EP 597 What Wines go with Gingerbread Houses

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 dessert wines in search of the perfect wine with gingerbread houses! Happy Holidays!

Wines tasted in this episode:

Michele Chiarlo Nivole MoscatoItalian Sweet
Tomasello Blueberry WineNew Jersey Dessert Wine
2005 Chateau Rabaud PromisSauternes and Other Dessert

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day -there are loads of classic lines today but I had to choose one and here it is; (referring to a wine and Gingerbread house pairing) -‘kind of like a couple that have been married for a while, both laying in bed reading, not really doing anything’ (wink wink)

Wacky fun episode with loads of quotable lines. As a non-American the gingerbread house is such an American product…’hollywood food’

Tags: Blueberry, dessert, Gingerbread, Moscato d'Asti, red, review, sautern, Video, wine, wines

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  • Jayhitek

    QOTD: Roy?s melting hot chocolate souffle from Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant.

  • Dan-o

    Decent show! I am a Sauternes fan. I am not surprised that the gingerbread house was a difficult pairing. There are a lot of flavors going on in that little chateau.

    QOTD – Double chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting, just the way my wife makes it!

  • Dan-o

    Decent show! I am a Sauternes fan. I am not surprised that the gingerbread house was a difficult pairing. There are a lot of flavors going on in that little chateau.

    QOTD – Double chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting, just the way my wife makes it!

  • DanM

    QOTD: Chewy chocolate chip cookies.

  • DanM

    QOTD: Chewy chocolate chip cookies.

  • Debbie Catchings

    Favorite dessert? Creme Brulee and/or New York cheesecake! Yum! Thanks for your work… and keep it up!!

  • Debbie Catchings

    Favorite dessert? Creme Brulee and/or New York cheesecake! Yum! Thanks for your work… and keep it up!!

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

    Ice cream and chocolate fudge cake and lemon tort and cheesecake and eh… everything! : D
    Dessert is great!!

  • http://www.judemurphy.com JudeMurphy

    Ice cream and chocolate fudge cake and lemon tort and cheesecake and eh… everything! : D
    Dessert is great!!

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

    This was a very funny episode! I laughed my butt off watching you spill the wine and punch the gingerbread house!

    QOTD: I love chocolate, but my fave dessert is hot Krispy Kremes!

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

    This was a very funny episode! I laughed my butt off watching you spill the wine and punch the gingerbread house!

    QOTD: I love chocolate, but my fave dessert is hot Krispy Kremes!

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

    Awesome show Gary

    What about the gingerbread house and Gewurztraminer match??? I thought the spiciness in the Gwertz would go well with the ginger??

    QOTD: Cheese, coffee, wine … a single square of dark chocolate

    Cheers
    Andrew

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

    Awesome show Gary

    What about the gingerbread house and Gewurztraminer match??? I thought the spiciness in the Gwertz would go well with the ginger??

    QOTD: Cheese, coffee, wine … a single square of dark chocolate

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • Brian

    QOD – Tiramisu#1, Most Cheesecakes#2

  • Brian

    QOD – Tiramisu#1, Most Cheesecakes#2

  • CaseyLee

    creme brulee, all the way, buddy =]
    cool show =]

  • CaseyLee

    creme brulee, all the way, buddy =]
    cool show =]

  • CaseyLee

    oh ! and tiramisu yummy =] =] =] =] =]

  • CaseyLee

    oh ! and tiramisu yummy =] =] =] =] =]

  • Claudia Fridinger

    My favorite dessert is a three layered chocolate ganache cake made by the
    Mystic Market in Mystic, CT! It has chocolate mousse in between the layers and is to die for!

    I just started watching your show in Oct. It’s great and I consider myself
    more knowledgeable and a big fan!!!
    Happy New Year!!

    Claudia from CT

  • Claudia Fridinger

    My favorite dessert is a three layered chocolate ganache cake made by the
    Mystic Market in Mystic, CT! It has chocolate mousse in between the layers and is to die for!

    I just started watching your show in Oct. It’s great and I consider myself
    more knowledgeable and a big fan!!!
    Happy New Year!!

    Claudia from CT

  • A. M.

    Hey Gary…first off I think you are totally CRAZY! in a good way of course. I have been watching you for a while, actually February of this year and this is my first comment. I love that you are incredibly knowledgeable of wines and I did want to you ask you a question. My favorite dessert is new york cheesecake…no frills plain new york cheesecake. I was wondering what is a wine that you would recommend for that. I just finished watching this episode and I know you love the CHateau Rabaud Promis but are there any others that you would pair with cheesecake? Thanks.

  • A. M.

    Hey Gary…first off I think you are totally CRAZY! in a good way of course. I have been watching you for a while, actually February of this year and this is my first comment. I love that you are incredibly knowledgeable of wines and I did want to you ask you a question. My favorite dessert is new york cheesecake…no frills plain new york cheesecake. I was wondering what is a wine that you would recommend for that. I just finished watching this episode and I know you love the CHateau Rabaud Promis but are there any others that you would pair with cheesecake? Thanks.

  • joel kriske

    QOTD
    favorite dessert is a small and very intense chocolate truffle (see vosges).

