Archive for May, 2008

An Australian Rose On This Laid Back Friday – Episode #475

May 30, 2008

Gary chilax’s this Friday with a Rose from down under and shares some thoughts and ideas

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  • “Not a big Rose fan, find most too thin, dry or sweet. Had a 2009 Caldw…” by corkscrew
  • “QOTD: I havent had a lot of rose, but what ive had ive enjoyed. It i…” by Dessert Wine Nerd
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 S.c.pannell Grenache RoseAustralian Rose play review at cork'd

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Super Tuscan Wine Tasting – Episode #474

May 29, 2008

Super Tuscan wines are so sought after and today Gary tries 3 different versions of these Italian renegades!

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  • “Qotd: Amarone…” by John__J
  • “Enjoy Super Tuscans, have a bottle of Solengo in cellar. QOTD-Brunell…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Terrabianca CampaccioSuper Tuscan play review at cork'd
2001 Cabreo Toscana Il BorgoSuper Tuscan play review at cork'd
2004 Argiano SolengoSuper Tuscan play review at cork'd

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$15 Zinfandel Blind Tasting – Episode #473

May 28, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk matches up 4 Zinfandel’s against each other in this fun format called blind tasting. All the wines on todays show are $15 or under too!

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  • “A lot of comments for an episode with no QOTD…” by John__J
  • “Love Zins, Seghesio makes good ones, Simi is just ok. No QOTD.. corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Rutherford Ranch ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2006 Seghesio Sonoma ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2005 Simi ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2005 Magito ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd

Robert Mondavi Tribute Show – Episode #472

May 27, 2008

Robert Mondavi was a pioneer in the wine industry and most likely is the most important person in the history of the US Wine industry. I was away when he passed so I am using this 1st show back to pay tribute!

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  • “Happy Birthday Robert Mondavi, you’ve been a tremendous inspiration to…” by erikwait
  • “Very nice episode. Love history specially when it comes to wine. Love …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd

Tocai Friulano On This Laid Back Friday – Episode #471

May 23, 2008

A wine that is very overlooked and is drank hard core in Friuli the Tocai Friulano. Starting in 2007 the Tocai part of the name has to be dropped.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Bragato Tocai FriulanoColli Orientali del Friuli play review at cork'd

Pinot Gris Vs Pinot Grigio. A Head To Head. – Episode #470

May 22, 2008

Same grape, 2 different countries, who wins this showdown?

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  • “Qotd:Can’t pick 1 but the Lucien Albrecht Cuvee romanus is a helluva Q…” by John__J
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Binner Pinot GrisAlsace Pinot Gris play review at cork'd
2005 Lis Neris Pinot GrigioFriuli Venzia-Giulia IGT play review at cork'd

Chardonnay That You Can Find At The Store – Episode #469

May 21, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 Chardonnay wines that are available in most stores around the country. People have asked for more reviews of wines that are OUT THERE! Here you go.

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  • “qotd: most recent was Summer’s “La Nude”…” by John__J
  • “Have the Estancia and have had the Acacia.. QOTD-X-Winery good stuff …” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Stonehedge ChardonnayOther California Chardonnay play review at cork'd
Estancia ChardonnayOther California Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Acacia A ChardonnayNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd

Barbera Wine Tasting. An Underrated Wine From Italy – Episode #468

May 19, 2008

Barbera needs to get more attention from Wine Drinkers, today Gary explores 3 to see what’s up

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  • “qotd: hard to pick between Arrested development, Curb Your Enthusiasm …” by John__J
  • “Can't say I have had too many Barbera's, more of a Brunello fa…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Icardi Barbera D’asti TabarinBarbera d’Asti play review at cork'd
2006 Seghesio BarberaBarbera d’Alba play review at cork'd
2004 Cascina Roera Barbera D’astiBarbera d’Alba play review at cork'd

Some Wines At The Blue Ribbon – Episode #467

May 16, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk goes on the road today and tastes some wines at one of his favorite places, The Blue Ribbon Wine Bar.

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  • “qotd: Pure Wine Cafe, Ellicott City MD…” by John__J
  • “Have had the Brewer Clifton at wine expos. QOTD-Daryl's in New Br…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Compagni Portis Vineyard Gewürztraminer play review at cork'd
2004 Mercouri Estate RedOther Greek Red Wine play review at cork'd
2006 Brewer Clifton Rio Vista Pinot Noir play review at cork'd

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Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, Any Opportunities? – Episode #466

May 15, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk explores the Cabernet Sauvignon from CHILE and chats some with the Vayniacs at the end of the taping!

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  • “qotd: most surprising to me is how many people I see still drinking th…” by John__J
  • “Like most wines from Casa Lapostelle… QOTD-enjoying wineries discoun…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Walnut Crest Cabernet SauvignoChilean Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
Santa Rita 120 Cab SauvChilean Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
Casa Lapostolle Cabernet SauvignonChilean Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2005 Montes Alpha Cabernet SauvignonChilean Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd

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