Master Sommelier is more than just a title; it's a badge of honor, and to earn it you need to be a wine expert in mind, body, and spirit – an achievement measured by passing one of the world's most difficult exams. If you can pass it, you'll be let into a club with just over 200 members worldwide and granted access to the most desirable jobs in the entire food and wine industry. Uncorked follows six aspiring master sommeliers from New York, as they prepare for the Court of Masters Sommelier exam.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Vera Ann Farmiga (; born August 6, 1973) is an American actress, film director and producer. She began her career on stage in the original Broadway production of Taking Sides (1996). She made her television debut in the Fox fantasy series Roar (1997), and her film debut in the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998). Farmiga's breakthrough role came in 2004 for her portrayal of a mother harboring a secret drug habit in the drama Down to the Bone. She co-starred in The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Departed (2006), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), and Nothing But the Truth (2008). She gained further critical acclaim for her role as Alex Goran in the 2009 comedy-drama Up in the Air, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Farmiga had starring roles in the films Orphan (2009), Source Code (2011), and Safe House (2012). She made her directorial debut with the drama Higher Ground (2011), in which she also starred in the lead role. She portrayed paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in the blockbuster horror film The Conjuring (2013) and its sequel The Conjuring 2 (2016). From 2013 to 2017, Farmiga starred as Norma Louise Bates in the A&E drama-horror series Bates Motel, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. This role, along with those in Joshua (2007), Orphan, and The Conjuring film series, has dubbed her as a contemporary scream queen.
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Farmiga attended the 2017 Women's March in Vancouver with her daughter, husband, and close friend Brooke Smith. She was one of over 300 women working in the entertainment industry to lend her name to Time's Up, a movement to end sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace.
I grew up in a Ukrainian Catholic-turned-Christian household, and that is my family's faith. My father instilled in me ... to define God, to define holiness for myself. That was my parents' number one lesson for us. I don't belong to any particular church, but I'm someone who will be able to walk into any place of worship, any house of worship, and have a direct correspondence.
Farmiga met actor Sebastian Roché while starring together in Roar; they eloped to the Bahamas after the series ended in 1997, and were divorced in 2004. She began dating Deadsy musician Renn Hawkey, after being introduced by mutual friend Allen Hughes on the set of Touching Evil. They married on September 13, 2008, when Farmiga was five months pregnant with their first child. She gave birth to a son, Fynn McDonnell Hawkey, on January 13, 2009 in Rhinebeck, New York. Farmiga welcomed their second child, daughter Gytta Lubov Hawkey, on November 4, 2010. The family owns homes in Hudson Valley, New York and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Farmiga's sister-in-law is actress and photographer Molly Hawkey. She has a close friendship with Bates Motel co-star Freddie Highmore, who is godfather to her son. Farmiga is a nondenominational Christian; in a 2011 interview with Christianity Today, Farmiga said:
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