The power of social media is getting on Twitter one day, tweeting my little heart out when all of a sudden I get an inboxed message! Sonoma Wine Guy and I chat it up and I get invited to Charles Krug Winery. The oldest running winery in Napa. I’m delighted. I say yes and that I’ll be there soon. Here’s a look at what happened next!
Winefriends! It’s #NationalWineDay and I’m so excited!!! Let’s kick off the celebration sharing our fave wines! Talk to me in the comments! Mine are listed below! 💁🏾♀️🍷✨
In honor of #NationalWineDay my top 8 at the moment (in no particular order):
1) @fantescawine King Richards Reserve Pinot Noir
2) @charleskrugwinery Malbec
3) @mcbridesisters Brut Rosé
4) @shoecrazywine Sweet Harmony
5) @marcusjohnson360 FLO Wines Red Blend
6) @vine_wine_club Exclusive White
7) @veuveclicquot Brut NV
8) @ruinart Blanc de blancs
Let me know your favorites so I can try them too!
A list has been put together for us by Marcee Jones and if you join the movement and buy one bottle each month from a Black Wine maker on the list it will take you through to December 2020! Check out the list below, join the movement, and SIP with us! #DiversityInWine #BlackInWine
May, 2019 - Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery, Bertony Faustin – www.abbeycreekvineyard.com
June, 2019 -@Bakerfamilywines, @Dusty Baker – www.bakerfamilywines.com
July 2019 - Bodkin Wines, Chris Christensen – www.bodkinwines.com
August 2019 - Brown Estate, David Brown – www.brownestate.com
September 2019 - Caldwell Vineyard (not Black owned, but winemaker is), @Marbue Marke – www.caldwellvineyard.com
October 2019 - @Charles Wine Company, @PaulCharles – www.charleswineco.com
November 2019 - Corner 103, @LLoyd Davis – www.corner103.com
December 2019 - Darjean Jones Wines, Dawna Darjean Jones– www.darjeanjoneswines.com
January 2020 - Frichette Winery, Shae Frichette– www.frichettewinery.com
February 2020 - Indigené Cellars, Raymond Smith – www.indigenecellars.com
March 2020 - J. Moss Wines, James Moss– www.jmosswines.com
April 2020 - L'Objet Wines, Dan Glover – www.lobjetwines.com
May 2020 - LOBO Wines (not Black owned, but winemaker is), Victoria Coleman – www.lobowines.com
June 2020 - Longevity Wines, Winery, @Phil Long – www.longevitywines.com
July 2020 - Maison Noir Wines, Andre Hueston Mack – www.maisonnoirwines.com
August 2020 - Okapi Wines, @Dan Johnson – www.okapiwines.com
September 2020 - Sip & Share Winery, Nicole Kearney – www.sipnsharewine.net
October 2020 - Theopolis Vineyards, Theodora Lee – www.theopolisvineyards.com
November 2020 - @Tymphany Wines, @Louis Jordan – www.tymphanywines.com
December 2020 - @VisionCellars, Mac McDonald – www.visioncellars.com
We couldn’t be more excited about the Being Mary Jane Finale tomorrow night! So excited in fact that we’re hosting a watch party tomorrow night in our super-secret-not-so-secret Facebook group tomorrow night! You can join our group here to hang out with us during the show!
The show starts at 8 pm on BET so don’t be late!
Here’s a fun video of Gabrielle doing a wine tasting of a few different varietals. What will you be drinking tomorrow night? Leave us a note in the comments and share!
When you’re finishing watching don’t forget to come hang with us in our group right here on Facebook.
I had the privilege of actually joining my wine bestie for her show! Catch up on this birthday celebration 🍾 We’re drinking a FLY wine in honor of the expert herself!
Have you ever had a Ruinart Blanc de Blancs? If you haven’t I’d highly recommend it for you own birthday celebration this year!
This was a ton of fun to try and my BGW wine rating is a TEN 💁🏾♀️🍷✨
Please ignore my blinking statue posture in the beginning 😂
This week we have officially found our first Girlfriends wine! What’s a girlfriends wine you ask? It’s a wine perfect for a night in with girls paired with a few good cheeses (Havarti and Goat cheese are a few of my recent faves) You’ve got to pick this one up! It’s also a fave of our resident wine bestie Maxine.
- Varietal: Trivento Amado Sur
- Wine Rating: TEN
- Suggested Pairing: Havarti or soft goat cheese
- BGW label: Girlfriends Wine
Have a wine you think our founder would love? Leave it in the comments or email her directly for details on sponsorship!
This weekend we hosted our first meetup for Black Girls Wine in Richmond Va and we had a ball! We ate aaaaaalllll the food and drank all the wine. We may have just left Richmond dry 😉 Here’s a visual recap of our entire weekend!
Friday night dinner + wine station
Brunch + Winery Saturday
Sunday brunch was so good we forgot to get photos but know that brunch was bomb and we are officially planning a meetup tour!
Stay tuned for more details winefriends! 💁🏾♀️🍷✨
At every BGW event our founder makes her famous Sangria and though the recipe switches up regularly there are a few staples that she never leaves out. This recipe is perfect for rescuing a bad bottle of wine too! (If you watched the recent episode of #WineDownLIVE you’ll catch this reference 😩😭)
Shayla’s Sangria MUST
2 Frozen Fruit pack
- (1) that includes pineapples + 1 that includes berries
1 bottle of Cran-apple juice
1 Red Wine
1 Moscato (or sweet white wine)
Mix all above ingredients in large pitcher and pour it up,pour it up!
Did you make your own version of this Sangria? Comment below and let us know!
- Team BGW
Talk 30 to Me, created in honor of my 30th birthday for my blog launch party, is my take on my favorite drink, a mango mojito. I mixed premium white rum, mango nectar, lime, mint, and Cocktail Artist simple syrup. Instead of club soda, I topped it with prosecco... to make it snobby (wink).
TheCocktail Artist (@cocktailartists) Premium Simple Syrup made by Sadiyyah Iddeen (@saddiatlbartender) really added the right amount of sweetness to the drink and the best part is that it’s only 10 calories, doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup or artificial coloring. All their products were developed by award-winning mixologists to help people elevate their cocktail game at home. Pick up a bottle at Walmart!
- 2 oz white rum
- 5-10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 oz of simple syrup
- 3 oz mango nectar
1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint with lime juice
2. Add mango nectar and shake
3. Strain into a glass with ice
4. Top with prosecco
The Cocktail Snob
So excited to have another somm join us for #WineDownLIVE! This week we were happy to have Desireé (@winenoire) joining us to discuss another tasty champagne 🍾 for you to enjoy for the holidays.
La Marca Prosecco
Let me just say— I loved this! You all know we haven’t had many champagnes or sparkling wines on the show and that’s because of all wine this one is usually the one I reach for the least unless it’s brunch. But baaaaby this one right here? BOMB. Waste not a second in going to pick this up. You will thank me later!
Wine rating: 10
What am pairing with this one? French Fries
How am I brunching with this one? Add lemonade, orange juice, and a splash of cranberry.
Check out this neat trick Desiree uses to save and style her wine labels! Follow her on IG @winenoire.