EP 764 Alto Adige Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk tackles another unheralded region in Italy.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Tramin Pinot BiancoAlto Adige
2008 Terlano Pinot BiancoAlto Adige

Links mentioned in todays episode.


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luca bercelli

93/100

lines of the day (3 – first time ever!) – ‘The Abbott and Costello of wine bottles’, ‘I’m going for a big upset here. Mott, a little Buster Douglas action’, and ‘let’s stay out of Mott’s love life’

Stonking, all action episode with boxing references and demonstration. Loved it

Tags: Alto Adige, italy, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • scotty b

    GV, you were gettin’ fired up there for second with your score heatin to a 92. I dig the head bob though. I was about ready to give some fist pumping hell yeah’s for a second. Kinda bummed that reality struck and you downgraded to 91. It’s cool though, I understand. Will definitely check out the non grigio italian whites.

  • scotty b

    GV, you were gettin’ fired up there for second with your score heatin to a 92. I dig the head bob though. I was about ready to give some fist pumping hell yeah’s for a second. Kinda bummed that reality struck and you downgraded to 91. It’s cool though, I understand. Will definitely check out the non grigio italian whites.

  • http://www.stagecoach.de/nuernberg RieslingRocks

    Hi Gary,

    the Germans make fantastic Pinot Bianco too. They call it Weissburgunder. The new wave winemakers such as Van Volxem and Keller, Becker and Schönleber are hot. I Drank a V.V. Weissburgunder the other day, at 10 Euro an absolute steal! Guess what? I had the same problem, that undefinable flavour, garlic and cinnamon, perhaps….. I couldn’t put my finger on it either. But good try!

  • http://www.stagecoach.de/nuernberg RieslingRocks

    Hi Gary,

    the Germans make fantastic Pinot Bianco too. They call it Weissburgunder. The new wave winemakers such as Van Volxem and Keller, Becker and Schönleber are hot. I Drank a V.V. Weissburgunder the other day, at 10 Euro an absolute steal! Guess what? I had the same problem, that undefinable flavour, garlic and cinnamon, perhaps….. I couldn’t put my finger on it either. But good try!

  • Carlitos

    Euro-Dollar parity??? What are you smoking, man! :)

    Have you seen the news lately??? Big devaluation coming up!!!

    QOTD. Walking down to the beach with my wife and reading a book!

  • Carlitos

    Euro-Dollar parity??? What are you smoking, man! :)

    Have you seen the news lately??? Big devaluation coming up!!!

    QOTD. Walking down to the beach with my wife and reading a book!

  • Angela Carlson

    Awesome! Alto Adige is one of my favorite regions for whites. Kerner and Muller Thurgau from here are pretty damn tasty as well. Try the Canitina Valle Isarco “Aristos” series and let them rock your palate. Seriously dude, the ’06 Kerner changed my life. (In CA the Muller retails for $15 and the Kerner for $26)

    QOTD: Pt. 1: Sharing wine, food and helping others with pairings, etc.,
    both in my social life and at work.
    When you make successful matches between people, food & wine, that’s the BEST.
    I LOVE hitting the mark and assisting others in making the magic happen. : )
    Pt. 2: And my favorite treasured activity is cuddling with my daughter and putting her to bed. (Something I rarely get to do since I work nights)

  • Angela Carlson

    Awesome! Alto Adige is one of my favorite regions for whites. Kerner and Muller Thurgau from here are pretty damn tasty as well. Try the Canitina Valle Isarco “Aristos” series and let them rock your palate. Seriously dude, the ’06 Kerner changed my life. (In CA the Muller retails for $15 and the Kerner for $26)

    QOTD: Pt. 1: Sharing wine, food and helping others with pairings, etc.,
    both in my social life and at work.
    When you make successful matches between people, food & wine, that’s the BEST.
    I LOVE hitting the mark and assisting others in making the magic happen. : )
    Pt. 2: And my favorite treasured activity is cuddling with my daughter and putting her to bed. (Something I rarely get to do since I work nights)

  • Rowland

    heh heh heh, you know a.b.p.? yea you know Gary Vee!

    qotd: reading, and hiking is a close second.

