EP 599 Ice Wines from Around the World

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 Ice Wines from around the world the day after the Jets ripped his heart completely out of his body.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Jackson-triggs Vidal IcewineCanadian Dessert Wines
2006 Kiona Ice WineYakima Dessert Wine
2006 Hafner Cuvee Ice WineSweet

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘It’s almost like putting a condom on your tongue’

Considering this episode followed a devastating Jets loss…good solid stuff

Tags: dessert, ice wine, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Dana

    Love ice wine and have tried at least a half dozen. A number of Finger Lakes wineries make one using either vidal or riesling. Favorite was probably one from Chateau Ste Michelle.

  • Dana

    Love ice wine and have tried at least a half dozen. A number of Finger Lakes wineries make one using either vidal or riesling. Favorite was probably one from Chateau Ste Michelle.

  • J Crazy

    QOTD: I don’t like sweet stuff.

    Second QOTD: Special Guest, Santa and wines to go with Christmas trees.

  • J Crazy

    QOTD: I don’t like sweet stuff.

    Second QOTD: Special Guest, Santa and wines to go with Christmas trees.

  • laposte

    Good QOTD I love when you try to make us think.You may do something funny like yellow tail and mad dog but I don’t think so. I would think something few have taste cahor or madirin or maybe something of the wall like calvados. No, I’ve got it the ultimate holiday drink, no not champagne… eggnog.
    600 shows, it has been enjoyable but the personal price may be too high, this must come out of your family time, high price to pay. Thanks for all the fun, you do what your heart is asking.

  • laposte

    Good QOTD I love when you try to make us think.You may do something funny like yellow tail and mad dog but I don’t think so. I would think something few have taste cahor or madirin or maybe something of the wall like calvados. No, I’ve got it the ultimate holiday drink, no not champagne… eggnog.
    600 shows, it has been enjoyable but the personal price may be too high, this must come out of your family time, high price to pay. Thanks for all the fun, you do what your heart is asking.

  • Haven’t tried many, but Vidal is good. They are very sweet and truly dessert wines.

  • Haven’t tried many, but Vidal is good. They are very sweet and truly dessert wines.

  • Hido53

    Gary –

    QOTD: I have a recollection of trying a Bonny Doon Muscat Vin de Glaciere several years ago. Nice, fun, sweet and fruity.

    QOTD: How bout a family show with all the Vaynerchuks sitting around the table tasting vino and enjoying life together!

  • Hido53

    Gary –

    QOTD: I have a recollection of trying a Bonny Doon Muscat Vin de Glaciere several years ago. Nice, fun, sweet and fruity.

    QOTD: How bout a family show with all the Vaynerchuks sitting around the table tasting vino and enjoying life together!

  • Gary: Good show. I have found the ice wines to be more sweeter than sauternes early in their lives. I like to drink the sauternes at 8 to 10 years after bottle date; sweetness starts to minimize. I don’t know if this happens the same with Ice Wine since i have not had one at 8 to 10 years and truthfully don’t know if they have the complexity to last that long. Any ideas?
    QOTD: Inniskillin & Selaks unknown years.
    QOTD: Group Tasting with all your staff that makes it happen for you.

  • Gary: Good show. I have found the ice wines to be more sweeter than sauternes early in their lives. I like to drink the sauternes at 8 to 10 years after bottle date; sweetness starts to minimize. I don’t know if this happens the same with Ice Wine since i have not had one at 8 to 10 years and truthfully don’t know if they have the complexity to last that long. Any ideas?
    QOTD: Inniskillin & Selaks unknown years.
    QOTD: Group Tasting with all your staff that makes it happen for you.

  • Dr T in NC

    So, the correct answer to the 2nd question was “you’ll have to wait for the answer. . . .”

  • Dr T in NC

    So, the correct answer to the 2nd question was “you’ll have to wait for the answer. . . .”

  • Alan and Gayle

    QOTD: Our favorite ice wine is manufactured in our home town (so we are a little prejudice). Three Sisters vineyards makes “Dahlonega Gold”.
    Dahlonega Ga being the first site of gold discovery in the USA. The vineyards are in the mountains (yes there are mountains in Georgia, the Appalachian Trail starts here) It sells for $28. Pairs AWESOME with homemade biscottis (Gayle being Italian has perfected the Biscotti)

  • Alan and Gayle

    QOTD: Our favorite ice wine is manufactured in our home town (so we are a little prejudice). Three Sisters vineyards makes “Dahlonega Gold”.
    Dahlonega Ga being the first site of gold discovery in the USA. The vineyards are in the mountains (yes there are mountains in Georgia, the Appalachian Trail starts here) It sells for $28. Pairs AWESOME with homemade biscottis (Gayle being Italian has perfected the Biscotti)

  • Patrick Haaren

    QOTD 1 : A 1996 Seppi Landmann Gewurtztraminer Vallée Noble, Selection de Grains Nobles Vin de Glace. Just drunk my last half bottle a few weeks ago , and it was just like coming from heaven…
    QOTD 2 : Don’t know , but i am shure it will be as good , as all the other show’s , keep on going Gary U ROCK…

