EP 378 Beaujolais And Steak Plus Gary Rants About Individuality

Beaujolais and Steak are not 2 things that come to mind but today Gary pairs them up to see what happens and draws the winner of the Silver Oak 6 liter bottle.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Jadot Moulin A Vent Chateau St. JacquesCru Beaujolais
2006 Matassa Cuvee Marguerite BlancSouthwest France

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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John__J

qotd no idea

Loved hearing about the Matassa, gonna have to seek it out now.
I'm also a huge advocate of decanting white wine, definitely one of the top misconceptions I see w some wine drinkers along w confusing fruit w residual sugar, serving temperatures, and smelling the cork to inspect a wine's quality.

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  • Dan-o

    GV – enjoyed the episode. I have an idea to deal with the lackers who only post comments when you offer something free – have a “true Vayniac contest”. You can give something free away to those Vayniacs that consistently post comments. I comment on virtually every show and therefore you see why i suggest this.

    I am bummed about Champagne and sparklers. My wife simply does not drink the stuff and I don’t like it enough to drink an entire bottle myself. Therefore, I have a bottle of Duval-Leroy that I may drink at some point when I can have someone split it with me.

    Happy New Year!

  • Dan-o

    GV – enjoyed the episode. I have an idea to deal with the lackers who only post comments when you offer something free – have a “true Vayniac contest”. You can give something free away to those Vayniacs that consistently post comments. I comment on virtually every show and therefore you see why i suggest this.

    I am bummed about Champagne and sparklers. My wife simply does not drink the stuff and I don’t like it enough to drink an entire bottle myself. Therefore, I have a bottle of Duval-Leroy that I may drink at some point when I can have someone split it with me.

    Happy New Year!

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

    Darn … I never win on here! BUT, I believe that eventually I will, and it will be something great!

    QOTD: We drank a Longaz … still one of my favorites ever, and sure wish there was more of it! It’s the only wine I have purchased more than two bottles of, and I guard them carefully!

    Hope yours was happy and exciting! Later!

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

    Darn … I never win on here! BUT, I believe that eventually I will, and it will be something great!

    QOTD: We drank a Longaz … still one of my favorites ever, and sure wish there was more of it! It’s the only wine I have purchased more than two bottles of, and I guard them carefully!

    Hope yours was happy and exciting! Later!

  • http://www.plastikstuhl.de/ Henning

    QOTD: red “champagne” from the Krim

  • http://www.plastikstuhl.de Henning

    QOTD: red “champagne” from the Krim

  • Pastafari Pirate

    QOTD: I had Castano Solanera. No champagne for me, can’t stand that sparkly stuff.

  • Pastafari Pirate

    QOTD: I had Castano Solanera. No champagne for me, can’t stand that sparkly stuff.

  • MtnCharlie

    I am all about the try-new-things! And this leads into my QOTD reply:
    Non Vintage Ackerman Iowa Chardonnay. We were at a friend’s for NYE and I pulled this out of the wine cooler. He said his wife had brought it back from a trip out to Iowa a couple of years back. I asked if I could open it up and he said go ahead, I a probably never going to drink it. I was excited, so I popped it open and to my surprise found it to be quite drinkable. Crisp, light, little to no oak. Not very complex, but very refreshing. We were also drinking Ronin Prosecco.

  • MtnCharlie

    I am all about the try-new-things! And this leads into my QOTD reply:
    Non Vintage Ackerman Iowa Chardonnay. We were at a friend’s for NYE and I pulled this out of the wine cooler. He said his wife had brought it back from a trip out to Iowa a couple of years back. I asked if I could open it up and he said go ahead, I a probably never going to drink it. I was excited, so I popped it open and to my surprise found it to be quite drinkable. Crisp, light, little to no oak. Not very complex, but very refreshing. We were also drinking Ronin Prosecco.

  • JayZee

    Interesting show – I almost want to try the white wine… Hmmm…
    QOTD: New Year’s Eve Dinner – we started with a Mumm Cuvee M sparkler (simple, but pleasant for our guests). Then, with the red beet, orange and endive salad, we had a 2001 Tavel which worked pretty well. With the main course, which was a bourbon-glazed Cajun beef tenderloin, we had 3 bottles of 2003 Chateau Potensac which I had decanted for 3+ hours before guests arrived. Dessert was pumpkin-nut Belgian waffles with whipped cream and dolce de leche caramel swirl ice cream which I served with the 2001 Chateau Filhot Sauternes. After dinner, some folks sipped some 2000 Fonseca LBV Porto. For our midnight toast, we had Piper-Heidsieck Monopole “Blue-Top” Champagne (sorry, I know, not a “grower” Champagne, but it was in the cellar and available).

