EP 633 Terroir and French Wine Part 1

Author Robert Camuto visits the Thunder Show and conveys his passion for the concept of terroir.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Pierre Gonon Blanc St JosephSt Joseph Blanc

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘I got tired of watching Michael Irvin on Dallas TV in a fur with 3 ho’s behind him’

Good guest, episode most notable for Mott’s balls up – forgetting to put in a new tape. Firstly saying there’s enough tape and then admitting the problem as the tape almost runs out.

Tags: France, guests, review, St Joseph, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://ryanfishtv.com/taste-walla-walla-portland/ Ryan Fish

    I agree with Robert S. You are normally a very sensitive and aware conversationalist, but give the guy some spotlight even if he’s not as big of a personality as you!

    Still lots of wine love going your way Gary!

  • http://www.playingwithknives.tumblr.com/ Andy W

    Beret’s don’t belong on men. Period.

  • http://www.playingwithknives.tumblr.com Andy W

    Beret’s don’t belong on men. Period.

  • rowland

    I like this, I may buy and read that book!

  • rowland

    I like this, I may buy and read that book!

  • Brad G

    Gary, I love the show. Some other people tell you to let the guys talk but I say no, that would take away from who you are and you are the whole reason I watch WLTV. Keep bringing the thunder.

  • Brad G

    Gary, I love the show. Some other people tell you to let the guys talk but I say no, that would take away from who you are and you are the whole reason I watch WLTV. Keep bringing the thunder.

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

    Thanks guys

    Interesting episode

    Cheers
    Andrew

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

    Thanks guys

    Interesting episode

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://www.sablerouge.net/ joel.delon

    Great focus on french wines and great show gary (from a french point of view never had such a beret on my head :)oh i’m lying when i was in the army but i can’t help eating my daily baguette :) with a little glass of wine :) by the way robert looks like a farmer not like a journalist :) but he is very often in contact with the delicious french food and french wines… robert might be a french icon !

  • http://www.sablerouge.net joel.delon

    Great focus on french wines and great show gary (from a french point of view never had such a beret on my head :)oh i’m lying when i was in the army but i can’t help eating my daily baguette :) with a little glass of wine :) by the way robert looks like a farmer not like a journalist :) but he is very often in contact with the delicious french food and french wines… robert might be a french icon !

  • Wim

    Great show, i’m from belgium and normally i tend to be critic about americans who try to discribe ‘terroir’ but this chap has it correct. It’s just everything :)

    White rhones are build up like this ;
    Marsanne ; Moulleux
    Rousanne ; Aroma

    This white rhone has probably way too much marsanne ( 80 % ? ). I’d like the 50/50 blends more.

    Congratz for Gary btw for his excellent show with N. Joly.

    Wim

  • Wim

    Great show, i’m from belgium and normally i tend to be critic about americans who try to discribe ‘terroir’ but this chap has it correct. It’s just everything :)

    White rhones are build up like this ;
    Marsanne ; Moulleux
    Rousanne ; Aroma

    This white rhone has probably way too much marsanne ( 80 % ? ). I’d like the 50/50 blends more.

    Congratz for Gary btw for his excellent show with N. Joly.

    Wim

  • italianwinelover

    LOVE the Barrett! Can’t wait to see part 2!

  • italianwinelover

    LOVE the Barrett! Can’t wait to see part 2!

  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    Brilliant beret, no matter the logo! Heading on to Part II. Thanks.

  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    Brilliant beret, no matter the logo! Heading on to Part II. Thanks.

  • wayno da wino

    I could barely hear this girly-man guest with his wimpy/pansy voice.

  • wayno da wino

    I could barely hear this girly-man guest with his wimpy/pansy voice.

  • Zach

    MOTT!!!!! Rewind!

  • Zach

    MOTT!!!!! Rewind!

  • M

    I’m a few days behind…going to part 2…..

  • M

    I’m a few days behind…going to part 2…..

  • Jordan

    Mott! You dropped the ball! I guess that just proves that you really are human…….

  • Jordan

    Mott! You dropped the ball! I guess that just proves that you really are human…….

