Michael Gelb "Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking: Uncork Your Creative Juices"
Gary Vaynerchuk "Wine Library TV" (aka "The Thunder Show")
Gary’s roots in wine tasting come honestly – his Russian immigrant parents owned a liquor store when he was growing up. Bored at the cash register, Gary began reading Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate and realized collecting wine offered an allure similar to his previous hobby of collecting baseball cards. As a teenager, tasting wine was legally impossible, so Gary set out to train his palate “backwards”. To study various flavors associated with wine, Gary tasted obscure fruits and vegetables, along with earthly influences, including grass, dirt, rocks, tobacco and wood. “I probably consumed more New Jersey grass in my teens than any lawn mower.” By familiarizing himself with the numerous tastes that contributed to a specific wine, Gary was able to detect subtleties that an ordinary palate wouldn’t recognize
Gloria Pink "Pinks Hot Dogs" Los Angeles
David Beckman - President "Bread for the World"
David Woodworth - RV expert and historian