Archive for October, 2010

Tokaji Tasting with Jean-Guillaume Prats – Episode #941

October 29, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk meets with owner of Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux to talk about a new project, Tokaj Hetszolo. They taste 3 different Tokajis from the estate and talk about the wine business (sorry about some of the background noise!).

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  • “QOTD: jean-Guillaume, you can call me old-school, but I think wines te…” by Andre_hm
  • “Szepsy definitely one of the premium producers. Price tag matching wel…” by Andre_hm
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2003 Hetszolo Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos play review at cork'd
2000 Hetszolo Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos play review at cork'd
2001 Hetszolo Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos play review at cork'd


TastingRoom.com Red Wine Sampling – Episode #940

October 28, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk continues trying new wines, this time focusing on a grab bag of reds.

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  • “disagree on the Swanon Oakville Merlot – http://www.thefreewineblog.co…” by Steve Mulligan
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Swanson Oakville Merlot play review at cork'd
2007 L’Aventure Paso Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 Acorn Alegría Vineyards Russian River Valley Medley Red Blend play review at cork'd
2004 Ackerman Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 DeLoach Maboroshi Vineyard Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2007 Storybook Napa Estate Eastern Exposures Zinfandel play review at cork'd

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TastingRoom.com White Wine Sampling – Episode #939

October 27, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk is sampling many different wines to use for a new wine club venture and he grabs a hodgepodge of interesting white wines.

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  • “Are the 6 packs only 50 ml bottles? I thought you’d mentioned they wo…” by Mattmusi64l
  • “I love this concept, but is it worth the price?

    QOTD: Only Premium d…” by Geoalb

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Goosecross Carneros Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2007 Fess Parker “Ashley’s” Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2008 Amista Morningsong Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2009 Peterson Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2009 Jacuzzi Family Vineyards “Gilia’s” Carneros Vernaccia play review at cork'd
2009 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd

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Popping Prosecco on a Laid Back Friday – Episode #938

October 22, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk returns to the couch for a laid back Friday with an interesting Prosecco…under a screw top!

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  • “just had this particular prosecco at a tasting this afternoon…when t…” by BurroBoy
  • “QOTD: I’d like see you focus on South American Merlot. I’m not a big …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Primaterra Prosecco play review at cork'd


Valpolicella Tasting – Episode #937

October 21, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk gives some background and tastes three Valpolicellas, an interesting wine region in Italy. Valpolicella is the baby brother to the well-known Amarone.

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  • “Good episode and good information. Will look for the Marion.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Zenato ValpolicellaValpolicella play review at cork'd
2008 Marchesi Fumanelli Valpolicella ClassicoValpolicella

play review at cork'd
2004 Marion ValpolicellaValpolicella play review at cork'd


Verdicchio Tasting – Episode #936

October 20, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk continues to expand palates by tasting two Verdicchios, an under the radar white Italian varietal.

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  • “The one from Sardinia was probably a Vermentino, not a Verdicchio. I h…” by
  • “I live in Jesi and I want to thank u Gary for this wonderful review!…” by Simone Pasquinelli
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Brunori Verdicchio GemmeVerdicchio dei Castelli di Jes play review at cork'd
2009 Fontezoppa VerdicchioVerdicchio di Matelica

play review at cork'd


Peter Weygandt Wines – Part 2 – Episode #935

October 19, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk concludes his interview and tasting with Peter Weygandt. They try the two reds, a Beaujolais and a Chateauneuf from Weygandt’s portfolio.

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  • “Great show. I like how he said he enjoys wine more now then he did in …” by
  • “Great show, especially since Weygandt opened a a retail shop in my nei…” by Eric Olesh
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Pierre Marie Chermette Beaujolais Cuvee Traditionnelle play review at cork'd
2008 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape

play review at cork'd

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Peter Weygandt Wines – Part 1 – Episode #934

October 18, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk interviews Peter Weygandt, a famous importer of European wines. They taste the first wine, a Riesling from Alsace.

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  • “gary, good questions. they show a real interest in peter and in wine …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Albert Mann Riesling Cuvee Albert play review at cork'd

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US vs Austalian Syrah Tasting – Episode #933

October 15, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk finishes the week of US versus the world blind tastings with two Syrahs, one from California and a Shiraz from Australia.

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  • “Too bad it ended the series this way,. Oh well.
    QOTD Since I am catc…” by Jason Armes
  • “Gary man,

    I totally disagree with you on these wines.

    Way too many …” by Wine Miser

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Arnot Roberts SyrahNapa Syrah/Shiraz play review at cork'd
2007 Marquis Philips #9 ShirazMcLaren Vale Syrah/ Shiraz

play review at cork'd


California vs. French Chardonnay Tasting – Episode #932

October 14, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes two Chardonnays head to head, including a California Chardonnay and a White Burgundy.

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  • “QOTD: Oaky, Buttery style has it’s place matching with certain meals …” by alexander
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Kistler Les Noisetier ChardonnaySonoma Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2008 Louis Carillon Chassagne MontrachetChassagne Montrachet play review at cork'd