EP 318 I am Back in New Jersey and Tasting Wine.

Gary Vaynerchuk is back on the East coast and doing his thing! Laid back Friday goes to the table!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Jean Chartron Bourgogne BlancBourgogne Blanc
2004 Kim Crawford Tietjen Brant ChardonnayNew Zealand Chardonnay
2004 Pico Madama Petit Verdot/ MonastrellOther Spanish Red Wine

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Have not tried these wines yet., have had Kim Crawford Sav Blanc. http://www.winelx.com

Tags: Blanc, Bourgogne, chardonnay, red, review, Spain, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • JayZee

    Sad that no wines were any good but that’s the way it is sometimes. BTW, I would be happy to send you some Ohio wines to try on WLTV – IF you would ever try the Washington State wines I sent you late last year. 😉

    QOTD: I am going to the play-offs with my Cleveland Indians!!! 🙂

  • JayZee

    Sad that no wines were any good but that’s the way it is sometimes. BTW, I would be happy to send you some Ohio wines to try on WLTV – IF you would ever try the Washington State wines I sent you late last year. 😉

    QOTD: I am going to the play-offs with my Cleveland Indians!!! 🙂

  • TimF

    QOTD: To NYC for my first east-coast offline in about 10 days. Too bad you won’t be there. We’ll catch up before the game.

  • TimF

    QOTD: To NYC for my first east-coast offline in about 10 days. Too bad you won’t be there. We’ll catch up before the game.

  • Hey, this is a great show–can we talk about it on our show, the Tuesday Night Tech (dot com) show? Even better, come over and join us on the show as a special guest wine corespondent!

  • Hey, this is a great show–can we talk about it on our show, the Tuesday Night Tech (dot com) show? Even better, come over and join us on the show as a special guest wine corespondent!

  • Grapedigger

    Went to Quebec city this weekend to celebrate a birthday…Was fun! Learned about Kir for the first time!! Cheers.

  • Grapedigger

    Went to Quebec city this weekend to celebrate a birthday…Was fun! Learned about Kir for the first time!! Cheers.

  • Do a show on ORGANIC SULFITE FREE WINES!

  • Do a show on ORGANIC SULFITE FREE WINES!

  • QOTD: BED ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !I’ll scre that100pts

  • QOTD: BED ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !I’ll scre that100pts

  • Mason

    Love the rant, Gary. Do you ever get the feeling that when everyone on the planet tells you, “you have to try this…it tastes just like _____!” from the moment you smell it, to the moment you are spitting it out of your mouth, you are thinking “WHAT IN THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING???” It was almost predictable. Of course, I was ready, and I loved it!

    QOTD: I am going to bed.

  • Mason

    Love the rant, Gary. Do you ever get the feeling that when everyone on the planet tells you, “you have to try this…it tastes just like _____!” from the moment you smell it, to the moment you are spitting it out of your mouth, you are thinking “WHAT IN THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING???” It was almost predictable. Of course, I was ready, and I loved it!

    QOTD: I am going to bed.

  • Mason

    P.S. Kanye West is a crybaby.

  • Mason

    P.S. Kanye West is a crybaby.

  • Tragic comedy: I added a bottle of that monastrell/petit verdot blend to my WL shopping cart a few days (a week?) ago. Haven’t checked out yet though. Was VERY excited to see it on this episode’s list, then crushed after watching the episode. I’m still interested in trying it because, well, I recently learned that I like monastrell and I’ve looked for more petit verdot wines to try. Eh, one bad bottle won’t stop me from ordering unless there ends up being a multi-bottle problem.

    QOTD: Tomorrow? Wherever something catches my interest. (Hooray for vacation days!) The day after? Back to the office. (Boo for 2-3 hour meetings!)

    Kim Crawford: I haven’t tried the chardonnay but a couple of my friends have. One of them loves oak (he’s a Toasted Head fan—need I say more?), the other hates it. I’m sure you can guess which one of them raved about the Kim Crawford and which one wanted to scrub his tongue with a brillo pad + bleach. Consequently, I won’t be drinking that chardonnay anytime soon.

