EP 907 Licorice and Wine Pairing

Gary Vaynerchuk wanted to share his love of licorice by trying out some new wine pairings. He tries a white Rioja, an Italian Primitivo, and a Californian Zinfandel with Panda Licorice, with some interesting results!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2000 Lopez De Heredia GravoniaRioja
2008 Traturri Primitivo Di SalentoSalento Rosso
2008 Neal Family ZinfandelNapa Red Zinfandel

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luca bercelli


‘This is like Marky Mark and the family bunch’

Every wine snob in the world should be restrained and forced to watch this episode

Tags: red, review, Rioja, Video, white, wine, wines, zinfandel

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  • Anonymous

    Qotd: I don’t have one favorite experience, but it does take me back to my childhood when my dad would always buy some on the way from church on sundays. and we’d eat on it all week.

  • Emilydisstonlovesvino

    Gary, I am a black licorice fanatic ( or Phanatic… originally from Philly) I now live in Anderson Valley CA…. one of your favorite places and I am working 7 days a week in the wine biz…. 2 of those days I am with Phillips Hill and 3 with Toulouse…. I think you may remember our wines…. I have ( in my humbled opinion..) the BEST pairing of wine and licorice known to mankind…. Toulouse, 2008 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and Kookaburra Aussie Black Licorice….. a match made in heaven… or Australia and California… Please try… Everybody! Please try! Plus, black licorice has essential iron… so you can eat candy and say it is benificial for your health! Win, Win!!

  • Pharmop

    For all licorice lovers, you should do an episode on different Rak?.

  • http://twitter.com/Derek7877 Derek F.

    All I can say is…Interesting. I am a huge fan of Licorice.

    QOTD: no comment…lol

  • Scott

    QOTD: Fav licorice experience?

    That’s easy – as a kid – biting the ends off of a red Twizzler and using it as a straw to drink my Orange Crush.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the correction. Finland was just ranked as the best country in the world – must be the licorice :-) Tyrkisk Peber will always be Danish to me, though, since it’s the candy of my childhood (and adulthood too, to be honest) :-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4XKJQGUSMRP3K5D2Z4N6CJ4HU Deborah Bruzzo

    Grape shoestrings. Where are they?

  • Anonymous

    It must be the licorice… I’ll give you Tyrkisk Peber, the Norwegians can have their Tyrkisk Pepper and the Finns can keep Turkinpippuri (perhaps it’s all in the name). A fantastic sweet, none the less.

  • Anonymous

    Fav licorice experience: Playing little league baseball. b/4 a game I would buy 5 grape vines and put them in my left hip pocket and 10 black licorice twists in my right pocket. At strategic moments I would roll up a “vine” in a spiral fashion and place it in my cheek. (just like the major leaguers)

  • luca bercelli


    ‘This is like Marky Mark and the family bunch’

    Every wine snob in the world should be restrained and forced to watch this episode


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