EP 871 A Thinking Man’s Wines- Cru Beaujolais and Pinot Noir Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk and Chris Craig of The Toiler Paper blog taste through 2 different wines, a Cru Beaujolais and a Pinot Noir.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Guy Breton MorgonCru Beaujolais
2008 Hirsch Bohan Dillon Pinot NoirSonoma Pinot Noir

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Cheryl Henry Baker

Control freak Gary.
Great guest.

Tags: Beaujolais, Pinot Noir, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • WineWoman

    Excellent wine choices on today's show.

    QOTD: It would depend on which group of friends I was visiting, but most of the ladies drink Chardonnay or pinot grigio.

  • DAveAll

    Nice guy. Good to see him on the show. I'll check out his site.
    Good show – need to get into Cru Beaujolais, never had it. yikes.
    Thanks for putting the 7/10 info online and not taking up all the candy and wrestling talk with it. hahahahahaha. Loved wrestling for many years, now I fear it might be fake. snicker.
    Loved the comment on Taco Bell – so true.
    QOTD: wow, very good question. I'd take two bottles, better chances one will be a hit. One white and sweet and one red and dry. So like a Moscato and a Pinot Noir. good question!

  • smiledoc

    FU with this log in.. maybe just me…Love the candy, Spree, Sweet Tarts (esp the big ones), now my fav is Sassy Sour Jelly Bellys…QOTD: WOAD Rombauer Chard this time of year, this Fall/Winter Liberty School Cab 07…gotta “go for it: and that is Cali, thanks love the show also, thinking Mr. Clean w/o earring instead of Iron Sheik..everyone should save their post befiore posting to save retyping FWIW

  • Randall

    QOTD: Being a Pinot Noir fanatic, I would have to bring (and have brought) over somodat. It goes with most anything that might be served, and when a respectable amount of cabbage is spent on Pinot, the wine is usually sublime… While Burgundian nectar is nice, my wallet consistantly leads me to West Coast Pinots (Anderson Valley, Sonoma, some Central Coast and Oregoner ones, too).
    p.s. Have had the Hirsch… mmm mmm good…
    p.p.s. Another good choice for a date is Cali bubblies!! Or, if she's a wee bit more adventursome, some cava or prosecco…

  • O'Shea

    Chris was one of the most likable guest you have ever had.

  • Prosecco? Oh you are so meeting my parents. πŸ˜›

  • Ok, I could have passed on the 4 “chick” references but honey, sweetie, babe, Gossip Girl? Gossip Girl my ass…..*grumble* I zing because I love. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Nathans, Arbys and Popeyes

    *This has been the 871 episode that Rand has not been a guest on WineLibraryTV. I'm MelbaLI. Good night and good luck*

  • matthewjohnson_78

    greatest show ever! loved it! laughed out loud the whole time….though it could have been the bottle of rollins corton charlemagne. “silicon implant, so i can look the part” HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Randall

    Once again you floor me!! πŸ™‚ I might bring a little top notch brews, as well…
    p.s. I'm a “Rand” and I'd like to be on WLTV, too…

  • Oh, I know why the Chard comes to play http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTzPozCEt9E

  • leapinggnome

    Great show. Chris was a great guest and a good sport. Fun and funny. Bring him back again!

    QOTD: We need an expert like Gary to answer that one.

  • Chris was a great guest… you two had quite a bit in common…

    QOTD1 – since I'm a guy πŸ˜‰
    A nice bottle of French Champagne, maybe Cliquot, to impress the parents…

  • orangebottle

    The Best line of the show today was ” Gary its only June” from Mott. that was so funny. normally Mott is quiet behind the camera.
    Great episode, fun guest with amazing chemistry. a mix bag of things on the show, you've got sports, candies, theme song, fast food, oh and wine. This was very enjoyable. Great job Gary. Didn't know you know so much about candy. You need to do a show on CANDY.

  • Was about to give this episode a pazz after Chris confessed how much he knew about wine but have to say it ended up being quite interesting. Like Gary said, it was very interesting to get the fresh perspective. Made me realize how intimidating wine could be.

    QOTD: I'm with SurfCityJay, some french bubbles seem like a good way to meet the parents. I've been digging Ariston as of late. High QPR.

