6/25/2009

48 Hours

Posted by The Wine Whore |

Wine Whore Review


Dear Gary,

I am inspired by your words and the motivation behind what you do:

"I want to make sure this generation of wine drinkers isn't elitist and snotty. I want it to be about family and bringing people together." -Gary Vaynerchuck

In addition to our love for the grape, we have a lot in common. As the Wine Whore, I taste and review wine samples. Although I don�t claim to be an expert, I do it because I simply love wine, and want to share my experience with others. Like you, I believe that wine shouldn�t be elitist and snotty. It�s about friends, family, and enjoying life. I do my best to live this motto and inspire others to do the same.

Despite good intentions, people often criticize my motivation. They make accusations that my notes are not truthful purely because I don�t pay for the wine I taste.

As a fun way to prove that accepting free wine (which we both openly advertise on our sites) has no bearing on the honesty of reviews, I have extended you a friendly challenge or �Whore-Off�. The challenge consists of a blind taste test of previously reviewed wines to prove that our evaluations are the same regardless of the source of the wine.

After several days, I have to admit that I am very disappointed�

Not only have I not heard any response from yourself, I am also surprised at the negativity voiced on your forum. Of all people, I thought that you would be on board and welcome the challenge. Given your philosophy, this just doesn�t make sense.


Cheers!
Randy Watson
�The Wine Whore�
http://www.winewhorin.com


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10 comments:

Rachele :) said...

Wow. I don't even know who this guy is but his "followers" are NOT people I would want to hang out with. They give wine a bad name.

The Wine Whore said...

It's a real shame. Wine should be about making new friends and having an open mind. Clearly a lot of people are missing the point.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I would just wash him down with a good wine! feix62

Michael Homula said...

I have always enjoyed Gary V and I am a member of the Forum. I am horrified at the response of the followers there. They are behaving so hypocritically. The entire goal and mission of Gary from the outset was to make wine more accessible and less snobby yet the responses in that forum are the epitome and definition of wine elitism. Very sad indeed!

Joeshico said...

The responses came from Gary's WWE fans not his wine fans. Kinda obvious!!!

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you all for your kind words and support! This is what it is all about!

Cheers!

Michael Homula said...

Excellent point Joeshico. I didn't really make that distinction but you are correct!

The Wine Whore said...

You are absolutely correct! Very hypocritical of them!

Mark from NJ said...

as both a follower of WLTV and reader of th wine whore... the negative response from the WLTV forum is just opinions..most of them should be taken lightly if at all...there are a lot of people offering great info there though..Ill continue to support both!

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you Mark! The whole idea is that people should be able to freely exchange ideas and thoughts. Thank you for your support!

Cheers!

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