EP 193 Corvina Grape and Why Gary Vaynerchuk Loves It.

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Gary Vaynerchuk is a little late today but don’t worry and thank you for caring. Corvina is the grape that makes Amarone and Valpolicella sing, sit back and watch Gary sing about Corvina.

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Just recently had the Palazzo Della Torre-good wine. QOTD-$ http://www.winelx.com

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  • koenraad

    I want to be the lurker’s birdman

  • koenraad

    I want to be the lurker’s birdman

  • http://lleichtman.org/ Lawrence Leichtman

    Yeah pickles and bugs. Do know what bugs taste like as when I road a motorcycle many years ago the helmets had no face masks. Ate a lot of bugs that way. What seduces me, the standard answer is supposed to be your wife but while that is true wine is seductive in all of the different tastes and styles. I have several Amarones and Valpolicellas but none of these. While I knew about the Corvina isn’t the majority taste of Amarone Nebbiolo grape?

  • http://lleichtman.org Lawrence Leichtman

    Yeah pickles and bugs. Do know what bugs taste like as when I road a motorcycle many years ago the helmets had no face masks. Ate a lot of bugs that way. What seduces me, the standard answer is supposed to be your wife but while that is true wine is seductive in all of the different tastes and styles. I have several Amarones and Valpolicellas but none of these. While I knew about the Corvina isn’t the majority taste of Amarone Nebbiolo grape?

  • Jimmy Neutron

    Nice hair it looks like you stole Davy Jones’ wig. Seriously you had the 2002 Bussola Amarone in 1999? Did I hear that right?
    Finally QOTD: I really love the early 60’s vamp look. I don’t know what it is maybe it’s the big hair being a Jersey Boy.

    Just kidding-please don’t fire me.

  • Jimmy Neutron

    Nice hair it looks like you stole Davy Jones’ wig. Seriously you had the 2002 Bussola Amarone in 1999? Did I hear that right?
    Finally QOTD: I really love the early 60’s vamp look. I don’t know what it is maybe it’s the big hair being a Jersey Boy.

    Just kidding-please don’t fire me.

  • gnarlyoak

    Another great, hilarious episode Gary. How bout’ instead of not talking about color or saying “great color” describe the color in terms of the color wheel, and what the color is saying about the character and age of the wine. Just a thought… I also agree with LuckBecky about meeting some of the behind the scenes people. We love Erik! Sorry if it is spelled with a “C”.

    QOTD: Nakedness. ; ) I guess i’m a little loopy too.

    Cheers!

  • gnarlyoak

    Another great, hilarious episode Gary. How bout’ instead of not talking about color or saying “great color” describe the color in terms of the color wheel, and what the color is saying about the character and age of the wine. Just a thought… I also agree with LuckBecky about meeting some of the behind the scenes people. We love Erik! Sorry if it is spelled with a “C”.

    QOTD: Nakedness. ; ) I guess i’m a little loopy too.

    Cheers!

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com/ Like ’em Rounded and Aged

    Will be opening a Mag of 1964 La Mission for my wife’s birthday in May plus a 1964 Amarone. Will let you know how the Amarone turns out.

    You got me thinking about different wines/grapes.

    I’ve seen the Port episode. How about one explaining why Tawny Ports are so brutal as compared to Vintage Ports (or even non vintage ports like Fonseca’s Bin 27) and what makes them different?

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com Like ’em Rounded and Aged

    Will be opening a Mag of 1964 La Mission for my wife’s birthday in May plus a 1964 Amarone. Will let you know how the Amarone turns out.

    You got me thinking about different wines/grapes.

    I’ve seen the Port episode. How about one explaining why Tawny Ports are so brutal as compared to Vintage Ports (or even non vintage ports like Fonseca’s Bin 27) and what makes them different?

  • http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com/ cyrock1

    Lawrence Leichtman, to my knowledge Nebiolo is almost never seen outside of Piedmonte in Italy. It is also much heftier in the mouthfeel and much more tannic than Amarone.

  • http://www.crossroadswineandspirits.com cyrock1

    Lawrence Leichtman, to my knowledge Nebiolo is almost never seen outside of Piedmonte in Italy. It is also much heftier in the mouthfeel and much more tannic than Amarone.

