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Where to buy Wines by Black Wine Makers

Winefriends!

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

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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

 

Happy Sipping!  

Wine Down LIVE: The PERFECT corkscrew

It was another gorgeous Wednesday in this cold month of January. When is winter over again?! 

If you missed tonight’s episode do yourself a favor and catch up here. If you didn’t then I already know why you’re here. (Your Link is below) Tonight’s showbwas sponsored by The Wine Guys! They are changing the way we accessorize with our wine! From corkscrews to wine tumblers everything they design is for any wine lover! 

 

Use code BGW10 to purchase your chic premium butterfly corkscrew here.

Don’t know what I’m talking about? All the deets and a picture of this fabulous wine tool are below! 

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This corkscrew has padded arms and deep grooves that cushion your hands and fingers for a plush wine opening experience. You cannot go wrong with this baby!  

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This Lunetta Prosecco received an 8.5 raing scale from me and what I love about it is how fruity it is! It’s the perfect sparkling to mix with your fresh juices for brunch. Try this when the girls come over and I promise you’ll love it! 

Until next week happy Sipping winefriends!  

FootballxWine series: Pizza & Wine

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“It’s a hard knock life for us...” 

Remember that classic JayZ hit? Well Chrishon Lampley of Love Cork Screw labeled her wine with the catchy phrase and her wine, like the classic rap is a complete HIT! 

This week on Wine Down LIVE I put this Concord grape varietal to the test with a classic cheese pizza. Though the pizza left a lot to be desired the pairing itself went well together.

Thank God the wine saved this combo! I love the rich flavor of this wine. To me the Concord grape shows up and came to Part-tay with all the wine lovers no matter how sweet or dry you like it. 

Watch the LIVE episode here

Buy the wine here

Wine Rating: 9.5

Pairing Rating: 7 (the pizza was terrible haha) 

Notes: Serve this table red with pizza or snacks and at any gathering for all wine lovers! 

If you pick this one up you have to let me know how you like it! 

 

Want to learn more about the Concord grape? Check out this Wine Folly article here.   

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What We’re Loving: May Favorites

It seems like this month has been going on forever! And the long weekend definitely only added to that feeling. May has been full of faves that we couldn’t wait to share with you. Make sure to watch a recap of the most recent episode of #WineDownLIVE to catch the full review!

Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe

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We mentioned this yummy recipe during the LIVE show this week and all the ladies wanted details so here’s the recipe from our founder! If you try it out make sure to share it with us on social with the hashtag #bgwWineDown. 

1 container of pre-cut zoodles  

1 pack of organic chicken breast

2 tablespoons of Garlic Herb Butter (Sam’s Club) 

1/2 jar of Classico Pesto Pasta Sauce

Seasonings: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Pepper, Oregano, Parsley

Directions: Clean, Season, and cook your chicken breast on top of the stove in olive oil until soft but cooked thoroughy. Add pesto sauce and butter. Once butter has melted down add zoodles. DO NOT cook zoodles longer than 5-7 minutes to make sure they maintain their firm texture and don’t get too mushy. Add extra seasoning and parmesan to taste. 

 Mischo Beauty

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Not every girl uses her nail time for self care but if you do then you must try this black owned nail laquer brand! We absolutely love them and our founder is way too obsessed (like owns almost the entire collection obsessed). The product where’s well, goes on thick like a gel and last at least 7 days. The color options are so gorge! Color shown above: ‘Unbroken’ 

Catch the rest of our my faves on Wine Down LIVE every Wednesday at 8:30pm Eastern!

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~ 

Summer Wine Tour Recap

Oh what a glorious summer it was! 2017 was filled with wine and black girl magic. We laughed, joked, sipped, and entertained in our first summer wine tour! We hit 3 cities this summer and had a ball in each one. In every city our goal was to provide an intimate, memorable, classic experience-- and the ladies loved it in every city even with each event being different. Check out our summer travels below! 

SIP DC event

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We had the ladies play a few drinking games to compete for awesome prizes! 

With so many options to choose from the ladies had a lot to taste!  

With so many options to choose from the ladies had a lot to taste!  

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Mixing, mingling, and having a good time!  

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Sorry we couldn't get our group photo done before all the other ladies left but man did we have a good time!  

SIP ATL 

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ATL was such a chocolate filled city!  

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The face you make when your friend says she may not want more wine 😂 Our new wine Sakuri Brown of @LoveAndVines  

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New Wine. New Friends.  

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Wine scented soaps from @QualeeteeProducts are always the perfect giveaway!  

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Signature BGW glasses for all the beautiful ladies 

Up In Smoke - RVA 

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Ticket Winners for RVA giveaway! 

We had a blast on our summer tour and will be adding cities for summer 2018! Make sure to stay tuned 💁🏾🍷✨