EP 362 Kosher, South West France And Spanish Wine On This Monday

Gary has 3 wines that he has promised to taste so on this glorious Monday after a huge Jets win and a great weekend with the Vayniacs at Crushpad he tastes away! Also a Huge Contest announcement!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2003 Yarden Cabernet SauvignonIsraeli Kosher Wine
2004 Castano SolaneraOther Spanish Red Wine

2003 Saint Jean Du Barroux L’oligoceneVentoux/Luberon/Nimes

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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  • Senator

    The greatest meal I’ve ever had was a meal put together by my own family. I am blessed to live in a family with three great gourmet cooks, so I have had the pleasure of particpating in many many great meals. The one that is the most memorable was one that we had about five years back. The salad course, prepared by my mother, was a arugula, pear and asiago cheese salad(http://finedinings.com/arugulapearasiago.htm on my mother’s web site). My brother is the “soup master” and he served a squash soup for the next course that was made with a stock that took three days to prepare (!). The pasta course, prepared by my wife, was a linguine with shiitake mushrooms in a garlic cream sauce. The entree prepared by my mother was rack of lamb encrusted with mustard and crushed hazelnuts (http://www.finedinings.com/rack_of_lamb_with_herb.htm). Dessert (my wife’s specialty) was a dense chocolate orange cake she calls “decadence.” As Homer Simpson would say, “Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…” :)

  • http://www.stylegourmet.com/wine Elliot Essman

    Well, too late to win the wine, but this QOTD is an easy one for me to answer.

    I’ve had great meals in Paris, but it was my last little breakfast in Paris at six in the morning that I remember the best, and out of that meal — ham and eggs with tea — I can still taste the fresh baguette. The French bakers use different flour and yeast than we do, and of course they have their own magic techniques. The crust, the crunch, the texture — perfection.

    My second favorite meal was a cassoulet in — guess where — Paris.

    My third favorite meal was a duck in — guess where — Paris.

    I don’t remember what wines I had with the cassoulet or the duck — maybe Cahors — but I don’t think I left an empty bottle in either restaurant.

  • http://www.stylegourmet.com/wine Elliot Essman

    Well, too late to win the wine, but this QOTD is an easy one for me to answer.

    I’ve had great meals in Paris, but it was my last little breakfast in Paris at six in the morning that I remember the best, and out of that meal — ham and eggs with tea — I can still taste the fresh baguette. The French bakers use different flour and yeast than we do, and of course they have their own magic techniques. The crust, the crunch, the texture — perfection.

    My second favorite meal was a cassoulet in — guess where — Paris.

    My third favorite meal was a duck in — guess where — Paris.

    I don’t remember what wines I had with the cassoulet or the duck — maybe Cahors — but I don’t think I left an empty bottle in either restaurant.

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Parker is a WHORE!!

    Getting caught up on eps, missed the drawing…crap!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Parker is a WHORE!!

    Getting caught up on eps, missed the drawing…crap!

  • SoCal

    QOTD: Best meal ever……Guy Savoy Paris…….12 courses, 6 wines……check the WAYD forum under 6 wines at Guy Savoy 😉

  • SoCal

    QOTD: Best meal ever……Guy Savoy Paris…….12 courses, 6 wines……check the WAYD forum under 6 wines at Guy Savoy 😉

  • http://www.united-designs.cn/ Phillip Avery

    Well said. I would be happy to read anything else you might contribute on this subject.

  • http://www.united-designs.cn/ Phillip Avery

    Well said. I would be happy to read anything else you might contribute on this subject.

  • Dan-o

    Bummer – I am too late for the drawing.
    My best meal was in the Restaurant Jules Vernes, which is located mid-way up the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
    It was a several course tasting meal with Terrine de Foie Gras with a Sauternes, scallops and Puligny Montrachet, Bordeaux and beef, port and cheese.
    We followed up with a single malt (Dalwhinnie) while overlooking the city and smoking a Cuban cigar.

  • Dan-o

    Bummer – I am too late for the drawing.
    My best meal was in the Restaurant Jules Vernes, which is located mid-way up the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
    It was a several course tasting meal with Terrine de Foie Gras with a Sauternes, scallops and Puligny Montrachet, Bordeaux and beef, port and cheese.
    We followed up with a single malt (Dalwhinnie) while overlooking the city and smoking a Cuban cigar.

