EP 416 Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio

Gary Vaynerchuk continues to expand on the battle royal, head to head battles of the thunder show and focuses on Italy and Oregon today.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Chehalem Pinot GrisOregon Pinot Gris
2005 Fantinel Sant Helena Pinot GrigioFriuli-Venezia Giulia

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

  • Guapier Estrella

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John__J

Hell yeah I remember Kiddie City, and it wasn’t just in Jersey, I had one near me in Baltimore growin up. It definitely beat toy-r-us.

I’ve had a pinot gris ROSE from Reuilly in Loire. Had a gelatin thing going on in the nose. Neat to try, but I wouldn’t buy it.

qotd1:Unless Doc Brown returns my call, I doubt I’ll be able to make it
qotd2: had a lucien albrecht cuvee romanus 2005 that brought serious q.p.r.

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  • Anonymous

    QOTD I: Will try to be there.
    QOTD II: Sineann Pinot Gris, also Ponzi

  • Donna Marie

    QOTD I: Will try to be there.
    QOTD II: Sineann Pinot Gris, also Ponzi

  • sgevurtz

    Everyone talks about how Oregon is the place for Pinot Gris. Personally, I find most of them decent but all pretty similar and one-dimensional. I think Oregon shines more with its Burgundian style Chards (Try Cameron or David Hill). They definitely have more complexity without getting all stupid California on your ass. The price point is spot on too for domestic Chards. Gary, you almost said Oregon right but then you messed it up again. Say it with me now . . O-REE-GUN.

  • sgevurtz

    Everyone talks about how Oregon is the place for Pinot Gris. Personally, I find most of them decent but all pretty similar and one-dimensional. I think Oregon shines more with its Burgundian style Chards (Try Cameron or David Hill). They definitely have more complexity without getting all stupid California on your ass. The price point is spot on too for domestic Chards. Gary, you almost said Oregon right but then you messed it up again. Say it with me now . . O-REE-GUN.

  • sgevurtz

    Oops . . then you got it right again! Yeah Gary. Sorry I’m a jerk.

  • sgevurtz

    Oops . . then you got it right again! Yeah Gary. Sorry I’m a jerk.

  • Sorry can’t join you at the party, too long swim from Singapore! My recent Pinot Gris I really enjoyed was Fairhall Downs 2007 from Marlborough NZ. Great wine for a good price. Arjen Blom

  • Sorry can’t join you at the party, too long swim from Singapore! My recent Pinot Gris I really enjoyed was Fairhall Downs 2007 from Marlborough NZ. Great wine for a good price. Arjen Blom

  • Scottie P

    QOTD #1: I am so there, and I’m bringing the Fam. I’ll see you at 11am.
    QOTD #2: No fav. yet, because I’m more into the Chards.

    P.S. I remember the Lionel Kiddie City commercials!

  • Scottie P

    QOTD #1: I am so there, and I’m bringing the Fam. I’ll see you at 11am.
    QOTD #2: No fav. yet, because I’m more into the Chards.

    P.S. I remember the Lionel Kiddie City commercials!

  • wayno da wino

    Yo Gee !!
    Coooool Episode !!!
    QOTD1: Would Looooooove to be there, but gotta go in for anodher
    Lobotomy (actually major dental work on me choppers). 🙁

    QOTD2: Don’t drink much PG…..but da Adelsheim (OR) & Navarro (CA)
    were pretty decent.

  • shawnandlu

    QOTD1: No it’s a long way from San Diego and we are heading to Kona the week after.
    QOTD2: MacMurry Sonoma 2005 Pino Gris is pretty solid athough I’m not real big Pinot Gris fan.

  • wayno da wino

    Yo Gee !!
    Coooool Episode !!!
    QOTD1: Would Looooooove to be there, but gotta go in for anodher
    Lobotomy (actually major dental work on me choppers). 🙁

    QOTD2: Don’t drink much PG…..but da Adelsheim (OR) & Navarro (CA)
    were pretty decent.

  • shawnandlu

    QOTD1: No it’s a long way from San Diego and we are heading to Kona the week after.
    QOTD2: MacMurry Sonoma 2005 Pino Gris is pretty solid athough I’m not real big Pinot Gris fan.