    Speaking of chardonnay and oak: I’ve been recommending the Four Vines Naked chardonnay left and right. People who’ve tried it and reported back to me have had nothing but good things to say about it. It’s gone over especially well with folks who, like me, blew $30 on the Mer Soleil Silver—which is a good wine and all, but overpriced, especially when compared to the Four Vines. I drank a lot of Naked chardonnay this summer. I’d say I’m 100% for the unoaked chardonnay revolution if I didn’t like the Mer Soleil (not Silver) chardonnay so much. A little oak = good. Toasted Head oak = nasty.

    Back to Kim Crawford: I wonder how their pinot noir is? Maybe I’ll go to a local wine shop to pick up a bottle while I’m semi-aimlessly wandering about tomorrow.

  • Tragic comedy: I added a bottle of that monastrell/petit verdot blend to my WL shopping cart a few days (a week?) ago. Haven’t checked out yet though. Was VERY excited to see it on this episode’s list, then crushed after watching the episode. I’m still interested in trying it because, well, I recently learned that I like monastrell and I’ve looked for more petit verdot wines to try. Eh, one bad bottle won’t stop me from ordering unless there ends up being a multi-bottle problem.

    QOTD: Tomorrow? Wherever something catches my interest. (Hooray for vacation days!) The day after? Back to the office. (Boo for 2-3 hour meetings!)

    Kim Crawford: I haven’t tried the chardonnay but a couple of my friends have. One of them loves oak (he’s a Toasted Head fan—need I say more?), the other hates it. I’m sure you can guess which one of them raved about the Kim Crawford and which one wanted to scrub his tongue with a brillo pad + bleach. Consequently, I won’t be drinking that chardonnay anytime soon.

    Speaking of chardonnay and oak: I’ve been recommending the Four Vines Naked chardonnay left and right. People who’ve tried it and reported back to me have had nothing but good things to say about it. It’s gone over especially well with folks who, like me, blew $30 on the Mer Soleil Silver—which is a good wine and all, but overpriced, especially when compared to the Four Vines. I drank a lot of Naked chardonnay this summer. I’d say I’m 100% for the unoaked chardonnay revolution if I didn’t like the Mer Soleil (not Silver) chardonnay so much. A little oak = good. Toasted Head oak = nasty.

    Back to Kim Crawford: I wonder how their pinot noir is? Maybe I’ll go to a local wine shop to pick up a bottle while I’m semi-aimlessly wandering about tomorrow.

  • Bernie Bearnaise

    You are soo bicoastal now. I can’t wait for the live Vaynercab barrel tasting show…

    Nice runback for a touchdown in Miami. I’m bummed the Skins couldn’t run it in from the one…

    It is reassuring to see that even the experts can rate some dogs highly. It also makes me think that bottle variance or barrel variance is a common thing. The best control would be to taste the same bottle at the same time and have everyone’s opinions and impressions submitted in writing for review. I have had bottles of the same wine tasted within a month of each other and was wowed once and not so much the second time… Is it me or the wine? This makes me try it again and again to decide thumbs up or down.

    You were tough on Kim, I like his eyeglasses a lot. Is he a one hit wonder with Sauvignon Blanc?

    The best finds are wines that haven’t been rated and you went with your gut and purchased them and felt so smart when they were much better than you expected. Of course the odds do work against this happening too often as you have demonstrated many times. I am going to try a Castle Rock Cabernet because I saw you taste their Pinot Noir and I couldn’t find it. Fame by association.

    Your montage was funny. At some point you have matured because the early shows have a more cherubic look. Is it the constant wine spitting or the fame that has etched these features? Did they make you up for the Ellen D. show? Tell us what is was like. Limo?

    You have single-handedly changed my wine world and I consider you my brother.

