EP 155 Torrontes a Wine of Argentina.

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Torrontes is an up and coming grape from Argentina and today Gary focuses on this grape and adds his 2 cents. Please answer todays question of the day, it’s an interesting one.

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QOTD: George Washington

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  • BigMC

    That would be indestructible.

  • BigMC

    That would be indestructible.

  • Jack:)

    Ronnie.
    Definitly not Hillary.

  • Jack:)

    Ronnie.
    Definitly not Hillary.

  • TommyO

    Ronald Reagan. He came to speak at St. John’s the same week we were going to the final four … I got my 30 seconds of fame when I was interviewed by ABC news about the presidents visit and the final four … what a week … what a president … could use you in the oval office today …

  • TommyO

    Ronald Reagan. He came to speak at St. John’s the same week we were going to the final four … I got my 30 seconds of fame when I was interviewed by ABC news about the presidents visit and the final four … what a week … what a president … could use you in the oval office today …

  • joe

    Historically, Abe Licoln can’t be topped. How can Reagan top Lincoln??

    Recent history, “W” has me longing for the Peace and Prosperity of Clinton era. Clinton drank wine too!

  • joe

    Historically, Abe Licoln can’t be topped. How can Reagan top Lincoln??

    Recent history, “W” has me longing for the Peace and Prosperity of Clinton era. Clinton drank wine too!

  • David Canada

    Never had this varietal…can’t spell it either. Love the episode
    Favorite president……hmmmm. I’ll be conservative and say FDR but want to also maybe throw a little LBJ (very misunderstood and inherited JFK’s mess)

    Dave

  • David Canada

    Never had this varietal…can’t spell it either. Love the episode
    Favorite president……hmmmm. I’ll be conservative and say FDR but want to also maybe throw a little LBJ (very misunderstood and inherited JFK’s mess)

    Dave

  • Eric Opheim

    Interesting, I believe I have seen the varietal before, but haven’t yet tried it. Favorite President – can’t go wrong with the first, George Washington.

  • Eric Opheim

    Interesting, I believe I have seen the varietal before, but haven’t yet tried it. Favorite President – can’t go wrong with the first, George Washington.

  • Wil H

    I have seen 3 episodes now and I can’t wait for the next one. My wife watched this one with me. As a great cook, she appreciates it when you talk about food pairings… keep that up. I have been into Sauternes lately, but they can be a bit syrupy at times, like honey, so I definitely want to pick up the Santa Julia Tardio ’04.

    QOTD: Thomas Jefferson by a landslide. The founders of this country were absolutle geniuses and Jefferson was the most brilliant of all; a wine-loving architect, inventor, philosopher, writer, statesman! One of my favorite things about him (Lincoln and Clinton did this too…) was that he surrounded himself with people who didn’t always agree with him. Only through spirited debate, can the truth be fully understood. Those great men knew this, and were brave enough to allow opposing viewpoints to be voiced. It is a necessity. In our current political climate, it’s all about cronism and backhanded deals and massive financial gains for a select few. I didn’t see one vote for W (a.k.a. Chimpy McFlightsuit)in these comments. That proves that your audience posesses an intelligence of which Thomas Jefferson would be proud.

    Keep rolling Gary!

    Sadly for the Jets, it’s the Chargers who will take it all, so break out the Edge gel and the razor!

  • Wil H

    I have seen 3 episodes now and I can’t wait for the next one. My wife watched this one with me. As a great cook, she appreciates it when you talk about food pairings… keep that up. I have been into Sauternes lately, but they can be a bit syrupy at times, like honey, so I definitely want to pick up the Santa Julia Tardio ’04.

    QOTD: Thomas Jefferson by a landslide. The founders of this country were absolutle geniuses and Jefferson was the most brilliant of all; a wine-loving architect, inventor, philosopher, writer, statesman! One of my favorite things about him (Lincoln and Clinton did this too…) was that he surrounded himself with people who didn’t always agree with him. Only through spirited debate, can the truth be fully understood. Those great men knew this, and were brave enough to allow opposing viewpoints to be voiced. It is a necessity. In our current political climate, it’s all about cronism and backhanded deals and massive financial gains for a select few. I didn’t see one vote for W (a.k.a. Chimpy McFlightsuit)in these comments. That proves that your audience posesses an intelligence of which Thomas Jefferson would be proud.

    Keep rolling Gary!

    Sadly for the Jets, it’s the Chargers who will take it all, so break out the Edge gel and the razor!

  • Adolfo Orendain

    I was very surprised. First with the Wine Library TV concept and then with your tasting of Torrontes. It was the first wine i bought after a wine tasting, and now a days i believe that was because i was a 1st timer… Didn’t you smell the rose??? Torrontes normally has more flowers than a bouquet, it’s huge. We actually make fun of the guy that imported them to mexico in the first place. Never sold them. Anyway, congratulations on the concept and i WILL be a Vayniac from now on. Promised.

  • Adolfo Orendain

    I was very surprised. First with the Wine Library TV concept and then with your tasting of Torrontes. It was the first wine i bought after a wine tasting, and now a days i believe that was because i was a 1st timer… Didn’t you smell the rose??? Torrontes normally has more flowers than a bouquet, it’s huge. We actually make fun of the guy that imported them to mexico in the first place. Never sold them. Anyway, congratulations on the concept and i WILL be a Vayniac from now on. Promised.

