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Chardonnay tasting featuring Australia, California and France – Episode #614

January 29, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk picks 3 Chardonnay wines to go head to head for a battle royal. Which of these 3 93 point scored Wine Spectator and Robert parker wines will win?

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  • “91/100

    line of the day – it was going to be – ‘In its day this was th…” by Luca Bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Louis Latour Morgeots Chassagne MontrachetChassagne Montrachet play review at cork'd
2006 Dehlinger Estate ChardonnaySonoma Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2007 Shaw And Smith M3 ChardonnayAustralian Chardonnay play review at cork'd

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ZAP! (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) – Episode #612

January 23, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk is among the first to taste a Zinfandel from the most diverse vineyard imaginable.

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  • “85/100

    line of the day – ‘Mott link it up…and don’t make faces’

    Ve…” by Luca Bercelli

  • “Love Zin, not had this one.. QOTD-outside of WL’s annual event at The…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Heritage Vineyards Zinfandel play review at cork'd

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Chenin Blanc and Pinot Bianco – Episode #604

January 6, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 wines from 2 very cool and exciting grape varietals.

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘Whip this fun fact out this weekend and I g…” by Luca Bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Mulderbosch Chenin BlancSouth African Chenin Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Baumard SavennieresSavenniere play review at cork'd
2006 Russiz Superiore Pinot BiancoCollio Goriziano play review at cork'd

New Years resolution : Drink Value – Episode #602

December 31, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk is ringing in 2009 with a New Years resolution to drink more value wines on WLTV.

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘I don’t know if I’m the Mr New Year’s Grinc…” by Luca Bercelli

  • “Hve had the Catena and Kendall (always consistent) before. Hope 2011 i…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Petaluma RieslingAustralian Riesling play review at cork'd
2006 Catena ChardonnayArgentine Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve ChardonnayOther California Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2005 Edmunds St John Rocks & GravelOther California Rhone Blends play review at cork'd
2006 La-peira Obriers Terrasses Du Larzac Coteaux LanguedocLanguedoc-Roussillon play review at cork'd

George Taber Talks Wine and Drinks Some Too! – Episode #591

December 5, 2008

George Taber stops by the Thunder Show and talks wine and other things.

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  • “91/100

    line of the day – ‘Preach it George…SAY IT’

    The ‘Bottleshoc…” by Luca Bercelli

  • “Have read both his books (one is autographed), great guest. Have trie…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chalone Chalone Vineyard ChardonnayOther California Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2004 Freemark Abbey Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd

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Zinfandel tasting – Blind. – Episode #583

November 24, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk is sky high after a huge Jets wine and his beard is getting thicker and thicker as he tries 6 California Zinfandels BLIND right before Thanksgiving.

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  • “93/100

    line of the day – ‘like a big, serious tyre was just stuffed i…” by luca bercelli

  • “Love a good Zin, have tried all except the Thomas Henry, these are all…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Sebastiani Dry Creek ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
Coppola Diamond ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2005 Thomas Henry ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2006 Outpost Zinfandel Howell MountainNapa Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2006 Rosenblum Richard Sauret ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2006 Ravenswood Napa ZinfandelNapa Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd

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5 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines – BLIND! – Episode #581

November 19, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 5 wines blind and sees which tickle his palate, as we continue the Napa Cabernet theme this week!

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  • “92/100

    line of the day – ‘a flabby lame duck that went 70 yards’

    I’v…” by luca bercelli

  • “Really enjoy the blind tastings, great lineup of Cabs, have tried most…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Beringer Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2005 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Spring MountainNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2004 Steltzner Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Barrel SelectNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2005 Newton Unfiltered Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2005 Cliff Lede Stag’s Leap District Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd

Another Napa Valley Cabernet Wine – Episode #580

November 18, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk tries a Cabernet from Napa and sees what he thinks of it!

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  • “89/100

    line of the day – ‘this gets a little Big Boy on ya, and I’m n…” by Luca Bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Volta Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley play review at cork'd

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Napa Cabernet and Chocolate – Episode #579

November 17, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk welcomes Suzanne Phifer Pavitt to the Thunder Show for some Cabernet and chocolate.

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘in real life I like a bit of love handle ac…” by Luca Bercelli

  • “Chocolate and wine..perfect together…she’s kinda Meg Ryan..ish QOT…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Phifer Pavitt Date Night play review at cork'd
2006 Phifer Pavitt Date Night play review at cork'd

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A Sparkling Wine From Spain and Portugal, South Africa & More. – Episode #576

November 12, 2008

Gary’s wines of choice these days are all over the place so Gary does another mixed bag to see what he comes up with!

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  • “91/100

    line of the day – ‘the Green Hornet, the Green Arrow, and the …” by Luca Bercelli

  • “Have not tried any of these wines.. QOTD-a bit late.. www.winelx.com…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Juve Y Camps Brut RoseSpanish Brut Rose play review at cork'd
2005 Jardin Cabernet SauvignonSouth African Cabernet play review at cork'd
2006 Quinta Do Vale Meao MeandroOther Portuguese Red Wine play review at cork'd
2006 Herman Story Nuts And BoltsOther California Rhone Blends play review at cork'd

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