EP 254 Tocai Friulano Taste Off

There are other white wines in Italy besides Pinot Grigio, today Gary Vaynerchuk tastes some very intriguing wines from Italy.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Sirch Tocai FriulanoColli Orientali del Friuli
2004 Russiz Superiore Tocai FriulanoCollio Goriziano
2004 Doro Princic TocaiCollio Goriziano

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    Justin Anderson

    My favorite superhero is Nightcrawler.

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    • Adrian

      Batman without a doubt, though not really a “superhero” per se.

    • Adrian

      Batman without a doubt, though not really a “superhero” per se.

    • Billman

      I dig the push to increase trying new types & styles of wine, and an entire WLTV episode dedicated to the new varietal makes the task much less daunting.

      QOTD: Batman, because he’s mortal (does that disqualify him from being a superhero?)

    • Billman

      I dig the push to increase trying new types & styles of wine, and an entire WLTV episode dedicated to the new varietal makes the task much less daunting.

      QOTD: Batman, because he’s mortal (does that disqualify him from being a superhero?)

    • Ralph Rocco

      Batman for sure. But, I don’t think Wayne had a wine cellar in that castle. Too bad with all that dough$$.

    • Ralph Rocco

      Batman for sure. But, I don’t think Wayne had a wine cellar in that castle. Too bad with all that dough$$.

    • tim

      Cliff Clavin, what a genius

    • tim

      Cliff Clavin, what a genius

    • mcj

      QOTD: Arthur from The Tick

    • mcj

      QOTD: Arthur from The Tick

    • http://www.bendaniel.org/ Ben Daniel

      QOTD: Not exactly a superhero, but I love Tintin.

    • http://www.bendaniel.org Ben Daniel

      QOTD: Not exactly a superhero, but I love Tintin.

    • JonC

      Thanks to the US Air Force, I lived in Friuli for 2 years. Tocai F. was the universal house white wine, very inexpensive & very easy to drink. There are many other wonderful grapes & wines from this region, many hard to find in the U.S. I’m looking forward to future shows featuring these unique wines. Does Maxwell Smart count as a superhero?

    • JonC

      Thanks to the US Air Force, I lived in Friuli for 2 years. Tocai F. was the universal house white wine, very inexpensive & very easy to drink. There are many other wonderful grapes & wines from this region, many hard to find in the U.S. I’m looking forward to future shows featuring these unique wines. Does Maxwell Smart count as a superhero?

    • Matt the Lurker

      What about Lacrima Christi?

    • Matt the Lurker

      What about Lacrima Christi?

    • Winodontist

      Gary, I;ve been drinking a lot more whites lately and these will definitely be on my radar.

      QOTD: Wonderwoman. Bikini pants, invisible plane, face it, she’s hot!

    • Winodontist

      Gary, I;ve been drinking a lot more whites lately and these will definitely be on my radar.

      QOTD: Wonderwoman. Bikini pants, invisible plane, face it, she’s hot!

    • greg owens

      GV- thanks for the intro to a new wine. QOTD: mighty mouse?

    • greg owens

      GV- thanks for the intro to a new wine. QOTD: mighty mouse?

    • http://www.bikemrown.com/ msb2ncsu

      QOTD: I really tried to enjoy comics but could never get that into them (too many NES games to play!) The one that I always latched on to had to be Wolverine though… perhaps it is that we have so much in common: a loner, quick temper, and extremely hairy.

    • http://www.bikemrown.com msb2ncsu

      QOTD: I really tried to enjoy comics but could never get that into them (too many NES games to play!) The one that I always latched on to had to be Wolverine though… perhaps it is that we have so much in common: a loner, quick temper, and extremely hairy.

    • Mr. Ambassador

      I really liked your descriptions of the last “Tokai F” sampled today; should I decide to try one of these whites that’s the one I’ll go for!

      QOTD – Don’t know why but I always liked the Green Arrow and Green Lantern.

    • Mr. Ambassador

      I really liked your descriptions of the last “Tokai F” sampled today; should I decide to try one of these whites that’s the one I’ll go for!

      QOTD – Don’t know why but I always liked the Green Arrow and Green Lantern.

    • JayZee

      I am among the 95% – I will definitely have to try a Tacai F! QOTD: Well, my favorite superhero always was Spider-Man. However, perhaps more interesting was my number 2 fave, the Green Lantern: “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight, let those who worship Evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s Light” 😉

    • JayZee

      I am among the 95% – I will definitely have to try a Tacai F! QOTD: Well, my favorite superhero always was Spider-Man. However, perhaps more interesting was my number 2 fave, the Green Lantern: “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight, let those who worship Evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s Light” 😉

    • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

      I’ve never had Tocai Friulano. I’m looking forward to it, though… it’s on my list.

      QOTD: Before last week, I’d say Batman. He’s got no special powers. It’s just him. And he’s a bit dark, too. Sometimes he crosses that line to do the right thing.

