EP 689 A German Riesling Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk is joined by a guest from Germany to talk about the pulse of the German wine industry and taste a Kabinett and 2 Spatlese wines.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Klaus Meierer Riesling Kabinett
2007 Klaus Meierer Riesling Spatlese
2008 Fritz Haag Riesling Spatlese

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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luca bercelli

90/100

Good show, good guest. I love the way GV says to the guy (who is German) -‘does your grandfather bust your chops?’ and is surprised when the guy doesn’t understand the question…..
Somehow I doubt whether ‘bust your chops’ is in the German/English phrase book.

Tags: germany, review, Riesling, Spatlese, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Jayhitek

    I wonder if Germany saw wltv and thought it would be a great idea to create a young German wine enthusiast like Gary?
    QOTD: Ummm throw bikini and I will tell you.

  • Zach

    Experianced or Experienced….which is the correct spelling? You decide.

  • Zach

    Experianced or Experienced….which is the correct spelling? You decide.

  • Grapedigger

    great show guys! I love German Rieslings but I still have not tasted a bone dry one yet…as for wine-makers, the girls rock, but the guys…well…cheers

  • Grapedigger

    great show guys! I love German Rieslings but I still have not tasted a bone dry one yet…as for wine-makers, the girls rock, but the guys…well…cheers

  • Brian Johnson

    Great show Gary. Just read a couple of articles about the different types of German Riesling and had never heard of Kabinett before, but am looking forward to finding a couple the next time I head to the wine store.

  • Brian Johnson

    Great show Gary. Just read a couple of articles about the different types of German Riesling and had never heard of Kabinett before, but am looking forward to finding a couple the next time I head to the wine store.

  • gomestar

    QOTD: yes!

  • gomestar

    QOTD: yes!

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: Bring a female German wine maker with an accent on the show, then I’ll answer that

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: Bring a female German wine maker with an accent on the show, then I’ll answer that

  • Jim in Atlanta

    The more wine I drink the more sexy wine makers are (at least the women wine makers). I really enjoy wine from the Mosel. I was there last year and had a great time. I recommend it to anyone. The wine and rooms are cheap and good.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    The more wine I drink the more sexy wine makers are (at least the women wine makers). I really enjoy wine from the Mosel. I was there last year and had a great time. I recommend it to anyone. The wine and rooms are cheap and good.

  • http://amberdemure.blogspot.com/ amber

    the hot, hot weather and the hot german guy make Riesling suddenly quite appealing. I kid of course, my family is half German so I already had a taste for it… it’s great for the climate in Austin summers

  • http://amberdemure.blogspot.com amber

    the hot, hot weather and the hot german guy make Riesling suddenly quite appealing. I kid of course, my family is half German so I already had a taste for it… it’s great for the climate in Austin summers

  • http://theschoon.com/ Michael Schoonmaker

    QOTD: I think wine makers are sexy to most people in the way mysterious things are sexy. Wine makers aren’t well understood by the masses, so they come with the mystery of the unknown.

  • http://theschoon.com/ Michael Schoonmaker

    QOTD: I think wine makers are sexy to most people in the way mysterious things are sexy. Wine makers aren’t well understood by the masses, so they come with the mystery of the unknown.

  • innA

    Loved this show – great guest and it had some interesting insights into wine-making.

  • innA

    Loved this show – great guest and it had some interesting insights into wine-making.

  • Ranazul_Somm

    Wow Gary, you were pretty rude to this guy. Telling a winemaker you don’t like their wine is like telling someone you don’t like their child. Didn’t your parents ever tell you “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all?” You don’t have to blow sunshine and rainbows, but you don’t have to tell him THREE times that you weren’t a fan of his wine. I always thought your show was more about education and not about criticism. Oh – and spatlese is pronounced “shpayt leyz-eh” not “spaht leys”.

