EP 288 1 Cheese 4 Wines!

Gary tries 4 VERY DIFFERENT wines with the same cheese to see how the pairings match up. Does every wine go with every cheese?

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Munzberg Weissburgunder Kabinett TrockenOther German Varieties
2004 Luigi Bosca Reserva MalbecArgentine Malbec
2005 Owen Roe Walla Walla Cabernet SauvignonWashington Cabernet Sauvignon
2002 Agros Muscat Of LimniosGreek Dessert Wine

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CareyBeth Condrey

I started this episode and I was like “why in the WORLD is he talking so flat?!” Thanks for sticking up for your fans. Great, classic episode.

Tags: cabernet, malbec, Muscat, red, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • quocvo

    I love this segment. Thank you Gary for bringing the thunder again. Also thank you for standing up for the Vayniacs. I have started a new tradition where I work. We are doing a wine and cheese event every other Friday after hours. It totally brings people together and expanding their palates. All thanks to you Gary.

    Quoc

  • quocvo

    I love this segment. Thank you Gary for bringing the thunder again. Also thank you for standing up for the Vayniacs. I have started a new tradition where I work. We are doing a wine and cheese event every other Friday after hours. It totally brings people together and expanding their palates. All thanks to you Gary.

    Quoc

  • Oakmon’s BF

    Gary that was awesome! I knew you were a wine genius, funny, had tons of enthusiasm and could deliver entertaining descriptions on the fly, but I never suspected you possessed such wisdom. Your opening tirade was spot on! Weâ??re not from the same generation. Iâ??m 20 years older than you. I never heard of Thunder Cats. I never could understand how anybody could get into pro wrestling (although I did watch G.L.O.W. but that was hormone related). Although my toys are not your toys I can appreciate what you do. You did a good job explaining those who want you to be serious. Wine is the arena where they get to do their version of Church Ladyâ??s superior dance, and youâ??re ruining it by removing the intimidation.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    Gary that was awesome! I knew you were a wine genius, funny, had tons of enthusiasm and could deliver entertaining descriptions on the fly, but I never suspected you possessed such wisdom. Your opening tirade was spot on! Weâ??re not from the same generation. Iâ??m 20 years older than you. I never heard of Thunder Cats. I never could understand how anybody could get into pro wrestling (although I did watch G.L.O.W. but that was hormone related). Although my toys are not your toys I can appreciate what you do. You did a good job explaining those who want you to be serious. Wine is the arena where they get to do their version of Church Ladyâ??s superior dance, and youâ??re ruining it by removing the intimidation.

  • Exdamyankee

    Great episode and way to take on the haters. As the old bomber pilots said, “you know you’re over the target when you start taking flak!” In other words, it’s working, Gary! Keep it up!

    I’m up to ep #288 from #1–YAY! Getting there!

  • Exdamyankee

    Great episode and way to take on the haters. As the old bomber pilots said, “you know you’re over the target when you start taking flak!” In other words, it’s working, Gary! Keep it up!

    I’m up to ep #288 from #1–YAY! Getting there!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Ha ha ha ha ha… Rant for the ages. You are offically my hero, Gary. Its about time these stuffy snobs got taken down a peg. I think the two biggest factors in their negativity is that they want to sound intelligent about something, and they dont want their precious rare wines snatched up by the Vayniacs. Oh yes, we’re here to stay. And I promise to do some serious snatching…. That wasnt meant to sound dirty. Oh well. Fantastic episode. Lots of energy, and passion, and of course the great wine and cheese combo. You have to love that. Props to you and giving love to Walla Walla as well. WA is in the house!! QOTD: Braised pork cheek in red wine sauce ( I had that at a restaraunt here that KILLED) with a 1985 Bordeaux and vintage port with chocolate for dessert. I’ll take that with a special someone who will remain nameless until it actually happens.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Ha ha ha ha ha… Rant for the ages. You are offically my hero, Gary. Its about time these stuffy snobs got taken down a peg. I think the two biggest factors in their negativity is that they want to sound intelligent about something, and they dont want their precious rare wines snatched up by the Vayniacs. Oh yes, we’re here to stay. And I promise to do some serious snatching…. That wasnt meant to sound dirty. Oh well. Fantastic episode. Lots of energy, and passion, and of course the great wine and cheese combo. You have to love that. Props to you and giving love to Walla Walla as well. WA is in the house!! QOTD: Braised pork cheek in red wine sauce ( I had that at a restaraunt here that KILLED) with a 1985 Bordeaux and vintage port with chocolate for dessert. I’ll take that with a special someone who will remain nameless until it actually happens.

