EP 488 Austrian Red Wine Tasting – A Battle Of 2 Unknowns

Gary Vaynerchuk dives head 1st into 2 wines that would not be at the top of everyones wine vocabulary, the Kartauserhof estate was originally built in 1380 as the wine estate of the Carthusian Monastery in Aggsbach, hence the name and then he St. Laurent grape is on display and this should be a very interesting episode to say the least!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Johanneshof Reinisch St LaurentAustrian St Laurent
2005 Kartauserhof DecimoAustrian Red Meritage

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qotd: What is the most unique wine you’ve ever had, and what’s the most unique wine you haven’t had but want to try?

Tags: Australian, meritage, red, review, St Laurent, Video, wine, wines

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  • jahlove

    QOTD: What turns you on?

  • jahlove

    QOTD: What turns you on?

  • Tommy Vernieri

    Açaí berry? Really? I remember having that once, probably about 6 years ago. It was pretty disgusting.

    We did an Austrian tasting with our monthly tasting group just this week! I wasn’t blown away by any of the wines, the Zweigelt we had was pretty harshly bitter on the finish. We had a 70% Zweigelt and 30% Blaufränkisch blend that I liked more. The two Gruners were pretty boring. We had a TBA Pinot Blanc that brought some thunder though.

    We’ve got them all listed out on wine dot scribblewiki dot com.

    QOTD: I would want to hear from the Vayniacs: What is your favorite way to cook a hamburger?

    I made an awesome burger recently with 50% Bison, 50% Chuck, minced shallot, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • Tommy Vernieri

    Açaí berry? Really? I remember having that once, probably about 6 years ago. It was pretty disgusting.

    We did an Austrian tasting with our monthly tasting group just this week! I wasn’t blown away by any of the wines, the Zweigelt we had was pretty harshly bitter on the finish. We had a 70% Zweigelt and 30% Blaufränkisch blend that I liked more. The two Gruners were pretty boring. We had a TBA Pinot Blanc that brought some thunder though.

    We’ve got them all listed out on wine dot scribblewiki dot com.

    QOTD: I would want to hear from the Vayniacs: What is your favorite way to cook a hamburger?

    I made an awesome burger recently with 50% Bison, 50% Chuck, minced shallot, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • http://www.wineshopathome.com/kellygoff Kelly Goff

    Gary, I would love to know what wine goes great with chicken nuggets (Perdue, baked not fried) and Kraft macaroni and cheese. These are my go to, quick dinners for when my husband is working and its just me and the rugrats. Those nights that you need a glass of wine! There have to be some parents out there who have found the perfect match…

  • http://www.wineshopathome.com/kellygoff Kelly Goff

    Gary, I would love to know what wine goes great with chicken nuggets (Perdue, baked not fried) and Kraft macaroni and cheese. These are my go to, quick dinners for when my husband is working and its just me and the rugrats. Those nights that you need a glass of wine! There have to be some parents out there who have found the perfect match…

  • Davis

    QOTD: What winery should I visit in the Yarra Valley?

  • Davis

    QOTD: What winery should I visit in the Yarra Valley?

  • Sassodoro

    I have had a Zweigelt and a Blaufrankish, but never a St. Laurent.

    Yeah! Bring back Sir Gary.

    QOTD: What are your favorite unusual food-wine pairings?

  • Sassodoro

    I have had a Zweigelt and a Blaufrankish, but never a St. Laurent.

    Yeah! Bring back Sir Gary.

    QOTD: What are your favorite unusual food-wine pairings?

  • Dan-o

    I have not had many – perhaps just one or two red Austrian wines. I will need to try more of them.

    My QOTD – Why do you watch this show?

  • Dan-o

    I have not had many – perhaps just one or two red Austrian wines. I will need to try more of them.

    My QOTD – Why do you watch this show?

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    BRInG baCK sIR GARy VayNERchuk!

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    BRInG baCK sIR GARy VayNERchuk!

  • kjdion

    love these shows where i have no idea that these countries produce wine. looking forward to more.

