EP 130 Gary Hosts an Amazing Wine Maker

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Today Gary talks to the very special wine maker C. P. Lin. Sit back and enjoy Gary and C. P. Lin talk about wine and how he got started as a wine maker. We also have pictures that you sent in from the NYT ad. Have a great weekend everyone.

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Great Show! Awesome guest!

Tags: chardonnay, New Zealand, Pinot Noir, red wines, review, Video, white wines, wine, wines

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  • Capt M

    QOD: My favorite winery that comes to mind is Rusack (http://www.rusackvineyards.com/) It’s a boutique winery in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara region. I visited a number of the Santa Barbara wineries last year, sort of following the trail featured in Sideways, and at the end of the day, we had dinner at The Hitching Post. I loved Rusack. Their wines are outstanding, and their picnic area is just perfect and wonderful to sit down, enjoy wine, and life itself. Their Pinot Noir is truly delicious. Wish Gary tasted one of their wines one of this days. :-)

  • Susan

    QOD:
    Gary-
    you already know this one!
    Biltmore Estate Winery!
    They have several delicious wine tastings
    and have a large capacity soooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    you do NOT have to wait in line too long.
    They have food and
    gifts and
    a bistro right there at the winery soooooooooooooooooo
    what more could you want?
    You will taste their wines someday soon!
    :)

  • Susan

    QOD:
    Gary-
    you already know this one!
    Biltmore Estate Winery!
    They have several delicious wine tastings
    and have a large capacity soooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    you do NOT have to wait in line too long.
    They have food and
    gifts and
    a bistro right there at the winery soooooooooooooooooo
    what more could you want?
    You will taste their wines someday soon!
    :)

  • http://cdevroe.com/ Colin D. Devroe

    C.P. is the man! Fantastic show – really above board.

  • http://cdevroe.com/ Colin D. Devroe

    C.P. is the man! Fantastic show – really above board.

  • Tom T.

    Gary,

    Awesome episode. It is just another example of WLTV opening up my world to good wine. Please keep it coming!

    Tom

  • Tom T.

    Gary,

    Awesome episode. It is just another example of WLTV opening up my world to good wine. Please keep it coming!

    Tom

  • Joyce

    Met Gary at the store on Saturday. He is cute as a button! Love the sparkly brown eyes, infectious smile and dimples! He is much better looking in person than on the videos. Gary, got to improve the video lighting! Thanks for a very personable encounter, my family and I enjoyed meeting you!

    Joyce
    Cranford

  • Joyce

    Met Gary at the store on Saturday. He is cute as a button! Love the sparkly brown eyes, infectious smile and dimples! He is much better looking in person than on the videos. Gary, got to improve the video lighting! Thanks for a very personable encounter, my family and I enjoyed meeting you!

    Joyce
    Cranford

  • Capt M

    Gary, following the trend of some of the comments above, when I saw the Chardonnay with that amazing golden color, perhaps not to offend the wine maker, were you thinking “very oaky”? was it very oaky, of was it as good as you praised it just then?

  • Capt M

    Gary, following the trend of some of the comments above, when I saw the Chardonnay with that amazing golden color, perhaps not to offend the wine maker, were you thinking “very oaky”? was it very oaky, of was it as good as you praised it just then?

  • Little Lou

    GV,it’s Little Lou,lookin forward 2 the jets game. see u there

  • Little Lou

    GV,it’s Little Lou,lookin forward 2 the jets game. see u there

  • sherpa

    darlene
    CP came to NZ from Taiwan to become an engineer. He began in the wine business by export wine to east asian nations. then had his famous Monte Cristo moment at mountford
    Capt M
    Though The wine is oak aged it is by no means “oaky” not like typical california or aussie chards.
    The color is the result of aging and will continue to acquire a deeper golden hue as it gets olded

  • sherpa

    darlene
    CP came to NZ from Taiwan to become an engineer. He began in the wine business by export wine to east asian nations. then had his famous Monte Cristo moment at mountford
    Capt M
    Though The wine is oak aged it is by no means “oaky” not like typical california or aussie chards.
    The color is the result of aging and will continue to acquire a deeper golden hue as it gets olded

  • Nancy

    Long time WLTV fan, first ever post. Love this episode, can’t wait to try the Mountford chard when you have it in stock.

