EP 205 Super Tuscan Wines and Information

Wines tasted in this episode:

Question of the day: “Who is is the most profound influence on you when it comes to sports?”

Links mentioned in todays episode.

Italy makes some of the most interesting wines in the world and today Gary Vaynerchuk tastes four wines that many would say are the wine most Americans are drawn to, the Super Tuscans.

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Nice shout outs! It is true, having such an inviting welcome to the forum has made it seem a little less intimidating!

I had my first Super Tuscan the other day at Olive Garden(I know, I know) and that being said, it seems like what was very similar to the Poggio Al Tesoro.. Unfortunately I paid $10 for the glass… I could have thrown a few more “bones” in and bought a bottle of wine instead =-( such is life. At least my splurge for the month included a decent dinner!

Ryan

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  • Michael Goldberg

    Shout out with the NES reference! Kid Icarus was hard. Ever play River City Ransom? Yeah you did.

    QotD: My dad. When he dropped me off for my first day of kindergarten he said “If you came home a Red Sox fan I will disown me. Have a good day.” Memories… Go Yanks (Pavano!??!)

  • Michael Goldberg

    Shout out with the NES reference! Kid Icarus was hard. Ever play River City Ransom? Yeah you did.

    QotD: My dad. When he dropped me off for my first day of kindergarten he said “If you came home a Red Sox fan I will disown me. Have a good day.” Memories… Go Yanks (Pavano!??!)

  • Ken M

    QotD
    Two athletes 1.Mike Bossy -great goal scorer, however he took a physical beating and never threw a punch. He just went out and skated harder till he got next goal to show his opponents he was tougher.Leading to 4 Stanley Cups 2 Wayne Chrebet- the little man in a game of giants, who went out and virtually never dropped a pass, either in practice or during a game. Both gave all they had, all the time.

  • Ken M

    QotD
    Two athletes 1.Mike Bossy -great goal scorer, however he took a physical beating and never threw a punch. He just went out and skated harder till he got next goal to show his opponents he was tougher.Leading to 4 Stanley Cups 2 Wayne Chrebet- the little man in a game of giants, who went out and virtually never dropped a pass, either in practice or during a game. Both gave all they had, all the time.

  • Bobinnati

    QOTD: Larry Csonka. I wanted to be him. Alas, relegated to being a lineman who tried to tear apart people like him.

    I can only dream of $130/btl wine. I shudder and sweat at the thought of spending $30 for a bottle of wine. I almost fainted dead away when I saw one of the 2005 Bordeaux presale wines for something like $750 per bottle (or a mere $8500 per case). Sheesh! Who buys this stuff??

    Anyway, manic episode. Thanks for your enthusiasm and energy, congrats to your sis and Happy B’day to Brandon.

  • Bobinnati

    QOTD: Larry Csonka. I wanted to be him. Alas, relegated to being a lineman who tried to tear apart people like him.

    I can only dream of $130/btl wine. I shudder and sweat at the thought of spending $30 for a bottle of wine. I almost fainted dead away when I saw one of the 2005 Bordeaux presale wines for something like $750 per bottle (or a mere $8500 per case). Sheesh! Who buys this stuff??

    Anyway, manic episode. Thanks for your enthusiasm and energy, congrats to your sis and Happy B’day to Brandon.

  • SCATPACK

    QOTD: I’m a huge race fan. Many of my influences came from race car drivers. And this week we lost one of those influences in the world of Drag Racing, Eric Medlen. He was a bright, young, and all around great person. Godspeed, Eric.

  • SCATPACK

    QOTD: I’m a huge race fan. Many of my influences came from race car drivers. And this week we lost one of those influences in the world of Drag Racing, Eric Medlen. He was a bright, young, and all around great person. Godspeed, Eric.

  • Rita Ladany

    For example, Benjamin Franklin, in a wide-ranging discussion of bodily discharges, once noted, “a few stems of asparagus eaten shall give our urine a disagreeable odor; and a pill of turpentine no bigger than a pea shall bestow upon it the pleasing smell of violets.”

    It is said that in a venerable British men’s club there is a sign reading “DURING THE ASPARAGUS SEASON MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO RELIEVE THEMSELVES IN THE HATSTAND.”

