EP 357 Half Bottles Of Wine On The Thunder Show Today

Many people want to drink wine during the weekdays or have a spouse that won’t drink with them. The rise of quality wines available in halves has exploded over the past few years and today Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 4 different wines in this format.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Defaix Chablis Cote De LechetChablis
2000 Chehalem Rion Reserve Pinot NoirOregon Pinot Noir

2000 Chateau La CardonneOther Red Bordeaux
2001 SenaChilean Red Meritage

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John__J

I'll be curious to see if you do use any viewer's intro's between this episode and the one where you settled on the intro you use now.

Tags: Bordeaux, Chablis, Chilean, oregon, Pinot, red, red meritage, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=721125016 Lyn S

    QOTD: Don’t change a thing GV. You Rock!

  • Karl Laczko

    Hello Gary Vaynerchuk, and welcome to QOTD – NO! Do not change, for me it was the crazy intro that pulled me in, anything else could get pretentious, boring or worse……mainstream.

    Sorry I’m late to this, been away. You’ll be getting my 5×2 cents all in one go tonight!

    Not sure of the hoody-look, slightly monastic tones there, nasty habit.

  • Karl Laczko

    Hello Gary Vaynerchuk, and welcome to QOTD – NO! Do not change, for me it was the crazy intro that pulled me in, anything else could get pretentious, boring or worse……mainstream.

    Sorry I’m late to this, been away. You’ll be getting my 5×2 cents all in one go tonight!

    Not sure of the hoody-look, slightly monastic tones there, nasty habit.

  • hockeywiner

    ok, so i’m behind a few episodes, catching up. have your dad try senna2001 & see if he can place what candy u r thinking of ! great show. keep up the hard work !

  • hockeywiner

    ok, so i’m behind a few episodes, catching up. have your dad try senna2001 & see if he can place what candy u r thinking of ! great show. keep up the hard work !

  • GR8Wine

    Hey GV,
    I would be hesitant to change anything. Look where you are. You’re reading e-mails from fans that have stuck with you . . is that a hint . . they’re still with you.
    OK, maybe a variety of 15 minute spots with warning labels might help to reduce loss but I would say most people find out about your by word of mouth or surfing the cyberworld so they should get past the first 15 seconds.
    great ep, Keep it up.

  • GR8Wine

    Hey GV,
    I would be hesitant to change anything. Look where you are. You’re reading e-mails from fans that have stuck with you . . is that a hint . . they’re still with you.
    OK, maybe a variety of 15 minute spots with warning labels might help to reduce loss but I would say most people find out about your by word of mouth or surfing the cyberworld so they should get past the first 15 seconds.
    great ep, Keep it up.

  • dude

    This guy is your typical wine blowhard…….seen one seen a million.

  • dude

    This guy is your typical wine blowhard…….seen one seen a million.

  • digi

    Hey “dude”,

    You can have your opinion on GV, but I’ll give props to someone who will blast a wine and call it junk, while having it standing on his stores shelves. I winery must clam up when they hear they were on WLTV.

  • digi

    Hey “dude”,

    You can have your opinion on GV, but I’ll give props to someone who will blast a wine and call it junk, while having it standing on his stores shelves. I winery must clam up when they hear they were on WLTV.

  • sev

    I cannot understand why anyone would drop out because of the intro. I think anyone who would, really takes themselves and wine a little too seriously. GV, I love the intro, and your enthusiasm in general. Please never change a thing!

  • sev

    I cannot understand why anyone would drop out because of the intro. I think anyone who would, really takes themselves and wine a little too seriously. GV, I love the intro, and your enthusiasm in general. Please never change a thing!

  • TonyStro

    if you ever change the into to wltv – I WILL LEAVE, and never come back! Yeah, you’ll miss me while I’m off watching the tv.crochet.com instead.

  • TonyStro

    if you ever change the into to wltv – I WILL LEAVE, and never come back! Yeah, you’ll miss me while I’m off watching the tv.crochet.com instead.

