EP 381 New Years Eve Wine Tasting With No Champagne

Gary Vaynerchuk has one last episode in 2008 and thanks all of you for the support and for being a part of the Thunder show.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Cartuxa Pera Manca WhiteOther Portuguese White Wine

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Christmas Gifts

Nothing wrong with the article, but that headline– got to be the most depressing thing I’ve read all year. Fortunately, it’ll be over soon :)

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  • http://blogtackular.com AJ

    I’m in Dublin, Ireland Gary :)

  • Lawrence Leichtman

    Happy New Year to all Vayniacs. I’m in Virginia Beach VA. What an awesome year GV. Like having a personal tasting 5 days a week accompanied by jugglers and plate twirlers. Loved it.

  • Lawrence Leichtman

    Happy New Year to all Vayniacs. I’m in Virginia Beach VA. What an awesome year GV. Like having a personal tasting 5 days a week accompanied by jugglers and plate twirlers. Loved it.

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Happy New Year GV, thanks for another year of WLTV, looking forward to 2008.

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Happy New Year GV, thanks for another year of WLTV, looking forward to 2008.

  • Dan-o

    GV:
    I became a Vayniac during 2007, therefore this is my inaugural year. It was great watching the various episodes mixed with laughs and good wine.

    If I were to sum up 2007, it was a year that brought me out of a “lull” in the wine world. In the period from 2002 to 2006 I had built up a collection of wines from zero and I was buying and collecting at a heavy rate.

    Then I had to move from NC to MA and with the move and a new job, I probably wnet through a one yea period of little activity in wine.

    Your show inspired me to get more interested in wine again. However, I am not doing so to increase my collection. I am looking for wines that bring the thunder without breaking the bank. I like the way your show brings a practicality to wine. Even if you could afford a $100 per bottle “house wine”, it would make the really good wines a little less special. Who needs to spend 100 bones on a wine when you can find some thunder below $50 or $30.

    Therefore, I consider myself to be a consumer of wines with an eye for a high QPR, rather than just building the collection to x thousand bottles.

    Have a GREAT 2008!

  • Dan-o

    GV:
    I became a Vayniac during 2007, therefore this is my inaugural year. It was great watching the various episodes mixed with laughs and good wine.

    If I were to sum up 2007, it was a year that brought me out of a “lull” in the wine world. In the period from 2002 to 2006 I had built up a collection of wines from zero and I was buying and collecting at a heavy rate.

    Then I had to move from NC to MA and with the move and a new job, I probably wnet through a one yea period of little activity in wine.

    Your show inspired me to get more interested in wine again. However, I am not doing so to increase my collection. I am looking for wines that bring the thunder without breaking the bank. I like the way your show brings a practicality to wine. Even if you could afford a $100 per bottle “house wine”, it would make the really good wines a little less special. Who needs to spend 100 bones on a wine when you can find some thunder below $50 or $30.

    Therefore, I consider myself to be a consumer of wines with an eye for a high QPR, rather than just building the collection to x thousand bottles.

    Have a GREAT 2008!

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

    GV – 2007 was the year wine exploded for me – thanks for being there with me!

  • http://prentissstreet.blogspot.com Colin

    GV – 2007 was the year wine exploded for me – thanks for being there with me!

  • yowens

    QOTD: You’ve made our lives so much more enjoyable these last two years. Cheers!

  • yowens

    QOTD: You’ve made our lives so much more enjoyable these last two years. Cheers!

  • Taylor

    If 08 is half as good as 07 this year will be huge!! Saw in Food & Wine that they blowign up Torrentes which I believe that you already did tell em to catch up.

  • Taylor

    If 08 is half as good as 07 this year will be huge!! Saw in Food & Wine that they blowign up Torrentes which I believe that you already did tell em to catch up.

  • MtnCharlie

    Nice tribute. Happy New Year!

  • MtnCharlie

    Nice tribute. Happy New Year!

  • LurkerNoMore

    “Mott, Link it Up”
    I think its about time for the Vayner-Nation to stand up for the unsung hero of the show. Mott deserves something and if its not going to be a t-shirt then maybe a wrist band or a hat. In order to “incentivize” Gary, I say that we GO ON STRIKE…NOBODY POST ANY COMMENTS UNTIL MOTT GETS A T-SHIRT (or something similar)!!!

