EP 665 The 4 Hour Wine Tasting

Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, tastes 3 Malbecs with Gary Vaynerchuk.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Bodegas Goulart Malbec ClassicArgentine Malbec
2005 Chateau Du Cedre Cahors HeritageCahors
2006 Lagarde Malbec Single VineyardArgentine Malbec

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day -‘This is the first bee on Winelibrary TV’

Good solid guest and good solid show but the highlight for me (as a Jets fan) is the opening 5 minutes which is all about the Sanchez trade in the draft (probably boring as hell for non-Jets/nfl fans…but that’s tough)

Tags: Argentina, cahors, France, red, review, wine, wines

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  • http://wine-4-beginners.com/ Bobbie Smith

    The title of this episode is the reason I checked it out. I wondered what could possibly be interesting enough to make a four hour episode. Glad I did. I love the Four Hour Work Week, I changed my life after reading it. As a result, my answer would be exactly what I am doing now. I don’t plan on retiring.

    Love too that Tim loves wine but doesn’t really know how to talk about it. He was pretty graceful in trying to figure out a way to get Gary to lead. Great stuff, and I will have to check out some more Malbec, being sure to avoid oaky monsters. Loved the chalk thing too. It brought back memories of elementary school and cleaning erasers.

  • http://wine-4-beginners.com Bobbie Smith

    The title of this episode is the reason I checked it out. I wondered what could possibly be interesting enough to make a four hour episode. Glad I did. I love the Four Hour Work Week, I changed my life after reading it. As a result, my answer would be exactly what I am doing now. I don’t plan on retiring.

    Love too that Tim loves wine but doesn’t really know how to talk about it. He was pretty graceful in trying to figure out a way to get Gary to lead. Great stuff, and I will have to check out some more Malbec, being sure to avoid oaky monsters. Loved the chalk thing too. It brought back memories of elementary school and cleaning erasers.

  • mario

    Great show, alot info on Malbec. Tim forgot the french fries they have with their steaks

  • mario

    Great show, alot info on Malbec. Tim forgot the french fries they have with their steaks

  • Smahlatz

    Clos del la Siete – Michel Rolland wine! I tried it recently (2005 though I think). Hmm – not happy. Well made, great mouth feel – NO mid palate whatsoever – ho hum.

    Retiring – I’d prefer not to. I’s rather get the do nothing bit out of the way now so I can spend more time with my daughter.

  • Smahlatz

    Clos del la Siete – Michel Rolland wine! I tried it recently (2005 though I think). Hmm – not happy. Well made, great mouth feel – NO mid palate whatsoever – ho hum.

    Retiring – I’d prefer not to. I’s rather get the do nothing bit out of the way now so I can spend more time with my daughter.

  • jeffe

    To Tim: As an advertising copywriter, I’m lucky enough to be paid for something I do naturally: come up with pithy one-liners. In fact, more than once, I’ve been working on a project and had a meta moment when I said to myself, “I can’t believe I get paid for this s**t.” One iconic example is when we were developing an automated chatbot and had to think up all the dirty words we could for the filter. Side note: the British are by far the masters of swearing.

    To Gary: As an advertising copywriter, I am appalled at the flagrant misrepresentation of this episode’s title. I accuse you, sir, of false advertising. You have overstated the content of your product by almost 700%. I demand that you make restitution to the Vayner Nation in the form of free secret packs every month for a year.

  • jeffe

    To Tim: As an advertising copywriter, I’m lucky enough to be paid for something I do naturally: come up with pithy one-liners. In fact, more than once, I’ve been working on a project and had a meta moment when I said to myself, “I can’t believe I get paid for this s**t.” One iconic example is when we were developing an automated chatbot and had to think up all the dirty words we could for the filter. Side note: the British are by far the masters of swearing.

    To Gary: As an advertising copywriter, I am appalled at the flagrant misrepresentation of this episode’s title. I accuse you, sir, of false advertising. You have overstated the content of your product by almost 700%. I demand that you make restitution to the Vayner Nation in the form of free secret packs every month for a year.

  • http://www.seancolahan.com/ Sean

    QOTD: Good questions. Thought provoking and requiring more than a sentence answer.

    I enjoy my job. I like what I have to do on a daily basis and what I get to do. I would like to eventually branch from news into Documentaries…maybe one of these days. That and/or get a boat and cruise around.

  • http://www.seancolahan.com Sean

    QOTD: Good questions. Thought provoking and requiring more than a sentence answer.

    I enjoy my job. I like what I have to do on a daily basis and what I get to do. I would like to eventually branch from news into Documentaries…maybe one of these days. That and/or get a boat and cruise around.

  • http://77square.com/arts/ Lindsay

    QOTD: That’s a great question. I finally started my dream job last year (full-time arts writer with a little wine writing thrown in), and while I love it, I make almost no money. We can’t even save for a house. While I’d be happy doing this for the rest of my life, I can already see next steps ? eventually becoming an editor if we start a family (or not), transitioning into writing a column as I get older.

