EP 601 Italian Red Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 wines from Italy and tries to talk about the 2008 NY JETS season.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Colosi Nero D’avolaSicilia IGT
2006 La Spinetta Il Nero Di CasanovaTuscan Sangiovese
2006 Gaja Ca’marcanda PromisSuper Tuscan

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Luca Bercelli

92/100

line of the day – ‘It’s like a bad hairpiece and the guy picks his nose on a first date – you don’t want that guy’

This episode is a lot of fun and features a guest appearance from the Winelibrary wine manager Ian. It’s fascinating to see him and Gary feeding off each other’s informed comments and especially good when they are both dissing two of the wines. Better than the previous circus show!

Tags: Italian, red, review, Sicilia, Super Tuscan, tuscan, Video, wine, wines

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  • pawncop

    Good episode, good guest. As always enjoy the informatin regarding the wines.

    My Cowboys suck worst than your Jets!

    QOTD – There are so many folks that are the person behind me. My parent, my wife, mentors in my work in healthcare and law enforcement. Too many to name and do not want to leave anyone out.

  • Paryb

    Fun show guys!

    QOTD: My fiance Michelle, and the kiddo Clint make me who I am. They inspire me to work harder, but also to enjoy cooking great food, drinking great wine, and realizing some weekends, it’s better to stay at home on the couch and play video games with a ten year old, than to go to work.

  • Paryb

    Fun show guys!

    QOTD: My fiance Michelle, and the kiddo Clint make me who I am. They inspire me to work harder, but also to enjoy cooking great food, drinking great wine, and realizing some weekends, it’s better to stay at home on the couch and play video games with a ten year old, than to go to work.

  • Yimosan

    Sorry “G”,

    One team’s misfortune is another team’s playoff spot!

    I am a Dolphins fan and I thank the Jets management for Chad P. everyday; I hope this Chad hangs around for a long time. (Pun intended)

    Oh BTW I was at the Bucs/Raiders game…it got so quiet after the Raiders 2nd TD that I thought I was at the library…the galleon guys had to fire a shot to wake the crowd up, I almost had a heart atack!

    Anyway, I love super Tuscans!

    QOTD – My wife, she laughs at all my dumb jokes :)

  • Yimosan

    Sorry “G”,

    One team’s misfortune is another team’s playoff spot!

    I am a Dolphins fan and I thank the Jets management for Chad P. everyday; I hope this Chad hangs around for a long time. (Pun intended)

    Oh BTW I was at the Bucs/Raiders game…it got so quiet after the Raiders 2nd TD that I thought I was at the library…the galleon guys had to fire a shot to wake the crowd up, I almost had a heart atack!

    Anyway, I love super Tuscans!

    QOTD – My wife, she laughs at all my dumb jokes :)

  • Dr T in NC

    Wow, I leave the country for a week and only miss two episodes!

    QOTD
    Wife!

  • Dr T in NC

    Wow, I leave the country for a week and only miss two episodes!

    QOTD
    Wife!

  • Brian Barrick

    Gary, it was great to see the dynamic interaction between you and Ian on the show. I hope we will be seeing more of Ian in future episodes.

    I’m glad you were able to find a good unoaked Italian red. I’ve generally had bad luck finding good Italian wines. The labels are generally incomprehensible and uninformative. And buying based on recommendations has been a total crap shoot. It is helpful to hear your analysis, and the more details you can give us the better.

    I did find a good one recently at a wine bar (fpwm.com), the Piazzano Ventoso from Tuscany. This is a nice unoaked, fruity, easy-drinking Sangiovese blend with an interesting tomato catsup component on the nose. Good value.

  • Brian Barrick

    Gary, it was great to see the dynamic interaction between you and Ian on the show. I hope we will be seeing more of Ian in future episodes.

    I’m glad you were able to find a good unoaked Italian red. I’ve generally had bad luck finding good Italian wines. The labels are generally incomprehensible and uninformative. And buying based on recommendations has been a total crap shoot. It is helpful to hear your analysis, and the more details you can give us the better.

    I did find a good one recently at a wine bar (fpwm.com), the Piazzano Ventoso from Tuscany. This is a nice unoaked, fruity, easy-drinking Sangiovese blend with an interesting tomato catsup component on the nose. Good value.

  • Tad

    I loved the episode. The interaction really provided a good ‘point – counter-point’ interaction.

  • Tad

    I loved the episode. The interaction really provided a good ‘point – counter-point’ interaction.

  • clewy

    I really enjoyed the interaction between the two of you. Neither one was trying to “one up” or best the other. Just true, heartfelt analysis and conversation about the wines being reviewed. Refreshing to see/hear. Keep it up!
    Cheers

  • clewy

    I really enjoyed the interaction between the two of you. Neither one was trying to “one up” or best the other. Just true, heartfelt analysis and conversation about the wines being reviewed. Refreshing to see/hear. Keep it up!
    Cheers

  • Carilius Maximus

    Bravo!!!…almost like the camera was not there!!…Thanks you’s guy’s!!!
    This cork dork needs this escape from the tough side of life today.

  • Carilius Maximus

    Bravo!!!…almost like the camera was not there!!…Thanks you’s guy’s!!!
    This cork dork needs this escape from the tough side of life today.

  • http://jimmytrent.com/ Jimmy T

    QOTD: Depending on the context it is a different answer. But in my job I have a great staff team surrounding me that get it done. In particular there is one guy and he has truly be that one. He’ll be leaving in May so I am on the lookout for more great people behind me.

    GV, looking forward to another year of learning with you.

