What We’re Loving: Memorial Day Weekend edition

Besides being your go to for everything wine we also know you’d love our input on everything else that’s a must have for your life! Here’s what we’re loving for this weekend!

Black Girl Sunscreen

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In case you missed the memo, we all need something to protect our precious melanin. We were absolutely thrilled to see there’s a product designed just for us! We’re excited to make this a part of our summertime fine regimen for fun in the sun! Click here for more information! 

Becoming
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While we can’t make you read and drink wine at the same time (it does take some level of skill to wine stain a book to perfection) this one is sure to worth the risk! Auntie Michelle is going to help us get our life this full!

You can preorder it now wherever books are sold. We just wanted to send you into this weekend with some joy. (Yes, BecomingMichelleObama.com is up and running) 

 Tassels

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 Last summer tassels were a thing and this summer they’re back with a vengeance. We couldn’t be happier! Whether you’re rocking them on your ears or your summer scarf they’re worth giving them a try. 

What are you loving this week as we prepare for a lovely long weekend? Talk to us in the comments! 

Get you some with that wine this weekend!

|TEAM BGW

Friday Cheers: The epic recap — Flip Flop Wine did us WRONG!

For all of you who’ve been missing our live show over on Facebook now is the time get on it!Wine Down LIVEis every Wednesday and this week our founder sent out a huge warning message.

Flip Flop Wine has a Crisp White that taste like flat Sprite and stale moscato while magically managing to smell like your old Uncle Eddy’s 40 left out overnight. Yes, it was that gross.

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But if youre looking for something quick to run to the beach with at least the ocean water won’t taste so bad when you accidentally get it in your mouth

*shoulder shrug*  

We didn’t make it, we just taste it!  

Catch the full review in our new studio over on Facebook now! 

Happy Sipping on this Fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!

 | TEAM BGW| 

What We’re Loving the last Wednesday of April

We’re back again for another recap of what we’re loving this week. Wine Down LIVE is canceled due to our Founders post surgery regiment but we wanted to make sure you got some great recap deets to carry you through the week!  

What’s New?  

BGW is partnering with Kendra Scott to host a Rosé Tasting in June. The tasting will be dripping in glam, paired with the chicest bites to compliment your Rosé as you shop with exclusive access to Kendra Scott. Tickets go on sale Friday! 

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The Lifestyle Collection: April Recap

The April Collection was dripping in glitter as we curated this custom collection for your inner Wine Snob. This months Collection feature items can be found in our **NEW** monthly write up featured on our Instagram this week. Keep your eyes peeled to catch the collection.

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Wine News

Ayesha Curry has officially made her wine varietal available for purchase and we cannot wait to try it!   She has created a fruit forward Cabernet based red blend with smooth tannins that provides an intense taste. Basically if you appreciate a good Cab, you’ll probably like this wine priced at $89 per bottle.  

Read more about the new Wine venture/partnership with sister-in-law by clicking right here.

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What’s the Spring Wine Event that you should definitely attend? 

Marcia Jones of Urban Connoisseurs is hosting a Black Wine & Food event that will be absolutely fabulous! The event features celebrity chefs Irie & Jouvens and promises to be a treat. If your weekend is looking bleak, get spontaneous and go! Click here for tickets and information.

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What We’re Loving: Entertainment Edition

Soooo we kinda love the name True for Tristan Thompson & Khloe Kardashian’s new little bundle of joy.   Who we’re not loving is Tristan. That’s a whole other story

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Beyoncé not only took Coachella and made it her personal concert series the last two weekends, she broke records, and slayed all of our lives. 

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Not to mention brought back two of our faves! Hey Kelly, Hey Chell! And in case you missed it  Michelle is engaged and couldn’t look happier! The DC girls are winnniinnng! 

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Our inspirational quote for today “Do not be afraid to do what needs to be done, even when no one is looking. Drink your wine and achieve greatness” 

~Tema BGW~ 

Press Alert 🚨: Thrive Mentee of the Month

With all the growth happening at BGW there’s no way it’s happening all on it own. Our founder has an amazing tribe that has been pushing her to expand, grow her reach, and use her voice— and it’s not just family who’s pushing her!  

Sydney Lester (ChicStripes) and Brian Beard (RiverCity Food Tours) have had an integral part in helping Shayla stay focused and encourage her to pursue every idea she’s come up with for Black Girls Wine. Especially the ideas that scare her most! 

