Gary V. is Bringing Wine Library TV to Midtown (Oh, And There’s Free Food & Wine Involved)

If you are a disciple of wine peddler turned internet media superstar motivator (and all around entertaining guy) Gary Vaynerchuk, you will be incredibly excited to hear this news: Wine Library TV will be broadcasting live from the Roger Smith Hotel Lab Gallery (on Lexington and 47th) all next week at 5pm (August 24-28th.)  I’m guessing this is all to promote Gary’s new book “Crush It: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion”, which comes out October 13th.

For those of you who’ve never watched an episode of Wine Library TV online, or aren’t already a convert to Gary’s unique outlook on life, you might be saying “Why should I care about this nonsense?” Well, as a guy who got to quit his job a year ago to get paid to be a fat fuck- let’s just say his new book, and general attitude of motivating people to follow their passion and get paid for it, “speaks to me”. Plus the whole thing benefits Mashable’s “Summer of Social Good”, and he’s willing to give one of you the chance to hang with him, drink some free wine (and score some free food!)

One lucky Midtown Lunch’er will get to hang inside the Roger Smith Hotel Lab Gallery during one of the broadcasts with Gary, which includes free wine (natch.) And then, get treated to free dinner for two after the show at Lily’s, the restaurant inside the Roger Smith Hotel. (Not with Gary though, unless he wants to… who knows?  You might make an impression.) All you have to do to enter the contest is tell us in the comments the one thing you’d most want to quit your job to do. (I know you’ve all got something… we work in Midtown for god’s sake.)  One winner will be selected randomly, and will get to hang in the Roger Smith Lab one day next week with Gary for a live taping of Wine Library TV, and score a free dinner for two at Lily’s (check out the menu here.)

Basically if you’ve ever wanted to quit your job to do something you love, Gary’s the guy who can motivate you to do it. Don’t want to be on Wine Library TV?  Enter anyway. You can still win the free dinner- and I’m sure you’d be able to sell the spot with Gary on Craigslist or Ebay for a ton of cash to one of his super fans (he has legions of them.)


  • Woooooooooooo free shit!

  • I can do Anthony Bourdain’s job better than he can, and I’d (hopefully) be easier on the eyes. Either that or writer/artist/food critic.

  • I’d quit my job to be a full-time professional sleeper? Like anyone would pay me for that. Yearly salary + benefits to just sleep hours in bed. Small lunch expense account so I can eat Street Meats and Lifetime gym membership. Keep dreaming…

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    I actually enjoy my job in Midtown.

  • Travel; eat; travel; eat; travel; eat…

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    I’d probably quit my job to be a public high school math and science teacher back home in CA, if only the pay wasn’t so shitty and the state bankrupt…

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    I want to start my own “zagat” about cheap traveling. Sort of like a midtown lunch for travelers. It would feature airfare (best times to go), hotels, what to see and do, and of course, food.

  • I would love to be a hollywood stunt driver/actor. Also motivate others to follow their dreams and passions. Too many people are just “Existing” saying someday I’ll follow my dreams, while others are “Living” and following their dreams every day with a burning desire.

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    I love my job: GlamourCoach.
    But, I would love to travel more.

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    Ski bum by day/wine drinker by night(not a critic per se).

  • Tanman, likewise. I’m 6 years into a mortgage and I have a 13mo kid. I can’t quit my job just yet to become a teacher.

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    If I could quit my job to become a Travel Photographer and Writer I would be in heaven. I want to just travel the world and see all that it has to offer. But more than that I want to take photos of it all as I go. I think that would be one of the best jobs I could imagine.

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    I like my job most of the time, but I wish that I could afford to quit it and travel the country talking to people about all kinds of policy stuff that is too boring for the TV talking heads — right now the details about health care, but also farm subsidies, import tariffs, unions, the possibilities for small schools and distance learning … there are so many things on which I’d like to have a more informed opinion and then be able to convince people about how we should change our country for the better. Also, hit up state fairs for the best Fried Foods On Sticks.

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    I would open my own bakery!

  • I’d love to quit my job and be a housewife so I can cook great meals for my family all the time.

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    I’d like to take all the skills I learned as a graphic designer and open a learning center for kids on drawing and computer graphics to replace the art programs that are being cut by the board of education. Also I would emphasize how-to classes on cartoons and comics along with graphic novels to create.

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    Open my own bakery or restaurant. Or leave everything behind and buy a winery in Napa.

  • I’m lucky to have a fun job at the moment, but I’d love to just do one of my two other major passions as my job: dance ballroom competitively or enjoy every minute of NYC and telling everyone else how to as well ( |

    Would love to be at the taping and have a nice dinner!

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    I want to write a series of Hip & Young guides to places not normally associated with travel by 20-somethings…at least not serious travel. First stop? Napa Valley. Oh, and I’d want to to freelance for Wine Spectator on the side ;)

  • I have the best job in the world already ~ Working with Food & Beverage and Social Media/Hospitality @RSHotel A.K.A. The Roger Smith Hotel – the host of Gary’s WLTV NYC Week. I look forward to meeting the winner! We will be offering a tasting flite of all the wines from the show nightly with a Ustream of the show in Lily’s Bar & Restaurant. Please book ahead if you would like to join the fun!

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