Archive for the ‘Spanish’ Category

Cava Tasting – Episode #962

December 22, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk has long been a fan of Cava, sparkling wine from Spain, as an alternative to expensive Champagne. Cava comes from the Barcelona region in Spain and ring in at nice price points.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Cavas Hill BrutSpanish Brut Nonvintage play review at cork'd
One + One Three BrutSpanish Brut Nonvintage play review at cork'd
Codorniu OriginalSpanish Brut Nonvintage play review at cork'd
2007 Gramona Gran CuveeSpanish Brut Vintage play review at cork'd


Lopez de Heredia Tasting with Maria Jose Lopez Part 1 – Episode #947

November 10, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes with Maria Jose from the Lopez de Heredia winery, one of Gary’s favorites from the Rioja region. A house that is well-known for long term bottle aging, Gary and Maria Jose taste a 2000 vintage rose and a 2000 vintage Rioja from the Tondonia vineyard. They discuss the fascinating changes in Rioja history.

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  • “Great episode. Great guest….” by Hypersomnia
  • “One of the best guests you’ve ever had on your show. Well done Gary!…” by Nick
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2000 Viña Tondonia Rosé Gran Reserva play review at cork'd
2000 Viña Tondonia Red Reserva play review at cork'd


Spanish Red Tasting with a Special Guest – Episode #894

July 28, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk is joined with Jimmy Trent, a longtime Vayniac and contest winner. He brought 2 Gran Reserva wines to try from the Utiel-Requena region of Spain.

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  • “94/100

    lines of the day – ‘These wines are like 2 Golden Retrievers,…” by luca bercelli

  • “Avi, that’s awesome. I bet it’s freakin awesome to fly a plane!…” by jimmytrent
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Wines tasted in this episode:

1997 Torre Oria Gran Reserva play review at cork'd
1999 Torre Oria Gran Reserva play review at cork'd


Cinderella Wine in the Spotlight- Tasting the Most Talked About Wines – Episode #862

May 13, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk retastes three different wines that were some of the most loved and controversial from Wine Library’s sister site, Cinderella Wine

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  • “90/100

    Really enjoyable show. I can’t make my mind up about this one…” by luca bercelli

  • “Had to watch this show again, the Elias is great, the Clos De Sixte wa…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Alain Jaume Lirac Clos De SixteLirac play review at cork'd
2005 Les Cretes Coteau La Tour Valle d’Aosta play review at cork'd
2005 Gran Elias Mora ToroSpanish Red Wine play review at cork'd

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A Mallorcan Wine Tasting with Some Interesting Grapes – Episode #797

January 8, 2010

Gary tastes three wines with Miquelangel Cerda i Capo, the winemaker and proprietor of Anima Negra Winery in Mallorca.

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  • “91/100

    lines of the day – ‘Mallorca…you could walk it coast to coas…” by luca bercelli

  • “Enjoy Spanish wines allot..guest looks likes the Spanish version of Sa…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Anima Negra Quibia play review at cork'd
2006 Anima Negra 2 play review at cork'd
2004 Anima Negra An play review at cork'd


On Location: Robert Parker’s Master Tasting at Wine Future in Rioja – Episode #780

December 4, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk attends the master tasting, lead by Robert Parker, Kevin Zraly, and Pancho Campo at Wine Future 09 in Rioja last month.

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  • “91/100

    Best moment is when Robert Parker says that we should be makin…” by luca bercelli

  • “They should do these master tastings with the UN earpiece translators….” by John Reese
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Wines tasted in this episode:

1945 Marques de Riscal Rioja play review at cork'd

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Wines for a Big Event – Episode #770

November 18, 2009

Since Gary Vaynerchuk gets so many emails asking about how to pick wines for weddings and other events, he invited celebrity event planner Marcy Bloom to tackle it with him on the Thunder Show.

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  • “92/100

    lines of the day – ‘you’re the first guest to make Mott laugh’…” by luca bercelli

  • “Good guest. QOTD-FOOD AND DRINK. WWW.WINELX.COM…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Campuget Blanc Costieres De NimesNimes play review at cork'd
2007 Cristia Cotes Du RhoneCotes du Rhone Rouge play review at cork'd
Vega Barcelona Brut ReservaSpanish Brut Nonvintage play review at cork'd

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Wine Tasting in Enemy Territory – Episode #750

October 8, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk treads into dangerous waters to taste 3 Spanish Wines at the New England Patriots home field.

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  • “89/100

    line of the day – ‘I’ve maybe tasted this style…2000 times’…” by luca bercelli

  • “Have had La Cana..terrible lighting in this episode.. QOTD-a little l…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 La Cana AlbarinoAlbarino play review at cork'd
2007 Bodegas Atalaya AtalayaSpanish Red Wine play review at cork'd
2007 Zabrin Atteca play review at cork'd

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Wine & Spirits Top 100 – Part 2 – Episode #742

September 24, 2009

Concluding today with Joshua Greene, Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine, visits to give a sneak peak at their Top 100 Wines of 2009.

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  • “93/100

    lines of the day – ‘It’s like having a guy wearing overalls i…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 D’arenberg Footbolt ShirazAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd
2001 Marques de Murrietta Castillo Y Gay Gran Reserva Especial play review at cork'd
2005 Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet SauvignonAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd

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Expanding Palates in Omaha – Episode #708

July 22, 2009

Back in May, Gary Vaynerchuk opened the festivities at Big Omaha 2009 with this live version of the Thunder Show

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  • “91/100

    line of the day, ‘This wine tastes like lipstick’

    Love the li…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Naia Verdejo play review at cork'd
Anselmi Fruiliano play review at cork'd
2008 Altos Las Hormigas MalbecArgentine Malbec

play review at cork'd
2007 Verduguez VolverSpanish Red Wine play review at cork'd

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