EP 971 Barbera d’Alba Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes two Barbera wines from the Alba region in the Piedmont. These Italian reds are from two highly respected producers in the region.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Cigliuti Barbera D’alba CampassBarbera d’Alba
2007 Vietti Barbera D’alba Scarrone Barbera d’Alba

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luca bercelli


Line of the day – ‘This wine reminds me of a georgeous mum that ran the household back in the 1800s.’

With a line like that, this episode has to score 90 points.

Tags: Barbera D'alba, Italian, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I’ve really enjoyed using this show to help educate myself on the world of wine. I watch every episode posted during the week and catch up on a few old ones every weekend. I’d guess i’m in the 400episodes range.

  • Anonymous

    Seen every show.

  • http://twitter.com/stromolsen Sverre Ström-Olsen

    QOTD. Around 300

  • Anonymous

    Gary — I’m sorry to respond with such a doofus comment, but is there any way that Mott could boost the recording level of the show? I listen at work on a laptop. The intro music and your introduction are nice and loud, but the rest of the show is pretty soft. Due to weird logistics, my computer is in a docking station 4 feet away from me and I sometimes have trouble hearing with it turned all the way up. Now, I know you shouldn’t do anything for one odd viewer, but if you’ve heard anything from other folks, please add my comments to theirs. With that said, I love your show — keep up the good work. I like the 4-bottle format a little better than the 2-bottle tight shows you are experimenting with, but you be you!

  • Anonymous

    Cool, wasn’t expecting a barbera di alba show! And look, got a little heads up on the Giacomo Vico bottle I will be tasting soon. I was very surprised by another italian wine last week: Nero d’Avola from Pulpito. Another show maybe?

    QOTD: Discovered your site 1 month ago, guess I did 80 episodes :)

  • Anonymous

    Cool show. I’d have to guess close to the 200 range.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IOIU7BNPVT73QS6LAHX4N2DRTU Michael

    QOTD: It is starting to get up there like 250 or so. Ever since I started downloading to the ipod I can fill all my downtime with wine library fun time. Is there a way to get the old archive shows on itunes? It seems like only the most recent ones are available.

  • Anonymous

    Once again playing catch-up.
    QOTD: 700 anyway.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SSBF3YKOXIPRUMFYZDUJ3632ZE Carlos

    QOTD. 972. All of them. And many more than once. Advantages of working from home and having lunch in front of the computer…

  • Anonymous

    QOTD- Probably about 800

    Keep them coming Gary V!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I’ve seen about 120-150 episodes so far.

  • Anonymous

    971. No doubt.

  • Anonymous

    75 to 150 shows for me. I’ve been a fan for a long time. I leave, then come back, leave, then come back… could be upwards of 200 maybe.

  • http://twitter.com/Newtype2001 Dan “On Tap”

    QOTD: Not 100%, but probably around 600-700.

  • Anonymous

    500 ep? Started watching Nov 08, and watched previous, Maybe 600/700 Not all of them thats for sure

  • Anonymous

    GV – I like the focus!

    QOTD: I would say around 800…almost all of them!

  • Todd

    Love the Piedmont shows!! I have been a fan of Vietti since the first bottle I have had, and just two days ago I drank a 08 Vietti barbera d’alba tre vigne, the slightly lower bottling, and it was very, very intriguing.

    QOTD; approx 300

  • Anonymous

    QOTD – probably about 725 shows… which means I have WASTED about 200 hours or about 8-9 days watching this JUNK!

    Keep it up!

  • Anonymous

    Italy lover and massive Barbera fan – great value across price points. Great show.

    QOTD is a good one… maybe 200?

  • http://www.eatinghk.blogspot.com/ Andrew D

    Hey Gary

    Good show and good wines. Apart from making some of the best wines in Pietmonte surely Viette also has to have some of the best labels????

    QOTD: Easy 976 (I’m watching this a bit later as I have to wait to the weekend to watch the episodes as I can’t watch them at work)


  • Anonymous

    QOTD: An easy one for me. As of this show, episode 971, I’ve seen 971 episodes.

    Started watching in July 2006 around Episode 60, but at that time watched all of them. Sometimes, like now, I fall a few episodes behind, but I absolutely, always, watch every one!

    Love ya Gary.


  • Anonymous

    QOTD: 750 to 800 some where in there.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: probably about 200-250 but trying to catch up!
    gary i love the way you end the show! it makes me more enthusiastic about learning and watching more!

  • Anonymous

    I love Barbera and it is definitely still too far under the radar. Funnily enough I saw the Cigliuti Campass at a store in the UK just after watching this show… went to buy it, until I realised they were charging £25!

    QOTD – Probably 700… I’ve seen at least every episode since 350.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I’d guess I’ve seen about 600. I’m catching up. 😉

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: 750 or so. I went back to review shows I missed, but still haven’t managed to catch some of the high 300s, low 400s.

  • http://twitter.com/e_swenson Eric Swenson

    I’d say about 500 at least. Maybe closer to 600. It feels both sad and bad *ss to think about that.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alos31 Alos Diallo

    All of them!

  • luca bercelli


    Line of the day – ‘This wine reminds me of a georgeous mum that ran the household back in the 1800s.’

    With a line like that, this episode has to score 90 points.


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