  • Adam J

    Just watching the archives and wanted to comment on this show (#357), it was awesome! Great energy, plus I really enjoyed watching a half bottle show. I recently went to Thomas Keller’s Per Se in nyc and had a half bottle of the 2003 Guiseppe Mascarello Monprivato Barolo, we freakin loved it..especially with the braised pork belly course. Thanks for the show!

  • Adam J

    Just watching the archives and wanted to comment on this show (#357), it was awesome! Great energy, plus I really enjoyed watching a half bottle show. I recently went to Thomas Keller’s Per Se in nyc and had a half bottle of the 2003 Guiseppe Mascarello Monprivato Barolo, we freakin loved it..especially with the braised pork belly course. Thanks for the show!

  • Oakmon’s BF

    Warning! High adrenaline release in 5 â?¦ 4 â?¦ 3 â?¦ 2 â?¦ 1. Since Iâ??m watching this episode 5 months late I doubt that my intro warning is timely. For every person who complains about your high energy intro there are several of us that appreciate it. You said youâ??re thinking about having an â??Oak Monsterâ? show. At first I got a little excided but it soon started seeming like a bad idea. Iâ??m not cool with you trotting out my Oakmon just so you can slam him. Anyway in case youâ??re looking for candidates, hereâ??s some of my favorite oaky reds, theyâ??re all reasonably priced and theyâ??re each a different varietal: Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon (I loved the mouth drying sensation of the 2004); Iron Stone Vineyard Cabernet Franc (the 2003 definitely wasnâ??t aromatically challenged); Cune Rioja Crianza (2004 was deliciousâ??lots of cherries); Rodney Strong Pinot Noir (this was my favorite back in the 80â??s, I bought a couple 2006â??s but I havenâ??t started drinking 2006 yet. The last one I remember trying was 1982).

  • Oakmon’s BF

    Warning! High adrenaline release in 5 â?¦ 4 â?¦ 3 â?¦ 2 â?¦ 1. Since Iâ??m watching this episode 5 months late I doubt that my intro warning is timely. For every person who complains about your high energy intro there are several of us that appreciate it. You said youâ??re thinking about having an â??Oak Monsterâ? show. At first I got a little excided but it soon started seeming like a bad idea. Iâ??m not cool with you trotting out my Oakmon just so you can slam him. Anyway in case youâ??re looking for candidates, hereâ??s some of my favorite oaky reds, theyâ??re all reasonably priced and theyâ??re each a different varietal: Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon (I loved the mouth drying sensation of the 2004); Iron Stone Vineyard Cabernet Franc (the 2003 definitely wasnâ??t aromatically challenged); Cune Rioja Crianza (2004 was deliciousâ??lots of cherries); Rodney Strong Pinot Noir (this was my favorite back in the 80â??s, I bought a couple 2006â??s but I havenâ??t started drinking 2006 yet. The last one I remember trying was 1982).

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great episode. I see half bottles around all the time and never give them much thought ( though I own a massive amount of 375ml dessert wines, but we’re not talking about that). This sheds some light into me noggin and perhaps I will snag one at the store one day. No point in doing the QOTD since Im light years behind and know you already have an opening to the show.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great episode. I see half bottles around all the time and never give them much thought ( though I own a massive amount of 375ml dessert wines, but we’re not talking about that). This sheds some light into me noggin and perhaps I will snag one at the store one day. No point in doing the QOTD since Im light years behind and know you already have an opening to the show.

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    Half bottles are also good for CKCs who want to get into nicer wines for fewer dollars.

  • ulu ulu ulu ulu

    Half bottles are also good for CKCs who want to get into nicer wines for fewer dollars.

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Chehalem and Sena before. QOTD-no change needed. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    I'll be curious to see if you do use any viewer's intro's between this episode and the one where you settled on the intro you use now.

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