EP 693 The Sake Education Show – Part 1

Beau Timken from True Sake visits the Thunder Show to teach Gary Vaynerchuk about Sake, a category he adores.

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luca bercelli

97/100

lines of the day, (from guest ‘fake it until you make it’), and from GV ‘I love all people except an athlete on a national football team that doesn’t wear the Jets logo’

Not much to say here except WHAT A PHENOMENAL EPISODE. Knowledge busting out of everywhere, great chemistry, a real eye-opener about a subject I knew nothing about.

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  • GP

    Thank you thank you! Saah-kaay Ed!! Needed this, wanted this. I’m late getting to the shows this week, so I’m going straight over to part duex “mo-sko-shee” (don’t know how to spell it in pinyin–or do they have pinyin for Japanese?–oh, sorry, I digress…)

    Last note before I flip to the continuation: I didn’t think of him in any way other than the rice-wine-guy until he said he was a dork, then zowie! I Love the nerdy-guys: an educated mind is a turn-on! (Yes, I’m a girl.)

  • GP

    Thank you thank you! Saah-kaay Ed!! Needed this, wanted this. I’m late getting to the shows this week, so I’m going straight over to part duex “mo-sko-shee” (don’t know how to spell it in pinyin–or do they have pinyin for Japanese?–oh, sorry, I digress…)

    Last note before I flip to the continuation: I didn’t think of him in any way other than the rice-wine-guy until he said he was a dork, then zowie! I Love the nerdy-guys: an educated mind is a turn-on! (Yes, I’m a girl.)

  • Anonymous

    Excited to see the rest of this episode play out! Definitely interested in exploring Sake as much as possible…

  • YoungDave

    Excited to see the rest of this episode play out! Definitely interested in exploring Sake as much as possible…

  • afarya

    GARY,
    I long for the (not so old) time that your main focus was the viewer “education”. Lately, it seems to me that you just have fun with the show for the sake of your own content and you have forgotten the main reason why viewers are taking time out of their busy daily life and spend it with you! I spend my time here to get 80% education and 20% entertainment. It might be fun to sit and talk with two other guys and just chit chat and digress on different issues as a pass time, but I would not broadcast it as an educational show. The amount of information should worth the time spent on watching the show, otherwise it is the definition of waste of time, which is not a business I would engage in for long.

  • afarya

    GARY,
    I long for the (not so old) time that your main focus was the viewer “education”. Lately, it seems to me that you just have fun with the show for the sake of your own content and you have forgotten the main reason why viewers are taking time out of their busy daily life and spend it with you! I spend my time here to get 80% education and 20% entertainment. It might be fun to sit and talk with two other guys and just chit chat and digress on different issues as a pass time, but I would not broadcast it as an educational show. The amount of information should worth the time spent on watching the show, otherwise it is the definition of waste of time, which is not a business I would engage in for long.

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: Well the two major things I can think of right away would be when I had M. Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Red I think it was a 2003 vintage with a Lamb dinner and it was fantastic (This is one that made me really intersting in wine)

    The other would be Beef Tongue, I had it once at a restaurant and it was really good, then a second Time I had it and it was fantastic and it made me want it cook it at home twice, tho the facts are it is a tongue and you have to clean it and its really really creepy.

  • http://theindustrymademedoit.blogspot.com/ Weston

    qotd: Well the two major things I can think of right away would be when I had M. Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Red I think it was a 2003 vintage with a Lamb dinner and it was fantastic (This is one that made me really intersting in wine)

    The other would be Beef Tongue, I had it once at a restaurant and it was really good, then a second Time I had it and it was fantastic and it made me want it cook it at home twice, tho the facts are it is a tongue and you have to clean it and its really really creepy.

  • http://www.julielyonquartet.com/ Julie

    In general I liked the Sake episodes, parts 1 and 2 but also, in general, you’re conversationus interruptus when you have a guest on. Constant interruptions, I felt like I wasn’t getting all of what he wanted to put across. Your style of handling guests is a bit difficult for me to watch. Like others have pointed out. You bulldoze right over them.

    That said, I enjoyed learning about Sake and will definitely check out his web site. He was interesting, informative and well spoken. Really liked what he had to say.

  • http://www.julielyonquartet.com Julie

    In general I liked the Sake episodes, parts 1 and 2 but also, in general, you’re conversationus interruptus when you have a guest on. Constant interruptions, I felt like I wasn’t getting all of what he wanted to put across. Your style of handling guests is a bit difficult for me to watch. Like others have pointed out. You bulldoze right over them.

    That said, I enjoyed learning about Sake and will definitely check out his web site. He was interesting, informative and well spoken. Really liked what he had to say.

  • Jeff

    What a great couple of episodes. I’ve long liked sake, and I was gratified that Gary decided to devote time to the subject. The enthusiasm that both Gary and his guest showed for the subject was infectious. I agree with some of the other comments that I wish Gary had not interrupted his guest so much. If Beau decides to do a sake show, I’ll watch, and it would be great to see Gary be a guest; perhaps then they would be able to discuss sake in a more relaxed, deliberate fashion, which to my mind fits the subject. Awesome show, one of my favorites. And hey, I wouldn’t mind seeing a beer episode (maybe with the guys from Diggnation?)

    Keep on keepin’ on, Gary.

