EP 934 Peter Weygandt Wines – Part 1

Gary Vaynerchuk interviews Peter Weygandt, a famous importer of European wines. They taste the first wine, a Riesling from Alsace.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Albert Mann Riesling Cuvee Albert

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Don’t get me wrong – I like a bit of wine knowledge as much as the next man, but this is just a bit too nerdy for me. Guest had a lot of good things to say but wouldn’t want to get stuck in a lift with him. #boremetodeath

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  • Anonymous

    Great interview GV. You were very patient today. It was really interesting to learn more about the importer and economic side of the wine biz. As someone who is relatively new to the wine world, I still get confused about the whole process: vineyard/winemaker > importer > distributor > retailer. Particularly b/c wineries can sell wine directly to the public, which seems to bypass the distributor step (I don’t think breweries can do this … at least not mailing list style like wineries do). Personally I think the mandate to have a distributor is annoying, but I also do recognize that some of the relationships can be healthy. Perhaps you could talk more about the economics/logistics of wine distribution in the future (since you are likely an expert in this area). Looking forward to part II. Cheers!

  • So far so good. Glad to see GV not talking over someone for a change. Peter is a great guy and his wines are excellent. I really liked the Jura I tried at the last shop tasting, too bad they don’t carry it in the store.

  • Anonymous

    Loved loved loved the show!!! Great guest. I’m glad you didn’t overpower this guy being he is a soft-spoken gentleman i can see your “normal” personality overshadowing him. I know i would have done a far worse job talking over him. Great info. I loved the tidbit about how he chooses his wineries and that it seems like he “buys” the people and there philosophy, as opposed to individual wines. I find a lot of times that people will buy into the hype of a specific wine and a vintage and overlook the big picture, that a great producer does his/her best with every vintage that is thrown at them and that is the beauty of seeing what every year has to offer, regardless of how “great” one was over the other. Great guest and a great lesson learned, thanks!

  • Great show, industry insight and Q&A with Peter Weygandt ! I look forward to part 2. I do think the wine market is moving toward the merchant and the importer – as to how and why we buy wine, rather than the somewhat predictable wine scores of the big names in wine. For me, it’s more about the relationship with my wine merchant(s) and knowing my palate than a parker, etc. score. BTW…I also love Alsace Riesling.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Gary, I really like when you have guests like this on your show. They really give us insight into the industry. You should think of having these types of guests on Thursdays, so you can have them on your radio show also or record them for your radio show the day you have them on WLTV. Love the information overload, it really jazzes me up. Bringing max THUNDER! Can’t wait to see and hear the rest.

  • Anonymous


    could you up the gain on the audio a tad. If i’m on a laptop/unamplified speakers it’s hard to hear.

  • Anonymous

    Also, im calling you out GV!! lets see a wine or wines from the Jura. i swear when you guys started talking about the jura my eyes bugged out. I would be stoked to see an episode on that! and im not talkin Vin Jaun which you have touched on, im not a fan of flor. maybe something along the lines of vin de paille, CrΓ©mant du Jura, or simply a Melon d’Arbois (chard)

  • Anonymous

    It’s seems like he had the thunder amp turned up to 11 πŸ˜‰

  • Anonymous

    check -in : AWESOME, & can’t wait! Peter Weygandt’s great : Schoffit, Charvin, Markowitsch…. Albert Mann RULES! Many small names, big skills and craft!

  • Mott

    I tried to up the gain on the mic on the fly during the show. I’ll try turning up the gain when I process Part 2 tomorrow.

  • As most of the other posts are pointing out, Peter is a great guest, but I have to agree with you, Gary is doing an INSANE job with the interview. Fantastic questions Gary, major props!!

  • Anonymous

    I also caught the “thank you”. Nice call! A class act all the way.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks dude!

  • Anonymous

    I had an earlier vintage of the Cuvee Albert (06?) from a recommendation from a local wine shop. I enjoyed it quite a bit and was worth the ~$25.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t going to say anything….but I had to rewind the video 3 times to hear the name Kermit Lynch cause you were a bit chatty G. No harm though. I’d be excited to talk with him as well.

