Ever since I first saw Gary Vaynerchuk's wine tasting show, I've been racking my brains to think of how this might translate to Europe. As I may have mentioned before, there are some pretenders to the throne out there: two English chaps on a sofa and a German fellow, and doubtless there are many more. Now here's an alcohol-free spoof from the USA, which I bring you thanks to Gary V's Twitter feed.
As for the brain-racking, I've pretty much given up. I can't think of a European way of doing the Gary thing that would be really worth watching beyond one or two shows, though I'm admittedly pretty impatient with most moving-picture nonsense. What would work for Ireland? I think the best thing is for Mr V. to come to Ireland and do a couple of shows here. We got whiskey, we got Wordpress boffins... Maybe, on the other hand, you think there's just too much analysis, maybe even Mr Vaynerchuk's breezy blue-collar bonhomie... I thought, and I'm well aware I blow my share of hot air from this very blog, that Brendan O'Connor in yesterday's Sunday Independent had a point.