    Serious scientific research in this field dates back to 1891, when M. Nencki tentatively identified a compound known as methanethiol as the culprit. The odor appears within an hour after eating just a few spears of the offending vegetable. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/namaste2uom/100_6337.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/namaste2uom/100_6330.jpg[/IMG]

  • Rita Ladany

    For example, Benjamin Franklin, in a wide-ranging discussion of bodily discharges, once noted, “a few stems of asparagus eaten shall give our urine a disagreeable odor; and a pill of turpentine no bigger than a pea shall bestow upon it the pleasing smell of violets.”

    It is said that in a venerable British men’s club there is a sign reading “DURING THE ASPARAGUS SEASON MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO RELIEVE THEMSELVES IN THE HATSTAND.”

    Serious scientific research in this field dates back to 1891, when M. Nencki tentatively identified a compound known as methanethiol as the culprit. The odor appears within an hour after eating just a few spears of the offending vegetable. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/namaste2uom/100_6337.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/namaste2uom/100_6330.jpg[/IMG]

  • Malarkey

    QOTD: oh I’m sure I’m naming someone nobody here has ever heard of: George Morris.

    Recommended reading by my first trainer, I became a devotee, and always emulated him and took to heart his teachings. Still to this day those principles help me stick in the saddle.

  • Malarkey

    QOTD: oh I’m sure I’m naming someone nobody here has ever heard of: George Morris.

    Recommended reading by my first trainer, I became a devotee, and always emulated him and took to heart his teachings. Still to this day those principles help me stick in the saddle.

  • r3dwine

    Influential sportsman: I met Joe Willie Namath once, when he opened a restaurant in FL in the 70’s. I was just a little kid, and I thought he was just the coolest superdude ever! Actually I still kinda think so.
    To be honest, teachers have been more influential for me. Super congratulations to Ms Garwood!

  • r3dwine

    Influential sportsman: I met Joe Willie Namath once, when he opened a restaurant in FL in the 70’s. I was just a little kid, and I thought he was just the coolest superdude ever! Actually I still kinda think so.
    To be honest, teachers have been more influential for me. Super congratulations to Ms Garwood!

  • Michael Browning

    QOTD: Bruce Jenner! WoW what a great athlete…..

    Tuscans are Great Wines!

    I love your show, awesome…

  • Michael Browning

    QOTD: Bruce Jenner! WoW what a great athlete…..

    Tuscans are Great Wines!

    I love your show, awesome…

  • manpod

    QOTD – Bobby Orr – Youth hockey took off in New England when this man was playing. Still very involved in charity events. He’s good enough to bring out a lurker. Great show – even the children look forward to the podcast.

  • manpod

    QOTD – Bobby Orr – Youth hockey took off in New England when this man was playing. Still very involved in charity events. He’s good enough to bring out a lurker. Great show – even the children look forward to the podcast.

  • Faryan

    Gary, what do you think about the drinking window of the 00 GAT? I think it may need a few more years to settle down.

    Also, do you have a drinking window suggestion for 98 solaia?

    Thanks, great episode and great final conclusion (most ST’s are overpriced riding the coatails, still waiting for a market re-adjustment/inversion….)

  • Faryan

    Gary, what do you think about the drinking window of the 00 GAT? I think it may need a few more years to settle down.

    Also, do you have a drinking window suggestion for 98 solaia?

    Thanks, great episode and great final conclusion (most ST’s are overpriced riding the coatails, still waiting for a market re-adjustment/inversion….)

  • Ron Leview

    QOTD – Sorry I’m late but I had to get this in here. Franz Klammer, 1976 olympic downhiller. An Austrian newspaper said on the morning of his downhill run that if he didn’t win it would be a national disaster. Pressure? He almost fell, was running second during the splits, then took the gold. That’s a champ. Sorry I sound like a cheesy sportscaster, but it has impressed me to this day.

  • Ron Leview

    QOTD – Sorry I’m late but I had to get this in here. Franz Klammer, 1976 olympic downhiller. An Austrian newspaper said on the morning of his downhill run that if he didn’t win it would be a national disaster. Pressure? He almost fell, was running second during the splits, then took the gold. That’s a champ. Sorry I sound like a cheesy sportscaster, but it has impressed me to this day.

  • SS Chris

    Gary, Just catching up w/ the episodes and just emailed Brandon and your Sis (My wife, SS Dede, is a School Psychologist in New Providence and was nominated for Teacher of the Year & my POPS was a lifelong HS teacher @ Passaic Valley High School–so I really appreciate Liz’s accomplishment)!!

