EP 492 What Would Gary Recommend To You If You Stopped By

Today Gary gets visited by Vaun, one of the 1st winners of a contest on WLTV, the 1st widget contest back in December. Heâ??s here and here we go. Letâ??s taste some wine.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Valli Waitaki Pinot NoirNew Zealand Pinot Noir
2006 Alamos Seleccion MalbecArgentine Malbec
2004 Killibinbin Cabernet/shiraz Cellar Release The Blend #2Australian Red Meritage
2004 Robert Karl Cabernet SauvignonWashington Cabernet Sauvignon

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John__J

qotd: a fruit bomb
qotd: sure why not-

Tags: Argentina, Australian, cabernet, New Zealand, Pinot Noir, red, Video, washington state, wine, wines

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  • Kenny Dion

    Funny how a big guy like him loves wine.

  • http://www.xanga.com/WineGeek Daniel O

    QOTD 1: start with something sweet, like Asti Spumante, Brachetto, Moscato D’Asti, or White Zin, and then slowly, over time, reduce the residual sugar level. :-) As Gary says, people are seduced by the sweetness of dessert wines, so maybe an ice wine or botrytis affected wine with dessert would work too.

  • http://www.xanga.com/WineGeek Daniel O

    QOTD 1: start with something sweet, like Asti Spumante, Brachetto, Moscato D’Asti, or White Zin, and then slowly, over time, reduce the residual sugar level. :-) As Gary says, people are seduced by the sweetness of dessert wines, so maybe an ice wine or botrytis affected wine with dessert would work too.

  • http://www.weblogsports.net/ ChiroGuyDC

    Cycles Gladiator Merlot 2006…my personal favorite. First had it at the California Grille at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World!

  • http://www.weblogsports.net ChiroGuyDC

    Cycles Gladiator Merlot 2006…my personal favorite. First had it at the California Grille at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World!

  • JayZee

    Awesome job, Vaun, way to represent the Vayniacs! I really enjoyed the show. Good vibe and Gary is great with guests (at least since the first 100 episodes or so). Actually, some of the best shows have been with fellow Vayniacs. Hey, how about a Vayniac of the Week on Laid Back Fridays or something like that? :-)

    QOTD1: Believe it or not, a nice cru Beaujolais is a great transition from sweet and white wines to red wines. If someone doesn’t like wine, I’m not sure what I would suggest for them to try first. If they are from America, you have to overcome the whole “soda pop” thing which usually means start sweet.

    QOTD2: Gary looked terrible with the “Play-Off Beard” so I cannot envision much for him in the way of facial hair. I think Gary’s face with a mustache would pretty much say “70’s prn star”. 😉

  • JayZee

    Awesome job, Vaun, way to represent the Vayniacs! I really enjoyed the show. Good vibe and Gary is great with guests (at least since the first 100 episodes or so). Actually, some of the best shows have been with fellow Vayniacs. Hey, how about a Vayniac of the Week on Laid Back Fridays or something like that? :-)

    QOTD1: Believe it or not, a nice cru Beaujolais is a great transition from sweet and white wines to red wines. If someone doesn’t like wine, I’m not sure what I would suggest for them to try first. If they are from America, you have to overcome the whole “soda pop” thing which usually means start sweet.

    QOTD2: Gary looked terrible with the “Play-Off Beard” so I cannot envision much for him in the way of facial hair. I think Gary’s face with a mustache would pretty much say “70’s prn star”. 😉

  • MattUD

    Wow, this show was awesome. Vaun rocked it, especially his Oak Monster, that really caught me off guard.

  • MattUD

    Wow, this show was awesome. Vaun rocked it, especially his Oak Monster, that really caught me off guard.

  • CaseyLee

    like someone who does not say please and thank you lol . good guest. his oak monster is explosive. OOOAAAAAAK ! ! ! ! holy crap gary that was freking funny as hell .i laughed so loud. your expression was hilarious. good stuff.
    cool shirt.

  • CaseyLee

    like someone who does not say please and thank you lol . good guest. his oak monster is explosive. OOOAAAAAAK ! ! ! ! holy crap gary that was freking funny as hell .i laughed so loud. your expression was hilarious. good stuff.
    cool shirt.

  • http://www.thewinewanker.blogspot.com/ Jules

    Hey Gary V!
    The region of the Valli Pinot is pronounced WHY-Taacky, I live about 45 minutes from the vineyard.

  • http://www.thewinewanker.blogspot.com Jules

    Hey Gary V!
    The region of the Valli Pinot is pronounced WHY-Taacky, I live about 45 minutes from the vineyard.

