The “GARDEN MARKETPLACE” (519 BANGS AVENUE, ASBURY PARK) will be hosting a Book Signing and Wine Tasting on Saturday evening, Sept. 6th from 7 to 9 p.m. with international Author and Wine Enthusiast GARY VAYNERCHUK, star of WINELIBRARYTV.com. Gary will be signing copies of his great new book, 101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World. Cellist and vocalist Monica McIntyre will also perform. A donation for the not-for-profit Garden of Joy allows admission.
Gary Vaynerchuk, a self-trained wine expert, is revolutionizing the wine industry, with recent appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Ellen DeGeneres show, Nightline, Mad Money with Jim Cramer, CNN, and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.
His daily show, Wine Library TV (affectionately known as The Thunder Show), boasts a cult-like following resulting from his enthusiastic, unconventional, and often irreverent wine commentary. In the name of “expanding one’s palate”, while appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Gary convinced Conan to lick salted rocks and he shared samples of dirt and grass with Ellen Degeneres during his guest appearance on her show. With a wealth of knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary rebranded the family business as Wine Library. Within a five year time period, Wine Library grew from a $4 million dollar business to a $45 million business.
What raised Gary’s notoriety even more than his business acumen was his foresight. Inspired by sites such as youtube.com and facebook.com, Gary leveraged technology to reach an untapped audience. His daily 20 minute webcasts caught the attention of a demographic new to wine and eager to learn. Within a short time, beer sales were outpaced by wine. While his youthful following broke down barriers in the wine industry, the business world (and Web 2.0) admired Gary for creating a new generation of branding, focusing on the internet.
Gary’s unique identity as both a wine expert and a “real person” has reinvented the concept of wine tasting for a new generation. His first book, 101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World, was released in May of 2008 and is available in bookstores nationwide.
BOOK SIGNING & WINE TASTING
Meet the Author!!!
Gary Vaynerchuk – In Person
Saturday, Sept. 6th, 7 – 9pm
The Garden Marketplace
519 Bangs Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732 – 502-9760