EP 521 Gary V Expands His Own Palate with Some Old World Wines

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 2 Nebbiolo wines from Valtellina, a lesser known neighbor of Piedmont.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2003 Sandro Fay SassellaValtellina
2005 Sandro Fay Sforzato ValtellinaSfursat di Valtellina

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John__J

I’ve had those a couple times too, really like’em

qotd: just has a Gropello that was cheap and delicious

Tags: Italian, Piedmont, red, review, Valtellina, Video, wine, wines

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  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    Hi Gary – Hmmm well there are so many great Italian wines, what comes to mind is the Isole e Olena Ceparello which is pretty sublime.

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com/ Sharon

    Hi Gary – Hmmm well there are so many great Italian wines, what comes to mind is the Isole e Olena Ceparello which is pretty sublime.

  • M

    I often try new Italian wines, random Rosso from here and there, or wine varietals I hear about from WLTV. This was a summer of wine discovery.

  • M

    I often try new Italian wines, random Rosso from here and there, or wine varietals I hear about from WLTV. This was a summer of wine discovery.

  • pawncop

    Thank you for the information.

    QOTD – Not many Italian wines yet, some basic Chantia’s. The list gets longer each time I watch.

  • pawncop

    Thank you for the information.

    QOTD – Not many Italian wines yet, some basic Chantia’s. The list gets longer each time I watch.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tuna_melt Kirk (aka: slave2thevine)

    Great to be back watching the show again. It has been a busy past few weeks…and I’m finally getting caught up.

    QOTD: I’d have to say the most interesting summer white I’ve had was a Cococciola from the Abruzzi region. It offered a nice body and excellent acidity to go with food. For the lovers of Sauvignon Blanc it is a great transition into a white with good body that still delivers the acidity, green apple, and lemon flavors.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tuna_melt Kirk (aka: slave2thevine)

    Great to be back watching the show again. It has been a busy past few weeks…and I’m finally getting caught up.

    QOTD: I’d have to say the most interesting summer white I’ve had was a Cococciola from the Abruzzi region. It offered a nice body and excellent acidity to go with food. For the lovers of Sauvignon Blanc it is a great transition into a white with good body that still delivers the acidity, green apple, and lemon flavors.

  • http://jimmytrent.com/ Jimmy T

    luvin it!

  • http://jimmytrent.com Jimmy T

    luvin it!

  • Tommy Vernieri

    QOTD: I already emailed you about mine. The Laurentina Verdicchio Lore, hands down the most exciting wine I’ve had in a while.

  • Tommy Vernieri

    QOTD: I already emailed you about mine. The Laurentina Verdicchio Lore, hands down the most exciting wine I’ve had in a while.

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

    Interesting show Gary, cheers

    QOTD: Ca’del Bosco Franciacorta Brut

    Andrew

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com Andrew D

    Interesting show Gary, cheers

    QOTD: Ca’del Bosco Franciacorta Brut

    Andrew

  • Dan-o

    GV – interesting show – always love the Italians.
    Probably one of the more interesting wines I have had from Italy that was new to me was a white from Sicily with indigenous grapes (can’t remember the name, but it was good) and a wine from the Piedmont called Spinetta – it was a blend of Nebbiolo and Syrah (I believe) and it was tasty!

  • Dan-o

    GV – interesting show – always love the Italians.
    Probably one of the more interesting wines I have had from Italy that was new to me was a white from Sicily with indigenous grapes (can’t remember the name, but it was good) and a wine from the Piedmont called Spinetta – it was a blend of Nebbiolo and Syrah (I believe) and it was tasty!

  • 419

    QOTD: Farnese Casale Vecchio Pecorino

    Try it great long and big fruit

  • 419

    QOTD: Farnese Casale Vecchio Pecorino

    Try it great long and big fruit

  • M

    QOTD: I can’t say “best” because there are so many good ones but I enjoyed 2005 Paitin di Pasquero Elia Barbera d’Alba Serra Boella

  • M

    QOTD: I can’t say “best” because there are so many good ones but I enjoyed 2005 Paitin di Pasquero Elia Barbera d’Alba Serra Boella

  • http://www.judemurphy.com/ JudeMurphy

    Italian wine? Hate the stuff. Don’t know why. It just bores me. I’m a French wine guy!
    I tasted one Italian wine I sort of enjoyed and I don’t even know what it was because it was just the house wine and I only got a glass. Ah well. Chateauneuf de pape, anyone?

  • http://www.judemurphy.com JudeMurphy

    Italian wine? Hate the stuff. Don’t know why. It just bores me. I’m a French wine guy!
    I tasted one Italian wine I sort of enjoyed and I don’t even know what it was because it was just the house wine and I only got a glass. Ah well. Chateauneuf de pape, anyone?