    Monday Morning QB

  • Bernie Bearnaise

    You are soo bicoastal now. I can’t wait for the live Vaynercab barrel tasting show…

    Nice runback for a touchdown in Miami. I’m bummed the Skins couldn’t run it in from the one…

    It is reassuring to see that even the experts can rate some dogs highly. It also makes me think that bottle variance or barrel variance is a common thing. The best control would be to taste the same bottle at the same time and have everyone’s opinions and impressions submitted in writing for review. I have had bottles of the same wine tasted within a month of each other and was wowed once and not so much the second time… Is it me or the wine? This makes me try it again and again to decide thumbs up or down.

    You were tough on Kim, I like his eyeglasses a lot. Is he a one hit wonder with Sauvignon Blanc?

    The best finds are wines that haven’t been rated and you went with your gut and purchased them and felt so smart when they were much better than you expected. Of course the odds do work against this happening too often as you have demonstrated many times. I am going to try a Castle Rock Cabernet because I saw you taste their Pinot Noir and I couldn’t find it. Fame by association.

    Your montage was funny. At some point you have matured because the early shows have a more cherubic look. Is it the constant wine spitting or the fame that has etched these features? Did they make you up for the Ellen D. show? Tell us what is was like. Limo?

    You have single-handedly changed my wine world and I consider you my brother.

    Monday Morning QB

  • Jayhitek

    Solid episode. I like the pissed off at wine Gary. Much better than the pissed off at the Pats Gary.

  • Jayhitek

    Solid episode. I like the pissed off at wine Gary. Much better than the pissed off at the Pats Gary.

  • Iron Man

    GV, stay away from whites….I don’t drink them unless I’m out of reds and I’m not drunk yet.

    QOTD Bed. I just got to work but I’m already thinking of being back home…with a glass of over-rated Cali Cab.

  • Iron Man

    GV, stay away from whites….I don’t drink them unless I’m out of reds and I’m not drunk yet.

    QOTD Bed. I just got to work but I’m already thinking of being back home…with a glass of over-rated Cali Cab.

  • Acousticdoc

    I’m going to San Francisco on the 26th!!!! Doing the Camp.

  • Acousticdoc

    I’m going to San Francisco on the 26th!!!! Doing the Camp.

  • Kristen

    Glad to see you’re back at home to do new episodes this week! I saw you on Ellen, thanks for putting up the video on facebook! Great show with her- too bad she didn’t get to try some nice terroir!

    QOTD: Eventually I’m going to France. But right now I going to the couch to do some homework.

    And “Mecrack” really, what’s with all the hate? I think you’ll find GV has plenty of fans out there.

  • Kristen

    Glad to see you’re back at home to do new episodes this week! I saw you on Ellen, thanks for putting up the video on facebook! Great show with her- too bad she didn’t get to try some nice terroir!

    QOTD: Eventually I’m going to France. But right now I going to the couch to do some homework.

    And “Mecrack” really, what’s with all the hate? I think you’ll find GV has plenty of fans out there.

  • J Crazy

    Rock and roll, homie. Dumpin out the wine. Man! That’s what I’m talking about.

    QOTD: I’m going to CRUSH CRAPPY WINE AND SPIRITS!!!

  • J Crazy

    Rock and roll, homie. Dumpin out the wine. Man! That’s what I’m talking about.

    QOTD: I’m going to CRUSH CRAPPY WINE AND SPIRITS!!!

  • Tony S.

    Actually, I almost like it better when you slam a wine, so I thought this episode was a great comeback…well, except for the messed up bottle. I think I wouldn’t watch this show if you loved that crappy, overdone style of Chardonnay. I don’t mind that style here and there when I’m in the mood for it, but 91 points? 17 bucks? Geez louize…

    QOD: I think right about now I am going to go outside, down the street and finish off my lunch break by getting some coffee.

    Congratulations on your Jets victory yesterday. Freakin’ Bears…34-10!?!?!

    See you later,
    T

    GO BEARS!!

  • Tony S.

