EP 270 Weird Wines Need Love Too!

Gary Vaynerchuk jumps into trying 4 wines that maybe a little different.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Chateau St Michelle Dry RoseOther Washington Red Wine
2004 Kartauserhof ZweigeltAustrian Zweigelt
2006 Takler KadarkaOther Hungarian Red Wine
2005 Bv BeauzeauxNapa Red Meritage

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A dumb Rhein king

QOTD: More BPBs!! I especially liked the other 46 double blind.

Tags: Kadarka, red meritage, red wines, review, rose, Video, wine, wines, Zweigelt

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  • wolfie

    gary, the only thing you could do with this show that would concern me would be to EVER listen to the people who tell you that you’ve got to tone it down/button it up. it’s pretty clear that you’re not a toned down person in ‘real life’, so make sure you don’t edit your content for the show. everybody’s way too homogenized nowadays.

    as for other changes… what happened to casual friday? i liked seeing some questions answered. the idea of a ‘drink along’ also sounds really good. i guess we could always just go out and buy the bottle before we watch the show though!

    keep it up!

  • http://www.RefinersFireHotSauce.com/ EricB

    Like the Christopher Columbus analogy (killing Indians notwithstanding)… exploring unchartered or unfamiliar waters. You do that well, and since you do a lot of wines you haven’t personally tasted yet, you experience it for the first time “with us” – i like that, it makes the show real. Keep it real!
    Bring back the couch!

  • http://www.RefinersFireHotSauce.com EricB

    Like the Christopher Columbus analogy (killing Indians notwithstanding)… exploring unchartered or unfamiliar waters. You do that well, and since you do a lot of wines you haven’t personally tasted yet, you experience it for the first time “with us” – i like that, it makes the show real. Keep it real!
    Bring back the couch!

  • JamesW

    I stumbled across the site b/c I was searching for good wineries to visit in Oregon. I can’t stop watching it…fortunetely there are plenty of episodes for me to catch up on.

    QOTD: As much fun as it is to watch Vay-Ner-Chuck taste the wine – I think it would be great to be able to participate from the comfort of our own homes. Here is the idea: do a feature where you offer a “Guided Tour” of 3-wines. (like 3-bottles of Spanish Tempranillo or 3-bottles of Chilean Cab, etc.. ranging from good to great). You could offer shipments of these 3 bottles where state-laws permit it. Then we could taste the wine with you as more of a learning excercise. Perhaps (if technology allows) this could be done in an interactive way.

    Just a thought.

  • JamesW

    I stumbled across the site b/c I was searching for good wineries to visit in Oregon. I can’t stop watching it…fortunetely there are plenty of episodes for me to catch up on.

    QOTD: As much fun as it is to watch Vay-Ner-Chuck taste the wine – I think it would be great to be able to participate from the comfort of our own homes. Here is the idea: do a feature where you offer a “Guided Tour” of 3-wines. (like 3-bottles of Spanish Tempranillo or 3-bottles of Chilean Cab, etc.. ranging from good to great). You could offer shipments of these 3 bottles where state-laws permit it. Then we could taste the wine with you as more of a learning excercise. Perhaps (if technology allows) this could be done in an interactive way.

    Just a thought.

  • Kris

    How about Thai Wine with Thai Food Gary?

    BTW Love you show.

  • Kris

    How about Thai Wine with Thai Food Gary?

    BTW Love you show.

  • Steve Weil

    have you ever done a show with kosher wines? NJ must have loads of jewish potential clients and israel today is producing great wines. Your comments please.

  • Steve Weil

    have you ever done a show with kosher wines? NJ must have loads of jewish potential clients and israel today is producing great wines. Your comments please.

  • Ari

    QoTD: I’d love to see you do a play-by-play on individual wineries — the way us peons do when we go tasting at a winery.

  • Ari

    QoTD: I’d love to see you do a play-by-play on individual wineries — the way us peons do when we go tasting at a winery.

