Archive for August, 2007

Argentina and Those Pesky Malbec’s – Episode #296

August 20, 2007

Malbec is on fire and South America is taking full advantage and credit for this and you know what, good for them. Gary Vaynerchuk explores 4 new world Malbec wines for you today. LURKERS join us!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Alamos MalbecArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd
2005 Ben Marco MalbecArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd
2005 Susana Balbo MalbecArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd
2002 Nieto Cadus MalbecArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd

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2 Wines and They Look Kinda Funny….or The Same – Episode #295

August 17, 2007

Gary Vaynerchuk Answers questions and tastes 2 wines that happen to look a whole lot like each other!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Innocent Bystander Shiraz/ ViognierAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2004 Parsons Flat Shiraz/ Cabernet SauvignonAustralian Red Meritage play review at cork'd

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Fume Blanc Tasting – Episode #294

August 16, 2007

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 Fume Blancs and gives you as little history lesson too!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Chateau St Jean Fume BlancSonoma Fume Blanc play review at cork'd
Ferrari-carano Fume Blanc 2006Sonoma Fume Blanc play review at cork'd
Dry Creek Fume BlancSonoma Fume Blanc play review at cork'd

Cote Rotie Wine Tasting – Episode #293

August 15, 2007

The wines of Cote Rotie are among the best in the entire Rhone Region in France and today Gary sits down and tastes a few.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Philippe Faury Cote RotieCote Rotie play review at cork'd
2004 Jean Michel Gerin Cotie Rotie Champin Le SeigneurCote Rotie play review at cork'd
2003 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et BlondeCote Rotie play review at cork'd
2004 Villard Gallets Blanc Cote RotieCote Rotie play review at cork'd

Cheese tasted in this episode:

  • playRiesling Sylvaner

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Red Zinfandel and Foie Gras? – Episode #292

August 13, 2007

I think Gary has found a new pair and he is thrilled to show you it! Zinfandel's from California can bring a lot to the table with the right foods!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Rancho Zabaco Dancing Bull ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2005 Ravenswood Lodi ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2004 Peachy Canyon Old School House ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2005 Hartford Russian River ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd

Sea Smoke Pinot Noir and Wine Questions. – Episode #291

August 10, 2007

Ahhhhh It’s Friday and Gary Vaynerchuk sits back and sips on some Pinot Noir and answers some questions!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Enter Sea Smoke Botella 2005 into the search box play
Enter Sea Smoke Southing 2005 into the search box play
Enter Sea Smoke Ten 2005 into the search box play

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Does The Color of a Wine Have a Huge Impact on Quality or Age? – Episode #290

August 9, 2007

A fantastic website I often visit did an interesting article on the color of wine that has gotten a lot of attention on the web so I am here to address it!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Domaine Barat Chablis FourneauxChablis play review at cork'd
2004 Cascina Morassino Langhe NebbioloNebbiolo d’Alba play review at cork'd
2005 Clayhouse Syrah Paso RoblesOther California Syrah/Shiraz play review at cork'd
1981 Lopez De Heredia Bosconia Gran ReservaRioja play review at cork'd
1996 Clarendon Hills SyrahAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd

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The NAKED Show – Episode #289

August 8, 2007

Gary Vaynerchuk focuses on Naked Chardonnay, what does that mean? Unoaked Chardonnay’s. this is gonna be interesting.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Tolosa Chardonnay No OakOther California Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2005 Four Vines Naked ChardonnayOther California Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Chehalem Chardonnay InoxOregon Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Mer Soleil Chardonnay SilverNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd

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1 Cheese 4 Wines! – Episode #288

August 7, 2007

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

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Wines tasted in this episode:

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

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Viewers Choice Awards, Well Kinda – Episode #287

August 3, 2007

Gary asked you to pick the show and so here we are another laid back Friday!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Tait The Ball BusterAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2001 Truchard SyrahNapa Syrah/Shiraz play review at cork'd
2002 Chat PavieSt Emilion play review at cork'd

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