Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Last night I attended a wine tasting "tweet-up" at the famous Wine Library location in New Jersey and was lucky enough once again to see and talk to the ever so popular host of Wine Library TV, Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary conducted a wine tasting, where he filmed a "Thunder Show" for his Wine Library TV line up. Its always fun to watch a Wine Library TV episode, but when you're in Gary's presence as he turns on his persona is pretty amazing, this guy is for real. I did taste two types of wine, a Bordeaux and a Merlot...(I think). I didn't like the red so I obviously remembered the Bordeaux, which I bought cause it was pretty good. (Chateau Des Roches, Bordeaux..2008)
As I watched Gary talk about the wines and their consistencies, I realized that I really need to learn more about wine. Growing up Italian American, wine was something that was always on the table, my parents make their own homemade wine and I just always thought I knew the process and how to pick grapes, but the truth is there is so much to learn about wine. Gary's self taught wine experience is captivating because it really opens your eyes and mind to what to look for when tasting wine. Making wine is such a process, and for me having been to Italy, where I've seen the process from beginning to end leaves me with a great appreciation for wine and all of its education. I thank Gary Vaynerchuk for hosting such a fabulous night and his staff is pretty amazing too. I learned a lot last night about wine and business. Two of my favorite things. Thanks Gary!
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