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Monday Wine Q&A: Celebrating Max

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 😂  

Happy Monday!  

Wind Down LIVE: Desireé

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! 

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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. 

Holiday Draaanks: Apple Cider Mimosas

Here is a twist on a classic, Apple Cider Mimosas. This is a simple and delicious recipe that will impress your brunch guests. I recommend a spiced cider (think cinnamon and cloves). If you’re feeling frisky, you can even make the cider from scratch.

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pour apple cider into a champagne flute or cup

  2. Top with prosecco or champagne

  3. Enjoy!

 Camille, The Cocktail Snob

www.cocktailsnobnyc.com

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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Wine Slushies with Meaghan

One of our newest winefriends slid into our DMs with an amazing Wine slushie we couldn’t resist sharing! It’s the perfect summer recipe to keep you cool and wine you down. Thanks Meaghan! 

 

Wine Slushie goodness 

1cup of Wine >>depending on the day I’ll say 2 cups or keep pouring until you’re happy ;)

1 1/2 cups Frozen fruit (I prefer strawberries & blackberries and peaches)

2 cups of ice to blend

 

If you’re like me and trying to get rid of a wine you’re not to fond of this is the perfect recipe! Just in cases that wine wasn’t too sweet you may also add simple syrup (sugar) to your preference. 

 

Happy Sipping!

Meaghan Odum 

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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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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 💁🏾🍷✨ 

Wine Fruit Guide

We drink wine year round so naturally we want to know what tasty fruits go perfect with our favorite beverage so that this summer can be refreshing-- and wine filled! Check out this awesome meme we found with a breakdown of the perfect pairs!  

 

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First up on our list is Pino & Pineapple. Have you tried any of these combos? Which one is your favorite? Talk to us in the comments!

Happy Winesday! 

Wine Down Comedy Episode 3: Don't touch my hair.

Since hit single 'Don't touch my hair' from Solange's latest ah-mazing body of work (Cranes in the Sky) was sent down from the heavens we feel 100% more confident with screaming at the world not to lay a finger on our beloved tresses. Come Wine With Me star, Dawn Melissa, is very tired of folks touching her luscious hair too!  Indulge in the humor and excuse the French, but dammit she makes some good points in this one! Listen in.