Contact Our Team

We have a great team of wine experts to help you out working seven days a week at our two Brick & Mortar Stores in Alexandria, Virginia...

 

Vanessa MooreVanessa Moore

Proprietor.  I'm an accidental entrepreneur. As much as I appreciate Champagne, craft beer, and stinky cheese, over the years I've gained more from you - my colleagues, clients, family and friends than the business of wine could ever teach. Each day brings a greater appreciation for the products we sell and I'm forever grateful for the opportunity and support our community provides.

I hope you'll take a minute to get to know our team.   They are an amazing bunch - intelligent, passionate and hard working; they make "clocking-in" a true pleasure.


 

Renee Lorraine, Manager/Senior BuyerRenée Lorraine

General Manager & Senior Buyer.  I’ve enjoyed careers as a journalist and teacher. During a wine retail pit stop between writing and teaching I met Vanessa. As life happens, Vanessa and I went in different directions, but we reconnected as she was opening the Belle View store and I was leaving the classroom. My dear friend offered me the chance of a lifetime, and now I have the best job in the world. Since my early days at (what was the name of the lycee?) I’ve been a sucker for bubbles.



 

DavisDavis Wills

Beer Director & Manager. Growing up in Alexandria with a parent in the fine wine business, I had early exposure to great cuisine. My travels through most of America and numerous foreign countries furthered my education. And several years of living in New Orleans added to my appreciation of fine food, wine and beer. But an opportunity to return to Alexandria, overseeing one of the most innovative and exciting beer programs in the area, proved irresistible. I'm very proud of what we're doing and hope to share it with you.

 

Jim Stanfield, Wine Associate Jim Stanfield

Wine Associate.  I’m a rarity in northern Virginia — a native Virginian. I grew up near Lynchburg and graduated from Virginia Tech. I had a fulfilling 20-year career as an Air Force pilot; my last assignment to the Presidential Wing at Andrews AFB brought me to the DC area. After retiring from the Air Force, I continued my flying career with United Airlines. I began my third career with Unwined. My travels introduced me to the infinite variety of wine, and my wife Barbara and I travel extensively visiting our favorite wine regions, with a particular passion for California.

 

Jennifer Witebsky, Wine AssociateJennifer Witebsky


Senior Wine Buyer & Manager
.  Growing up on a farm in rural Maryland, eating fresh and local was every day. Everything came from the pasture or the backyard. My father and I even tried (unsuccessfully) to make drinkable wine. It’s a wonder I ever tried wine again but it happened! DC has been “home" since the Redskins won the Super Bowl. The neighborhood wine expert and a zippy sauvignon blanc lured me into wine which quickly turned into a wine buying career. At Unwined, I most enjoy seeing clients discover the wonderful versatility of wine, especially with food (local or otherwise) and life’s many occasions.

 

 

Barbra Phillips, Wine AssociateBarbra Phillips

Wine Associate.  After 15 years in intellectual property law, I decided to stay home to devote more time to my family. I enjoy the gym, where I teach spin classes and practice yoga. I’m also a substitute teacher in the City of Alexandria. I became a member of the Washington Chapter of the Sommelier Society of America when I was 20, and now happily continue my wine education as a former-customer-turned-employee of Unwined. I’m always under the spell of Provencal Rose.

 

 

Pam Seaton, Wine AssociatePam Seaton

Wine Associate.  My career in the food and wine industry started quite early, working for Marriott while still in high school. However, it was at Morton's of Chicago where the wine bug really caught hold and I haven't looked back. Most recently I played a role in piloting a new wine bar concept in airports. Now that it has taken off, I began searching for the next adventure. Having known Vanessa for many years, as an industry colleague and longtime customer of Unwined, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to join her illustrious team; kindred spirits to my passion of wine. It's hard to choose my favorite region/style; like trying to choose my favorite Bond…Sean, Pierce, Daniel…France, Spain, California...I love them all!  

Stephanie Mikos, Wine AssociateStephanie Mikos

Events Specialist & Wine Associate. I discovered my love of wine during a year long study abroad program to Denmark. My host mother took me to places like Austria, Germany, and several regions of France where I got to taste and learn about wine. I have enjoyed a career in software sales for as long as I can remember, but I continued to learn about and enjoy wine. I have been a huge fan of Unwined for several years because of the unique selection of wines they offer. I enjoy trying new things, but have a soft spot for bold California Cabernets, Red Blends, and anything bubbly.

 

 

GregGreg Frankena

Beer Director. I first developed my passion for craft beer and gourmet food while attending college in Charleston, SC, reaping the benefits of a burgeoning beer scene and the year round bounty of local farms. Over the course of various travels the past few years, I have had the chance to deepen my appreciation for the craft by sampling the creations of myriad breweries across North America and Europe.  My first exposures to the world of wine were as a child, thanks to an incredible opportunity to spend time in the Savoie and Loire regions of France, as well as Vaud and Valais of Switzerland. It was a move to the Pacific Northwest and an introduction to Willamette and Rogue Valley Pinot Noir, and Columbia Valley Cabernet that caused me to truly fall in love. After joining Unwined part-time for the 2015 holiday season, I was thrilled to accept a full-time position where I may continue to apply and further my knowledge of craft beer while truly becoming a student of wine.  



 

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