  • http://journals.aol.co.uk/kslaczko/MadMagyar/ Karl Laczko

    Like Kirk I’m catching up on episodes at the moment and love it when you do the unusual ones.

    QOTD – I’m trying a lot of Southern Italian wines recently, love Nero d’Avola, delighted in Aglianico – but always keep coming back to Amarone.

  • http://journals.aol.co.uk/kslaczko/MadMagyar/ Karl Laczko

    Like Kirk I’m catching up on episodes at the moment and love it when you do the unusual ones.

    QOTD – I’m trying a lot of Southern Italian wines recently, love Nero d’Avola, delighted in Aglianico – but always keep coming back to Amarone.

  • http://www.cliffordjames.org/wine.php Darcey and Cliff

    Hey GeeVee … it’s been SOOOO long since I tuned into a show (due only to my new job which is keeping me too busy). I can say without hesitation that I have missed you terribly! Checked out the FREE SHIPPER of the day, the
    Sandro fay sforzato valtellina 2005, watched this excellent episode, and ordered myself a bottle! Thanks, as always, for helping to broaden our palates! Waiting for another “free shipping” offer to get a case or two, so please keep me posted! Hope you and yours are well. Darcey says hello!

  • http://www.cliffordjames.org/wine.php Darcey and Cliff

    Hey GeeVee … it’s been SOOOO long since I tuned into a show (due only to my new job which is keeping me too busy). I can say without hesitation that I have missed you terribly! Checked out the FREE SHIPPER of the day, the
    Sandro fay sforzato valtellina 2005, watched this excellent episode, and ordered myself a bottle! Thanks, as always, for helping to broaden our palates! Waiting for another “free shipping” offer to get a case or two, so please keep me posted! Hope you and yours are well. Darcey says hello!

  • Penney

    QOTD: Laurentina Verdicchio Lore

  • Penney

    QOTD: Laurentina Verdicchio Lore

  • yowens

    Dude I love all your shows (tear…) but the ones about wines that are totally new to me are my favorites. QOTD: none. But now I have one to search out.

  • yowens

    Dude I love all your shows (tear…) but the ones about wines that are totally new to me are my favorites. QOTD: none. But now I have one to search out.

  • http://www.meetup.com/WoW-Wine-on-Wednesday/ kathyintex ( kathyd )

    oooh – I’d love to try the Sforzato Valtellina! Sounds Yummy!

    QOTD ~ I gave my friend an Antinori Tignenello in November for her birthday since it’s her favorite wine. In December at our WoW – Wine on Wednesday – Christmas party she had opened it and smuggled a glass into Cru for me to taste, VERY NICE! Loved the Old World meets New World while grown in the Old World terroir.

  • http://www.meetup.com/WoW-Wine-on-Wednesday/ kathyintex ( kathyd )

    oooh – I’d love to try the Sforzato Valtellina! Sounds Yummy!

    QOTD ~ I gave my friend an Antinori Tignenello in November for her birthday since it’s her favorite wine. In December at our WoW – Wine on Wednesday – Christmas party she had opened it and smuggled a glass into Cru for me to taste, VERY NICE! Loved the Old World meets New World while grown in the Old World terroir.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Piper’s Pit hands down the best segments in WWF history. Possibly a close second any Ultimate Warrior promo because the rambling insanity tumbling out of his mouth was priceless. Annnnnywho….. More wines for me to try. Gary youre going to bury me! Might as well go to my local wine store and buy everything in house, eh? Damn me and my young wine palate. QOTD: I believe the last one I had was a Barberesco. Quite pleased with it, too.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Piper’s Pit hands down the best segments in WWF history. Possibly a close second any Ultimate Warrior promo because the rambling insanity tumbling out of his mouth was priceless. Annnnnywho….. More wines for me to try. Gary youre going to bury me! Might as well go to my local wine store and buy everything in house, eh? Damn me and my young wine palate. QOTD: I believe the last one I had was a Barberesco. Quite pleased with it, too.

  • George Masiello

    Favorite Barolo:
    2001 Riserva Cannubi (Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno)
    Not only a great wine, but I brought back a case of it from our trip to Italy last Fall. This place is actually in the town of Barolo, where we toured the facility and had a tasting. It was perfect!

  • George Masiello

    Favorite Barolo:
    2001 Riserva Cannubi (Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno)
    Not only a great wine, but I brought back a case of it from our trip to Italy last Fall. This place is actually in the town of Barolo, where we toured the facility and had a tasting. It was perfect!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Saffirio Barbera 2007 (with a little gnome on the front, made me intersted, but wary!) £17 in the UK.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Saffirio Barbera 2007 (with a little gnome on the front, made me intersted, but wary!) £17 in the UK.

  • Anonymous

    Have not had these wines. 2nd one sounded good. QOTD-not sure, enjoy Brunello’s. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    I’ve had those a couple times too, really like’em

    qotd: just has a Gropello that was cheap and delicious

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