Growing up in a farming family, Rousseau Farming Co, and being a fifth generation born and raised here, she knew there was no better place to open her first business. Jenna has worked through a wine harvest in Sonoma, worked for a wine distributor and importer in San Francisco, and worked at several wine shops in San Fran. Jenna opened Central Wine with the hope to make wine more approachable to Phoenix, to let people drink in style whether that be a $20 or $100 bottle, and plans to make sure that anyone who frequents Central Wine will never drink bad wine again! She loves talking everything wine and life, and is available for outside wine tastings, or just to lend you a hand in planning your wine event!
James bring his serious knowledge of wine and the food service industry here in Arizona, he owns his own wine brokerage firm here in Phoenix. Growing up in a big italian family in Los Angeles, he has always been around food and wine, his family owned and ran a small winery in LA, the first there of its kind! James and I have done many of the Saturday classes together and I am happy to now have him a couple days a week on staff and to continue to grow our Saturday classes and Thursday tastings!
Alysia brings her experience in restaurants and love of wine to us, she works in insurance full time but you can find her at Central Wine on Tuesdays and the weekends! Alysia was one of our first wine club members over 3 years ago and has extensive knowledge on all of our wines, she is so wonderful to have part of our team and as a loyal customer!
We welcome Britteny Young to Central Wine’s service team, she brings a great love of wine and people, with restaurant experience and a wonderful and sweet personality, she is a fantastic addition to our team!