(REPUBLISHED FROM 2008) Late last month, we had a little wine tasting on the set of Beet.TV with Gary Vaynerchuk, the host of the very popular daily online video show Wine Library TV.
Getting things started, Gary unwired a well-chilled bottle of Iron Horse 2001 Blanc de Blancs as we readied our cameras and turned on the television lights.
The change in temperature on the set created pressure in the bottle and BAM the cork exploded, bounced off the ceiling and into a half-filled wine glass! Miraculous, far cooler than that silly Diet Coke/Mentos gimmick. Tastier too.
I caught it all on camera and our new assistant editor Katie did some pretty nifty editing. Check it out. Nice job!
You can grab the video this historic segment here.
Gary regained his composure and did his thing, a wine review of two sparkling wines.
Gary has created a remarkably successful niche show, which has large and loyal following. Lately he’s enjoyed tremendous publicity, including this hilarious appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. I’ve posted the clip below.
Coming up, Gary will share with us his success and advice for niche video publishing. In another segment, he teaches how to smell wine and swish it like “mouthwash!”
— Andy Plesser