Amanda McCrossin is a sommelier and wine personality in Napa Valley. As Wine Director at Press Restaurant, Amanda oversees the largest, deepest collection of Napa Valley wines in the world and a wine list which has garnered nearly every major award and nomination from publications including Wine Enthusiast, James Beard, World of Fine Wine, and Wine Spectator. Amanda is also the creator and host of Sommvivant and produces wine-focused media content for Instagram and YouTube. Check out her episode to learn more about: 📱becoming a social media influencer 🍷how Amanda & Andrew feel about "legs" 🚗Amanda's spirit car
Episode | March 10th, 2020 | 38 mins 59 secs
content creator, quit your job, social media, sommelier, wine
If you've been with us since the beginning, you know Amanda McCrossin, aka @Sommvivant, has been working as a sommelier at one of the best restaurants in the world. And now she's not. Say WHAT. After 10 years of working to build her reputation as a digital content creator in the wine industry, she's taking that terrifying step and going out on her own. Since this is a mentorship podcast, we all thought it would be pretty damn cool (and useful) to keep building on our original episode with Amanda and document the entire process, ups, downs and everything in between. Listen up for tips on lilypadding a career, why this transition feels like a breakup and a big win on the @sommvivant front.
Episode | October 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
instagram influencer, napa valley, sommelier, sommvivant, wine
Wine always feels fancy, but our guest Amanda McCrossin spends the hour answering our dumb questions and helping us feel like maybe it isn't something that far out of our reach. Plus - we get the top 3 Instagram tips from Amanda, who grew her own following from nothing to 25k, Jess trolls Andrew on their own podcast and we find out good legs doesn't mean the ass is going to be great too.