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MJ on Where the Wine Takes You Podcast - BONUS EP

Two Hosts - One Podcast!


On this special bonus episode MJ joins host Adam Montiel live from Paso Robles! Coming straight from the airport MJ and Adam meet up at Josh Klapper's winery,Timbre for a lively discussion covering the beginnings of MJ's IG feed, then the podcast, his early days of working wine auctions and so much more!


Adam even manages to coax Lani, MJ's producer on the mic for even more insights on how his popular show came to life!


Big thanks to Adam and Josh for the great conversation!


Paso Wine presents the Where Wine Takes You podcast, exploring the people, places, and wines of Paso Robles Wine Country. Explore Paso Robles wineries and wines.

https://pasowine.com/where-wine-takes-you/


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