EP 598 Bubbles in the Snow

Gary Vaynerchuk jumps into a snowstorm and tastes 4 Champagnes in time to give you a feel for New Years!

Wines tasted in this episode:

Nicolas Feuillatte BrutFrench Brut Nonvintage
Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NvFrench Brut Nonvintage
Varnier-fanniere Champagne Brut ‘grand Cru’French Brut Nonvintage
Legras Brut Champagne Blanc De BlancsFrench Brut Nonvintage

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

92/100

line of the day – ‘you are comparing a major league player with a high school bench warmer’

This is the sort of fantastic show that sets Gary and Winelibrarytv apart. So much brilliant knowledge, complemented by razor sharp tasting notes, and the whole thing mixed up in a wildly entertaining and completely outside the box format.

Awesome!

Tags: Champagne, France, review, snow, sparkling, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://www.trocard.fr/pages/accueil.php Kristen

    Sorry I’ve been behind in watching the shows…but this one was amazing! What love for the Vayniacs to take the Thunder Show outside in the lovely winter weather we had! Those last 2 champagnes sound amazing. Perhaps I can get them for my celebration after my thesis defense…now that would be a good party!

    QOTD: Haven’t gotten into bubbles as much as I’d like, but I did enjoy the Alma Negra Sparkling Malbec rosé. That was yum in a bottle. I also liked Perrier framboise that they had in France a few years ago.

  • http://www.trocard.fr/pages/accueil.php Kristen

    Sorry I’ve been behind in watching the shows…but this one was amazing! What love for the Vayniacs to take the Thunder Show outside in the lovely winter weather we had! Those last 2 champagnes sound amazing. Perhaps I can get them for my celebration after my thesis defense…now that would be a good party!

    QOTD: Haven’t gotten into bubbles as much as I’d like, but I did enjoy the Alma Negra Sparkling Malbec rosé. That was yum in a bottle. I also liked Perrier framboise that they had in France a few years ago.

  • rgriffin64

    I’m convinced that if MLBnetwork is to survive they need to sign Gary!!!

  • rgriffin64

    I’m convinced that if MLBnetwork is to survive they need to sign Gary!!!

  • Russ J

    Happy New Year, GV!

    QOTD: Bollinger Grand Anee 1995 purchased at the WL!

  • Russ J

    Happy New Year, GV!

    QOTD: Bollinger Grand Anee 1995 purchased at the WL!

  • joel kriske

    the swiegeti (sp?) gruner sparkling makes me cry for an oyster… Talk about acidity. It’s a sparkler that NEEDS FOOD! Somehow that makes me happy. Once again, thanks for keeping it honest.

  • joel kriske

    the swiegeti (sp?) gruner sparkling makes me cry for an oyster… Talk about acidity. It’s a sparkler that NEEDS FOOD! Somehow that makes me happy. Once again, thanks for keeping it honest.

  • Metal Dave

    QOTD: 2000 Guy Charlemagne “Mesnillesime” Grand Cru

  • Metal Dave

    QOTD: 2000 Guy Charlemagne “Mesnillesime” Grand Cru

  • Brian

    Good show, loving the style!

    I am geting down with the English sparkling wines from South Ridge in Sussex, they are cool.

  • http://google Brian

    Good show, loving the style!

    I am geting down with the English sparkling wines from South Ridge in Sussex, they are cool.

  • http://www.alpstour.co.kr/ Shane B.

    Excellent stuff, as usual. It’s also good to see why I don’t move to Jersey, all that snow-ploughing in the background looked nasty.

    Q.O.T.D. Still waiting, but did buy an excellent bottle of “real” champagne at the Dubai duty free a few years ago for a friend’s birthday (NOT Dom. P), and she nearly cried when I broke it out being so happy to drink some decent bubbly. Woefully I’ve forgotten what it was, but it was more the thought than the actual liquid I guess.

  • http://www.alpstour.co.kr Shane B.

    Excellent stuff, as usual. It’s also good to see why I don’t move to Jersey, all that snow-ploughing in the background looked nasty.

    Q.O.T.D. Still waiting, but did buy an excellent bottle of “real” champagne at the Dubai duty free a few years ago for a friend’s birthday (NOT Dom. P), and she nearly cried when I broke it out being so happy to drink some decent bubbly. Woefully I’ve forgotten what it was, but it was more the thought than the actual liquid I guess.

  • Nik

    Great show – definitely love to see a show with more ‘grower’ champagnes!

  • Nik

    Great show – definitely love to see a show with more ‘grower’ champagnes!

