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How To: Choose a Cotes Du Rhone wine

Cotes Du Rhone wines are mainly Syrah and Grenache grape blends and in this video Gary tastes a few for you: Perrin Res Red Rhone, 2003 Notre Dame De Cousignac Cotes Du Rhone Hommage Leon Pommier, 2003 Guigal Cotes Du Rhone Red, and 2004 Grand Veneur Cotes Du Rhone Villages Les Champauvins. Check it out and see what you think of these great value wines.

How To: Choose a Canadian Ice wine or dessert wine

Gary attacks and talks about Canadian Ice wines and Dessert wines. Gary is blown away by the efforts from up North so check it out as he reviews 2004 Henry Of Pelham Late Harvest Vidal, 2004 Henry Of Pelham Riesling Ice Wine, 2004 Cave Springs Ice Wine Riesling, 2004 Jackson-triggs Vidal Ice wine, 2004 Inniskillin Ice Wine Vidal, 2004 Peller Estate Cabernet Franc Ice Wine.

How To: Judge wines based on vintage

Today Gary Vaynerchuk tackles the issue of how much a vintage effects the wine. Gary samples 2 wonderful wines from Spain that are exactly the same but are from 2 different years: 2001 and 2002 Artazu Navarra Santa Cruz.

How To: Choose a Pinot Noir wine

It's time for another Pinot Noir taste test, but let's face it there's a lot out there and it's a popular choice. So pay attention to the years and wines listed for this video review (2003 Fischer Pinot Noir, 2002 Chehalem Ridgecrest Pinot Noir, 2004 Chasseur Russian River Pinot Noir, 2003 Caves De Colombe Pommard) since that's the distinguishing mark between the "pinot videos".

How To: Choose a Barolo or Brunello wine

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes through the Tuscany and Piedmont today when he tries 2 Barolo wines and 2 Brunello wines: 1999 Mauro Sebaste Barolo Brunate, 2001 Cerbaia Brunello Di Montalcino, 2001 Ciacci Brunello Di Montalcino, 2000 Parusso Barolo Mariondino.

How To: Understand old world and new world wines

Gary Vaynerchuk goes after a hot debate in wine - Old world versus New world. Watch as he tries two Brunellos made in very different ways! He explains the differences between the two wine types and hopefully helps you understand them both and that BOTH have their place at the table.

How To: Compare California and French chardonnay

Technically it's the California Chardonnay vs. the French White Burgundy but since they both use the Chardonnay grape it's still a battle. In this video Gary tastes and compares two against two: 2004 Pessagno Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay and 2004 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay vs. 2003 Caves De Colombe Chassagne Montrachet and 2001 Matrot Puligny Montrachet Comb Ottes. See which Gary puts on top.

How To: Choose a Sauternes wine

In this video Gary taste tests some Sauternes wines including the classic 1998 Chateau D’yquem. These are great dessert or after dinner wines so check it out and see if you can skip the cheesecake and choose wine instead!

How To: Choose a California Cabernet under $20

In this video Gary has pulled the 6 top selling California Cabernet Sauvignon wines under $20 off the shelves (2003 Stephan Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Trentadue Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, 2000 Douglass Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Hess Select Cab Sauv) and is tasting and reviewing them for you. Are they popular for a reason? Or should you save your $20 for something better?

How To: Choose a 2005 German Riesling

Kabinett or Spatlese what is your choice? Gary Vaynerchuk goes through the white grape that has his attention these days. He tastes the following wines: 2005 Von Hovel Oberemmeler Hutte Kabinett Riesling, 2005 Schafer Frohlich Estate Kabinett Riesling, 2005 Reinhold Haart Spatlese Wintricher Ohligsberg Riesling, and 2005 Gunderloch Spatlese Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling.

How To: Choose wine based on wine labels

Wine labels, do you collect them? Do you want to have a special, personalized or custom label? Today Gary talks about wine labels and the wines behind them. He also tastes some cute label wines and sees if they're as good as they look.

How To: Compare Californian Cabernet Sauvignons

In this episode Gary gives the California Cab's a run for the money and hopefully helps you choose the next Cabernet Sauvignon you buy (or don't buy). He compares 2004 Chappellet Signature Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Mount Veeder Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2004 Coup De Foudre Cabernet Sauvignon.

