EP 757 A Master of Wine Stops By for a Champagne Experiment: Part 2

Gary and Jennifer conclude their exploration of decanted bubbly… stay tuned for a surprise finish!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc De Millenaire

***UPDATED*** Links mentioned in todays episode.


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luca bercelli

96/100

What an episode! For the last two minutse of this show I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Awesome

Tags: Champagne, France, review, sparkling, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Eric R.

    Amazing two-part episode. Very educational.

  • Don Simpson

    That WAS awesome!!!! Sabered like Leon Washington’s leg.

  • Don Simpson

    That WAS awesome!!!! Sabered like Leon Washington’s leg.

  • Easty

    Excellent show. More than the usual geeked-up, I’ll take this science download any day. No QOTD?

  • Easty

    Excellent show. More than the usual geeked-up, I’ll take this science download any day. No QOTD?

  • JRS

    Love this show, but I have to ask if you have ever had someone taste test with you, where you write down your thoughts before reading them out loud?

    You describe all of the flavors, but simply SAYING that something is apple-y will make someone else taste it. I would love to know how different people taste without being told WHAT to taste.

    And Mrs. Spaghetti was AWESOME!

  • JRS

    Love this show, but I have to ask if you have ever had someone taste test with you, where you write down your thoughts before reading them out loud?

    You describe all of the flavors, but simply SAYING that something is apple-y will make someone else taste it. I would love to know how different people taste without being told WHAT to taste.

    And Mrs. Spaghetti was AWESOME!

  • E.W.B.

    Gary you have the best job in the world!!!!!

  • E.W.B.

    Gary you have the best job in the world!!!!!

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    Holy bubbles Vaynerman! What an awesome show…I’ve been trying to catch up on episodes, and I had waited on these so that I could watch them back to back. It was WELL worth the wait! Jennifer is the Jancis Robinson of our generation!

  • BurroBoy

    Holy bubbles Vaynerman! What an awesome show…I’ve been trying to catch up on episodes, and I had waited on these so that I could watch them back to back. It was WELL worth the wait! Jennifer is the Jancis Robinson of our generation!

  • victor

    What a beautiful, smart, charismatic guest. Twin?… Loved the ending. Have wanted to try that for years and will sabre a bubbly on my next Bday. She’s an uber Jedi wino! Science can be fun! Encore!

  • victor

    What a beautiful, smart, charismatic guest. Twin?… Loved the ending. Have wanted to try that for years and will sabre a bubbly on my next Bday. She’s an uber Jedi wino! Science can be fun! Encore!

  • jayhitek

    Best episode EVER!

  • jayhitek

    Best episode EVER!

  • Elliott

    Best episode yet… Hands down no question this episode embodies why I follow this vlog religiously (and post occasionally). Nerd factor 2.0 more please thank you…..

  • Elliott

    Best episode yet… Hands down no question this episode embodies why I follow this vlog religiously (and post occasionally). Nerd factor 2.0 more please thank you…..

  • Elliott

    Also, I’d like to agree with the commentators who experienced the strong “Tina Fey” notes emmanating from Jen….. I think she stands as a nice polar opposite to Sarah palin in the potential Tina Fey repotoire… If only the rest of the world were able to aknkowledge Jennifer’s accomplishments for what they’re worth we might get to see an attempt…

  • Elliott

    Also, I’d like to agree with the commentators who experienced the strong “Tina Fey” notes emmanating from Jen….. I think she stands as a nice polar opposite to Sarah palin in the potential Tina Fey repotoire… If only the rest of the world were able to aknkowledge Jennifer’s accomplishments for what they’re worth we might get to see an attempt…

  • Vinacull

    Without question the best 2-episode sequence in the history of WLTV, and ending with an unforgettable explosion. Congrats on that, and congrats to Jennifer for her amazing achievement. Gary feel free to have her back on the show often, because she brings formal expertise that compliments your passion and experience, the fun loving spirit and palate-expanding mission of the show. Cheers, CK

  • Vinacull

    Without question the best 2-episode sequence in the history of WLTV, and ending with an unforgettable explosion. Congrats on that, and congrats to Jennifer for her amazing achievement. Gary feel free to have her back on the show often, because she brings formal expertise that compliments your passion and experience, the fun loving spirit and palate-expanding mission of the show. Cheers, CK

  • Peter

    Tremendous episode. The nerd factor was great, really interesting. Tell us more about the variation among bottles. I don’t recall it coming up before, but you guys made a bid deal about it.

