Archive for September, 2010

Blind Chardonnay Tasting – Episode #923

September 30, 2010


Gary Vaynerchuk blind tastes 3 different Chardonnays from all around the world.

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    line of the day – ‘It’s a bit like being the prettiest girl a…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Litaud St. Veran Les PommardsSt Veran play review at cork'd
2007 Peconic Bay Chardonnay La Barrique New York Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2008 Catena ChardonnayArgentine Chardonnay play review at cork'd

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Blind Tasting of Washington State Red Blends – Episode #922

September 28, 2010


Gary Vaynerchuk tries three different red blends from Washington State with some very interesting results.

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    line of the day – ‘It’s like a Southern Belle form the 60’s w…” by luca bercelli

  • “Ahhh… My mistake Adam,but you don’t have to be such a dick about it….” by Timinspokane
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Dunham TrutinaColumbia Valley Red Blend play review at cork'd
2007 Amavi Cabernet SauvignonColumbia Valley Cabernet play review at cork'd
2007 Nxnw (north By Northwest) Cabernet SauvignonColumbia Valley Cabernet play review at cork'd

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Blind New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting – Episode #921

September 27, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk is back with the brown bags and puts 3 different New Zealand Pinots to the test!

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  • “89/100

    word of the day ‘ Stinkapotamous’

    Good show; first time I’v…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Oyster Bay Pinot NoirNew Zealand Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2006 Delta Hatter’s Hill Pinot NoirNew Zealand Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2008 Gunn Estate Pinot Noir New Zealand Pinot Noir play review at cork'd


Special Guest Marile Borden – Episode #920

September 17, 2010



Marile Borden from momswhoneedwine.com stops by to talk about wine

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  • “89/100

    Good show, I liked the guest. She didn’t try to pretend that …” by luca bercelli

  • “I believe there were a lot of answers for both Sweet & Salty at th…” by Dmitriev Alexey
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Mommy’s Time out play review at cork'd
Mad Housewife play review at cork'd
Mommy Juice play review at cork'd


QPR Italian Battle – Episode #919

September 16, 2010


We have a head to head with an inexpensive Chianti Classico Riserva and a great Sardinian red that both got big marks from Antonio Galloni. How do they stack up?

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    line of the day’ ‘this is like a chocolate brick being shoved …” by luca bercelli

  • “Perfect timing on the ending. I am laughing my ass off!! The sound of …” by fat chef
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 La Maialina Chianti Classico RiservaChianti Classico play review at cork'd
2005 Santadi ShardanaSardinia IGT play review at cork'd

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2005 Marques de Riscal – Episode #918

September 15, 2010


Checking in on one of the most classic producers of Rioja, Marques de Riscal. The 90 point score caught my attention big time, does it live up to the hype?

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    Worst zoomy zoom of all time. Bit of a flat episode all round…” by luca bercelli

  • “I don’t understand many of the comments here : Marqués de Riscal rese…” by Ilse
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Marques De Riscal Rioja ReservaRioja play review at cork'd


93 Point Pinot Challenge – Episode #917

September 14, 2010



Both of these Pinots scored 93 Points with Wine Enthusiast and we try to find out which one lives up to the hype.

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    line of the day – ‘ it’s like a 13 year old eastern European …” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Alta Maria Santa Maria Pinot NoirCalifornia Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2008 Crossbarn Pinot NoirSonoma Pinot Noir

play review at cork'd


Southern Italian Red Tasting – Episode #916

September 13, 2010



A trio of value priced Southern Italian Reds to kick off the Jets Football Season!

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    Good prediction…” by luca bercelli

  • “Dude, Gary. The Jets went 11-5 and they lost to four of the five team…” by John Reese
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Statti GaglioppoLamezia play review at cork'd
2007 Torre Quarto Bottaccia Nero Di TroiaCastel del Monte play review at cork'd
2005 Maurigi Saia Grande Sicilia IGT play review at cork'd


Encruzado Tasting – Episode #915

September 7, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk focuses in on the grape Encruzado and tastes this interesting white wine from the Dao region in Portugal.

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    Quick, and to the point.
    Don…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Quinta Do Cabriz EncruzadoDao play review at cork'd


Cahors Tasting – Episode #914

September 3, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk drops some knowledge on the region of Cahors in Southwest France, an appellation that predominantly uses the now popular grape Malbec.

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    Not a big fan of the short format. I imagine this is what oth…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Clos Coutale CahorsCahors play review at cork'd