  • http://vinnylistek.com/ Nice Shot

    Gary great episode. Reading some of the comments I’m thinking that some of your viewers are not living stateside. QOTD: Definitely REAGAN. Regarding JFK. If he was Alive today, he’d be republican. Cheers ~ Jtk

  • http://vinnylistek.com Nice Shot

    Gary great episode. Reading some of the comments I’m thinking that some of your viewers are not living stateside. QOTD: Definitely REAGAN. Regarding JFK. If he was Alive today, he’d be republican. Cheers ~ Jtk

  • adolfo

    torrontes is a grape used in galicia spain usually mixed with other grapes in the ribeiro DO
    great site and i love the fact that you dont do the usual boring wines seen everywhere
    happy new year
    adolfo

  • adolfo

    torrontes is a grape used in galicia spain usually mixed with other grapes in the ribeiro DO
    great site and i love the fact that you dont do the usual boring wines seen everywhere
    happy new year
    adolfo

  • Alco Holland

    Qotd: Favorite president would be Warren Harding of Teapot Dome fame. He allegedly was a bootlegger during prohibition (as president) who quipped as prohibition was passed “See what happens when you let women vote.”

  • Alco Holland

    Qotd: Favorite president would be Warren Harding of Teapot Dome fame. He allegedly was a bootlegger during prohibition (as president) who quipped as prohibition was passed “See what happens when you let women vote.”

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  • JayZee

    OK, I have to admit that I not only haven’t HAD any Torrontes, I hadn’t even heard of it. I’ll have to add that to my list of “Things to try”.

    QOD: Historically speaking, Abraham Lincoln. In my lifetime, Ronald Reagan. I think that the historical impact that each has had are enormous.

  • JayZee

    OK, I have to admit that I not only haven’t HAD any Torrontes, I hadn’t even heard of it. I’ll have to add that to my list of “Things to try”.

    QOD: Historically speaking, Abraham Lincoln. In my lifetime, Ronald Reagan. I think that the historical impact that each has had are enormous.

  • JOEYdaMUSH

    CLINTON

  • JOEYdaMUSH

    CLINTON

  • GeneV

    Torrontes does sound interesting for Asian food.

    QOD: Washington (I just read 1776, and the man was far more awesome than I thought.)
    Others in top 5: Lincoln, F.D. Roosevelt, T. Roosevelt, Jefferson.

    Honestly, whatever your politics, how can you list Reagan or Clinton? Both said whatever they thought the public wanted to hear to get elected. Neither held the country together in a life-threatening crisis like Lincoln or FDR, and neither took truly courageous or novel positions like Teddy Roosevelt or Jefferson. I’ll partially answer my own question by noting that the question really was “favorite” rather than “best.”

  • GeneV

    Torrontes does sound interesting for Asian food.

    QOD: Washington (I just read 1776, and the man was far more awesome than I thought.)
    Others in top 5: Lincoln, F.D. Roosevelt, T. Roosevelt, Jefferson.

    Honestly, whatever your politics, how can you list Reagan or Clinton? Both said whatever they thought the public wanted to hear to get elected. Neither held the country together in a life-threatening crisis like Lincoln or FDR, and neither took truly courageous or novel positions like Teddy Roosevelt or Jefferson. I’ll partially answer my own question by noting that the question really was “favorite” rather than “best.”

  • ChadD.

    I’ve had a couple of bottles of Amaicha Torrontes and it does pair well with asian and indian food. My wife who is not a huge white wine person likes it as well.
    QOTD FDR

  • ChadD.

    I’ve had a couple of bottles of Amaicha Torrontes and it does pair well with asian and indian food. My wife who is not a huge white wine person likes it as well.
    QOTD FDR

  • ChuckW

    The Economist – Ronald Reagan

  • ChuckW

    The Economist – Ronald Reagan

  • boyd

    Haven’t really liked a president in my lifetime. Would have to say Jefferson or Lincoln based on study.

    Is not GWB an answer?

  • boyd

    Haven’t really liked a president in my lifetime. Would have to say Jefferson or Lincoln based on study.

    Is not GWB an answer?

  • Cato

    Just as Caesar August was viewed as the second founder of Rome after Romulus, Ronald Reagan seems to me to be the second founder of the American Republic after George Washington. He was sincerely committed to restoring the founding principles of our nation, and he communicated those ideals with eloquence and cogency.

  • Cato

    Just as Caesar August was viewed as the second founder of Rome after Romulus, Ronald Reagan seems to me to be the second founder of the American Republic after George Washington. He was sincerely committed to restoring the founding principles of our nation, and he communicated those ideals with eloquence and cogency.

  • http://www.youngwinosofla.com/ Jesse Porter

    Ohhhhhhh……… bama!

  • http://www.youngwinosofla.com Jesse Porter

    Ohhhhhhh……… bama!

  • John__J

    qotd Jefferson, and he loved wine.

    Love that you did a torrontes episode. Great that your doing shows where your helping to expose some of the lesser known quality wines out there. Makes me wonder when we’ll get to see a vin jaune episode

  • John J.

    qotd Jefferson, and he loved wine.

    Love that you did a torrontes episode. Great that your doing shows where your helping to expose some of the lesser known quality wines out there. Makes me wonder when we’ll get to see a vin jaune episode

  • Pat B

    I read about you in today’s San Diego Tribune. I decided to Google Argentina white wines to find Torrontas and there was your video. What a coincidence. Enjoyed it!

  • http://AOL Pat B

    I read about you in today’s San Diego Tribune. I decided to Google Argentina white wines to find Torrontas and there was your video. What a coincidence. Enjoyed it!

  • http://twitter.com/imapisces Joanne Tardio Engel

    Enjoyed your commentary. Will definitely be trying the Tardio.

  • corkscrew

    Have not tried Torrontes..I think, have been trying some Spainish whites recently. QOTD-Ronald Reagan. The classic, “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.”
    http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Ronald Reagan all the way. Good show GV.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: George Washington

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