EP 867 Interesting Italian Wine Tasting with a Guest

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes with Michael Malanga, who used the examples of Crush It to get on WLTV. Michael wants to spread the word about the Mario Batali Foundation that raises money for children. They taste two esoteric Italian wines, one from Umbria and another from Lombardy.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Paolo Bea SanvalentinoUmbria IGT
2005 Rainoldi Inferno RiservaValtellina

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luca bercelli

85/100

I hate to say this but that was one of the worst episodes ever. You have to bring a bit more to the table as a guest than bare-faced hustle and this guy…(and I’m sure he’s okay) by his own admission brought absolutely zilch. AND he used the spit bucket which is an absolute no no for guests who are not big wig wine people. Shocker.

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  • pawncop

    Nice episode, best of luck with his project. Just a suggestion however, know your opportunities, study what program, show, etc you are going to on to best promote your agenda. Knowing your host, program etc, will help you in that regard. You have a worthwhile program, sell it better for hence forth.

    Good information regarding the wines.

    QOTD – Dream vacation huh? A combination of baseball, wine and world class firearms ranges. Not together you understand.

  • chrisbartow

    I'd just like to point out all of your Favorite Episodes have guests. I consider the Cap'n a guest.

  • Don Simpson

    Brilliant idea to get on the Thunder Show! Props. But… Did you REALLY not realize you had to ask the question of the day? You started a facebook page to get on WLTV! Come on :)

    QOTD: I would love to go scuba diving in french polynesia!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ColeDavid David Cole

    QOTD: Dream vacation is to have a couple months in France to hit all the different regions, drink wine and eat great with my wife and a few friends. But any time with family, friends and food is always great!

  • YoungDave

    Fun guest, and congrats to him for making it on the thunder show… although he obviously isn't a true Vayniac as he wasn't prepared for the QOTD…HA!

    QOTD: I've done many destinations in western Europe and LOVED the experience, but at this point in my life I'd love to experience something completely new for me: South America! Especially Chile and Argentina, although I have a good friend in Colombia that I'd love to visit as well (although I assume the wine culture there would be nearly non-existent).

  • PearlGirlWhirl

    I would like about 75% guests, 25% no guests.

    QOTD: been all over, all types of vacations…my favorite Relaxation Vacation is Big Sur, used to be Post Ranch Inn but haven't been in a while…

  • Phil G

    MM seems like a nice enough guy…

    I think you should go for 1/3 guests, 2/3 no guests… W/O the guests maybe there can be some time for reading comments, opening baseball cards, brown bags, and other old-school WLTV goodness.

    QOTD – Dream vacation would be taking 2-3 months to go all over the place…

  • Ben

    GV, letting that guest on just proves how much you love your fans!… That is why i keep watching oh and to learn about wine….

  • DAveAll

    Nice show. another that didn't now about QOTD? man, does no one prep these folks? poor guy.

    Monday – moron Monday guest (light duty). Tuesday – Deep nerdy dive guest. Wednesday – Hump day w/Mott, Thursday – all alone. Friday – alone laid back couch. So 40% guests is max.

  • Kanon08

    Relax on the guests.

  • Randall

    … and with pinpoint accuracy and concentration on her subject at hand…

  • plcb

    QOTD: Galavanting (spell?) around European countrysides with occasional visits to the cities.

  • plcb

    I like when WLTV has guests. I think it's funny that in 2009, Gary said no more guests in 2010. I'm glad he didn't stick to that.

    We're due for a blind tasting.

  • http://aminor.tumblr.com aminor

    QOTD: A tour through Austria, Germany and Switzerland to sample Alpine cheeses.

  • zolascores

    how on earth could this guy not know about the question of the day????????

    Seriously??

    Why bother to be a part of something and not even know the most basic component of the gig???

  • SourGrapesFC

    I'm sure he's a nice kid, and you have to admire the hustle, but he really comes off as a tool in the video (I'm all for helping out charities, but I cringe at people using charity to hustle their own business… and I hope he donates more than the 20 bones that .10×200 yields). Gary is a freaking saint for shepherding this guy through the show. There should really be a rule about guests and the qotd: if you claim to be a big fan and then don't know what the question of the day is, you get thrown in the East River after the taping.

    QOTD: Provence.

  • Randall

    Dude!! That is EXACTLY what I’m talking about!! Ever wonder why I go on about Revolution Winery in mid-town Sac? Well, lemme tell ya… One day I was visiting a customer of mine right next to them and noticed there was a winery right there in downtown Sacramento!! Fruit from the Delta and other environs, etc. The chief winemaker, a 20-something dude w/ metal in his face and sleeved w/ ink, opened the tasting room in the middle of the day just for me. All the wines were good (the whites were just okay), and the white port and red port(s) were nice, though a bit sweet and light, as well. He broke out the ‘thief’ and let me barrel taste the upcoming ports… all for some dude (me) that walked in and disrupted his day! Much love to Revolution Winery!!
    Take heart, cellarrat5, we walk-ins are not ALL d-bags!!

