Thursday, December 04, 2008

Pinotage tasting on WLTV

Gary Vaynerchuck tastes some Pinotage from South Africa in today's Wine Library TV show.
Check it out here. Sadly he stuck with the "value" wines, instead of the big guns that win awards. Why is it that mostly California and France get featured for expensive wines? How about a show with $30+ South African wines just to show people that there is some really good stuff along with the more value-driven wines.

On a semi-related note, I noticed Trader Joe's is still selling the Zarafa Pinotage, which was really awful last time I tried it. Perhaps I had an off bottle and it's worth another try?

2 comments:

Peter May - The Pinotage Club said...

I've not come across the three wines in the show you mention -- cheap brands.

Pinotage is not an easy grape from which to get good wine and it will easily overcrop so its possible to make large quantities of wine which - of course - will not be top quality.

However, Gary did feature a quality Pinotage last year, in fact he did something quite unusual. He did a tasting of SA wines, one of which was Kanonkop Pinotage which he was so impressed with the foloowing show featured just one wine -- that Kanonkop Pinotage. Iblogged it here with a link -- http://www.pinotage.org/2007/04/1970s-banana-metal-band-1970s-rock.html

Mark said...

Hi Peter

Thanks for the link to your blog post! Here it is as a clickable hyperlink.