EP 662 White Wine Tasting in San Diego

Gary Vaynerchuk recently took the Thunder Show on the road to San Diego. Today he tastes and reviews 4 whites from that show.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Nautilus Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
2007 Four Graces Pinot Blanc
2007 Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino
2006 Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Blanc

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Luca Bercelli

92/100

line of the day – ‘if this wine was 12-13 dollars I would cartwheel off this stage and start hugging everybody’

Monster performance from GV in front of a live audience. Handles a rowdy crowd and a dodgy sound system with great skill and is completely in his element. Phenomenal.

Tags: Blanc, Bourgogne Blanc, Fiano di Avellino, New Zealand, Pinot, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • AMM3RD

    Word association…San Diego “Chargers”. I’m a Giant Fan!!! Go Big Blue…AMM

  • Scott – Boston

    I really like the concept of the show a lot. And you’re Boston show showed that it’s def attainable.
    Like your 500th episode, though, you’ve got to stop with the “shhh”ing. It’s awful. Crowd + alcohol = noise. I’m a musician. I know it’s FRUSTRATING, but the only way is to get everyone there to understand beforehand that your equipment just can’t handle it, and that if they’re not quiet enough then it may be an unusable episode. If you’re fans REALLY get that into their heads beforehand, then they’ll start protecting you by making the “rowdies” feel uncomfortable. It’s really the professional way to do it.
    Unlike a musician, though, I actually think you’re show lends itself to treat them like a good comedian treats a heckler. You’re def capable.
    I think the background rowdiness is actually cool, but in order to get that you’ll need better equipment/production. Then the crowd can whoop it up, and you can do what you do best: entertain/educate.

    QOTD: Zoooooooo. Weather.

    (I still can’t believe you got freakin’ Gretzky!)

    Big Fan,

    Scott – Boston

  • Scott – Boston

    I really like the concept of the show a lot. And you’re Boston show showed that it’s def attainable.
    Like your 500th episode, though, you’ve got to stop with the “shhh”ing. It’s awful. Crowd + alcohol = noise. I’m a musician. I know it’s FRUSTRATING, but the only way is to get everyone there to understand beforehand that your equipment just can’t handle it, and that if they’re not quiet enough then it may be an unusable episode. If you’re fans REALLY get that into their heads beforehand, then they’ll start protecting you by making the “rowdies” feel uncomfortable. It’s really the professional way to do it.
    Unlike a musician, though, I actually think you’re show lends itself to treat them like a good comedian treats a heckler. You’re def capable.
    I think the background rowdiness is actually cool, but in order to get that you’ll need better equipment/production. Then the crowd can whoop it up, and you can do what you do best: entertain/educate.

    QOTD: Zoooooooo. Weather.

    (I still can’t believe you got freakin’ Gretzky!)

    Big Fan,

    Scott – Boston

  • http://www.seancolahan.com/ Sean

    My wife and I would love for you to do a group tasting (like you did in San Diego) in the Providence/Boston. We think it would be a blast to sniffy sniff with THE Vay-ner-chuk.

    QOTD: Sunshine, Zoo, Top Gun

    Sean and Liz
    Providence

  • http://www.seancolahan.com Sean

    My wife and I would love for you to do a group tasting (like you did in San Diego) in the Providence/Boston. We think it would be a blast to sniffy sniff with THE Vay-ner-chuk.

    QOTD: Sunshine, Zoo, Top Gun

    Sean and Liz
    Providence

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Blond, white, republican, fraternity and sorority people on spring break. :-P

  • flavasauce

    QOTD: Blond, white, republican, fraternity and sorority people on spring break. :-P

  • rowland

    hey hey hey,your job is to taste the wines, not tell me its a screw top. Your prejudicing the next generation against the future of wine.

    qotd; meh, third tear city.

  • rowland

    hey hey hey,your job is to taste the wines, not tell me its a screw top. Your prejudicing the next generation against the future of wine.

    qotd; meh, third tear city.

  • Miguel Cavalcanti

    Great show! Sure, the crowd was noisy but they and you seemed tuned in to each other. Heck, I’ve been to tastings that were noisier!

    Too bad about the Fiano di Avellino. Mastroberardino “Radici” is its best white, but really, M’s rep comes from reds. Someone earlier suggested Terredora, and I popped Villa Riano ’06 to sip while watching the tasting. Fiano never has much to offer on the nose, but this one has deep bitter orange and almonds with a long finish.

    QOTD: The talking gum trees on the UCSD campus–eerie–and the beach.

  • Miguel Cavalcanti

    Great show! Sure, the crowd was noisy but they and you seemed tuned in to each other. Heck, I’ve been to tastings that were noisier!

    Too bad about the Fiano di Avellino. Mastroberardino “Radici” is its best white, but really, M’s rep comes from reds. Someone earlier suggested Terredora, and I popped Villa Riano ’06 to sip while watching the tasting. Fiano never has much to offer on the nose, but this one has deep bitter orange and almonds with a long finish.

    QOTD: The talking gum trees on the UCSD campus–eerie–and the beach.

  • jon33

    There was too much chaos for this epi to be enjoyable… I felt like the content was lacking as well. I couldn’t finish the show.

  • jon33

    There was too much chaos for this epi to be enjoyable… I felt like the content was lacking as well. I couldn’t finish the show.

  • Joe Papas

    QOTD: THE CHARGERS. Can’t beleive you didn’t give some ups to Lance Alworth’s #19 instead of Keyshawn (just give me the damn ball) Johnson. Also, nice appearance on ESPN when the Jets made the Mark Sanchez pick. I was hysterical when I saw you! Suprised you hated the move though – they have no QB and this guy will help them…

  • Joe Papas

    QOTD: THE CHARGERS. Can’t beleive you didn’t give some ups to Lance Alworth’s #19 instead of Keyshawn (just give me the damn ball) Johnson. Also, nice appearance on ESPN when the Jets made the Mark Sanchez pick. I was hysterical when I saw you! Suprised you hated the move though – they have no QB and this guy will help them…

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – The Chargers and not much else.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – The Chargers and not much else.