    Actually, I almost like it better when you slam a wine, so I thought this episode was a great comeback…well, except for the messed up bottle. I think I wouldn’t watch this show if you loved that crappy, overdone style of Chardonnay. I don’t mind that style here and there when I’m in the mood for it, but 91 points? 17 bucks? Geez louize…

    QOD: I think right about now I am going to go outside, down the street and finish off my lunch break by getting some coffee.

    Congratulations on your Jets victory yesterday. Freakin’ Bears…34-10!?!?!

    See you later,
    T

    GO BEARS!!

  • canadian-kid

    i hate butter/oak.

    QOTD: im going to new york. ill be at the giants/jets game oct 7.

  • canadian-kid

    i hate butter/oak.

    QOTD: im going to new york. ill be at the giants/jets game oct 7.

  • Joe S

    Hey Gary – I thought the eps was still good. Every wine can nnot be good. I find the tasting of different wines very interesting. Its fun to try somthing different and new. Sometimes you find a winner and at times you don’t, but just keep trying.

    QOTD – I am going to Tuscany on Thursday for 19 days. I will have to catch up with you when I get back.

  • Joe S

    Hey Gary – I thought the eps was still good. Every wine can nnot be good. I find the tasting of different wines very interesting. Its fun to try somthing different and new. Sometimes you find a winner and at times you don’t, but just keep trying.

    QOTD – I am going to Tuscany on Thursday for 19 days. I will have to catch up with you when I get back.

  • sky

    at 4:44 on monday waiting for a new episode drinking a konigshoeven trappist beer before opening wine and wondering where the monday gary action is?

  • sky

    at 4:44 on monday waiting for a new episode drinking a konigshoeven trappist beer before opening wine and wondering where the monday gary action is?

  • I’ve tried other Kim Crawford wines…hated those too! Try some Sherwood Estates (NZ also)..I think you might like it!

  • I’ve tried other Kim Crawford wines…hated those too! Try some Sherwood Estates (NZ also)..I think you might like it!

  • Andy

    QOTD—- I am going CRAZY G ,,,, Hope it is a short trip.. Good job on Ellen

  • Andy

    QOTD—- I am going CRAZY G ,,,, Hope it is a short trip.. Good job on Ellen

  • yowens

    QOTD: I dont know. I need guidance.

  • yowens

    QOTD: I dont know. I need guidance.

  • Ricardo Ganc

    Take it easy mate, You’re drowning LION and he is my favourite Thundercat. Don’t take it too seriously, You’re just having a bad day…….they can always get worse, though.
    Ganc

  • Ricardo Ganc

    Take it easy mate, You’re drowning LION and he is my favourite Thundercat. Don’t take it too seriously, You’re just having a bad day…….they can always get worse, though.
    Ganc

  • GR8Wine

    Great Ep GV but let’s take it step by step.
    1. Yea on Virginia wines. Even sent you some. What more can I do? If I need to make an appointment and drive over with a case for a tasting I’ll do it. Let me know.
    2. I’m with you on the prototypical, over-oaked butter-monster chardonnay.
    3. Surprised you took your teaching hat off. I think you normally woulda told folks that Monastrell is Spain’s name for Morvedre.
    4. QOTD: I’m going to help make more wine.
    Mike

  • GR8Wine

    Great Ep GV but let’s take it step by step.
    1. Yea on Virginia wines. Even sent you some. What more can I do? If I need to make an appointment and drive over with a case for a tasting I’ll do it. Let me know.
    2. I’m with you on the prototypical, over-oaked butter-monster chardonnay.
    3. Surprised you took your teaching hat off. I think you normally woulda told folks that Monastrell is Spain’s name for Morvedre.
    4. QOTD: I’m going to help make more wine.
    Mike

  • Diablito

    I bet Lindemannâ??s Bin 65 can take that Kim Crawford Chard any day! (and for $5 bucks.) I certainly like Babich, Matua and Shepherd’s Ridge better than their Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Diablito

    I bet Lindemannâ??s Bin 65 can take that Kim Crawford Chard any day! (and for $5 bucks.) I certainly like Babich, Matua and Shepherd’s Ridge better than their Sauvignon Blanc.

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