  • Peter

    Tremendous episode. The nerd factor was great, really interesting. Tell us more about the variation among bottles. I don’t recall it coming up before, but you guys made a bid deal about it.

  • ben from boston

    all i can say is wow.

  • ben from boston

    all i can say is wow.

  • http://www.feastivals.com/ ChefJune

    Gary, if it’s not quite Marzipan, it might be the same basic thing, but hazelnut paste rather than almond. I got a lot of Hazelnut in the Blanc de Millesime.

    Santé!
    June

  • http://www.feastivals.com ChefJune

    Gary, if it’s not quite Marzipan, it might be the same basic thing, but hazelnut paste rather than almond. I got a lot of Hazelnut in the Blanc de Millesime.

    Santé!
    June

  • JasonA

    What an awesome episode!!!! Her knowlege is just amazing! :0

    Great job with the sabre GV!!!!!

    jason

  • JasonA

    What an awesome episode!!!! Her knowlege is just amazing! :0

    Great job with the sabre GV!!!!!

    jason

  • inna

    Great end to the episode!

  • inna

    Great end to the episode!

  • Ricardo Ganc

    THAT WAS A CLASSIC !!!!!

  • Ricardo Ganc

    THAT WAS A CLASSIC !!!!!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    The perfect episode, lots of great wine info being explained by an attractive woman. This one will be hard to top!

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    The perfect episode, lots of great wine info being explained by an attractive woman. This one will be hard to top!

  • collegefootballisnumberone

    Epic.

  • BelugaJones

    Extremely solid episode

  • bcherriere

    Superbe épisode, une dégustation très intéressante et pertinente. Plus je vois vos vidéo, plus j'ai envie de découvrir ces bulles en particulier et le champagne en général. Bravo et à bientôt !

  • Victor

    It's time to bring Jennifer and the sabre back! Maybe a 1000th show extravaganza?!

  • Giovanni Annicchino

    Great Show Gary! Jennifer is really a Master… I was looking for something like that for ages!! I was always wondering if decanting champagne is useful or not and if it's make a difference when tasting it. Personally I think old champagnes (+10 yrs) should be decanted for a while. The decanter used in the show is almost perfect, but how can you keep the champagne fresh with that after 1 hour decanting? I found a decanter designed by Paul Bocuse that goes into an ice bucket to keep the champagne (or wine) fresh!

    Very very good show indeed!

  • http://twitter.com/AnnicchinoG Giovanni Annicchino

    Great Show Gary! Jennifer is really a Master… I was looking for something like that for ages!! I was always wondering if decanting champagne is useful or not and if it's make a difference when tasting it. Personally I think old champagnes (+10 yrs) should be decanted for a while. The decanter used in the show is almost perfect, but how can you keep the champagne fresh with that after 1 hour decanting? I found a decanter designed by Paul Bocuse that goes into an ice bucket to keep the champagne (or wine) fresh!

  • tibor

    I sabred my first bottle open tonight and I’m NEVER EVER opening champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco , cava ANY other way from this day on (as long as it’s outdoors..) ever…She is uber cute for a wine jedi… Have Jennifer back pleeeeease.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wine2Three Kendall Harris

    Great show Gary! After seeing your Laura Catena episode, I searched “women” to see what kind of cool chicks you’d interviewed, and LOVED this episode! Sabre-ing! Fun! She was fantastic, I aspire to be a Master of Wine! And I will be decanting my next bottle of sparkling wine FOR SURE! :) Sincerely, Kendall http://www.facebook.com/Wine2Three

  • MBJJ

    What’s the name/brand of the champagne glass/flute that Gary and Jennifer are using for the 95 Charles Heidsieck tasting ?

  • Anonymous

    Last time I had bubbly was prob 5 yrs. ago @my wedding. Expanding my palate just downed a bottle of Mumm Rose Napa with the wifey glad to report while it kept getting closer to room temp. lots of more flavor profile revealed itself. Wow how much can my brain hold. MUst WatCh Moore. Gary you’re slowly becoming _________ in my eyes. Whatever that means. Keep it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alejandro-Moreno-S/554617392 Alejandro Moreno S.

    She’s SUCH a complete package, my God, how blessed can one be.
    She has a twin sister too…(sigh)

  • Anonymous

    Has Jennifer RSVD’d her return for episode 1000? All Vayniacs – get your sabers ready!

  • Anonymous

    Always be careful of a lady with a saber… http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    96/100

    What an episode! For the last two minutse of this show I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Awesome

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