  • Anonymous

    Go Giants! The Phils swept my redlegs and nullified the NLCS tickets I purchased. At least I can use the refund on the tickets to buy some vino.

  • Anonymous

    I thoroughly enjoyed part one and amped up for part deux!

  • norcalking

    Sorry about the delay getting back.

    Your value as a critic is well established. Remember the Pickles call?

    The A2s. My buddy at Assistech recommended them. Great bang for the buck.

  • Anonymous

    This is a great episode, and I feel like I’m learning so much. It’s like eavesdropping in on a conversation between two wine biz experts — which I suppose it is. I really look forward to the rest of this. Go Phillies.

  • sapdog

    Absolutely – great questions – top notch for the wine nerds. Alas I live in the great white north – where the relation with my wine merchant isn’t as convivial as I would like…might be hard to convince to BC-LDB to add a Jura Chardonnay to their listings.

  • Great guest!! Thanks, Gary.
    So where’s Waynooo?????? He loves Albert Mann. I bought a couple of bottles the 07 Riesling because of his recommendation on this site. Looking forward to part 2!

  • Mark McNabb

    Hey Gary—really liked this episode. Great questions and Peter is an awesome guest.

  • Anonymous

    We’ve lost Wayno!!?? Where are you dude??????????
    Lisa and all SF Bay area folks. We have a great place to meet up on the Peninsula. Hit me up on facebook or eddwest at comcast.net We’re thinking late November or early December.

  • Anonymous

    Go Giants!

  • Anonymous

    I just became a wine snob today! : )

  • Anonymous

    What town? What store?

  • Anonymous

    Welcome to the bandwagon Mattman!

  • Anonymous

    We never learned to spit,,, PAD πŸ˜‰

  • Anonymous

    Great show and a great guest. Looking forward to part 2! Thanks GV(and Peter).

  • Anonymous

    Gary, just pure fascination! These shows are almost too good(whatever that means).

    Really great guest, really great questions, really great subjects being discussed.

    Just so interesting. Thanks!

  • What a great show, loaded with insight from both, Peter and Gary. Story telling at its best!

  • You were very good this time. Lika a TV pro

  • Over the quota of guests, but that doesn’t matter when it is a godd conversation and a learning experience.

  • As they may not talk about this on the show, Peter has opened a brick and mortar shop in Washington, DC. In the same mold as Kermit Lynch’s store in Berkeley, this is the showcase for about 99% of Peter’s portfolio. You can learn more about it here >> http://www.weygandtwines.com. We carry a few other American producers that Peter has good relationships with and follow along the same philosophies/views as he does, but other than that, it’s all Peter. If you’re in DC, stop in and check out the selection!

  • Anonymous

    Great show Gary, always nice to have guest from the business. Waiting for part II, that Chateauneuf should be delicious. I just bought on Amazon a copy of Harry Karis CDP wine book, beautifully done, a must buy!

  • Anonymous

    Great great show G Man and Peter.
    Waiting for part two!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Terrific! Looking forward to part two! Peter is a true gentleman. I feel like I learn far more from the importers you have on than I do from most of the producers.
    Excellent interviewing job, Gary, btw.

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  • Cool Dave it’s coming!

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  • Agreed πŸ™‚

  • Thank You!

  • Thnx MM!

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  • Tom

    Great episode…Peter is a true gentleman and a very warm and generous man. He is usually in his store on Saturdays and always so enjoyable to visit. He has so much knowledge and is so connected to the wines he represents — he is always so willing to share that with the people in the store. He does represent some of the greatest wines in the world and he should (and does) get credit for that — but he really does a lot more than that — he truly is a great ambassador. Thanks for having him on the show…

  • Best episode in months! Love the nerd-it-up style of the last few shows. Great interview (but I still counted 9 “air quotes”)

  • Great first part. Really love hearing stories re: biz creation from some of these guests. The “hook” of terroir was a really interesting bit of insight into Peter’s passion. Looking forward to part 2 later when I’m out of class.

  • Anonymous

    Also thx for the email- I’m dealing with illness, but am glad to be able to start watching again!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for Part 2!!!!


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