6/24/2009

Whore-Off!!!

Posted by The Wine Whore |

Wine Whore Review:


"Without passion for wine, there would be no passionate wine�" -TWW

While the chance to drink free wine is an enormous perk, the decision to become �The Wine Whore� fundamentally arose from my passion to honor those individuals who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of their true love (my story). Today I would like to honor one such individual and extend a friendly challenge.




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

To be a Wine Whore, you must love wine and dedicate your life to this passion. Gary Vaynerchuk captures this essence with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business. Not only did he build his family�s local wine business into a national industry leader, he also has a popular video blog about wine called Wine Library. Already labeled �Social Media Sommelier�, I would like to proudly extend the him the title of 'Wine Whore'.

Gary and I have a lot in common. We both welcome the opportunity to expand our palates while sharing our experiences with others. We both aim to demystify the world of wine, albeit in our own unique ways. We also both accept press samples in exchange for reviews.


- VS -
(right photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)


I challenge you to a Whore-Off !!!


The goal:
  • Prove that accepting free wine samples does not alter the honesty/integrity of wine reviews.

The challenge:
  • Three previously reviewed wines from each contender will be chosen.
  • A blind taste test will be performed.
  • Reviews and scores of the blind tasting will be compared to the original scores given.

The winner:
  • Whichever contender gets closer to the original marks during the blind taste test.

The location:
  • TBD


Are you in?



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25 comments:

Joeshico said...

This would be very interesting. Two of my favorite wine reviewers in a "Whore Off"
Can I ask you Randy, Do you have a Tampa Bay Buccaneers spit bucket and some WWE figurines to add to the battle.

The Wine Whore said...

I agree, this would be a blast! I could bring a spit bucket but it wouldn't get any usage. :)

I think I'll choose to bring some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurines to the battle instead.

Cheers!

Shelly said...

I'm curious to see how this plays out. While I'm sure your reviews are always honest and not dictated by the "free" samples, I wonder how a previously tasted wine will compare now that others in the same category have been tasted. This should be a fascinating challenge.

The Wine Whore said...

Me too! Everything else being equal, the reviews should yield similar results. Only one way to find out. :)

Cheers!

bubbac2u2 said...

Interesting challenge.

But, after 87 votes. I feel you have to taste all of the wine's this week. Be it a day or all week enjoy. I also agree do not spit.

The Wine Whore said...

You don't have to ask me twice! :)

Cheers!

Melinda said...

Just love it when you talk dirty. Wish I could participate, and I agree, accepting free samples does not diminish your integrity.

The Wine Whore said...

Hello Melinda! I love it too! :)

Thank you for the words of support... we'll have to share a glass of wine/sake soon!

Cheers!

jFLASHj said...

Man I would love to get into this one as well. Where my San Diego Chargers Jersey! but spit into his Jets bucket! hehe

The Wine Whore said...

That would be awesome! :)

Cheers!

Joeshico said...

Have you checked out the Wine Library forum.

Sounds like GV's fans getting a bit edgy and don't believe challenge should be accepted.
Maybe they're more into the WWE than the wine.

The Wine Whore said...

Yes! I have been amused by watching the forum... I am also a little surprised that Gary himself has not responded yet.

Cheers!

jFLASHj said...

I sent that guy one email asking him if he had tried a certain wine and he never responded back. He did manage to email back just last month regarding the birth of his child. Big woop. I got 2 of those. Hehe

travel boldly said...

You Go Girl ! Whore it up. I'll be watching and waiting

Kort said...

Sounds great, let's make it happen!

The Wine Whore said...

You guys are the best! Thank you for your support!

It's time for a Whore-Off!!!

Cheers!

Kort said...

I'm surprised at the negativity over there. What's the big deal? So you are promoting yourself, that's how it works. And I think it would be a good challenge.

Californex said...

That sounds like a challege, go Wine Whores! Go!

The Wine Whore said...

I totally agree Kort... whatever happened to this philosophy:

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

I am confused!

Kort said...

That may be Gary's philosophy, but some of the members there don't seem to subscribe. It would be nice to hear back from him on this.

The Wine Whore said...

Why, I think you have given me an idea! :)

The Wine Whore said...

Giddy up! The Whore-Off is Officially ON!!!

Cheers!

Melinda said...

Hey, you got him! Nice.

The Wine Whore said...

Totally!

I am working on putting it all together but expect it all to go down some time in November!

Cheers!

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