  • liko sf

    Gary: I think the beans are Adzuki/Azuki beans.
    What's up with the “Thing” hand gesture? You've been slamming your fingers on the table to make a point for some time now.

    QOTD: Australia = wine & surf

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VJ4YP5RTLATERAIYYCBNZ4YJYE Hunter

    Question of the day, to Brazil spending my time playing capoeira, learning different dance styles of samba, attend many annual shareholder's meetings, and visit BOVESPA (the Sao Paulo stock exchange), visit mango groves, visit the Leblon distillery in Minas Gerais, and spend an extended period of time farming tropical fruit in the state of Bahia.

  • Mike in C-town

    Was it time to stir the pot…ask about guests again? Seriously, seems every few months you pop this out and it makes no difference. Personally, I like all the types of shows and have always said that you should do what you want and we will follow.

    QOTD: Spain with Barcelona, Rioja, Ribera del Deuro, Pendes and Priorat.

  • John__J

    qotd: goin to outer space

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    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sarah Laningham

    if there was someone else with as much wine knowledge doing a show but not as entertaining i wouldn’t watch. Just my opinion though-you can think what you want.

  • hollisd

    the dessert is from asia, taiwan, korea, japan, etc, different versions from different places. shaved ice with red bean, sometimes can be topped with fruit, syrup (like a snow cone), sweetened beans, gelatinous rice balls, and other stuff.
    in taiwan it's called chuabing.
    main page from wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakig%C5%8Dri

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    RIIIIIIIIIGHT OOOOOOON, Sarah, I’m wit You !!!!!! I’ve been watchin’ da Show
    pretty much from DAY ONE & have liked 99.999998% of ‘em !!!!!…….

  • Bill

    Cute but kind of a snooze show. Sorry

  • JayZee13

    Meh. The wines were at least interesting, but as guests go, M-squared didn't bring much to the table. Seems like a nice guy, but that doesn't entertain me. Sorry.

    QOTD: Dream vacation? A four week tour of all of the great wine regions in Europe.

  • Anonymous

    Touche! Maybe there’s hope for you youngins yet ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Trust me, I hope harder than most. I am well aware that often times youth is wasted on the young, on many different levels ;)

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a good guy! Every once and a while someone will wander in
    when I am racking, pumping over or topping barrels. But rest assured,
    if you come in there will be much barrel tasting and the like. The
    first Vayniac that am aware of to visit ourwill receive royal
    treatment!!

  • http://www.elizabethcoleman.net LizCol

    I liked this guest, it was nice to have a novice on.

    In South Korea the red bead and ice is called patbingsu (???) and now that the temperature is hotting up over here everyone is eating it. You start with milk in a bowl and then add ice chips followed by well stewed and sweetened red beans. On top of the beans you an add grains or fruit and sometimes ice cream.

  • http://www.elizabethcoleman.net/ LizCol

    I forgot QOTD. Right now it would have to be a tour of southern and Africa. Lots of land and open space, safaris and even some wine.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JWHLHVHEE2MJMC37ID2PVJRBT4 MJ

    SWEET RED BEAN PASTE IS A BIG TIME JAPANESE SWEET & PROBABLY KOREAN TOO. THEY ARE AZUKI BEANS & THE PASTE IS CALLED ANKO & IS USED IN MANY MANY JAPANESE SWEETS… HONTOUNI OISHII DAYO. IT IS DELICIOUS.
    YOUR MAN IN JAPAN
    MAD MIKE DYNAMITE
    TOKYO.

  • Weston3220

    qotd: traveling Europe for a summer or something, train, rented convertible sports car you know, winging it and drinking a lot of wine

  • jsums

    Bummer about the Valtellina. I've been enjoying the “other” appelation Nebbiolo lately like Ghemme, Gattinara, and Valtellina. Good juice for much less than B&B. QOTD – Me, wife, and friends take a month to drive the PCH from LA to Seattle while stopping at all kinds of restaurants, wineries, and beautiful places along the way. Some day…

  • ewb

    QOTD: Necker Island for about two weeks.

  • http://twitter.com/forevamber Amber Ganoung

    In South Korea,red bean with crushed ice and milkis called- Patbingsu. In Cantonese it is called “Hung Dau Bing” ? Or in Japan, Azuki Ice Cream? Thats what I found.

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    85/100

    I hate to say this but that was one of the worst episodes ever. You have to bring a bit more to the table as a guest than bare-faced hustle and this guy…(and I’m sure he’s okay) by his own admission brought absolutely zilch. AND he used the spit bucket which is an absolute no no for guests who are not big wig wine people. Shocker.

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