  • kjdion

    love these shows where i have no idea that these countries produce wine. looking forward to more.

  • JayZee

    Fabulous show – bringing the thunder from AUSTRIA and NOT Gruner-Vet! Excellent.

    QOTD: What was the first wine you ever had from outside of the United States?

  • JayZee

    Fabulous show – bringing the thunder from AUSTRIA and NOT Gruner-Vet! Excellent.

    QOTD: What was the first wine you ever had from outside of the United States?

  • MattUD

    What is your least favorite type of wine?

  • MattUD

    What is your least favorite type of wine?

  • damon aka unknownwine

    I had one austrian red at Lavomatic wine bar in cincinnati, don’t remember what it was, but enjoyed the hell out of it. Thought I’d see more comments on today’s show. Thanks for wearing it on your sleeve today, Gary.
    MY qotd…tough one…..Who out there stocks their cellar with wines that you know your friends, significant others, etc. rather than all your own?

    My advice of the day. Invite people over, cook for them and pop those wines. That is what I like to do.

  • damon aka unknownwine

    I had one austrian red at Lavomatic wine bar in cincinnati, don’t remember what it was, but enjoyed the hell out of it. Thought I’d see more comments on today’s show. Thanks for wearing it on your sleeve today, Gary.
    MY qotd…tough one…..Who out there stocks their cellar with wines that you know your friends, significant others, etc. rather than all your own?

    My advice of the day. Invite people over, cook for them and pop those wines. That is what I like to do.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Im with you there. MORE SIR GARY!! Nice show. You really did tone it down today. Clearly those wines moved you and Im glad you brought something to our attention that rocked. QOTD: Besides family, friends, and wine, what is the most passionate thing in your life? And you cant say sports!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Im with you there. MORE SIR GARY!! Nice show. You really did tone it down today. Clearly those wines moved you and Im glad you brought something to our attention that rocked. QOTD: Besides family, friends, and wine, what is the most passionate thing in your life? And you cant say sports!

  • Red

    QOTD: Given all the tasting and swirling you do, how the @#$%? do you keep your teeth and tongue white? I have the damndest time….another Q: does Sir Gary = Stoned Gary?

  • Red

    QOTD: Given all the tasting and swirling you do, how the @#$%? do you keep your teeth and tongue white? I have the damndest time….another Q: does Sir Gary = Stoned Gary?

  • http://www.kittysafe.net Kittysafe

    QOTD does ionazation of running water, i.e. fountains, and marijuana plants which put out more oxygen than any other plant effect wine growth or taste and in what way?

  • http://www.kittysafe.net/ Kittysafe

    QOTD does ionazation of running water, i.e. fountains, and marijuana plants which put out more oxygen than any other plant effect wine growth or taste and in what way?

  • alexanderlurija

    i wish you could taste and discuss the “Wiener Gemischter Satz, Nussberg Alte Reben 2008″ from Fritz Wieninger.

    love your show!!!
    greetings from vienna, austria

  • winemaniacfromthealps

    Hey Gary, although I am proud that you are featuring Austrian wines – please stop it!! Otherwise everybody wants to buy them and prices will rocket! The St. laurent you tasted in this episode is just the basic one of Johanneshof Reinisch. I live across this winery and my cellar is full of its Reserves. If you have a chance to get it – try the 1992 Pinot Noir Reserve! if you can't get it come and vistit me. Cheers from Austria

  • A dumb Rhein king

    You sure like to party it up on the 10th of July.

    QOTD: QOTD: What do people want to see on wine labels? Would they like if there was more specific information about what the bottle contained? Do they want more animals or more elegance?

  • corkscrew

    Can't say I have had these.. QOTD-what is the best bottle of wine you have ever drank.. http://www.winelx.com

  • Christoph

    mount mary, yarra yarra, yarra yering

  • http://www.herrenhof.net Gottfried

    his name is Bronner
    created some new varieties too

  • John__J

    qotd: What is the most unique wine you’ve ever had, and what’s the most unique wine you haven’t had but want to try?

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