EP 386 Wild White Wines

Gary Vaynerchuk always says that white wines are dissed and deserve so much more credit for what they bring to the table! Gary today attacks some of the cooler whites in the shop!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Venge Family Bianco SpettroNapa Other White Wine
2006 Palmina Tocai FriulanoOther California White Wine
2006 St. Cosme Cotes Du Rhone BlancCotes du Rhone Blanc

Links mentioned in todays episode.

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

  • Tomme Au Marc Jura Brandy

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John__J

qotd: U.S. wine laws, I can't figure out what the hell is wrong with the legislator's when it comes to shipping, especially in the 13 states where it's completely prohibited. Although one problem I saw in MD when I testified this past year before the sub-committee was that some representatives literally slept during the hearing right in front of people, while others would use their cell phone or get up and just walk out of the room missing entire testimonies!

Great episode Gary!
I'm always amused when I tell someone or hear someone find out there's some white wines out there that will age 100+ years, and they show disbelief.
I've had Cotes Du Rhone reds, white, and rose.
I've had Venge's Scouts Honor before, I had to bring it in to taste when I saw it was a blend of petite sirah, charbono, and zin. A good wine but a little overpriced I thought. I'd love to see a petite sirah, charbono, petite verdot blend.

Tags: Blanc, california, cheese, Cotes Du Rhone, food-friendly, napa, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Susan

    Gary-Thanks for the heads up!!!! I will be coming March 22nd!!!!! 🙂

  • Susan

    Gary-Thanks for the heads up!!!! I will be coming March 22nd!!!!! 🙂

  • Kim Schroeder

    If you are going be ‘kissing pigs’ on March 22nd then count me in…this is going to be good :)!

  • Kim Schroeder

    If you are going be ‘kissing pigs’ on March 22nd then count me in…this is going to be good :)!

  • Anthony L.

    AWESOME Episode. I love the engergy. You can bet on it, I will be at VaynerPalooza on March 22nd.

    No more sniffy sniff….:(

    QOTD: The most confusing thing about wines to me can be described in one word…”France”..Too much info on the bottles in French just blanks me out.

  • Anthony L.

    AWESOME Episode. I love the engergy. You can bet on it, I will be at VaynerPalooza on March 22nd.

    No more sniffy sniff….:(

    QOTD: The most confusing thing about wines to me can be described in one word…”France”..Too much info on the bottles in French just blanks me out.

  • JeffC

    Great show GV, thanks. Hey the St. Cosme is sold out, what gives? Anyway, QOTD: most confusing for me is keeping track the vast numbers of wines out there, the vintages, and what the good price performers are to choose from. Who wants to spend hard earned money on garbage. Thats why I watch and listen to WLTV, and refer to earlier episodes and reviews as a source and reference for future purchases. Thanks.

  • JeffC

    Great show GV, thanks. Hey the St. Cosme is sold out, what gives? Anyway, QOTD: most confusing for me is keeping track the vast numbers of wines out there, the vintages, and what the good price performers are to choose from. Who wants to spend hard earned money on garbage. Thats why I watch and listen to WLTV, and refer to earlier episodes and reviews as a source and reference for future purchases. Thanks.

  • QOTD: The most confusing thing still is what is the possible flavor profiles of those different varieties. Although there has been institutes as WSET, ISG, U.C.Davis, etc. to explain this question, I’m still find it difficult to distinguish the varieties in the blend. So many other factors, as terrior, viticulture, wine making, vintage…I’m still learning, it is really not easy for me…

    BTW, I can’t take my sight off that cheese…And three bottles of different wine styles…This episode really makes hungry!!!!….= =

  • QOTD: The most confusing thing still is what is the possible flavor profiles of those different varieties. Although there has been institutes as WSET, ISG, U.C.Davis, etc. to explain this question, I’m still find it difficult to distinguish the varieties in the blend. So many other factors, as terrior, viticulture, wine making, vintage…I’m still learning, it is really not easy for me…

    BTW, I can’t take my sight off that cheese…And three bottles of different wine styles…This episode really makes hungry!!!!….= =

  • Jon K

    QOTD: Where to find good priced wines locally…. and which ones to pick.

  • Jon K

    QOTD: Where to find good priced wines locally…. and which ones to pick.

  • Smith MBA

    Dude – I got happy when you said Washington, I thought you would make it to the Nation’s capital.

  • Smith MBA

    Dude – I got happy when you said Washington, I thought you would make it to the Nation’s capital.

  • MacNPhish

    Great episode Gary!

    QOTD: Trying to find a way to remember everything, vintages, wineries, which wine was good, which was bed, etc. etc.

    I guess that Cotes du Rhone Blanc was popular, went to try to buy it and poof it was gone.

    When are you coming to Florida? You know we have great beaches and weather down here! And oh just to let you know how much I like your show. I’m a HUGE and I mean HUGE Dolphins fan. And as you know we are not allowed to like anything having to do with the Jets! So that there should let you know how much I love what you are doing! 🙂

    Cheers

  • MacNPhish

    Great episode Gary!

