EP 590 Pinotage Wine Tasting

South Africa is very proud of the Pinotage grape and today Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 value driven Pinotage wines on the thunder Show to see how they fare.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Nederberg PinotageSouth African Pinotage
2007 Lion Hunt PinotageSouth African Pinotage
2006 False Bay PinotageSouth African Pinotage

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘we want to continue to expand your palate no matter if the world is exploding outside’ and ‘this wine reminds me of Reese Witherspoon’

Good wines that surprised Gary and he’s always funny when caught off guard

Tags: Pinotage, red, review, South Africa, Video, wine, wines

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

    Thanks Gary

    Interesting show

    QTD: Sharks :)

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

    Thanks Gary

    Interesting show

    QTD: Sharks :)

  • Keith

    Mandela

  • Keith

    Mandela

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moVmHzcawvw Todd

    qotd
    Zulu

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moVmHzcawvw Todd

    qotd
    Zulu

  • DCaseyLee

    GARY ! yeah !
    im going to catch up on the last few that ive missed before you get to episode 600 !
    cant wait im know it will bring mad thunder !

  • DCaseyLee

    GARY ! yeah !
    im going to catch up on the last few that ive missed before you get to episode 600 !
    cant wait im know it will bring mad thunder !

  • DCaseyLee

    QOTD- Lion

  • DCaseyLee

    QOTD- Lion

  • Justin L. Ove

    Great show, you were on like flan.
    QOTD: Ahab

  • Justin L. Ove

    Great show, you were on like flan.
    QOTD: Ahab

  • Egbert

    Opened a Sebeka Pinotage for the first time last month.
    Initial nose was like dunking into a vat of Swiss high cacao chocolate while standing a the top of a snowy mountain. Not a York Pepper Mint Patty type of thing but not the hot chocolate type of warm and fuzzy chocolate. This was a cool snap of a thin, high quality chocolate rubbed with an ice cube so it gets hard and stands-up kind of chocolate aroma. Yeah, kind of a sexy, revealing, slap you in the face, chocolate.

    This lasted for about 5-7 minutes before all that aroma bled off into the other, remaining aromas. It very much grabbed my attention.

    At the grocery store the next week, I got a False Bay that he just reviewed, for <$10 US. I also was surprised at the value I got there. I will be going back to add stock of the False Bay.

    QOTD: Rugby (Springboks uniform is my mental picture)

  • Egbert

    Opened a Sebeka Pinotage for the first time last month.
    Initial nose was like dunking into a vat of Swiss high cacao chocolate while standing a the top of a snowy mountain. Not a York Pepper Mint Patty type of thing but not the hot chocolate type of warm and fuzzy chocolate. This was a cool snap of a thin, high quality chocolate rubbed with an ice cube so it gets hard and stands-up kind of chocolate aroma. Yeah, kind of a sexy, revealing, slap you in the face, chocolate.

    This lasted for about 5-7 minutes before all that aroma bled off into the other, remaining aromas. It very much grabbed my attention.

    At the grocery store the next week, I got a False Bay that he just reviewed, for <$10 US. I also was surprised at the value I got there. I will be going back to add stock of the False Bay.

    QOTD: Rugby (Springboks uniform is my mental picture)

  • CBone

    QOTD: Claire

  • CBone

    QOTD: Claire

  • Adam J

    QOTD: Nelson Mandela….jump up for Nelson Mandela!!

  • Adam J

    QOTD: Nelson Mandela….jump up for Nelson Mandela!!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Another show about a grape I knew nothing about. Once again, thank you. QOTD: Sadly, apartheid.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Another show about a grape I knew nothing about. Once again, thank you. QOTD: Sadly, apartheid.

  • Gary Meyer

    There’s nothing wrong with the way he pronounces it.. except maybe a little too much emphasis on the “o”… in South Africa we say it more like “Pin-a-Tage”

  • Gary Meyer

    There’s nothing wrong with the way he pronounces it.. except maybe a little too much emphasis on the “o”… in South Africa we say it more like “Pin-a-Tage”

  • Raul

    Just went to S Africa for the first time last November and visited several wineries in Stellenbosch. Since then I have been more curious about Pinotages. Enjoyed the show!!

  • http://rap584attwitter Raul

    Just went to S Africa for the first time last November and visited several wineries in Stellenbosch. Since then I have been more curious about Pinotages. Enjoyed the show!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Logan-McHenry/9112966 Logan

    QOTD: Bright blue skies and deep blue ocean, contrasts and beauty under the hot African sun… that sounded pretty corny haha

    I love Pinotage!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Logan-McHenry/9112966 Logan

    QOTD: Bright blue skies and deep blue ocean, contrasts and beauty under the hot African sun… that sounded pretty corny haha

    I love Pinotage!

  • http://www.wine-4-beginners.com/ Bobbie Smith

    You had a pinotage recently on one of your shows and I had to go out and find some more. I had Goats Do Roam, a pinotage blend, and another pinotage within the last month that left me wondering if I should continue with this wine. (The Goats Do Roam was so gamey that I couldn’t stop thinking about goats and while that might be the terroir of the estate, it wasn’t too appealing to me.) Glad I kept up the search. Found some more banana in the last week, and I love when these wines have a hint of vanilla too. It goes well with the banana. Ok, enough blabbing.

    QOTD: I think of a guy that lived in Capetown and picked my husband and I up as we hitchhiked across Kauai. Good guy, obviously, because we needed a shower. Every person I have ever met from South Africa was unbelievably friendly and they love their country. I need to go there.

  • http://www.wine-4-beginners.com Bobbie Smith

    You had a pinotage recently on one of your shows and I had to go out and find some more. I had Goats Do Roam, a pinotage blend, and another pinotage within the last month that left me wondering if I should continue with this wine. (The Goats Do Roam was so gamey that I couldn’t stop thinking about goats and while that might be the terroir of the estate, it wasn’t too appealing to me.) Glad I kept up the search. Found some more banana in the last week, and I love when these wines have a hint of vanilla too. It goes well with the banana. Ok, enough blabbing.

    QOTD: I think of a guy that lived in Capetown and picked my husband and I up as we hitchhiked across Kauai. Good guy, obviously, because we needed a shower. Every person I have ever met from South Africa was unbelievably friendly and they love their country. I need to go there.

  • binn lal

    Isn’t pinotage pronounced “pin o targe”? – and not peenotazh?

  • binn lal

    Isn’t pinotage pronounced “pin o targe”? – and not peenotazh?

  • Jimbabwe

    False BAY – not boy. As in, it looks like a good place to anchor, but it's not.
    Great show – I am passing this on!

  • Cardiff_Kie

    South Africa = Host of 2010 World Cup

  • John__J

    qotd: Constantia

  • Anonymous

    South African wines have been real hit or miss for me. QOTD-night and day http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘we want to continue to expand your palate no matter if the world is exploding outside’ and ‘this wine reminds me of Reese Witherspoon’

    Good wines that surprised Gary and he’s always funny when caught off guard

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