EP 268 These Looked Good, Why Not?

Gary Vaynerchuk is feeling good about his iPhone, Danika Kastner and all the new Vayniacs looks to find some values.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Casa Silva Los Lingues CarmenereChile Carmenere
2005 Pablo Menguante TempranilloOther Spanish Red Wine
2004 Montes Alpha SyrahChilean Shiraz

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A dumb Rhein king

Hmm … sounds like a new band name “My Life with the College Cill Crew”

QOTD: Nothing. I wouldn't say that it is a bad product, but I'd rather have a choice of provider. Next holiday season I'll be going with an Android on the Verizon network.

Tags: Carmenere, red wines, review, Syrah, Video, wine, wines

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  • http://www.heartofakitchen.com/ Chef Paul

    I am a HUGE fan of Carmenere! I have been touting its abilities since I learned of them a few years ago. it is a great grape (one of the original Bordeaux grapes I believe) and totally rocks.

    Haven’t had the wine GV tried, but if you want a cool grape to get into, Carmenere is the way to go. Calina Reserva is one of my favorites, and Alcanca (from Calina) is also great, and both are 8-15 US$.

    Cheers GV, and kudos on the Time article.

  • http://www.heartofakitchen.com Chef Paul

    I am a HUGE fan of Carmenere! I have been touting its abilities since I learned of them a few years ago. it is a great grape (one of the original Bordeaux grapes I believe) and totally rocks.

    Haven’t had the wine GV tried, but if you want a cool grape to get into, Carmenere is the way to go. Calina Reserva is one of my favorites, and Alcanca (from Calina) is also great, and both are 8-15 US$.

    Cheers GV, and kudos on the Time article.

  • Jonah

    Too bad the Tempranillo was such a disappointment. Have you had the Casa Don Juan Tempranillo? This is another Spanish Tempranillo under $10. I though it was pretty good, but I’m curious what other people think. (I think the stuff I had was 2003.)

  • Jonah

    Too bad the Tempranillo was such a disappointment. Have you had the Casa Don Juan Tempranillo? This is another Spanish Tempranillo under $10. I though it was pretty good, but I’m curious what other people think. (I think the stuff I had was 2003.)

  • jodib13

    Sweet n Low to my sugar – classic – know exactly what you mean. I phone is too complicated. You should come to Cincinnati, Ohio that would rocck.
    QOTC- not changin til they make me

  • jodib13

    Sweet n Low to my sugar – classic – know exactly what you mean. I phone is too complicated. You should come to Cincinnati, Ohio that would rocck.
    QOTC- not changin til they make me

  • Metal Dave

    QOTD:
    As little as possible. Why, are you giving them away?

  • Metal Dave

    QOTD:
    As little as possible. Why, are you giving them away?

  • Jim in Atlanta

    I don’t need an iphone. My ipod is good enough. Will try to find some Carmenere today.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    I don’t need an iphone. My ipod is good enough. Will try to find some Carmenere today.

  • Kirk

    QOTD: What would I do for an iPhone??? nothing really…it’s just a phone/gadget/devise that’s designed to lock 1/2 of America into one major company….no thanks. If they are free & I got free service…sure, I’d take it. Otherwise…i’ll stick to the affordable phones.

    Now for my question…what bottles did you open for the 4th of July?

  • Kirk

    QOTD: What would I do for an iPhone??? nothing really…it’s just a phone/gadget/devise that’s designed to lock 1/2 of America into one major company….no thanks. If they are free & I got free service…sure, I’d take it. Otherwise…i’ll stick to the affordable phones.

    Now for my question…what bottles did you open for the 4th of July?

  • Ryan

    QOTD: I honestly wouldn’t really do anything for an iPhone. My current phone/PDA works just fine.

  • Ryan

    QOTD: I honestly wouldn’t really do anything for an iPhone. My current phone/PDA works just fine.

