| 11.04.2019

Somm-antic Drift

Melissa J. McAvoy has been an Orlando local since 1998 originally hailing from the Garden State, New Jersey. Holding a degree from UCF in business administration and a minor in horticulture a well rounded passionate women was molded. She has been working at Walt Disney World’s flagship resort for 22 years. In 2013 the summer of wine began with her induction to the Court of Master Sommeliers. She had become a certified sommelier in the spring of 2014, and earned her advanced diploma in Spring of 2018. Melissa is an active member of her community mentoring sommeliers, and runs a tasting group to further their knowledge consistently since 2014. She is the proprietor of Swirlery – a wine tasting shop where she can involve the community of Orlando with her love affair of all things wine established in 2018. Swirlery has received nominations for Orlando’s best wine bar and she continues to pursue her love of education, and community daily.