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June 20th 2012:Napa Valley – Keeping it Close to Home

This week we're keeping it close to home, and exploring that wine region in the United States called Napa Valley. We'll talk about the region and why its so distinctive and special. We'll discuss its history, and some of the wine making greats like Robert Mondavi. Of course, we'll talk about the Judgment of Paris; its significance on the acceptance of Napa Valley and the United States in general as an international wine competitor. Brian Downey, a Napa Valley enthusiast, will share his favorite restaurants, wineries, and off the beaten path places you won't want to miss while you're in Napa V

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Brian Downey

Brian Downey, from Sportsman's Fine Wines & Spirits, is passionate about the food and wine industry; he has an uncanny ability to pair people and wine. Customers rave about Brian's service and assistance with wine selection and food pairings. His many accomplishments reflect his passion for the industry. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine and a Certified Specialist of Spirits from the Society of Wine Educators. He attended Scottsdale Culinary School, and has over 20 years experience in the restaurant industry, in the kitchen, behind the bar, and in service. His palate and personality have him teaching private classes, managing cellar inventories and appraisals when he's not working at Spo
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