Archive for the ‘meritage’ Category

Tasting with the Vayniacs – Episode #999

March 11, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk concludes the week of Vayniac tastings with Winestein, GlassRunnethEmpty, and Julius. They taste a special rose from Washington State and move on to three high end reds from the US and Italy.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Kaella Rose play
2007 Leonetti ReserveWalla Walla Red Blend play
2006 Robert Foley ClaretNapa Red Meritage play
2006 Antinori SolaiaSuper Tuscan play

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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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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


Gourmet Library Cheese Tasting with Wine Pairings – Episode #864

May 19, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk mixes it up and tastes some cheeses, picked by Gourmet Library’s manager Justin Novello. They pair the cheeses with three different wines.

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    Solid episode. Favourite cheese. Cheddar….from Cheddar. Tha…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 X-winery White XNapa White Meritage play review at cork'd
2009 Southern Right Sauvignon BlancSouth African Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2007 Neyers Merlot NapaNapa Merlot play review at cork'd

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

If you’d like additional help with the above item or would just like to know a little bit more, please email Justin Novello ( jnovello@gourmetlibrary.com ).


Fair and Balanced- Australian Wine Tasting – Episode #844

April 13, 2010

After Gary’s recent trip to Australia, he wants to break the stereotype that all Aussie wines are fruit bombs. He tries 3 wines from classic Australian producers.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2000 Mount Mary TrioletSouth Australia White Meritage play review at cork'd
2006 Shaw And Smith ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2004 Giaconda Shiraz Warner Vineyard VictoriaAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd

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Author and Wine Writer Michael Steinberger Visits Wine Library TV- Part 2 ? Episode #778

December 1, 2009

Concluding the interview, Gary Vaynerchuk and Michael Steinberger discuss other difficulties in the wine world…and they taste some wine!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Terres Dorees Beaujolais BlancBeaujolais play review at cork'd
2006 NapanookNapa Red Meritage play review at cork'd

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New Zealand and Australian Wine Tasting – NYC Week Day 2 – Episode #727

August 26, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk continues NYC Week by putting New Zealand and Australian wines to the test.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Allan Scott Riesling play review at cork'd
2008 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2007 D’arenberg The Stump Jump RedAustralian Red Blend play review at cork'd

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Arizona Wine Show – Episode #705

July 15, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 3 Arizona wines in honor of our Phoenix native Nathan the Intern.

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    Solid episode in which GV asks Mott for his opinion, and then …” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 2005 Kokoelli Private Reserve Shiraz play review at cork'd
2006 Pillsbury Roan Red play review at cork'd
2005 Callaghan Z5 play review at cork'd

Links mentioned in todays episode.

Recommendation Day: Wine for Relationships – Episode #682

May 26, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk recommends two wines to share with a loved one and describes how to assess the ageability of red wine.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Eradus Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Havens BourriquotNapa Red Meritage play review at cork'd

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A Wine Tasting at Sea – Episode #671

May 6, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 3 wines on the last night of the inaugural Thunder Cruise.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Bouchaine Estate ChardonnayNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2007 Domaine de la Presidente Cotes Du Rhone play review at cork'd
2002 Goose Ridge Vireo play review at cork'd

What wine goes with Bacon? – Episode #647

March 25, 2009

Today Gary Vaynerchuk tries 4 wines to see what goes with the bacon.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 ConundrumNapa White Meritage play review at cork'd
2005 Cape Mentelle ChardonnayMargaret River Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Chateau Paradis Terres Des AngesProvence play review at cork'd
2004 Hudelot Baillet Chambolle MusignyChambolle Musigny play review at cork'd

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