  • Patrick Haaren

    QOTD 1 : A 1996 Seppi Landmann Gewurtztraminer Vallée Noble, Selection de Grains Nobles Vin de Glace. Just drunk my last half bottle a few weeks ago , and it was just like coming from heaven…
    QOTD 2 : Don’t know , but i am shure it will be as good , as all the other show’s , keep on going Gary U ROCK…

  • Herm

    I haven’t had an Ice wine…..I don’t anticipate having any but to expand my palate and wine knowledge I will eventually have some…..I think your 600th show should be about what your favorite Jets are drinking over the holidays…

  • Herm

    I haven’t had an Ice wine…..I don’t anticipate having any but to expand my palate and wine knowledge I will eventually have some…..I think your 600th show should be about what your favorite Jets are drinking over the holidays…

  • davebw

    My wife Anita says: Inniskillin Cabernet Franc is less sweet more flavorful and the BEST of the ice wines (that she has tried). We still have one bottle from 1995 in our cellar.

    Merry Christmas from the hills of Canada eh!

    Anita and Dave

    Where’s tomorrow’s show? Dave says Gary will be dressed as the grinch and review white zinfandels.

  • davebw

    My wife Anita says: Inniskillin Cabernet Franc is less sweet more flavorful and the BEST of the ice wines (that she has tried). We still have one bottle from 1995 in our cellar.

    Merry Christmas from the hills of Canada eh!

    Anita and Dave

    Where’s tomorrow’s show? Dave says Gary will be dressed as the grinch and review white zinfandels.

  • Dayton Gray

    One of my favorite ice wines is actually from a winery that is about 30 minutes from my house. The 2003 Ice Wine from French Creek Winery (now J. Maki winery: http://www.jmakiwinery.com) is one of my favorites. It also took a silver medal in the Vinalies Internationales in Paris. Yummy stuff! I really wish more Pennsylvania wineries would understand that trying to grow red varietals is mostly a waste of resources and that they should stick to what works for the region. Thumbs up for Vidal Blanc in PA!

  • Dayton Gray

    One of my favorite ice wines is actually from a winery that is about 30 minutes from my house. The 2003 Ice Wine from French Creek Winery (now J. Maki winery: http://www.jmakiwinery.com) is one of my favorites. It also took a silver medal in the Vinalies Internationales in Paris. Yummy stuff! I really wish more Pennsylvania wineries would understand that trying to grow red varietals is mostly a waste of resources and that they should stick to what works for the region. Thumbs up for Vidal Blanc in PA!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry about the green. new coach and 09 might be something to watch. Favre will need a walker, but his arm is still young. Favorite Ice Wine: Pillitteri, from Ontario Canada. Tasted the ’04 vintage. yum..

  • Robert Provenz

    Sorry about the green. new coach and 09 might be something to watch. Favre will need a walker, but his arm is still young. Favorite Ice Wine: Pillitteri, from Ontario Canada. Tasted the ’04 vintage. yum..

  • Lawrence Leichtman

    I assume the Xmas pack for tomorrow. I am not a fan of Ice wines. I have tasted dozens and prefer the taste of botyritis in my dessert wines so Sauternes and Beerenauslases for me. Trockenbeerenauslese when I am feeling flush in the wallet. Don’t despair the Jets. They still had a great season and just fell flat in the last two games. I left a message for Kiona, hope many others did. Don’t quit at 600. You are still one of the most enjoyable blog on the internet.

  • Lawrence Leichtman

    I assume the Xmas pack for tomorrow. I am not a fan of Ice wines. I have tasted dozens and prefer the taste of botyritis in my dessert wines so Sauternes and Beerenauslases for me. Trockenbeerenauslese when I am feeling flush in the wallet. Don’t despair the Jets. They still had a great season and just fell flat in the last two games. I left a message for Kiona, hope many others did. Don’t quit at 600. You are still one of the most enjoyable blog on the internet.

  • sunny k

    GREAT SHOW G V

    QOTD KONZELMANN VIDAL
    INNISKLILLIN RIESLING

    Great Ice Wine but PRICEY IN Ont CANADA

    Happy Holidy to you and your family.

    WALT K.

  • sunny k

    GREAT SHOW G V

    QOTD KONZELMANN VIDAL
    INNISKLILLIN RIESLING

    Great Ice Wine but PRICEY IN Ont CANADA

    Happy Holidy to you and your family.

    WALT K.

  • Klassh

    QOTD:
    Mission Hill (As Weston said, my favourite vineyard)

    I dono what the show is going to be about. But since I started watching you again after about half a year, it might be the last one you do 🙁 Just to spite me.

  • Klassh

    QOTD:
    Mission Hill (As Weston said, my favourite vineyard)

    I dono what the show is going to be about. But since I started watching you again after about half a year, it might be the last one you do 🙁 Just to spite me.

