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GaryVee Wine Club

Posted: September 15th, 2017, 1:15 pm
by RickieM
I just received an e-mail touting Gary Vaynerchuk's monthly wine club and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it (or is it really brand new?) and what are some thoughts about it. 1-4 bottles per month for a flat $55 including shipping sounds pretty reasonable if the wines are as good as he says they are.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 1:23 pm
by Jorge Henriquez
So, you do not know the identity of the wines until you receive them?

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 1:34 pm
by ky1em!ttskus
GV is back into wine?

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 1:41 pm
by RickieM
Here's the landing page for the link in the e-mail I received. It has a very brief video and few details are given:

https://winelibrary.com/clubs/garyvee-s ... -wine-club

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 2:21 pm
by GregT
Gary is smart. He was able to create interest in a lot of mostly younger people who didn't know anything about wine. I always respected him for that. When he started doing his videos I thought it was a strange idea but it turned out to be brilliant. I've never been able to sit through a whole one though, and having someone else select wine for me is something I'm not interested in, although in truth, he probably would be better than most.

But people subscribe to those sorts of things and he's a smart marketer, so I'm sure he'll get some interest. Whether or not it will be around long term is a different question.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 4:10 pm
by Eric S n y d e r
His family still owns the store, yes?

I really liked his videos. I used to load up the video in my car and listen podcast style. Learned a lot.

That said, I prefer to pick my own wines.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 4:18 pm
by Todd F r e n c h
Eric S n y d e r wrote:His family still owns the store, yes?

I really liked his videos. I used to load up the video in my car and listen podcast style. Learned a lot.

That said, I prefer to pick my own wines.
Yes, family still owns the store - seems like Brandon Warnke is running it now

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 4:29 pm
by Neal.Mollen
I'll choose my own wines, thank you very much.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 4:44 pm
by c fu
Prob just putting his name on it, Gary doesnt' have time for picking out wines when he's a social media ad mogul.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 5:12 pm
by cjsavino
Order up for the first month or two then cancel. He likes to start out with a bang.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 5:30 pm
by Kirk.Grant
I think the next wave of wine "clubs" needs to be something different if it's going to be attractive to folks here.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 6:24 pm
by Rich Brown
c fu wrote:Prob just putting his name on it, Gary doesnt' have time for picking out wines when he's a social media ad mogul.
....and trying to buy the jets and what not.

I like Gary V and the wine videos. I got into them a little after the fact, but they're entertaining as hell and his enthusiasm is infectious.

But yeah....even at $55, that's a pass. Since I've never met/drank with the guy....pretty sure he doesn't have the best take on the wines I'd enjoy the most

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 6:42 pm
by Markus S
I thought Gary V was out years ago at WL, at least he said he was. Can never trust these Russians! ;)

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 7:16 pm
by Vincent V.
Is October the first month that will have a release? Anyone know if there was a September release?

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 7:33 pm
by J a y H a c k
Markus S wrote:. . . Can never trust these Russians! ;)
He's not Russian. I think it's Belarus, but maybe Moldova or something like that.

I have drunk with him a few times. I enjoy him a lot. He is very generous and fun guy to eat and drink with. If you think his videos are wild, you should see him at a football tailgate.

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Posted: September 15th, 2017, 7:36 pm
by GregT
It's Belarus. He's a good guy. Sold him some wine back in the day.

Family owns the store, and has since he was a kid. His dad let him pick wines, but his dad is still the boss and Gary wanted to be his own boss.

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 1:55 am
by Scott Brunson
cjsavino wrote:Order up for the first month or two then cancel. He likes to start out with a sniffy snif.
fify

I got the email too--pass.
I do miss the shows a lot.

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 4:32 am
by John O'
cjsavino wrote:Order up for the first month or two then cancel. He likes to start out with a bang.
Yep. That is what happened with the Mystery packs.

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 5:21 am
by mike pobega
I guess coaching people to 'do f**king better' has its limitations....
Tony Robbins made it look easy, Gary makes it look hard.

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 7:23 am
by Neal.Mollen
J a y H a c k wrote:
Markus S wrote:. . . Can never trust these Russians! ;)
He's not Russian. I think it's Belarus, but maybe Moldova or something like that.
Putin says that is Russia

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 11:16 am
by GregT
Well, under this guy it probably was.

Batu Khan. One of my ancestors. Nice chap.
batu.jpg

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 2:54 pm
by Chris Blum
Genius self promoter; and I mean that in a good way. BUT....This seems like a great idea 5 years ago.

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 3:53 pm
by Robert B.
Interesting.

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Posted: September 16th, 2017, 5:27 pm
by Markus S
GregT wrote:Well, under this guy it probably was.

Batu Khan. One of my ancestors. Nice chap.
batu.jpg
Let's not get carried away with maps. The borders in this region have always been fluid, and most have spoken some form of slavic language that others can understand somewhat (with the exception of the Baltics, which are NOT Slavic tongues and have NO relation to them). White Russia...Russia...Ukraine...pretty similar; no need to be pedantic.

