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This episode I am joined by the incredibly knowledgable Certified Sommelier Amanda McCrossin who has become a real authority on Napa Valley. After many years working at Press Restaurant (The world's largest Napa Valley wine list) and visiting a different Napa Valley winery each day, she now shares her passions through her Youtube channel and Instagram SommVivant. She's also the co-host of the podcast Wine Access Unfiltered. You've guessed it, we are talking all things NAPA!

To skip ahead:

1.13s: Winery of the Week: Robert Mondavi

3.55s: What is Fumé Blanc?

5.00s: Wine Tasted: Robert Mondavi Reserve Fumé Blanc To Kalon Vineyard 2015

7.29s: Chat with Amanda

8.52s: How she got into wine and her wine story, especially at Press Restaurant

14.55s: What do people want to know when they arrive in Napa?

18.22s: Favourite place to sip a Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy the scenery

18.44s: Pritchard Hill

21.10s: Inglenook Winery

23.37s: The architecture and development of Napa

25.46s: The Glass fire and smoke taint

31.31s: Thoughts on Robert Parker

36.47s: Cabernet Franc in Napa

39.58s: Kongsgaard Albariño

42.44s: Screaming Eagle 

46.18s: Scarecrow

48.31s: Mountain fruit Cabernet Sauvignon

53.06s: Steven Spurrier, The Judgement of Paris and The Movie Bottleshock

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