    If we were never going to retire, maybe I’d take the money I’ve started socking into that 401(K) and put it toward a relaxing vacation. Ha.

    There’s no way I could outsource any part of my job to anyone (journalism’s annoying like that :-)), but I definitely need to learn how to say ?no? to 60-hour work weeks and work less from home.

    Great show, guys! I’ll be looking for that red label in Madison.

  • http://77square.com/arts/ Lindsay

    QOTD: That’s a great question. I finally started my dream job last year (full-time arts writer with a little wine writing thrown in), and while I love it, I make almost no money. We can’t even save for a house. While I’d be happy doing this for the rest of my life, I can already see next steps ? eventually becoming an editor if we start a family (or not), transitioning into writing a column as I get older.

    If we were never going to retire, maybe I’d take the money I’ve started socking into that 401(K) and put it toward a relaxing vacation. Ha.

    There’s no way I could outsource any part of my job to anyone (journalism’s annoying like that :-)), but I definitely need to learn how to say ?no? to 60-hour work weeks and work less from home.

    Great show, guys! I’ll be looking for that red label in Madison.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – One of the most interesting QOTD’s yet. I would find a job in the wine and/or travel business, which are 2 of my passions. I am trying to plan my “retirement” so I leave my current profession and transition to the next one. I don’t see myself just sitting around or playing golf every day when I stop my regular job.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – One of the most interesting QOTD’s yet. I would find a job in the wine and/or travel business, which are 2 of my passions. I am trying to plan my “retirement” so I leave my current profession and transition to the next one. I don’t see myself just sitting around or playing golf every day when I stop my regular job.

  • pawncop

    This was a great episode, with a great guest, you are blessed to know such wonderful people and be able to call them your friends.

    I love Malbec’s and will be looking for a Cahor’s to expand my palate as most of my tasting has been from Argentina.

    QOTD – I have been working for the past 39+ as a respiratory therapist and love what I do each and every day. I have been a reserve police officer for 29+ years and also love that aspect each and every day. I do not think of retirement. God willing I will be able to work until my tasks are done.

    So long as I make enough to buy wine, I will be happy to work.

  • pawncop

    This was a great episode, with a great guest, you are blessed to know such wonderful people and be able to call them your friends.

    I love Malbec’s and will be looking for a Cahor’s to expand my palate as most of my tasting has been from Argentina.

    QOTD – I have been working for the past 39+ as a respiratory therapist and love what I do each and every day. I have been a reserve police officer for 29+ years and also love that aspect each and every day. I do not think of retirement. God willing I will be able to work until my tasks are done.\

    So long as I make enough to buy wine, I will be happy to work.

  • Devin. M

    Great episode. Love Malbec, Clos des Andes especially. I have heard good things about Susana Balbos’ wines.
    QOTD: If retirement wasnt in the cards, being in a public safety job, I would have to find work that was less stressful. Life would be short for certain if not.

  • Devin. M

    Great episode. Love Malbec, Clos des Andes especially. I have heard good things about Susana Balbos’ wines.
    QOTD: If retirement wasnt in the cards, being in a public safety job, I would have to find work that was less stressful. Life would be short for certain if not.

  • http://www.rjswineblog.com/ rjh

    so nice to see malbec getting its due. good show, laid back guest – i guess i would be too working 4 hours a week…

  • http://www.rjswineblog.com rjh

    so nice to see malbec getting its due. good show, laid back guest – i guess i would be too working 4 hours a week…

  • Dr. Lance

    47 billion books sold? Wow! That’s i,pressive since the world population is estimated to be just under 7 billion people. I will have to search for at least one of the 6 or 7 copies that I should own. Haha. Good show. I also drink a lot of malbec in search of gaminess and earthiness–read terroir.

    QOTD: I would not change anything, as I refrain from putting all of my “eggs” into retirement. Retirement is in the future, and is unpredictable, so I make sure that I use a sufficient amount of my eggs now for my and my family’s present enjoyment. I am also fortunate that I find my work rewarding, and I am my own boss.

  • Dr. Lance

    47 billion books sold? Wow! That’s i,pressive since the world population is estimated to be just under 7 billion people. I will have to search for at least one of the 6 or 7 copies that I should own. Haha. Good show. I also drink a lot of malbec in search of gaminess and earthiness–read terroir.

    QOTD: I would not change anything, as I refrain from putting all of my “eggs” into retirement. Retirement is in the future, and is unpredictable, so I make sure that I use a sufficient amount of my eggs now for my and my family’s present enjoyment. I am also fortunate that I find my work rewarding, and I am my own boss.

