Archive for February, 2010

Gruner Veltliner Head to Head – Episode #823

February 26, 2010

Gary tastes some GruVee (or Gruner Veltliner) from Austria with some surprising results.

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  • “89/100

    I enjoyed this show a lot more than GV seemed to. Especially t…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Fuchs Gruner VeltlinerMittelburgenland White play review at cork'd
2007 Hirsch #1 Gruner VeltlinerKamptal White play review at cork'd

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Chilean Carmenere Tasting – Episode #822

February 25, 2010

Gary introduces a grape that’s made a splash in Chile and brings some great value to the table.

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  • “89/100

    On the downside this is the first show I can think of where G…” by luca bercelli

  • “I credit (or blame) Carmenere for pulling me into wine and away from j…” by EmbeGo
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Vina Chocalan Carmenere 2008Chile Carmenere play review at cork'd
2008 Tamaya CarmenereChile Carmenere play review at cork'd
2006 Vina San Pedro 1865 CarmenereChile Carmenere play review at cork'd


Cabernet Sauvignon Values From Around the World – Episode #821

February 24, 2010

Gary tastes through 3 Cabernets, all under $20 and finds some good values!

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘Cabernet drinkers are gonna freak’

    Reall…” by luca bercelli

  • “Have seen these wines before but not tried..just had a 1996 Altamura w…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Villa Des Anges Cabernet SauvignonLanguedoc play review at cork'd
2008 Crios De Susana Balbo Cabernet SauvignonArgentine Cabernet play review at cork'd
2006 Colonial Estate Etranger Cabernet SauvignonBarossa Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd


Celebrating with a Shiraz – WLTV Turns 4! – Episode #820

February 22, 2010

Gary and Sasha team up to talk about the 4 year anniversary of WLTV and taste the big time FU Shiraz.

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  • “93/100

    line of the day – ‘Dad – you just asked Mott to link up a porn…” by luca bercelli

  • “Classic episode, FU wine, great name..Sasha snags the OWB! www.winel…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 R Wines F U Shiraz Australian Syrah play review at cork'd

Links mentioned in todays episode.


Head to Head California Chardonnay Tasting – Episode # 819

February 19, 2010

Gary picked out 2 Chardonnays that had high scores and tasted them side by side to see if they lived up to the hype.

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  • “90/100

    Good show with delicious sounding wines. Even Mott comes to t…” by luca bercelli

  • “Good shirt Gary, only took Discus over a year to finally work well…….” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Highland Estates Camelot Highlands ChardonnayCentral Coast Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Maldonado Chardonnay Los OlivosNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd

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2008 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Tasting with Some Cheese – Episode #818

February 18, 2010

Gary chooses 3 different Sauvignon Blancs that interested him and gets some cool cheese to pair with the wines.

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  • “87/100

    Sauvignon Blanc is the only wine varietal that I’m bored with…” by luca bercelli

  • “My fav at the moment is cabernet and Crotonese – http://www.pennmac.co…” by Reid Bandremer
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Coopers Creek Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2008 Mount Nelson Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2008 Lobster Point Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

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2007 Pinot Noir Tasting with Charlie Adler – Episode #817

February 17, 2010

Charlie Adler of TasteDC.com joins Gary to taste 2 Pinots from France and Oregon. They sip and discuss Charlie’s new book “I Drink on the Job” and the changing wine world.

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  • “85/100

    line of the day – ‘ He’s an Ultra, Ultra, Ultra, Fleer Ultra,…” by luca bercelli

  • “Domaine Serene make some great Pinot’s..ok guest…QOTD-mostly Merlot …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Camille Giroud MarangesBurgundy Maranges play review at cork'd
2007 Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot NoirWillamette Pinot Noir play review at cork'd

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2009 Torrontes Taste Off – Episode #816

February 15, 2010

Gary tastes 3 new arrivals from Argentina of Torrontes, a cool grape that makes interesting white wines from south of the Equator.

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  • “90/100

    lines of the day – ‘literally you are about to laugh your ass…” by luca bercelli

  • “la yunta seems to taste like the low end of what argentinan torontes c…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Urban TorrontesArgentine Torrontes play review at cork'd
2009 La Yunta Torrontes Stelvin ClosureArgentine Torrontes play review at cork'd
2009 Crios De Susana Balbo TorrontesArgentine Torrontes play review at cork'd

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Beer Tasting at Brooklyn Brewery with Garrett Oliver – Episode #815

February 12, 2010

Gary travels to Brooklyn to visit with brewmaster Garrett Oliver, to taste some interesting beers. Gary and Garrett discuss the beer and wine industry and Garrett’s new book, The Brewmaster’s Table.

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  • “91/100

    I started out thinking the guest wasn’t too great but he won …” by luca bercelli

  • “This was a really great episode, Gary! I’m gonna try to find some Broo…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Brooklyn Brewery Local 1 play
Brooklyn Brewery Local 2 play
Brooklyn Brewery Black Ops play

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Bordeaux in Snuax – Episode #814

February 11, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 2 serious wines in NYC during a blizzard.

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  • “93/100

    Stonking episode…GV at his best. What a view from his NY ap…” by luca bercelli

  • “Fun episode… www.winelx.com…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

1995 Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Graves play review at cork'd
2001 Chateau Pichon LalandePauillac play review at cork'd