EP 682 Recommendation Day: Wine for Relationships

Gary Vaynerchuk recommends two wines to share with a loved one and describes how to assess the ageability of red wine.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Eradus Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
2005 Havens BourriquotNapa Red Meritage

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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luca bercelli

87/100

One of the very rare episodes that didn’t really do it for me. The guest was a nice guy but knew nothing about wine (this can sometimes work in their favour…not the case here). Also in the mix was Mott trying to second guess GV for the umpteenth time so for once…not for me.

Tags: meritage, red, review, sauvignon blanc, Video, wine, wines

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  • chris g

    QOTD: just that…opening a bottle and sitting at the kitchen table and talking for 2 hours as we sip…there is absolutely nothing better!!!!

  • chris g

    QOTD: just that…opening a bottle and sitting at the kitchen table and talking for 2 hours as we sip…there is absolutely nothing better!!!!

  • http://shannonehlers.com/ Shannon Ehlers

    Hi Gary, nice show and a definitely new twist with the guest. I like the idea of tying in related topics using experts from other fields! I’d love to see a chemist on the show (no shame here, I am one of them) who is at best a wine novice. I think you would definitely enjoy it too, with great discussions re: tannins, acidity, esters, et cetera bound to ensue.

  • http://shannonehlers.com Shannon Ehlers

    Hi Gary, nice show and a definitely new twist with the guest. I like the idea of tying in related topics using experts from other fields! I’d love to see a chemist on the show (no shame here, I am one of them) who is at best a wine novice. I think you would definitely enjoy it too, with great discussions re: tannins, acidity, esters, et cetera bound to ensue.

  • innA

    Very weird show – why say the ‘wines are only for married couples’? You are always talking about expanding palates, but suddenly a NZ sauv blanc and a Napa red are only for selected people?

  • innA

    Very weird show – why say the ‘wines are only for married couples’? You are always talking about expanding palates, but suddenly a NZ sauv blanc and a Napa red are only for selected people?

  • Sarah

    Guest was kinda lame. Sorry.

  • Sarah

    Guest was kinda lame. Sorry.

  • http://www.loganfisher.com/ Logan

    Mott is my hero. HILARIOUS!

  • http://www.loganfisher.com Logan

    Mott is my hero. HILARIOUS!

  • John

    Havens is over the top, but I love it. In fact your show has driven me to take a 2003 out of the Eurocave and pop it tonight. Every night is date night with my lady.

    See ya, John + Kathy

  • John

    Havens is over the top, but I love it. In fact your show has driven me to take a 2003 out of the Eurocave and pop it tonight. Every night is date night with my lady.

    See ya, John + Kathy

  • Bobo36

    i wanted to see the vid on the Havens most of all. Highlight is when Mott’s arm comes in and goes off. If you want to have a long conversation, hit a wine bar with a long list.

  • Bobo36

    i wanted to see the vid on the Havens most of all. Highlight is when Mott’s arm comes in and goes off. If you want to have a long conversation, hit a wine bar with a long list.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Maybe a light dinner or a park picnic with homemade aps., then mybe a movie, then a walk on the beach later on at night along the surf.

  • YoungDave

    QOTD: Maybe a light dinner or a park picnic with homemade aps., then mybe a movie, then a walk on the beach later on at night along the surf.

  • Dan-o

    Interesting show!
    Did not learn a whole lot on this one, though. Other than the names of 2 fairly decent wines according to GV.

    QOTD – my wife and I are home-bodies. After a day of work in the yard, we like to sit down either on our porch or in a chair out on the grass and crack a bottle – white for me (to start) and red for her. We also love artisan cheeses and wine.

  • Dan-o

    Interesting show!
    Did not learn a whole lot on this one, though. Other than the names of 2 fairly decent wines according to GV.

    QOTD – my wife and I are home-bodies. After a day of work in the yard, we like to sit down either on our porch or in a chair out on the grass and crack a bottle – white for me (to start) and red for her. We also love artisan cheeses and wine.

