06/11/2013 01:12 pm ET

Video: Online Video Wine Star Gary Vanyerchuk Has Million Dollar, 10-Book Deal, New York Times

Today there is a huge New York Times, four-photo, above-the-fold feature on Gary Vaynerchuk, host of the popular and influential wine video blog Wine Library TV.  The paper reports that Gary has a million dollar, 10-book contract with HarperStudio.

It is fascinating to see that Gary has parlayed his video blog and relentless social networking into a successful personality-driven business, which is not dependent on advertising.

Gary was in our office last year for a little champagne tasting -- he barely escaped an exploding cork -- very entertaining video!

This video was originally published on Beet.TV.