31 episodes

Wine Access Unfiltered takes you behind the bottle and into what we really love about wine: the intimate moments, unforgettable occasions, and hilarious stories that the best bottles bring about. Hosted by former PRESS wine director and Napa Valley insider Amanda McCrossin with appearances by our Master of Wine Vanessa Conlin, we’re popping corks in a whole new way: with comedians, star athletes, hit songwriters, and other wine lovers from all walks of life.

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    • 4.8 • 87 Ratings

Wine Access Unfiltered takes you behind the bottle and into what we really love about wine: the intimate moments, unforgettable occasions, and hilarious stories that the best bottles bring about. Hosted by former PRESS wine director and Napa Valley insider Amanda McCrossin with appearances by our Master of Wine Vanessa Conlin, we’re popping corks in a whole new way: with comedians, star athletes, hit songwriters, and other wine lovers from all walks of life.

    Christie Brinkley

    Christie Brinkley

    Supermodel, entrepreneur, Broadway star, and vintner Christie Brinkley is helping us close the curtain on Season 1. That million-dollar smile that made Clark Griswold go weak in the knees decades ago is as charming and electric as ever. Christie goes back in time to regale us with tales from drinking wine as an artist in France, how she kept the Champagne cold in her Broadway dressing room, and why she decided to take on a Prosecco business in Italy. We couldn't be more excited to round out this incredible first season of guests and look forward to seeing you all soon for Season 2.

    • 38 min
    Legendary Food Writer Mark Bittman

    Legendary Food Writer Mark Bittman

    Celebrated food journalist, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and former columnist for the New York Times, Mark Bittman has been on the forefront of the food movement for 50 years, chronicling the evolution of how we eat. On today’s episode we bring wine into the fold to discover where the parallels exist and where they don’t.  And while the six-time James Beard Award winner claims to not have a great palate when it comes to wine, he’s not fooling anyone.

    Wines from the show:
    2019 Gerard Boulay Monts Damnés Sancerre
    2008 Château Léoville Las Cases Clos du Marquis St.-Julien

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    Our Hosts: Amanda McCrossin & Vanessa Conlin
    Shop all the wines at Wine Access

    • 46 min
    The Evolution of Sasha Grey

    The Evolution of Sasha Grey

    Sasha Grey burst into the spotlight with her role as Vincent Chase’s girlfriend on HBO megahit Entourage, and she hasn’t stepped out of the limelight since: An actress, model, writer, musician, and early adopter of Twitch, Sasha’s impressive wine knowledge was no shock to us—even though she calls herself a beginner. Join Sasha, Amanda, and Vanessa to learn about an undersung Burgundian variety, vetting wine by the back label, and more.
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    Wines from the show:
    2018 Domaine de Villaine Aligoté Bouzeron
    2019 Pietradolce Etna Rosso Sicily

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    IG: @wineaccessunfiltered
    Twitter: @wineaccesspod
    Our Hosts: Amanda McCrossin & Vanessa Conlin
    Shop all the wines at Wine Access

    • 43 min
    Writing for Hollywood with Ken Levine

    Writing for Hollywood with Ken Levine

    Ken Levine has written, produced and directed some of television's most iconic shows, including M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Everybody Loves Raymond and many more. When he is not writing for Hollywood, he has done play by play Major League Baseball for The Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Today, he sits down with Amanda and Vanessa to talk about his one of a kind journey and tell stories from his podcast, "Hollywood and Levine."

    • 54 min
    Comedian and Host Anna Roisman

    Comedian and Host Anna Roisman

    This week, comedian Anna Roisman dishes the dirt on what it’s like to serve Champagne to celebrities, including members of Green Day after their Grammy win. Plus, we reminisce over waiting tables with bottles from our exclusive Michelin subscription, and how restaurants made Anna fall in love with Riesling.
    Wines from the show:
    2014 Kuentz-Bas Riesling Geisberg Alsace Grand Cru
    NV Paul Launois Blanc de Blancs Composition #3 Champagne

    Follow us on social!
    IG: @wineaccessunfiltered
    Twitter: @wineaccesspod
    Our Hosts: Amanda McCrossin & Vanessa Conlin
    Shop all the wines at Wine Access

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ben and Ian Anderson

    Ben and Ian Anderson

    Atlanta Braves pitching phenom Ian Anderson and his twin brother Ben throw Amanda and Vanessa a curve this week, proving they’re anything but wine rookies despite being just 22 years old. “I wish more people would take advantage of wine as a way to get close to people,” Ian told us between stories of growing up with great bottles on the table, and how wine continues to tie this MLB family together.
    Wines from the show:
    2018 Carter Cellars, Napa Valley
    2016 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 
    Follow us on social!
    IG: @wineaccessunfiltered
    Twitter: @wineaccesspod
    Our Hosts: Amanda McCrossin & Vanessa Conlin
    Shop all the wines at Wine Access

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Queen Wendi ,

Love🍷Love🍷Love🍷

I love wine and I love athletes and learning about their journey with Wine !!! Please interview Drew Bledsoe ASAP!❤️

andriabarr0331 ,

Fun and informative

Love your show! I’m learning so many new things and getting motivated to try new wines. Remembering a quote from one of your guests as my mantra for today, “wine is a beautiful pursuit.” Appreciate your efforts and can’t wait to hear more, keep up the excellent work!

Alexstrath1 ,

Amanda & Venessa put on a great show!

Venessa said it best on last weeks show, one of the best parts is the wide range of guests that come on the show with such interesting backgrounds and perspectives - next to the fact that it’s also just a highly engaging show. Can’t wait for future episodes!

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