How To: Drink Barolo wines

Gary Vaynerchuk drinks some fine Barolo’s and has fun doing it. Hopefully he'll help you choose one and have fun drinking it too. He discusses 1999 Brovia Barolo Rocche, 2000 Massolino Barolo Margheria, and 1999 Azelia Barolo San Rocco.

How To: Choose a Portuguese Douro

Gary has been talking up Portugal, so in this video 3 VERY highly rated wines step up and get challenged: 2001 Domingos Alves De Sousa Vale Da Raposa Grande Escolha, 2000 Domingos Alves De Sousa Quinta Da Gaviosa, 2004 Lemos And Van Zeller Quinta Vale De Maria Douro Tinto. Check it out then create a challenge of your own!

How To: Drink Chablis

We think you'll love this wine and Gary gives you the complete lowdown on drinking 2005 Domaine Pinson Chablis Montmains. So check it out and see if this wine is for you or not.

How To: Choose a Charles Shaw wine

Yes! Here it is. A video dispelling the myth of the two buck chuck (or $3 or $4 as the bottle may be). So if you're familiar with this Trader Joe's staple then you'll want to check out this video and find out if you should waste your time on the 2 buck chucks.

How To: Find new wines to try

If you're looking to try a new wine, what better way than from Gary Vaynerchuk in his 200th episode as he goes over wines he likes (and hasn't tastes before) that are $200 case cost. There are a lot of wines covered but the player gives you the option to jump to specific ones so check it out!

How To: Choose a Spanish Priorat

Priorat is an up and coming wine from Spain and you may not have tried any before. So check out this video as Gary gives you a review of the following Priorat's: 2001 Rotllan Torra Reserva, 2004 Mas Doix Priorat Salanques, 2004 Mas Romanis La Basseta and 2004 Melis Priorat.

How To: Choose an oak flavored wine

Gary hates the "oak monster" but in an effor to help you choose the best wines, he's offering to test some known oakey wines for you today (2004 Kanu Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented, 2005 Raymond Reserve Chardonnay, 2003 Robert Young Scion Red, 2004 Casa Lapostolle Clos Apaltaand) and help keep the show about wine tasting unbaised! So if you love oak tasting wines, or are just looking to try something new, check out this video review of the "oak monster wines".

How To: Drink sea smoke pinot noir

Wow - have you even heard of sea smoke wines? Well, it's ok if you haven't because they are not so easy to find. Until now that is! Gary gives you his advice on choosing and drinking sea smoke pinot noirs (in particular Sea Smoke Botella 2005, Sea Smoke Southing 2005 and Sea Smoke Ten 2005).

How To: Choose a Port wine

Gary tastes some Vintage Port from Portugal alongside his favorite Blue Cheese the classic and elegant Roaring Forties. If you like Port, you'll definitely want to hear his thoughts on choosing Warre's 1983, Graham's 1980 or Dow's 1994 ports.

How To: Drink Gewurztraminer wines

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes a few Gewutztraminer wines from Alsace and New York. These wines are usually called Gewurtz for short. He gives some background info and then tastes three of their wines and gives a nice description of flavors and foods for pairing.

How To: Choose a good Chianti

This is a great episode that helps to explain exactly what Chianti is and what the different types mean. Gary tastes a couple different Chianti's and gives you his opinions and some great advice on how to choose a good Chianti (surprise you don't always have to pick the most known!)

How To: Store and age wine

Want to set up your own wine cellar, to mature wine correctly? VideoJug shows you the correct techniques for storing and aging wine, including tips on temperature, light and humidity. The most important consideration when storing wine is temperature. The taste and quality of wine is also affected by light and humidity Store and age wine.

How To: Open a bottle of wine with no spills

Until you get the hang of it, removing the cork from a bottle of wine can be tricky. Check out these instructions for opening a bottle of wine using a wine key. This video shows you the parts of a wine key, preparing the wine bottle, opening the wine bottle, troubeshooting is the cork breaks and finally serving the wine.

How To: Decant old wine

Detailed steps to decant an old wine into a carafe. Purpose is to illustrate the extraction of sediment that settles as a wine ages using a candle to light the bottle and show sediment. Video uses an aged red wine and shows how a slow pour uses the bottles contours to catch sediment in slope of bottle. Decant old wine.

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