EP 655 Kosher Wine Tasting for Passover

Gary Vaynerchuk is joined by his dad Sasha to pair some Kosher wines with Matzoh and Gefilte fish.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Barkan Reserve ChardonnayIsraeli Kosher Wine
Don Alfonso Cabernet SauvignonChilean Kosher Wine
2004 Galil Mountain YironIsraeli Kosher Wine


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Luca Bercelli

91/100

line of the day – ‘perception is bullshit’

Hilarious. I doubt if there is a subject that Gary and his old man can’t argue about and as usual it’s a load of fun. What makes it even better is that Sacha is the one person who can get the better of Vaynerchuk junior and that’s a rare event.

Tags: chardonnay, Chilean, Israeli, Kosher, red, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • garybing

    There is decent wine out there that is kosher. It is usually $20+ a bottle. I won’t even mention the name because I forgot how to even spell it. ( Hagafen?) Anyway I stopped carrying it because of the entirely rude attitudes I got from people requiring a decent kosher wine at a Manashevitz price. “Never again.”

  • garybing

    There is decent wine out there that is kosher. It is usually $20+ a bottle. I won’t even mention the name because I forgot how to even spell it. ( Hagafen?) Anyway I stopped carrying it because of the entirely rude attitudes I got from people requiring a decent kosher wine at a Manashevitz price. “Never again.”

  • http://www.academicobgyn.com/ Nick Fogelson

    loved the episode! I love your dad in there

  • http://www.academicobgyn.com Nick Fogelson

    loved the episode! I love your dad in there

  • Eitan

    Have you ever tried the Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc, it was the first fine Kosher wine I ever tried, i.e. not Manishevitz, and I still think its one of the best Kosher wines out there. What do you think?

  • Eitan

    Have you ever tried the Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc, it was the first fine Kosher wine I ever tried, i.e. not Manishevitz, and I still think its one of the best Kosher wines out there. What do you think?

  • http://www.sobridgemedia.com/ Ian E

    Great episode in my opinion. Sasha is a wise man it seems. I love the charisma between you to. Somewhat jealous of it, but hey!

    I know how it is coming as a immigrant, and it’s a amazing feeling. Wish you all the best!

    Love,

    Ian

  • http://www.sobridgemedia.com Ian E

    Great episode in my opinion. Sasha is a wise man it seems. I love the charisma between you to. Somewhat jealous of it, but hey!

    I know how it is coming as a immigrant, and it’s a amazing feeling. Wish you all the best!

    Love,

    Ian

  • noahnoah

    I must confess that of late, I haven’t been watching the episodes;

    This is now my favorite episode, enjoyed you dad’s appearance.

    Thank you

  • noahnoah

    I must confess that of late, I haven’t been watching the episodes;

    This is now my favorite episode, enjoyed you dad’s appearance.

    Thank you

  • http://blog.cathyfletcher.com/ Cathy Fletcher

    Oh my God, that was priceless! I was going to explain to people, you’re not talking over people…it’s just normal in the culture. Anyways, even if people both talk at the same time I can understand both sides…but you both are intense and have alot of finesse in conversation, but other people don’t know how to do it this way. They are quiet when they ought to finish their sentence at the same time, and they are too polite for the intensity and the flow. I haven’t had so much fun in a long time! Thank you for that…gosh, just wonderful. I love you guys :) Laughed and smiled (completely out of wine yesterday), must get out in the intense weather and get some tomorrow). First time I’ve seen your father…very funny to see you both together.

  • http://blog.cathyfletcher.com Cathy Fletcher

    Oh my God, that was priceless! I was going to explain to people, you’re not talking over people…it’s just normal in the culture. Anyways, even if people both talk at the same time I can understand both sides…but you both are intense and have alot of finesse in conversation, but other people don’t know how to do it this way. They are quiet when they ought to finish their sentence at the same time, and they are too polite for the intensity and the flow. I haven’t had so much fun in a long time! Thank you for that…gosh, just wonderful. I love you guys :) Laughed and smiled (completely out of wine yesterday), must get out in the intense weather and get some tomorrow). First time I’ve seen your father…very funny to see you both together.

  • Andy and Edie in Montana

    Just had to leave a comment to say how much we love the father and son episodes. Let’s go for a thousand comments to let Gary know how much we love this free show that educates us, entertains us, and reminds us of the importance of family. Cheers!

  • Andy and Edie in Montana

    Just had to leave a comment to say how much we love the father and son episodes. Let’s go for a thousand comments to let Gary know how much we love this free show that educates us, entertains us, and reminds us of the importance of family. Cheers!

  • http://www.garyvaynerchuk.com garyvaynerchuk

    Andy and Edie u rock!

  • http://twitter.com/sneener sneener

    I love your dad. I cracked up so much during this episode that I got teary. And I love how he does the “and me” at the end. I'm slightly tempted to try the brown bag test with the Alfonso and Yellow Tail ;)

  • captain_underpants

    Gary, I just wanted to say that I am not an “original” vayniac. But, since I began watching your show 2 weeks ago, I have actually seen my palate grow and I'm starting to taste and more importantly “SMELL” all kinds of different scents and tastes. You certainly do bring thunder to the wine world wich has been known to be “hoity toity” and reserved for the rich, wich is funny, because I have some of those friends and they have the first growth Bordeaux cellars completely full, but have NO idea about what wine is just that if it is expensive, then it must be good or a status symbol. I do have wines that are expensive but you have introduced me to trying wines under $15 and I have found some as good or better, at least with my palate, then $50 plus wines! I'm Greek, I drink wine every night, but those bargain, wines that bring “thunder”, are starting to rub me the right way. Thanks Gary and keep on doin what you are doin, just like the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!!

