EP 101 Cotes Du Rhone wine reviews.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Today Gary tastes through some of the biggest names in the wine world and has a lot of fun doing it. He also tackles some of the stuff going on in the comments section.

 

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Alexandre Savoie

The champauvins is a great value year in year out, certainly one of the best rhone wines for that price

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  • MaryS

    Anybody else getting plug-in errors when trying to watch WLTV. I watched episode 101 less than an hour ago and it was fine. I just went to watch another older one and all I get is errors. Now getting it on all episodes.

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

    Everything here is fine Mary…if it continues, I would go to quick time and re-install the plug in.

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    Everything here is fine Mary…if it continues, I would go to quick time and re-install the plug in.

  • Noah Rosenblum

    Gary,

    This weekend I’m planning on having one of my favorite Merlot wines from Napa valley, by the name of “Amizetta”, which I received yesterday from another site (non-winelibrary).

    Have you had a chance to taste it ? If so, what’s your thought of it ?

    Thanks

    Noah

  • http://N/A Noah Rosenblum

    Gary,

    This weekend I’m planning on having one of my favorite Merlot wines from Napa valley, by the name of “Amizetta”, which I received yesterday from another site (non-winelibrary).

    Have you had a chance to taste it ? If so, what’s your thought of it ?

    Thanks

    Noah

  • Matt L.

    Gary,

    I’m going for a recommendation you had in episode #5: 2 up Shiraz…the first WLTV recommendation I’ve really been able to find out west.

  • Matt L.

    Gary,

    I’m going for a recommendation you had in episode #5: 2 up Shiraz…the first WLTV recommendation I’ve really been able to find out west.

  • Denise

    Mahoney Pinot Noir. Wish I had a bottle of CDR, though. Looking forward to trying that Grand Veneur…CDP is my favorite. Thanks, Gary!

  • Denise

    Mahoney Pinot Noir. Wish I had a bottle of CDR, though. Looking forward to trying that Grand Veneur…CDP is my favorite. Thanks, Gary!

  • DaveL

    Late post, but I had some Saranac Golden Pilsner. I don’t drink wine every night.

    QUESTION: Is it a general rule for a bottle of red that the less expensive it is, the less aging it can handle?

    I remember hearing that the vast majority of wine purchased at WL is consumed immediately (well, within days or weeks….not right there in the parking lot). How do I know when it will hit its peak or start going bad? Bought some Lucky Country blend ($15?) and it went sour in about a year under pretty good storage conditions.

    RELATED QUESTION: Does a screw-top scream “Drink me now!” while a wax seal over the cork screams “You better put me away for a few years!” or not?

  • DaveL

    Late post, but I had some Saranac Golden Pilsner. I don’t drink wine every night.

    QUESTION: Is it a general rule for a bottle of red that the less expensive it is, the less aging it can handle?

    I remember hearing that the vast majority of wine purchased at WL is consumed immediately (well, within days or weeks….not right there in the parking lot). How do I know when it will hit its peak or start going bad? Bought some Lucky Country blend ($15?) and it went sour in about a year under pretty good storage conditions.

    RELATED QUESTION: Does a screw-top scream “Drink me now!” while a wax seal over the cork screams “You better put me away for a few years!” or not?

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

    DaveL…the people over at Rubicon say there is no way a bottle can age with a screw top on it…I think that is scientifically wrong…however, that is what they say.

    Gary?

    B

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

    DaveL…the people over at Rubicon say there is no way a bottle can age with a screw top on it…I think that is scientifically wrong…however, that is what they say.

    Gary?

    B

  • Paul from DC

    I was searching for reviews for the Arrocal 2004 and came across, on Google, your video on Best Values (or something like that). Your review matched mine, so WLTV got bookmarked. I like that you call em as you see em, and (strange but true) that you seem to have a good relationship with your Pop (ep 100).

    One idea, though I am sure it may be antithema to tho those who value their tastes senses… are there wines that reallyh go with good cigars, or is Marvin Shanken just blowing smoke? Trying to justify acouple of vices here.

    Drinking Arrocal with some Peccorino again tonight.

    Paul In Washington DC

  • Paul from DC

    I was searching for reviews for the Arrocal 2004 and came across, on Google, your video on Best Values (or something like that). Your review matched mine, so WLTV got bookmarked. I like that you call em as you see em, and (strange but true) that you seem to have a good relationship with your Pop (ep 100).

    One idea, though I am sure it may be antithema to tho those who value their tastes senses… are there wines that reallyh go with good cigars, or is Marvin Shanken just blowing smoke? Trying to justify acouple of vices here.

    Drinking Arrocal with some Peccorino again tonight.

