Archive for April, 2010

Brown Bag Challenge – Sauvignon Blanc Taste Off – Episode #845

April 14, 2010

Gary starts a blind tasting challenge with 2 Sauvignon Blancs and some surprising results.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Cliff Lede Sauvignon BlancNapa Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2008 Grieve Sauvignon BlancNapa Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd


Fair and Balanced- Australian Wine Tasting – Episode #844

April 13, 2010

After Gary’s recent trip to Australia, he wants to break the stereotype that all Aussie wines are fruit bombs. He tries 3 wines from classic Australian producers.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2000 Mount Mary TrioletSouth Australia White Meritage play review at cork'd
2006 Shaw And Smith ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2004 Giaconda Shiraz Warner Vineyard VictoriaAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd

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On Location in Sydney – Australian Wine Tasting – Episode #843

April 7, 2010

Gary invites Nick Stock, author of the Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide, to share some of knowledge on Australian red and whites while in Sydney.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Vasse Felix Margaret River Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Freycinet Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2006 S.C. Pannell Shiraz Grenache play review at cork'd

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South African Chenin Blanc Tasting – Episode #842

April 6, 2010

Gary explores this white wine, specifically from South Africa. Chenin Blanc, also known as Steen, can bring some great value to the table.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Sizanani Chenin BlancSouth African Chenin Blanc play review at cork'd
2008 Savanha SteenSouth African Chenin Blanc play review at cork'd
2009 Teddy Hall Chenin BlancSouth African Chenin Blanc play review at cork'd


California Chardonnay Tasting – Episode #841

April 2, 2010

Gary has a confession to make- he’s starting to like oaky and buttery Chardonnays again. Today he tastes through 3 different wines in search of these flavors….

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Clos Blancheau James Berry ChardonnayPaso Robles Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2007 Neyers Chardonnay El NovilleroNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2007 Newton Unfiltered ChardonnayNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd


Huge Announcement!

April 1, 2010

Gary talks about the future of WLTV.

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