Episode 1,000

Gary Vaynerchuk has finally made it to episode 1,000 of Wine Library TV! It’s been an amazing ride since that day in February 2006, with great guests, amazing (and sometimes awful) wines, as well as a lot of Jets talk. Today, the main focus is a huge thank you to all the Vayniacs who helped make this community…and a huge announcement from Gary.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Jerome Prevost La Closerie Les Beguines BrutFrench Brut Vintage play

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Tasting with the Vayniacs – Episode #999

Gary Vaynerchuk concludes the week of Vayniac tastings with Winestein, GlassRunnethEmpty, and Julius. They taste a special rose from Washington State and move on to three high end reds from the US and Italy.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Kaella Rose play
2007 Leonetti ReserveWalla Walla Red Blend play
2006 Robert Foley ClaretNapa Red Meritage play
2006 Antinori SolaiaSuper Tuscan play

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Tasting with the Vayniacs – Episode #998

Gary Vaynerchuk continues the week tasting with Coupe 60, Rich S, DRod, and grape_ape, the third part of four shows. This group chose a mixed bag of classic whites and reds from all around the world.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Rudi Pichler Riesling Achleiten Smaragd Austrian Riesling play
2008 Donnhoff Niederhauser Hermannshohle Riesling SpatleseNahe Riesling play
2007 Ridge Monte BelloSonoma Red Blend play
2004 Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 AnoRibera Del Duero play

Tasting with the Vayniacs – Episode #997

Gary Vaynerchuk meets up with the second group, including Smokenmirrors, SS Chris, Kahuna, and Brooklyn Paul. They all picked Napa Cabernets and tasted through these four high end reds. This is the second of four shows.
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    thanks for the memories KaD…” by NY Pete
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Tamber Bay Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play
2007 Kathryn Hall Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play
2008 Caymus Special Select Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play
2004 Karl Lawrence Reserve MorisoliNapa Red Meritage play

Tasting with the Vayniacs – Episode #996

Leading up to episode 1,000, Gary Vaynerchuk decided to invite several of the top WLTV forum contributors to join him for shows. Tooch, Metsfan, Paul, and Calicab teamed up on this episode and picked a wine of their choosing to taste with Gary. This is the first of four shows with the Vayniacs from the WLTV forums.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Domaine Dujac EchezeauxEchezeaux play
2004 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf Du PapeChateauneuf du Pape Rouge play
2003 Chat Lagrezette Cahors Cuvee Dame HonneurCahors play
2006 San Roman ToroSpanish Red Wine play

Head to Head Sancerre Tasting – Episode #995

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes one of his favorite white wines, Sancerre. See which producer wins this head to head tasting!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Les CaillotsSancerre Blanc play
2009 Clos Riffault Sancerre Les BoucaudsSancerre Blanc play

Tasting with Tim and Carrisa Mondavi from Continuum Part 2 – Episode #994

The concluding part, including the tasting of the 2006 and 2008 Continuum with Tim and Carissa Mondavi. Gary, Tim, and Carissa speak more about the California wine business, vineyards, and winemaking.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Continuum play
2008 Continuum play

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Tasting with Tim and Carrisa Mondavi from Continuum Part 1 – Episode #993

Gary Vaynerchuk interviews Tim Mondavi and his daughter Carissa, who recently founded Continuum Estate. They talk about the Mondavi family history, Napa Valley, and their new winery.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Continuum play
2008 Continuum play

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Blind Tasting of Pinot Noirs from Around the World – Episode #992

Gary Vaynerchuk blind tastes 3 Pinot Noir wines from 3 different continents.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 L’arlot Petit Arlot Nuits St. GeorgesNuits Ste Georges play
2008 Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Central OtagoNew Zealand Pinot Noir play
2008 Lachini Pinot Noir EstateWillamette Pinot Noir play

Blind Tasting of Sauvignon Blancs from Around the World – Episode #991

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 3 different Sauvignon Blanc wines from around the world with a very interesting conclusion.
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Mauroy Gauliez Belair Pouilly FumePouilly Fume play
2009 Seresin Sauvignon BlancNew Zealand Sauvignon Blanc play
2009 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon BlancNapa Sauvignon Blanc play

Blind Tasting Italian Arneis – Episode #990

Gary Vaynerchuk breaks out the brown paper bags. He talks about Arneis, a white varietal from Piedmont, Italy and tastes three examples.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Vietti Roero ArneisArneis play
2009 Bruno Giacosa ArneisArneis play
2009 Cordero Di Montezemolo ArneisArneis play

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Five Year Anniversary Tasting – Episode #989

Gary Vaynerchuk tapes on the road from TastingRoom.com on the 5th Anniversary of WLTV and tastes through some of the contenders for the next wine sampler.

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    congrats to you. I am a bit of a lurker as I watch from my ipo…” by Tony Tombstone

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Talley Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Chardonnay play
2008 La Follette Van Der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir play
2007 Blackbird Vineyards Illustration Napa Valley Red Blend play

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High End Kosher Reds Tasting – Episode #988

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes two new releases of Kosher wine from Spain and the United States and talks about the upcoming Kosher Food and Wine Experience in New York City.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Capcanes La Flor del Flor de Primavera play
2008 Herzog Clone Six Edition Cabernet play

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Willamette Pinot Noir Tasting – Episode #987

Gary Vaynerchuk focuses in on Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. He tries 3 Pinots from different producers and talks about the value coming from this region.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Benton Lane Pinot NoirWillamette Pinot Noir play
2009 Adelsheim Pinot NoirWillamette Pinot Noir play
2008 Lemelson Thea’s Pinot NoirWillamette Pinot Noir play

Puligny Montrachet Tasting – Episode #986

Gary Vaynerchuk talks about his love of White Burgundies, specifically the wines of Puligny-Montrachet. He tastes 3 different Pulignys and shares his thoughts on them.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Dujac Fils Pere Puligny MontrachetPuligny Montrachet play
2008 Larue Le Trezin Puligny MontrachetPuligny Montrachet play
2008 Paul Pernot Puligny Montrachet Les PucellesPuligny Montrachet play

Greco di Tufo Tasting – Episode #985

Gary Vaynerchuk talks in depth about a white wine varietal that he loves- Greco. He compares two Greco di Tufo wines side by side and breaks down this under-appreciated category.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Feudi Di San Gregorio Greco Di TufoGreco di Tufo play
2009 Benito Ferrara Greco Di TufoGreco di Tufo play

Aglianico Tasting – Episode #984

After last week’s Taurasi show, Gary Vaynerchuk decides to dive in again about the interesting varietal Aglianico from Campania.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Terra Di Vento Petrale AglianicoCampania IGT play
2006 Cantine Del Taburno Fidelis AglianicoAglianico del Taburno play
2006 Molettieri Irpinia Aglianico Cinque QuerceTerre degli Osci IGT play


Head to Head Tasting of 2007 Napa Cabernets – Episode #983

Gary Vaynerchuk mixes it up and tastes 2 Napa Cabs head to head from the acclaimed 2007 vintage.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Fuse Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play
2007 Louis Martini Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play


Loire Valley Malbec Tasting – Episode #982

Gary Vaynerchuk mixes it up and tastes one very interesting wine- a Malbec (aka Cot) from the Loire Valley in France.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Merieau Cot Cent VisagesLoire Red Wine play

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