EP 604 Chenin Blanc and Pinot Bianco

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 wines from 2 very cool and exciting grape varietals.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Mulderbosch Chenin BlancSouth African Chenin Blanc
2005 Baumard SavennieresSavenniere
2006 Russiz Superiore Pinot BiancoCollio Goriziano

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘Whip this fun fact out this weekend and I guarantee you nothing but ladies, cash and riches’

Nice episode with the highlight being a tasting of 23 year old bubble gum

Tags: cabernet, california, chenin blanc, Pinot Bianco, review, Savenniere, South Africa, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://twitter.com/lordnouda Lord Nouda

    My one new years resolution is: for every episode of WLTV I watch I will leave a comment. Fair is fair.

    qotd: Don’t know the brand or name, but those large ball shaped glazed ones that once you reach the centre release a fizzy lemon sugar goodness into your mouth. Awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/lordnouda Lord Nouda

    My one new years resolution is: for every episode of WLTV I watch I will leave a comment. Fair is fair.

    qotd: Don’t know the brand or name, but those large ball shaped glazed ones that once you reach the centre release a fizzy lemon sugar goodness into your mouth. Awesome!

  • Dan-o

    GV – stay away from 20 year old bubble gum. Thanks for covering Italian Pinot Bianco. I had had several from Livia Feluga (spelling?) that were awesome. I also lke the Chenins, particularly from Savennieres.

    QOTD 1 – Yes I have has Savennieres and love it.
    QOTD 2 – Not a big gum chewer, but liked Bubble Yum in its day.

  • Dan-o

    GV – stay away from 20 year old bubble gum. Thanks for covering Italian Pinot Bianco. I had had several from Livia Feluga (spelling?) that were awesome. I also lke the Chenins, particularly from Savennieres.

    QOTD 1 – Yes I have has Savennieres and love it.
    QOTD 2 – Not a big gum chewer, but liked Bubble Yum in its day.

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

    Thanks Gary

    Great show and good work trying to eat that gum. I’m really not a big gum fan, but my favourite is Wriggly’s ‘PK’, but that’s only becasue of the conitations that PK has in Cantonese.

    Cheers
    Andrew

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

    Thanks Gary

    Great show and good work trying to eat that gum. I’m really not a big gum fan, but my favourite is Wriggly’s ‘PK’, but that’s only becasue of the conitations that PK has in Cantonese.

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • GlennB

    Yo Y,

    the Savennieres was too young perhaps? I find they age like crazy.
    just drank a freaky 1997 that was still a baby. I do like the SA chenins (can you say Steen?) also apparently the #1 white in S A.

    I personally love aromatic floral whites so I generally like the Italians and southern french and Loire whites and Rieslings.

    AS FOR GUM pass! me no likey.

  • GlennB

    Yo Y,

    the Savennieres was too young perhaps? I find they age like crazy.
    just drank a freaky 1997 that was still a baby. I do like the SA chenins (can you say Steen?) also apparently the #1 white in S A.

    I personally love aromatic floral whites so I generally like the Italians and southern french and Loire whites and Rieslings.

    AS FOR GUM pass! me no likey.

  • Bobby

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  • Bobby

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  • Bijan Himself

    “You know what I haven’t had in a while? Big League Chew”

  • Bijan Himself

    “You know what I haven’t had in a while? Big League Chew”

  • ev

    “Granny Apple Smith”……….who’s that?

    Zooming in on gum pitouey??? Well, that’s the last show.

  • ev

    “Granny Apple Smith”……….who’s that?

    Zooming in on gum pitouey??? Well, that’s the last show.

  • Ray Barnes

    My condolences to Chris on the Giants loss yesterday. That gum segment was funny. Very typical GV will try anything to expand his palette stuff.

    QOTD: I have not had a Savennieres for a long time, but enjoy good Chenin Blanc – I prefer the Quarts du Chaume. I have no favourite gum.

  • Ray Barnes

    My condolences to Chris on the Giants loss yesterday. That gum segment was funny. Very typical GV will try anything to expand his palette stuff.

    QOTD: I have not had a Savennieres for a long time, but enjoy good Chenin Blanc – I prefer the Quarts du Chaume. I have no favourite gum.