  • my2cents

    Not hot on this episode.
    What about domestic partners and/or alternative couple’s? We all need a good date night with our life partner, especially after the kids are old enough (or we’re old enough to let go) to be watched by grandparents or ? while you get out for a while. There is more to tending a long lasting relationship than having a regular date but it is an important part of the recipe.

    First open the wine, then go for a walk or bike ride, clean up (perhaps after a little extra work out), get comfy and work on dinner together and then start drinking, after doing the cutting and chopping of course, home made feasts are the best with someone you love. After all if you can’t enjoy the regular everyday things together how’s it going to play out when you’re really old and have to wipe each others butt?

    Checked out the LuvBuzd tv episode. Have to agree with Roger’s comment that it isn’t quite working out. Nothing ground breaking came across. A little rough but must give credit for just doing it!

    Looking at other shows on the web more than I used to and am finding Gary to be my favorite by far. I am sure there are many good things I haven’t found yet though.

    Thanks for the continued efforts both Gary and Mott! Starting to get excited about missing the birthday episode. Hope all is well on the baby front.

  • my2cents

    Not hot on this episode.
    What about domestic partners and/or alternative couple’s? We all need a good date night with our life partner, especially after the kids are old enough (or we’re old enough to let go) to be watched by grandparents or ? while you get out for a while. There is more to tending a long lasting relationship than having a regular date but it is an important part of the recipe.

    First open the wine, then go for a walk or bike ride, clean up (perhaps after a little extra work out), get comfy and work on dinner together and then start drinking, after doing the cutting and chopping of course, home made feasts are the best with someone you love. After all if you can’t enjoy the regular everyday things together how’s it going to play out when you’re really old and have to wipe each others butt?

    Checked out the LuvBuzd tv episode. Have to agree with Roger’s comment that it isn’t quite working out. Nothing ground breaking came across. A little rough but must give credit for just doing it!

    Looking at other shows on the web more than I used to and am finding Gary to be my favorite by far. I am sure there are many good things I haven’t found yet though.

    Thanks for the continued efforts both Gary and Mott! Starting to get excited about missing the birthday episode. Hope all is well on the baby front.

  • laposte

    06.02
    GV,
    Spot on, wine is not about what is in the bottle, rather what it brings to the conversation. My bride of 35 years is 1200 miles away attending class for a couple months at Gonzaga (perhaps trying out for the basketball team?), when she returns it will be wine/cheese on the deck, talking, watching fireflies, maybe a soak in the hot tub.

  • laposte

    06.02
    GV,
    Spot on, wine is not about what is in the bottle, rather what it brings to the conversation. My bride of 35 years is 1200 miles away attending class for a couple months at Gonzaga (perhaps trying out for the basketball team?), when she returns it will be wine/cheese on the deck, talking, watching fireflies, maybe a soak in the hot tub.

  • stevo

    Love Mott’s comment about his wife power washing the deck…didn’t love the guest. Sorry. Black shirt with a tie and no jacket?

  • stevo

    Love Mott’s comment about his wife power washing the deck…didn’t love the guest. Sorry. Black shirt with a tie and no jacket?

  • AMM3RD

    Love Haven’s wines, they are almost always very good+/excellent.

    Wednesday Date night, we started 1 month ago. Sitter get’s there @ 5:30, we are normally back by 8:30, 1 bottle of wine, does not need to be a fancy restaurant, just good conversation…amm

  • AMM3RD

    Love Haven’s wines, they are almost always very good+/excellent.

    Wednesday Date night, we started 1 month ago. Sitter get’s there @ 5:30, we are normally back by 8:30, 1 bottle of wine, does not need to be a fancy restaurant, just good conversation…amm

  • Dr. Dan

    Great guest.

  • Dr. Dan

    Great guest.

