Wine And Meet Our Host | Christopher Ramelb, Hali’a Parish & Moani

Wine And Meet Our Host | Christopher Ramelb, Hali’a Parish & Moani

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February 10, 2021
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Christopher Ramelb, a native of Kaua’i, started his wine career in 2012 as a business analyst for Southern Wine and Spirits after earning a Computer Science degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has since twice represented Hawaii at the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs National Young Somm finals, won the Clore scholarship for the top score at the Certified Sommelier exam, and earned the coveted Johnston Medal in 2016, achieving the highest score for all Advanced Examinations in the calendar year, beating out hundreds of candidates across the globe. He furthered his wine studies on the floor at Vino and Alan Wong’s, and eventually took the post of opening Wine Director at Senia, where he helped earn the restaurant a James Beard nomination for “Best New Restaurant”, and a spot in Wine Enthusiast’s “America’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants” in 2017. He rejoined Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits as the Restaurant Sales Manager and Director of Wine Education in 2018, the same year he first passed the Master Sommelier examination. He loves consuming and learning all things alcohol and is committed to furthering the drinking and hospitality culture in Hawaii.

Moani has been in the entertainment industry for 20 years. First as a model, holding the title of Miss Hawaii USA in 2014, and also acting and commercial work in LA. She even played a feature roll in the movie “Snatched” alongside Amy Schumer. You can also catch her in numerous print works, and featured with Ala Moana shopping center. She has been in many commercials for well known local businesses and most recently a co-host on “5 Facts with Maleko, Flash and Moani Hara” airing in September for KITV4. Being born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, this local girl has gained experience making connections within the community as well as being able to create and nourish connections on the mainland. Moani is driven and constantly is searching for how she can push her limits and broaden her horizons in everything she does.

Hali’a Parish is extremely multifaceted. As an actress, singer and dancer she’s performed and taken lead on multiple stages such as Legends in Concert and Disney World. As an artist and professional hula dancer, she shares her passion for culture by teaching music to children at Hawaiian charter schools. She’s obtained her Masters Degree in Business Administration and Bachelors in Speech Communication leading her to also take on a career as a television host and entrepreneur.