Archive for the ‘merlot’ Category

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


TastingRoom.com Red Wine Sampling – Episode #940

October 28, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk continues trying new wines, this time focusing on a grab bag of reds.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Swanson Oakville Merlot play review at cork'd
2007 L’Aventure Paso Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 Acorn Alegría Vineyards Russian River Valley Medley Red Blend play review at cork'd
2004 Ackerman Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 DeLoach Maboroshi Vineyard Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2007 Storybook Napa Estate Eastern Exposures Zinfandel play review at cork'd

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Supermarket Wine Week- Australian Reds Under $10 – Episode #895

July 29, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk continues his supermarket wine tasting with 3 Aussie reds, including one of the most infamous- Yellow Tail.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Jacobs Creek MerlotAustralian Merlot play review at cork'd
Lindemans Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 45Australian Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
Yellow Tail ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd


Head to Head Merlot Blind Tasting – Episode #874

June 14, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk continues the blind tasting theme and tries out two Merlots with some interesting results.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Cakebread MerlotNapa Merlot play review at cork'd
2006 Stags Leap W.c. MerlotNapa Merlot play review at cork'd

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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 ).


Washington Merlot and Twitter Tasting – Episode #833

March 17, 2010

Gary wanted to join in on the Twitter tasting for Washington Merlot, going on Thursday March 25th. Grab a bottle of WA State Merlot, use the hashtag #WAMerlot , and start tweeting next Thursday to share your thoughts on these wines!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Charles Smith Velvet Devil MerlotColumbia Valley Merlot play review at cork'd
2005 Bergevin Lane MerlotColumbia Valley Merlot play review at cork'd
2005 Long Shadows PedestalColumbia Valley Merlot play review at cork'd

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The Other 46: PA Wine Tasting with Penns Woods Winery – Episode #813

February 8, 2010

Gary sits down and tastes 3 Pennsylvanian wines with Jason Malumed from Penns Woods Winery. They talk about the “Other 46″ and the future of PA wines.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Penns Woods Chadonnay Reserve play review at cork'd
2005 Penns Woods Melot Reserve play review at cork'd
2005 Penns Woods Ameritage Reserve play review at cork'd


Another Merlot Blind Tasting – Episode #803

January 20, 2010

Gary revisits Merlot in this blind tasting of wines around the world, with some interesting results.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chateau La BienfaisanceSt Emilion play review at cork'd
2007 Bellanotte MerlotFriuli Venzia-Giulia IGT play review at cork'd
Segal’s Fusion RedIsraeli Kosher Wine play review at cork'd
2007 Osso Anna MerlotNapa Merlot play review at cork'd

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Merlove – Episode #775

November 25, 2009

Rudy McClain, creator of the documentary Merlove, visits Wine Library TV to discuss the film and taste some Merlot with Gary Vaynerchuk.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Swanson Oakville Merlot play review at cork'd
2006 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval play review at cork'd
2007 Provenance Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley play review at cork'd

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Canadian Wine from a Hotel in Toronto – Episode #761

October 30, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes a Canadian wine from the mini bar of his hotel.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Cave Spring Cabernet / Merlot play review at cork'd

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