  • Abbe Faria

    I came close to not finishing a WLTV for the first time… way too much annoying background noise.
    QOTD: The zoo I guess… not really a very appealing city to non Americans.

  • Abbe Faria

    I came close to not finishing a WLTV for the first time… way too much annoying background noise.
    QOTD: The zoo I guess… not really a very appealing city to non Americans.

  • Denise

    Hated SHUSHING. It was very hard to follow this show. Too many interuptions with the tipsy crowd. You did your best with what you had to work with.

    BIG FAN in Oklahoma

  • Denise

    Hated SHUSHING. It was very hard to follow this show. Too many interuptions with the tipsy crowd. You did your best with what you had to work with.

    BIG FAN in Oklahoma

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I think of JUNE- when I’m taking a quick drive south to SD… I also immediately think of the word “Zoo.”

  • YoungDave

    QOTD: I think of JUNE- when I’m taking a quick drive south to SD… I also immediately think of the word “Zoo.”

  • Little Jonny H

    Tough show with such a Raucous crowd!!! Interesting melange of wine selections, but it looks like Matt couldn’t deliver in round one ;)

    QOTD: Stay Classy…

    (Anchorman)

  • Little Jonny H

    Tough show with such a Raucous crowd!!! Interesting melange of wine selections, but it looks like Matt couldn’t deliver in round one ;)

    QOTD: Stay Classy…

    (Anchorman)

  • Mike C.

    Give me a break. You’re better than that. It sucked.

  • Mike C.

    Give me a break. You’re better than that. It sucked.

  • Devin. M

    QOTD: Ryan Aircraft company, U.S. Marine Corps, Hotel Del Coronado and Shamu

  • Devin. M

    QOTD: Ryan Aircraft company, U.S. Marine Corps, Hotel Del Coronado and Shamu

  • Simon

    Yeah, the crowd was kind of loud but hey what do you expect when youve been drinking for 3 hours before the show??? It was fun even with the shushing. San Diego loves you Gary!

    QOTD – sunshine and surfing.

    -The Salami Guy @ 16:33. haha.

  • Simon

    Yeah, the crowd was kind of loud but hey what do you expect when youve been drinking for 3 hours before the show??? It was fun even with the shushing. San Diego loves you Gary!

    QOTD – sunshine and surfing.

    -The Salami Guy @ 16:33. haha.

  • Dan-o

    OK show. The resolution from the camera made it hard to read the label and to see the wines. However, I like the “live” feel of the crowd.

    QOTD – Warm, sunny beaches, FIRE, and the Chargers.

  • Dan-o

    OK show. The resolution from the camera made it hard to read the label and to see the wines. However, I like the “live” feel of the crowd.

    QOTD – Warm, sunny beaches, FIRE, and the Chargers.

  • yowens

    Gary- get those people to shut the F up!!! Way to loud. QOTD: Currently loud wine drinkers. It used to be surfboards.

  • yowens

    Gary- get those people to shut the F up!!! Way to loud. QOTD: Currently loud wine drinkers. It used to be surfboards.

  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary,

    QOTD: I think that ‘San Diego’ is two words.

    By the way, the footage from the first moon landing was clearer than Episode #662…

    Regards,

    Michael Collins

  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary,

    QOTD: I think that ‘San Diego’ is two words.

    By the way, the footage from the first moon landing was clearer than Episode #662…

    Regards,

    Michael Collins

  • Carlitos

    QOTD. From now one I’ll think “What a rude crowd they made!”.

  • Carlitos

    QOTD. From now one I’ll think “What a rude crowd they made!”.

  • wayno da wino

    Boy that looked like Fuuuun!!!! Shoulda been there!!!

    qotd: That’s where I reside half the time….

  • wayno da wino

    Boy that looked like Fuuuun!!!! Shoulda been there!!!

    qotd: That’s where I reside half the time….

  • http://www.derren.com/ Derren Whiteman

    Great feel with the live audience. That really gives it a different level of excitement and “wow” factor. Instant feedback on the tastes and flavours was cool to see as well. Good job Gary.

    QOTD: Fires. Sorry… [shrug]

  • http://www.derren.com/ Derren Whiteman

    Great feel with the live audience. That really gives it a different level of excitement and “wow” factor. Instant feedback on the tastes and flavours was cool to see as well. Good job Gary.

    QOTD: Fires. Sorry… [shrug]

  • Robin C

    I haven’t had Nautilus in awhile. Sounds very appealing.
    QOTD: The Cow Parade in La Jolla. Happening now. (really, the zoo)

  • Robin C

    I haven’t had Nautilus in awhile. Sounds very appealing.
    QOTD: The Cow Parade in La Jolla. Happening now. (really, the zoo)

  • oenophil

    Just for the record, the Girardin Bourgogne is 7 bucks in shops here in France.

  • oenophil

    Just for the record, the Girardin Bourgogne is 7 bucks in shops here in France.

  • John__J

    qotd: the movie Anchorman

  • Anonymous

    Have not tried these wines..Love San Diego.. QOTD-Zoo and Hotel Del Coronado http://www.winelx.com

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

    92/100

    line of the day – ‘if this wine was 12-13 dollars I would cartwheel off this stage and start hugging everybody’

    Monster performance from GV in front of a live audience. Handles a rowdy crowd and a dodgy sound system with great skill and is completely in his element. Phenomenal.

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