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Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World Paperback – May 13, 2008
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About the Author
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.
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Thirty-three years ago, Gary got his start in business by ripping flowers out of people's yards and selling them back. Years later, he would use that savvy to grow his family's wine store from $3 to $45 million in just a few short years by launching WineLibrary.com, one of America's first wine websites. Fast forward to now, and he's continued to use that same business savvy, along with his brother, to build VaynerMedia, a new breed of agency that helps Fortune 500 companies like GE, PepsiCo, Hasbro and the New York Jets find their social media voices and build their digital brands. Along the way Gary launched a stratospherically successful internet wine show, written two bestselling books, and beaten Dr. Oz in basketball.
Top Customer Reviews
I was hooked. I don't think I've ever run across anyone more sincere and passionate about wine before, who is more anxious to teach the world not about wine technique and history lessons, but to teach people to have fun with wine. To remove all the stereotypical stigmas associated with drinking wine. That it's ok to pop open a bottle for a football game. If you want a glass of Napa Cab with your cheeseburger - why not?
It's this passion that really shines in Gary's book. He makes it perfectly clear that the book is not a "wine guide". It's not. Yes, at the end of the day, its just another man's opinion on wine - 101, to be exact. But trust me, you will learn a thing or two. And, like me, you'll want to run out and buy wine you've never tasted or heard of before. The way Gary writes here - "bringing the thunder", the "oak monster", "obnoxious silkiness" - or a wine can taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or smells like poop (poop? Yes, poop) - it's just downright fun. The book is just filled with great stuff and little "fun facts" run rampant throughout.
So Gary - I sincerely thank you. To the world - buy this book and hopefully you'll get as much as I did.
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What's also great is that, even though he has fun with it and jokes, he still has the little bits of wisdom on the side, giving us a history of the label of some of the wines, the area, and about the grapes themselves.
I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel, "Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Depress, Cringe, and Bring Lots of Oak to Your Pal.
Gary Vaynerchuk was meant to bring the Thunder to the world, and not only does he do that on WLTV, he also does it with "101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World.
I appreciate the fact that Gary owns the camera when he's in front of it, and owns the pages when he writes on them. He's never tried to be a seller of wine, just a friendly voice trying to inspire people to trust your own review and drink the wines you enjoy, but also to try different things.
Here are 101 options that he find the best of his taste. You might not like them all, you might love them all, but you're gonna have a blast experiencing them and that's what matters.
Wine elitists and wine noobs alike can understand what Gary is writing about and I'm looking forward to the next adventure into the journalistic saga that is the Wine Mind of Gary V!
Great job man
THUNDER = BROUGHT
Overall, a GREAT pool-side summer read with a glass of YOUR favorite vino!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gary is right when he says most people are snobby about wine. He connects with your level of wine knowledge (whether you're a seasoned wine drinker or having your very first... Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Joe K.
Answers to a lot of my questions. Unlike other snooty wine reviews and books, this is for a Plain guy explanation. Easy read.Published on December 22, 2013 by Greg D Pajarillo
Very good book by Gary Vynerchuk. Very easy read ... educational and interesting. I am happy with my purchase and I would recommend this book.Published on February 26, 2013 by Sandy S
Gary is a master of actually describing the wine's smell, taste and texture. If you watch Wine Library TV you would know that he describes his experience that everyone can... Read morePublished on March 13, 2010 by H. J. Burton
Gary Vaynerchuk's book on "101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight and Bring Thunder to Your World" generally succeeds. Read morePublished on December 25, 2009 by Tom K.
Bought it for a friend so not sure if she liked it. But the concept is good & practical.Published on October 1, 2009 by Trailsboop
I am a novice at wines and that is the reaon I bought this book. It was recommended by a dear friend and I am glad I bought it. Worth every penny. Thanks Gary.Published on February 4, 2009 by Jose F. Pereira
This book is just like reading Gary's podcast instead of watching it. I doubt it could have been done any better than it was. Hope that there is a sequel!Published on February 2, 2009 by James T. Garrison
Gary Vaynerchuk is a charlatan within nothing insightful or informative to say. How he got to where is is a mystery to me. Read morePublished on November 7, 2008 by G. Ansel