EP 212 2 Buck Vaynerchuk

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Today Gary Vaynerchuk attacks the question that has been asked of him over 100 times a month.

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John Reese

Good thing you got rid of the Jersey Gel hair.

Tags: cabernet, merlot, red wines, review, Video, white wines, wine, wines

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  • Maggie

    Up until I went raw vegan seven months ago and had to give up alcohol altogether, 2 buck chuck merlot was all I would drink, for two reasons: 1) it’s the only wine that reliably never gave me a hangover, nor headache of any kind (even just one mouthful of some wines would give me a headache) and 2) I really enjoyed drinking it. I don’t know if the change to TJ’s brand included changes in the way it was made, or if Gary and just have different taste buds. For the record, I grew up in wine country and did do wine tasting while still there, so I’m not a wine newbie. That doesn’t necessarily make me a discriminating wine drinker. But I did love the TBC merlot while I was still a wine drinker, so unless it’s changed radically I would probably still love it. That’s my input. :-)

  • Maggie

    Up until I went raw vegan seven months ago and had to give up alcohol altogether, 2 buck chuck merlot was all I would drink, for two reasons: 1) it’s the only wine that reliably never gave me a hangover, nor headache of any kind (even just one mouthful of some wines would give me a headache) and 2) I really enjoyed drinking it. I don’t know if the change to TJ’s brand included changes in the way it was made, or if Gary and just have different taste buds. For the record, I grew up in wine country and did do wine tasting while still there, so I’m not a wine newbie. That doesn’t necessarily make me a discriminating wine drinker. But I did love the TBC merlot while I was still a wine drinker, so unless it’s changed radically I would probably still love it. That’s my input. :-)

  • http://lalalalori.com/ Lori

    I like the Sauvignon Blanc.

  • http://lalalalori.com Lori

    I like the Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Pearl Boggs

    I need some answeres. can you ship to washington state.. please let know.. my zip code is 99139

    thank you so very much Pearl Boggs

  • Pearl Boggs

    I need some answeres. can you ship to washington state.. please let know.. my zip code is 99139

    thank you so very much Pearl Boggs

  • http://pittsfieldmap.com/ Mike

    How could You taste melon in the blanc one?
    Lemon grass is ok, but never mentioned melon in any wine.
    These white wines taste soooooo grossssss :(

  • http://pittsfieldmap.com/ Mike

    How could You taste melon in the blanc one?
    Lemon grass is ok, but never mentioned melon in any wine.
    These white wines taste soooooo grossssss :(

  • DDB

    Best deal ever? 2 bottles of 99 Lafite, for free. All I had to do is sell my body, to a lonely wino. How sad. I’m not kidding about the Lafite either :)

  • DDB

    Best deal ever? 2 bottles of 99 Lafite, for free. All I had to do is sell my body, to a lonely wino. How sad. I’m not kidding about the Lafite either :)

  • mikem

    2 Buck upchuck, the Chevy Nova of wine (with no radio).

    Best deal: in 1988, 3 mixed cases of 1976 German riesling, good producers, for 6 bucks a bottle. Still have 4 or 5 bottles left.

  • mikem

    2 Buck upchuck, the Chevy Nova of wine (with no radio).

    Best deal: in 1988, 3 mixed cases of 1976 German riesling, good producers, for 6 bucks a bottle. Still have 4 or 5 bottles left.

  • DDB

    Yes, I risked my future with my fiancee for some wine. i am an amazing guy.

  • DDB

    Yes, I risked my future with my fiancee for some wine. i am an amazing guy.

  • John__J

    qotd: I’m always happy with the few wine stores that will have dollar above cost days a couple times a year. Easy way to save hundred’s or more on wine.

    Gary, loved your description in the beau nouveau they were peddling. Would like to see your thoughts on a vin jaune.

  • John J.

    qotd: I’m always happy with the few wine stores that will have dollar above cost days a couple times a year. Easy way to save hundred’s or more on wine.

    Gary, loved your description in the beau nouveau they were peddling. Would like to see your thoughts on a vin jaune.

  • http://www.twitter.com/derekfrmupstate Derek L

    Is it heresy if I enjoy the 2007 CS Cabernet mixed with Diet Dr. Pepper? Only with the cheap stuff, of course…

  • http://www.twitter.com/derekfrmupstate Derek L

    Is it heresy if I enjoy the 2007 CS Cabernet mixed with Diet Dr. Pepper? Only with the cheap stuff, of course…

  • http://happyfeety.wordpress.com/ CP Catalogs

    Hey who else consider this is the coolest clubpenguin site on the internet if you do come back every day p.s. keep up the great work

  • http://happyfeety.wordpress.com/ CP Catalogs

    Hey who else consider this is the coolest clubpenguin site on the internet if you do come back every day p.s. keep up the great work

  • http://www.tomswineblog.blogspot.com/ Tom

    LOL…my thoughts exactly….you get what you pay for folks! As well as a bad hangover!

  • carlo10

    had the merlot over christmas, not too shababby

  • http://www.happydiabetic.com/ The Happy Diabetic

    love the chard. happydiabetic com

  • mclurker

    I re-watched this while drinking a glass of CS 2008 Merlot. At 2 bones it does the job.

    They're not complicated, but one big advantage of the CS red wines is that they are usually low in tannins. Tannic wines give me a big headache, so I'm happy CS drinker. Years ago the CS 2000 Merlot was quite tasty. Later years are not quite as good but they're still only $2.

  • http://twitter.com/edwines_com Edwin Raben

    Gary, i'm impressed about your preformance. Your enthusiasme works well i belive. Tell me how many wines are your tasting in a day? me winelover aswell. Edwines.com

  • Corey

    I'm with your here. I just finished a bottle of the Merlot myself. It's the best of the lower priced Merlot's I've had. I'm going to buy some more soon. I didn't like the 2008 Chardonay though. I'm sure they have changed over the years too.