    QOTD: Trying to find a way to remember everything, vintages, wineries, which wine was good, which was bed, etc. etc.

    I guess that Cotes du Rhone Blanc was popular, went to try to buy it and poof it was gone.

    When are you coming to Florida? You know we have great beaches and weather down here! And oh just to let you know how much I like your show. I’m a HUGE and I mean HUGE Dolphins fan. And as you know we are not allowed to like anything having to do with the Jets! So that there should let you know how much I love what you are doing! 🙂

    Cheers

  • Mr.Ambassador

    Hey GV,

    Thanks for bringing some intriguing wines to the table. Time to go out and sample some white Cotes-Du-Rhone! Fantastic to see that you’ll be attending the “Taste of Washington” event; I’ll be assembling a group from work so we can stop in and say hello!

    QOTD – I thought about several possible answers but most seemed to come back to my own impressions of various wines and what I found interesting about them (rather than what was confusing). I then remembered all of the confusion surrounding “wine laws” and that has to be the winner hands-down! I sill hope you’ll be able to ship back to Washington State someday…

  • Mr.Ambassador

    Hey GV,

    Thanks for bringing some intriguing wines to the table. Time to go out and sample some white Cotes-Du-Rhone! Fantastic to see that you’ll be attending the “Taste of Washington” event; I’ll be assembling a group from work so we can stop in and say hello!

    QOTD – I thought about several possible answers but most seemed to come back to my own impressions of various wines and what I found interesting about them (rather than what was confusing). I then remembered all of the confusion surrounding “wine laws” and that has to be the winner hands-down! I sill hope you’ll be able to ship back to Washington State someday…

  • jimbo_h

    3/22 is my Mom’s birthday! Thanks for throwing her a party Gary….

  • jimbo_h

    3/22 is my Mom’s birthday! Thanks for throwing her a party Gary….

  • SaraMHCRU

    The way you were smelling, tasting, and describing the cheese was so similar to how you break down wine that I was afraid for a second that you were going to spit it! I really like the incorporation of wine-friendly snacks into the show.

    qotd: ageability. How do you know if a bottle will improve or worsen if you leave it open overnight, how do you know if a bottle will last for however many years, and how do you know when to open? Even though we’re not supposed to rely on the critics to tell us WHAT to drink, should we let them tell us WHEN to drink?

  • SaraMHCRU

    The way you were smelling, tasting, and describing the cheese was so similar to how you break down wine that I was afraid for a second that you were going to spit it! I really like the incorporation of wine-friendly snacks into the show.

    qotd: ageability. How do you know if a bottle will improve or worsen if you leave it open overnight, how do you know if a bottle will last for however many years, and how do you know when to open? Even though we’re not supposed to rely on the critics to tell us WHAT to drink, should we let them tell us WHEN to drink?

  • nickb

    March 22 I’m there…..
    QOTD – so called “sweet” wines (like some of the german stuff and reislings, etc) I dont get them at all unless your looking for soda with a kick…..

  • nickb

    March 22 I’m there…..
    QOTD – so called “sweet” wines (like some of the german stuff and reislings, etc) I dont get them at all unless your looking for soda with a kick…..

  • Valentin

    I know the red wines from Saint Cosme. They bring serious thunder for a few bucks ( 13$ or so or a handfull Yen if you like). Hey Gary I’m a longstanding Vaniac. Where is my shout-out, please?!

  • Valentin

    I know the red wines from Saint Cosme. They bring serious thunder for a few bucks ( 13$ or so or a handfull Yen if you like). Hey Gary I’m a longstanding Vaniac. Where is my shout-out, please?!

  • Obama_Man

    Wow, guess I won’t put off episodes until the next day–read: sold out St. Comes:( . GF and I have taken HUGE advantage of the sale today, Gary. Thanks!

    QOTD: I’m still trying to take apart wines to taste differences in fruit (i.e. plum vs. cherry vs. raspberry, etc. ) and bouquets.

  • Obama_Man

    Wow, guess I won’t put off episodes until the next day–read: sold out St. Comes:( . GF and I have taken HUGE advantage of the sale today, Gary. Thanks!

    QOTD: I’m still trying to take apart wines to taste differences in fruit (i.e. plum vs. cherry vs. raspberry, etc. ) and bouquets.

  • Brandon T.

    QOTD: always wondered why wine makes me email my exes at three in the morning and type gibberish… also, how wine always seems to be involved with me and my friend sleeping together, even when we say we won’t?

    I’ve loved the Sainte Cosme and white rhones in general… something about good Roussanne gets me every time..

  • Brandon T.

    QOTD: always wondered why wine makes me email my exes at three in the morning and type gibberish… also, how wine always seems to be involved with me and my friend sleeping together, even when we say we won’t?

    I’ve loved the Sainte Cosme and white rhones in general… something about good Roussanne gets me every time..

  • I admit that I am one of those that thought red wines were better than whites, but now I think that I just need to try more. Inspired by a previous episode, I tried a riesling with a heavy dinner, and it was really good.

    QOTD: I want to be able to expand my palate and pick out individual flavors. How are some ways to do that? Maybe you should do a show where you have us eat something and then try a wine and see the similarities. You could do that with a few of the flavors that are often in a certain varietals.

