A salute to the final grape

Last week the American wine entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of video blogging, Gary Vaynerchuk, announced his retirement from regular wine video content after an amazing run which spanned more than half a decade. He explains in the attached video why he’s made the decision he has.

Vaynerchuk has been described as the first wine guru of the YouTube era, and is considered the most influential wine critic in the United States after Robert Parker. Over 1,000 video podcasts of ‘Wine Library TV’ were released between 2006 and March of this year, before he introduced a new format known as the Daily Grape, which involved shorter episodes and fewer guests.

This post includes one of Vaynerchuk’s earlier Wine Library TV episodes, and it’s one of my favourites. If you’re only discovering him now, go to Wine Library TV and the Daily Grape to see more. You’ll find a wealth of knowledge and sheer entertainment. Thank you, Gary… from a big fan! ;)


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