EP14: As Head of Wine at WineAccess.com, Vanessa Conlin, has witnessed major shifts in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine marketplace. Guesting on the podcast, Vanessa talks with the hosts about WineAccess’ unique offering to wine consumers: Her team tastes over 20,000 of the world’s best wines every year in search of those that overdeliver on price. About 1 out of 18 make the cut to offer their customers. Their personal connections unlock access to the most out-of-reach wines from First Growth Bordeaux estates to Napa cult icons and rare finds, such as the Helen Keplinger Lithic tasted on the show. Tune in to hear how Vanessa’s background as head of sales and marketing for several of Napa’s most prestigious estates including Arietta Wines, Dana Estates, and Realm Cellars, have guided her career.