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Harry Karis, Author of The Chateauneuf du Pape Book Visits Wine Library TV- Part 2 – Episode #807

January 29, 2010

Gary finishes discussing Chateauneuf du Pape with author Harry Karis.

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  • “87/100

    Gerry and the Mets – do me a favour!

    Line of the day – ‘A 6ft…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Domaine Pegau Du Pape LaurenceChateauneuf du Pape Rouge play review at cork'd

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Harry Karis, Author of The Chateauneuf du Pape Book Visits Wine Library TV- Part 1 – Episode #806

January 28, 2010

Gary interviews Harry Karis, the writer of the epic book about this celebrated Southern Rhone region. They taste 2 Chateauneuf du Papes and talk about this venerated region.

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  • “88/100

    Sound seemed a bit muffled for the guest so couldn’t get too m…” by luca bercelli

  • “I see, you do not know anything about me….but that’s fine…just sho…” by Harry Karis
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Giraud Gallimardes Rouge Chateauneuf Du PapeChateauneuf du Pape Rouge play review at cork'd

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2005 St. Joseph Tasting – Episode #805

January 27, 2010

Gary shares his knowledge of St. Joseph, a serious Northern Rhone appellation that doesn’t have much exposure.

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘Throw a steak on me – I’m talking Flintsto…” by luca bercelli

  • “Coke. Right down the road from ATL here in Augusta. Pepsi is booed ar…” by John Reese
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Domaine Courbis St. Joseph RoyeSt Joseph Rouge play review at cork'd
2005 Francois Villard Mairlant St Joseph St Joseph Rouge play review at cork'd

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2004 and 2006 Alsatian Riesling Tasting – Episode #804

January 26, 2010

Gary gets back to the Thunder Saddle after a very disappointing Jets loss. He tastes 2 vintages of Riesling from Alsace, a region that is underrepresented in many wine circles.

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  • “89/100

    line of the day – ‘I reckon one day we’re going to have rock j…” by luca bercelli

  • “Not by what you’re doing. Your leaving comments with your website. Mak…” by Mark Fitzpatrick
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Schlumberger Riesling Les Princes AbbesAlsace Riesling play review at cork'd
2004 Leon Beyer Riesling Escaillers Alsace Riesling play review at cork'd

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Another Merlot Blind Tasting – Episode #803

January 20, 2010

Gary revisits Merlot in this blind tasting of wines around the world, with some interesting results.

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘this is like your old five and dime; candy …” by luca bercelli

  • “Mott, Garys account have been hacked!…” by AndersN
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chateau La BienfaisanceSt Emilion play review at cork'd
2007 Bellanotte MerlotFriuli Venzia-Giulia IGT play review at cork'd
Segal’s Fusion RedIsraeli Kosher Wine play review at cork'd
2007 Osso Anna MerlotNapa Merlot play review at cork'd

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Football and Wine and Football – Episode #802

January 18, 2010

Brian Rounds and Nick Lambert, the two contest winners from episode 767 join Gary to talk about the amazing Jets win and drink some wine.

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  • “92/100

    lines of the day – ‘Mott:’I root for the Jets the same way yo…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Veuve Ambal Brut Cremant De Bourgogne French Brut Nonvintage play review at cork'd
2004 Montirius Clos Montirius VacqueyrasVacqueyras play review at cork'd


An Interesting Grape from the Piedmont- Dolcetto – Episode #801

January 15, 2010

Gary tastes 3 Dolcettos, a cool varietal from the Piedmont in Italy.

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  • “89/100

    line of the day ‘This is borderline undrinkable’…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Camerano Dolcetto D’albaDolcetto d’Alba play review at cork'd
2007 Massolino Dolcetto D’albaDolcetto d’Alba play review at cork'd
2007 Aldo Conterno Dolcetto MasanteDolcetto d’Alba play review at cork'd


Father and Son Amarone Tasting – Episode #800

January 14, 2010

Gary and Sasha taste 3 different Amarones to celebrate the Thunder Show’s 800th episode!

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  • “88/100

    Meh…” by luca bercelli

  • “amarone is Ok I suppose, love you and your dad but loose the face fuz…” by donna jackson
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Brigaldara AmaroneAmarone play review at cork'd
2005 Tommasi AmaroneAmarone play review at cork'd
2005 Tedeschi AmaroneAmarone play review at cork'd

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

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3 Killer Whites – Episode #799

January 12, 2010

Gary mixes it up today and tastes 3 different but interesting whites wines from around the world.

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘not the Oak Monster but maybe the Butter B…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Domaine Regis Minet Pouilly Fume Vieilles VignesPouilly Fume play review at cork'd
2005 Leeuwin Estate Artist Series ChardonnayAustralian Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Francois Villard Condrieu Grand VallonCondrieu play review at cork'd


Tasting Wines From Croatia – Episode #798

January 11, 2010

Gary and guest Cliff Rames, who’s spreading the word about Croatian wines and grape varietals, taste through 4 different and interesting bottles.

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  • “89/100

    Good info, nice variety of wines but the guest was a little to…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Bibich Debit Lucica play review at cork'd
2007 Ottocento Crno play review at cork'd
2006 Bura Plavac Mali play review at cork'd
2006 Enjingi Riesling play review at cork'd

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