  • Nancy

    Long time WLTV fan, first ever post. Love this episode, can’t wait to try the Mountford chard when you have it in stock.

  • 97 Brunello

    Loved listening to CP. It is always nice to step outside of our boundaries and hear someone with worldly experience. i will try this Pinot. Sounds incredible.

  • 97 Brunello

    Loved listening to CP. It is always nice to step outside of our boundaries and hear someone with worldly experience. i will try this Pinot. Sounds incredible.

  • phig

    This sounds like some wine I would love to try, though the Pinot more than the Chard. Kistler is not my favorite. Actually, I think it kind of sucks. And not just because it is new word. The pinot on the other hand sounds very intriguing (though I would dispute the imposibility of finding “92 pt” burg for less than $100. There are many in the $50 range. That there is a lot of crap I will, once again, not deny. But do some research and it is there.
    That being said, C.P. Lin sounds like an interesting man and someone it would be interesting to speak with further, about wine, or about other things. Thanks for this very informative and entertaining episode. Nice to see you speaking to someone else. It shows you as someone who listens rather than only an entertainer (if you get what I mean). Adds depth to the character that is G.V. Thanks again for all the hard work.
    Cheers

  • phig

    This sounds like some wine I would love to try, though the Pinot more than the Chard. Kistler is not my favorite. Actually, I think it kind of sucks. And not just because it is new word. The pinot on the other hand sounds very intriguing (though I would dispute the imposibility of finding “92 pt” burg for less than $100. There are many in the $50 range. That there is a lot of crap I will, once again, not deny. But do some research and it is there.
    That being said, C.P. Lin sounds like an interesting man and someone it would be interesting to speak with further, about wine, or about other things. Thanks for this very informative and entertaining episode. Nice to see you speaking to someone else. It shows you as someone who listens rather than only an entertainer (if you get what I mean). Adds depth to the character that is G.V. Thanks again for all the hard work.
    Cheers

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

    CP is awesome…that’s what I have been waiting for. The different personalities brought to the show, the dynamics of it, just make for such a great time. What a wonderful gift CP has to be able to decipher what is and what isn’t wrong through the senses we are all desperatly trying to enhance. If I could ask him one thing it would be this…when and where do you realize that you had a gift for not only wine making, but the gift to be able to decipher the subtle nuances that make a great wine?

    Nice job on this one Gary…now you know I REALLY want more of these kinds of episodes.

    I have a HUGE request…howabout getting Mac Mcdonald from Vision Cellars on as a guest. I met him at Gourmet Au Bay in Bodega Bay last year and was so impressed with his wine knowledge…plus his trade mark overalls are great!

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

    CP is awesome…that’s what I have been waiting for. The different personalities brought to the show, the dynamics of it, just make for such a great time. What a wonderful gift CP has to be able to decipher what is and what isn’t wrong through the senses we are all desperatly trying to enhance. If I could ask him one thing it would be this…when and where do you realize that you had a gift for not only wine making, but the gift to be able to decipher the subtle nuances that make a great wine?

    Nice job on this one Gary…now you know I REALLY want more of these kinds of episodes.

    I have a HUGE request…howabout getting Mac Mcdonald from Vision Cellars on as a guest. I met him at Gourmet Au Bay in Bodega Bay last year and was so impressed with his wine knowledge…plus his trade mark overalls are great!

  • Alos Diallo

    This was the coolest episode ever! This guy was great to have on the show!

  • Alos Diallo

    This was the coolest episode ever! This guy was great to have on the show!

  • John__J

    Great guest Gary.
    Any chance of watching you do a tasting on the different charbono’s out there? One on vin jaune’s would be really awesome.

  • John J.

    Great guest Gary.
    Any chance of watching you do a tasting on the different charbono’s out there? One on vin jaune’s would be really awesome.

  • TampaSteve

    First ever. Have a great weekend all!!!

  • corkscrew

    C.P. is not exactly a ball of fire…I almost fell asleep with his monitone voice..classic I do not even know who the Jets are… http://www.winelx.com

  • Allan

    Stumbled across the gem of a show “right now”.

    Loved this soft spoken guest, you really hit it off. Only 64 comments. WTF!!! :)
    People are missing out.

  • Anonymous

    Great Show! Awesome guest!

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