  • Wonder why Gary had that and not Machomans? Pomp and Circumstance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomp_and_Circumstance_Marches

    Mr Perfects used the Theme from Exodus only a short time in 1988. He’s most used theme was Perfection by Jim Johnston

  • Randall

    No, it's not just you…

  • stanthewineman

    I believe Gary, that your interaction with Chris makes me believe that I have been all wrong about you. You are not a spoiled son given a wine shop, you are a great guy having fun. Great show with this guy. As usual you made him feel real comfortable on the show and you both did a great job.
    I would bring a easy drinking chardonnay to both occasions. Mirth by David O'Reilly of Owen Roe fame. Creamy and smooth with notes of Green Delicious apples and pears. Nobody turns down a good chardonnay!

  • I'm wondering what fraternity are you from Craig? I too am part of a fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. πŸ˜€

  • Greg B.

    Big G……..

    Ok QOTD: So I'd grab a bottle of say, Barossa Shiraz, something fruity enough for Mom, but big enough for Dad. Then when I got there I'd have them watch this episode of WLTV and I would show them how little you know about Four things. #1) Your own football teams schedule. You know the team, the one you intend to buy someday. #2) Your lack of insight on football games, because what cha gonna do when a freak like Mr Peppers comes crashing down on little m. Sanchez's small head and When the speed of D. Hester or J. Knox makes D. Revis look like he's standing still. #3) Does not know the difference between taco bell and real west coast delicious Mexican food, because you can't get that in Manhattan. #4) The best fast food burger in the country is not that cardboard you call a burger at White Castle, but the all mighty In & Out Double Double Burger!
    Nuff said….

    P.S. Still love ya anyhow.

  • A dumb Rhein king

    Great ep! Whities all the way man! There was a White Castle made in Mpls to model the Chicago water tower … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Castle_(rest…)

    That sounds like a great newsletter. I'll have to check it out.

    QOTD: Totally a jammy cab. It would show the parents that you're not a push over, but since it has more of a taste of fruit, it would appeal to more US palates.

  • Randall

    Preach it, brotherman!! πŸ˜‰
    In 'N Out!!
    p.s. I hope he was just talking about fast-food Mex… There's not enough room on the server to go on and on about the awesome Mex food out here…
    p.p.s. Loving this cheap '06 Trader Joe's Syrah tonight…
    Pencil box, chocolate, dark fruit, some veggies even (broc & brusl sprts), maybe some melon, and black tea on the nose…
    Big tea, chocolate and dried fruit (blk cherry, etc) in a nicely structured med. mouthfeel, w/ a nice “medium-long” finish (but llllooonnnggg enough!) Did I mention a BIG tea flavor?!? πŸ˜‰

  • LOL, I think the way you tried to include he fine females in the QOTD made it even more sexist than leaving them out.

    QOTD: ok, so far I've never met the parents, I was under 21 when I was last at a girl's place for anything other than platonic friendship. so, to go over and watch '30Rock'(the gender neutral show) with my lady friends i'd probably take a whatever Red had the most interesting label.

  • tarany

    I picked up a bottle of something you haven't reviewed and nobody has posted to cork'd and decided to google it (2007 Sokol Blosser Pinor Noir). The results included a number of video reviews by a couple of jabronis (Iron Sheik! ridiculous). Gary you're still the gold standard.

  • ErieWineGuy

    Great, interesting, different show.

    QOTD: 30 years ago, I would have brought a Riunite Lambrusco on a date. I would have wanted the wine to be very drinkable, a little sweet and not offensive to any girl(and hopefully scoring some points for me).

    20-25 years ago, I would have brought a white Zinfandel(It was all the yuppie rage then).

    Now, I'd bring a German Riesling. Why? Just so the girl would enjoy it, and I would too.

    Again, great show – always fun.

  • chukheadted

    bring a good malbec and know about the vineyard!

  • MarcBelgium

    I didn't like it that much.
    To much talk to less info.
    Nice guy but not for a wine show.

