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Gary Vaynerchuk: Hello everybody and welcome to WineLibaryTV. I am your host, Gary Vaynerchuk and this my friends is the Thundershow a.k.a the internet’s most passionate wine program. First and foremost, an enormous, huge Merry Christmas to everybody who celebrates Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever your thing may be, Mott! But obviously, it is Christmas Eve. It’s raining mild, a little colder and it would be snowing. It would be way Christmasing it here in the dirty Jers but alas, we are getting rain instead. And I’m very excited because I know there’s a lot of people watching for the first time, whether you’re watching today and Christmas Eve because some people celebrate before Christmas. Or it is now tomorrow on Christmas Day and you’re getting to a Secret Pack. There are new relative. Welcome Uncle Harry, Aunt Janice. It is a pleasure to meet you. And big ups to cousin Suzette for being here and watching us for the first time. You got your Secret Pack in the mail, you opened up the wine and bam! There are four wines in front of you, not sure which ones you’re going to taste along with me but I hope you enjoy the journey. Let’s grab hands and let’s make wine love, my friends. Now first and foremost, huge, huge announcement. I hope you’re watching today and if not—well, today at Christmas Eve. And if not, you just missed me. Hopefully, it will be on the internet. But tomorrow, tomorrow on the Today Show, I will be making me Today Show inaugural, you know? Mott: Debut? Gary Vaynerchuk: Yeah, debut, my debut! The debut on the Today Show! I’m very excited! Meredith and Ann Currey, I get the ladies, which is great. And we’ll be doing sparkling segment, 7 to 11 it runs at the Today Show but I think I’m going to be at the 8 to 9 o’clock hour is what I was told. So please set your teevo’s, your DVRs, whatever you’ve got and I hope you catch me tomorrow. So hopefully, you saw me in the morning and hopefully you’re seeing me now again in the afternoon, so it is great to see you again if you’re doing that. Let’s get into the wines because that’s why you’re here. Now, you hear me cry about the Jets, how I feel like wow, maybe this is 2002 all over again when the Jets played the four o’clock and the Patriots played. The Dolphins at one o’clock. The Pats had nothing to play for, Mott, nothing. They didn’t make the playoffs that year, nothing to play for. Miami was playing to win the division. They went to New England and they lost! The Pats won! Similar to what the Patriots are doing to another AFC East team, the Buffalo Bills at one o’clock. Maybe they had nothing to play for. Maybe they lose. Then at four o’clock, the Jets that year in 2002 happened to be playing the Green Bay Packers. Ironically, the quarterbacks of that game were Chad Pennington and Brett Favre. Well, guess what’s happening again here in 2008? They are both playing again. Maybe, just maybe, history can repeat itself and the Jets can get very lucky. Go Buffalo! Go Buffalo! Go Buffalo! Something I never thought I would say. Bob’s 2007 Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa. This wine rolls in at $9.00. Bob’s African is the producer. I really, really wanted to start off with a Sauvignon Blanc today for a couple of reasons. One, a lot of you are drinking them. Two, you’re drinking them mainly from New Zealand nowadays. Three, I hate California Sauvignon Blanc as a lot of people know, and I would never just say that, but the majority of California Sauvignon Blancs are uninspired in my opinion in that $8.00 to $12.00 price range. South Africa is a sneaky play where the dollar hasn’t lost as much steam and we’re getting very good quality still coming out of the area. $9.00, which is a good price point for a South African wine, a Sauvignon Blanc as well. And I’m excited about trying this again. I have had all four of these wines. That’s why I put them in the Thunder Pack, so it’s an unusual WineLibraryTV. However, I did pick wines and we’ll continue for the Secret Packs to pi

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