Jobs We Love: Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk Gary Vaynerchuk, host of Wine Library TV, wants to help you improve your wine self-esteem. Find out more about his career as a video blogger and how he developed his palate as a kid.

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On the Menu: The Cult Super Tuscans of Le Macchiole

Wine Want to get in on an exclusive tasting of cult Italian wines, eat some great food from the boot, and help JBF? Our friends at Italian Wine Merchants are hosting an event with Le Macchiole's Cinzia Merli on Monday, October 5. A luminary winemaker, Merli is the woman behind Messorio, a bottle that pushes Italian Merlot to another level. She will be pouring the incomparable 2006 vintage, and will also bring Le Macchiole's Scrio (a limited production Syrah) and numerous vintages of Paleo Rosso (said to give first-growth Bordeaux a run for its money). Regional Italian cheeses, cured meats, a primo, a secondo, and dessert will all be paired with the outstanding wines. Tickets are a steal at $175, and $75 of each purchase will go toward supporting the James Beard Foundation. To purchase tickets and read more about the wines,

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Wine Wisdom: Daniel Johnnes's Wine Picks

wine The beauteous hills of peaches and corn at the farmers' stands won't be around much longer, so make the most of the last summer produce by introducing some great wine pairings to your market haul. JBF Award winner Daniel Johnnes of the Dinex Group recommends some bottles to go with this end-of-summer menu of James Beard dishes (and you can find all of the recipes on our website!)

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