My good friend Gary Vaynerchuk just informed me about his new Facebook applications and they are pretty sweet. For those of you who don’t know who Gary is, he is the Director of Operations at Cork’d, a social network for wine lovers around the world and the creator of WineLibrary.tv, a daily videocast about wines around the world. If you haven’t checked out his videocast yet, you definitely should. It is probably one of the most entertaining videocasts on the web. I am including Friday’s episode at the end of this post.
Gary and his team just released two new applications, Thunder by Wine Library TV and Ask Gary Vaynerchuk. These two applications appear to be targeted at his dedicated fan base as well as new fans. Thunder is an application that is pretty straight forward. It is a tool for fans of Wine Library TV to help promote the site. Additionally, there is a page that lists recent episodes for your viewing pleasure. The other application, Ask Gary Vaynerchuk, is an easy way to ask the one and only wine connoisseur on the web. Gary seems to be pretty good at quickly responding to questions. One Wine Library TV fan, Adam Shaver, asked “Gary, I’m loving Brunello’s these days. Which is the best you’ve ever had? In one of your shows you gave a 2001 Pinino 95 points…is that your favourite?” Within an hour Gary responded, “Adam There were many 1990 Brunello’s that were way up there Caparzo La Casa comes to mind and so were the 1997’s many I had in the 96-99 range, those are the 2 vintages!”
While I don’t know anything about wine, I do know where to go when I want to find out. I simply go ask Gary Vaynerchuk. If you have any questions pertaining to wine, go grab the Ask Gary Vaynerchuk application and get all of your questions answered. Additionally, if you want to help Gary spread the good word on wine, go grab the Thunder application. Also, if you want to read more about Gary and his awesome videocast, go check out Time magazine’s article on him.