EP 661 Viognier Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk and Alan Kropf from Mutineer Magazine sit down and taste 2 Viognier’s and a Condrieu.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Orchid Hill ViognierCentral Coast Viognier
2006 The Foundry ViognierS. African Viognier
2005 Texier Condrieu JeanrodeCondrieu

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

93/100

line of the day – ‘the amount of tropical fruit that has been going down my pipehole lately has been shocking’

Great episode. GV starting to get a bit cocky, but that suits this episode. The guest was really knowledgeable and the final wine was a monster. Even Mott had some decent input! Nice one.

Tags: Condrieu, review, Viognier, white, wine, wines

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  • http://lleichtman.org Lawrence Leichtman

    I always keep 2 bottles of Texier just because it is so damn good.

  • http://kevinkossowan.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    Condrieu. Really. I’m a french-wine-geek, and that’s one AOC I’m completely unfamiliar with. Thank you, yet again.

  • http://kevinkossowan.blogspot.com Kevin

    Condrieu. Really. I’m a french-wine-geek, and that’s one AOC I’m completely unfamiliar with. Thank you, yet again.

  • http://noazdad.wordpress.com/ Paul Horan

    @Jessica: Drinking a bottle of the Horton Viognier right now!! Couldn’t agree more. Virginia wines are mostly unspectacular, but we seem to do Viognier pretty well.

    Here’s another one to keep on the radar: Bridlewood from Santa Barbera County. Damn good, and under 20 bones.

    -Paul in DC-

  • http://noazdad.wordpress.com Paul Horan

    @Jessica: Drinking a bottle of the Horton Viognier right now!! Couldn’t agree more. Virginia wines are mostly unspectacular, but we seem to do Viognier pretty well.

    Here’s another one to keep on the radar: Bridlewood from Santa Barbera County. Damn good, and under 20 bones.

    -Paul in DC-

  • Anonymous

    GREAT to see a fellow young LA wine scene dude. We should probably join forces and see what we can do in this town! I wonder if there is a weekly tasting crew where we could meet up…

    QOTD: I think I might actually go RIGHT NOW to the Mutineer site, get a 6 month subscription, and answer this question soon! Great play…

  • YoungDave

    GREAT to see a fellow young LA wine scene dude. We should probably join forces and see what we can do in this town! I wonder if there is a weekly tasting crew where we could meet up…

    QOTD: I think I might actually go RIGHT NOW to the Mutineer site, get a 6 month subscription, and answer this question soon! Great play…

  • WineWild

    Gary, I’m going to the World Cup with a couple friends! Let me know what you find and where I should visit for some impressive wine. We’re gonna be there the first week (mid-June) and see our game in the Cape. Wicked excited (Go England!). Totally bring the baby – start them traveling early!

    Anyway, very cool guest. I’m gonna check out the magazine and get back to Alan but am excited to see something with more edge to it out there. Thanks!

  • WineWild

    Gary, I’m going to the World Cup with a couple friends! Let me know what you find and where I should visit for some impressive wine. We’re gonna be there the first week (mid-June) and see our game in the Cape. Wicked excited (Go England!). Totally bring the baby – start them traveling early!

    Anyway, very cool guest. I’m gonna check out the magazine and get back to Alan but am excited to see something with more edge to it out there. Thanks!

  • Dan-o

    GV – good guest. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that it is not always about you. You interject many times on your turn ons and experience without letting the guest speak about theirs. You will learn more about this as a parent, and a long term spouse.

    Have not had many Condrieus, but am really looking forward to having some.

    QOTD – many of these magazines speak to the higher end rollers and players and do not really speak to the soccer mom and middle class dad. The magazine should focus on what John and Jane Doe like in their wines, whether it is a highly developed palate, or a plonk swilling person that loves the flavor of wine.

  • Dan-o

    GV – good guest. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that it is not always about you. You interject many times on your turn ons and experience without letting the guest speak about theirs. You will learn more about this as a parent, and a long term spouse.

    Have not had many Condrieus, but am really looking forward to having some.

    QOTD – many of these magazines speak to the higher end rollers and players and do not really speak to the soccer mom and middle class dad. The magazine should focus on what John and Jane Doe like in their wines, whether it is a highly developed palate, or a plonk swilling person that loves the flavor of wine.

  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary,

    When Alan called you ‘Honey’ at the 22 minute mark, it sure brought back a lot of memories…

    Regards,

    Bobby Goldsboro

  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary,

    When Alan called you ‘Honey’ at the 22 minute mark, it sure brought back a lot of memories…

    Regards,

    Bobby Goldsboro

  • bob c

    OK guts you were both so blown away by this, I ordered one, and I will acknowledge, that this is the MOST I have spent for a bottle yet…

  • bob c

    OK guts you were both so blown away by this, I ordered one, and I will acknowledge, that this is the MOST I have spent for a bottle yet…

  • bob c

    or guys….

  • bob c

    or guys….

  • yowens

    Love Viognier. I really learned a lot this show- Condreiu was a name I’d hear occasionally but didn’t really know what it was all about. BTW- If you love the Seahawks, you get DirecTV and buy the Ticket and watch every game (as a displaced Steelers fan in RI I know all about it). QOTD: Sounds like your doing a great job, keep it up!

  • yowens

    Love Viognier. I really learned a lot this show- Condreiu was a name I’d hear occasionally but didn’t really know what it was all about. BTW- If you love the Seahawks, you get DirecTV and buy the Ticket and watch every game (as a displaced Steelers fan in RI I know all about it). QOTD: Sounds like your doing a great job, keep it up!

  • Robin C

    Alan could be a sub for the show. He makes Gary look old.

  • Robin C

    Alan could be a sub for the show. He makes Gary look old.

  • JayZee

    Superb show. Alan was awesome – great video presence. Was pumped by the wines as well. I love Viognier and the Condrieu sounded wonderful. The second wine sounded good as well. I am not familiar with the magazine so I will have to check it out. It sounds rad.

  • JayZee

    Superb show. Alan was awesome – great video presence. Was pumped by the wines as well. I love Viognier and the Condrieu sounded wonderful. The second wine sounded good as well. I am not familiar with the magazine so I will have to check it out. It sounds rad.

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  • richardvinifera

    The wine rips face, awesome!

  • http://www.tech-wd.com ??? ???

    somebody give me this :)

  • John__J

    Great episode and guest.
    I’ve read a few issues of Mutineer, I def like it.
    qotd: keep writing articles about different wines, drinks, etc. that are under the radar

  • Anonymous

    Enjoy Viognier in the summertime very much. Have not heard of Mag. QOTD-will have to see if Mag is still around.. http://www.winelx.com

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

    93/100

    line of the day – ‘the amount of tropical fruit that has been going down my pipehole lately has been shocking’

    Great episode. GV starting to get a bit cocky, but that suits this episode. The guest was really knowledgeable and the final wine was a monster. Even Mott had some decent input! Nice one.

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