Kevin Hart Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines - "Why are we drinking this!?"
Kevin Hart stars in TRUE STORY now streaming on Netflix.
Released on 12/02/2021
Oh man, that smells like manure.
Smells like cow patty to me right there.
I'm sorry, what?
Smells like to [beeps] to me, cow, horse [beeps].
It smells good to me, man.
Like, have I been smelling cow [beeps] all this time?
[Andre] You have, Kevin.
Find out my house smells like [beeps]
and I just don't know it.
Hi, I'm sommelier Andre Mack.
And this is Through the Grapevine,
a celebrity wine tasting where we test our guest's ability
to tell the difference between cheap and expensive wines,
all while having a great conversation.
Joining me today is someone who is a phenomenal businessman,
a gifted comedian, wildly athletic,
and one of the biggest stars on the planet, Kevin Hart.
I like it, I like the wildly athletic.
That can mean a lot of things.
I think that that's gonna be in my new bio.
I'm also wildly athletic. I love it.
You wanna drink a little wine?
You God damn right I do.
We're gonna taste five different wines
ranging in price anywhere from under $20 to over $500.
At the end of each round,
I'm gonna ask you how much you think the wine is worth.
Piece of cake. All right.
And for your final bonus round,
I'm gonna pour you a full glass of your favorite wine.
Then we're gonna tally up your scores
and see if your golden cork material.
Golden cork material, I am.
So I'm just gonna inform you of the categories that we have.
Okay. All right.
So we have the affordable option.
We have the daily dose.
We have the nice gift.
We have the special occasion and we have the luxury life.
And these are the different tiers of wine tasting.
The different tiers and categories.
And if you flip your card over you have pricing on there.
I mean, this is very easy to me.
Very easy, okay.
We're gonna put that to the test.
I'm gonna pour the first wine here.
So this is wine number one.
This wine is [beeps].
You're gonna constantly see me agitating the wine here.
just to put a little air in there.
Agitating. Yeah, just agitate.
Agitate, I agitate the wine too.
Yeah, there you go.
You're a pain in the ass, wine, so there.
This smells amazing.
You picking up anything, Kevin?
A little raspberry.
I was gonna say that.
You were gonna say that too, huh?
I was gonna say that.
I was about to say that.
Man, we're the same.
So you used to be a shoe salesman, right?
Is there a correlation between selling shoes
and selling comedic material?
Before I sell you on the purchase,
I need to paint a picture of why
this purchase is perfect for you.
That's where the similarities are, right?
So, what I started to do
when I was selling sneakers was pitch.
I would pitch a sneaker, rather than sell a sneaker.
So for me, it was about seeing what people were looking at
and go, oh my God, look at you,
you're looking at the Air Max.
Anybody looks at Air Max off the bat,
well you already know.
I know you must know something,
'cause you're not just gonna start off there.
If you didn't, you would've started off lower.
But the fact that you starting off with air bubble.
You know what Air Max's do, right?
You know Air Max and the whole idea of the air bubble,
it's more of the people that pronate not supinate.
So I don't know what your foot situation is.
I pronate, I pronate.
See, now I got you.
So what I did was engage with you, I got personable.
And now you're interested in just listening
to what else I have to say.
And stand up comedy, I gotta do the same thing.
I gotta come out and I gotta get you into a position
where you're like, I wanna listen to this guy,
and I wanna hear what else he has to say.
That means you're willing to wait for the punchline.
So if you're willing to wait for a punchline,
and you can be quiet through that, then I've done my job.
So it's not selling, but it's pitching, it's presenting.
Early on in your career,
you used to work at a male strip club.
Yeah. Performing comedy?
Yeah, I didn't strip. You didn't strip.
You said it as if I was slinging [beeps].
I was just there.
It was a setting.
Is there anything you learned there
that you still use today?
Well, I learned that if it went down financially,
I learned that these guys were making some money in here.
So that would've been an option,
if I had to, I would've went that route
if things didn't go right in comedy.
I'll say that the best thing about
me performing in the male strip club
was understanding that any environment
can be the correct setting for funny.
Ultimately laughter has no strict home.
It's anywhere, right? Yeah.
So Sweet Cheeks in Atlantic City,
that's what it was called, Sweet Cheeks.
I love that name.
Yeah, but it's not what you would think it is.
Can you sell me this wine?
This wine here? This wine right here.
This is pinot noir, what do you think?
You should've told me not to drink at all,
it would've helped with my sale.
Yeah, give me a little bit more.