  • http://www.myspace.com/whilewearehere lifestooshort

    good episode, man. QOTD: I’d have to move to another state, because ATT/Cingular don’t gots service here in VT! Still, I own AAPL and that makes up for it. :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/whilewearehere lifestooshort

    good episode, man. QOTD: I’d have to move to another state, because ATT/Cingular don’t gots service here in VT! Still, I own AAPL and that makes up for it. :)

  • Matt the Lurker

    QOTD – I’m waiting until they sell phones that also wash your car.

  • Matt the Lurker

    QOTD – I’m waiting until they sell phones that also wash your car.

  • Winodontist

    QOTD: I’d happily lift a glass with you or fill out a survey for an iPhone, but that’s about it. Not much love on this board for the iPhone. If anyone thinks a Treo 700 is even in the ballpark then you just don’t like Apple or something. Maybe all those PC vs. Mac commercials have pissed people off! Can you tell I’m a Mac person???

  • Winodontist

    QOTD: I’d happily lift a glass with you or fill out a survey for an iPhone, but that’s about it. Not much love on this board for the iPhone. If anyone thinks a Treo 700 is even in the ballpark then you just don’t like Apple or something. Maybe all those PC vs. Mac commercials have pissed people off! Can you tell I’m a Mac person???

  • http://nethingwine.blogspot.com/ John Witherspoon

    QOTD: Although Megan (the wife) and I are psyched to get iPhones, that would be $1200 buckaroos. WOW!! Personally I’m not jonesing too bad for one yet so I don’t have a really good answer to your question. But I am always willing to run down the street naked for something free. haha

    J DUB

  • http://nethingwine.blogspot.com John Witherspoon

    QOTD: Although Megan (the wife) and I are psyched to get iPhones, that would be $1200 buckaroos. WOW!! Personally I’m not jonesing too bad for one yet so I don’t have a really good answer to your question. But I am always willing to run down the street naked for something free. haha

    J DUB

  • http://vixandmore.blogspot.com/ Bill Luby

    Good stuff. Carmenere was my favorite new varietal discovery in 2006. In 2005 it was probably Albarino. I’m not sure about 2007 yet…but I’ll try the Casa Silva while I am debating.

  • http://vixandmore.blogspot.com/ Bill Luby

    Good stuff. Carmenere was my favorite new varietal discovery in 2006. In 2005 it was probably Albarino. I’m not sure about 2007 yet…but I’ll try the Casa Silva while I am debating.

  • frank

    top notch…informative and extremely entertaining!

  • frank

    top notch…informative and extremely entertaining!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD:: Sorry, BIG G., but I’ll save my BONES for some vino…

  • YoungDave

    QOTD:: Sorry, BIG G., but I’ll save my BONES for some vino…

  • hasbeen

    I found Carmenere years ago while trying to figure out what wine was. I particularly like to match it with lamb. The best I have had to date was a gift from a friend, 2004 Misiones de Rengo Reserve, unfortunately it can’t be found in the states – unless you want to start importing it. I happened to have picked up a few bottles of Casa Silva a few days ago, now I am even more excited about trying them.

  • hasbeen

    I found Carmenere years ago while trying to figure out what wine was. I particularly like to match it with lamb. The best I have had to date was a gift from a friend, 2004 Misiones de Rengo Reserve, unfortunately it can’t be found in the states – unless you want to start importing it. I happened to have picked up a few bottles of Casa Silva a few days ago, now I am even more excited about trying them.

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    I’m excited to try the Carmenere. Sounds right up my alley.

    QOTD: What would I do for an iPhone? Wait until rev. 2 or rev. 3 to get one. The EDGE network is slow, you can’t tether it and use it as a modem and there are a few other limitations that I hope get worked out first.

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    I’m excited to try the Carmenere. Sounds right up my alley.

    QOTD: What would I do for an iPhone? Wait until rev. 2 or rev. 3 to get one. The EDGE network is slow, you can’t tether it and use it as a modem and there are a few other limitations that I hope get worked out first.