  • ex-lurkdawg

    subqotd: haven’t had one yet, but I have a bottle in the wine fridge
    qotd: juicy fruit

    Gary, I loved your enthusiasm for the third wine. I would also like to see you taste some better wines more often. I didn’t read all the comments, so I’m not sure if its been said or if I misunderstood, BUT it seemed like you said pinot bianco was not to be confused with pinot blanc. I believe these are two names for the same grape.

  • ex-lurkdawg

    subqotd: haven’t had one yet, but I have a bottle in the wine fridge
    qotd: juicy fruit

    Gary, I loved your enthusiasm for the third wine. I would also like to see you taste some better wines more often. I didn’t read all the comments, so I’m not sure if its been said or if I misunderstood, BUT it seemed like you said pinot bianco was not to be confused with pinot blanc. I believe these are two names for the same grape.

  • http://www.williamedwards.net/ C-Lo

    “like the friend that peaked in high school” – hilarious!

    QOTD #1 – never had a Savennieres, but i have had some pretty good Chenin Blanc’s from South Africa….

    QOTD #2 – Extra Polar Ice is very nice!

  • http://www.williamedwards.net C-Lo

    “like the friend that peaked in high school” – hilarious!

    QOTD #1 – never had a Savennieres, but i have had some pretty good Chenin Blanc’s from South Africa….

    QOTD #2 – Extra Polar Ice is very nice!

  • brorjace

    I’ll pretty much chew any gum. That topps 87 was the first year I got into the baseball card scene, I still have a complete set somewhere in an attic.

  • brorjace

    I’ll pretty much chew any gum. That topps 87 was the first year I got into the baseball card scene, I still have a complete set somewhere in an attic.

  • http://viti-culture.blogspot.com/ Kristen

    Speak it brother! Italian whites have almost never disappointed!

    QOTD1: Never a Savennieres, but I’ve had plenty of Vouvray and other Loire whites. Yum. Chenin blanc is great!

    QOTD2: Stride

  • http://viti-culture.blogspot.com Kristen

    Speak it brother! Italian whites have almost never disappointed!

    QOTD1: Never a Savennieres, but I’ve had plenty of Vouvray and other Loire whites. Yum. Chenin blanc is great!

    QOTD2: Stride

  • Heather W

    QOTD: No, no Savennieres, but Chenin Blanc from Australia that left a lot to be desired. From my childhood, definitely the zebra gum, but now I like orbit because they have all those funky flavors like mojito mint and sangria fresca.

  • Heather W

    QOTD: No, no Savennieres, but Chenin Blanc from Australia that left a lot to be desired. From my childhood, definitely the zebra gum, but now I like orbit because they have all those funky flavors like mojito mint and sangria fresca.

  • yowens

    Great show!

  • yowens

    Great show!

  • Maud

    Hello there,

    Thank you for your enthousiasm. Yesterday I drank a Savenniere from 1995 from de vinyard of Madame la Roche et file. It was very very good lots of herbs and minerals. So you see, Savenniere can be kept quite some time, more then the 8 years you mention if I understood you correctly and it only gets better. The taste is a little less between 2 and 6 years old. Less complex and mature. You can best drink is very young or leave it untill after ten years. Enjoy, Maud (Netherlands)

  • Maud

    Hello there,

    Thank you for your enthousiasm. Yesterday I drank a Savenniere from 1995 from de vinyard of Madame la Roche et file. It was very very good lots of herbs and minerals. So you see, Savenniere can be kept quite some time, more then the 8 years you mention if I understood you correctly and it only gets better. The taste is a little less between 2 and 6 years old. Less complex and mature. You can best drink is very young or leave it untill after ten years. Enjoy, Maud (Netherlands)

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    ha ha ha, I cant believe you bit the bullet and chewed that gum. QOTD: I was always down with regular Big League Chew.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    ha ha ha, I cant believe you bit the bullet and chewed that gum. QOTD: I was always down with regular Big League Chew.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Chicza made from natural latex from the Mayan rainforest, biodegradable too!

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Chicza made from natural latex from the Mayan rainforest, biodegradable too!

  • http://twitter.com/petethewine Peter McNaught

    Great!!!!!!!!

  • John__J

    Chenin is definitely a massively underrated varietal.
    I did that with an old pack of baseball gum too, and it definitely doesn’t gel into gum

  • Anonymous

    Have not tried these wines.. QOTD-bubbleyum? http://www.winelx.com

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

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘Whip this fun fact out this weekend and I guarantee you nothing but ladies, cash and riches’

    Nice episode with the highlight being a tasting of 23 year old bubble gum

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