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UnWineding Profile


English, News, 1 season, 10 episodes, 7 hours
Journalist and wine blogger Judith Smelser follows wine entrepreneurs, somelliers, servers, and other wine industry professionals in the hospitality capital of Orlando, Florida as their lives and livelihoods are turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Episode 38: Heather LaVine

The owner of Golden Hour Wine, a natural wine boutique in Orlando's Baldwin Park neighborhood, talks about her decision to leave her thriving wine and hospitality group in Upstate New York and start a new life as part of Central Florida's wine community.
7/24/202153 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 37: Cherié Rivett

Cherié Rivett, owner and CEO of Orlando-based Harvest Moon Distributors, talks about her unexpected journey into the wine business after a successful corporate career and shares some of the hard lessons she's learned along the way.
6/22/202156 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 36: Mary Montalvo “Exit Interview”

Mary Montalvo returns to UnWineding to talk about her decision to close her Sanford, FL wine bar, Luisa's Cellar.
6/8/202140 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 35: One Year Later

One year after UnWineding launched amid a flurry of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, we check back in with the three Florida wine industry professionals we followed through the first six months of the pandemic and hear how their lives have changed.
3/26/202130 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 34: Nga Ly-Henschen

Nga Ly-Henschen, General Manager of Capa Steakhouse at the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World, talks about falling in love with wine at Orlando's Eola Wine Company, dealing with the pandemic shutdown and reopening, and her dreams for the future.
3/9/202142 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 33: Mary Elizabeth Howe

Mary Elizabeth Howe was just 30 years old when she became North Florida area manager for Augustan Wine Imports. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, she found herself furloughed from the job she loved. But as with other challenges she's faced in her career, she saw the trial as an opportunity for growth.
1/19/202147 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 32: Tim Varan

Tim Varan of Tim’s Wine Market shares stories about the early days of Orlando’s wine scene, his surprisingly rosy prediction for the COVID-19 pandemic’s potential impact on the area's wine industry, and much more.
1/5/202157 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 31: Mary Montalvo

Mary Montalvo, co-owner of Luisa's Cellar in Sanford, Florida, talks about her journey from Puerto Rico to Florida (via Germany), speaks candidly about the realities of being a woman of color in an industry dominated by white men, and shares how she and her business are getting by as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.
12/15/202035 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 30: Matt Coltrin

Season Two of UnWineding kicks off with a conversation with Matt Coltrin, owner of The Parkview wine bar and restaurant in Winter Park, just north of Orlando.
12/1/202054 minutes, 2 seconds
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Season 2: A New Beginning

UnWineding is back starting next week! Listen for a quick preview of Season Two, and learn how the Orange County Regional History Center is preserving Season One for future generations.
11/24/20202 minutes, 13 seconds