  • http://alaskagrapenuts.blogspot.com/ Brian Walch

    I have 4 kids, a set of biological twins and 1 set of ‘articial’ twins. QOTD… to the parents out there… don’t bank on date night, don’t wait for date night. Before we pop a bottle we say “hello”. Some time together to connect before feeding kids, hearing about their day, homework, putting them to bed, laundry, preparing for tomorrow, who’s gettin’ milk… date nights are too far and few. A glass of wine, telling the kids to go play, and my wife and I talking as adults, as best friends, as parents, and as confidants… that’s what makes the rest of the evening, and our life together, special. Wine slows down the schedule and delays the responsibilities so you can remember what is important, if even just for a moment each day.
    Thanks Gary!

  • http://alaskagrapenuts.blogspot.com Brian Walch

    I have 4 kids, a set of biological twins and 1 set of ‘articial’ twins. QOTD… to the parents out there… don’t bank on date night, don’t wait for date night. Before we pop a bottle we say “hello”. Some time together to connect before feeding kids, hearing about their day, homework, putting them to bed, laundry, preparing for tomorrow, who’s gettin’ milk… date nights are too far and few. A glass of wine, telling the kids to go play, and my wife and I talking as adults, as best friends, as parents, and as confidants… that’s what makes the rest of the evening, and our life together, special. Wine slows down the schedule and delays the responsibilities so you can remember what is important, if even just for a moment each day.
    Thanks Gary!

  • JayZee

    Nice little show. I am intrigued by both wines.

    QOTD: If it is a night at home, my wife and I cooperatively cook dinner (I grill and she does most everything else – I’ve usually made dessert ahead of time). If it is away from home, a nice romantic thing for us is a long weekend at a B&B – we bring our own wine.

  • JayZee

    Nice little show. I am intrigued by both wines.

    QOTD: If it is a night at home, my wife and I cooperatively cook dinner (I grill and she does most everything else – I’ve usually made dessert ahead of time). If it is away from home, a nice romantic thing for us is a long weekend at a B&B – we bring our own wine.

  • Jayhitek

    Good guest.
    QOTD: Umm dunno.

  • Jayhitek

    Good guest.
    QOTD: Umm dunno.

  • Javeryisms

    QOTD: Light up the firepit outside and watch the stars and flames.

  • Javeryisms

    QOTD: Light up the firepit outside and watch the stars and flames.

  • http://www.clpersonalassistants.com/ Chris and Liz

    Wow! Lisa’s Market (Ventnor NJ) & Eradus…what I image Heaven could be…THANK YOU GARY for introduction to this wine! We can’t get enough of the Eradus had it at Smith’s Clam Bar & Cleo’s (Fish Market/Rest)…Wow, Wow, Wow, feels like a florist shop moved into my mouth…just had this w/ cheese & fig spread, pepper stuffed w/ bread crump, provo, garlic from Lisa’s and I think this is what life’s all about…CP

  • http://www.clpersonalassistants.com Chris and Liz

    Wow! Lisa’s Market (Ventnor NJ) & Eradus…what I image Heaven could be…THANK YOU GARY for introduction to this wine! We can’t get enough of the Eradus had it at Smith’s Clam Bar & Cleo’s (Fish Market/Rest)…Wow, Wow, Wow, feels like a florist shop moved into my mouth…just had this w/ cheese & fig spread, pepper stuffed w/ bread crump, provo, garlic from Lisa’s and I think this is what life’s all about…CP

  • Anonymous

    without doubt THE most awesome comment I’ve ever seen in here….

  • John__J

    qotd: never the same twice

  • Anonymous

    Have had the Havens.. QOTD-mostly at home.. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    87/100

    One of the very rare episodes that didn’t really do it for me. The guest was a nice guy but knew nothing about wine (this can sometimes work in their favour…not the case here). Also in the mix was Mott trying to second guess GV for the umpteenth time so for once…not for me.

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