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 Private Events Coordinator Alexandra Cole.
Where were you born, and how long have you lived in Nashville?
Born in Daphne, Alabama. Lived in Nashville for two years.
How long have you worked at City Winery? What is your role?
I started working at City Winery in June of 2015 as a server, and I’ve been working in my new position as Private Events Coordinator since January of 2017.
Have you always been interested in private events? Why? If not, what else interests you?
I love all things hospitality! I got involved in private events from the service/operations side of things while I was working in hotels, conference centers, and country clubs. I enjoyed the environment so much that I went to Auburn University to study hospitality management. It is incredibly rewarding. It’s such a privilege to help turn someone’s vision into a reality and play an integral role in bringing people together.
You’re also a talented musician and songwriter. Tell us more!
I’ve been singing and writing songs for as long as I can remember, and I started playing guitar almost eight years ago. I perform almost exclusively for my dog from the comfort of my living room (she’s my biggest fan), but it’s always a rush to try out new tunes in front of a live audience. That is definitely something I plan on doing more of in the future, and luckily, Nashville has no shortage of open mic nights and writer’s rounds!
Have a listen.
Click here to read more about Alexandra Cole’s history as City Winery Nashville’s Private Events Coordinator.
Thank you for voting City Winery Nashville as 1st place for Best Wine List, 2nd place for Best Local Chef: Garrett Pittler, and 3rd Place for Best Entertainment Venue <500. Thank you, Nashville!
Click here to see all the winners of Toast of Music City’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017!
“Is it a restaurant, a wine bar or a music venue? Yes.
Almost three years after opening the doors to the cavernous restaurant and performance hall, City Winery continues to evolve as the neighborhood grows up around it. Formerly isolated, before the big new roundabout slingshot conventioneers from the Music City Center toward the restaurant, and the Westin invited hundreds of guests to stay within a couple of blocks of the venue, City Winery has begun to become a fixture among visitors and locals as well.”
Click here to read the full review on Nashville Scene’s website.
City Winery Nashville is proud to be the 2017 recipient ofTripExpert‘s Experts’ Choice Award!
Less than 2% of all restaurants worldwide receive this award. The Award recognizes the best restaurants around the world based on reviews by journalists and professional travel writers. With recommendations from sources like Zagat and On the Grid, City Winery is currently one of the top ranking restaurants in Nashville on TripExpert.com. TripExpert’s unique rating approach takes into account expert reviews from travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected sources.
TripExpert, based in New York City, rates hotels, restaurants and points of interest based on professional reviews. It features over one million reviews from leading travel media. TripExpert provides an alternative to crowdsourced review sites.
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Starting today and running through September, all City Winery locations are pitching in 50% of the proceeds from every order of risotto balls to benefit All Hands Volunteers.
All Hands Volunteers is a volunteer/powered disaster relief organization dedicated to Rebuilding Hope for people impacted by natural disasters all over the world.Hurricane Harvey remains one of the most devastating hurricanes in recent memory, rendering millions of people without food, shelter, and clean water. Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. “Hungry for Hurricane Relief” provides an additional avenue to raise money and provide support for those affected.
“If you dine with us, know that there’s a way to give to hurricane victims,” said City Winery CEO Michael Dorf. “Even if not through us, please give what you can to charities like All Hands Volunteers, who help all of those affected.”
To donate directly to All Hands Volunteers, click HERE
It’s Harvest Season at City Winery! As Nashville’s only urban winery, we’re proud to create locally made wine using grapes from all over the world. Over the next 30 days, our winemaking team and City Winery staff are hard at work during our winery’s crush process and planning for the next steps for fermentation, blending and so much more.
Our facility is designed to integrate the winemaking process with consumption and enjoyment of wine. The results are terrific: world-class wines being produced in the city, our urban wine country. This is an unparalleled experience with unique insight into wine.
“Welcome to Harvest Season at City Winery Nashville. This exciting time marks the beginning of our winemaking process, and every new vintage created in our urban winery brings a different characteristic of wine to your table.
Here at City Winery, we are fortunate to work with high quality crop from some of the world’s best producing vineyards. Because of this attention to detail, our wine can compare with some of the most esteemed wine producers on a global level. The only difference is… we make our wine in the heart of a major metropolitan city.“
Local Winemaker, City Winery Nashville
Stay tuned! We’ll also be hosting a very special event to celebrate Harvest Season in October of 2017. Details to be announced soon! Follow us on social media to see live updates from our winery!
Vote City Winery Nashville for the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2017 Reader’s Choice for the following categories! Help us win!
Best Place to Hear Live Music
Best Place for a Romantic Dinner
Best Wine List
Best Wine Store
Only one vote per e-mail address. Voting ends 9/8.
Click here to vote!
Limited number of tickets available to the public at $25 per day. On sale now!
Open to AMA conference registrants and wristband holders.
AMERICANAFEST℠: The Americana Music Festival & Conference
The 18th annual AMERICANAFEST℠ will take place Sept. 12-17, 2017. The event will once again bring together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw artist showcases by night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the hallmark event of the week’s festivities and will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium on September 13.
Tickets to these events are off limits to house seat ticket vouchers.
Click here for tickets.
City Winery Nashville has been nominated for The Tennessean’s 2017 Toast of Music City Readers’ Choice Awards for the following categories! Help us win!
Best Wine List
Best Place to Listen to Live Music
Best Entertainment Place 500
Best Wine Shop/Liquor Store
Best Local Chef (Executive Chef Garrett Pittler)
Only one vote per e-mail address. Voting ends 8/1 at 11AM CT.
Click here to vote!
City Winery Nashville is the proud recipient of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence!
Wine Spectator tasters review wines on the following 100-point scale:
- 95-100 Classic: a great wine
- 90-94 Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style
- 85-89 Very good: a wine with special qualities
- 80-84 Good: a solid, well-made wine
- 75-79 Mediocre: a drinkable wine that may have minor flaws
- 50-74 Not recommended
Finished wines, reviewed from bottle in blind tastings, are given a single score. A score given as a range (e.g., 90-94) indicates a preliminary score, usually based on a barrel tasting of an unfinished wine. As of March 2008, we switched to rolling four-point spreads for unfinished wines. For example, one wine may be scored 85-88, another 87-90, another 89-92. We believe this better reflects the subtle differences between wines and gives our readers better information for their buying decisions. Most barrel tastings are blind; when they are not blind, this is specifically noted.
About Wine Spectator:
Wine Spectator editors review more than 15,000 wines each year in blind tastings. Every issue of Wine Spectator magazine contains 400 to 1,000 wine reviews with detailed tasting notes and drink recommendations. We set stringent standards for ourselves and rely on the proven ability and experience of our editors as tasters and critics. (Read our Statement of Ethics.) Below are the guidelines we follow in order to maintain the integrity of our tastings.