    It will be anarchy…”human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria”.

  • LurkerNoMore

    “Mott, Link it Up”
    I think its about time for the Vayner-Nation to stand up for the unsung hero of the show. Mott deserves something and if its not going to be a t-shirt then maybe a wrist band or a hat. In order to “incentivize” Gary, I say that we GO ON STRIKE…NOBODY POST ANY COMMENTS UNTIL MOTT GETS A T-SHIRT (or something similar)!!!

    It will be anarchy…”human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria”.

  • http://bugga.net/ malliemcg

    Loving the thunder show!

    I’ll have to get into gear and catch up with my WLTV episodes post the holidays!

    Looking forward to heaps of 2008 shows ;).

    2007 was the year I stumbled across wltv, I’ve learned to trust my palate 100% and am getting better at not cringing when hearing Aussie places pronounced differently than I am used to! Discovering as my palate grows, my cellar is beginning to not look so appealing, well the more recent purchases are pretty good.

    Keep up the good work GV! (and the crew at WLTV, esp Mott!)

  • http://bugga.net/ malliemcg

    Loving the thunder show!

    I’ll have to get into gear and catch up with my WLTV episodes post the holidays!

    Looking forward to heaps of 2008 shows ;).

    2007 was the year I stumbled across wltv, I’ve learned to trust my palate 100% and am getting better at not cringing when hearing Aussie places pronounced differently than I am used to! Discovering as my palate grows, my cellar is beginning to not look so appealing, well the more recent purchases are pretty good.

    Keep up the good work GV! (and the crew at WLTV, esp Mott!)

  • elron

    I enjoyed the show. We had a Cartuxa red a few years back and it was an excellant wine! My Mother-in-law comes from the same region(Alentejano).I agree, Portugal is definitely up and coming.
    Gary and crew, thnaks for all the hard work and time!

  • elron

    I enjoyed the show. We had a Cartuxa red a few years back and it was an excellant wine! My Mother-in-law comes from the same region(Alentejano).I agree, Portugal is definitely up and coming.
    Gary and crew, thnaks for all the hard work and time!

  • thefanjestic

    Why oh why haven’t I sent my photos in?

  • thefanjestic

    Why oh why haven’t I sent my photos in?

  • cheech

    Man, would it kill you to drink the wine…Feels more authentic to a not so affluent crowd? anyway , love you, peace

  • cheech

    Man, would it kill you to drink the wine…Feels more authentic to a not so affluent crowd? anyway , love you, peace

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Happy New Year to everyone at WLTV! Loved the photo montage, if I would have known about you over a year ago Id be in that! :( QOTD: To sum up? Thank you is all I can say. Without you id be clueless as to what to do with wines. Id probably still be buying nothing but dessert wines, and not dared to venture into trying Burgandy, Bojelais ( spelling ), or investing in 2005 Bordeauxs, not to mention Italian or German wines, etc….. Thank you, Gary. Thank you.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Happy New Year to everyone at WLTV! Loved the photo montage, if I would have known about you over a year ago Id be in that! :( QOTD: To sum up? Thank you is all I can say. Without you id be clueless as to what to do with wines. Id probably still be buying nothing but dessert wines, and not dared to venture into trying Burgandy, Bojelais ( spelling ), or investing in 2005 Bordeauxs, not to mention Italian or German wines, etc….. Thank you, Gary. Thank you.

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

    Just going through some old episodes that I have not seen and this one is great. You were en Fuego on this one. Thunder was seeping from everywhere.

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

    Just going through some old episodes that I have not seen and this one is great. You were en Fuego on this one. Thunder was seeping from everywhere.

  • http://www.ladesvelada.net/ Richard Vines

    Thank you very much for this great info! Not sure what you all have planned, I can’t wait to party my ass off for New Years 2010!

  • http://www.ladesvelada.net Richard Vines

    Thank you very much for this great info! Not sure what you all have planned, I can’t wait to party my ass off for New Years 2010!

  • mrzitro

    top 51

  • corkscrew

    Have not had this wine. Cool ending…the nude blond is the winner. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    Wow pretty awesome throwin everyone in at the end like that

  • http://www.happynewyeargifts.com Christmas Gifts

    Nothing wrong with the article, but that headline– got to be the most depressing thing I’ve read all year. Fortunately, it’ll be over soon :)

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