    QOTD: It Jordan, and it’s not his obvious talents, it’s his intelligence and mental toughness that, when combined with his talent, makes him the greatest ever!! And I’m a HUUUUUGE Knick fan!!

  • SS Chris

    Gary, Just catching up w/ the episodes and just emailed Brandon and your Sis (My wife, SS Dede, is a School Psychologist in New Providence and was nominated for Teacher of the Year & my POPS was a lifelong HS teacher @ Passaic Valley High School–so I really appreciate Liz’s accomplishment)!!

    QOTD: It Jordan, and it’s not his obvious talents, it’s his intelligence and mental toughness that, when combined with his talent, makes him the greatest ever!! And I’m a HUUUUUGE Knick fan!!

  • NY Pete

    Still catching up with WLTV… Jan. 1970… Joe Namath, need I say more?

  • NY Pete

    Still catching up with WLTV… Jan. 1970… Joe Namath, need I say more?

  • Alos Diallo

    My friend Tana

  • Alos Diallo

    My friend Tana

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

    Just great, supertuscs. Had an Ornellaia 2001 last week: was just blown away by the epitomous quality, the sheer elegance and perfection. This is just one of those wines I’d be almost glad to splash an obscene amount of money for.
    QOTD: Ivanisevich: the fair play, the humbleness, the pleasure, … .

  • http://orbisfratresorganoleptici.blogspot.com TSchampaert

    Just great, supertuscs. Had an Ornellaia 2001 last week: was just blown away by the epitomous quality, the sheer elegance and perfection. This is just one of those wines I’d be almost glad to splash an obscene amount of money for.
    QOTD: Ivanisevich: the fair play, the humbleness, the pleasure, … .

  • http://www.unboundedition.com/ james

    Check it out. Gary V featured: http://www.unboundedition.com/

    QOTD: I would say my pops. He taught me everything about sports.

  • http://www.unboundedition.com/ james

    Check it out. Gary V featured: http://www.unboundedition.com/

    QOTD: I would say my pops. He taught me everything about sports.

  • desmaic

    you would really appreciate the Chehalem estate ’04 pinot noir or the Van Duzer estate ’04 pinot noir – both from oregon with very pronounced dill pickle and heinz ketchup tangy crazy nose and very tight, well made! also,,, just dropped your sis a line… great news! hope she isn’t creeped out or resentful.

  • desmaic

    you would really appreciate the Chehalem estate ’04 pinot noir or the Van Duzer estate ’04 pinot noir – both from oregon with very pronounced dill pickle and heinz ketchup tangy crazy nose and very tight, well made! also,,, just dropped your sis a line… great news! hope she isn’t creeped out or resentful.

  • http://charleenmerced.spaces.live.com/ Charleen

    THis was another great episode! So, where is the link for the wristbands?

  • http://charleenmerced.spaces.live.com/ Charleen

    THis was another great episode! So, where is the link for the wristbands?

  • vjer

    kid icarus sealed the deal. im down!

  • vjer

    kid icarus sealed the deal. im down!

  • Chris

    Just got done watching the movie “Just Friends”. You totally look like this guy Fred Ewanuick who is in the movie. Check it out.

    http://www.globetheatrelive.com/20052006season/Corner%20Gas%20Live/Fred%20Ewanuick.JPG

  • Chris

    Just got done watching the movie “Just Friends”. You totally look like this guy Fred Ewanuick who is in the movie. Check it out.

    http://www.globetheatrelive.com/20052006season/Corner%20Gas%20Live/Fred%20Ewanuick.JPG

  • T. Reasoner

    I just bought a 2003 Guado Al Tasso. cellering it for a few more years can’t wait to decant and drink!

  • T. Reasoner

    I just bought a 2003 Guado Al Tasso. cellering it for a few more years can’t wait to decant and drink!

  • John__J

    qotd nobody really

    would like to request a vin jaune episode Gary

  • John J.

    qotd nobody really

    would like to request a vin jaune episode Gary

  • corkscrew

    Like Super T's, have had Luce and Solaia. QOTD-My Dad got me started in sports so I will go with him. http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Nice shout outs! It is true, having such an inviting welcome to the forum has made it seem a little less intimidating!

    I had my first Super Tuscan the other day at Olive Garden(I know, I know) and that being said, it seems like what was very similar to the Poggio Al Tesoro.. Unfortunately I paid $10 for the glass… I could have thrown a few more “bones” in and bought a bottle of wine instead =-( such is life. At least my splurge for the month included a decent dinner!

    Ryan

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