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  • BW

    GV – Had to post again on this episode. Just had another bottle this evening (Mar 23, 2008)
    2 hrs decanted in the cellar – very old world, barnyard, mushrooms & a bit of hard boiled eggs on nose, earthy, smooth, a bit of sweetness, strawberries, red fruits & bacon mid-palete, a long finish but not a profoundly long finish, smooth tannins, lacks a focus point to take it that next level – something that captivates & fascinates that separates it from other wines (what I think of in a 95 pt or higher wine) very good, but not quite a 95 in my book, more like a 93 -still an exceptional value.

  • BW

    GV – Had to post again on this episode. Just had another bottle this evening (Mar 23, 2008)
    2 hrs decanted in the cellar – very old world, barnyard, mushrooms & a bit of hard boiled eggs on nose, earthy, smooth, a bit of sweetness, strawberries, red fruits & bacon mid-palete, a long finish but not a profoundly long finish, smooth tannins, lacks a focus point to take it that next level – something that captivates & fascinates that separates it from other wines (what I think of in a 95 pt or higher wine) very good, but not quite a 95 in my book, more like a 93 -still an exceptional value.

  • JudeMurphy

    I can’t believe this guy 3 comments down- how can anybody eat fois gras and not care in this day and age??
    Gary- I hope you never ever eat stuff like that!
    I presume you know what the deal is with fois gras.
    Look it up if you don’t!
    It’s disgusting and barbaric.
    The funny thing is that the un-empathetic morons who eat it actually think they’re sophisticated in some way!
    It’s absolutely rIdiculous, and a huge problem, especially amongst the type of people who are into wine. (Presumably because of their strong connection with French culture!)
    I think you should speak out against stuff like that on the show!

    Can’t wait to taste that 3rd wine-
    Better still be able to get it! haha

  • JudeMurphy

    I can’t believe this guy 3 comments down- how can anybody eat fois gras and not care in this day and age??
    Gary- I hope you never ever eat stuff like that!
    I presume you know what the deal is with fois gras.
    Look it up if you don’t!
    It’s disgusting and barbaric.
    The funny thing is that the un-empathetic morons who eat it actually think they’re sophisticated in some way!
    It’s absolutely rIdiculous, and a huge problem, especially amongst the type of people who are into wine. (Presumably because of their strong connection with French culture!)
    I think you should speak out against stuff like that on the show!

    Can’t wait to taste that 3rd wine-
    Better still be able to get it! haha

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: At this little restaurant near me called Cafe Juanita. I go there three times a year with my family and its always a great experience. A small home converted into a restaurant that isnt pretenious at all, even though theyre always in the top 10 Seattle lists. Great service and food. Cant wait until April when I go again.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: At this little restaurant near me called Cafe Juanita. I go there three times a year with my family and its always a great experience. A small home converted into a restaurant that isnt pretenious at all, even though theyre always in the top 10 Seattle lists. Great service and food. Cant wait until April when I go again.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Texas Longhorn in Stockholm. Ribs, corn, slaw and some fries that were unlike any i have ever had before. Next level!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Texas Longhorn in Stockholm. Ribs, corn, slaw and some fries that were unlike any i have ever had before. Next level!

  • Bryan D

    Medium file mignon with mashed potatoes, steamed broccolis, a sweet Riesling, and a sweet potato topped with whip cream desert.

  • MtnCharlie

    QOTD: Oh, there have been many. Most recently was a Birthday dinner for myself and my very good friend (his B-day is Nov 4 and mine is Nov 19) at Restaurant Resturant in Los Gatos. Will certainly be a meal I will remember.

  • corkscrew

    Have had the Yarden Chard and the St Jean….which I thought was terrible…tried it three times over a couple days..really hated it, did not GET what GV was preaching, waste of $. QOTD-Tra Vigne six courses with wine in Napa. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: best meal so far was at the Palace Arms at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver

    Might be about time to have another one of those “every one who comments will be in the drawing for this awesome wine” contests. of course being from MD I'd have to drive up there to get it if I won as would anyone else living in the 13 states left that haven't overturned their archaic wine shipping laws.

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