Gary Vaynerchuk is the Director of Operations at the Wine Library, located in Springfield, NJ. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Ellen and has been featured in GQ, Men's Health, and the New York Times. He was also the youngest retailer ever to receive Market Watch magazine's prestigious Leader award in 2003, at age 28. He lives in New York City.
Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your Worldby Gary Vaynerchuk
Millions have logged onto Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library TV--watching him boldly and unconventionally rate hundreds of wines. Viewers are attracted to his youthful energy, unique voice, and often outrageous descriptions. Now, in Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines, Vaynerchuk reveals his first ranked list of the most exciting and tantalizing spirits he has/i>/i>
Millions have logged onto Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library TV--watching him boldly and unconventionally rate hundreds of wines. Viewers are attracted to his youthful energy, unique voice, and often outrageous descriptions. Now, in Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines, Vaynerchuk reveals his first ranked list of the most exciting and tantalizing spirits he has sampled while traveling the globe.
Deeming himself "the wine guy for the average Joe," Vaynerchuk avoids the pomposity of traditional educators. Unlike wine guides that lack animation and lecture rather than inspire, 101 Wines shows you how to develop the necessary go-drink-wine attitude. Vaynerchuk encourages you to trust your own palate--stressing that your love of a certain wine makes it good regardless of what the experts or the price on the bottle say.
Vaynerchuk's recommendations span a wide range of prices, nations, grapes, and styles--allowing everyone from novices to connoisseurs to expand their wine horizons. Unlock the secret to why Vaynerchuk labels wines "From Ruins to Riches," "Red with Fish," and "Not Your Father's Spumante." Discover wines that taste like ones 10 times their price. Read as Vaynerchuk illuminates his top choices with vivid terminology such as "Bring the Thunder" and "Riding the Rainbow." Demystify conventions that once limited your wine-tasting desires. Journey through wine styles and break down barriers with his technical notes and stories behind the vintage. Smile as you realize you too can become a wine aficionado.
With your newfound knowledge, you will out-entertain and enlighten your friends, host extraordinary parties and treat your taste buds to an exhilarating ride. So if you are ready to become a "Vayniac"--one devoted to selecting wines based on Vaynerchuk's innovative principles--grab that corkscrew because a wine sampling adventure like no other awaits.
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This is nothing but a big waste of time. He only got one star because I could not leave zero... as it isn't an option. Gary specializes in self promotion... nothing more. This book is something to be missed... don't waste your time.
I love this book. It has so much fun and character inside of it. I read the tasting notes and I can actually hear Gary saying what is written. I have bought one for all of my friends who love wine to expand their palate as well....GREAT JOB GARY..hopefully this will be something you update often. I would buy the next one already
This book truly does 'Inspire, Delight and Bring Thunder to your World.' When I did a quick flip of the pages (similar to the swirling of the wine) and then took my first look (sticking your nose in the wine) I was delighted. I got a taste of an amazing book that inspired the mind (similar to a wine inspiring you taste buds). From start to finish this book is amazing and a must read. Start from number 101 and read it through, number one will surprise you, it shocked me :) I was so inspired I went and tried to find a handful of these wines. Additionally talked to customers and employees at the wine story and told them about the book and have a few of them going to check it out as well. Gary Vaynerchuk is an amazing author, wine expert and overall amazing person. Two thumbs up. So good I now have three copies ! One to keep, one to give away and a backup.