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Woot….Go Gary..that the GV I like….the rant..I just love it….Don’t change that’s the way we like it….shooting from the hip….

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Woot….Go Gary..that the GV I like….the rant..I just love it….Don’t change that’s the way we like it….shooting from the hip….

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Are you kidding? The ulimate dinner is whatever happens to be on the plate when my sweetie and I are having a great time, and the wine is whatever goes with it. There’s no single, ultimate food or wine. Ultimate is about the company. Different kind of ultimate when the kids are there.

    And yes, great rant, complete with Thunder Cat action! Love it!

  • Phredd

    QOTD: Are you kidding? The ulimate dinner is whatever happens to be on the plate when my sweetie and I are having a great time, and the wine is whatever goes with it. There’s no single, ultimate food or wine. Ultimate is about the company. Different kind of ultimate when the kids are there.

    And yes, great rant, complete with Thunder Cat action! Love it!

  • http://www.playingwithknives.com/ Andy Wileman

    I am in love with Owen Roe. So I was glad to see you enjoyed it. I had this wine on the table at my wedding last August. This is one of my favorite wines of all time.

    QOTD: The ultimate dinner always happens in retrospect. It comes unplanned on a Tuesday night, when you go out to dinner with your special one (or ones) and it just evolves into a night of glorious food, beer, wine, music and laughter.

  • http://www.playingwithknives.com Andy Wileman

    I am in love with Owen Roe. So I was glad to see you enjoyed it. I had this wine on the table at my wedding last August. This is one of my favorite wines of all time.

    QOTD: The ultimate dinner always happens in retrospect. It comes unplanned on a Tuesday night, when you go out to dinner with your special one (or ones) and it just evolves into a night of glorious food, beer, wine, music and laughter.

  • richardvinifera

    Giving a score on wines doesn’t make Gary a hypocrite. He shouldn’t be forced to be a martyr for his pro-tasting notes view as many customers like points info. I’m sure my fellow Vayniacs have also found that Gary doesn’t provide a score to say that people should buy a wine based on that, just that the wine critics have tasted a lot of wine in the category at hand and many, many others, so they can often make informed recommendations if you are aware of their preferences.

    After giving detailed tasting notes, points are a good concise way of summarising the overall quality. If people find that points are a good frame of reference, best to include them.

  • richardvinifera

    Giving a score on wines doesn’t make Gary a hypocrite. He shouldn’t be forced to be a martyr for his pro-tasting notes view as many customers like points info. I’m sure my fellow Vayniacs have also found that Gary doesn’t provide a score to say that people should buy a wine based on that, just that the wine critics have tasted a lot of wine in the category at hand and many, many others, so they can often make informed recommendations if you are aware of their preferences.

    After giving detailed tasting notes, points are a good concise way of summarising the overall quality. If people find that points are a good frame of reference, best to include them.

  • Gid

    hah! “whether you like it or not” came in to bash all these wine snobs from this episode. love it

  • Gid

    hah! “whether you like it or not” came in to bash all these wine snobs from this episode. love it

  • John_Kenneth_J

    Qotd I don't know how you can pick just one for any of those categories, except for the person and that's if you're totally in love with that person. There are way too many killer wines and foods out there

    Your response to the critics at the beginning was great

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Bosca and Owen Roe (good stuff). QOTD-combination of the food, wine and company. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://profiles.google.com/cbetherssalmon CareyBeth Condrey

    I started this episode and I was like “why in the WORLD is he talking so flat?!” Thanks for sticking up for your fans. Great, classic episode.

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