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Posted: September 17th, 2017, 7:08 am
by Mike Rotondo
I'm not sure that he'll end up catering to "us" with this club, but I joined as I have enough history with him to trust him, at least for the first few months.

I'd be happy to post thoughts and more information once the shipments start coming in.

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Posted: September 17th, 2017, 9:27 am
by Rich Brown
Mike Rotondo wrote:I'm not sure that he'll end up catering to "us" with this club, but I joined as I have enough history with him to trust him, at least for the first few months.

I'd be happy to post thoughts and more information once the shipments start coming in.
Please do! Would love to hear what wines you receive, especially initially

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Posted: September 17th, 2017, 11:05 am
by Tim McCracken
I must admit I was completely turned off to Gary's videos, especially after the 82 Bordeaux episode. You can see it here:



Especially given how he shakes the wine starting around 1:15

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Posted: October 5th, 2017, 4:15 am
by Mike Rotondo
Rich Brown wrote:
Mike Rotondo wrote:I'm not sure that he'll end up catering to "us" with this club, but I joined as I have enough history with him to trust him, at least for the first few months.

I'd be happy to post thoughts and more information once the shipments start coming in.
Please do! Would love to hear what wines you receive, especially initially
So - the club shipments have begun to ship. This month was a 3 bottle pack.

1) 2013 Krutz Family Cellars Chardonnay
2) 2015 The Competitor Cabernet Sauvignon
3) 2013 Le Vieux Donjon CdP

From a value perspective, I'd say this delivers. I've bought the Chardonnay from WL before (sale price $18) and it was very good. The Competitor? Never had it, usually sale priced around $15. And clearly the CdP carries the pack.

For $55 delivered, seems like a deal. My only gripe is the inclusion of the Competitor (WL's private label). I'm sure their cost is low enough that they were able to include and bring this up to a 3 pack, but I think that's catering to the newbies only - it's a wine I would never buy. But, I guess I could unload it on the in-laws or at a party.

Gary did a WLTV-style video as well.


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Posted: October 5th, 2017, 4:57 pm
by Peter Shurman
thanks for sharing Mikey ... [cheers.gif]

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Posted: October 5th, 2017, 5:00 pm
by Eric S n y d e r
I think I’ll stick to LBW marathons for my shot-in-the-dark deals...

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Posted: October 5th, 2017, 7:21 pm
by Kirk.Grant
Yep...none of those wines interest me. I'd rather have two bottles of Bojo.

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Posted: October 8th, 2017, 10:14 am
by Peter Shurman
different strokes for different folks ... [cheers.gif]

good luck to GV and WL.

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Posted: October 23rd, 2017, 8:28 pm
by R yan C omaz zetto
Every time I open Facebook I get an ad for this. Second post, first sponsored ad. Every time. For probably 2 weeks now. So is the social media strategy to bug me so much I finally give in because I'm sick of seeing the ad? It's not working.

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Posted: October 23rd, 2017, 9:03 pm
by Brandon J.
I joined and am excited I've only been into wine for 6 or so years so I'm still in the mode of "I want to try everything" even though I have my preferences.

I joined because I know it will be a good value AND it will be wines that I normally would not try (in most cases). Win/win for me, I'm looking forward to it.

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Posted: October 23rd, 2017, 9:23 pm
by ky1em!ttskus
R yan C omaz zetto wrote:Every time I open Facebook I get an ad for this. Second post, first sponsored ad. Every time. For probably 2 weeks now. So is the social media strategy to bug me so much I finally give in because I'm sick of seeing the ad? It's not working.
Maybe the strategy is to get you to talk about it. ;)

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Posted: October 23rd, 2017, 9:40 pm
by Ralph George
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
R yan C omaz zetto wrote:Every time I open Facebook I get an ad for this. Second post, first sponsored ad. Every time. For probably 2 weeks now. So is the social media strategy to bug me so much I finally give in because I'm sick of seeing the ad? It's not working.
Maybe the strategy is to get you to talk about it. ;)
Any press is good press, right?

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Posted: November 8th, 2017, 4:25 pm
by Mike Rotondo
November shipment is in, and another really great value...to be shipped at $55 for 4 bottles, including a Wenzlau Pinot Noir and a Conn Valley Chardonnay, that's quite the value proposition.

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Posted: November 8th, 2017, 5:02 pm
by Nate Simon
The “monthly” aspect made it an easy pass. Ship me wine in July? Have a nice day.

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Posted: November 8th, 2017, 8:32 pm
by Sean_S
A little concerned about warm weather shipping from NJ to California but we'll have to see how that plays out when we get there.....

Video is up for this month:


Couple of shout outs to Wine Berserkers crew [highfive.gif]

Have to say last months Krutz chard was darn good. Not over the top Cali chard but lighter and quite balanced. Certainly new world but restrained. Wish I could find more but its all gone...... That said I'm scared of the Conn Valley in this months shipment but someone will drink it. Sounds like it needs to lay down for 5+ years and let that oak integrate.