    I’m too lazy to scroll through all the comments, but i’ve always thought plummy wines were a good compliment to ginger. More of an old world guy than new world but still, they all have their place. Anyone?

  • joel kriske

    QOTD
    favorite dessert is a small and very intense chocolate truffle (see vosges).

    I’m too lazy to scroll through all the comments, but i’ve always thought plummy wines were a good compliment to ginger. More of an old world guy than new world but still, they all have their place. Anyone?

  • joel kriske

    For AM

    I am not Gary, but I would say, any wine that tastes like it would be a good topping on the cheesecake would be a good wine to drink with it. Berries? Milk chocolate? What turns your crank?

  • joel kriske

    For AM

    I am not Gary, but I would say, any wine that tastes like it would be a good topping on the cheesecake would be a good wine to drink with it. Berries? Milk chocolate? What turns your crank?

  • CBone

    QOTD: My favorite dessert…I think it depends on the time of year, but I generally like pies. Key Lime in warm months, pecan pie with brandied whipped cream in cool months. Throw in some of grandma’s Christmas cookies, a derby pie, rice pudding, and I think I’ve got the dessert bases covered.

  • CBone

    QOTD: My favorite dessert…I think it depends on the time of year, but I generally like pies. Key Lime in warm months, pecan pie with brandied whipped cream in cool months. Throw in some of grandma’s Christmas cookies, a derby pie, rice pudding, and I think I’ve got the dessert bases covered.

  • Mark

    Just watched the show, as usual, great show. My wife loves Moscato. It the only she will drink.

    QOTD- I like a few chocolate chip cookies after dinner. Just something simple and sweet.

  • Mark

    Just watched the show, as usual, great show. My wife loves Moscato. It the only she will drink.

    QOTD- I like a few chocolate chip cookies after dinner. Just something simple and sweet.

  • yowens

    Guy take it out of the box BEFORE the show next time. QOTD: Bread Pudding. Or cheesecake. Or cheese.

  • yowens

    Guy take it out of the box BEFORE the show next time. QOTD: Bread Pudding. Or cheesecake. Or cheese.

  • lawschooldrunk

    my moms really rich chocolate moose cake. so rich that I probably gain a pound after eating a slice.

    mascato d’asti is really popular in my circles.

  • lawschooldrunk

    my moms really rich chocolate moose cake. so rich that I probably gain a pound after eating a slice.

    mascato d’asti is really popular in my circles.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice idea for a show…. I had a feeling the Sauternes was going to take the crown. Of course I am biased because I love Sauternes. QOTD: Flourless chocolate cake paired with a 20 year port or better. Thats just heaven to me.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice idea for a show…. I had a feeling the Sauternes was going to take the crown. Of course I am biased because I love Sauternes. QOTD: Flourless chocolate cake paired with a 20 year port or better. Thats just heaven to me.

  • Greer

    Isn’t Michele Chiarlo pronounced like “zucchini” with the “ch” having a k sound….more like “Mee-KEH-leh Kee-AHR-low”??

    Can someone help me out with this one!!

    Thanks.

  • Greer

    Isn’t Michele Chiarlo pronounced like “zucchini” with the “ch” having a k sound….more like “Mee-KEH-leh Kee-AHR-low”??

    Can someone help me out with this one!!

    Thanks.

  • Ilse-Belgian living in Spain

    nice idea for a programme…the sauternes are great most of the time, but why not try other sweet white wines like Jurançon?
    favourite dessert : belgian chocolate mousse, what else for a Belgian? ;-))

  • Ilse-Belgian living in Spain

    nice idea for a programme…the sauternes are great most of the time, but why not try other sweet white wines like Jurançon?
    favourite dessert : belgian chocolate mousse, what else for a Belgian? ;-))

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Best dessert wine i’ve tried was a small sample of 1969 Rivesaltes Baixas D’Agly, nuts and caramel for days! There aren’t many puddings I don’t like, cakes, pies, crumbles, buns and all that good stuff!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Best dessert wine i’ve tried was a small sample of 1969 Rivesaltes Baixas D’Agly, nuts and caramel for days! There aren’t many puddings I don’t like, cakes, pies, crumbles, buns and all that good stuff!

  • chukheadted

    Hi Gary. I had the 05 rabaud promis today. 90 WS, 88 RP, 87 neil martin. I was thinking–how? this wine is awesome. I had totally forgotten you had reviewed it (2x) 94+/95–and you are right–this is massively good sauternes! thank you!

  • Magichanzz

    creme brulee, cannoli, and the best triple cream cheeses with bubbles!

  • John__J

    I’ve never tried this, but after seeing this episode I’d love to try a little vendanges tardives Alsatian gewurtz with some gingerbread.
    qotd: that’s tough, cheesecake maybe.

  • Anonymous

    Enjoy desert wines, especially a Sauterne or Port, would pazz on the Blueberry one.. QOTD-dark chocolate, cookies, cakes, ice cream… http://www.winelx.com

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

    90/100

    line of the day -there are loads of classic lines today but I had to choose one and here it is; (referring to a wine and Gingerbread house pairing) -‘kind of like a couple that have been married for a while, both laying in bed reading, not really doing anything’ (wink wink)

    Wacky fun episode with loads of quotable lines. As a non-American the gingerbread house is such an American product…’hollywood food’

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