Behind the Mic: On Wine Girl by Victoria James, Read by the Author
The Story of America's Youngest Sommelier
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On today’s episode, Victoria James narrates, Wine Girl, her inside account of a remarkable rise to prominence as a sommelier in New York’s fine dining world. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Alan Minskoff discuss how James became the youngest sommelier in the US at age 21, and her earnest and persuasive narration as she tells her story. Despite exploitation, harassment, and abuse, she perseveres and prevails, all while giving listeners an inside peek at the world of fine dining.
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