EP 269 Aglianico Time with your Pal Gary Vaynerchuk

Aglianico wines are under the radar and very interesting, Gary says “It’s time we change that” so here we go!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Tenuta Le Querce Aglianico Il ViolaAglianico del Vulture
2004 Coviv Aglianico Del VultureAglianico del Vulture
2003 Macarico Aglianico Del VultureAglianico del Vulture

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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A dumb Rhein king

Congrats Tim! Go Twinkies!

I have not had an agliaglioxenfree. “Il” is said like “eel” in Italian btw. Not that I expect everyone to pronounce foreign words correctly, but if I can spread some knowledge then I'm going for it.

QOTD: I had a St. Croix from Winehaven. It was pretty good. Not too acidic and not too inky. It was a little thin but I think they did a great job with a difficult grape.

Tags: Aglianico, italy, red wines, review, wine, wines

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  • http://www.MorrisPreservation.org Buff Daddy

    As a Pinto who’s granddaddy was from Potenza, I’m glad to learn about affordable Italian reds! Thanks Gary.

    Homer & Marge Pinto

  • MaryS

    Great job TimF. I loved your video!

  • MaryS

    Great job TimF. I loved your video!

  • MaryS

    Hey Gary, listen to Brandon, free shipping is WAY OVERDUE!!!

  • MaryS

    Hey Gary, listen to Brandon, free shipping is WAY OVERDUE!!!

  • http://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/ Francois Tremblay

    Pizza that tastes like cheeseburger? Sign me up!

  • http://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/ Francois Tremblay

    Pizza that tastes like cheeseburger? Sign me up!

  • 1855class

    word,
    great episode-let’s get the word out about monastrell and nero d’avalo next.
    qotd-i drank stella artois, lots and lots of it.

  • 1855class

    word,
    great episode-let’s get the word out about monastrell and nero d’avalo next.
    qotd-i drank stella artois, lots and lots of it.

  • http://gastrosport.blogspot.com/ Totte

    Nice
    Found one Aglianico here in Sweden. $10. Will try and let you know.

    Keep it up.

  • http://gastrosport.blogspot.com Totte

    Nice
    Found one Aglianico here in Sweden. $10. Will try and let you know.

    Keep it up.

  • http://gastrosport.blogspot.com/ Totte

    Forgot the QotD

    I had a nice Gruner Veltiner from 98 and New Zeeland Chard

    T

  • http://gastrosport.blogspot.com Totte

    Forgot the QotD

    I had a nice Gruner Veltiner from 98 and New Zeeland Chard

    T

  • http://www.myspace.com/lapaganchick Catherine M.

    Thanks for doing an episode on these wines. I had never heard of them but am always looking for something new and exciting. Perhaps I will try the 2004 Coviv Aglianico Del Vulture…

    Have a great day!

  • http://www.myspace.com/lapaganchick Catherine M.

    Thanks for doing an episode on these wines. I had never heard of them but am always looking for something new and exciting. Perhaps I will try the 2004 Coviv Aglianico Del Vulture…

    Have a great day!

  • Jay

    It’s now Friday, but on the 4th I was at a late out door cookout. 5 beers and then a couple of glasses of Jameson on the rocks.
    passed out on the couch at 10pm.

  • Jay

    It’s now Friday, but on the 4th I was at a late out door cookout. 5 beers and then a couple of glasses of Jameson on the rocks.
    passed out on the couch at 10pm.

  • JayZee

    Congrats to TimF – great job!! I’m sure you’ll have a blast with Gary.

    Gary, you are correct, I have never had Aglianico. Now I must try some. :-)

    QOTD: Well, after the fact, we got invited over a friend’s house and they grilled some blackened salmon as the main course, so I brought over a couple of bottles of Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir which was actually pretty darn good.

  • JayZee

    Congrats to TimF – great job!! I’m sure you’ll have a blast with Gary.

    Gary, you are correct, I have never had Aglianico. Now I must try some. :-)

    QOTD: Well, after the fact, we got invited over a friend’s house and they grilled some blackened salmon as the main course, so I brought over a couple of bottles of Byron Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir which was actually pretty darn good.

