EP 684 Talking New Zealand Wine and More with Daniel Schuster – Part 1

Gary Vaynerchuk interviews Daniel Schuster, a classic character and pioneer of the New Zealand wine world.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Daniel Schuster Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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luca bercelli

89/100

line of the day -‘The French are the only people who have fought every war for the last 2000 years …and have lost them all.’

Guest very knows his stuff and is a legend in the wine world but his manner of speaking is slightly annoying. If he stuck to the facts and didn’t try to be a comedian I think I’d have enjoyed him a lot more.

Tags: New Zealand, sauvignon blanc, white, wine, wines

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  • Daria Kushmelyn

    You’re right, Gary. I’ve never seen you with anyone, except maybe your hilarious father, where you didn’t steal the show, but move over, Daniel Schuster inhabits the same world. This guy is GREAT! He knows about wine, he knows about life, and in spite of his self-deprecating comments, I think he knows a lot about women too. Have him on again ANYTIME, and this is not to take away from the enormous love and enthusiasm that I have for you. Enjoyed these two episodes ENORMOUSLY.

    Daria Kushmelyn
    Toronto

  • http://www.horizoncellars.com/ DAveA

    neat guy, folks that don’t remember 1969 probably just don’t have good enough stories for the year… he’s probably full of it, but great accent, great stories… what else do you want? GREAT guest. When he opened up about the wines – oh, he had me on fish! I like characters anyday over cool cats. He covered nicely when you left, a natural! Glad you held your own with him, after all, this is your show. ha.

    Glad you allowed this to be two parts. I think you two should go on the road or write a book. I can think of some good titles….

  • http://www.horizoncellars.com DAveA

    neat guy, folks that don’t remember 1969 probably just don’t have good enough stories for the year… he’s probably full of it, but great accent, great stories… what else do you want? GREAT guest. When he opened up about the wines – oh, he had me on fish! I like characters anyday over cool cats. He covered nicely when you left, a natural! Glad you held your own with him, after all, this is your show. ha.

    Glad you allowed this to be two parts. I think you two should go on the road or write a book. I can think of some good titles….

  • Dan-o

    WOW! Great guest! I would like to party with that guy! He likes the same music as me, loves the ladies, and seems to love to drink wine (not spit it!).

  • Dan-o

    WOW! Great guest! I would like to party with that guy! He likes the same music as me, loves the ladies, and seems to love to drink wine (not spit it!).

  • GMS

    One of the best shows yet!!!! More guest less GV – you are getting better at letting the guest shine!

    Back off on the Crush It – We get it!

  • http://N/A GMS

    One of the best shows yet!!!! More guest less GV – you are getting better at letting the guest shine!

    Back off on the Crush It – We get it!

  • Victor

    Best show ever…. this guy is just gorgeous, wonderful stories. Thanks Gary.

  • Victor

    Best show ever…. this guy is just gorgeous, wonderful stories. Thanks Gary.

  • @np3wave

    He reminds me of the guy from the dos equis commercial… “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer dos equis~” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2SSZA0CjdQ)

  • @np3wave

    He reminds me of the guy from the dos equis commercial… “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer dos equis~” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2SSZA0CjdQ)

  • JayZee

    Awesome guest – I LOVE Daniel. Very interesting fellow. Now on to Part Deux…

  • JayZee

    Awesome guest – I LOVE Daniel. Very interesting fellow. Now on to Part Deux…

  • Jayhitek

    His accent is like nothing i have ever heard before.
    So far I am liking the episode.

  • Jayhitek

    His accent is like nothing i have ever heard before.
    So far I am liking the episode.

  • Richard Ward

    Hi Danny … enjoyable interview … remember those “boring” German wines (Fantastic Vintages ’71 & 76)and Avalon tastings of San Marino,Babich,Nobilo, Villa Maria, Corban’s, Mission, McWilliam’s and Montana … Best regards, Richard.

  • Richard Ward

    Hi Danny … enjoyable interview … remember those “boring” German wines (Fantastic Vintages ’71 & 76)and Avalon tastings of San Marino,Babich,Nobilo, Villa Maria, Corban’s, Mission, McWilliam’s and Montana … Best regards, Richard.

  • Chris Benson

    Danny is one of the most charismatic wine guys you will ever meet, his knowledge and ability as a raconteur are equalled by his generosity. You MUST visit his winery in Waipara ! AS for his wines……….superb ! I consider myself very lucky to know Danny personally, he and wife Mari are two of the nicest people you will meet, period ! Come to New Zealand, drink great wine, meet great people ! Cheers !!

  • Chris Benson

    Danny is one of the most charismatic wine guys you will ever meet, his knowledge and ability as a raconteur are equalled by his generosity. You MUST visit his winery in Waipara ! AS for his wines……….superb ! I consider myself very lucky to know Danny personally, he and wife Mari are two of the nicest people you will meet, period ! Come to New Zealand, drink great wine, meet great people ! Cheers !!

  • http://www.saggiodivino.co.nz/ Lisa

    Marvelous!

  • http://www.saggiodivino.co.nz Lisa

    Marvelous!

  • Tort King
  • Tort King
  • andrew mckenzie

    Hi Gary /Danny
    Your Danny S interview was refreshing.
    I live Canterbury NZ and have meet Danny a few times over the years 1st in the late 70s (Big Village).He is a good guy his mother likes him. But his wines are a even better story.
    Dannys wines are destintive, Yes they are NZ wines but they have that mature taste that reflects Danny open mind and his back ground.Top marks good interview.Keep up the good work Danny.
    PS.Danny say hi to Mari from me
    Kind regards
    Andrew MCkenzie

  • andrew mckenzie

    Hi Gary /Danny
    Your Danny S interview was refreshing.
    I live Canterbury NZ and have meet Danny a few times over the years 1st in the late 70s (Big Village).He is a good guy his mother likes him. But his wines are a even better story.
    Dannys wines are destintive, Yes they are NZ wines but they have that mature taste that reflects Danny open mind and his back ground.Top marks good interview.Keep up the good work Danny.
    PS.Danny say hi to Mari from me
    Kind regards
    Andrew MCkenzie

  • Kevin C

    Dear Gary and Daniel,
    My mother likes me, is this a cause for concern?

  • Kevin C

    Dear Gary and Daniel,
    My mother likes me, is this a cause for concern?

  • jared tabak

    nice one danny good to see! you mite want to send a poor student a bottle or two when your back in nz haha

  • jared tabak

    nice one danny good to see! you mite want to send a poor student a bottle or two when your back in nz haha

  • John__J

    Interesting guest, I’m curious to see how part 2 goes

  • Anonymous

    Still find many NZ wines a hit or miss.. interesting guest. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    89/100

    line of the day -‘The French are the only people who have fought every war for the last 2000 years …and have lost them all.’

    Guest very knows his stuff and is a legend in the wine world but his manner of speaking is slightly annoying. If he stuck to the facts and didn’t try to be a comedian I think I’d have enjoyed him a lot more.

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