July 31, 2007

Winelibrary TV on TV

As you may have noticed, I’m not much for anecdotal blogging. But I noticed over the weekend that Gary Vaynerchuk from Winelibrary TV is going to be on Late Night with Conan O’Brien tomorrow (Wednesday) August 1.

I first became aware of Gary as a young and obviously enthusiastic wine lover from New Jersey on the Mark Squires wine discussion group. Then Gary rose to internet prominence with the creation of Winelibrary TV, supporting his family’s suburban wine emporium.

I’ll admit it. I like Winelibrary TV. Where some people find Gary obnoxious, I think he’s doing great work turning the tables on wine marketing and wine on the internet. He’s funny, he’s irreverant, but he’s also serious about wine and, for a guy hawking the stuff, remarkably candid in his commentary.

Match Gary with Conan, who recently filed hillarious wine-related reports from Napa Valley on the show’s recent trip to San Francisco, and I think you have some good old fashioned TV worth watching. Check it out.


Kathleen said...

I love watching Gary and I can't wait either! I wonder if they'll give something a sniffy-sniff together?
Albany, NY

Wine and Stories from the Vineyard blog - http://www.myspace.com/gamay

Vincent Fritzsche said...

I'm sure of it. I only hope they pull out the GIANT wine glasses Conan rolled around with in California.