      But, last week, I read the Watchmen. *Awesome* My new favorite “superhero” is Rorschach. That’s one bad dude. Of course, he’s a bit crazy at the end, but I like his uncompromising principles.

    • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

      I’ve never had Tocai Friulano. I’m looking forward to it, though… it’s on my list.

      QOTD: Before last week, I’d say Batman. He’s got no special powers. It’s just him. And he’s a bit dark, too. Sometimes he crosses that line to do the right thing.

      But, last week, I read the Watchmen. *Awesome* My new favorite “superhero” is Rorschach. That’s one bad dude. Of course, he’s a bit crazy at the end, but I like his uncompromising principles.

    • http://www.italianheritage.org/ Pastore

      Tried this for the first time a few weeks back playing bocce with some friends. Absolutely fantastic. I may have a new favorite Italian white!

    • http://www.italianheritage.org Pastore

      Tried this for the first time a few weeks back playing bocce with some friends. Absolutely fantastic. I may have a new favorite Italian white!

    • steve

      Gary,
      have you ever tasted Dario Raccaro’s tocai friulano? One of the top 5 tocai out of Friuli Collio…..
      best
      Steve

    • steve

      Gary,
      have you ever tasted Dario Raccaro’s tocai friulano? One of the top 5 tocai out of Friuli Collio…..
      best
      Steve

    • Dan B

      Spiderman , Batman depending on my mood

    • Dan B

      Spiderman , Batman depending on my mood

    • http://www.myspace.com/ryans4995 Ryan

      in the comic books, spiderman
      in the movies, batman
      although the punisher came out with a very underrated film in my opinion
      i’m talking about the one with tom jane, that’s the only one i’ve seen
      the original punisher, which some amazon reviewers said was even better, starred the big russian from the rocky movie
      there is also a new punisher film coming out soon that has a new guy

    • http://www.myspace.com/ryans4995 Ryan

      in the comic books, spiderman
      in the movies, batman
      although the punisher came out with a very underrated film in my opinion
      i’m talking about the one with tom jane, that’s the only one i’ve seen
      the original punisher, which some amazon reviewers said was even better, starred the big russian from the rocky movie
      there is also a new punisher film coming out soon that has a new guy

    • Dessert Wine Nerd

      QOTD: Wolverine. No dobut about it. I always wanted to be him when I was younger. Healing powers, the claws, etc. Couldnt stand Batman, Spiderman, and Superman though. Worst heros ever. And now for something completely different…. the wine! I am def. in a rut. Im stashing away dessert wines like theres no tomorrow….. Which makes no sense because if there was no tomorrow I should drink them, no? Nice spill job on the Russiz, by the way. I think I’ll try to find one of these wines over the weekend and pop it. Hope you got some serious shuteye after this marathon.

    • Dessert Wine Nerd

      QOTD: Wolverine. No dobut about it. I always wanted to be him when I was younger. Healing powers, the claws, etc. Couldnt stand Batman, Spiderman, and Superman though. Worst heros ever. And now for something completely different…. the wine! I am def. in a rut. Im stashing away dessert wines like theres no tomorrow….. Which makes no sense because if there was no tomorrow I should drink them, no? Nice spill job on the Russiz, by the way. I think I’ll try to find one of these wines over the weekend and pop it. Hope you got some serious shuteye after this marathon.

    • nnothing

      powdered toast man

    • nnothing

      powdered toast man

    • Adrian

      wow again great show with more info on another varietal…Tocai Friulano..tried to check for more info on the wiki but it was not listed……maybe wltv should update it….

    • Adrian

      wow again great show with more info on another varietal…Tocai Friulano..tried to check for more info on the wiki but it was not listed……maybe wltv should update it….

    • Anonymous

      QOTD: The Bat-Man. That’s right, the old-school version from when the comics were first released, when he was a shadowy underworld character and the commissioner still wondered whether or not the Bat-Man was even a good guy. So not “Batman”. I like “The Bat-Man”.

    • Phredd

      QOTD: The Bat-Man. That’s right, the old-school version from when the comics were first released, when he was a shadowy underworld character and the commissioner still wondered whether or not the Bat-Man was even a good guy. So not “Batman”. I like “The Bat-Man”.

    • John__J

      qotd wow powerdered toast man was a great answer. im goin with Batman. the old stuff was cool, but was too cartoony and kiddie. the darker, edgier Batman that’s been more contempory is the one i prefer.
      Gary, how about puttin one of those wines bottled in a 620ml clavelin on the show? (a vin jaune)

    • John J

      qotd wow powerdered toast man was a great answer. im goin with Batman. the old stuff was cool, but was too cartoony and kiddie. the darker, edgier Batman that’s been more contempory is the one i prefer.
      Gary, how about puttin one of those wines bottled in a 620ml clavelin on the show? (a vin jaune)

    • corkscrew

      Have not had much luck with Italian whites.. QOTD-had a few, Iron Man, Daredevil, Master of Kung Fu, Conan, Wolverine. http://www.winelx.com

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

      My favorite superhero is Nightcrawler.

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