  • Lafite4ever

    There is no drama quite like gay drama is there? LMFAO!!!!!

  • Sean

    This was so entertaining!

  • http://www.indicee.com/blog Geoff D.

    I've always heard about people having wine blind-tasting things at their houses and inevitably the Two Buck Chuck wins. Is this just because your average consumer doesn't really know what wine SHOULD taste like? Or, are they deceived by the sugar content? Call it the “McDonald's effect”?

    Great show!

  • Hypersomnia

    I just had the some of the 2008 Charles Shaw California Chardonnay and was pleasantly surprised. It's not amazing but it's pretty decent, especially for the $3 I paid for it. I will most likely be picking up more of it in the future.

  • Denise

    HELLO Gary!

    This is the episode I have been waiting for!! This is were I always get wine snobbery!! So, I am going to roll with all of my questions and hopefully, which I believe, you will kindly mentor me in my pursuit to learn about Fine Wines. OK…first…as a Novice, when I am doing tastings, what is the FIRST thing that I SHOULD notice when tasting any kind a wine? I am going to guess that I am going through the Color, Body, Legs and Smell routine of the wine, but am I looking for specific characteristics?? I get confused when I hear the million dollar words like Flabby, Unbalanced….etc. I noted that you referred to sugar H2O and wanted to know….How do you begin to tell the difference between a superb wine and a YUK?? Especially because everyone has a different palate!!! I can never seem to get the answer to these first 2 questions. Next…..How do you begin to tell the difference between a Mass Production Vineyard and a Premium Upscale Vineyard like Heidi Barrett….and is there really a difference??? What am I looking for in the Bouquet?? I noticed you brought that up with Trader Joe's. What does Balance really mean? What is austere?? How is price really determined…..what is the difference between a 2 Buck Chuck and a Heidi Barrett?? Of course, I am going to do my homework on my own, BUT, I figured you could give me the down to earth answer that I can understand and remember.

    Last but not least, I think you are a PHENOMENAL Mentor….this is really GR8T!! I hope I have not overwhelmed you with the questions, but, I have been chasing these answers for so long…I feel that there must be a secret!! Please advise?

  • corkscrew

    Classic show…no matter how poor I could ever become would I drink this shit! Gary must of had to rinse his mouth with drano after this episode. QOTD-a couple antique Coca Cola bottles that were a steal on Ebay…could 4X my $ anytime. http://www.winelx.com

  • Mike

    As I understand it, the quality of a Bronco product depends heavily on whatever grapes/juice they were able to buy and blend that year. If they get good materials their product is slightly better. They take whatever they can get cheaply and sometimes it isn't very good.

  • http://twitter.com/austincurtis austin curtis

    GENIUS. pure genius.

  • http://www.antiquesrepublic.com/ Antiques Mall

    Wow! you have so many wines.. haha, where is the party?

  • John__J

    generic comment

  • http://blackkitchencabinets.org/Modern-Kitchen-Cabinets-Essential-Modern-Kitchen-Cabinetry-Information-&-Buying-Advice.html modern kitchen cabinets

    that is some collection there buddy, bloody hell!

  • Don

    I bought a bottle of 1968 Ch Palmer for £7.50
    that was my best wine bargain ever!!!

  • http://myiphonejailbreak.com My iPhone Jailbreak

    i lost the episode #209
    i love this video.. very great

  • http://www.tech-wd.com ?????

    this is a treasure Gary :) thanks and good show

  • http://cool-wrist-watch.com Henry Yamada

    Very cool. I just watch it. Need more eps.

  • McLurker

    Picked a bottle of Charles Shaw 2009 Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of 2009 Pinot Grigio. I like them both, but the Pinot is slightly better. Faint nose, decent acidity, and no off flavors. A pleasant quaff for $2 from our friends at Trader Joe’s.

  • http://twitter.com/winecountryagt thewinecountrybroker

    Great show Gary. Sure glad I live in Sonoma County & get to drink plenty of xlnt Sonoma & Napa wines.

  • http://twitter.com/winecountryagt thewinecountrybroker

    Loved this episode! Sure glad we live in Sonoma County and get plenty of xlnt Napa / Sonoma wines to drink instead of the Central Valley fruit. That said. There are legions of loyal CS fans that love the stuff and buy the heck out of it.

  • baseballvino

    My wife was visiting friends this past week while I was working (and visiting WL). Called one night to ask what she was drinking. She said it was a “really good Chardonnay”. They had been going through multiple bottles this past week. Thinking I could score some hubby points, I asked her what it was, thinking about picking up a few bottles for her.

    Her answer… it was the store brand at Trader Joe’s…..

    I don’t think I’m going to get her to sample any Barolo’s or Bordeaux’s with me any time soon. I remembered this episode when I talked to her and thought you folks would get a kick.

  • Anonymous

    I know this is an OOOOOOOOLD show, but I’m still catching up. Question of the day – what’s the best bargain I’ve gotten. I’d have to say that my favorite steal of a deal is a 10 yr. old Anciano Tempranillo. paid about 10 bucks. would really like to drink it again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZY45DAIXO5IX25YL6ZYQAJRCEU billy cooke

    QOTD: Monte Da Cal blend from the local store. Got it for $7 on sale. Tried it and was very surprised to taste some complexity!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C3ZSOUM7CHB2OGKGCAYS3SJG2U Nitrorc Toys

    i love this episode… keep capture video

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Reese/562788615 John Reese

    Good thing you got rid of the Jersey Gel hair.

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