RVA

Meetup Fun: The Winefriends take RVA!

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

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Brunch + Winery Saturday  

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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!  💁🏾‍♀️🍷✨

FootballxWine series: Merlot & Ribs

This week was the first in our Football & Wine series. I was so excited to review the Merlot for this weeks pairing recommended by one of my favorite sommeliers Benita Johnson. You don’t have to be watching the NFL to enjoy this months pairings. Dig in and enjoy tonights wine review which was my first rated 10! 

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Bedell Merlot 2015 

The Blueberry and spice that this varietal promises does not disappoint. At first sip this Merlot was rich and fruity and oh-so-gooooood.  The spice isn’t too overwhelming and the blueberry isn’t too heavy. It’s perfextion. Pick this amazing Merlot up here to enjoy with your dinner next week. 

Oh and fun fact about this wine— the 2009 Merlot from Bedell was served at Presidential Inauguration that year! Now you know you’ve got try this presidential selection.   

Purchase here: Bedell Merlot  

Shayla’s wine rating: 10 

Merlot & Ribs 

The dry rub ribs from Mission Barbecue were quite tasty with this Merlot. The grilled flavor was compliment well by the spice of the Merlot. I wasn’t a fan of be sauced Ribs and wine but the original grill will go perfect with a win from the Giants *wink wink*. 

Pairing rating: 9

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HAPPY WEDNESDAY LOVES! Enjoy ;) 

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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