What is a Vayniak? Well, if you were a subscriber to Wine Library, you’d already know!
Gary Vaynerchuk is Wine Library’s in-house wine critic (although critic is too harsh a word) and has an open, engaging style as he tastes and comments on wines.
Wine Library is a on-line retailer whose obvious primary goal is to sell more wines, and I’m sure that the folks in charge have pulled their hair out more than once as he pans some wines that they may have on sale. It’s funny to hear him say that he wouldn’t buy a particular wine or even take it as a gift because it’s so bad. This is real tasting, folks!
He doesn’t usually swallow the wine he tastes – as he mentioned in one episode, he tastes upward of 200 wines on ONE DAY – but his tasting is entertaining as he suck in air, sloshes, and eventually spits. His expressions are genuine and priceless. I keep waiting for him to gargle.
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Word of warning: You will want to purchase wines that he recommends. So hold on to your wallet!