For the ninth time, the Napa Valley Vintners invited Life Between the Vines to Premiere Napa Valley, held at the Culinary Institute of America in St Helena. Premiere is the trade auction that all Napa and the wine industry look forward to. The time to catch up with old friends from the valley as well as from around the world. Tasting one-of-a-kind wines made especially for PNV. Watching breathless bidding on gems that we may never see again. It really is a special event. For this program we tasted the fantastic 2017 vintage while recording brief interviews with 27 vintners…all while shooting video and balancing an audio recorder along with a wine glass. Needless to say, we did not finish the tasting with the same glass we started with. Photo by Jeanette Hrnyak.