  • http://jimmytrent.com Jimmy T

    QOTD: Depending on the context it is a different answer. But in my job I have a great staff team surrounding me that get it done. In particular there is one guy and he has truly be that one. He’ll be leaving in May so I am on the lookout for more great people behind me.

    GV, looking forward to another year of learning with you.

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

    Hi! Hmmmm, I guess my Mom.

  • http://bloviatrix.wordpress.com Sharon

    Hi! Hmmmm, I guess my Mom.

  • JayZee

    You know, I’ve had the Ca’ Marcanda before and, other than it was a Gaja wine that I could actually afford, I really wasn’t very impressed. It was good – but not very good. I gave it a score of 87 disappointing points myself. By the way, congratulations to Ian – great to seem him again.

    QOTD: My wife, Jane. Without her, I am far less than I am today.

  • JayZee

    You know, I’ve had the Ca’ Marcanda before and, other than it was a Gaja wine that I could actually afford, I really wasn’t very impressed. It was good – but not very good. I gave it a score of 87 disappointing points myself. By the way, congratulations to Ian – great to seem him again.

    QOTD: My wife, Jane. Without her, I am far less than I am today.

  • littlejonnyh

    Nice surprise to have Ian on, always wanted to see his face (after reading his reviews on the website). Sorry about the Jets, at least they weren’t one of the biggest disappointments of the season (like my Brownies).

    QOTD: My Tinche… and maybe a little bit GV’s inspiration too!

  • littlejonnyh

    Nice surprise to have Ian on, always wanted to see his face (after reading his reviews on the website). Sorry about the Jets, at least they weren’t one of the biggest disappointments of the season (like my Brownies).

    QOTD: My Tinche… and maybe a little bit GV’s inspiration too!

  • Nik

    Great to see more Italian red wines – I’m a big fan, but it is one of the most complicated areas to understand. Would love to see a few more shows soon – maybe a value show with something like Barbera, then a high-end show with some Nebbiolo.

  • Nik

    Great to see more Italian red wines – I’m a big fan, but it is one of the most complicated areas to understand. Would love to see a few more shows soon – maybe a value show with something like Barbera, then a high-end show with some Nebbiolo.

  • MattUD

    Probably my Mom I guess, but a tough call at this stage in my life.

  • MattUD

    Probably my Mom I guess, but a tough call at this stage in my life.

  • ktf

    My wife and kids, of course. See you on the CRUISE!!!

  • ktf

    My wife and kids, of course. See you on the CRUISE!!!

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

    Thanks Guys

    Really lovely show, I enjoyed it.

    QOTD: Not sure now, I suppose that slot has kind of in a way just become empty… It’s probably not one person these days but lots of little parts of lots of people.

    Cheers
    Andrew

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

    Thanks Guys

    Really lovely show, I enjoyed it.

    QOTD: Not sure now, I suppose that slot has kind of in a way just become empty… It’s probably not one person these days but lots of little parts of lots of people.

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://theschoon.com/ Michael Schoonmaker

    Definitely my fiancee. Way too many “Hun, did you remember to do ?”‘s for her not to be that person in my life.

    Cheers!

  • http://theschoon.com/ Michael Schoonmaker

    Definitely my fiancee. Way too many “Hun, did you remember to do ?”‘s for her not to be that person in my life.

    Cheers!

  • http://www.loganfisher.com/ Logan

    My name is Logan! Rock on!

  • http://www.loganfisher.com Logan

    My name is Logan! Rock on!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    love italian wines!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    love italian wines!

  • yowens

    Awesome show! Educational and informative. QOTD: Tara.

  • yowens

    Awesome show! Educational and informative. QOTD: Tara.

  • lawschooldrunk

    I’m definitely one of the gigglers of the winey-brower.

    QOTD: the stars are my parents with a supporting cast of siblings.

  • lawschooldrunk

    I’m definitely one of the gigglers of the winey-brower.

    QOTD: the stars are my parents with a supporting cast of siblings.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice show. Ian’s seems to be a great guy and it was nice to have him on the show again. Congrats on being a father! Def. something I hope to be someday. QOTD: My parents. They helped sculpt who I am today. I know I wouldnt be on the right track today without them as a kid.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Nice show. Ian’s seems to be a great guy and it was nice to have him on the show again. Congrats on being a father! Def. something I hope to be someday. QOTD: My parents. They helped sculpt who I am today. I know I wouldnt be on the right track today without them as a kid.

  • cv

    hes on drugs, not wine!

  • cv

    hes on drugs, not wine!

  • PeterB

    I liked what Ian said about “transition from new-world wines to old-world wines”. In an earlier episode with Mott you talked about bringing white wine drinkers to drinking red wine.

    Perhaps you could explore such “paths” from one kind of wine to another some more.

  • PeterB

    I liked what Ian said about “transition from new-world wines to old-world wines”. In an earlier episode with Mott you talked about bringing white wine drinkers to drinking red wine.

    Perhaps you could explore such “paths” from one kind of wine to another some more.

  • John__J

    qotd: my parents

  • Anonymous

    Have had all these wine varietals, enjoy a Super Tuscan the most out of the three. QOTD-my son and Mom. http://www.winelx.com

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

    92/100

    line of the day – ‘It’s like a bad hairpiece and the guy picks his nose on a first date – you don’t want that guy’

    This episode is a lot of fun and features a guest appearance from the Winelibrary wine manager Ian. It’s fascinating to see him and Gary feeding off each other’s informed comments and especially good when they are both dissing two of the wines. Better than the previous circus show!

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