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Gary takes on two Sherry’s in his Sherry Episode!

Maybe he’s just distracted by the big(?) announcement tomorrow, but the folks here at Catavino are a bit perplexed? He starts the episode telling us he will be reviewing 4 sherries but two of them are not. Watch the Sherry episode and tell us what is wrong with this picture. Two of the wines are not like the others, and two of the wines are tangentially related to the theme of today’s episode.

Did the wine world change a little in the wrong way today? Maybe I’m being to big of a wine geek, but I believe if your going to educate people about wine, you should get your shit right. Especially with a misunderstood style like Sherry.

Gary, Alvear is not sherry and all the wines are made from Pedro Ximenez! Even the “Fino”!

Sorry for the short rant, but you all know how close sherry is to our hearts!

Cheers,

Ryan Opaz – Sherry lover in residence!

PS: Welcome all you visitors from Wine Library TV. If you want to learn more about Sherry check out these posts:
Sherry 101 – Basics of this noble wine!
Iberian Wine Myth Busters: Pedro Ximenz
Sherry – Spain’s Cure for Summer heat!
Sherry Rooftop Tasting Video

Then make sure to join the Facebook Sherry lovers group! We’ll do our best to help all of you learn more about this Noble Beverage!

Cheers, Ryan

  • Gary Vaynerchuk

    U are super right and I am super wrong, this is a great case of us always learning and I will def apologize, a little distracted and when I do WLTV I shot from the hip and dont do homework, maybe that needs to change, what a major goof!

  • Ryan

    feel free to direct people here for a full run down on sherry! <a href="<a href="http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-of-this-noble-wine/http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-…/>”><a href="http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-10…” target=”_blank”>http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-… Looking forward to the big annoucement!

  • Ryan

    feel free to direct people here for a full run down on sherry! <a href="<a href="http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-of-this-noble-wine/http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-…/>”><a href="http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-10…” target=”_blank”>http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-… Looking forward to the big annoucement!

  • Ryan

    feel free to direct people here for a full run down on sherry! <a href="<a href="http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-of-this-noble-wine/http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-…/>”><a href="http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-10…” target=”_blank”>http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-… Looking forward to the big annoucement!

  • Arthur

    I am perplexed by the burnt rubber/railroad tie element in the Pedro Romero Dry Oloroso Sherry. In your opinion is this a flaw in Sherry? If so, what causes it in Sherry?

  • Ryan

    Good question, sometimes it could be a flaw, or a lack of air getting to the wine. My opinion is that often you get some slight petrol notes on the higher alcohol and darker sherries. In the past this has morphed into more caramel and burnt sugar aromas…The cause, high alcohol, and deep oxidization….

  • Arthur

    Hmmmm. Interesting. Thanks for the feedback on that. I was under the impression that "burnt rubber" or "rubber tire" is a reductive falw. Will have to try the penny test if I find it in a Sherry.

  • Ryan

    Auther it totally could be reduction! You never know, but I've found that at times that very deep rich caramel and burnt sugar smell burns off with time. Could be the reduction burning off! Cheers!

  • Robert

    yeah, I am glad I already like sherry as I think that episode might have put me off I think there were other things on his mind!

  • http://tv.winelibrary.com Gary Vaynerchuk

    U are super right and I am super wrong, this is a great case of us always learning and I will def apologize, a little distracted and when I do WLTV I shot from the hip and dont do homework, maybe that needs to change, what a major goof!

  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan

    feel free to direct people here for a full run down on sherry! http://catavino.net/2005/09/10/sherry-101-basics-of-this-noble-wine/

    Looking forward to the big annoucement!

  • http://www.redwinebuzz.com Arthur

    I am perplexed by the burnt rubber/railroad tie element in the Pedro Romero Dry Oloroso Sherry. In your opinion is this a flaw in Sherry? If so, what causes it in Sherry?

  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan

    Good question, sometimes it could be a flaw, or a lack of air getting to the wine. My opinion is that often you get some slight petrol notes on the higher alcohol and darker sherries. In the past this has morphed into more caramel and burnt sugar aromas…The cause, high alcohol, and deep oxidization….

  • http://www.redwinebuzz.com Arthur

    Hmmmm. Interesting. Thanks for the feedback on that. I was under the impression that “burnt rubber” or “rubber tire” is a reductive falw. Will have to try the penny test if I find it in a Sherry.

  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan

    Auther it totally could be reduction! You never know, but I’ve found that at times that very deep rich caramel and burnt sugar smell burns off with time. Could be the reduction burning off! Cheers!

  • http://wineculture.blogspot.com Robert

    yeah, I am glad I already like sherry as I think that episode might have put me off

    I think there were other things on his mind!

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  • Jill

    okay, I need to learn LOTS more on sherry. I can't even really partipate in this dialogue. however, can I ask what the hell the announcement is from WLTV? I am intrigued (and a little scared. hopefully it's not too competition-crushing!).

  • Tim

    You nailed it Ryan; Gary clearly doesn't like Sherry or he would have checked Wikipedia for 5 minutes before recording this video. I'm sure he will do better next time…

  • http://domaine547.com Jill

    okay, I need to learn LOTS more on sherry. I can’t even really partipate in this dialogue. however, can I ask what the hell the announcement is from WLTV? I am intrigued (and a little scared. hopefully it’s not too competition-crushing!).

  • http://winecast.net Tim

    You nailed it Ryan; Gary clearly doesn’t like Sherry or he would have checked Wikipedia for 5 minutes before recording this video. I’m sure he will do better next time…

  • Ryan

    Jill we're here to help! Anything you need let us know! Tim Yeah, I really don't think he likes it that much. Also he still has the wines listed in his onsite notes as "spanish sherry" – Changing the wine world by educating people on the wines that interest you, and skimming the ones that don't as to the announcement…eh! exclusive CA cab, for people who can afford to buy some, and who live near SF or can travel there…eh!!

  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan

    Jill we’re here to help! Anything you need let us know!

    Tim Yeah, I really don’t think he likes it that much. Also he still has the wines listed in his onsite notes as “spanish sherry” – Changing the wine world by educating people on the wines that interest you, and skimming the ones that don’t

    as to the announcement…eh! exclusive CA cab, for people who can afford to buy some, and who live near SF or can travel there…eh!!