  • Rowland

    heh heh heh, you know a.b.p.? yea you know Gary Vee!

    qotd: reading, and hiking is a close second.

  • http://twitter.com/DanMeissner DanM

    QOTD: DIY projects around the house, keeping the yard up, building furniture and toys for my kids…

  • http://twitter.com/DanMeissner DanM

    QOTD: DIY projects around the house, keeping the yard up, building furniture and toys for my kids…

  • http://jimmytrent.com/ Jimmy T

    Nice time on the show again.

    QOTD: drinking wine.

  • http://jimmytrent.com Jimmy T

    Nice time on the show again.

    QOTD: drinking wine.

  • chukhead-ted

    pasttime? is this a joke?? wine wine wine!

  • chukhead-ted

    pasttime? is this a joke?? wine wine wine!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Cardio!! Either my 4.5 mile running route, or my 15.5 mile bike route. No better way to start the day… then some weight training afterwards. What can I say- it keeps me sane.

  • YoungDave

    QOTD: Cardio!! Either my 4.5 mile running route, or my 15.5 mile bike route. No better way to start the day… then some weight training afterwards. What can I say- it keeps me sane.

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Sorry kids.. I like watching tv. Don’t tell Mom.

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Sorry kids.. I like watching tv. Don’t tell Mom.

  • LurkerNoMore

    QOTD: That’s easy…trying different wines!

  • LurkerNoMore

    QOTD: That’s easy…trying different wines!

  • http://twitter.com/davehohf DaveH

    Good show, i’m going to look for those wines!

    Its funny you mention running while listening because I just started doing that with your shows the past week or so.

    QOTD: Camping up in northern michigan.

  • http://twitter.com/davehohf DaveH

    Good show, i’m going to look for those wines!

    Its funny you mention running while listening because I just started doing that with your shows the past week or so.

    QOTD: Camping up in northern michigan.

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

    I am totally getting me some PINOT BIANCO, that is awesome. Another great post.

    QOTD: Being the gastronaut, I love eating, I make it my mandate that if there is something on the menu I’ve never had before, I have to get it. No if’s and’s or buts. I love to eat and I love the drinks that go with them, I’m an eating experience specialist 😉

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

    I am totally getting me some PINOT BIANCO, that is awesome. Another great post.

    QOTD: Being the gastronaut, I love eating, I make it my mandate that if there is something on the menu I’ve never had before, I have to get it. No if’s and’s or buts. I love to eat and I love the drinks that go with them, I’m an eating experience specialist 😉

  • http://selectwinesincla.com/default.aspx Made By Foot

    QOTD: Tailgating with friends and family.

  • http://selectwinesincla.com/default.aspx Made By Foot

    QOTD: Tailgating with friends and family.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – Eating and drinking with friends. If that is combined with travel is it even better.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – Eating and drinking with friends. If that is combined with travel is it even better.

  • http://www.novawerks.net/ alan h

    This is one of my favorite shows of all time, if for no other reason than the passion that Gary shows at the end of the tasting of the first wine – that’s amazing. Don’t hold back man, tell us how you really feel! That’s the kind of passion that will make me get off my ass and go out and find that wine!

    QOTD: I’m a geek and a gamer, and I’m also a writer – so my favorite pastimes? Writing and blogging about technology and video games! That is, when I’m not playing with shiny geeky toys, that is.

  • http://www.novawerks.net/ alan h

    This is one of my favorite shows of all time, if for no other reason than the passion that Gary shows at the end of the tasting of the first wine – that’s amazing. Don’t hold back man, tell us how you really feel! That’s the kind of passion that will make me get off my ass and go out and find that wine!

    QOTD: I’m a geek and a gamer, and I’m also a writer – so my favorite pastimes? Writing and blogging about technology and video games! That is, when I’m not playing with shiny geeky toys, that is.

  • AMM3RD

    QOTD: Surfing cellartracker.com, and searching for undiscoved gems at great prices.

