EP 532 Wines from Egypt

Egyptians have been making and drinking wine for 6,000 years… how are they doing in 2008?

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Obelisk Pinot Blanc
2006 Obelisk Cabernet Sauvignon

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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John__J

Impressed you had Egyptian wines on, even those weren’t good, haven’t had any wines from there myself yet.
Qotd: My navy blue Mudhoney shirt with the little devil on the front

Tags: cabernet, Egypt, Pinot Blanc, red, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • espressokev

    QOTD: don’t have one. I buy my stuff in bulk.

    back to lurkerdom!

  • espressokev

    QOTD: don’t have one. I buy my stuff in bulk.

    back to lurkerdom!

  • Tyler RM

    I’m bummed out about the schwag. My first week of classes made me a weekend watcher :-( I’ll have to get back to the daily watch schedule.

  • Tyler RM

    I’m bummed out about the schwag. My first week of classes made me a weekend watcher :-( I’ll have to get back to the daily watch schedule.

  • Grapedigger

    Never had Egyptian wines before! Too bad the samples that were sent to you seem to be the very basic examples. Nonetheless, it’s great to see wines from around the globe on WLTV. Cheers!

  • Grapedigger

    Never had Egyptian wines before! Too bad the samples that were sent to you seem to be the very basic examples. Nonetheless, it’s great to see wines from around the globe on WLTV. Cheers!

  • Christine

    Side QOTD: No, I’ve never had a wine from Egypt.

    I have bookmarked AJV’s PleaseDressMe.com when I found out about it last week. I check it everyday.

    My favorite tshirt is one that my husband bought me at ComiCon from BeKyoot.com. Here’s a link to the shirt: http://shop.bekyoot.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PDRP&Store_Code=ABO&Product_Code=10100&Category_Code=elord

    My second favorite tshirt is the shirt you get when you sign up as a club member of SweetRiot.com. Here’s a link: http://shop.sweetriot.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&products_id=186

  • Christine

    Side QOTD: No, I’ve never had a wine from Egypt.

    I have bookmarked AJV’s PleaseDressMe.com when I found out about it last week. I check it everyday.

    My favorite tshirt is one that my husband bought me at ComiCon from BeKyoot.com. Here’s a link to the shirt: http://shop.bekyoot.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PDRP&Store_Code=ABO&Product_Code=10100&Category_Code=elord

    My second favorite tshirt is the shirt you get when you sign up as a club member of SweetRiot.com. Here’s a link: http://shop.sweetriot.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&products_id=186

  • LauraG

    No Egyptian wine here. My favorite t-shirt is not actually one that I own. It’s one w/a chimp dressed up like Che Guevara, and it says “Viva la Evolution!” Cracks me up.

  • LauraG

    No Egyptian wine here. My favorite t-shirt is not actually one that I own. It’s one w/a chimp dressed up like Che Guevara, and it says “Viva la Evolution!” Cracks me up.

  • Colin Komar

    Side QOTD: Nope. I have never had an Egyptian wine.

    QOTD: I really like my spiderman shirt that I got 7 years ago.
    http://twitpic.com/arhd

  • Colin Komar

    Side QOTD: Nope. I have never had an Egyptian wine.

    QOTD: I really like my spiderman shirt that I got 7 years ago.
    http://twitpic.com/arhd

  • ev
  • ev
  • Sloop

    I had some Egyptian wine when I went there a few months ago. I forget the name, it was ok. The place is great for history, but has by far, the most aggressive street vendors I’ve encountered. Also, as a side note, when you go to a mostly Muslim country with your wife, make sure she wears dark colored clothing, has her shoulders and legs covered. We learned after the fact that women wearing bright colors are basically saying that they are available, if you know what I mean. :)

  • Sloop

    I had some Egyptian wine when I went there a few months ago. I forget the name, it was ok. The place is great for history, but has by far, the most aggressive street vendors I’ve encountered. Also, as a side note, when you go to a mostly Muslim country with your wife, make sure she wears dark colored clothing, has her shoulders and legs covered. We learned after the fact that women wearing bright colors are basically saying that they are available, if you know what I mean. :)