Wenzlau Pinot in this months shipment. Love it. Tasted a few times and always enjoyed it. champagne.gif

and I love some great rose too.... Totally stoked.

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Posted: November 11th, 2017, 12:23 pm
by Brandon J.
The value is certainly there. I don't know if I could get this good of pricing at cost even with some haggling.

I'm curiously of the business strategy. Maybe he's not trying to make any money, he can't be making more than 10% unless his negotiating skills are just silly.

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Posted: November 12th, 2017, 3:22 am
by John O'
Brandon J. wrote:The value is certainly there. I don't know if I could get this good of pricing at cost even with some haggling.

I'm curiously of the business strategy. Maybe he's not trying to make any money, he can't be making more than 10% unless his negotiating skills are just silly.
perhaps he's in build the subscriber base mode

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Posted: November 12th, 2017, 8:17 am
by Scott Brunson
Brandon J. wrote:The value is certainly there. I don't know if I could get this good of pricing at cost even with some haggling.

I'm curiously of the business strategy. Maybe he's not trying to make any money, he can't be making more than 10% unless his negotiating skills are just silly.
A good price on something I might not want is not my idea of a good value.

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 2:20 pm
by Billy Norris
Was going to start a new thread on this, but figured I'd just bump the old one. Wanted to say, considering how easily I blow $55/month on other bullshit, this club has delivered consistently since the first shipping. I'm a fan, and the January shipping introduced me to Vidon Vineyard and their 3 clones Chehalem pinot which knocked my socks off on pop 'n pour. I have NOT been disappointed so far. Worth a second look if you're willing to part with $55 in hopes of a receiving a pleasant surprise every now and then.

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 2:29 pm
by G. Bienstock
From wikipedia

"Vaynerchuk has made a number of personal investments as an angel investor including in women’s publisher PureWow in 2017. He has also invested in Facebook, Twitter, Venmo and dozens of other startups.[27][8] In 2017 Entrepreneur magazine put Vaynerchuk's net worth at $160 million."

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 3:02 pm
by lleichtman
G. Bienstock wrote:From wikipedia

"Vaynerchuk has made a number of personal investments as an angel investor including in women’s publisher PureWow in 2017. He has also invested in Facebook, Twitter, Venmo and dozens of other startups.[27][8] In 2017 Entrepreneur magazine put Vaynerchuk's net worth at $160 million."
Still trying to buy the Jets, I assume. [snort.gif]

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 3:42 pm
by mattcitrang
lleichtman wrote:
G. Bienstock wrote:From wikipedia

"Vaynerchuk has made a number of personal investments as an angel investor including in women’s publisher PureWow in 2017. He has also invested in Facebook, Twitter, Venmo and dozens of other startups.[27][8] In 2017 Entrepreneur magazine put Vaynerchuk's net worth at $160 million."
Still trying to buy the Jets, I assume. [snort.gif]
Probably needs a lot more than 160 million to do that.

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 5:12 pm
by Peter Shurman
mattcitrang wrote:
lleichtman wrote:
G. Bienstock wrote:From wikipedia

"Vaynerchuk has made a number of personal investments as an angel investor including in women’s publisher PureWow in 2017. He has also invested in Facebook, Twitter, Venmo and dozens of other startups.[27][8] In 2017 Entrepreneur magazine put Vaynerchuk's net worth at $160 million."
Still trying to buy the Jets, I assume. [snort.gif]
Probably needs a lot more than 160 million to do that.
ya think ... [popcorn.gif]

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 5:34 pm
by J a y H a c k
Peter Shurman wrote:
mattcitrang wrote:
lleichtman wrote:quote="G. Bienstock" From wikipedia

"Vaynerchuk has made a number of personal investments as an angel investor including in women’s publisher PureWow in 2017. He has also invested in Facebook, Twitter, Venmo and dozens of other startups.[27][8] In 2017 Entrepreneur magazine put Vaynerchuk's net worth at $160 million."/quote

Still trying to buy the Jets, I assume. [snort.gif]
Probably needs a lot more than 160 million to do that.
ya think ... [popcorn.gif]
Leverage, my good man.

Disclaimer - I have tailgated with Gary (my tailgate - he brought Fontalloro and D'Alesme Becker) and shared wine with him over dinner.

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 5:35 pm
by Todd F r e n c h
J a y H a c k wrote: Leverage, my good man.

Disclaimer - I have tailgated with Gary (my tailgate - he brought Fontalloro and D'Alesme Becker) and shared wine with him over dinner.
Ok, name dropper...

That was 15 years ago, no?

neener

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Posted: January 29th, 2018, 6:49 pm
by J a y H a c k
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
J a y H a c k wrote: Leverage, my good man.

Disclaimer - I have tailgated with Gary (my tailgate - he brought Fontalloro and D'Alesme Becker) and shared wine with him over dinner.
Ok, name dropper...

That was 15 years ago, no?

neener
No. I think it was 2007.