Archive for May, 2008

Chilean Carmenere Makes An Appearance – Episode #465

May 14, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk explores the very interesting grape that has many buzzing in the wine industry.

Update: The 10 wristbands have been claimed.

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  • “qotd: I’ve had quite a few, but I can’t remember the last 1, it’s been…” by John__J
  • “Have had Chono Cab, interesting grape, smells like roasted meats. QOT…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Concha Y Toro CarmenereChile Carmenere play review at cork'd
2005 Chono CarmenereChile Carmenere play review at cork'd
2006 Errazuriz Carmenere Single VineyardChile Carmenere play review at cork'd

Napa Valley Cabernet Battle Royal And The BOOK Is Now OUT! – Episode #464

May 13, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk goes BLIND on this HUGE day for him and his Family and the Vayniacs. Napa Valley Cabernet is the epic and most sought after wines of America and this tasting will be a battle Royal!

Note: the wine listing is in tasting order.

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  • “qotd: I barely ever drink Napa cab’s, but I remember really loving the…” by John__J
  • “Have had most of these Cabs, Altamura is one of my all time favs..have…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Neyers Ame Propreitary RedNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2005 Tor Kenward Cimarossa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2005 Paul Hobbs Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2004 Rocca Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2004 Bennett Lane Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2004 Altamura Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd

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Some Bubbles And A Guest – Episode #463

May 12, 2008

Today Gary Vaynerchuk tries a little bubbly with a guest host from the left coast.

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  • “I don’t drink enough of the bubbley stuff to comment on your question …” by Sheryl
  • “firstly, it should be pronounced bra-khet-to like you will pronounce c…” by Keffreio
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Marenco Brachetto D’acquiBraquetto d\’Acqui play review at cork'd
Louis De Grenelle Saumar RoseFrench Brut Nonvintage play review at cork'd
Gruet Brut Demi SecDomestic Demi-Sec play review at cork'd
1988 De Venoge BrutFrench Brut Vintage play review at cork'd

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Viognier Friday – Episode #462

May 9, 2008

Today Gary tastes 2 Viognier wines head to head and gets into a different mindset and mixes it up a little.

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  • “Qotd: Out of the 4 I can still remember, I’m goin with the cat instead…” by John__J
  • “Enjoy Viognier, have not tried these. QOTD-don't have one. corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Le Paradou ViognierOther Rhone White Wine play review at cork'd
2006 Peltier Station ViognierOther California White Rhone V play review at cork'd

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California vs Washington State Syrah Showdown – Episode #461

May 8, 2008

Today in a head to head confrontation Gary Vaynerchuk pits 2 Syrahs against each other, one from Washington State and the other from California.

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  • “Whats this Gary V? I always have to remember to turn my volume down i…” by Joe Price
  • “30 bones…kinda expensive for the CKC crowd. lol. but regardless than…” by Krishna Patel
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Rhapsody3 Syrah play review at cork'd
2005 Gramercy Cellars Walla Walla Valley Syrah play review at cork'd

Rully Wines. Wines You Should Know From Burgundy! – Episode #460

May 7, 2008

The wines of Rully are very overlooked and today Gary Vaynerchuk takes a good hard look at them!

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  • “qotd: worst was your white zin show, even though I got to try it at wo…” by John__J
  • “Can't say I have had these wines. QOTD-best Sarah's Vineyard …” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Olivier Leflaive Rabource RullyRully/Mercurey/Givry Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Jaeger Defaix Rully Rabouce BlancRully/Mercurey/Givry Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Jaeger Defaix Rully Les Cloux BlancRully/Mercurey/Givry Blanc play review at cork'd

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The Secret Pack Includes A Pinot Noir, Sauternes And A Rioja – Episode #459

May 6, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk goes through the secret pack and tries 4 wines and talks about birthdays and news from Amazon!

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  • “Love the monteviejo. Right nwo i’m diggin into Spain so watching all s…” by Nick
  • “This episode was a lot of fun to watch
    qotd: Restaurant for wine would…” by John__J
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Estancia Pinot Noir StonewallOther California Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2006 Prado Ayala RiojaRioja play review at cork'd
2004 Monteviejo Petite FleurArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd
2004 Chateau Petit VedrinesSauternes and Other Dessert play review at cork'd

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A Guest And Some Shiraz – Episode #458

May 5, 2008

Gary Surprises someone and tries 4 Shiraz’s from down under. Lets see their take on the Austrian reds!

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  • “qotd: a micro brewThe wino in me has to point out that Condrieu isn’t …” by John__J
  • “Not sure if I have tried the Hazy Blur..ahh to be a guest.. QOTD-mayb…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Nugan Estate ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2002 Eppalock Ridge ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2005 Glen Eldon Dry Bore ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2004 Hazy Blur Mclaren Vale ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd

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Vernaccia Wines From Italy, Another White Wine To Pay Attention To. – Episode #457

May 2, 2008

Vernaccia is another classic white wine that is overlooked by so many as they focus on the 1 or 2 white wines they drink from Italy. I hate to pick on Pinot Grigio but I want people to expand their palates.

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  • “Not a big Pinot Gris fan…QOTD-How come your prediction is 650 short?…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Fontaleoni Vernaccia Di San GimignanoVernaccia di San Gimignano play review at cork'd
2006 Sovestro Vernaccia Di San GimignanoVernaccia di San Gimignano play review at cork'd

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Wine Kegs – Episode #456

May 1, 2008

Today Gary Vaynerchuk goes where very few wine people have gone before, KEGS!

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  • “qotd: that’s gotta take the cake for most absurd qotd. Corkscrew won t…” by John__J
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Mas Wine Company’s Vino Blanco play review at cork'd
Mas Wine Company Vino play review at cork'd