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Wine & Desserts with Michele Sorenson, Owner of Tea at 1024

January 23, 2021

Host: Chris Ramelb; Co-Hosts: Moani Hara & Hali’a Parish

The goal of this TV Show / Podcast is to appeal to a broad audience including millennials, Gen X, Y and Z as well as Baby Boomers that enjoy wine but may not want to be or need to be a connoisseur. It is also an outreach to those that may drink wine occasionally and encourage them to explore it more fully through the lens of other interests. It is a multifaceted look at the world’s finest beverage and its niche in a diverse and changing world. Sharing sometimes provocative views and always insightful conversation, we want to inspire listeners to not only enjoy wine but to expand their connections and world view through it.

The hosts of this show are Chris Ramelb, Hali’a Parish, and Moani Hara. Chris Ramelb is an advanced Sommelier with an extensive knowledge and history studying and promoting wine. His commitment to sharing his love of wine and all things alcohol is unparalleled. Hali’a Parish is an actress, singer, and dancer who has performed on multiple stages with roles in Legends in Concert and in Disney World. Moani Hara has been in the entertainment industry for 20 years. She is the former Miss Hawaii USA 2014, and has done modeling, acting and commercial work.

Featuring Michele Sorenson, Owner of Tea at 1024

Michele Sorensen, affectionately named the Tea Goddess by her friends, has been serving Afternoon Tea with love & passion since opening Tea at 1024 in Downtown Honolulu in 1999. She has been featured in several local publications such as Pacific Edge Magazine, Edible Hawaiian Magazine, Honolulu Magazine and Hawaii Luxury Magazine. Her recent feature in the national tea publication, Tea Time Magazine, was a long time business goal of Michele’s. Tea at 1024 was Voted Best Afternoon Tea by Honolulu Magazine.

She is the consummate hostess and enjoys sharing Afternoon Tea with everyone that walks into her teashop. During the recent pandemic shut down she started a weekly LIVE Tea Chat series on Facebook. “I thought since we were all in lockdown, that it would be a great opportunity to reach out to my fellow tea enthusiasts from around the world and chat with them on a LIVE format. I started in April and have interviewed over 37 business owners from England, Ireland, Africa, Australia, all across the US and locally here in the Islands as well,” says Michele.

On Michele’s personal side she travels around the world competing in Ironman races. She is an 8 time Ironman Finisher and has qualified for 3 world championship slots by winning her age group.

“Wine &…” is a unique TV Show/ Podcast that covers everything wine and all that it is connected to. It is not only about the producers, winemakers, vignerons, somms and the people who rate and drink it but its interconnectivity with culture, art, history, music, cuisine and its unique and specific connection to the earth.


January 23, 2021
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