  • Anonymous

    Great job, TimF– I’m definitely jealous of your upcoming trip with the G man.

    QOTD: Since it’s the 6th today, I can tell you EXACTLY what I drank. Some 14 Hands Cab (my friend brought the bottle, and it was a little off-dry), then my friend’s father insisted we try some of his Portuguese red wine…which was unfortunately not at all like some of the Portuguese values that I’ve bought recently…and was basically an awful 0-for-3 run of light, hot, baron-on-the-nose, chemical-esque reds. I’m glad that I brought a perfectly dry, lightly fruit and pepper-driven Rose from Provence, as well as a ZIPPY and clean Gruner to kind of save that situation. The other wine didn’t go to waste, though… it got drank after my wine was gone!
    Hope your 4th was a blast!

  • YoungDave

    Great job, TimF– I’m definitely jealous of your upcoming trip with the G man.

    QOTD: Since it’s the 6th today, I can tell you EXACTLY what I drank. Some 14 Hands Cab (my friend brought the bottle, and it was a little off-dry), then my friend’s father insisted we try some of his Portuguese red wine…which was unfortunately not at all like some of the Portuguese values that I’ve bought recently…and was basically an awful 0-for-3 run of light, hot, baron-on-the-nose, chemical-esque reds. I’m glad that I brought a perfectly dry, lightly fruit and pepper-driven Rose from Provence, as well as a ZIPPY and clean Gruner to kind of save that situation. The other wine didn’t go to waste, though… it got drank after my wine was gone!
    Hope your 4th was a blast!

  • Susan

    TimF:
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    Hope you have a great time on your Napa Trip!!!!
    :)

  • Susan

    TimF:
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    Hope you have a great time on your Napa Trip!!!!
    :)

  • http://vinelanguage.com/ Fran Benabvidez

    Congratulations to TimF-very clever! Have a wild time in Napa!Hope you guys ride up Sterling’s tram just for the fun of it.
    I’ll definitely have to try Aglianico. Never heard of it before the show.

  • http://vinelanguage.com Fran Benabvidez

    Congratulations to TimF-very clever! Have a wild time in Napa!Hope you guys ride up Sterling’s tram just for the fun of it.
    I’ll definitely have to try Aglianico. Never heard of it before the show.

  • Smith MBA

    I work in Springfield Va. across from the Springfield Mall and that is where the premier will be.

  • Smith MBA

    I work in Springfield Va. across from the Springfield Mall and that is where the premier will be.

  • SoCal

    G,
    Catching up from vacation.
    Thanks for the education about Aglainico.
    QOTD:
    2005 Sea Smoke Southing
    2005 Amon-Ra Shiraz
    2004 Neal Family Cab
    2003 Prevail Back Forty Cab
    2004 Ca’ Marcanda (Gaja) Magari Toscana IGT
    2000 Villa di Capezzana Ghiaie della Furba Toscana IGT
    2003 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Ribera del Duero Tinto Pesquera

    All good….but the Gaja was the only let down…..

  • SoCal

    G,
    Catching up from vacation.
    Thanks for the education about Aglainico.
    QOTD:
    2005 Sea Smoke Southing
    2005 Amon-Ra Shiraz
    2004 Neal Family Cab
    2003 Prevail Back Forty Cab
    2004 Ca’ Marcanda (Gaja) Magari Toscana IGT
    2000 Villa di Capezzana Ghiaie della Furba Toscana IGT
    2003 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Ribera del Duero Tinto Pesquera

    All good….but the Gaja was the only let down…..

  • vibemore

    QOTD: Since I’m late to the comments section I’ll tell you that I did open a bottle of Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier. Loved it!

  • vibemore

    QOTD: Since I’m late to the comments section I’ll tell you that I did open a bottle of Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier. Loved it!