  • Scruff

    OMG, I thought Gary was going to kiss the guy when he got that beret.
    Wonder if he will wear it to road games? ;-)

    Waiting for that Right Guard “land o’ lakes” scent! Bet Gary could even sell it!

  • Scruff

    OMG, I thought Gary was going to kiss the guy when he got that beret.
    Wonder if he will wear it to road games? ;-)

    Waiting for that Right Guard “land o’ lakes” scent! Bet Gary could even sell it!

  • Anonymous

    Great Ep. so far, about to watch second…

  • YoungDave

    Great Ep. so far, about to watch second…

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

    Gloppy!!!! Love it!

    and that beret is beautiful!

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

    Gloppy!!!! Love it!

    and that beret is beautiful!

  • Dr. Lance

    I know it’s a few days late, but I have to comment on the Acacia flower thing. The Acacia family is HUGE, and, here in Hawaii, we have many varieties of Acacia trees/plants. I have a huge Acacia tree (known in Hawaii as the highly prized Koa tree) in my front yard. The blossoms of the tree have no discernible scent, and the blossoms are known to cause major hay fever in many people. Gary, can you expand your botanical repertoire to include flowers/blossoms with which more of us can relate? Haha. Just needed to comment on that.

  • Dr. Lance

    I know it’s a few days late, but I have to comment on the Acacia flower thing. The Acacia family is HUGE, and, here in Hawaii, we have many varieties of Acacia trees/plants. I have a huge Acacia tree (known in Hawaii as the highly prized Koa tree) in my front yard. The blossoms of the tree have no discernible scent, and the blossoms are known to cause major hay fever in many people. Gary, can you expand your botanical repertoire to include flowers/blossoms with which more of us can relate? Haha. Just needed to comment on that.

  • JD in DC

    I enjoyed your guest more than any that you’ve had on the show in a while (not that I didn’t enjoy those). I’m going to check out his book….right after I check out Part 2.

  • JD in DC

    I enjoyed your guest more than any that you’ve had on the show in a while (not that I didn’t enjoy those). I’m going to check out his book….right after I check out Part 2.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Hahaha, I love how excited Gary got when he flipped over the beret and saw the Jets logo. Nerd city, USA! :P …which is fine by me. More comments to follow after part 2.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Hahaha, I love how excited Gary got when he flipped over the beret and saw the Jets logo. Nerd city, USA! :P …which is fine by me. More comments to follow after part 2.

  • yowens

    Good stuff so far…

  • yowens

    Good stuff so far…

  • JayZee

    Interesting guest, but so far he is holding back. Maybe he’ll get more into it in Part 2.

  • JayZee

    Interesting guest, but so far he is holding back. Maybe he’ll get more into it in Part 2.

  • looper

    I fast forward this boring guys stories. He seems a little bit like a fruit bomb. Anyways, I have laughed at you about three times and am about to watch the second part. By the way, does this guy even know what the term terrior means. He has used it inappropriately at least three times already…?????

  • looper

    I fast forward this boring guys stories. He seems a little bit like a fruit bomb. Anyways, I have laughed at you about three times and am about to watch the second part. By the way, does this guy even know what the term terrior means. He has used it inappropriately at least three times already…?????

  • Manuel

    Gary,
    I just went back and watched this episode for the first time. I absolutely loved this episode. I think you were clicking and you brought the thunder on the charisma front. And i really think that the guest offered great balance to that. I really liked it, I’m going to go check out part 2 now.

  • Manuel

    Gary,
    I just went back and watched this episode for the first time. I absolutely loved this episode. I think you were clicking and you brought the thunder on the charisma front. And i really think that the guest offered great balance to that. I really liked it, I’m going to go check out part 2 now.

  • John__J

    Good episode so far but I think having Terroir in the title, for part 1 at least, was misleading. And unless I spaced out, I dont really have much of an idea as to what his book is about

  • Anonymous

    Guy is stealing my name…have not tried these wines..nice hat Gary.. http://www.winelx.com

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

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘I got tired of watching Michael Irvin on Dallas TV in a fur with 3 ho’s behind him’

    Good guest, episode most notable for Mott’s balls up – forgetting to put in a new tape. Firstly saying there’s enough tape and then admitting the problem as the tape almost runs out.

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