  • http://www.thewinewanker.blogspot.com/ Jules

    It’s in North Otago. The soil is very heavy on the limestone with a little bit of gravely top-soil. Very very different to any of the different terroir than in Central and similar to burgundy – particularly Corton. Loved the Episode – if you enjoyed the Valli try the Ostler Carolines Vineyard – less vegetal but a lot earthier.

  • http://www.thewinewanker.blogspot.com Jules

    It’s in North Otago. The soil is very heavy on the limestone with a little bit of gravely top-soil. Very very different to any of the different terroir than in Central and similar to burgundy – particularly Corton. Loved the Episode – if you enjoyed the Valli try the Ostler Carolines Vineyard – less vegetal but a lot earthier.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good stuff. Love seeing a Vayniac rolling hardcore on the show and having a good time. Nice to once again see the Washington wine take the crown. Selfish, I know, but Im from Washington. That’s just how its going to be! Congrats to Vaun once again. QOTD1: I think something that has a little bit of sweetness, like maybe a German Riesling Spatlese or Auslese would do the trick. We all love sugar and if you plop a tannic red in front of someone I bet most everyone is going to go “Hell no!” QOTD2: Im down with Gary growing a goatee. BRING IT!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good stuff. Love seeing a Vayniac rolling hardcore on the show and having a good time. Nice to once again see the Washington wine take the crown. Selfish, I know, but Im from Washington. That’s just how its going to be! Congrats to Vaun once again. QOTD1: I think something that has a little bit of sweetness, like maybe a German Riesling Spatlese or Auslese would do the trick. We all love sugar and if you plop a tannic red in front of someone I bet most everyone is going to go “Hell no!” QOTD2: Im down with Gary growing a goatee. BRING IT!

  • Chris Lotz

    hedges three vineyards, and fu-man-shu

  • Chris Lotz

    hedges three vineyards, and fu-man-shu

  • VioletRuby

    Vaun was great. Gotta love Canadians! I think Rieslings are a good intro to the wine world. Also Lambrusco or Pinot Noirs for the red world. I’m still relatively new myself, especially to reds, but know I liked these varietals right from the start.

  • VioletRuby

    Vaun was great. Gotta love Canadians! I think Rieslings are a good intro to the wine world. Also Lambrusco or Pinot Noirs for the red world. I’m still relatively new myself, especially to reds, but know I liked these varietals right from the start.

  • looper

    I don’t know if Vaun is your buddy or not, but I found the same thing wrong with this episode as with all episodes with guests.
    1. He can’t keep up with you on the intensity level, and it seems like he is talking in slow motion. I guess that being from chicago, I am used to hearing people talk fast, like in NY. But is he slow or something, he claimed to be this great fan, but then seemed surprised and intimidated by your energy??
    2. Your talking is sooo loud, and the guests talking is sooo quiet. Quests need mics when dealing with GV… they also need a buzzer or something to stop you from interrupting. But my beef is not with GV, it is with these soft spoken, boring guests that can’t bring the Thunder.
    Theres my 2 cents
    Peace

  • looper

    I don’t know if Vaun is your buddy or not, but I found the same thing wrong with this episode as with all episodes with guests.
    1. He can’t keep up with you on the intensity level, and it seems like he is talking in slow motion. I guess that being from chicago, I am used to hearing people talk fast, like in NY. But is he slow or something, he claimed to be this great fan, but then seemed surprised and intimidated by your energy??
    2. Your talking is sooo loud, and the guests talking is sooo quiet. Quests need mics when dealing with GV… they also need a buzzer or something to stop you from interrupting. But my beef is not with GV, it is with these soft spoken, boring guests that can’t bring the Thunder.
    Theres my 2 cents
    Peace

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Frederic Magnien White Burgundy (solid fruit, good grip, not overoaked)

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Frederic Magnien White Burgundy (solid fruit, good grip, not overoaked)

  • wesleymcallister

    Gary I am so glad that you mentioned the Riders in this show, they are so much better then the Stamps.

  • A dumb Rhein king

    QOTD: Most peeps are used to sweet tastes, so I would say a Moscato. Then we can branch out from there.

    QOTD2: I say Sir Gary makes an appearance with a handlebar moustache.

  • corkscrew

    Have tried Killibinbin, Alamos and I think the Roberrt Karl, not a fan of New Zealand Pinot's..get a mic for guests.. QOTD-a Cab http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: a fruit bomb
    qotd: sure why not-

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