  • TR

    Anyone wishing to throw away their Ch. Y’quem can give them to me. Interesting observation that the dessert wines seem to be graded on a curve. Even the 2nd or 3rd tier quality wines regularly are scored north of 90 points. Whereas tannic monster wines don’t seem to get much cred til they’re 20 or 30 years old then they’re upgraded to 96+. Perhaps reading between the lines Garys saying that wine critics like stock gurus/analysts are a bunch of numbnuts.

  • TR

    Anyone wishing to throw away their Ch. Y’quem can give them to me. Interesting observation that the dessert wines seem to be graded on a curve. Even the 2nd or 3rd tier quality wines regularly are scored north of 90 points. Whereas tannic monster wines don’t seem to get much cred til they’re 20 or 30 years old then they’re upgraded to 96+. Perhaps reading between the lines Garys saying that wine critics like stock gurus/analysts are a bunch of numbnuts.

  • JimVarney01

    Bad hair day? Great ep, I haven’t left a comment in a while… what’ the heck is wrong with me?!?

    LOVED THE 2 VAYNERCRACKS!!! INSECTS… !!CRACK!! HA I have a terrible habit of cracking my knuckles, and drinking wine, glad to see we’re kinda on the same page lol!

    QOTD: Black n White photos, great red vinos, and a long cool woman in a black dress (or skimpy undies)lol.

  • JimVarney01

    Bad hair day? Great ep, I haven’t left a comment in a while… what’ the heck is wrong with me?!?

    LOVED THE 2 VAYNERCRACKS!!! INSECTS… !!CRACK!! HA I have a terrible habit of cracking my knuckles, and drinking wine, glad to see we’re kinda on the same page lol!

    QOTD: Black n White photos, great red vinos, and a long cool woman in a black dress (or skimpy undies)lol.

  • Steve R.

    Thanks for the return of Italian varietals! I like Valpolicellas with food — I usually pick up a pleasant bitterness on the finish that gives them a clean taste. Anyway, I enjoyed the change of pace.

    QOTD: Wine-wise, I have been seduced by Brachetto D’Acqui. It’s dark pink, bubbly color and floral raspberry flavors have won me over in a decadent kind of way.

  • Steve R.

    Thanks for the return of Italian varietals! I like Valpolicellas with food — I usually pick up a pleasant bitterness on the finish that gives them a clean taste. Anyway, I enjoyed the change of pace.

    QOTD: Wine-wise, I have been seduced by Brachetto D’Acqui. It’s dark pink, bubbly color and floral raspberry flavors have won me over in a decadent kind of way.

  • NY Pete

    GaryV can you get me any of 2001 Allegrini ?

  • NY Pete

    GaryV can you get me any of 2001 Allegrini ?

  • http://www.davidparis.org/ DaveyDonut

    Aaghh…. so I finally cracked open my ’05 Bussola Valpolicella bg tonight, and you’re right… it’s terrible. :-( It tastes like rotten lettuce! You know the kind… it’s sitting in the back of one of your fridge drawers and you totally forgot about it. A few weeks later, you’re hunting for a tasty treat when you open the produce drawer and there it sits… a bag of wilted, black lettuce, and half of it has some how turned to liquid form, and it’s just sitting there decaying like a rotten tooth! Yeah.. yeah.. that’s what this wine reminds me of. I love Valpolicella (and I love lettuce!), but this is definitely the worst one I’ve ever had. And Bussola is supposedly one of the greatest producers in Veneto! Maybe I should try sticking to his TB wines… the Recioto bg I have better not be as bad as this Valpolicella and the bg Amarone in this episode! Ugh…

    David

  • http://www.davidparis.org DaveyDonut

    Aaghh…. so I finally cracked open my ’05 Bussola Valpolicella bg tonight, and you’re right… it’s terrible. :-( It tastes like rotten lettuce! You know the kind… it’s sitting in the back of one of your fridge drawers and you totally forgot about it. A few weeks later, you’re hunting for a tasty treat when you open the produce drawer and there it sits… a bag of wilted, black lettuce, and half of it has some how turned to liquid form, and it’s just sitting there decaying like a rotten tooth! Yeah.. yeah.. that’s what this wine reminds me of. I love Valpolicella (and I love lettuce!), but this is definitely the worst one I’ve ever had. And Bussola is supposedly one of the greatest producers in Veneto! Maybe I should try sticking to his TB wines… the Recioto bg I have better not be as bad as this Valpolicella and the bg Amarone in this episode! Ugh…