  • Jeff

    What a great couple of episodes. I’ve long liked sake, and I was gratified that Gary decided to devote time to the subject. The enthusiasm that both Gary and his guest showed for the subject was infectious. I agree with some of the other comments that I wish Gary had not interrupted his guest so much. If Beau decides to do a sake show, I’ll watch, and it would be great to see Gary be a guest; perhaps then they would be able to discuss sake in a more relaxed, deliberate fashion, which to my mind fits the subject. Awesome show, one of my favorites. And hey, I wouldn’t mind seeing a beer episode (maybe with the guys from Diggnation?)

    Keep on keepin’ on, Gary.

  • http://drinkingoatmealstout.com/ Justin Thorp

    Dude, please do more shows like this. These ROCKED!

  • http://drinkingoatmealstout.com Justin Thorp

    Dude, please do more shows like this. These ROCKED!

  • Scott

    I love your tea show idea! I’m a big tea fan (love it more than wine :p ) and have always looked for a good resource. Speaking of which, I recently read a blog post by Kevin Rose (founder of Digg) concerning tea and while describing a tea he said “the way I’m describing this is very Gary Vaynerchuk.” He apparently hangs out at a tea house in San Francisco called Samovar and is good friends with the people that run it, and they have a decent amount of tea information on their website (samovarlife.com). Now if only you could force yourself into their circle you’d be well on your way to starting TeaLibraryTV :)

  • Scott

    I love your tea show idea! I’m a big tea fan (love it more than wine :p ) and have always looked for a good resource. Speaking of which, I recently read a blog post by Kevin Rose (founder of Digg) concerning tea and while describing a tea he said “the way I’m describing this is very Gary Vaynerchuk.” He apparently hangs out at a tea house in San Francisco called Samovar and is good friends with the people that run it, and they have a decent amount of tea information on their website (samovarlife.com). Now if only you could force yourself into their circle you’d be well on your way to starting TeaLibraryTV :)

  • Scott

    Regarding my last comment, I just remembered you’ve had Kevin Rose on the show and may already have known everything I wrote. hehe oh well it was worth it.

  • Scott

    Regarding my last comment, I just remembered you’ve had Kevin Rose on the show and may already have known everything I wrote. hehe oh well it was worth it.

  • Tracy

    Oh my god I am exhausted from watching that episode. The constant interruptions were just brutal. Here you have this stellar guest who is just an absolute gem of a human being and so ready to share his hard won expertise with you and all of us but he could not get a word in edgewise. I love your enthusiasm, I think you are a wonderful guy but we can all learn more if you can just tone your mania down and allow other people to finish even ONE SENTENCE. Go back through your show and count how many times you destroyed your guests flow. Ugggghhhh. So many lost opportunities. You are a unique force of nature and that is great, and you communicate that in the first one minute of the show. Your challenge…should you have the fortitude to face it, is to make your energy a complement to your guest’s and to care for and protect your guests ability to articulate their ideas…after all isn’t that why you bring them on?

  • Tracy

    Oh my god I am exhausted from watching that episode. The constant interruptions were just brutal. Here you have this stellar guest who is just an absolute gem of a human being and so ready to share his hard won expertise with you and all of us but he could not get a word in edgewise. I love your enthusiasm, I think you are a wonderful guy but we can all learn more if you can just tone your mania down and allow other people to finish even ONE SENTENCE. Go back through your show and count how many times you destroyed your guests flow. Ugggghhhh. So many lost opportunities. You are a unique force of nature and that is great, and you communicate that in the first one minute of the show. Your challenge…should you have the fortitude to face it, is to make your energy a complement to your guest’s and to care for and protect your guests ability to articulate their ideas…after all isn’t that why you bring them on?

  • http://www.vinosseur.com/ vinosseur

    I agree that Sake is great.. I love it! But, if you wanna feel great the next day after drinking wine, then drink more natural wine! No added sulfur, no guilt the next day!!

  • http://www.vinosseur.com vinosseur

    I agree that Sake is great.. I love it! But, if you wanna feel great the next day after drinking wine, then drink more natural wine! No added sulfur, no guilt the next day!!

  • Dan-o

    Excellent show so far………….

  • Dan-o

    Excellent show so far………….

  • yowens

    Good learning and stuff…

  • yowens

    Good learning and stuff…

  • ry

    Stop interrupting your guests! You have great, interesting guests – let them TALK!!! =) Excellent show, though!!!

  • sakefan

    More polite, intelligent Beau, less rude loud, crass Gary, please.

  • Argol

    Too painful to watch, especially as I know it could have been a 12 minute video is Gary had kept quiet.

  • John__J

    Really cool episode. Sake is def something I should explore more

  • Anonymous

    Have not had much sake..guys knows his stuff..one episode would of done it.. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CWSPS5QRW4JSOVFVV4CI6A52DY Carl F.

    This guy is an idiot. Very off putting.

  • luca bercelli

    97/100

    lines of the day, (from guest ‘fake it until you make it’), and from GV ‘I love all people except an athlete on a national football team that doesn’t wear the Jets logo’

    Not much to say here except WHAT A PHENOMENAL EPISODE. Knowledge busting out of everywhere, great chemistry, a real eye-opener about a subject I knew nothing about.

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