Originally Posted by audiophilia
Great link, though I can't click on the video. I can't understand the guy's popularity. I find him horribly obnoxious and ridiculous ('I sense the taste of "Band-Aid"' -- is one of his gems). Mind you, I'm old. He may be 'down' with the kids. LOL
that's the thing, GV is reaching out to a certain population. He certainly alienates others, but I don't think he cares. Personally, I'm a big fan, but my age says I would
I think he is helping a huge population of people explore wines deeper than they ever would and encouraging them to explore new things - IMO the latter being the most important part of wine.
FWIW, the Jancis Robinson wine videos from the late 90's are on youtube now. I think they're excellent and are great to watch regardless of knowledge.