Archive for the ‘South Africa’ Category

South African Sauvignon Blanc Blind Tasting – Episode #908

August 26, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes through 3 different Sauvignon Blancs from South Africa, a grape that is quickly becoming more and more popular in that country.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Fair Valley Sauvignon BlancSouth African Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2007 Constantia Glen Sauvignon BlancSouth African Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2009 Mulderbosch Sauvignon BlancSouth African Sauvignon Blanc 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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  • “89/100

    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 ).


South African Chenin Blanc Tasting – Episode #842

April 6, 2010

Gary explores this white wine, specifically from South Africa. Chenin Blanc, also known as Steen, can bring some great value to the table.

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    line of the day – ‘This wine stinks, tastes like water with r…” by luca bercelli

  • “I generally prefer vegetal wines to fruity wines–also a big fan of ve…” by Neal Buck
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Sizanani Chenin BlancSouth African Chenin Blanc play review at cork'd
2008 Savanha SteenSouth African Chenin Blanc play review at cork'd
2009 Teddy Hall Chenin BlancSouth African Chenin Blanc play review at cork'd


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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    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

Christmas Wines and Episode 600..Secret Pack Time – Episode #600

December 24, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk gives the Vayner-Nation a huge announcement for them to watch on X-mas morning and tries the secret pack on this 600th episode.

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    line of the day – ‘Mott, your linking up and zooming in have b…” by Luca Bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Bob’s African Sauvignon BlancSouth African Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2005 Rhone Rebel GsmVentoux/Luberon/Nimes play review at cork'd
2005 Chateau Plain PointOther Red Bordeaux play review at cork'd
2004 Chateau Puech Haut Tete De Belier RougeLanguedoc-Roussillon play review at cork'd

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Pinotage Wine Tasting – Episode #590

December 4, 2008

South Africa is very proud of the Pinotage grape and today Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 value driven Pinotage wines on the thunder Show to see how they fare.

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    line of the day – ‘we want to continue to expand your palate n…” by Luca Bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Nederberg PinotageSouth African Pinotage play review at cork'd
2007 Lion Hunt PinotageSouth African Pinotage play review at cork'd
2006 False Bay PinotageSouth African Pinotage play review at cork'd

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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

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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

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

The Election Day Secret Pack – Episode 570

November 4, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk unveils the latest secret pack as we await election results from around the nation.

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    line of the day – ‘I flipped my pants …” by Luca Bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Hortus La Bergerie BlancOther French White Wine play review at cork'd
2004 Thunder Napa RedNapa Red Meritage play review at cork'd
2006 AnwilkaSouth African Red Meritage play review at cork'd

Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon Go Together Like Peas and Carrots – Episode #545

September 24, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 3 whites that feature this classic grape combination.

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  • “89/100 – line of the day ‘smells like a tyre on fire’

    Solid….” by Luca Bercelli

  • “hope us wine lovers at Virginia Tech get to meet you soon! …” by Krishna Patel
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Steenberg Sauvignon BlancSouth African Sauvignon Blanc play review at cork'd
2007 Cadaretta Sauvignon Blanc/ SemillonColumbia Valley White Meritage play review at cork'd
2006 Volker Eisele GeminiNapa White Meritage play review at cork'd

Gruner And A South African White Blend – Episode #453

April 28, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk tries out some white wines and lets the vayniacs know what he thinks about GV’s and a wild blend from South Africa

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  • “qotd: haven’t had a ton from either, and there’s a lot of Austrian win…” by John__J
  • “Have found most South Africian wines real hit or miss..more misses. Q…” by corkscrew
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Berhard Ott Fass 4 Gruner VeltlinerAustrian Gruner Veltliner play review at cork'd
2006 Meinhard Forstreiter Gruner Veltliner TaborAustrian Gruner Veltliner play review at cork'd
2006 Sadie Family PalladiusOther South African White Win play review at cork'd

Links mentioned in todays episode.