    Paul In Washington DC

  • Vinacull

    A few days late commenting on this, but better late than lurker! Gary I rate this EP a 95, with admission of my love (bias) for Cotes du Rhone as some of the best vino value out there! You are back in fine form, and thanks very much for requesting viewer questions. I am a couple episodes behind in watching, but I hope you get back to addressing a couple/few viewer questions per episode. Brandon M’s question (#132) is a good one and I’d be interested to hear opinion(s). It seems that although air exchange through cork that normally aids aging process is ameliorated with screw top, that does not necessarily mean there is no aging whatsoever of the wine. QOTD: Drank a Little Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from WL on Friday. Gary that is a pretty damn good value! Drank a 2004 Mitolo GAM last night (also from WL). Bit young, but beautiful.

  • Vinacull

    A few days late commenting on this, but better late than lurker! Gary I rate this EP a 95, with admission of my love (bias) for Cotes du Rhone as some of the best vino value out there! You are back in fine form, and thanks very much for requesting viewer questions. I am a couple episodes behind in watching, but I hope you get back to addressing a couple/few viewer questions per episode. Brandon M’s question (#132) is a good one and I’d be interested to hear opinion(s). It seems that although air exchange through cork that normally aids aging process is ameliorated with screw top, that does not necessarily mean there is no aging whatsoever of the wine. QOTD: Drank a Little Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from WL on Friday. Gary that is a pretty damn good value! Drank a 2004 Mitolo GAM last night (also from WL). Bit young, but beautiful.

  • JayZee

    Catching up on a few episodes tonight. Nice episode on the Cote du Rhones. Always love value. Tonight we had a bottle of 2003 J. Bookwalter Merlot that we bought at the winery in June 2005. Excellent Washington State merlot.

  • JayZee

    Catching up on a few episodes tonight. Nice episode on the Cote du Rhones. Always love value. Tonight we had a bottle of 2003 J. Bookwalter Merlot that we bought at the winery in June 2005. Excellent Washington State merlot.

  • mikep

    Great episode Gary. Just started watching a couple of weeks ago can’t get enough. By the By You are funny and personable to boot. Have a great day.

  • mikep

    Great episode Gary. Just started watching a couple of weeks ago can’t get enough. By the By You are funny and personable to boot. Have a great day.

  • Susan

    Gary-
    I am BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have been taking care of my nephew full-time and not even been at home recently soooooooooooooo….
    Please do not be offended!
    THANK YOU FOR DISPLAYING ‘IT’S WINE – LET’S KEEP IT FUN’!!!!!!!!!
    I am glad someone noticed my ideas!!!!!

  • Susan

    Gary-
    I am BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have been taking care of my nephew full-time and not even been at home recently soooooooooooooo….
    Please do not be offended!
    THANK YOU FOR DISPLAYING ‘IT’S WINE – LET’S KEEP IT FUN’!!!!!!!!!
    I am glad someone noticed my ideas!!!!!

  • Dave Canada

    Just checked out Delicious days and it is pretty cool, thanks for the tip
    QOTD – 2001 Cuvaison Cabernet

  • Dave Canada

    Just checked out Delicious days and it is pretty cool, thanks for the tip
    QOTD – 2001 Cuvaison Cabernet

  • soyhead

    first usage of ‘vayniac’?

  • soyhead

    first usage of ‘vayniac’?

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  • thefanjestic

    Qotd: I love my family. nd right now my WLTV viewing partner miss Sophie Williams (6 months old on Friday)!

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd: I love my family. nd right now my WLTV viewing partner miss Sophie Williams (6 months old on Friday)!

  • Purple Tooth

    QOTD: 2006 Pillar Box Red Australia (I’m still playing “catch up” on the episodes)

  • Purple Tooth

    QOTD: 2006 Pillar Box Red Australia (I’m still playing “catch up” on the episodes)

  • John__J

    qotd: Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas blanc 2008
    you want questions? Will you do an episode on tasting different charbono,s?, and one on vin jaune’s?

  • John J.

    qotd: Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas blanc 2008
    you want questions? Will you do an episode on tasting different charbono,s?, and one on vin jaune’s?

  • John__J

    oh yeah I forgot, when you posted the label in the upper right hand corner for the E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone, you posted the label for a ROSE Cotes du Rhone, not a red.

  • John J.

    oh yeah I forgot, when you posted the label in the upper right hand corner for the E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone, you posted the label for a ROSE Cotes du Rhone, not a red.

  • corkscrew

    Love Cotes Du Rhone, great value. Kermit Lynch imports some good ones. Berringer Wine Zin.. right Gary. QOTD-Tuesdays is a no drinking night. http://www.winelx.com

  • Jrouss

    QOTD: 2007 Davenport pinot Noir

    Who do I like? Steelers baby, but the jets should have another damn good year.

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

    The champauvins is a great value year in year out, certainly one of the best rhone wines for that price

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