  • yowens

    Hope you guys had time to make out after the show. QOTD: I haven’t even thought about it yet so as of right now if changes nothing for me.

  • yowens

    Hope you guys had time to make out after the show. QOTD: I haven’t even thought about it yet so as of right now if changes nothing for me.

  • my2cents

    Decent show. I have been enjoying malbecs myself lately.

    Retire is just the wrong term. To retire is to die. I have always thought I would just change jobs until I feel like I have done enough.

    Yowens took the thunder out of my next comment by making it first LOL!

    I thought the guest was fine but brought very little to table. Tim’s book’s reviews at Amazon lead me to think I am not missing anything by not buying it. Sounds like a rehash of common sense and old ideas. If I am wrong I will never know cuz I don’t care.

  • my2cents

    Decent show. I have been enjoying malbecs myself lately.

    Retire is just the wrong term. To retire is to die. I have always thought I would just change jobs until I feel like I have done enough.

    Yowens took the thunder out of my next comment by making it first LOL!

    I thought the guest was fine but brought very little to table. Tim’s book’s reviews at Amazon lead me to think I am not missing anything by not buying it. Sounds like a rehash of common sense and old ideas. If I am wrong I will never know cuz I don’t care.

  • Torque-it

    This was a great show GV. As a 2nd generation Argentinean, I soaked up this episode like a crusty piece of bread sopping up the chimichurri and juices from the parilla!

    Profound QOTD. As a govt biologist at the tail end of a career, I’m thinking I’d do a reverse career – work toward more time in the field, less supervision, paperwork, and pay. Get back to the things that drove me to this job… a Jacque Cousteau sense of wonder, Marlin Perkins sense of adventure, and a Aldo Leopold’s appreciation for nature’s bounty and our place in the world.

  • Torque-it

    This was a great show GV. As a 2nd generation Argentinean, I soaked up this episode like a crusty piece of bread sopping up the chimichurri and juices from the parilla!

    Profound QOTD. As a govt biologist at the tail end of a career, I’m thinking I’d do a reverse career – work toward more time in the field, less supervision, paperwork, and pay. Get back to the things that drove me to this job… a Jacque Cousteau sense of wonder, Marlin Perkins sense of adventure, and a Aldo Leopold’s appreciation for nature’s bounty and our place in the world.

  • Dan-o

    Unfortunately – the video kept dropping out at the 30 minute mark. Therefore, I did not get to see the rest of the show or the QOTD.
    it seems (from the other comments) that it had to do with where i want to be when I grow uo. I would love to have a place in Boston and a place in Charleston.

  • Dan-o

    Unfortunately – the video kept dropping out at the 30 minute mark. Therefore, I did not get to see the rest of the show or the QOTD.
    it seems (from the other comments) that it had to do with where i want to be when I grow uo. I would love to have a place in Boston and a place in Charleston.

  • Jarvis

    Nice epsd.
    QOTD: Don’t plan on retiring and picked up the style from my grandparents. Overrated, and yes there is only so much golf you can play. If I were to retire, I would enjoy what I do from day to day less. BTW, I’ll be picking up a copy of your book Tim.

  • Jarvis

    Nice epsd.
    QOTD: Don’t plan on retiring and picked up the style from my grandparents. Overrated, and yes there is only so much golf you can play. If I were to retire, I would enjoy what I do from day to day less. BTW, I’ll be picking up a copy of your book Tim.

  • Toby Marcus

    Is Cahors always Malbec?

  • Toby Marcus

    Is Cahors always Malbec?

  • cat

    great episode! so much touching involved. I could feel the love.

  • cat

    great episode! so much touching involved. I could feel the love.

  • http://chocolatetv.anderschokladprovning.se/ AndersN

    ping pong and table tennis totally different sports right :)

  • Russell

    Two of my favorite business development authors/speakers! Working my way backwards through the episodes, looking forward to the Kevin Rose episode coming up. Gary, any chance of you getting on an episode of Tim and Kevin's “The Random Show”?

    Thanks for all the entertainment and inspiration!

  • http://twitter.com/allisonr Allison Reynolds

    How does Tim not react to Gary’s small chubby… consummate professional

  • John__J

    Another really good guest
    Qotd: I’d def have to re-think the whole saving money for retirement thing then.

  • Anonymous

    Have had the Goulart before..have not heard of the book.. QOTD-it’s called lottery http://www.winelx.com

  • http://twitter.com/RyanCritchett Ryan Critchett

    Love this. It’s cool to see such opposites (in philosophy and approach to business, in many ways) get together and talk about something cool. I’m a huge fan of both of you.

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

    90/100

    line of the day -‘This is the first bee on Winelibrary TV’

    Good solid guest and good solid show but the highlight for me (as a Jets fan) is the opening 5 minutes which is all about the Sanchez trade in the draft (probably boring as hell for non-Jets/nfl fans…but that’s tough)

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