  • Hi Gary,
    Sitting sick at home catching up on episodes. Can’t think of a better past time to get the mind off the misery than this!
    1st of all, love the head to head varietal competitions.
    2d, what a coincidence – just had some ’06 Chehalem Pinot Gris last night.
    Sorry can’t make it to the Thunderparty. We are having a murder mystery wine dinner and I get to play a role.
    As for Pinot – I’ve had a lot of them but can’t really narrow it to 1. I haven’t had any expensive ones, but the best was from Alsace but I can’t remember the name.

  • Hi Gary,
    Sitting sick at home catching up on episodes. Can’t think of a better past time to get the mind off the misery than this!
    1st of all, love the head to head varietal competitions.
    2d, what a coincidence – just had some ’06 Chehalem Pinot Gris last night.
    Sorry can’t make it to the Thunderparty. We are having a murder mystery wine dinner and I get to play a role.
    As for Pinot – I’ve had a lot of them but can’t really narrow it to 1. I haven’t had any expensive ones, but the best was from Alsace but I can’t remember the name.

  • Deano

    Gary good episode i am just catching up on them.

    QOTD:
    -No i cant make it i will be on vacation in Mexico 🙁

  • Deano

    Gary good episode i am just catching up on them.

    QOTD:
    -No i cant make it i will be on vacation in Mexico 🙁

  • Tooch

    used to go to lionel kiddie city all the time growing up in philly.

    great show gary

  • Tooch

    used to go to lionel kiddie city all the time growing up in philly.

    great show gary

  • Josh in Burgundy

    QOTD1: Nope still working in the Burgundy at that point.

    QOTD2: Had an amazing PG from Italy but forgot the name. I saved the cork and it is back at my house in the good ole US of A

  • Josh in Burgundy

    QOTD1: Nope still working in the Burgundy at that point.

    QOTD2: Had an amazing PG from Italy but forgot the name. I saved the cork and it is back at my house in the good ole US of A

  • JayZee

    Great show! And we had Lionel Kiddie City here in Ohio as well.

    QOTD1: Darn it, but I’ll be flying to Geneva, Switzerland that day so, no, I cannot be there. Darn it!!!!

    QOTD2: I’m not a big Pinto Gris/Grigio fan to date. I had a 2006 Masa Canali Pinot Grigio that was pretty decent, though.

  • JayZee

    Great show! And we had Lionel Kiddie City here in Ohio as well.

    QOTD1: Darn it, but I’ll be flying to Geneva, Switzerland that day so, no, I cannot be there. Darn it!!!!

    QOTD2: I’m not a big Pinto Gris/Grigio fan to date. I had a 2006 Masa Canali Pinot Grigio that was pretty decent, though.

  • Harley Stan

    Gary, great episode and you anwered my question about Grigio and Gris. I received a set of the Eisch wine glasses for Christmas, I love them!!!
    QOTD 1- Unfortunately I will not be there next month
    QOTD 2- I haven’t found a favorite yet, I keep trying them but my Pal doesn’t like them.

  • Harley Stan

    Gary, great episode and you anwered my question about Grigio and Gris. I received a set of the Eisch wine glasses for Christmas, I love them!!!
    QOTD 1- Unfortunately I will not be there next month
    QOTD 2- I haven’t found a favorite yet, I keep trying them but my Pal doesn’t like them.

  • beam67

    Great show and interesting colors to the wine.

    QOTD 1: sorry, not giving up skiing utah. will be a blast

    QOTD 2: Barmes-Beucher Silicis Pinot Gris – the intensity and depth of the floral aromas were fantastic and were backed backed solid granite stone.

  • beam67

    Great show and interesting colors to the wine.

    QOTD 1: sorry, not giving up skiing utah. will be a blast

    QOTD 2: Barmes-Beucher Silicis Pinot Gris – the intensity and depth of the floral aromas were fantastic and were backed backed solid granite stone.

  • QOTD 1: My company has a client going live with Great Plains on April 1st. As such I regret to inform you that I do not plan on attending the Thunder Party on March 29th.

    QOTD 2: I have only tried 3 PG’s but of those 3 I would say I liked the 2006 Stellina di Notte the best.

  • QOTD 1: My company has a client going live with Great Plains on April 1st. As such I regret to inform you that I do not plan on attending the Thunder Party on March 29th.

    QOTD 2: I have only tried 3 PG’s but of those 3 I would say I liked the 2006 Stellina di Notte the best.