  • MattUD

    Hey Gary, great show, loved it in the snow. A great show to start the new year..even though it was posted a few weeks ago.

    QOTD: Whatever champagne I had on New years this year, but don’t know what it was since I did not pour it.

  • MattUD

    Hey Gary, great show, loved it in the snow. A great show to start the new year..even though it was posted a few weeks ago.

    QOTD: Whatever champagne I had on New years this year, but don’t know what it was since I did not pour it.

  • CBone

    I don’t remember if I left a comment the first time I watched this one, so here goes.

    QOTD: There is a restaurant in DC called Palena (which is wonderful) and they have a champagne they sell by the glass that is…spectacular. I know it when I see it on the menu, but I can’t remember what it is. It ain’t cheap, but it is worth it. I also like Domaine St Pierre Brut NV. It is from New Mexico! I think that is great. Plus it is extremely affordable ($13 in DC, $9 in Buffalo, where I bought a bunch, while visiting my folks over Christmas, for my wedding.)

  • CBone

    I don’t remember if I left a comment the first time I watched this one, so here goes.

    QOTD: There is a restaurant in DC called Palena (which is wonderful) and they have a champagne they sell by the glass that is…spectacular. I know it when I see it on the menu, but I can’t remember what it is. It ain’t cheap, but it is worth it. I also like Domaine St Pierre Brut NV. It is from New Mexico! I think that is great. Plus it is extremely affordable ($13 in DC, $9 in Buffalo, where I bought a bunch, while visiting my folks over Christmas, for my wedding.)

  • Ian

    QOTD:
    Best Bubbles i have ever put in my mouth..Krug Vintage 95….But that my be passed up by the 1990 in my cellar we shal see… Close second would be a 1978 Dom P beautiful Biscutiy notes and complexity in the finish…acid was still surprisingly present but showing signs of age. Baked apple pie as well in the initial palate and quite weighty through the mid-palate.

  • Ian

    QOTD:
    Best Bubbles i have ever put in my mouth..Krug Vintage 95….But that my be passed up by the 1990 in my cellar we shal see… Close second would be a 1978 Dom P beautiful Biscutiy notes and complexity in the finish…acid was still surprisingly present but showing signs of age. Baked apple pie as well in the initial palate and quite weighty through the mid-palate.

  • yowens

    Great energy GV! I need to drink more sparkling. QOTD: I’ve had some Schramsberg sparkling wines that were pretty good.

  • yowens

    Great energy GV! I need to drink more sparkling. QOTD: I’ve had some Schramsberg sparkling wines that were pretty good.

  • lawschooldrunk

    Love the energy, Gary! I also like watching the traffic and the snow plow behind you 😉

  • lawschooldrunk

    Love the energy, Gary! I also like watching the traffic and the snow plow behind you 😉

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice wristband toss at the end. Too bad Farve couldnt do that up in Seattle!!!! Oh no he didnt!!!! Anyway, thanks for braving the snow to bring another fun episode for us. Im trying to buy a champange or two thats not along the big name brands. Hopefully I can grab some that will rock for a nice price. QOTD: Im still big on my Henry Weinhards root beer. Damn fine brew.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice wristband toss at the end. Too bad Farve couldnt do that up in Seattle!!!! Oh no he didnt!!!! Anyway, thanks for braving the snow to bring another fun episode for us. Im trying to buy a champange or two thats not along the big name brands. Hopefully I can grab some that will rock for a nice price. QOTD: Im still big on my Henry Weinhards root beer. Damn fine brew.

  • http://www.spirituosenwelt.com/ Spiritman

    I Like the Nicolas Feuillatte Champaign!

  • http://www.spirituosenwelt.com Spiritman

    I Like the Nicolas Feuillatte Champaign!

  • wayno da wino

    ME MOUTH is waterin’ for some of daaaa BUUUUBBBLLYYYYY!!!!!! 😉
    OOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! :)

  • wayno da wino

    ME MOUTH is waterin’ for some of daaaa BUUUUBBBLLYYYYY!!!!!! 😉
    OOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! :)

  • http://www.lovingraw.com Philip McCluskey

    Baller City….lol Thats how you throw around the champy baby!

  • John__J

    qotd: La Grande Dame ’96

  • Anonymous

    Looks like NJ right now…not a big bubbles fan.. http://www.winelx.com

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

    92/100

    line of the day – ‘you are comparing a major league player with a high school bench warmer’

    This is the sort of fantastic show that sets Gary and Winelibrarytv apart. So much brilliant knowledge, complemented by razor sharp tasting notes, and the whole thing mixed up in a wildly entertaining and completely outside the box format.

    Awesome!

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