  • JayZee

    Interesting show with some odd wines. The Rose’ sounds pretty decent. As for ever having any of these, I have had a Zweigelt, but it was from a Canadian winery (Niagara on the Lake, Inniskillin I think). It was actually not bad either. I will have to try a real Austrian Zweigelt one of these days.

    QOTD: I’m waiting for this Friday’s episode – then I’ll answer, Gary. 😉

  • JayZee

    Interesting show with some odd wines. The Rose’ sounds pretty decent. As for ever having any of these, I have had a Zweigelt, but it was from a Canadian winery (Niagara on the Lake, Inniskillin I think). It was actually not bad either. I will have to try a real Austrian Zweigelt one of these days.

    QOTD: I’m waiting for this Friday’s episode – then I’ll answer, Gary. 😉

  • SoCal

    G,
    Still catching up….Once again wine I have never had…cool 8)
    So I am unclear…did you like the BV or not…. :)
    You had me rollin…..
    QOTD: Change nothing
    BTW…WLTV looks nice on a iphone…… 😉

  • SoCal

    G,
    Still catching up….Once again wine I have never had…cool 8)
    So I am unclear…did you like the BV or not…. :)
    You had me rollin…..
    QOTD: Change nothing
    BTW…WLTV looks nice on a iphone…… 😉

  • vibemore

    Who knew that sweaty jock strap full of grasshoppers on the nose would turn out to taste bad???

    QOTD: I think it is fun when you have the vintners on the show. It shows a different side of things. Also, something about hosting your own personal Vayniac wine tasting party. I have told a lot of friends about the WLTV and I think that hosting a wine tasting become-a-vayniac party would be awesome.

  • vibemore

    Who knew that sweaty jock strap full of grasshoppers on the nose would turn out to taste bad???

    QOTD: I think it is fun when you have the vintners on the show. It shows a different side of things. Also, something about hosting your own personal Vayniac wine tasting party. I have told a lot of friends about the WLTV and I think that hosting a wine tasting become-a-vayniac party would be awesome.

  • Mr. Cabernet

    QOTD: I love your show and feel you are doing much to accomplish your purpose–to take the mystique out of wine. My only fear is for your, and possibly the listeners, burnout. I think you should do less shows. No more than 2 or 3 a week.

  • Mr. Cabernet

    QOTD: I love your show and feel you are doing much to accomplish your purpose–to take the mystique out of wine. My only fear is for your, and possibly the listeners, burnout. I think you should do less shows. No more than 2 or 3 a week.

  • cheezguy

    Hey Gary, Great show…I almost bought the BV BOZO for a half a second. It’s great to watch your show keep doing it!!!

  • cheezguy

    Hey Gary, Great show…I almost bought the BV BOZO for a half a second. It’s great to watch your show keep doing it!!!

  • T Scott

    QOTD1: Field trips. A winery tour would be cool. Show the winemaking process.
    QOTD2: Get footage at a Vayniac party or event
    QOTD3: The blind taste was cool. More of that.
    QOTD4: Do a show on all Washington wines.
    QOTD5: Or change nothing. It’s great as-is.

  • T Scott

    QOTD1: Field trips. A winery tour would be cool. Show the winemaking process.
    QOTD2: Get footage at a Vayniac party or event
    QOTD3: The blind taste was cool. More of that.
    QOTD4: Do a show on all Washington wines.
    QOTD5: Or change nothing. It’s great as-is.

  • Neil D

    Had to stop the video when I heard the “psych”; laughing too hard.

    How about an episode devoted entirely to your rating system, the nitty-gritty? I would like to know how you get the scores you get, and how they would align with mine. (It’s really hard for me to get good wines in Wyoming, so I can’t go out and buy something you’ve tasted and drink it while i’m watching the show.

  • Neil D

    Had to stop the video when I heard the “psych”; laughing too hard.

    How about an episode devoted entirely to your rating system, the nitty-gritty? I would like to know how you get the scores you get, and how they would align with mine. (It’s really hard for me to get good wines in Wyoming, so I can’t go out and buy something you’ve tasted and drink it while i’m watching the show.