  • scottydog

    montes alpha–got a bottle at a wine tasting and will be interested to try it out and compare notes

    as for the QOTD–not much. post a comment maybe. does that get me one?

  • scottydog

    montes alpha–got a bottle at a wine tasting and will be interested to try it out and compare notes

    as for the QOTD–not much. post a comment maybe. does that get me one?

  • Tommy Vernieri

    Good episode, Gary. You got your philosophy across (and without yelling or getting all hyper) plus you threw out a rule that I totally agree with (two-case max). Some of the wines you liked and some you didn’t; they were reasonably priced, plus it’s short too. I think all of that make it a great episode.

    I’m not saying that every episode should be like that (I like the wacky concept episodes, the marathon episodes and the straightforward themed episodes too), but I this is a great one for me to send to my friends as an introduction.

    Oh yeah, come to Charleston, SC. I can’t guarantee a grand party but I’d have fun.

  • Tommy Vernieri

    Good episode, Gary. You got your philosophy across (and without yelling or getting all hyper) plus you threw out a rule that I totally agree with (two-case max). Some of the wines you liked and some you didn’t; they were reasonably priced, plus it’s short too. I think all of that make it a great episode.

    I’m not saying that every episode should be like that (I like the wacky concept episodes, the marathon episodes and the straightforward themed episodes too), but I this is a great one for me to send to my friends as an introduction.

    Oh yeah, come to Charleston, SC. I can’t guarantee a grand party but I’d have fun.

  • mcj

    QOTD: I’d thank whoever gave me one. :-)

  • mcj

    QOTD: I’d thank whoever gave me one. :-)

  • Peter

    I’m having the 2005 Montes Alpha Syrah right now. I’m torn between loving it and liking it. WS gives the 2005 another point above the 2004, 92. I’d be interesting in Gary’s take on the 2005.

  • Peter

    I’m having the 2005 Montes Alpha Syrah right now. I’m torn between loving it and liking it. WS gives the 2005 another point above the 2004, 92. I’d be interesting in Gary’s take on the 2005.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRUOsVf-rxA Wii

    That sucks because the price is down to $400 now…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRUOsVf-rxA Wii

    That sucks because the price is down to $400 now…

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    At least the 2005 Tempranillo wasnt a pass with 12 z’s, eh Gary? QOTD: Nothing. I dont need those kind of devices. I need a cell phone to talk to people. Thats it. I dont like straining my eyes looking at videos or text on a tiny screen, anyway.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    At least the 2005 Tempranillo wasnt a pass with 12 z’s, eh Gary? QOTD: Nothing. I dont need those kind of devices. I need a cell phone to talk to people. Thats it. I dont like straining my eyes looking at videos or text on a tiny screen, anyway.

  • John D.

    Just going through the archives GV for Tempranillo & Carmenere. I love searching out these sub $15 wines from Spain, Chile and Argentina. Great stuff.

    I finally got on the iPhone bandwagon this past week. I’m only 2+ years late! Just got a 3G-S. Digging it. I decided to wait for the prices to come down a bit. $200 was more palatable for me.

  • John D.

    Just going through the archives GV for Tempranillo & Carmenere. I love searching out these sub $15 wines from Spain, Chile and Argentina. Great stuff.

    I finally got on the iPhone bandwagon this past week. I’m only 2+ years late! Just got a 3G-S. Digging it. I decided to wait for the prices to come down a bit. $200 was more palatable for me.

  • John__J

    qotd: I'd pay for 1.
    nice to see episodes where we get to find values at low prices.
    any chance of a vin jaune making an appearance on an episode?

  • corkscrew

    Montes Alpha makes some good wines. http://www.winelx.com

  • A dumb Rhein king

    Hmm … sounds like a new band name “My Life with the College Cill Crew”

    QOTD: Nothing. I wouldn't say that it is a bad product, but I'd rather have a choice of provider. Next holiday season I'll be going with an Android on the Verizon network.

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