EP 241 Albarino Wine Tasting

Today Gary goes after the hot white wines of Spain.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Nora AlbarinoSpanish Albarino
2005 Pazo Senorans AlbarinoSpanish Albarino
2005 Pazo Pandol AlbarinoSpanish Albarino
2005 Havens AlbarinoNapa Other White Wine

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Chelsea Hover

please come to Virginia Tech this was a great episode

Tags: Albarino, review, Spain, Video, white wines, wine, wines

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  • Annapolitan

    OK Gary, I’m crying “Uncle”! This Albarino episode has flushed me out of the bushes. Ive been lurking for over 200 episodes, but albarino is enough to turn any Peeping Tom into a doorbell pusher. My wife(Mrs. Pinot Grigio)flipped out upon tasting a Salneval Albarino. It’s going to come in handy this summer on the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks. Give your teacher sister a big Kudos for me.

  • Annapolitan

    OK Gary, I’m crying “Uncle”! This Albarino episode has flushed me out of the bushes. Ive been lurking for over 200 episodes, but albarino is enough to turn any Peeping Tom into a doorbell pusher. My wife(Mrs. Pinot Grigio)flipped out upon tasting a Salneval Albarino. It’s going to come in handy this summer on the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks. Give your teacher sister a big Kudos for me.

  • Susan

    Gary-Thanks for all of the wine education!!!!
    Will try Albarino(especially the Nora) SOON!!
    :)

  • Susan

    Gary-Thanks for all of the wine education!!!!
    Will try Albarino(especially the Nora) SOON!!
    :)

  • Daniel Rymer

    Thanks for showing us a new grape. I typically like the ones I’ve never heard of more than the big boys (cab, merlot, etc).

  • Daniel Rymer

    Thanks for showing us a new grape. I typically like the ones I’ve never heard of more than the big boys (cab, merlot, etc).

  • Johan

    Why didn’t you try any of the great Portuguese alvarinhos?
    /J

  • Johan

    Why didn’t you try any of the great Portuguese alvarinhos?
    /J

  • Marianne

    Hi Gary.
    Very nice video …. I’m a big fan of Spanish wines.
    I enjoyed your albariño tasting, and I am going to search for more tastings of Spanish wines you might have done on you website.
    But ….
    I wonder why you didn’t taste the 2006 vintages.
    Albariño is a wonderful grape, but the wines you tasted are made for fresh consumption. So I think that if you would have tasted the 2006 you would have been more enthousiastic (still).

    Congratulations with this new way of educating us on wine!
    Marianne Rembrandt
    Netherlands

  • Marianne

    Hi Gary.
    Very nice video …. I’m a big fan of Spanish wines.
    I enjoyed your albariño tasting, and I am going to search for more tastings of Spanish wines you might have done on you website.
    But ….
    I wonder why you didn’t taste the 2006 vintages.
    Albariño is a wonderful grape, but the wines you tasted are made for fresh consumption. So I think that if you would have tasted the 2006 you would have been more enthousiastic (still).

    Congratulations with this new way of educating us on wine!
    Marianne Rembrandt
    Netherlands

  • JF

    Great episode, Mr. Vaynerchuck. I just tried Albarino so I checked out what you had to say for you are the expert. Thanks for doing an episode on this!

  • JF

    Great episode, Mr. Vaynerchuck. I just tried Albarino so I checked out what you had to say for you are the expert. Thanks for doing an episode on this!

  • ted vaughn

    first Albarino i tried was called LICIA – same name as my wife. She grabbed it on the way out of a wine store in Rochester, NY. It was killer – refocused my love of white wine. It is the best wine to pear w/ creamy soups.

    In my opinion, Albarino and White Rhones are the best white wine on earth….followed by the wines of Loire – then white bordeaux.

  • ted vaughn

    first Albarino i tried was called LICIA – same name as my wife. She grabbed it on the way out of a wine store in Rochester, NY. It was killer – refocused my love of white wine. It is the best wine to pear w/ creamy soups.

    In my opinion, Albarino and White Rhones are the best white wine on earth….followed by the wines of Loire – then white bordeaux.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Did I totally miss the QOTD? hmmmm…. Well anyway another episode enjoyed by all. I guess thats just me since Im the only one in the house that watches. But no matter. Another white ive never heard of. Def. something I need to check out to expand my tastes.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Did I totally miss the QOTD? hmmmm…. Well anyway another episode enjoyed by all. I guess thats just me since Im the only one in the house that watches. But no matter. Another white ive never heard of. Def. something I need to check out to expand my tastes.