  • http://www.eatdrinkordie.com/palmnut/blog Palmer

    there are so many, but wearing my KEEP THE DODGERS IN BROOKLYN shirt to Dodgers stadium in LA gives me so much joy:

    http://www.nomas-nyc.com/product_keepdodgers.html

  • http://www.eatdrinkordie.com/palmnut/blog Palmer

    there are so many, but wearing my KEEP THE DODGERS IN BROOKLYN shirt to Dodgers stadium in LA gives me so much joy:

    http://www.nomas-nyc.com/product_keepdodgers.html

  • http://www.eatdrinkordie.com/palmnut/blog Palmer

    also, I’m sure the Vaynerchuk boys, bring from the dirty jerz, will appreciate the “NEW JERSEY: Don’t worry, we hate you too” shirt:

    http://www.solidthreads.com/servlet/the-95/solid-threads-funny-t-dsh-shirts/Detail

  • http://www.eatdrinkordie.com/palmnut/blog Palmer

    also, I’m sure the Vaynerchuk boys, bring from the dirty jerz, will appreciate the “NEW JERSEY: Don’t worry, we hate you too” shirt:

    http://www.solidthreads.com/servlet/the-95/solid-threads-funny-t-dsh-shirts/Detail

  • Pardus

    QOTD: No Egyptian wines. Had a few Turkish wines, another country dominated by non-wine drinkers.

  • Pardus

    QOTD: No Egyptian wines. Had a few Turkish wines, another country dominated by non-wine drinkers.

  • Dan-o

    Not such a great show, but has more to do with the raw material you had to work with.
    QOTD 1 – never had an Egyptian wine.
    QOTD 2 – My favorite T-shirt is from Moose, WY where I found an excellent wine shop while I was on vacation. It says “Life is too short to drink cheap wine”. Second favortie T-shirt says – The Roogle has landed, Honesty, Integrity, Barbeque. This came from the Grateful Palate.

  • Dan-o

    Not such a great show, but has more to do with the raw material you had to work with.
    QOTD 1 – never had an Egyptian wine.
    QOTD 2 – My favorite T-shirt is from Moose, WY where I found an excellent wine shop while I was on vacation. It says “Life is too short to drink cheap wine”. Second favortie T-shirt says – The Roogle has landed, Honesty, Integrity, Barbeque. This came from the Grateful Palate.

  • BW

    QOTD:
    I am in oil & gas exploration & I have t-shirt with a quote from J. Paul Getty that reads
    ” Rise Early, Work Hard, Strike Oil” – probably have to be in the biz to appreciate that.

    Never had an Egyptian wine (not exactly inspired to by todays show). As Dan-o posted ” Life’s too short to drink bad wine” – soooo much truth in that, especially given all the good wines out there.Maybe it should read ‘Life’s too short to drink all the good wines”

  • BW

    QOTD:
    I am in oil & gas exploration & I have t-shirt with a quote from J. Paul Getty that reads
    ” Rise Early, Work Hard, Strike Oil” – probably have to be in the biz to appreciate that.

    Never had an Egyptian wine (not exactly inspired to by todays show). As Dan-o posted ” Life’s too short to drink bad wine” – soooo much truth in that, especially given all the good wines out there.Maybe it should read ‘Life’s too short to drink all the good wines”

  • Daniel Schlossberg

    DARN! pissed i missed the shwag pack! been watching religously, and leaving comment luv, but been behind with law school and all. any way you can still hook me up??? Big fan! cant wait for the super tasing!

  • Daniel Schlossberg

    DARN! pissed i missed the shwag pack! been watching religously, and leaving comment luv, but been behind with law school and all. any way you can still hook me up??? Big fan! cant wait for the super tasing!

  • http://lcchoppers.com/ Micah

    I have never had an Egyptian wine, but I’ll look for one next time I can.

    My favorite T-shirt is one that a coworker designed. http://www.cafepress.com/lcchoppers.235756048

  • http://lcchoppers.com Micah

    I have never had an Egyptian wine, but I’ll look for one next time I can.