  • Stephanie

    What a fun episode! I enjoyed this so much. Thanks for putting out such a genuine episode. Too bad the Kosher wines didn't fare better.
    -Stephanie

  • http://www.tastingroom.co.uk/ Ifor

    I haven't laughed so much in an age, these two as a father son comedy act would be the talk of the town, and its very refreshing to hear good honest opinion with out the worry of offending anyone!!

  • http://www.fennsquay.ie/ Kevin Crowley

    Fantastic episode. Would love to see a top 20 episodes in the Archive section.

  • Susan Panisch

    loved this episode. i'm looking forward to this year's take on kosher wines for passover…and gary, get your dad to co-star! he's great!!!

  • donutcrisis

    Awesome episode. It's nice to see more screaming involved over the Alfonso than the political question.

  • mbouchett

    best wine commentary I have ever seen – Thank you

  • no agenda

    people respect you gary, and that means they're curious about you and where (who) you came from. therefore your father's opinions on politics are definitely a subject of interest for your fans – even on this platform. my ONLY criticism is that he didn't get specific enough. i'm not saying he should have talked politics the whole time, but a little bit at the end would have been cool. and in the words of the good father… “i have no agenda in this comment…” lol, all the best, guys.

  • rasjahsun

    your dad is so FREAKIN cool!!!

  • themakadamian

    My first random view of wine library TV – and it was a classic – reality TV at its best! Loved your dad's dry sense of humour & facial expressiveness. Also liked the game of wine bottle chess at the end when you both seemed to be inadvertently upstaging each other, blocking faces from camera.

    Real glad to have finally caught your show, after hearing so much from internet marketing circles about the “Gary Vaynerchuk” phenomenon. Might even learn something about wine – currently can't get past organic Californian reds (i.e. of Fetzer & Bonterra).

    Glad I didn't watch this show with wine in hand – would probably have ended myself laughing with much spillage (can you recommend a good rug to spill wine on, á la your dad on set? – the acceptable face of product placement).

    MAK

  • Mick Nesset

    Sasha rocks.

  • shupcamesh

    I Saw this video . from my point of view. Sometime wine we use our happines moment and sometime our sorrowful moment. But it is very harmful for us . I also take it but I take with this some ,chicken, dry fruits ets..

    http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/hee

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WDAULA4YVF6RFZVF5R7DVN75MY Seen On TV Stuff

    Passover wine has gotten better and better over the years.

    Cricut
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Cricut-Expression-Cutti

  • http://twitter.com/AbstruseJuice Justin Anderson

    15:56 into this episode is the epitome of Sasha and Gary's relationship. I can see more into their relationship as a father and son in that one second than I could in spending an hour with the two of them.

    This is why people love the Sasha episodes so much Gary, your father brings out something in you that we all kind of want to see, but don't know how to ask for.

    Also, this helps to prove that you are bringing the authenticity in the rest of your content… Because you show the same kind of passion in all eps of WLTV, but in the episodes with your father, we can see it verified. It becomes more obvious that who you really are is coming through.

  • http://barkoff.me/ Tulwave

    I had a raspberry passover wine one year and I swear it was the best wine I’ve ever had. I like the sweet stuff but I was still shocked at how good this was, especially for passover.

  • http://www.myisraelwinetours.com Esther Cohen

    I would like to see more Israeli kosher and non-kosher wines tasted. There are over 200 wineries in Israel and some of the best kosher wines are not exported or have limited exportation and if they are exported are mevushal (flash pasturazation at 75 degrees Cel.) Also, the only thing that makes wines kosher for passover is that no food is allowed in the facility all year long, that is all! No special process for kosher passover wines. There are a lot of rules around kosher wine, but it has to do with the land, and who processes the wine, not the process itself.
    Some kosher wines from Israel that I would like to see are: Adir, Tzuba, Tzora, Agur, Tishbi Shiraz 2007, Odem Mountain Winery (from the Golan Heights), Castel and Psagot.
    Thank you,
    Esther Cohen, CEO
    My Israel Wine Tours
    http://www.myisraelwinetours.com

  • http://twitter.com/yossieuncorked Yossie Horwitz

    Given the tremendous increase in quality, variety and sophistication in the kosher wine world (which includes top tier wines from Israel, California, France, Spain and others), its a shame that, other than the Yiron which is a well priced Bordeaux blend, the wines being tasted are not even close to representing the tremendous breadth of offerings. I’d recommend taking a hard look at some of the lessor known Israeli star wineries like Ella Valley, Yatir, Tzora and Psagot as well as some of the incredible upper-echelon wines from the bigger boys on the block like the Golan Heights Winery and Carmel.

    Yossie Horwitz
    http://www.yossiescorkboard.com

  • John__J

    This may be my fav Sasha appearance ever. This was one of the most fun episodes I’ve seen.

  • Anonymous

    Not a huge Kosher wine fan..Always love Sasha on the show.. http://www.winelx.com

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

    91/100

    line of the day – ‘perception is bullshit’

    Hilarious. I doubt if there is a subject that Gary and his old man can’t argue about and as usual it’s a load of fun. What makes it even better is that Sacha is the one person who can get the better of Vaynerchuk junior and that’s a rare event.

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