In case you missed it, here we presenteth the sixth episode of The Punch Down, in which we dissect NakedWines.com with founder Rowan Gormley. It takes Rowan all of about 16 seconds to figure me out, and he more than holds his own as we ask him about his favorite winemaking projects, whether or not he loses sleep over the NakewdWines.com business model, share some summer white wine picks, and I give Aussie winemakers grief over not keeping some residual sugar in their Rieslings. Enjoy!
The Punch Down Episode 6 with NakedWines.com’s Rowan Gormley
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Listen up, peeps: Rowan Gormley, the head honcho of NakedWines.com will be our guest for Episode 6 of The Punch Down Wine Show!
Yes, that NakedWines.com, the one that subsidizes the crazy projects of talented winemakers like Randall Grahm, Jeff Stai, and Jessica Tomei by getting angel investors to shell out cash in exchange for dirt-cheap prices on the resulting vino. The model is fresh, and the idea seems to have some wings… and ruffling feathers as it takes flight.
This might seem an odd guest choice to some, as so far we’ve had very high profile “wine geeky” guests on TPD rather than those on the business end of things. BUT… while Rowan might not share quite as bright a geek spotlight as our previous visitors to the hot seat, he certainly shares their iconoclastic nature and penchant for speaking their minds. If you need a primer on the latter, check out his verbal war against inflated wine costs and personal retorts against critics in the comments section of this interview from The Guardian.
It will, at a minimum, be entertaining!
Got questions for Rowan? Hit me up as you deem fit.
I hope to see you as we put Gormley’s good humor to the test on TPD, at 1PM ET next Tuesday, July 9!