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  • joe albarino

    kuchrenyav .,.name backwards………great video…..
    thank you

    joe albarino

  • joe albarino

    kuchrenyav .,.name backwards………great video…..
    thank you

    joe albarino

  • boarderhype

    I just hat a Pazo Senorans from 2006 yesterday during a wine tasting and found it pretty one-dimentional, although it is very well made. Usually I like the Albarino grape but tis time I kept away from buying the Pazo at a price of 14?. I decided for a Basa Rueda 2007 (Verdejo, Sauvignon, Viura) at a price of 7? which I liked a lot more.

  • boarderhype

    I just hat a Pazo Senorans from 2006 yesterday during a wine tasting and found it pretty one-dimentional, although it is very well made. Usually I like the Albarino grape but tis time I kept away from buying the Pazo at a price of 14?. I decided for a Basa Rueda 2007 (Verdejo, Sauvignon, Viura) at a price of 7? which I liked a lot more.

  • Leana Hellman

    Is that a “Mod” (hope I spelled that right) action figure with you on the show? Awesome!

  • Leana Hellman

    Is that a “Mod” (hope I spelled that right) action figure with you on the show? Awesome!

  • Karen

    I actually opened a bottle of the Nora tonight and loved it; then I decided to see if Gary had ever reviewed it. Surprise, surprise: Not only had he reviewed it, he loved it, too. It is exactly as he described it. Definitely give it a try, everyone!

  • Karen

    I actually opened a bottle of the Nora tonight and loved it; then I decided to see if Gary had ever reviewed it. Surprise, surprise: Not only had he reviewed it, he loved it, too. It is exactly as he described it. Definitely give it a try, everyone!

  • Anne Fogarty

    kuhcrenyav – close enough? I needed to know about Albarino to give as a gift and had never heard of it before. Can’t wait to try it myself! Thanks so much for the help. My host apparently loves this wine – now maybe I’ll find the right one in the store – and perhaps won’t sound like a complete idiot when I mention or talk about it ! Thanks for the great help ! PS if you send a shirt – pls send a large and I’ll give it to my host. Thanks again! A

  • http://google Anne Fogarty

    kuhcrenyav – close enough? I needed to know about Albarino to give as a gift and had never heard of it before. Can’t wait to try it myself! Thanks so much for the help. My host apparently loves this wine – now maybe I’ll find the right one in the store – and perhaps won’t sound like a complete idiot when I mention or talk about it ! Thanks for the great help ! PS if you send a shirt – pls send a large and I’ll give it to my host. Thanks again! A

  • Anne

    kuhcrenyav ? close enough? I needed to know about Albarino to give as a gift and had never heard of it before. Can?t wait to try it myself! Thanks so much for the help. My host apparently loves this wine ? now maybe I?ll find the right one in the store ? and perhaps won?t sound like a complete idiot when I mention or talk about it ! Thanks for the great help ! PS if you send a shirt ? pls send a large and I?ll give it to my host. Thanks again! A

  • http://google Anne

    kuhcrenyav ? close enough? I needed to know about Albarino to give as a gift and had never heard of it before. Can?t wait to try it myself! Thanks so much for the help. My host apparently loves this wine ? now maybe I?ll find the right one in the store ? and perhaps won?t sound like a complete idiot when I mention or talk about it ! Thanks for the great help ! PS if you send a shirt ? pls send a large and I?ll give it to my host. Thanks again! A

  • John J

    qotd the next wine on your show should be a vin jaune

  • John__J

    qotd the next wine on your show should be a vin jaune

  • http://www.austinphotography.com/ carlos austin

    backwards last name of Gary.

    xuhcrenyav

  • usurani

    Razor Ramon was awesome! Razor's Edge arguably the best finisher in WWF after the Sharp Shooter. Come to Virginia Tech Gary V.

  • corkscrew

    Have only had a couple Albarino…not something I would drink often. http://www.winelx.com

  • Nick

    Great wines to try out with spring & summer coming closer! Nice show Gary

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Inman/68115218 Jeff Inman

    Definitely going to check out some Albarino now thanks for the info and excited to try it. Get to Blacksburg dude!

    CKC-Virginia Tech

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=898480550 Samantha ‘Twyst’ Vraa

    I love shellfish, I’ll have to try some Albarino.

  • http://twitter.com/steelershokie Lauren Moore

    I loveee some Albarino. And I love gary. Please come to Virginia Tech!!

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

    i like the lemony flavor too, def going to have to try some of these. come visit the CKC @ Virginia Tech!

  • http://twitter.com/ayamay Amy Shaffron

    definitely pairing some shellfish and Albarino! can’t wait to see you at Virginia Tech!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1570170015 Chelsea Hover

    please come to Virginia Tech this was a great episode

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