Archive for the ‘Italian’ Category

Aglianico Tasting – Episode #984

February 10, 2011

After last week’s Taurasi show, Gary Vaynerchuk decides to dive in again about the interesting varietal Aglianico from Campania.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Terra Di Vento Petrale AglianicoCampania IGT play
2006 Cantine Del Taburno Fidelis AglianicoAglianico del Taburno play
2006 Molettieri Irpinia Aglianico Cinque QuerceTerre degli Osci IGT play


Taurasi Wine Tasting – Episode #977

January 31, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk delves into the subject of Taurasi, an Aglianico based red wine from the Campania region of Italy.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Mastroberardino Radici TaurasiTaurasi play
2004 Terredora TaurasiTaurasi play

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Barbera d’Alba Tasting – Episode #971

January 19, 2011

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.

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  • “All of them!…” by Alos Diallo
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Wines tasted in this episode:

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


Expanding Palates with a Teroldego Tasting – Episode #970

January 18, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk explores an interesting wine varietal from Italy, Teroldego.

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    Good Show. I love the Italian love; so much variety and so …” by Andrew D

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Devescovi Teroldego RotalianoTeroldego Rotaliano play


Barolo Blind Tasting – Episode #958

December 8, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk is back with another blind tasting show on a category that’s been bringing the thunder lately- Barolo.

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  • “Barolo in particular (and Nebbiolo in general) is awesome! Keep tryin…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Cordero Di Montezemolo Barolo MonfalletoBarolo play review at cork'd
2005 Vietti Barolo CastiglioneBarolo play review at cork'd
2005 Azelia Barolo San RoccoBarolo play review at cork'd


Moscato d’Asti Tasting – Episode #946

November 8, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk jumps into a category that’s been getting a lot of buzz in the hip hop world, Moscato d’Asti. Gary tastes 3 Moscatos from the Piedmont region in Italy.

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  • “Great and unusual ideas for food with Moscato. You’re wrong about my …” by John Trombley
  • “Oh, forgot Port – how could I forget Port! …” by TommyB
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Elio Perrone Clarte MoscatoMoscato d’Asti play review at cork'd
Bug Juice MoscatoMoscato d’Asti play review at cork'd
2009 La Spinetta Moscato D’asti Bricco QuagliaMoscato d’Asti 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
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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
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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


Southern Italian Red Tasting – Episode #916

September 13, 2010



A trio of value priced Southern Italian Reds to kick off the Jets Football Season!

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  • “Dude, Gary. The Jets went 11-5 and they lost to four of the five team…” by John Reese
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Statti GaglioppoLamezia play review at cork'd
2007 Torre Quarto Bottaccia Nero Di TroiaCastel del Monte play review at cork'd
2005 Maurigi Saia Grande Sicilia IGT play review at cork'd