  • JayZee

    Interesting show – I almost want to try the white wine… Hmmm…
    QOTD: New Year’s Eve Dinner – we started with a Mumm Cuvee M sparkler (simple, but pleasant for our guests). Then, with the red beet, orange and endive salad, we had a 2001 Tavel which worked pretty well. With the main course, which was a bourbon-glazed Cajun beef tenderloin, we had 3 bottles of 2003 Chateau Potensac which I had decanted for 3+ hours before guests arrived. Dessert was pumpkin-nut Belgian waffles with whipped cream and dolce de leche caramel swirl ice cream which I served with the 2001 Chateau Filhot Sauternes. After dinner, some folks sipped some 2000 Fonseca LBV Porto. For our midnight toast, we had Piper-Heidsieck Monopole “Blue-Top” Champagne (sorry, I know, not a “grower” Champagne, but it was in the cellar and available).

  • yowens

    QOTD: Since New Years has past, we started with a cliqout champagne, a bottle of a caymus white wine with a weird name, and had a Wash state (cant remember producer) dessert wine (semillion)- all very good

  • yowens

    QOTD: Since New Years has past, we started with a cliqout champagne, a bottle of a caymus white wine with a weird name, and had a Wash state (cant remember producer) dessert wine (semillion)- all very good

  • http://prentissstreet.blogspot.com/ Colin

    GV – A little behind – fun show. Enjoy your New Year! Thanks for getting me a shirt in Prohibitive-MA

  • http://prentissstreet.blogspot.com Colin

    GV – A little behind – fun show. Enjoy your New Year! Thanks for getting me a shirt in Prohibitive-MA

  • PaVo

    Little bit late but catching up!

    QOTD: For New Years my lovely girlfriend and I stayed in and had the Southern Right 2006 Pinotage (I owe you a big thanks gary, it’s coming soon) and the Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 2003 Pessac-Leognan, both were fantastic and forced me to start a Corkd account!

  • PaVo

    Little bit late but catching up!

    QOTD: For New Years my lovely girlfriend and I stayed in and had the Southern Right 2006 Pinotage (I owe you a big thanks gary, it’s coming soon) and the Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 2003 Pessac-Leognan, both were fantastic and forced me to start a Corkd account!

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    Dude Gary!!! Another black & blue steak eater… I love it. I do have to have to differ with you however that filet is the best cut. Bone-in ribeye is a true steak eater’s cut. Perfectly marblized and tender… ahhhhhh man I think a trip to Del Frisco’s is in order…

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    Dude Gary!!! Another black & blue steak eater… I love it. I do have to have to differ with you however that filet is the best cut. Bone-in ribeye is a true steak eater’s cut. Perfectly marblized and tender… ahhhhhh man I think a trip to Del Frisco’s is in order…

  • Cassie

    It was hard to tell with the glare/reflection, but i believe i saw a bottle of wongo dongo from spain in the background there…something i have yet to try. too bad for me about the silver oaks, i was hoping to win although i don’t think that big bottle would fit in my “cellar” (under the bed), haha. still trying to catch up on the episodes from finals & the holidays but really enjoying them still! :)

  • Cassie

    It was hard to tell with the glare/reflection, but i believe i saw a bottle of wongo dongo from spain in the background there…something i have yet to try. too bad for me about the silver oaks, i was hoping to win although i don’t think that big bottle would fit in my “cellar” (under the bed), haha. still trying to catch up on the episodes from finals & the holidays but really enjoying them still! :)

  • http://hungryliketheduck.blogspot.com/ ChezJosh

    I know it’s late, and I had one bottle of cheapo, non-brand champagne, and some mumm napa too. Oh, and Johnnie Walker Blue.

  • http://hungryliketheduck.blogspot.com/ ChezJosh

    I know it’s late, and I had one bottle of cheapo, non-brand champagne, and some mumm napa too. Oh, and Johnnie Walker Blue.

