Archive for November, 2010

Wine Cellars and Aging Wine – Episode #956

November 29, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk goes off-site to a special wine cellar, built by Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars. Joseph Kline and Curtis Dahl discuss how they design cellars and what factors are important to age a wine.They taste a Northern Rhone Syrah as well!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chapoutier Le GreffieuxHermitage Rouge

play review at cork'd

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Thanksgiving Wine Episode – Episode #955

November 24, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk talks about the 3 wines in the Thanksgiving Secret Pack that many of you received. Sit back and enjoy with your friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • “Hey Gary, our Canadian Thanksgiving was AGES ago, but I enjoyed a BC w…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Studert-prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling SpatleseMosel Riesling play review at cork'd
2006 Patrick Lesec Les Galets Blonds Chateauneuf Du PapeChateauneuf du Pape Rouge play review at cork'd
2007 Monteviejo Lindaflor MalbecArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd


Tasting of New California Arrivals – Episode #954

November 23, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 4 Californian reds that have just arrived at Wine Library and also received massive scores in the press. He tastes them to see if they live up to the hype.

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  • “Gary – I totally agree with you (and rip you off) in my review of the …” by Steve Mulligan
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Luna Napa MerlotNapa Merlot play review at cork'd
2007 Flora Springs TrilogyNapa Red Meritage play review at cork'd
2008 Lewis Cellars Alec’s BlendNapa Rhone Blends play review at cork'd
2008 Lewis Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd


Interesting Whites With Huge Scores – Episode #953

November 22, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk is back with two interesting white wines, a Torrontes and a Vouvray, that both received huge scores!

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  • “Gary LOVED your enthusiasm for the Vouvray! Added it to my “Wines to B…” by
  • “QOTD: Well seeing as I’m commenting after Thanksgiving I can’t fairly …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2010 Crios De Susana Balbo TorrontesArgentine Torrontes play review at cork'd
2008 Francois Chidaine Vouvray BouchetVouvray play review at cork'd

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Tasting with Tim Spear from Clos Mimi Part 2 – Episode #952

November 18, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Spear conclude the tasting of the Clos Mimi wines.

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  • “Tim seems to make good wine but I don’t know if he’s weird or trying t…” by Alexandre Savoie aka Sniffysix
  • “Still on the fence about Tim. He seems a little self-concerned.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Clos Mimi Mcginley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2004 Clos Mimi Mcginley Vineyard Syrah play review at cork'd

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Tasting with Tim Spear from Clos Mimi Part 1 – Episode #951

November 17, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down to talk with Tim Spear, the winemaker at Clos Mimi. They talk about Tim’s experiences making wine around the world and his run in the 2010 New York Marathon for charity.

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  • “The guy has ionteresting philosophies, a little weird but his wine pho…” by Alexandre Savoie aka Sniffysix
  • “Found 2006 Petite Rousse in a Toronto LCBO ($CDN22) and remembered thi…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Clos Mini Petite Rousse play review at cork'd

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California Chardonnay and Cabernet Tasting – Episode #950

November 15, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down for a traditional WLTV, with 2 Chardonnays and a Cabernet from California. Also, Gary makes an announcement for this year’s Thanksgiving Secret Pack!

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  • “Trying this wine for the first time tonight. Great structure, awesome …” by Robert Burden
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    2% – White
    80% – Red
    1% – Rose
    3% – Sparkling
    14% – Dessert…” by billy cooke
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Rusack ChardonnaySanta Barbara Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2008 Falcone ChardonnayPaso Robles Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2007 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet SauvignonNorth Coast Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd

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Beaujolais Cru Tasting with Ray Isle from Food & Wine Magazine – Episode #949

November 12, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with Ray Isle to taste three different cru Beaujolais wines. They talk about Ray’s journey into the wine and how he ended up at Food & Wine Magazine!

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  • “Had some morgon cote de Py 2008, from Foillard last summer and it comp…” by Alexandre Savoie aka Sniffysix
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Georges Dubeouf Jean Descombes Morgon play review at cork'd
2009 Marcel Lapierre MorgonCru Beaujolais play review at cork'd
2008 Charly Thevenet Regnie Grain & Granit Cru Beaujolais play review at cork'd

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Lopez de Heredia Tasting with Maria Jose Lopez Part 2 – Episode #948

November 11, 2010

Gary and Maria Jose from Lopez de Heredia finish their tasting with the 1981 Bosconia and more discussion about the wine world.

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  • “amazing end of the show. Gary didn’t dig hard in to the wines though. …” by Nick
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    The best show so far. (Maria is just…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

1981 Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva play review at cork'd


Lopez de Heredia Tasting with Maria Jose Lopez Part 1 – Episode #947

November 10, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes with Maria Jose from the Lopez de Heredia winery, one of Gary’s favorites from the Rioja region. A house that is well-known for long term bottle aging, Gary and Maria Jose taste a 2000 vintage rose and a 2000 vintage Rioja from the Tondonia vineyard. They discuss the fascinating changes in Rioja history.

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  • “Great episode. Great guest….” by Hypersomnia
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2000 Viña Tondonia Rosé Gran Reserva play review at cork'd
2000 Viña Tondonia Red Reserva play review at cork'd