Archive for February, 2008

New Zealand vs France Syrah Showdown – Episode #419

February 29, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk concludes the head to head showdown today with a classic battle pitting New Zealand against France.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Craggy Range Le Sol SyrahNew Zealand Syrah play review at cork'd
2004 Puech Haut Clos Du PicLanguedoc-Roussillon play review at cork'd

Pinot Noir Showdown – Episode #418

February 28, 2008

Continuing with the head to head showdown today Gary compares 2 Pinot Noir’s when something totally unexpected happens.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Amisfield Pinot Noir Central OtagoNew Zealand Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2005 Phillips Hill Toulouse Pinot NoirOther California Pinot Noir play review at cork'd

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Malbec vs Malbec – Episode #417

February 27, 2008

It’s the new world vs the old world as Gary Vaynerchuk continues with the head to head battle of Malbecs from France and Argentina.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Origine CahorsCahors play review at cork'd
2006 Punto Final Classico MalbecArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd

Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio – Episode #416

February 26, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk continues to expand on the battle royal, head to head battles of the thunder show and focuses on Italy and Oregon today.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Chehalem Pinot GrisOregon Pinot Gris play review at cork'd
2005 Fantinel Sant Helena Pinot GrigioFriuli-Venezia Giulia play review at cork'd

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

  • Guapier Estrella

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Australia vs France In A Chardonnay Battle – Episode #415

February 25, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk takes a look at two Chardonnay wines, one from Aussy and one from Burgundy, who will win?

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2003 Vincent Girardin Meursault Poruzot DessusMeursault play review at cork'd
2005 Tapanappa Chardonnay TiersAustralian Chardonnay play review at cork'd

2004 Vintage Bordeaux, A Timing Thing – Episode #414

February 22, 2008

We are going with Intense Friday instead of laid back Friday because I think there is a real opportunity to learn and exploit a huge oppertunity and I want to make sure all the Vayniacs out there have a chance to score!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Chateau Clos De L’oratoireSt Emilion play review at cork'd
2004 Chateau Haut BrissonSt Emilion play review at cork'd
2004 Clos Les LunellesOther Red Bordeaux play review at cork'd
2004 Chat CanonSt Emilion play review at cork'd
2004 Chateau Leoville Las CasesSt Julien play review at cork'd

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A Chateau De Fargues Sauternes Tasting – Episode #413

February 21, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk gives his take on what many call “poor mans Chateau D’yquem.”

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Wines tasted in this episode:

1990 Chateau De FarguesSauternes and Other Dessert play review at cork'd
2001 Chateau De FarguesSauternes and Other Dessert play review at cork'd
2003 Chateau De FarguesSauternes and Other Dessert play review at cork'd

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Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

  • Fourme D’Ambert
  • Roquefort Vieux Berger

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What Wine Goes Well With Birthday Cake. WLTV Turns 2 Today. – Episode #412

February 20, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk’s little tiny wine show turns 2 today and it makes Gary Ponder what wine goes well with birthday cake?

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Uva Mira Sauvignon BlancSouth African Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Feital Alvarinho DoradoMinho play review at cork'd
1999 Le Presi Brunello Di MontalcinoBrunello di Montalcino play review at cork'd
2003 Mas De La Barben Les CalicesLanguedoc-Roussillon play review at cork'd

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2005 Bordeaux Talk On The Heels Of The New Wine Spectator – Episode #411

February 19, 2008

Wine Spectators new 2005 bordeaux issue inspires this show of WLTV. Gary yaps about the wines and the vintage and the fact that tomorrow is the 2 year anniversary of this little show.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chateau Luchey Halde BlancGraves/Pessac-Leognan play review at cork'd
2005 Chateau Les Secrets De CardinaleSt Emilion play review at cork'd

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Psssst, I Got A Secret – Episode #410

February 18, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk tells you about an area that’s producing some of the most interesting wines in the world.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Langoureau St Aubin 1er Cru En RemillySt. Aubin Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Vincent Girardin Murgers Des Dents De Chien St AubinSt. Aubin Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Hubert Lamy St. Aubin Clos ChatenniereSt. Aubin Blanc play review at cork'd