EP 358 Gary Is Tired From A Day Of Tasting 140 Wines

Gary fights through and puts out an episode for you on WLTV after a long, long day of tasting and buying wines.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Chateau Jonc Blanc MontravailOther Red Bordeaux
2004 Sojourn Cellars Cabernet SauvignonSonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

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John__J

qotd: depends on the situation, and I'm wondering now how many I could do if I was tasting a whole slew of all young Barolo's.
But for your average tasting, I'm sure my palate would be shot before I hit a 100, but I've gone close to that before while still having to make decisions on the wines.

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  • http://www.cliffordjames.org/wine.php Cliff and Darcey

    What a TROOPER!

    QOTD: I’ve only tasted perhaps 40 different wines in a sitting and didn’t feel palate-fatigue, per se, then, BUT … if I swallow every time, THEN I admit that it is harder to discern the layers of complexity, though I can still tell swill from elixir!

    Thanks GV for all you do … as I always say: You’ve changed OUR wine world … rest assured that what you do makes a big difference.

  • Angela

    wow! that is a lot of wine tasting. still catching up on a lot of missed episodes, thanks for all your hard work!
    QOTD: went wine tasting yesterday, 5 wineries, about 50 wines, lots of spitting and a tired tongue.

  • Angela

    wow! that is a lot of wine tasting. still catching up on a lot of missed episodes, thanks for all your hard work!
    QOTD: went wine tasting yesterday, 5 wineries, about 50 wines, lots of spitting and a tired tongue.

  • JayZee

    Catching up on a lot of episodes – good one, GV. You are fun when you’re “loopy”! :-)

    QOTD: The most wines I’ve ever tasted was probably this June when I toured Paso Robles. I think the one day, my wife and I tried about 50 wines and I think that may have been about the limit. The last wines we tried were at Four Vines and I could still distinguish flavors/aromas, but I doubt I could have been effective with many more. So I’ll go with 50!

  • JayZee

    Catching up on a lot of episodes – good one, GV. You are fun when you’re “loopy”! :-)

    QOTD: The most wines I’ve ever tasted was probably this June when I toured Paso Robles. I think the one day, my wife and I tried about 50 wines and I think that may have been about the limit. The last wines we tried were at Four Vines and I could still distinguish flavors/aromas, but I doubt I could have been effective with many more. So I’ll go with 50!

  • http://skipilicious.blogspot.com/ Skippy

    ok ok no lurking! My palate is still pretty immature, so after half a dozen or so I start to lose focus.

  • http://skipilicious.blogspot.com Skippy

    ok ok no lurking! My palate is still pretty immature, so after half a dozen or so I start to lose focus.

  • GR8Wine

    I like the episode and even though you hesitate to reco a $40 wine, it’s a good deal if it’s comparable to $70-$125 price point wines.
    QOTD: Depends on whether I’m spitting or not. If I’m not I start to lose it after only a dozen or so. I’ve never had the opportunity to taste more than 80 in a controlled environment when I was spitting. I was doing OK on that one when I finished but probably getting close to when I would tire.

  • GR8Wine

    I like the episode and even though you hesitate to reco a $40 wine, it’s a good deal if it’s comparable to $70-$125 price point wines.
    QOTD: Depends on whether I’m spitting or not. If I’m not I start to lose it after only a dozen or so. I’ve never had the opportunity to taste more than 80 in a controlled environment when I was spitting. I was doing OK on that one when I finished but probably getting close to when I would tire.

  • sev

    I appreciate your dedication.

    QOTD: I have been to two big trade tastings and after about 30-40 wines I can’t really taste anything specific. I am a pretty new, unfocused taster though.

  • sev

    I appreciate your dedication.

    QOTD: I have been to two big trade tastings and after about 30-40 wines I can’t really taste anything specific. I am a pretty new, unfocused taster though.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Ok first off I have to point out your wonderful Pennington jersey in the background. As a longtime Dolphins ( Seahawks first ) fan, I thank your front office for the trade. Do I think the Jets would have won with Pennington? No, but worked out for us in the end. *grin* Secondly, sorry about that massive tasting. That had to be painful. Thanks for bucking up and doing a show for us, i love you too. QOTD: Im not sure. Ive been to two restaurant trade tastings ( pays to be in the business!! ) and theyre small ones ( local wineries ), but it was still upwards of 60 wines or more I tasted. I didnt feel any fatigue, but I did get smashed both times. God I need to learn to spit!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Ok first off I have to point out your wonderful Pennington jersey in the background. As a longtime Dolphins ( Seahawks first ) fan, I thank your front office for the trade. Do I think the Jets would have won with Pennington? No, but worked out for us in the end. *grin* Secondly, sorry about that massive tasting. That had to be painful. Thanks for bucking up and doing a show for us, i love you too. QOTD: Im not sure. Ive been to two restaurant trade tastings ( pays to be in the business!! ) and theyre small ones ( local wineries ), but it was still upwards of 60 wines or more I tasted. I didnt feel any fatigue, but I did get smashed both times. God I need to learn to spit!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Went to a vendor tasting recently, and I hit my limit around 60. I kept going, but after that it was pretty tough. Too bad, because I’d saved some of the powerhouses in the room for last. I also learned that it is possible to get tipsy even with religious spitting. Strange to be spitting $100 champagne, but I still had to take a break before driving home.

  • Phredd

    QOTD: Went to a vendor tasting recently, and I hit my limit around 60. I kept going, but after that it was pretty tough. Too bad, because I’d saved some of the powerhouses in the room for last. I also learned that it is possible to get tipsy even with religious spitting. Strange to be spitting $100 champagne, but I still had to take a break before driving home.

  • corkscrew

    Have not had either… QOTD-I would say 50ish and if many were good, I not spitting so at that point, I'am getting a good buzzzz and the wines starts to run together. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: depends on the situation, and I'm wondering now how many I could do if I was tasting a whole slew of all young Barolo's.
    But for your average tasting, I'm sure my palate would be shot before I hit a 100, but I've gone close to that before while still having to make decisions on the wines.

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