Yeah, we gotta do a little bit more here.
And I'm not, don't think I'm into like,
I'm not asking for more so I can drink all this stuff.
It's not what I'm doing.
I'm saying, for the sale, for the purpose of the sale, yes.
It's a conversation wine, right?
I like wine that doesn't necessarily put me on my ass.
I like wine that kind of gives me a little perk,
gives me a little energy, gives me a little boost.
This is a booster wine. Booster wine.
Yeah, that's what I'm calling it, so.
And I think it's at a good price point too.
All right, Kevin, let's see what you got here.
This is Bourgogne Rouge, from Paul Pillot, From Burgundy.
This is 2019.
From one of the greatest places
to get pinot noir in the world.
I think you can get this wine, honestly,
anywhere from the range of $75 to $150.
$75 to $150.
75 to 150.
Hm, hm, talk to me now.
I'm talking to you. Talk to me now.
Tell me where I'm at.
Watch this, y'all are gonna be blown away.
This is $45 and falls into our nice gift category.
You know what?
I started to say that too.
It was so smooth, it had no edge,
that's why I went to the special occasion.
But nice gift, I'm not far off.
No, you're not far off.
I'm not far off. You're not far off at all.
My palate is definitely in the ballpark.
Okay, so I can accept that.
To me, that's a win, that's a win.
That's a win for you.
Even though I was wrong, I'm gonna say I was right.
Okay, all right, all right.
All right, glass number two.
Got the next one here.
Definitely darker, richer color
Mm-hm, I was gonna say the same thing.
Almost a little neon-ish.
All right, you, he keep taking the words out of my mouth.
I get a little pepper, white pepper.
Let me see, let me see.
You wanna see, you wanna double check that,
fact check that.
No, you know what I'm getting?
Pepper. Pepper, all right.
I'm getting a little bittersweet chocolate,
dark raspberry, blueberries.
You like that wine?
Can I be honest with you? Yes.
This is absolute [beeps].
Okay, all right. [laughing]
You're just gonna call it out, just right of the bat?
That's what this is. Okay.
This is, yeah, I know what this is.
Go ahead, I'll let you ask your question first.
You've literally got 100 acting credits,
50 producing credits. Damn!
It's a lot, right? It's a lot.
It's a lot.
Are you tired?
Uh, tired, yes.
I do need to sit down.
But annoyed, frustrated, I am not.
So that's the difference.
I'm still having fun with.
You're having fun. Yes.
That's the most important part.
What's the most impactful project
that you've been working on lately?
The most impactful project? Yeah.
No [beeps], True Story.
True Story is the most impactful project
that I feel like I've done.
You know what, I gotta be honest.
My best, the best movies that I've done in my career
are definitely The Upside, Fatherhood,
and now True Story.
And it's not that comedies aren't, right.
It's not that they don't serve a valuable purpose,
but comedies are made with a different purpose,
a different intent.
When you're making a movie to make people laugh,
your premise, your storyline, even if it's good,
even if it's grounded, it's there with the want
and goal to simply make you laugh.
We need to connect the strings
to make sure we're telling a story.
But from a comedy I don't need you to have a message,
I don't need you to take away a meaning from the project.
I need you to laugh at the project.
So the movies that I've had the opportunity to do
that had to have a message and meaning behind them,
I realized after how impactful those messages were.
Are you naturally comfortable in playing those roles?
Is this something that you're gonna do more of?
Ah, I mean, who knows?
I told you, I'm having fun.
I love the fact that I'm at the creative helm
when it comes to doing what I want,
and figuring out the best approach to completing the ideas.
I wanted to do a drama.
I wanted to kill somebody.
What's the best way to do it?
And we came with this idea.
And True Story, and the things that it touched on,
relationships, the family element,
the sibling rivalry, and how that is so complex.
There's so much, so many layers to it.
I was like, it's meaningful.
People are gonna be able to watch it,
relate to it, and take a message away from it.
That is really dope.
It like took me off guard, but it was really dope.
How far would you go to protect what you have?
What do you think about this wine here?
This wine here, I'm gonna go this is a daily dose.
You're going daily dose? Daily dose.
Do you want me to tell you a little bit more about it
or anything like that? You can.
You're wasting your time 'cause I know what it is.
Okay, all right.
You say daily dose.
You gonna give me a price?
Um, I don't know.
I don't see it as being more than $20.
This is Dao Indegena Tinto.
This is Adega de Penalva.
Yeah, I may be wrong here.
[Andre] This is 9.99.
And this is the affordable option.