    My favorite T-shirt is one that a coworker designed. http://www.cafepress.com/lcchoppers.235756048

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I have a VERY small (baby-size) yellow Cheerios t-shirt from when I was 1 or 2 years old with my name silk-screened on the back. Classic.

  • YoungDave

    QOTD: I have a VERY small (baby-size) yellow Cheerios t-shirt from when I was 1 or 2 years old with my name silk-screened on the back. Classic.

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

    Hi Gary – I’ve been wearing my gray Vayniac t-shirt to bed lately, so I would have to say that’s my current fave.
    Not dying to try Egyptian wines after this show (and never have before).

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

    Hi Gary – I’ve been wearing my gray Vayniac t-shirt to bed lately, so I would have to say that’s my current fave.
    Not dying to try Egyptian wines after this show (and never have before).

  • http://journeyscoffee.com/ Dan

    QOTD: Being a barista and general coffee fanatic (along with wine of course) this shirt has seen a lot of play in my wardrobe lately:

    http://t-shirts.cafepress.com/item/expresso-fitted-tshirt/88106081

    PS – my wife wanted me to point out that the “not available” subtitles when discussing the wine in this episode were spelled incorrectly. She is kind of a geek about that kind of stuff.

  • http://journeyscoffee.com Dan

    QOTD: Being a barista and general coffee fanatic (along with wine of course) this shirt has seen a lot of play in my wardrobe lately:

    http://t-shirts.cafepress.com/item/expresso-fitted-tshirt/88106081

    PS – my wife wanted me to point out that the “not available” subtitles when discussing the wine in this episode were spelled incorrectly. She is kind of a geek about that kind of stuff.

  • http://www.EarthEmperor.com/ Daniel Kemp 4 Earth Emperor

    QOTD: I like my warm plaid shirt that I got from Value Village. It gets me very warm when I’m cold.

  • http://www.EarthEmperor.com Daniel Kemp 4 Earth Emperor

    QOTD: I like my warm plaid shirt that I got from Value Village. It gets me very warm when I’m cold.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD1: Never had a wine from Egypt. QOTD2: Im a dress shirt and sweater guy. I havent worn a t-shirt with a saying on them in years. If I had to choose I guess the 1995 Mariners Divison champs t-shirt. Great watching them make their first playoff run. God only knows where that shirt is today.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD1: Never had a wine from Egypt. QOTD2: Im a dress shirt and sweater guy. I havent worn a t-shirt with a saying on them in years. If I had to choose I guess the 1995 Mariners Divison champs t-shirt. Great watching them make their first playoff run. God only knows where that shirt is today.

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Great show…….good information. A bit surprising though to think that a muslim country produces wine but it is a good thing.

    QOTD:
    My LKG t-shirt…

  • Adrian aka AnGkEr

    Great show…….good information. A bit surprising though to think that a muslim country produces wine but it is a good thing.

    QOTD:
    My LKG t-shirt…

  • http://www.cafepress.com/iberikus/6338388 ohm clothes

    I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.

  • http://www.cafepress.com/iberikus/6338388 ohm clothes

    I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.

  • richardvinifera
  • richardvinifera
  • Chad Gracia

    I just came back from a Nile cruise with 40 friends, a good portion of whom were foodies and oenophiles. We were extremely disappointed with Egyptian wine, and even switched to cocktails as much of it was undrinkable. The Obelisk wine that you tasted was far superior to all other local Egyptian wine. Why? One theory which was widely held is simple: the Egyptian government currently slaps a tariff of between 600 – 3000% on all imported wine, making any non-Egyptian wine essentially unaffordable and thereby protecting the Egyptian industry. As those tarriffs slowly come down in the next decade, I think Egyptian producers will be forced to improve their game.

  • http://www.egyptiantravelguide.com Val Mootry

    Have you tried Dahab, its fantastic

  • Anonymous

    Have not tried these..not interested.. QOTD-not the one that you’re wearing.. http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    Impressed you had Egyptian wines on, even those weren’t good, haven’t had any wines from there myself yet.
    Qotd: My navy blue Mudhoney shirt with the little devil on the front

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