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Bob and Terri Grussing

Mom and Dad; Owners

Bob and Terri both hail from Vermont where maple syrup is king and the mountain sides are more often employed as ski slopes than as vineyards. Bob’s corporate career spans +30 years working for General Electric, Mack Trucks, Volvo, SPX and A.O. Smith. Having traveled the globe on business, Bob has tasted some of the finest food and wine the world has to offer. Terri has skillfully split her time between raising the couple’s three children and a career in retail women’s fashions. They have called Nashville home for the past 15 years.  No longer newcomers to fine wine and spirits, both Bob and Terri bring to The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills an entrepreneurial spirit, passion for exceptional customer service and the business acumen necessary to lead a successful family business.

Katie Grussing

La Grande Dame

Katie, raised in Nashville, was geographically destined to become an Avid Beverage Enthusiast. Katie brings her background in bar-tending to the collective experience of our staff and as such she excels at finding the right beverage for your event or occasion. With her eclectic palate, Katie certainly appreciates the broad selection that The Shoppe offers, but its clear her heart lies Burgundy and Champagne. Don’t be surprised if you leave with a stunning bottle from one of her favorite producers after stopping to chat with her!

Rey Mora

The Wine Whisperer

Rey came to The Wine Shoppe after running his own one-man shop in West Nashville. His wine preferences are for the traditional and the minimalist techniques; vibrant, juicy and versatile.  Rey’s goal is to enlighten his wine family with something new upon each visit.  For Rey, wine is like traveling; unique and memorable experiences of discovery and making new friends.  He strives to find the true expression of traditional, and occasionally obscure, varietals that spark conversation, a lesson in history, or simply “glou glou” (chuggable)!

Humberto Figueroa

Picasso

Humberto is no stranger to good drinks. He has been working behind the Wine Shoppe’s counter for quite a while, and before then had been a bar manager for Kobe Steakhouse for 2 years. The man has an affinity to wine, sake, and craft cocktails and can definitely help you explore a new favorite bottle. When asked what his favorite kind of wine is, he responded “that’s like asking me to pick a favorite child.” Humberto also puts his handy work on display as one of the artists for the chalkboard. If you stop by in the evening, sometimes you can catch him in the middle of a masterpiece.

Mackenzie Cornwall

Our Cali Girl

Mackenzie recently moved to Nashville from Northern California after graduating from UC Berkeley (no dummy this one). Her early experiences traveling Europe, and the West Coast has given her a passion for wine and food.  Eager to learn, her favorite Red is Cabernet and her favorite White is Sauv Blanc.  She enjoys cooking (with wine of course) and sharing great food and drink with friends.  When asked what she likes most about Nashville, Kenzie says the kind, sociable people and the great food scene in Nashville.

Rachel Lambert

Globe Trotter

Born in Kentucky to a family with roots in bourbon distilling, Rachel was destined to have a deep relationship with spirits.  Her relationship with wine began while living abroad.  Her interest in viniculture lead her to take her first classes with Olivier Magny, a sommelier and teacher based in Paris. Her teacher’s ethos soon became her own: all it takes to develop a palate for wine is committed curiosity.  Her desire to make wine an approachable and accessible pursuit carried on from her time studying in Europe to her years working in food and wine in New York. While she may have a weakness for all things Loire Valley, she takes pride in being able to match a customer with the perfect bottle.  As for bourbon and whisky, she can give you an insider’s look on what goes into each bottle you’re considering adding to your collection.

Arianna Lyrist

Champagne Ambassador

All the way from Boston, Arianna is the newest member to join the Wine Shoppe of Green Hills team. A graduate of Belmont University, she has completed the Introduction Certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently studying for her WSET Level 3.  Arianna is passionate about anything music and wine related…just check out her podcast trebleandvine.com! If you have questions about either one come down to the Shoppe and ask the go-to-gal!