November 2, 2009 - By

For most of my life I have thought that Wine was a really snobby unapproachable subject. It’s like some heavily over-intellectualized drink for the most unbearably snooty people in the world.

A few months ago a friend introduced me to some Gary Vaynerchuk keynotes on Social Media and self branding, as these are a natural extension to my job of helping people grow their businesses online. This led to me checking out some of his other messages on the subject of business. On his personal site he has a lot of really good thought provoking videos; many in which he uses his on Wine Library TV podcast as an example. I was still a bit skeptical, so I decided to check out his wine podcast to see how he put his money where his mouth is.

Within 2 minutes he had completely removed the negative stigma about wine, and made it totally approachable. Over the last couple months Kristi and I have been sampling some wines here and there and slowly learning about this vast wine world. As a result I find I’ve been enjoying smelling and tasting all food much more! For the first time in my life I’m starting to really enjoy eating.

So far our favourite wine has been a 2005 Masi Costasera Amarone. What’s yours?

Arley, Link it Up

The first Vaynerchuk video I saw on Social Media

Gary Vaynerchuk Personal Website

Wine Library TV – this video is a highlight reel.

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