By the way, by the way, I'm very close.
I'm very close.
My palate is actually on point right now.
Like I'm not, I'm not spot on,
but I'm in the right ballpark.
$20, you said 9.99.
I'm in the right ballpark.
Before, it was 36.
So you getting a little closer.
30, I was $30 off.
Now it's $10 off.
I'm closing the gap.
Now, it would have been weird
if I was like 200 to 500 for sure.
And he's like, nope, 9.99. Not even close.
Yeah, and then you're like, okay, well, Kevin,
I thought you, didn't you say that you drink wine?
Wouldn't have been able to do it.
But this was daily does.
I believe that means you're ready for the next one.
I just don't wanna waste, I'm not an alcoholic.
You're not a wasteful person.
I don't drink like that.
All right, onto glass number three.
To the next wine.
Oh that's color.
You see the color difference?
This color is major difference.
Oh man, that smells like manure.
Smells like cow patty to me right there.
I'm sorry, what?
Smells like [beeps] to me, cow, horse [beeps].
Well, why are we drinking this?
I don't understand.
Doesn't mean it tastes like that.
It's a little, it's a little manurey.
Well, I don't know if you've ever smelled cow [beeps]
but cow [beeps] don't smell like that.
I've smelled cow [beeps] before.
I mean, this is mixed with a little bit of dried herbs.
Yeah, I mean, but if I smell cow [beeps],
I've never smelled cow [beeps],
and then went back and smelled it again.
I was like, that's cow [beeps] and just left.
That's the amazing part of wine.
This could be my favorite.
I'm attracted to that, I must admit.
You're attracted to cow [beeps].
What are we saying?
The manure in this wine.
What is happening right now?
All right, you don't agree.
You kinda making me feel bad, 'cause I'm like,
it smells good to me, man.
Like, have I been smelling cow [beeps] all this time,
and just don't know it?
You have, you have, Kevin.
Find out my house smells like [beeps]
and I just don't know it, hold on.
[Andre] Oh man, this is great.
This smells good. Yeah.
Dried cherries, figs.
Yeah, I think I'm smelling cherry.
Yeah, and then like in the background,
you don't get a little bit of?
I don't smell [beeps].
Get a little animal, horse [beeps].
I believe you 'cause this is what you do.
So I'm just looking for it.
So you eat mostly a plant-based diet.
What are the challenges being vegan?
Wow, that's good!
That's good. That's good.
I love it, you're just like, it's good.
Okay. That's good.
You know what I am?
I'm a realist about this space, right?
I cut out meat, burgers, pork, dairy, all of that stuff.
I cut all of that stuff out.
The only thing that I dabble with is chicken.
And the reason why, A, I'm Black.
B, it's just, it's, I like it.
Okay. Right, I like it.
And I don't see the unhealthy consequence to it.
So I was raised on that, that's my mom.
That's a way of me,
it's just a way of me holding on to my upbringing as well.
Like you can make a lot of changes,
but I don't wanna forget who I am, and who I was,
and how I was raised completely.
I can alter, but my mom raised me on chicken.
So it's a little way for me to grab Nancy hand.
She not here, but that's like, hey mom, I remember.
And the rest of it is plant-based.
What are you thinking about this wine?
Oh, this is a good wine,
this is the one that's a special occasion, for sure.
This is one of the most collectible Italian wines.
Special occasion, for sure.
For sure, special occasion.
For sure, special occasion.
This is by far the best wine we tasted so far.
Okay, I believe that, I believe that.
This is the best wine we've tasted so far
So what we have here is Poggio di Sotto.
Brunello di Montalcino, 2011. Italian wine.
This is $300 and this is the luxury wine.
You did, you did.
I'm up there.
You said it was good, you liked it.
You liked it.
So I'm on a higher side, I'm 150 off.
But I definitely said it's the best wine
that we've tasted so far.
Well at least you're consistent,
it seems like you're 50% off.
I'm one behind.
Okay, we can call it one.
I'm one behind, right?
I don't, I think 50% off is a horrible way of saying it.
Just one behind makes it seem better and sound better.
But this is really good wine.
All right, onto the next wine.
The next wine.
This is wine number four.
Not a bad color again.
It's definitely darker.
Seems richer, right?
When I smell it, just like jammy, black currant.
Wow, that's definitely a familiar smell to me.
This is, this is good.
Yeah, it's definitely a familiar smell.
Not smelling like [beeps] right?
No, not smelling manure.
Nope, nope, nope, no [beeps] there.