  • mcj

    QOTD: Blind tastings sound fun

  • mcj

    QOTD: Blind tastings sound fun

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    Too many Brandon’s runnin round these days!

  • http://www.myspace.com/chateaumiller Brandon M

    Too many Brandon’s runnin round these days!

  • Chris

    QOTD: Put a world map in the backround and point to where the wine is coming from when you’re talking about it.

  • Chris

    QOTD: Put a world map in the backround and point to where the wine is coming from when you’re talking about it.

  • Chris

    QOTD: Throw in some WWF tag-team references. Teams like The Rockers, The Hart Foundation, The Bushwhackers, The Legion of Doom, The Natural Disasters, The Steiner Brothers, Demolition, and The Nasty Boys would be cool to talk about.

  • Chris

    QOTD: Throw in some WWF tag-team references. Teams like The Rockers, The Hart Foundation, The Bushwhackers, The Legion of Doom, The Natural Disasters, The Steiner Brothers, Demolition, and The Nasty Boys would be cool to talk about.

  • http://www.ad28.net Tony D.

    I’m finishing up my first bottle of Zweigelt… it is a Hugl Weine Zweigelt ’06 and my fiance and I loved it with pizza. Gary this was the first time I was browsing through a local wine shop and recoignized one of your out of the ordinary suggestions and I’m happy I did.

    I agree with the Beaujolais Nouveau comparison and generally found it to be very bright strawberry fruit centered. Great pick, I’ll enjoy passing it along to friends.

  • http://www.ad28.net/ Tony D.

    I’m finishing up my first bottle of Zweigelt… it is a Hugl Weine Zweigelt ’06 and my fiance and I loved it with pizza. Gary this was the first time I was browsing through a local wine shop and recoignized one of your out of the ordinary suggestions and I’m happy I did.

    I agree with the Beaujolais Nouveau comparison and generally found it to be very bright strawberry fruit centered. Great pick, I’ll enjoy passing it along to friends.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Looks like the wine from Washington was the winner of thise episode. Thats another one in the bank for us…. OH YEAH! The other three kind of turned me off, esp. the last one. Im like 3 miles from St Michelle, so I can just drive by anytime I like and score some bottles.. woot! QOTD: More bizzare pop culture/wrestling references. AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. And on a realistic note, more wines from Germany and Austria. Other than that, the show kicks everything everywhere.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Looks like the wine from Washington was the winner of thise episode. Thats another one in the bank for us…. OH YEAH! The other three kind of turned me off, esp. the last one. Im like 3 miles from St Michelle, so I can just drive by anytime I like and score some bottles.. woot! QOTD: More bizzare pop culture/wrestling references. AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. And on a realistic note, more wines from Germany and Austria. Other than that, the show kicks everything everywhere.

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Thanks GV for introducing the varietals that are not that well known. Very interesting episode. Now I can put Zweigelt as almost similar to Beaujolais. Kadarka sounds interesting enough…

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Thanks GV for introducing the varietals that are not that well known. Very interesting episode. Now I can put Zweigelt as almost similar to Beaujolais. Kadarka sounds interesting enough…

  • ChrisR

    Hooray for weird wines!!!!

  • John__J

    qotd A Vin Jaune Gary!
    Damn, a zweigelt, a kadarka, a charbono, & a valdiguie all in the same episode! I've had all 4. Only had kadarka in Bull's Blood though.
    I recommend J. Lohr for your valdiguie needs, & Robert Foley & Summer's for those seeking out a charbono.
    I figured after asking for you to try a vin jaune on the show on nearly 300 of your episodes, I'd give up since you haven't even given me a reply. But you made it impossible not to ask for a Vin Jaune on this episode. Who knows, maybe 1 day…

  • corkscrew

    Like BV Cabs..not the $8 ones.. QOTD-they have all been done by now. http://www.winelx.com

  • A dumb Rhein king

    QOTD: More BPBs!! I especially liked the other 46 double blind.

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