  • I admit that I am one of those that thought red wines were better than whites, but now I think that I just need to try more. Inspired by a previous episode, I tried a riesling with a heavy dinner, and it was really good.

    QOTD: I want to be able to expand my palate and pick out individual flavors. How are some ways to do that? Maybe you should do a show where you have us eat something and then try a wine and see the similarities. You could do that with a few of the flavors that are often in a certain varietals.

  • BW

    GV – Bring back the “sniffy-snif” – it is soooooo you

    QOTD – Most confusing – Italy – so many varietals, so many regions – impossible to keep it all straight

  • BW

    GV – Bring back the “sniffy-snif” – it is soooooo you

    QOTD – Most confusing – Italy – so many varietals, so many regions – impossible to keep it all straight

  • MtnCharlie

    I am with you on being an advocate for white wine. I haven’t had many Rhone white wines. Will definitely “seek them out”.

    QOTD: Hmmm, That is a good question. Aside from straight memorization of regions and varietals, deciphering some labels, particularly French and German, can be a bit confusing (Identifying region, producer, vineyard, etc.).

  • MtnCharlie

    I am with you on being an advocate for white wine. I haven’t had many Rhone white wines. Will definitely “seek them out”.

    QOTD: Hmmm, That is a good question. Aside from straight memorization of regions and varietals, deciphering some labels, particularly French and German, can be a bit confusing (Identifying region, producer, vineyard, etc.).

  • Fj

    QOTD: Hey G.V.,here’s why im confused… and facinated. Greece has been producing wine for more than 2000 years now, and i know they have some exxxceptional value, i wonder WHY they are so hard to find. I live in Quebec(canada)and in each SAQ(wine shops owned by government)they dont have more than 2 bottles of greek wine. Whats the deal… are they doing any marketing overthere or just keepin every bottle for themself ??? cmon guys.. ya’ll can keep the ouzo just send us some Vino !

  • Fj

    QOTD: Hey G.V.,here’s why im confused… and facinated. Greece has been producing wine for more than 2000 years now, and i know they have some exxxceptional value, i wonder WHY they are so hard to find. I live in Quebec(canada)and in each SAQ(wine shops owned by government)they dont have more than 2 bottles of greek wine. Whats the deal… are they doing any marketing overthere or just keepin every bottle for themself ??? cmon guys.. ya’ll can keep the ouzo just send us some Vino !

  • Yep, I have 2 bottles of white Rhones in the cabinet and normally buy 2-3 per month. Why do you assume that everyone here only drinks reds. I have an equal number of both in storage and am always looking for whites to enhance strong tasting fish or pork dishes.

  • Yep, I have 2 bottles of white Rhones in the cabinet and normally buy 2-3 per month. Why do you assume that everyone here only drinks reds. I have an equal number of both in storage and am always looking for whites to enhance strong tasting fish or pork dishes.

  • QOTD- I can’t remember what the primary varietals are in most regions in Europe, or whether Cab is dominant in Right Bank or Left Bank Bordeaux.

    I have had one or 2 CdR Whites, and they were amazingly complex for a white wine. Just haven’t seen them in a while, and I generally do prefer reds, especially in the winter.

  • QOTD- I can’t remember what the primary varietals are in most regions in Europe, or whether Cab is dominant in Right Bank or Left Bank Bordeaux.

    I have had one or 2 CdR Whites, and they were amazingly complex for a white wine. Just haven’t seen them in a while, and I generally do prefer reds, especially in the winter.

  • AmandaM

    QOTD: I was going to say that it’s really hard to find different wines around where I live, but I just discovered a local wine shop that carries lots of different things, so that’s not it. I think I’d say that picking out flavors is still really hard for me. Sometimes it’ll be familiar, but I just can’t pinpoint it. I’ve only been really getting into wines for about the last year, so I’m still a beginner.

  • AmandaM

    QOTD: I was going to say that it’s really hard to find different wines around where I live, but I just discovered a local wine shop that carries lots of different things, so that’s not it. I think I’d say that picking out flavors is still really hard for me. Sometimes it’ll be familiar, but I just can’t pinpoint it. I’ve only been really getting into wines for about the last year, so I’m still a beginner.

  • Scott F

    QOTD: I can’t figure out how to afford this habit

  • Scott F

    QOTD: I can’t figure out how to afford this habit

  • Tony V

    QOTD: By Far the most confusing, why the same wines aren’t available throughout the U.S. I wish I could get the all the same wines here in the Midwest and be able to taste along w/G.V.in NY!

  • Tony V

    QOTD: By Far the most confusing, why the same wines aren’t available throughout the U.S. I wish I could get the all the same wines here in the Midwest and be able to taste along w/G.V.in NY!

  • yowens

    Love the love for the whites! QOTD: I remember this QOTD from a while ago and my response hasnt changed: Burgundy. I just dont get it.

  • yowens

    Love the love for the whites! QOTD: I remember this QOTD from a while ago and my response hasnt changed: Burgundy. I just dont get it.

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