EP 726 Portuguese Wine Tasting- NYC Week Day 1

Gary Vaynerchuk kicks off NYC Week tasting Portuguese wines with 8 fans.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Quinta Do Ameal LoureiroVinho Verde
2007 Alvaro Castro Dao
2006 J Portugal Ramos Vila Santa RedAlentejo

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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luca bercelli

88/100

line of the day – ‘if you get your whole nose in there you’ll get a much higher level of sniffy sniffness’

Thought the format worked pretty well and GV handled the tasters very nicely…but the wise-guy in the hat annoyed me (for several reasons; a/ butting in, b/ the smug smile and c/ the hat). Also the sound was non-existent when GV went around the table for opinions. Hope the rest of the week turns out better

Tags: NYC Week, Portuguese, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    QOTD: Greatest city in the world.

  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    QOTD: Greatest city in the world.

  • Ted Sheckler

    Great show but if you ever have that asshat with the fez on again I’ll stop watching. Was he high or something?

  • Ted Sheckler

    Great show but if you ever have that asshat with the fez on again I’ll stop watching. Was he high or something?

  • hollis d

    i had to put a piece of paper in front of “asshat” (Sheckler, 2009) so i could watch the show. decent show, you’re good as always, but lacks the intimacy of standard shows. i would have felt better if you made fun of “asshat” (Sheckler, 2009).

    QOTD: woody allen.

  • hollis d

    i had to put a piece of paper in front of “asshat” (Sheckler, 2009) so i could watch the show. decent show, you’re good as always, but lacks the intimacy of standard shows. i would have felt better if you made fun of “asshat” (Sheckler, 2009).

    QOTD: woody allen.

  • AprilTwoCats

    JohnnyJohnny in NYC! I hope the guests get mikes for the rest of the series.

  • AprilTwoCats

    JohnnyJohnny in NYC! I hope the guests get mikes for the rest of the series.

  • Richie

    You say New York and I am still pissed that I missed out on that holiday to NY in 93.

  • Richie

    You say New York and I am still pissed that I missed out on that holiday to NY in 93.

  • http://gastronautadventures.wordpress.com/ Alex from Montreal

    QOTD: I say HELLO BRRRROOOOOKLYN! Beastie Boys. One quote, or more of a lyric: “Brooklyn, Bronx, Queen’s, and Statan from the Middle East to the top of Manhattan, Asian Middle East Kurd and Latin, Black White New York let’s make it happen”

  • http://gastronautadventures.wordpress.com/ Alex from Montreal

    QOTD: I say HELLO BRRRROOOOOKLYN! Beastie Boys. One quote, or more of a lyric: “Brooklyn, Bronx, Queen’s, and Statan from the Middle East to the top of Manhattan, Asian Middle East Kurd and Latin, Black White New York let’s make it happen”

  • Derek F.

    Great show guys…I am also a huge fan of Portuguese wines.

    QOTD: Freedom

  • Derek F.

    Great show guys…I am also a huge fan of Portuguese wines.

    QOTD: Freedom

  • Vinacull

    Gary,
    I’m going to repeat some of the things other people have said here, in hopes that you read it, or whoever is reading the comments for you will get it to you.
    1) There were too many guests
    2) Whether you picked them or not, most of the guests added little, and the rest added less than nothing (i.e., distracting)
    3) If the other guests are going to contribute their observations, which is fine/fun/welcomed, then get a Mic on them so we can hear it.

    With regard to your comments on the Ramos Vila Santa, and as noted by another here, I take issue with the fact that you’ve given it 3 different scores, the first being the highest in the initial email announcement (92), the second in EP #679 (90), and third in this episode (88+). Given your description here, the 88 seems the closest to reality. As we drink a lot of Portugal wines for their value, I recently tried the Ramos Vila Santa, noted some of the same things you said here, and scored it 87. I can appreciate that wine is a fickle beast owing to bottle variability and serving conditions, but if that is the case then you should at least mention it to the viewers.

    Thank you for comparing the characteristics of the Vila Santa and the Alvaro Castro. It helped to clarify the differences, and your preferences.

    -CK

  • Vinacull

    Gary,
    I’m going to repeat some of the things other people have said here, in hopes that you read it, or whoever is reading the comments for you will get it to you.
    1) There were too many guests
    2) Whether you picked them or not, most of the guests added little, and the rest added less than nothing (i.e., distracting)
    3) If the other guests are going to contribute their observations, which is fine/fun/welcomed, then get a Mic on them so we can hear it.

