EP 173 A Gewurtztraminer Tasting

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Even though he’s still on vacation, here’s another new episode. Gary again tries a wine that he’s been dying to try on WLTV.

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  • Wil Neverspit

    QOTD: I tried a Riesling ‘Spatlesse’ for the first time after your Riesling ep. I’ve had a ‘Kabinett’ or two, but this was my first SHPAYT-LAYZH-UH.

    Nice “over-the-top” dump during the sign-off.
    You’re getting “loopy”.
    I hope you’re enjoying your VAY-KAY-SHUN.

    CHEF… (Comments 11, 25, 31)
    in your humorous quote at the end of each of your comments…
    it’s, “…what you’re making for dinner…”
    not, “…what your making for dinner…”

    I’d let it go if I didn’t see it 3 times every day.

  • Wil Neverspit

    QOTD: I tried a Riesling ‘Spatlesse’ for the first time after your Riesling ep. I’ve had a ‘Kabinett’ or two, but this was my first SHPAYT-LAYZH-UH.

    Nice “over-the-top” dump during the sign-off.
    You’re getting “loopy”.
    I hope you’re enjoying your VAY-KAY-SHUN.

    CHEF… (Comments 11, 25, 31)
    in your humorous quote at the end of each of your comments…
    it’s, “…what you’re making for dinner…”
    not, “…what your making for dinner…”

    I’d let it go if I didn’t see it 3 times every day.

  • bugbirdfishboy

    Last week I tried a “wine” from Spain that is made from oranges. My friend brought it back. It isn’t exported. Not surprisingly it tasted like sugared orange peel, but without the bitter aftertaste.

  • bugbirdfishboy

    Last week I tried a “wine” from Spain that is made from oranges. My friend brought it back. It isn’t exported. Not surprisingly it tasted like sugared orange peel, but without the bitter aftertaste.

  • GeneV

    The only thing disappointing about the review of this wine is the price. Alsace produces excellent Gewürztraminer for less money. The Albert Mann tasted on a previous episode is a great example, as we enjoyed it with Thai food last night.

  • GeneV

    The only thing disappointing about the review of this wine is the price. Alsace produces excellent Gewürztraminer for less money. The Albert Mann tasted on a previous episode is a great example, as we enjoyed it with Thai food last night.

  • Shotgun

    QOD– Last 20 days or so… hmmm…. It would have to be the 2005 Burge Family Barossa Semillon (purchased from WL, BTW). Wow. I have had several Hunter Valley Semillons, which seem to differ in style, being more austere and less ostensibly fruity. But the Burge is full of tropical fruits but matched with wonderful acidity. It is a stellar wine. I highly recommend the Aussie Semillons to all Vayniacs– and if you can get your hands on an aged Hunter Valley sem, like from Tyrrells or Mount Pleasant, you will be in for a treat– they turn from the crisp citrusy sort of young wine into a beautiful mouthful of honeyed toast with 10-15 years of bottle age.

  • Shotgun

    QOD– Last 20 days or so… hmmm…. It would have to be the 2005 Burge Family Barossa Semillon (purchased from WL, BTW). Wow. I have had several Hunter Valley Semillons, which seem to differ in style, being more austere and less ostensibly fruity. But the Burge is full of tropical fruits but matched with wonderful acidity. It is a stellar wine. I highly recommend the Aussie Semillons to all Vayniacs– and if you can get your hands on an aged Hunter Valley sem, like from Tyrrells or Mount Pleasant, you will be in for a treat– they turn from the crisp citrusy sort of young wine into a beautiful mouthful of honeyed toast with 10-15 years of bottle age.

  • LordofBrews

    I recently tried the Von Hovel Kabinett Riesling you had tasted in your show. I too had the impression that Rieslings were sweet dessert wines that I really wasn’t interested in. All i can say is WOW! I loved it. Now on to Gewürztraminer. Mu uncle had the Trimbach version of this wine at a dinner a few years back and I really loved the wine. I’m looking forward to trying this one however I too am a little turned off buy the price……

  • LordofBrews

    I recently tried the Von Hovel Kabinett Riesling you had tasted in your show. I too had the impression that Rieslings were sweet dessert wines that I really wasn’t interested in. All i can say is WOW! I loved it. Now on to Gewürztraminer. Mu uncle had the Trimbach version of this wine at a dinner a few years back and I really loved the wine. I’m looking forward to trying this one however I too am a little turned off buy the price……

  • Riezin

    QOTD – I had a Bourgogne Passetoutgrain. Pretty sure that’s a pinot-gamay blend. Was an 04 by Robert Groffier. Really enjoyed it. Brought in by M Skurnick whose wines I tend to like. Good way to drink burgundy without spending burgundy.

  • Riezin

    QOTD – I had a Bourgogne Passetoutgrain. Pretty sure that’s a pinot-gamay blend. Was an 04 by Robert Groffier. Really enjoyed it. Brought in by M Skurnick whose wines I tend to like. Good way to drink burgundy without spending burgundy.

  • JayZee

    QOD: In the last couple of weeks I have tried for the first time an Arneis, a Torrontes, and a red Douro wine – Meandro – that was UNbelievable. Thanks, Gary.

  • JayZee

    QOD: In the last couple of weeks I have tried for the first time an Arneis, a Torrontes, and a red Douro wine – Meandro – that was UNbelievable. Thanks, Gary.

  • http://vinnylistek.com/ Jtk

    QOTD: I tend to get stuck in my wine ruts so to speak. Just drinking the varieties i know i like. So sadly i have not tried anything new in a while. But the last new wine i tried was Olive Gardens House Red. Not bad, and you can’t go wrong with the $30 per magnum price tag. Keep up the good work. Cheers ~ Jtk

  • http://vinnylistek.com Jtk

    QOTD: I tend to get stuck in my wine ruts so to speak. Just drinking the varieties i know i like. So sadly i have not tried anything new in a while. But the last new wine i tried was Olive Gardens House Red. Not bad, and you can’t go wrong with the $30 per magnum price tag. Keep up the good work. Cheers ~ Jtk

  • pitek

    don’t you think most of torrontes taste like gewurtztraminer

  • pitek

    don’t you think most of torrontes taste like gewurtztraminer

  • John__J

    qotd: for me it was a vin jaune about a month ago, after looking and waiting quite a while to get 1.

    How about giving us a vin jaune episode Gary?

  • John J.

    qotd: for me it was a vin jaune about a month ago, after looking and waiting quite a while to get 1.

    How about giving us a vin jaune episode Gary?

  • debyi

    Spellbound Petite Syrah 2006, very good.

  • corkscrew

    Not a huge Riesling fan…looks like a Chard.. http://www.winelx.com

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