Don't know what your goddamn nostrils.
Wow, that's pretty beautiful.
It's like a warm hug there.
It's a drive during the summer, but my windows are down.
That's what this is.
And I'm passing by some cedar trees, some cedar.
What is your experience with wine?
The idea of something going in the ground, growing,
getting barreled, aged for set amount of time, not touched,
and then being used to enjoy, it fascinates me.
I think that's dope as hell.
And I got a, I have a vineyard.
I have a vineyard behind my house.
Not because I was like, I gotta do this,
but it was because somebody just had it
and he didn't complete it.
And I found out that I had like aged wine in my backyard.
So they just like stopped.
This is no [beeps], probably have about 800 bottles of wine.
800 bottles barrel. Really?
I'm just sitting on it.
I don't wanna sell it, I don't wanna do anything.
I'm not trying to get in the wine business.
I think it's just dope that it's a Hart family vineyard.
And that one day, some point, I'll go,
you guys wanna bottle it and drink some of the wine
that we've had for the last 10 to 15 years.
I love it.
It's like an estate.
But it's a discovery.
And that's why I wanted to learn more about it
because I had it.
How are you feeling about this wine?
You know, after the last one it's gonna be hard, right?
Because the last one was such a good,
it was such a good wine.
It literally hit me,
you saw me wake up as soon as I tasted it.
Like, oh wow, this is good wine.
This is Cabernet.
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
I'm not a cab fan. Okay.
When you say notes, and you talk about your berries,
you talk about the fruits, like I like the,
I like the higher side, I like the...
This wine is not as jammy as it would be
perceived on the nose.
So it's not mouth coating, or rich, or anything like that.
But to me, it is refined in a way that like, I'm feeling it.
But ultimately, you have to say
how much you would pay for it.
This one, I'm probably gonna be off.
But I think, I think that this is your,
this is your special occasion.
I wouldn't be a fan of it.
But I can tell that that's what this is.
All right, let's check it out here.
So what we have here is Mayacamas, 2014,
Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.
So this is Mt. Veeder, so it's from Napa Valley.
Wine is more like real estate,
it's about location, location, location.
This is $135. Told you.
And this is our special occasion.
Special occasion, told you.
[Andre] Got that right, yeah.
You got it.
I wouldn't be a fan of it, but I could tell.
We're gonna move on to number five.
Well we now know what number five is
because I hit everything else out of the park.
So it's not like this is a shock.
All right, look at that.
But I'm willing to bet that this is probably
better than the cab to me.
Okay, you think so? Yeah.
Okay, I feel that.
There is a misconception that
cheaper wine is bad wine.
That's not true. That's not true at all.
That's not true at all.
That's a misconception.
So, you know, in a world of finding a wine
at a great price point that provides you with
the likeliness that fits you, that's reality.
And that's the dope thing about wine.
No, the dopest thing is like finding the wine
that actually punches above its weight class.
Like that $25 that's like at 50 or 75.
Just beautiful, beautiful stuff.
I like some of the most successful brands out there too.
I see your business mind coming in, I like that.
Yes, yes. I like that.
Wow, this smells amazing to me.
Licorice, a little bit of licorice.
This smells like monkey [beeps].
It's monkey [beeps].
No, I just wanted to see if you would be like,
yeah, I wanted to see if he'd be like, yeah, I get that.
There might be some monkeys around
where this wine is grown.
I'm sure they would eat most of the fruit.
No, you know what I'm getting from this?
I'm getting Home Depot.
[Andre] What aisle?
I'm getting aisle seven. Aisle seven.
Aisle seven and I'm plywood.
I don't know why, but.
Plywood okay, that's oak, I get oak on this one.
That's what I tell people.
It's like, jump right into wine.
Oak, but from Home Depot.
From Home Depot, like plywood, there we go.
Yeah, I mean, it smells woody.
There's plywood all over.
There's Home Depot
and then there's other stores that sell it too.
But this is a Home Depot plywood for sure.
Oh man, this is great.
You talk a lot about how you turn
your insecurities into humor,
essentially making them your superpower.
What's the biggest insecurity that you faced?
I got [beeps] up feet.
Actually I shouldn't say feet, it's foot.
I got one foot, it looks like a deer hoof.
You ever seen sunflower seeds?
[Andre] I have.
That's what one of my toenails look like,
from my left foot. Left foot.
What's the right foot right look like?
Right foot isn't bad.
Okay, all right. It's not good.
It's not bad.
My right foot looks like a track athlete's
hardest years ran on this one foot.