    QOTD: Sending any time with my kids and wife. I work long hours and always appreciate spending time with them…AMM

  • AMM3RD

    QOTD: Surfing cellartracker.com, and searching for undiscoved gems at great prices.

    QOTD: Sending any time with my kids and wife. I work long hours and always appreciate spending time with them…AMM

  • Wesley from Calgary

    Gary thanks for introducing us to another area of the world. Maybe some day I will be able to check them all off my list. Then I can start all over again. I am glad Mott got in there and tried some, nice thumbs up Mott.

    QOTD: My favorite past time is night photography. I think I like the challenge of having to be up later and waiting for the weather to be just right.

  • Wesley from Calgary

    Gary thanks for introducing us to another area of the world. Maybe some day I will be able to check them all off my list. Then I can start all over again. I am glad Mott got in there and tried some, nice thumbs up Mott.

    QOTD: My favorite past time is night photography. I think I like the challenge of having to be up later and waiting for the weather to be just right.

  • JayZee

    Another very interesting episode. Thanks for continuing to try to introduce new varietals to the Vaynernation. I think I have had a Pinot Bianco, but certainly not more than one or two at most. I am intrigued to say the least.

    QOTD: 1) playing or watching sports 2) learning about wine, purchasing, organizing and drinking it

  • JayZee

    Another very interesting episode. Thanks for continuing to try to introduce new varietals to the Vaynernation. I think I have had a Pinot Bianco, but certainly not more than one or two at most. I am intrigued to say the least.

    QOTD: 1) playing or watching sports 2) learning about wine, purchasing, organizing and drinking it

  • http://www.galacticfractures.com/ PJ

    I am still just a newbie, but a new shop just opened up down the street from me that carries quite a bit of Italian wines. Gotta check for these.

    QOTD: I collect funk and soul records. check my link for my radio show.

  • http://www.galacticfractures.com PJ

    I am still just a newbie, but a new shop just opened up down the street from me that carries quite a bit of Italian wines. Gotta check for these.

    QOTD: I collect funk and soul records. check my link for my radio show.

  • http://www.fourwallswine.com/ Will Wilson ‘bigWill’

    fantastic show I’m really getting in to Italian wines at the moment so i totally agree with you on how underrated they are which is a good thing as you can get some great bargains!

    QOTD: I’m a avid wine student studying a wine business degree! I love expanding my knowledge of wine everyday through reading, watching and talking to people as much as i can also looking around creating my wine lists . I also love to play a bit a golf now and again and from time to time get down the athletic track and throw some HAMMER!!!!. but the work for my degree is my first objective atm.

  • http://www.fourwallswine.com Will Wilson ‘bigWill’

    fantastic show I’m really getting in to Italian wines at the moment so i totally agree with you on how underrated they are which is a good thing as you can get some great bargains!

    QOTD: I’m a avid wine student studying a wine business degree! I love expanding my knowledge of wine everyday through reading, watching and talking to people as much as i can also looking around creating my wine lists . I also love to play a bit a golf now and again and from time to time get down the athletic track and throw some HAMMER!!!!. but the work for my degree is my first objective atm.

  • Mark

    Classic Gary V, keep it up.

  • Mark

    Classic Gary V, keep it up.

  • http://www.fennsquay.ie/ Kevin Crowley

    My ultimate fav pastime would be if I could wakeboard, drink wine and play poker at the same time.

  • Anonymous

    Bought a 07 Colli Euganei Vignalta Piono Bianco in my never ending venture to “expand my palette”. It was amazing, so i searched the varietal on your show. Loved to see your excitement about it! Thank you for the never ending encouragement to try new wine!! It paid off in spades this time!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t say I have had this varietal either.. QOTD-www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    93/100

    lines of the day (3 – first time ever!) – ‘The Abbott and Costello of wine bottles’, ‘I’m going for a big upset here. Mott, a little Buster Douglas action’, and ‘let’s stay out of Mott’s love life’

    Stonking, all action episode with boxing references and demonstration. Loved it

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