  • Anonymous

    HEY- I just called Kiona (a day later) and thanked them for the “vivacious, decadent wine tasting experience” specifically on your behalf. I asked how many calls they received and she said 13 or 14… what? Slackers!!!

    QOTD 1: Probably Konzelmann Vidal Icewine, especially for the price vs. overpriced Inniskillin.

    QOTD 2: #600 Tomorrow + Christmas secret pack = “a vivacious, decadent wine tasting episode.” Can’t wait!

  • YoungDave

    HEY- I just called Kiona (a day later) and thanked them for the “vivacious, decadent wine tasting experience” specifically on your behalf. I asked how many calls they received and she said 13 or 14… what? Slackers!!!

    QOTD 1: Probably Konzelmann Vidal Icewine, especially for the price vs. overpriced Inniskillin.

    QOTD 2: #600 Tomorrow + Christmas secret pack = “a vivacious, decadent wine tasting episode.” Can’t wait!

  • wayno da wino

    Gooooo JETS JETS JETS !!!! Goooooooo JETS JETS JETS !!!!!!!!!
    STOOOOOOOOOOMP da DIRTY SLIMMY FISH !!!!!!!
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW !!!!!!!! 🙂

  • wayno da wino

    Gooooo JETS JETS JETS !!!! Goooooooo JETS JETS JETS !!!!!!!!!
    STOOOOOOOOOOMP da DIRTY SLIMMY FISH !!!!!!!
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW !!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Neil W

    The only ice wine I have tried is Magnotta Vidal Ice Wine from the Niagara peninsula of Ontario, Canada. I have found it in 50ml bottles at around $10 per bottle, so I drink it in two portions each of just 25ml. At that price, you can’t guzzle the whole bottle in a single sitting. It is fabulous ice wine with pleasant sweetness balanced by good levels of acidity. The finish seems to last for several minutes. To enjoy this ice wine, I recommend taking tiny sips and just savoring it over a half hour or so.

    I want to try other ice wines soon, most notably the Jackson-Triggs.

  • Neil W

    The only ice wine I have tried is Magnotta Vidal Ice Wine from the Niagara peninsula of Ontario, Canada. I have found it in 50ml bottles at around $10 per bottle, so I drink it in two portions each of just 25ml. At that price, you can’t guzzle the whole bottle in a single sitting. It is fabulous ice wine with pleasant sweetness balanced by good levels of acidity. The finish seems to last for several minutes. To enjoy this ice wine, I recommend taking tiny sips and just savoring it over a half hour or so.

    I want to try other ice wines soon, most notably the Jackson-Triggs.

  • DAv A

    QOTD: Just spent 4 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake and hit all the wineries. Palatine Ice Wine is by far the best and also a great price! They also have CabSauv Ice Wine!!! It’s $100 for 375ml, but excellent.

  • DAv A

    QOTD: Just spent 4 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake and hit all the wineries. Palatine Ice Wine is by far the best and also a great price! They also have CabSauv Ice Wine!!! It’s $100 for 375ml, but excellent.

  • Per Storm (Denmark)

    My best Icewine was a genuine Weegmüller Eiswein 1998 Riesling – extremly intense.

    Mys guess is that tomorrows show is about port, that you seem to have missed out up to christmas.

    Keep it up….

  • Per Storm (Denmark)

    My best Icewine was a genuine Weegmüller Eiswein 1998 Riesling – extremly intense.

    Mys guess is that tomorrows show is about port, that you seem to have missed out up to christmas.

    Keep it up….

  • Brian Barrick

    I don’t generally go for ice wines, as they tend to be overly sweet and very expensive. I did enjoy the Bonny Doon Vin de Glacier, but that was years ago.

    Rosenblum makes some great dessert wines, including a Late Harvest Viognier, the Rosie Rabbit Late Harvest Zinfandel, and my favorite is the Gallagher Reserve Black Muscat.

  • Brian Barrick

    I don’t generally go for ice wines, as they tend to be overly sweet and very expensive. I did enjoy the Bonny Doon Vin de Glacier, but that was years ago.

    Rosenblum makes some great dessert wines, including a Late Harvest Viognier, the Rosie Rabbit Late Harvest Zinfandel, and my favorite is the Gallagher Reserve Black Muscat.

  • Dustin

    QOTD: I have never had an Ice Wine, but I look forward to finding one so I can expand my palate.

  • Dustin

    QOTD: I have never had an Ice Wine, but I look forward to finding one so I can expand my palate.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – I have not had enough ice wines to have a favorite, but I did taste and buy some at winery in Canada near Niagara Fall. And I have had a few Germany ice wines that were good. I guess I need to try another one this week.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – I have not had enough ice wines to have a favorite, but I did taste and buy some at winery in Canada near Niagara Fall. And I have had a few Germany ice wines that were good. I guess I need to try another one this week.

  • Gary, Thanks for challenging me to try soooooooooo many new varietals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Gary, Thanks for challenging me to try soooooooooo many new varietals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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