Just on one foot. Yeah.
I don't deserve these feet and I didn't do nothing
to justify getting these feet.
But my left foot,
I guess God figured that he gave me too much.
He [beeps] that one up, man.
There's been times where I've slept with one sock on.
I've actually caught my wife looking at my foot.
She was shaking her head.
She was like.
I was like, I see you.
She's like, see me what?
That's like, thinking about leaving me.
For your foot.
I think she was contemplating divorce
based off of my left foot.
Got it. Yeah.
That's my only, and you know what?
I used to be insecure.
But then I got to this place of crazy success
and I stopped caring.
Once you get to a place of comfort, then you're like,
why do you care about the things that don't matter?
Yeah, I feel you.
Just to embrace it and say,
all right, this is who I am.
Who is this wine, what is this wine?
This, in my opinion, is the second best one.
I'm gonna go with the daily dose.
This wine, this is $20 wine, for sure.
Okay. $20 wine for sure.
This is Sherrah.
This is a McLaren Vale Shiraz, from 2019.
Yeah, label says it all. That says it all?
You know what confetti says?
What's confetti say?
If I'm looking to be in the space of marketing,
if I'm looking to be in the space of appeal,
I can put this in Walmart, I can put it in Target,
I can put it in CVS, and it says good time.
Confetti does mean good time.
This is the daily dose, this is $25.
And this one's a banger.
And I love this wine. It's great.
It all around, feel good wine.
It's a great wine.
It's quality, it's great.
All right, Kevin, we're onto the final round.
I wanna pour you a full glass of your favorite.
What was the burgundy, the Brunello?
That's the one you liked, right?
Let's go Brunello.
Brunello is the luxury life,
but I don't want, like my pick isn't because of that.
It was by far...
Correct, you can taste the quality difference.
No, I get it, I get that.
Absolutely tasted good.
You know what?
Can we do a tweener?
Can I get another glass?
'Cause I also wanna pay,
I wanna pay homage to the daily dose as well.
I'm gonna pour you a little bit of the daily dose.
Yeah, just a little bit, daily dose, man.
Let's get everybody involved here.
Everyone, everyone, I feel you.
I feel you on that.
So we're gonna jump into the speed round now.
We're gonna ask you a few questions.
You just answer as fast as you can.
Done. All right.
Huh? Favorite sneaker?
What's your favorite sneaker.
Uh, favorite sneaker.
You're a runner, you're a heel to toe guy?
Right now? You got the bubble?
Favorite sneaker right now, Common Project.
[Andre] Common Project.
Common Project. Okay.
Favorite movie you've been in?
Favorite movie you wish you were in?
Ooh, what character?
Joe Pesci. Word.
1967 Mustang Fastback.
What is that?
You don't think I knew that?
Ask me again.
What's your favorite sommelier?
I lost it again.
Andre, you are the first som that I've actually had
the privilege and pleasure to go this in depth with.
There's a show that I do called Hart to Heart
and I have a som on there.
That's my boy DLynn, that's my boy.
[Kevin] Cool as hell.
[Andre] There's not many of us, but.
I was gonna say, the fact that I feel like
I've had the privilege to come across two soms
that I can attach to the culture, and you know,
attach to the world of me, in saying like, dude,
I had an experience, I had a dope moment.
I think that's special enough.
So I can't leave D out of it.
You can't, you can't.
That's my boy.
I'm gonna have to involve you both.
And just say, in the world of soms,
the two best experiences I had are with you two.
Oh, there you go.
Not a drinker.
Not a drinker at all. No I do not.
But, since we are here.
All right, so we went through the wines today.
Kevin, it looks like you've gotten two
out of five right today.
You didn't win the golden cork,
but you are a winner in life.
And I just want everybody to remember
that wine is not about the price,
but it's about what you like.
You okay over there?
What are we doing here?
What are we doing, I'm joking.
We drank all that.
You just have no conscious of where you are by the end.
Guys, I just wanna take the time
to do some promo before I go.
I just forget why I'm here.
Hey, Jumanji in theaters, this Christmas.
Make sure you check out me
and Dwayne the Rock Johnson.
Next level, all right.
We did that movie.
No, True Story, man, November 24th.
Excited for you guys to see this side of me.
Myself, Wesley Snipes.
And it's a drama, drama/thriller, drama/thriller.
So please watch, enjoy,
and talk to me, tell me what you think.
Guys, catch me, Kevin Hart, in Jaws 2.
[laughing] Coming to theaters.
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