  • pian0_player

    Just wanted to clarify that Taco Bell is not Mexican food, and is hardly fit to be classified as edible! I live in southern California and Mexican food here is amazing. One of my old roommates was fromNew Jersey, and he claimed to hate Mexican food. that was until he tried real Mexican food and realized how amazing it is. I would love to see a show that paired real Mexican cuisine with wine. I feel like we only drink beer or margaritas with Mexican and some solid wine pairings would be awesome.

    seemed like a nice guest, but not the most interesting show for me. dont really care about all the sports talk… although I am probably in the minority.

  • ilbee

    Nice show, such a laidback vibe. Although as have been said not that educating but then again it doesn't have to be always.

    QOTD: I would try to get some information of what kind of food they are serving or if they have any links to any wine countries or regions. Without any info I would probably bring a Rioja reserva or gran reserva since they are often easy drinking and go well with many kinds of food. What I would in no case bring is a Veuve Clicquot or a Moet since it would be such a clichΓ© πŸ˜€

  • your 1st line is correct πŸ˜‰

  • YoungDave

    QOTD: I'm going with either something rich from Spain (Jumilla, Alicante, Priorat) because it will have dense, hot climate characteristics and black fruit that is popular with CA wines in the US market, or Southern Rhone (Vaqueras, Gigondas, Vinsobres, Cotes du Ventoux) from the 2007 Vintage because these wines are often more complex than regular Cotes du Rhone with some interesting spice, but are less expensive than Chateauneuf du Pape, and the 2007 vintage Rhone wines are so ripe and lush that they will drink well both now and with some age.

  • Anonymous

    Go Italy!!!

  • Anonymous

    In & Out Burger is the sh**!!!

  • Anonymous

    Not feeling all the Wendy’s love. I prolly got burnt out on it during my stoner days in H.S. But Chic-Fil-A is awesome! It must be their breading, I don’t know how they get it so delicious.

  • Alexandre-CF

    and brings more vayniacs to the world.
    here in Brasil there r people that like u even more than the Brasilian soccer team. LOL πŸ™‚

  • Hey Guys

    Good show – Chris seems like a solid bloke. Good to seeing you trying the Cru Beaujolais.

    QOTD: I like the question.
    1. Something Australian – I'm Australian so it makes sense. While I don't often buy Aussie wine to drink at home it's what I usually take to people's houses.
    2. Not something to cheap or two expensive – don't want to seem tight or like you're big noting yourself. Probably in the A$20-35 price range.
    3. Something interesting from a small producer that's interesting.
    My two favourite small Aussie producers are Samual's Gorge and The Story – both would work a treat.


  • Allan

    Bring back Sasha Vaynerchuk! ! ! !

  • I try. It’s in my contract “to floor”. πŸ˜‰ You know I love the brewsky.

    PS. Sorry Randall. Just trying to get a “chick fan” on. Sometimes on the show there is more testosterone flowing than elk during the rut. 8-P

  • robbiec

    I really enjoyed this guest.

    I would probably take a $20 Oregon Pinot Noir to meet the fam. They are usually pretty easy to appreciate at this price point. They will go with different foods. They don't seem pretentious, and are American (in case that's important to the folks)

  • robbiec

    Good call on the Cali bubbles! There is some very good stuff being produced in Cali for around $20 which would impress the fam.

    Something from Domaine Carneros or Schramsberg would do just fine. I think they are better choices than some overrated Champagne a la Cliquot which isn't good at all. If someone brought a bottle of Cliquot Yellow label to my house, I would assume they don't know shit and are trying to impress me with a label.

  • RichieHell

    QOTD: Something really nerdy. Like a tannat or something. Expanding palett from the start!

  • Anonymous

    If the next ep is as long as your name I don’t think anyone will watch it.

  • nitaT

    QOTD: I am so predictable. Girls like bubbles. Bubbles make us happy!
    good show. I need to find a Cru Beaujolais.

  • corkscrew

    Have not tried either of these wines. QOTD-depending if you know what they are cooking..a Chard or a Cab is always safe. http://www.winelx.com

  • Good point!

  • I respect that Marc, sometimes its just sit back and drink and chat BUT I GET IT

  • Randall

    You said it!!
    p.s. Schramsberg!!

  • Thnx Stan, so much, I really widsh u knew how hard I worked, I wasn't given ANYTHING πŸ™‚ I hope we can meet one day!

  • JF wine can be and its fun to see it from different levels!

  • Hmmmmm CandyLibraryTV πŸ˜‰

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