If I’m honest, at times I have what could be considered a “Han Solo” mentality about social media. Like, the first time I was hanging with Gary Vaynerchuk in Jersey and talking about social media and eating lasagna, I told him flat out, “Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe that there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. Cause no mystical energy field controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.” But he persisted, and today I’m excited to say that social media is getting me one step closer to time travel.
If you saw our blog post on the Court of Master Sommeliers Conference last week, you would’ve seen that they got the rare opportunity to try 1953 and 1977 Seppeltsfield Tawnies that aren’t slated for release until 2053 and 2077 respectively. With the world ending in 2012, I was left with Tawnie tears over the fact I’d never get to try these fine beverages, which got me thinking about how I’d probably never have sex in a Delorean or play with kittens in space, which sunk me into a deeper depression and the reason for the lack of the blogs over the last week (that + deadline + plus an epic trip to King Estate in Eugene, Oregon).
But everything turned around for me with a little comment on that same blog post, “Hey guys, If you make the trip to Seppeltsfield just maybe I can show you the 1953 before 2053! You’ll need to email me first! We have every single vintage tawny from 1878 to 2009 in barrel. Only place in the world!“
WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?! I’m THERE! Now all I need to do is trick the rest of the Mutineer team into allocating a large sum of money to send me to Australia to live my dream. My plan of attack is to e-mail my buddy Richard Branson to fly me over with the e-mail subject “Re: Time Travel – Need Face to Face in Adelaide”. I’ll keep you posted on my efforts via…wait for it…SOCIAL MEDIA! Stay tuned…