    With regard to your comments on the Ramos Vila Santa, and as noted by another here, I take issue with the fact that you’ve given it 3 different scores, the first being the highest in the initial email announcement (92), the second in EP #679 (90), and third in this episode (88+). Given your description here, the 88 seems the closest to reality. As we drink a lot of Portugal wines for their value, I recently tried the Ramos Vila Santa, noted some of the same things you said here, and scored it 87. I can appreciate that wine is a fickle beast owing to bottle variability and serving conditions, but if that is the case then you should at least mention it to the viewers.

    Thank you for comparing the characteristics of the Vila Santa and the Alvaro Castro. It helped to clarify the differences, and your preferences.

    -CK

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

    Thanks Gary

    Nice format and nice to get a few random wine-drinkers sharing their thoughts.

    QOTD: New York … buildings and wankers

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com Andrew D

    Thanks Gary

    Nice format and nice to get a few random wine-drinkers sharing their thoughts.

    QOTD: New York … buildings and wankers

    Cheers
    Andrew

  • http://www.bisposcellar.com/ Teresa

    From a Portuguese Lady born in the Douro Portugal and rased in Bordeaux France. Good Job keep it up. One of my favorite wine is Quinta do Crasto vinha Maria Teresa 2003 and 2005 and of course Bispo One!
    Teresa

  • http://www.bisposcellar.com Teresa

    From a Portuguese Lady born in the Douro Portugal and rased in Bordeaux France. Good Job keep it up. One of my favorite wine is Quinta do Crasto vinha Maria Teresa 2003 and 2005 and of course Bispo One!
    Teresa

  • Norberto Marinho

    Hi Gary, I totally agree with you PT wines offer you the best value for money you can get ? and I?m not saying it just ?cause I?m Portuguese :-) For such a small country we have a huge variety of wines, from the easy drinking ?new-world? alike to the more complex but elegant wines. If you want some tips just let me know. Cheers, Norberto.

  • Norberto Marinho

    Hi Gary, I totally agree with you PT wines offer you the best value for money you can get ? and I?m not saying it just ?cause I?m Portuguese :-) For such a small country we have a huge variety of wines, from the easy drinking ?new-world? alike to the more complex but elegant wines. If you want some tips just let me know. Cheers, Norberto.

  • http://www.playingwithknives.com/ Andy W

    Very fun show. Going to hunt me down some Portuguese wines now.

    QOTD: Broadway, the Knicks, and dirty politics.

  • http://www.playingwithknives.com Andy W

    Very fun show. Going to hunt me down some Portuguese wines now.

    QOTD: Broadway, the Knicks, and dirty politics.

  • marriebell

    Its a few random wine-drinkers sharing their thoughts.

    Cellulite

  • marriebell

    Its a few random wine-drinkers sharing their thoughts.

    Cellulite

  • JayZee

    I am not sure what the point of the random wine drinkers was, but the show itself was fairly interesting.

    QOTD: Broadway, Wall Street, and those Damn Yankees!

  • JayZee

    I am not sure what the point of the random wine drinkers was, but the show itself was fairly interesting.

    QOTD: Broadway, Wall Street, and those Damn Yankees!

  • kenny_k

    QOTD: Home. This is a first- I do not like this format.

  • kenny_k

    QOTD: Home. This is a first- I do not like this format.

  • Danilo

    Julia is hot!

  • Danilo

    Julia is hot!

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  • Pedro Freitas

    It was an awful to see you drinking ( the Portuguese “Vinho Verde” at room temperature. The Vinho Verde is a type of wine that is to be drunk at 10ºC or less. At the correct temperature, it becomes one fantastic experience.

  • Pedro Freitas

    It was an awful to see you drinking ( the Portuguese “Vinho Verde” at room temperature. The Vinho Verde is a type of wine that is to be drunk at 10ºC or less. At the correct temperature, it becomes one fantastic experience.

  • http://www.estadoliquido.pt/ Paulo

    Good work. Congratulations.

  • http://www.estadoliquido.pt Paulo

    Good work. Congratulations.

  • komoter

    I do not agree because wine is injurious to health. it is bad habit so i want that any body will not be make wine drinker in future due to global warming .Force Factor Review

  • Anonymous

    Good thing that previous commentor is cute…where did you find the guy with the clown hat..ok that format did not work.. QOTD-Big Apple http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    88/100

    line of the day – ‘if you get your whole nose in there you’ll get a much higher level of sniffy sniffness’

    Thought the format worked pretty well and GV handled the tasters very nicely…but the wise-guy in the hat annoyed me (for several reasons; a/ butting in, b/ the smug smile and c/ the hat). Also the sound was non-existent when GV went around the table for opinions. Hope the rest of the week turns out better

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