EP 228 Old World Wine

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Today Gary Vaynerchuk takes a walk on the Old World side. Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace will make their appearances today.

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Krishna Patel

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  • aaronT

    I already thanked you in an email but here’s some public props for ya Gary…

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! (a la mid-90’s little ceasar’s TV commercials “pizza pizza”)

    Me, with a little bit of you, made Carolyn’s 28th birthday a very special one, didn’t we? We’ll be sure to come introduce ourselves at the SF Vayniac party!!

    -Aaron

  • aaronT

    I already thanked you in an email but here’s some public props for ya Gary…

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! (a la mid-90’s little ceasar’s TV commercials “pizza pizza”)

    Me, with a little bit of you, made Carolyn’s 28th birthday a very special one, didn’t we? We’ll be sure to come introduce ourselves at the SF Vayniac party!!

    -Aaron

  • TR

    Qotd- Rheiheitsgebot of 1516 the German beer purity law hops water yeast barley. Wine translation, all you girlyman trying to synthesize wine in a lab make REAL wine you dumkopfs.

  • TR

    Qotd- Rheiheitsgebot of 1516 the German beer purity law hops water yeast barley. Wine translation, all you girlyman trying to synthesize wine in a lab make REAL wine you dumkopfs.

  • Johan Alexandersson

    This was an excellent episode! Nice to see old world showing it’s strenghts once in a while.
    But, what about this nivellation between McEnroe & Borg? Must have been a mistake there, clearly Borg is the upper level? Did I mention I’m from Sweden? Say no more.
    QOTD – I’ll never, never forget sitting besides my grandpa in the boat steering the Mercury 10hpmotor from the seventies. That mercury is definitely my old school favourite. I wish I one day will find that smell in a wine. Perhaps it will be in an old riesling auslese, what do you think?

    You and a little but of all of us IS changing the wine world. Un point c’est tout.

    Btw, I spent a week in Belarus three years ago. It was really interresting.
    Keep going Gary, you’re truly inspiring.

  • Johan Alexandersson

    This was an excellent episode! Nice to see old world showing it’s strenghts once in a while.
    But, what about this nivellation between McEnroe & Borg? Must have been a mistake there, clearly Borg is the upper level? Did I mention I’m from Sweden? Say no more.
    QOTD – I’ll never, never forget sitting besides my grandpa in the boat steering the Mercury 10hpmotor from the seventies. That mercury is definitely my old school favourite. I wish I one day will find that smell in a wine. Perhaps it will be in an old riesling auslese, what do you think?

    You and a little but of all of us IS changing the wine world. Un point c’est tout.

    Btw, I spent a week in Belarus three years ago. It was really interresting.
    Keep going Gary, you’re truly inspiring.

  • Justin S

    QOTD: Old Skool Wrestling Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan

  • Justin S

    QOTD: Old Skool Wrestling Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan

  • http://irgeek.net/ Pablo

    QOTD: Coffee and Cigarettes. You can’t smoke anywhere anymore and it’s so hard to sit down and enjoy two things that were meant to be together.

  • http://irgeek.net Pablo

    QOTD: Coffee and Cigarettes. You can’t smoke anywhere anymore and it’s so hard to sit down and enjoy two things that were meant to be together.

  • http://redmonk.net/ Steve Ivy

    Hi Gary,

    Just discovered WLTV after the Cork’d news, and I’m loving it.

    As a complete newb, I did not know that Burgundy & Pinot Noir were (sort-of) the same thing. Thanks for the headsup!

    I first had Pinot Noir in Switzerland in the late 90’s – I think it was from Neuchatel. Man, it was great. I prefer dry wines, and the Pinot Noir was my first taste of what you guys call Old World wines. Very nice.

    Rock on,

    –Steve

  • http://redmonk.net Steve Ivy

    Hi Gary,

    Just discovered WLTV after the Cork’d news, and I’m loving it.

    As a complete newb, I did not know that Burgundy & Pinot Noir were (sort-of) the same thing. Thanks for the headsup!

    I first had Pinot Noir in Switzerland in the late 90’s – I think it was from Neuchatel. Man, it was great. I prefer dry wines, and the Pinot Noir was my first taste of what you guys call Old World wines. Very nice.

    Rock on,

    –Steve

  • Grif

    I donâ??t know much about wine, but you contradicted one of the few things I thought I knew. You said all Burgundy reds are pinot noir. I thought many of them were gamay. Iâ??m guessing you donâ??t categorize Beaujolais as Burgundy. The store I use doesnâ??t have a Beaujolais section. Iâ??ve always assumed the Burgundy section included the Beaujolais. Theyâ??re combined on a web site I use.

  • Grif

    I donâ??t know much about wine, but you contradicted one of the few things I thought I knew. You said all Burgundy reds are pinot noir. I thought many of them were gamay. Iâ??m guessing you donâ??t categorize Beaujolais as Burgundy. The store I use doesnâ??t have a Beaujolais section. Iâ??ve always assumed the Burgundy section included the Beaujolais. Theyâ??re combined on a web site I use.

  • Exdamyankee

    Not sure if you’re ever gonna get this Gary, but wanted to compliment you on a great episode. Love the old world stuff as well as the new world. It’s a great time to be into wine, isn’t it?

    ALMOST HALFWAY THERE! Starting from episode 1 a couple of months ago, I made it this far. By summer time I’ll be up to date!