    David

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com/ ThomasS

    At last Gary, but only just a start with the Italian grape month … grrrr. Still waiting, yearning for it!
    I am also that sour, pickly kinda guy, but then I mist admit that a good Coteaux du Layon Chaume, a Spätlese or more German Riesling, a good Sauternes, a Banyuls, a Vin Santo, a Recioto, a Picolit have e go nuts everytime when they cross my palate. I love them with some Pandorlo (if you don’t know that, seek it out), a fluffy chocolate cake, or just on their own … .
    QOTD: seduced? Literally nothing or no-one you nee t

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com ThomasS

    At last Gary, but only just a start with the Italian grape month … grrrr. Still waiting, yearning for it!
    I am also that sour, pickly kinda guy, but then I mist admit that a good Coteaux du Layon Chaume, a Spätlese or more German Riesling, a good Sauternes, a Banyuls, a Vin Santo, a Recioto, a Picolit have e go nuts everytime when they cross my palate. I love them with some Pandorlo (if you don’t know that, seek it out), a fluffy chocolate cake, or just on their own … .
    QOTD: seduced? Literally nothing or no-one you nee t

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com/ ThomasS

    grrr, dropped my glass of beer …
    so: …o know about. Figuratively or virtually? Everything knew and exciting, the feeling of that smth ‘beyond’ and of course every gob of good food or every decent glass of wine …

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com ThomasS

    grrr, dropped my glass of beer …
    so: …o know about. Figuratively or virtually? Everything knew and exciting, the feeling of that smth ‘beyond’ and of course every gob of good food or every decent glass of wine …

  • Malarkey

    great ep. QOTD: LOVE and am totally seduced by dessert wines. Stickies take the place of food desserts, IMO. Much more satisfying. Some I could just sit and smell all night.

    Your description of the Recioto is intriguing… and while it’s pricey, I’d go there in a “I deserve this” sorta moment.

  • Malarkey

    great ep. QOTD: LOVE and am totally seduced by dessert wines. Stickies take the place of food desserts, IMO. Much more satisfying. Some I could just sit and smell all night.

    Your description of the Recioto is intriguing… and while it’s pricey, I’d go there in a “I deserve this” sorta moment.

  • Fiorentina!

    Great Episode…very interesting and descriptive analogies…you really have a way with words. Being an above average fan of Amarone..one that I would say is a must try is the 2001 Masi Amarone. I would say that isn’t fully at it’s prime (yet), but is very drinkable.

    Just curious, would it be possible for you guys to try some Madeira or Duoro Porto OR could you tell me the main differences between the CA Barbera, Barbera D’Asti, & Barbera D’Alba? I’ve never had a Barbera from CA and have noticed the D’Asti to be lighter in body than the D’Alba…is this the difference in body common?

  • Fiorentina!

    Great Episode…very interesting and descriptive analogies…you really have a way with words. Being an above average fan of Amarone..one that I would say is a must try is the 2001 Masi Amarone. I would say that isn’t fully at it’s prime (yet), but is very drinkable.

    Just curious, would it be possible for you guys to try some Madeira or Duoro Porto OR could you tell me the main differences between the CA Barbera, Barbera D’Asti, & Barbera D’Alba? I’ve never had a Barbera from CA and have noticed the D’Asti to be lighter in body than the D’Alba…is this the difference in body common?

  • John__J

    qotd at the moment vin jaune’s and how hard to find and unique they are. Which btw would be a good wine to see you do an episode on Gary

  • John J.

    qotd at the moment vin jaune’s and how hard to find and unique they are. Which btw would be a good wine to see you do an episode on Gary

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  • CW

    Gary unlike mikey loves everything

  • corkscrew

    Just recently had the Palazzo Della Torre-good wine. QOTD-$ http://www.winelx.com

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