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Torrontes Tasting – Episode #969

January 17, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 2 Torrontes wines, interesting value plays from Argentina.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Tomero TorrontesArgentine Torrontes play
2008 Altivo Classic TorrontesArgentine Torrontes play

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Spanish and Argentinean Wine Tasting with a Special Guest – Episode #968

January 14, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk invites Ian Adelstein to the show, a Vayniac who’s a huge wine and food lover who received his sommelier certification at the age of 21. They taste an interesting lineup of Spanish and Argentinean reds and talk about how he got on the show.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2001 Muga Prado Enea Gran ReservaRioja play
2007 Palacios Les TerrassesPriorat play
2008 Bodegas Renacer Enamore Other Argentine Red Wine play

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Brave New World of Wine Part 2 – Episode #967

January 13, 2011

Concluding the tasting with Gary Vaynerchuk and author of Brave New World of Wine, Mark Oldman.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Karl Lawrence Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
1933 V.J.H. Justino Henriques MALMSEY Madeira play review at cork'd

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Brave New World of Wine Part 1 – Episode #966

January 12, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk and author Mark Oldman speak about how he entered into the wine world and his new book, Brave New World of Wine.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Bedrock Stellwagen ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel play review at cork'd
2007 Betz Family Winery Clos De BetzColumbia Valley Red Blend play review at cork'd

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Tasting with Sommelier Michael Madrigale from Bar Boulud – Episode #965

January 11, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes with Michael Madrigale of Bar Boulud in New York City and they speak about the wine industry and how Michael became a sommelier. They discuss and taste two wines from Michael’s by the glass program, where he opens up older vintages of large format bottles and charges his cost.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Bernard Morey et Fils Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Premier Cru play review at cork'd
1990 Domaine Clusel Roch Cote Rotie Les Grandes Places play review at cork'd

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By Request- Sherry and Madeira Tasting – Episode #964

January 10, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk recently asked on the WLTV forums what wines people would like to see on the show. This Madeira and the 2 Sherry wines were suggestions by Dr. T and MagnumGourmet.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

Bodegas Tradicion Pedro XimenezSpanish Sherry play review at cork'd
Hidalgo Gobernador Oloroso Seco SherrySpanish Sherry play review at cork'd
Rare Wine Co New York MalmseyMadeira play review at cork'd


Blind Tasting of Southern French White Wines – Episode #963

December 23, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk recently asked for show suggestions on the WLTV forums and ran with Weston’s idea to taste more Southern French whites. One of Jimkay’s suggestions come through as well! Gary decided to make it more interesting and taste blind!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 St. Cosme Cotes Du Rhone BlancCotes du Rhone Blanc play review at cork'd
2008 Janasse Blanc Chateauneuf Du PapeChateauneuf du Pape Blanc play review at cork'd
2007 Chateau La Roque Blanc Clos Des BenedictinsPic St Loup play review at cork'd

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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


Loire Valley Cabernet Franc Tasting – Episode #961

December 20, 2010

On the advice of a Vayniac, Gary Vaynerchuk sits down to pay hommage to one of his favorite grapes, Cabernet Franc. He tastes three Cab Francs from the Loire Valley- including 2 Chinons and 1 Saumur.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Terres Chaudes RougeSaumur-Champigny play review at cork'd
2006 Jean-maurice Raffault Chinon Clos Des CapucinsChinon play review at cork'd
2005 Herault Heraut’ik ChinonChinon play review at cork'd

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Tasting with Jimmy Stafford of Train – Episode #960

December 16, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk meets with Jimmy Stafford of the band Train, a huge fan of wine. They talk about how Jimmy got into wine, his band’s wine club, and discovering new regions and grapes!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Leeuwin Artist Series RieslingAustralian Riesling play review at cork'd
2008 K-vintners Morrison Lane SyrahColumbia Valley Syrah play review at cork'd

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