    QOTD: I am seriously into old school sports cars, always have been. My daily driver is a ’74 Datsun Z, there’s a ’69 Triumph in my garage totally disassembled and undergoing restoration. Always looking for the next one
    😉 . The “old skool” rides have a style, personality and soul I think is lacking in modern iron.

  • Exdamyankee

    Not sure if you’re ever gonna get this Gary, but wanted to compliment you on a great episode. Love the old world stuff as well as the new world. It’s a great time to be into wine, isn’t it?

    ALMOST HALFWAY THERE! Starting from episode 1 a couple of months ago, I made it this far. By summer time I’ll be up to date!

    QOTD: I am seriously into old school sports cars, always have been. My daily driver is a ’74 Datsun Z, there’s a ’69 Triumph in my garage totally disassembled and undergoing restoration. Always looking for the next one
    😉 . The “old skool” rides have a style, personality and soul I think is lacking in modern iron.

  • Mike Gigante

    I’m with exdamnyankee. My old school favourite is driving classic roadsters. British roadsters from the late 50s and 60s in my case.

    BTW, I *love* old botrytis Semillons. I’m surprised by the price of the Suduiraut given we seem to be stung *really* badly for Sauternes. Luckily we have a lot of pretty good domestic wines in this style.

    Mike

  • Mike Gigante

    I’m with exdamnyankee. My old school favourite is driving classic roadsters. British roadsters from the late 50s and 60s in my case.

    BTW, I *love* old botrytis Semillons. I’m surprised by the price of the Suduiraut given we seem to be stung *really* badly for Sauternes. Luckily we have a lot of pretty good domestic wines in this style.

    Mike

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Are you kidding? I love rieslings. I want to buy cases of JJ Prum and Dr Loosen Rieslings and drink myself silly. Lemonade at its finest? Count me in. The Groffier Bonnes Mares is a little pricey for me for a red right now, but something to think about when my pallete develops. That Sauternes sounds like a dream. I own a bottle of d’Yquem, and now knowing why the color of it is light, I figure now I’ll have to wait some time to open it. Im sure it will be well worth the wait, though. QOTD: Jazz. Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane just to name a few. Classic kick-ass music. Bitches Brew and A Love Supreme? That’s bringing the thunder.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Are you kidding? I love rieslings. I want to buy cases of JJ Prum and Dr Loosen Rieslings and drink myself silly. Lemonade at its finest? Count me in. The Groffier Bonnes Mares is a little pricey for me for a red right now, but something to think about when my pallete develops. That Sauternes sounds like a dream. I own a bottle of d’Yquem, and now knowing why the color of it is light, I figure now I’ll have to wait some time to open it. Im sure it will be well worth the wait, though. QOTD: Jazz. Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane just to name a few. Classic kick-ass music. Bitches Brew and A Love Supreme? That’s bringing the thunder.

  • Tracy

    just bought 2 bottles of 1990 Suduiraut and looking forward to drinking it!

    QOTD – old school thing would have to be music… I love Hendrix, Doors, etc. and they were before my time… : )

    come to Maui for some pineapple oil we got the original sugar loaf here!

  • Tracy

    just bought 2 bottles of 1990 Suduiraut and looking forward to drinking it!

    QOTD – old school thing would have to be music… I love Hendrix, Doors, etc. and they were before my time… : )

    come to Maui for some pineapple oil we got the original sugar loaf here!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: A properly-aged vintage port. I’m talking to people already trying to drink the 2003’s. Ugh. Let’s all kick back, stick the bottles in the cellar, and give these bad boys some good old-fashioned time. I’ll taste ’em with you in 20 years.

  • Phredd

    QOTD: A properly-aged vintage port. I’m talking to people already trying to drink the 2003’s. Ugh. Let’s all kick back, stick the bottles in the cellar, and give these bad boys some good old-fashioned time. I’ll taste ’em with you in 20 years.

  • http://palatematch.com/blog/ dcpatton

    QOTD: Music. LL Cool J, Tribe Call Quest, etc.

    Good to see some old school wines reviewed. Thanks.

  • http://palatematch.com/blog/ dcpatton

    QOTD: Music. LL Cool J, Tribe Call Quest, etc.

    Good to see some old school wines reviewed. Thanks.

  • John__J

    qotd: records

    Gary how about throwin an old school vin jaune on the show?

  • John J

    qotd: records

    Gary how about throwin an old school vin jaune on the show?

  • http://www.plaidavenger.com/ Plaid Avenger

    Love the episode, love the Old-Worlders. Hey Gary, think you could maybe work in some more Old World vs New World stylistic showdowns into some future episodes? Its a great teaching tool to get folks understanding what these terms, and these styles, are all about.

    Plus, I would really like to see some flip-flop tastings on this theme too….meaning, how about some 'old world style' wines from California going up against 'new world style' wines from France or Italy. That shizzle would be the style-izzle.

  • corkscrew

    Have not had any of these wines. Like Sauternes. QOTD-antique coca cola bottles and Marilyn Monroe. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://twitter.com/AbstruseJuice Justin Anderson

    12:20

    “…obviously the disgust in my mouth of the Randy Moss trade, and the fact that if the Patriots lose a game next year, I'm going to be surprised…”

    Wow, you almost called that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Speer/512018124 Mike Speer

    Fav old school thing is vinyl records. Sounds of music recorded 70 years ago never sounded better, cd’s just dont cut it!

  • Anonymous

    I like coffee ice cream!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1563600162 Krishna Patel

    love coffee ice cream! cant wait for you to come here at Virginia Tech!

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