounced. It ends in a very nasally ‘n’ — sounds kind of like ‘blahwn’. It makes sense based upon the 7 years of French I took at various times during my life (I stil can’t speak it worth a darn).

  • TimF

    GOL – I thought the same thing as you then I looked up a website that had actual French pronunciations that you can listen to. Blanc has no ‘c’ pronounced. It ends in a very nasally ‘n’ — sounds kind of like ‘blahwn’. It makes sense based upon the 7 years of French I took at various times during my life (I stil can’t speak it worth a darn).

  • Rob B

    Gary,
    Great stuff…Best Cartoon Ever…Scooby Doo….then Hong Kong Fuey…loved the cat

  • Rob B

    Gary,
    Great stuff…Best Cartoon Ever…Scooby Doo….then Hong Kong Fuey…loved the cat

  • Susan

    GARY!
    BOY AM I SLOW!!!!
    I just noticed the TING bottle in this episode.
    Before you think I am toooooo dumb!
    They have restyled their bottles since I lived there sooooo – there is my excuse.
    Really the bottle is shorter and a lighter green and new logo on the bottle.
    THANKS GARY!

  • Susan

    GARY!
    BOY AM I SLOW!!!!
    I just noticed the TING bottle in this episode.
    Before you think I am toooooo dumb!
    They have restyled their bottles since I lived there sooooo – there is my excuse.
    Really the bottle is shorter and a lighter green and new logo on the bottle.
    THANKS GARY!

  • GOL

    TimF – With you on the french pronunciation of Blanc now… wow, jogged the memory, guess I’ve been listening to too many Americans. Still, I wonder if by now it is too late to change American’s pronunciation (in fact, found a wine website that claimed “Sauvignon Blanc” was pronounced “blanhk”) and if we have Americanized a foreign word such that we no longer need say the correct and native way.

  • GOL

    TimF – With you on the french pronunciation of Blanc now… wow, jogged the memory, guess I’ve been listening to too many Americans. Still, I wonder if by now it is too late to change American’s pronunciation (in fact, found a wine website that claimed “Sauvignon Blanc” was pronounced “blanhk”) and if we have Americanized a foreign word such that we no longer need say the correct and native way.

  • Robert

    Gary, nice episode. Why are so concerned about your age and what people think of your experience? I haven’t seen many people describing wines with so much enthusiasm as you do. Besides, I think your impressions are more important that the wine score.

  • Robert

    Gary, nice episode. Why are so concerned about your age and what people think of your experience? I haven’t seen many people describing wines with so much enthusiasm as you do. Besides, I think your impressions are more important that the wine score.

  • Edward H

    Wine Spectator just ranked the 2004 Olson Ogden 93 points. Looks like Gary was right about his perdiction.

  • Edward H

    Wine Spectator just ranked the 2004 Olson Ogden 93 points. Looks like Gary was right about his perdiction.

  • http://www.stylegourmet.com/ Elliot Essman

    Favorite cartoon — I’m aging myself — Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger.

    Never heard of it? Google it!

  • http://www.stylegourmet.com Elliot Essman

    Favorite cartoon — I’m aging myself — Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger.

    Never heard of it? Google it!

  • Sam

    looney tunes without a doubt…

  • Sam

    looney tunes without a doubt…

  • Dave Canada

    QOTD – Gotta be a toss up between Thundercats and He-Man.

  • Dave Canada

    QOTD – Gotta be a toss up between Thundercats and He-Man.

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd – Family Guy now – but as a kid I was addicted to the Uncanny X-Men cartoon on Saturday mornings. Addicted!!

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd – Family Guy now – but as a kid I was addicted to the Uncanny X-Men cartoon on Saturday mornings. Addicted!!

  • TonyStro

    hey Gar, still archive-diving…

    tough choice between the one I loved as a midget – Herculoids (a mix of sci-fi & dinosaurs), and the one I used to race home from classes (and later, from work) to watch – the original X-men.

  • TonyStro

    hey Gar, still archive-diving…

    tough choice between the one I loved as a midget – Herculoids (a mix of sci-fi & dinosaurs), and the one I used to race home from classes (and later, from work) to watch – the original X-men.

  • John__J

    qotd: as a kid probably he-man, or g.i. joe.
    gotta request Gary, an episode I don’t think you’ve done that I’d like to see is one on vin jaune’s. Or a tasting on charbono’s.

  • John J.

    qotd: as a kid probably he-man, or g.i. joe.
    gotta request Gary, an episode I don’t think you’ve done that I’d like to see is one on vin jaune’s. Or a tasting on charbono’s.

  • dougiefresh

    I feel like such a stalker checking this out so early.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonburr Jason Burr

    QOTD: Growing up, it had to be Looney Tunes. Loved Foghorn Leghorn and Road Runner. Now, Family Guy is my must see.

    Gary, what is your opinion of 1998 Dominus. Found a bottle locally for $80. Is it a good buy?

  • corkscrew

    1st episode where the real Yay-ner-chuk comes out, I agree there is no right or wrong season to drink a certain varietal. Interesting wines, not had any of them. QOTD-speed racer, ninja turtles, X-Men http://www.winelx.com

  • Jrouss

    original justice league, looney toons, thundar the barbarian

  • supertrirunner

    Tranformers, Voltron, and the Thundercats!!! Snarf Snarf

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

    Gi Joe once again, I couldn’t get enough of that stuff

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