  • Ranazul_Somm

    Wow Gary, you were pretty rude to this guy. Telling a winemaker you don’t like their wine is like telling someone you don’t like their child. Didn’t your parents ever tell you “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all?” You don’t have to blow sunshine and rainbows, but you don’t have to tell him THREE times that you weren’t a fan of his wine. I always thought your show was more about education and not about criticism. Oh – and spatlese is pronounced “shpayt leyz-eh” not “spaht leys”.

  • rowland

    OMG i love you for pronouncing my name right!

  • rowland

    OMG i love you for pronouncing my name right!

  • MxcnMrcnZrr

    First off, let me say I am a HUGE fan. It’s probably just that I’m pretty new to the show. I’ve only watched about thirty so far, but I’m curious. Did you ask him if he would do another show if he is ever in the area? Did he say yes or did he run away screaming? I mean you owe it to yourself and all of your fans to be honest in your critique, but man that was brutal. Anywho, I actually thought the idiomatic English was funny and I’m sure he appreciated finding out how real (or at least real weird/funny) people speak. You are awesome Gary. Don’t change a thing, except maybe pay attention to Thumpers’s mama’s advice. You know, don’t verbally pimp slap people or something to that effect LOL. Don’t get me wrong though. I certainly admire your honesty.

  • MxcnMrcnZrr

    First off, let me say I am a HUGE fan. It’s probably just that I’m pretty new to the show. I’ve only watched about thirty so far, but I’m curious. Did you ask him if he would do another show if he is ever in the area? Did he say yes or did he run away screaming? I mean you owe it to yourself and all of your fans to be honest in your critique, but man that was brutal. Anywho, I actually thought the idiomatic English was funny and I’m sure he appreciated finding out how real (or at least real weird/funny) people speak. You are awesome Gary. Don’t change a thing, except maybe pay attention to Thumpers’s mama’s advice. You know, don’t verbally pimp slap people or something to that effect LOL. Don’t get me wrong though. I certainly admire your honesty.

  • Brittany

    QOTD: Hells yes!!

    I know I’m way late, almost a month on my viewing and commenting on this episode…but hey I lived in Italy for awhile and that’s just the way I roll. Anywho I’m really happy you did this episode when you did, I am currently living in Munich and am now certain that I must make a trip over to the west and see firsthand what german wine culture’s all about…because here there’s a serious (and disappointing) lack of wine culture…i guess no surprise considering the munich’s reputation as one of the beer capitals of the world… :-/

  • Brittany

    QOTD: Hells yes!!

    I know I’m way late, almost a month on my viewing and commenting on this episode…but hey I lived in Italy for awhile and that’s just the way I roll. Anywho I’m really happy you did this episode when you did, I am currently living in Munich and am now certain that I must make a trip over to the west and see firsthand what german wine culture’s all about…because here there’s a serious (and disappointing) lack of wine culture…i guess no surprise considering the munich’s reputation as one of the beer capitals of the world… :-/

  • Dan-o

    Good show! Interesting guest. I really like Germans, their culture, their food, and their white wines!

    QOTD – It is hard for me to say. I have not met that many FEMALE wine makers that I would call sexy, but that may mean that my exposure to them is limited.

  • Dan-o

    Good show! Interesting guest. I really like Germans, their culture, their food, and their white wines!

    QOTD – It is hard for me to say. I have not met that many FEMALE wine makers that I would call sexy, but that may mean that my exposure to them is limited.

  • Moonfreeez

    Yes! Especially German winemakers!!

  • Moonfreeez

    Yes! Especially German winemakers!!

  • John__J

    good guest
    qotd: that would depend on the winemaker

  • Anonymous

    Still trying to appreciate a Riesling..guest makes more noise than Gary with the mouth swirl.. QOTD-sure if the winemaker is a good looking women.. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    90/100

    Good show, good guest. I love the way GV says to the guy (who is German) -‘does your grandfather bust your chops?’ and is surprised when the guy doesn’t understand the question…..
    Somehow I doubt whether ‘bust your chops’ is in the German/English phrase book.

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