Wine tasting, buying and collecting is considered by many to be stuffy, elitist and boring.
I wish they would watch Gary Vaynerchuk’s video podcasts (Wine Library TV).
You’ll laugh so hard out loud that people around you may wonder whether you’re insane. You’ll giggle at his facial expressions, chuckle at his descriptions of wine (he compared the smell of one wine to powdered lemonade) and tears will be coming out of your eyes by the time you’re finished with the show.
Oh, yeah, and you’ll learn about wine. He knows his stuff and isn’t afraid to share it with ya.
I just watched an episode where he compares Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio (which are made from the same grape — just in different styles) and found myself learning a thing or two. Plus, he rates the wines he tastes and talks you through the ratings, which helps you understand why a wine got a certain score (for example, an expensive wine with an “eh” taste rates lower than a cheaper wine that tastes the same).
If you’re on the path to wine snobdom, forget the stuffy wine mags, you’ve got to watch this guy.