This interview is a deeper look behind the brand and into the mind of Shayla Varnado. Take a look:  http://grsbdc.com/?p=12371

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Photo taken of article linked here:  http://grsbdc.com/?p=12371

Kendra Scott x Black Girls Wine

As BGW grows our goal is to build a pathway for more inclusion, more diversity, and more connections. We’re so excited to be partnering with Kendra Scott! Her story has been one I’ve followed for quite some time and I’m inspired by her tenacity, hard work, and beauty. I’m so honored to be able to partner with Kendra Scott to bring this beautiful event to my hometown.

The Rosé tasting experience will surely be a treat. Check out all the details below! We cannot wait to see you there. 

 

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#WhatWereLoving Wednesday & everything in between

 

Happy Wednesday wine besties!

I miss you all so much tonight but I am still under the weather so I am unable to go LIVE! But that will not stop our party! I obviously am drinking nothing but Theraflu but that doesn't mean there aren't a few things I'm super excited about. Check out #WhatWereLoving Wednesday and make sure to talk back in the comments!

Diddy is making wine

Not to sure what his first label will be but we’re definitely looking forward to what is in the works. Looks like right now he’s accepting contact regarding the wine & spirits brand. (So if you’re a wine maker I would head on over like

now. Click here)

 

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The Congressional Black Caucus “won’t here for none” last night...and we weren’t either! 

Last night members of the congressional black Caucus showed OWT at the #SOTU rocking Kente cloth in response to Trumps recent comments about Africa. Too much? We think not

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Marley Dias is slaying the game— and she’s only 13! 

In case you missed our recent fave boss chick who’s been everywhere Miss Marley Davis (@iamamrleydavis On IG) should be your teenager daughters hero. If she isn’t support this BOSS young author by making sure her book hits every child’s hands that you know! Marley we are so proud! Click here to order.

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 WCW Award for this week goes too...

 Angela Bassett

Who else would show up to the red carpet and snatch our edges like this???  

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Were you loving Auntie Angie’s look? Or were you feeling someone else’s more? 

I’ll be back next week at 8:30pm EST sharp! I can’t wait to see you then!  

 Making Sick Look Chic,

Shayla V

PRESS Alert 🚨: BGW founder interviewed on The Color of Wine podcast

Sukari Bowman is the Black Girl Magic behind @loveandvines and The Color of Wine podcast. After experiencing BGW first hand at our SIP ATL event Sukari fell in love with the brand and our founder fell for her too! A sisterhood was sparked and this interview is a delightful conversation on wine, being the only black woman in the room, and what’s coming up for BGW. 

Dive in and take a listen by clicking the link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-color-of-wine-podcast/id1219738577?mt=2&i=1000400586814

 

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Sukari & Shayla @ BGW SIP ATL event  

PRESS Alert 🚨: Meet the Founder feature by sommelier, Benita Johnson

Our founder was featured in a write up by the amazing sommelier and founder of The Vine Club, Benita Johnson. Check out the feature below! 

 

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I had the great pleasure of meeting this awesome lady a few months ago. I knew of “Blacks Girls Wine” but hadn’t looked up long enough to realize that it was founded in my own front yard, my city, Richmond, VA. Shayla is phenomenal and shares her awesome journey of stepping out there, getting a few scrapes and bruises, taking the lessons and planning for a great return.

 

Meet Shayla Courtney Varnado and Blacks Girls Wine at the Behind the Business -East Conference on February 10, 2018 at the Dominion Arts Center in Richmond, VA. Get your tickets here. 

Click here to dive deeper into the interview: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/meet-founder-black-girls-wine-benita-johnson

Wine Down LIVE episode # 003: Unboxing the January Collection #SnuggleUp

Our first collection of 2018 was all about the cozy wine down experience. The January box was curated with a cold winter night in mind no matter where you are or who you with it’s always fun to Snuggle Up. 

Watch the replay of the episode to get an inside look at what’s included in the The Lifestyle Collection! (You can also click here to watch: https://www.facebook.com/BlackGirlsWine/videos/1272086116225650/ )  

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Wine Down LIVE: Episode 001: A tasty Shiraz, Omorosa, & celebrating Essence Magazine

Welcome to 2018 with Black Girls Wine! We are so excited that this year we have launched our LIVE show featuring our founder, Shayla Varnado.

Wine Down LIVE is all about bringing black culture, wine, and the celebration of black girl magic all in one place!

Every week you will be able to chat with our founder LIVE as Shayla provides us with a full wine review and entertaining discussion on what we're loving

Check out this weeks episode where she reviews a super yummy Shiraz from Azari Vineyards.

Use code BLACKGIRLSWINE for FREE shipping on your order of Shiraz. Click here to purchase this week's feature.