quote:Originally posted by Brandon M:
If he's not a critic, why does someone respected as well as Eric Levine put his scores on CTs list? Why does Gary taste Kosta Browne? I get that people think he's just a business man, and to some degree he is, but it does not simply stop at being a wine salesman. He's a lot more than that.
I don't know the relationship between Eric Levine and GV. I'm guessing the ratings are provided FREE to CT so it's cheap content and it's a free advertising to Gary. It's called cross promotion.
As for the reason why Eric has the ratings listed: I'm guessing it's because Gary is a wine celebrity right now (with a fan base right here in River City) and is quoted in print, TV, and the Internet. Doesn't change his day job as a wine salesman. If he has Gary on the site, he should also have Wilfred Wong too, who is the "critic" for Beverages and More (BEVMO).
Wilford Wong and Gary Vaynerchuck have the same jobs. They taste wine to sell wine. The only difference between the two is that Gary is more popular.