Monday, July 30, 2007
GaryV: from the Big Time to the Small Screen
Set your Tivos, your alarm clocks, and your VCRs. Wine Library TV's Gary Vaynerchuk will be on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Wednesday, August 1. Gary and Conan will share the stage with Ann Curry and Seth Rogen. If you've not seen Gary, play his recent episode on entry level French burgundies by hitting the button below. Trust me, it's worth it--but don't stick celery up your nose! OK, don't know where the embedded viddler has gone, but click here to watch the video or on the static image above if you are so inclined!
As the story about Gary's star turn on CalWineries points out, one of the reasons Gary is having such a huge impact on the wine world is because of the passion that his fans have for his Wine Library TV format and for the the information he shares with them. Gary is most definitely a Guy Without a Tie in the all-too-often stuffy world of wine, even if he is called a "wine critic" in the Conan O'Brien press release. I think it's safe to say "wine critic" will have an entirely new connotation after Gary's appearance.
Check local listings for showtimes, and once again hats off to Gary. First Time, now TV. Gary, you're bringing non-mainstream wine coverage into the spotlight. I predict a Food Network contract is being drawn up for your consideration at this moment. In my opinion, you are ready for your closeup.