Glad to see the NY Times picked up on Wine Library TV and its irrepressible host, Gary Vaynerchuk. I've been a fan of his for some time; I find his dry wit quite funny, and I am all for anything that de-mystifies wine and brings it to the masses - Gary does this in spades. Plus, he's a Jet fan (my hometown team).
>>“My mission is to build wine self-esteem in this country,” he said. “I want people to know their palate is a snowflake. We all like different things. Why should we all have the same taste in wines?”
If you haven't checked out an episode of Wine Library TV, take a look at the most recent one where he interviews Nick Goldschmidt - hard to imagine another host engaging in the mildly frenetic banter he does with his guest in the first 5 minutes alone.