Our blog series, “City Winery Nashville All Stars,” is meant to share the hidden talents and unique qualities of our entire staff. Enjoy another peek inside our location’s employees’ lives outside the workplace.
This week’s City Winery Nashville’s All Star is Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson.
Where were you born, and how long have you lived in Nashville?
Born in Fairfax, Virginia. Lived in Nashville for three years.
How long have you worked at City Winery? What is your role?
I’ve worked at City Winery for two and a half years. I started as a Wine Captain and am now the Beverage Director for the Nashville location.
You have quite the history with the dance industry. Tell us more!
I started my dance training at the age of three in tap, jazz and ballet. Throughout high school, I performed in the school’s musicals, which led to my dream to perform on Broadway. I moved to New York City at the age of seventeen and danced with the Radio City Rockettes. I’ve travelled all over the world touring with musicals. While living in LA, I was featured in many commercials, including one of the iPod commercials, and other several feature films!
You’re also a highly-decorated sommelier and have accomplished many things in the beverage industry. Tell us a little bit about your history in the bev world.
I’ve worked in the food & beverage industry for over ten years. I began my wine career in retail and received my Advanced Certification through the WSET five years ago. I’ve been studying with the Court of Master Sommeliers for several years now and have my Certified Sommelier pin. I’m now in the process of studying for my Advanced Sommelier pin, too.