#LivestreamSpotlight: Jennifer Nelson
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About Jennifer Nelson
Jennifer Nelson understands what happens when wine happens: a lot of fun and sometimes a few Wine Antics!
As a passionate and certified wine lover (Wine & Spirits Education Trust, WSET), Jenn appreciates the wine lifestyle. This includes wine tasting, but there’s also a personal responsibility to share the cultural, geographic, and historic exploration wine.
Since November of 2015, Jenn has built the lifestyle brand of Wine Antics to “edutain” people on social media (@WineAntics), on her website, Wine Antics, and as the executive producer and co-host of Wine Antics LIVE onThursdays at 9pm ET.
Wine Antics LIVE highlights people in the wine industry, wine pairings, wine education, and wine news from the wine lover’s perspective. The talk show style of Wine Antics LIVE is co-hosted with “Stub” from Cork Envy.
Both Jenn and Stub believe in the motto “We take wine seriously, but not ourselves” which perfectly sets the tone of Wine Antics LIVE. Jennifer views the unpretentious wine conversation of Wine Antics LIVE as a group approach to wine discovery.
Despite over four years of volunteering at wine festivals, harvest & bottling events, and wine competitions, Jenn believes the education and exploration of wine is on-going! After all, she did not start out with a passion for wine.
She spent eight years in the U.S. Army and another ten years as a Federal Employee in Washington D.C. before “getting bit by the wine bug” while taking the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) course in Arlington, VA.
Thanks to education assistance from the Veteran Affairs (VA), she was able to complete her Masters in Marketing and Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in 2016.
Going forward, Jenn looks forward to building the Winestream Community as a place for every level of wine lover to livestream, connect, and learn about wine!
About Ross Brand
Ross Brand applies his background as a radio host to conduct interviews and lead livestream conversations that inform and entertain. He is the founder and editor of Livestream Universe, covering the latest and greatest in livestreaming and online broadcasting.
Ross hosts #LivestreamStars, Mondays at 7pm ET at RossBrand.tv. The show features talented broadcasters delivering high-quality content across livestream platforms. He also hosts #LivestreamSports, #LivestreamNews and #AskTheExpert monthly. He produces and presents the Daily Livestream Update weekday mornings on Facebook. The updates contain show recommendations and news from the livestreaming industry.
- What is Wine Antics?
- Jenn talks about her live shows
- Why Jenn chose to host on Huzza?
- Why she also does shows on Firetalk?
- How her shows have changed
- Taking steps to professionalize livestream shows
- What Jenn learned from watching news broadcasts
- How she has grown as a broadcaster