I didn't know either!
To help you celebrate, I wanted to connect you to a wine resource that is run by one of my entrepreneur heroes Gary Vaynerchuck.
Most people have no idea who Gary V (as he is known by) is because he is not your a-typical entrepreneur. He curses like a dirty sailor because he gets so passionate about educating others on what will help them win at being an entrepreneur.
I absolutely adore him and his passion!
He has written some best selling books, is on the key note speaking circuit and is very active on Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat. He was also a brilliant, early investor in Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Tumblr and my personal favorite Birchbox (he invested in these women when no other venture capitalist would). Gary V knows what wins!
I am highlighting him for National Wine Day because his beginnings started as an immigrant at his father's wine store where he spent 10+ years learning about wine so that he could help eradicate the stigma of wine and increase the awareness of everyday wine lovers!
This passion lead to him becoming one of the pioneers in using YouTube to expand brand awareness...he recorded over 1,000 (yes, thousand) Wine Library videos to help educate the public and collectors on great wines. These videos were so popular that it made his dad's wine store go to over $6 million (yes, million) in sales from their local wine store!
So here is the details of Wine Library...you won't see some elitist branding. You will see raw insight into what are great wines offered at a discounted price. Period.
Hope you enjoy!
Casey Flat Ranch 2012
First of all, I absolutely love that their company mantra is "distinctively authentic". Authenticity will always speak to me and be featured on this blog!
Even more so, Wine Library made this one of their top picks in all of 2015! It has been one of their best sellers over the past year.
Wine Enthusiast concurred saying:
"This finds a very happy medium between hyper fruit and sweetness, and firming tannins and supportive acidity. It smells like dark cherries and cocoa, tastes like chocolate-covered cherries and finishes like an espresso. The blend is 56% Cabernet, with Syrah, Cabernet Franc and 1% Viognier."
You can get this spectacular wine HERE at the Wine Library discount of $29.99 (compared to $45 retail). Save even more when you purchase a case!
2013 Tyler Pinot Noir Santa Barbara
Any premium Pinot Noir buyer who already love a good Pinot Noir should get to know the wines from Tyler right away.
Wine Advisor stated: Fresh, lively, and elegant, the Tyler Pinot Noir offers up notes of red and black berries, hibiscus, tea, and toast. The palate is vibrant, showcasing plenty of fruit that is light on its feet, hints of spice and savory notes. It finishes clean with a striking purity of fruit and a classic Pinot profile. This will continue to evolve and hit its peak in another 4-5 years."
You can get this spectacular wine HERE at the Wine Library discount of $38.95 (compared to $48.99 retail). Save even more when you purchase a case!
And here's my favorite under $10 and $20 Wine Library Winners:
2014 Las Vides Torrontes
An Argentinian Wine, it's not only extremely popular amongst wine drinkers, it's also described as:
"Floral aromas and delicate citrusy favors wrapped in a crisp acidity. Enjoy with seafood, spicy favorites or buttery creamy dishes." Winemakers Tasting Notes
Even better, it's only $9.99 at Wine Library!
2013 The Competitor Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is also extremely popular amongst wine drinkers and it's described as:
A rustic style, with bold red fruit notes, subtle, earthy undertones, and silky tannins that provide texture without being overly grippy. On the dinner table, it teams up perfectly with red meat, tomato-based sauces, and roasted vegetables.
Even better, it's only $19.99 at Wine Library!
I hope you enjoy these suggestions! I have linked all these using my partner links whereas I receive a small commission on all sales, of which a portion will be donated to our Curva-Lish Kiva Community! Your purchase and support of all our partners helps fulfill our mission in a very real way...making Kiva microloans to women around the world to support themselves, their family and community with just a $25 (base) microloan!
Thank you and happy wine drinking!
P,S, For those of you in the Texas area, stay tuned for Wine Library Curva-Lish wine tastings!