October 17, 2007
Gary Vaynerchuk tastes the 3 biggest Gavi’s out there today!
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Too bad you couldn’t try the Villa Sparina. I really like that one–lots of mineral, floral with lots going on.
The subtitle of this episode should have been “Gary Vaynerchuk takes down the 3 biggest Gaviâ??s out there today!”. Very interested to try a Gavi, in spite of the episode results. Really appreciate being introduced to new wines. Thanks Gary.
QOTD: No real favorite, so no real second favorite.
Second favorite President was probably Thomas Jefferson, who was also the world’s first wine critic and tried to bring noble wines to America. Nice enthusiasm on this show. Sorry it took so long to comment.
Robert E. Lee. (I know he wasn’t a President, but he should have been). He fought like hell for “his country”, and when he lost, he embraced (& was embraced) by the North. A complete gentleman. I never heard of Gavi, and given my inability to bang out the big bones, I will never hear of it again. Thanks for the insight Gary.
QOTD: I have to go with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was brilliant, a true liberal, he helped to save the world, and he lead our country at a time when we could be justly proud of who we were. WAY more than can be said for the monsters currently ruining our country and our planet. Obama ’08!
I always feel bad for you when you do shows like this, Gary. It always seems when you try to bring attention to a wine that most of us dont know about all the wines seem to miss the mark. It hurts because I know you care about us and love wine so much and want us to expand our palates. Maybe next time, eh? *wink wink* QOTD: I cant really answer this one. My memory is too foggy on presidents past, and although I feel Clinton did very well in office (sexual scandals aside), I wouldnt put him in my top two. Im also too far out of touch on foreign politics to make a vote for anyone from another country, either.
Gavi di Gavi is a wine that shows off the difference that care and attention to the grapes in the vineyard makes in the product in the bottle. Gavi is a great food wine when it is allowed to exhibit the freshness and clean taste of the fruit without trying to overpower the palate with a lot oak and crap that is put on a a lot of white wines these days. Try a taste of Picollo Ernesto Gavi di Gavi 2006, beautiful freshness, a refreshing taste of citrus and so clean you could use it as mouthwash. At 12.5 percent alcohol, it doesn’t deaden the palate, but stimulates it. Food actually tastes better when you wake up your palate with this wine between bites of food. It’s not the kind of wine you use to impress your wine geek wannabe friends with, it’s too subtle for that, they won’t get it. It’s not a “big wine”, it’s just delicious and the perfect accompaniment to seafood dishes, or a sipper to have with appetizers on the patio on a warm summer day. Works as a fantastic wine to take to the beach. There are two problems I have had personally with this wine, one, there can be a lot of bottle variation with this wine cause it’s fairly delicate, maybe a few bad corks in the mix, the other is that it goes down so easy, you may be tempted to drink the whole bottle yourself without realizing it. Not the worst problem in the world in my opinion!
As described in the video tasting, you have to get past the ocean of mediocre wines to find the good ones. A plus, this wine is available at 14-15 a bottle, so the good ones don’t necessarily cost a lot more!
qotd: 2nd fav? what a random question, I'll go with Theodore Roosevelt.
Not sure if I have ever tried a Gavi… QOTD-Jefferson or John Adams http://www.winelx.com
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