  • Stan Vasily

    I am new to Garys show How do I put my name in to win your give aways?
    Stan Vasily

  • Stan Vasily

    I am new to Garys show How do I put my name in to win your give aways?
    Stan Vasily

  • Sev

    QOTD: Since I saw this after New Year’s, I DRANK Duval-Leroy Brut NV. Sorry, not a grower’s champagne. Pretty good though. Before the toast, had Peregrine Pinot Noir from New Zealand. Gary, the steaks made my mouth water. Thanks for showcasing some different wines, and different combos. For me, that is what it is all about.

  • Sev

    QOTD: Since I saw this after New Year’s, I DRANK Duval-Leroy Brut NV. Sorry, not a grower’s champagne. Pretty good though. Before the toast, had Peregrine Pinot Noir from New Zealand. Gary, the steaks made my mouth water. Thanks for showcasing some different wines, and different combos. For me, that is what it is all about.

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    QOTD: Sorry it wasn’t a grower’s champagne, it was Barefoot Bubbly. I’m not a big champagne fan but this is the best I’ve ever had.

  • http://kierajean.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    QOTD: Sorry it wasn’t a grower’s champagne, it was Barefoot Bubbly. I’m not a big champagne fan but this is the best I’ve ever had.

  • Benjamin

    QOTD: nothing important. that is, this is an old comment, but (however) for the record I drank one shot of Southern Comfort. (I mean SHIT) SHIT. No wine, nothing interesting, just another day on the beach.

  • Benjamin

    QOTD: nothing important. that is, this is an old comment, but (however) for the record I drank one shot of Southern Comfort. (I mean SHIT) SHIT. No wine, nothing interesting, just another day on the beach.

  • kokoa

    QOTD: The plan was to drink Bay of Fire 2003 Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling from Tasmania… but ended up with some great Shochu and Sake. Need another occasion to pop this baby open.

  • kokoa

    QOTD: The plan was to drink Bay of Fire 2003 Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling from Tasmania… but ended up with some great Shochu and Sake. Need another occasion to pop this baby open.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    mmmm, steak. I love me a good ribeye med-rare. QOTD: I bought a Billecart-Salmon Rose, but we drank it on Christmas Eve instead because we ( the family ) wernt sure if we’d all be up around midnight to celebrate. It was still a very good wine. 😀

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    mmmm, steak. I love me a good ribeye med-rare. QOTD: I bought a Billecart-Salmon Rose, but we drank it on Christmas Eve instead because we ( the family ) wernt sure if we’d all be up around midnight to celebrate. It was still a very good wine. 😀

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  • http://www.eBrokerHouse.com/ Thomas Moore

    Those steaks looked gooooooooooood!!! Time to take a quick break from WLTV for me…..breakfast is calling.

    I am really interested in trying this 2006 Matassa Cuvee Marguerite Blanc (even though I drink many whites this looks different)

    Keep rocking GV!

  • http://www.eBrokerHouse.com Thomas Moore

    Those steaks looked gooooooooooood!!! Time to take a quick break from WLTV for me…..breakfast is calling.

    I am really interested in trying this 2006 Matassa Cuvee Marguerite Blanc (even though I drink many whites this looks different)

    Keep rocking GV!

  • Braziel

    You Made Some Good Points There. I Did a Search on the Topic and Found Most People Will Agree with Your Words. Thank You!

    P.S: Please Take a Minute to Visit My Website as Well: http://snurl.com/stockassault

  • Braziel

    You Made Some Good Points There. I Did a Search on the Topic and Found Most People Will Agree with Your Words. Thank You!

    P.S: Please Take a Minute to Visit My Website as Well: http://snurl.com/stockassault

  • http://vino-sophy.blogspot.com/ Sander

    Gary,

    I just LOVED the description of the nose of the Matassa. Seriously brilliant O+

  • http://twitter.com/SNDRFKKS Sander

    Gary,

    I just LOVED the description of the nose of the Matassa. Seriously brilliant O+

  • corkscrew

    Have not tried either wine. Quit turning the steaks so much..and spitting at home??? QOTD-multiple wines http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd no idea

    Loved hearing about the Matassa, gonna have to seek it out now.
    I'm also a huge advocate of decanting white wine, definitely one of the top misconceptions I see w some wine drinkers along w confusing fruit w residual sugar, serving temperatures, and smelling the cork to inspect a wine's quality.

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