  • Benjamin-VaTech

    Qotd: Maybe. Road Trip?

    SQotd: (superflorous question of the day) Don’t have one. Yet.

  • Benjamin-VaTech

    Qotd: Maybe. Road Trip?

    SQotd: (superflorous question of the day) Don’t have one. Yet.

  • Omallley

    QOTD2 – My favorite Pinot Gris is the Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris from Alsace.

  • Omallley

    QOTD2 – My favorite Pinot Gris is the Trimbach Reserve Pinot Gris from Alsace.

  • Ben F

    Yo GV miss ya buddy. I am going to try like hell to get there on the 29th I would be coming from Reading PA about 2 hours away…
    Anyway I get to taste a couple of pinot grigio’s very soon Terrazzo,Lechthaler and Bertani.. So i will let ya know…

  • Ben F

    Yo GV miss ya buddy. I am going to try like hell to get there on the 29th I would be coming from Reading PA about 2 hours away…
    Anyway I get to taste a couple of pinot grigio’s very soon Terrazzo,Lechthaler and Bertani.. So i will let ya know…

  • Ben F

    Oh i forgot Kiddie city was awesome… Much better than Toys R Us…. Bring back the cool toys of the 80’s

  • Ben F

    Oh i forgot Kiddie city was awesome… Much better than Toys R Us…. Bring back the cool toys of the 80’s

  • Kevin C

    QOTD: Won’t be able to make it up this time GV. QOTD #2: Don’t drink a lot of PG but have found Zenato to be a consistently good producer.

    You mentioned the sugar cane aromas..they harvested the crops around here in mid December and that smell hangs in the air for about a week.

  • Kevin C

    QOTD: Won’t be able to make it up this time GV. QOTD #2: Don’t drink a lot of PG but have found Zenato to be a consistently good producer.

    You mentioned the sugar cane aromas..they harvested the crops around here in mid December and that smell hangs in the air for about a week.

  • ScottG

    QOTD#1: Sorry, I can’t be at WL on 3/29–but I will see you the next week in Seattle!
    QOTD#2: I haven’t had a lot of Pinot G, so no favorites.

    I like the head-to-head format, especially seeing both wines in a glass side-by-side. A direct comparison often tells you much more than tasting them one after another.

  • ScottG

    QOTD#1: Sorry, I can’t be at WL on 3/29–but I will see you the next week in Seattle!
    QOTD#2: I haven’t had a lot of Pinot G, so no favorites.

    I like the head-to-head format, especially seeing both wines in a glass side-by-side. A direct comparison often tells you much more than tasting them one after another.

  • Sam Lydecker

    I’m ready to quit my job of seven years to make it down there for the 29th. I’ll do my best, sir. I’ve been dying to see the thunder’s homested.

  • Sam Lydecker

    I’m ready to quit my job of seven years to make it down there for the 29th. I’ll do my best, sir. I’ve been dying to see the thunder’s homested.

  • MannyPants

    Enjoying this weeks format GV. Don’t think I’ll be able to get to NJ this March un fortunately. I am a fan of the VanDuzer Pinot Gris.

  • MannyPants

    Enjoying this weeks format GV. Don’t think I’ll be able to get to NJ this March un fortunately. I am a fan of the VanDuzer Pinot Gris.

  • DJB

    I am totally a sucker for milkshakes, and right down the road from my office is a cold stone creamery. I go in about 3 times a month to get their half off milkshake on Thursdays. I get the cheese cake ice cream mixed with graham crackers and real strawberries. Nothing beats it right now.

    Great idea with the head to head action.

  • DJB

    I am totally a sucker for milkshakes, and right down the road from my office is a cold stone creamery. I go in about 3 times a month to get their half off milkshake on Thursdays. I get the cheese cake ice cream mixed with graham crackers and real strawberries. Nothing beats it right now.

    Great idea with the head to head action.

  • jwhi

    Will be there on the 29th. Room is already reserved so we can spend the night. Sitter for the kids is already arranged. Have recruited 3 non-Vayniacs to come along for the fun. Counting down the days…..

  • jwhi

    Will be there on the 29th. Room is already reserved so we can spend the night. Sitter for the kids is already arranged. Have recruited 3 non-Vayniacs to come along for the fun. Counting down the days…..

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