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Tasting with Tim and Carrisa Mondavi from Continuum Part 2 – Episode #994

March 4, 2011

The concluding part, including the tasting of the 2006 and 2008 Continuum with Tim and Carissa Mondavi. Gary, Tim, and Carissa speak more about the California wine business, vineyards, and winemaking.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Continuum play
2008 Continuum play

Links mentioned in todays episode.

Tasting with Tim and Carrisa Mondavi from Continuum Part 1 – Episode #993

March 3, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk interviews Tim Mondavi and his daughter Carissa, who recently founded Continuum Estate. They talk about the Mondavi family history, Napa Valley, and their new winery.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Continuum play
2008 Continuum play

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Head to Head Tasting of 2007 Napa Cabernets – Episode #983

February 9, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk mixes it up and tastes 2 Napa Cabs head to head from the acclaimed 2007 vintage.

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    I just found this comment in my SPAM folder. All prior Disqus …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Fuse Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play
2007 Louis Martini Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play


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


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
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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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Blind Zinfandel Tasting – Episode #945

November 4, 2010

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Gary Vaynerchuk blind tastes four bottles of Zinfandel at a variety of price points.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Bogle ZinfandelCalifornia Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2008 Seghesio Sonoma ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2006 Louis Martini Monte Rosso Zinfandel Gnarly VinesNapa Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2007 Outpost Zinfandel Howell MountainNapa Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd


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
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    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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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