  • cinzia

    It’s a shame about the il Viola (the first you tasted). We discovered it in 2002 during a stay in Rionero, Basilicata. The 1999 bottles were to die for. The best wine I ever tasted (if you like full body & robust). I don’t know what happened in 2000 and later. But the aglianico Il Viola had become mediocre at best. I still have hope that the next harvest will bring back it’s exceptional quality.

  • cinzia

    It’s a shame about the il Viola (the first you tasted). We discovered it in 2002 during a stay in Rionero, Basilicata. The 1999 bottles were to die for. The best wine I ever tasted (if you like full body & robust). I don’t know what happened in 2000 and later. But the aglianico Il Viola had become mediocre at best. I still have hope that the next harvest will bring back it’s exceptional quality.

  • Lentini

    Good episode… Just now saw it… linking over from the free shipping Coviv Aglianico.

    LOVE the video at the end… nicely done.

    Man, this is so old, my post is stale while I’m typing it.

  • Lentini

    Good episode… Just now saw it… linking over from the free shipping Coviv Aglianico.

    LOVE the video at the end… nicely done.

    Man, this is so old, my post is stale while I’m typing it.

  • http://sestinobarone.com/?p=132 Sestino

    Back in 2006, I told a trip to a vineyard my family owns in Italy. The type of grape we grow is Aglianico. It is a Red-wine grapevine cultivated in Basilicata and Campania regions of Italy. In the latter province it has the alias names Agliatica, Ellenico, Ellanico, Gnanico and Uva Nera. Of extremely ancient origin, it is responsible for some of the better sturdy red wines of southern Italy – (eg: â??Aglianico del Vultureâ?). Appears to have been used to produce Falurnum, a well-documented favorite wine of the Romans. The name â??Aglianicoâ? is reported to be late 15th century corruption of the italian word â??ellenicoâ?, meaning â??hellenicâ?, presumably acknowledging the original home of this variety. The grape is also used to make good bronze-colored rosé-style wine. …

  • http://sestinobarone.com/?p=132 Sestino

    Back in 2006, I told a trip to a vineyard my family owns in Italy. The type of grape we grow is Aglianico. It is a Red-wine grapevine cultivated in Basilicata and Campania regions of Italy. In the latter province it has the alias names Agliatica, Ellenico, Ellanico, Gnanico and Uva Nera. Of extremely ancient origin, it is responsible for some of the better sturdy red wines of southern Italy – (eg: â??Aglianico del Vultureâ?). Appears to have been used to produce Falurnum, a well-documented favorite wine of the Romans. The name â??Aglianicoâ? is reported to be late 15th century corruption of the italian word â??ellenicoâ?, meaning â??hellenicâ?, presumably acknowledging the original home of this variety. The grape is also used to make good bronze-colored rosé-style wine. …

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    wow another varietal……thank you for broadening my wine knowledge….a request for us or particularily me whose wine knowledge is practically at the lowest level to include the name of the country for the wines you are tasting.

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    wow another varietal……thank you for broadening my wine knowledge….a request for us or particularily me whose wine knowledge is practically at the lowest level to include the name of the country for the wines you are tasting.

  • http://www.wineq.blogspot.com/ Robert

    Perhaps my favourite Italian variety – a rags to riches kind of story. Great episode.

  • http://www.wineq.blogspot.com Robert

    Perhaps my favourite Italian variety – a rags to riches kind of story. Great episode.

  • KenP

    Top five!

  • John__J

    qotd: that's a ways off now, but I'm thinking maybe a nice dry rose.

    Love seeing the spotlight on another unsung varietal. I can think of 1 or 2 others I'd like to see you do that we haven't seen yet. But I don't think you want me to mention those anymore…

  • corkscrew

    Can't say I have tried any of theses wines. Good song on the video. http://www.winelx.com

  • A dumb Rhein king

    Congrats Tim! Go Twinkies!

    I have not had an agliaglioxenfree. “Il” is said like “eel” in Italian btw. Not that I expect everyone to pronounce foreign words correctly, but if I can spread some knowledge then I'm going for it.

    QOTD: I had a St. Croix from Winehaven. It was pretty good. Not too acidic and not too inky. It was a little thin but I think they did a great job with a difficult grape.

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