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The World Famous BGW Sangria recipe

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) 

1 Rosé  

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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

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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The SIP Files: Mimosa Margaritas

How excited were we when this popped into our timeline? Two of our favorite things all at once!? We couldn't resist sharing this perfect combination. Here's a yummy recipe perfect for brunch by the pool!  

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. tequila
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • Lime wedge, for rimming glasses
  • Coarse salt, for rimming glasses
  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco
  • Orange and lime slices for serving

When you try the recipe make sure and tag us! Let us know what you do different in the comments!  

Happy drinking!  

|Team BGW| 

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: Ghost Friends, Season Finale, & Season Recap

We have been so busy planning the summer of wine for all of you that we've neglected to blog all the goodness that is Dawn Melissa ! She tells nothing but the truth about all those creepy ghost followers and then goes in with Writer/Producer Katrina Smith Jackson about avoiding questions. The grand season finale is also a great breakdown of this years hottest blockbuster hit GET OUT. She brings her usual upbeat energy to every single episode for a juicy recap of Come Wine With Me! Make sure to go back and watch them all and subscribe. Happy watching!

Catch the recap here.

The Sip Files: Boxed Wine?

I come from a lineage of women who wine. My mother, her mother, and her mother before her would indulge in a glass when they could; each generation pouring up more often than the next as the price of wine became more affordable and the ‘occasions’ for wine went from weddings and birthdays to well…Wednesday. 

As my tastes matured, I deemed myself a true lady. “I only drink wine out of a glass and always, always from a bottle.”

Imagine what this looks like when you go home to find your mother’s box of wine looking like reject drink on the kitchen counter; Plastic cups on top for effect. 

To be fair: back in the day boxed wine had a bad rep. It came in ‘red’ and ‘white’. You could taste the struggle. 

But what if our mothers knew something we didn’t (as they always do)?

I went on a cork-free diet and discovered delicious brands that come boxed! Thank you R. Muller for a crisp Riesling, and a fresh pour each time, every time. Cause let’s face it, boxed = more wine! 

Now that we’re wiser and some of us are mother’s ourselves, we realize the secret to ‘good’ wine is the ability to pour it up at leisure, with family and good friends when possible. 

And Mom, thank you for teaching me to think, outside the bottle!

What's your favorite boxed wine? Talk to us in the comments!

Wine & Well Wishes, 

Jonnie Enriquez

Wine Down Comedy: Come Wine With Me Season 3 Promo

It's almost time for Episode 1 from Season 3 of "Come Wine With Me" from our very own Dawn Melissa! We were so excited that the promo video was a must have to give you a teaser of what's to come. Leave a message in the comments and let us know your thoughts!

 

Wine Down Comedy with Dawn Melissa!

Wine Down Comedy with Dawn Melissa!

There is no other way to describe Dawn Melissa than a must-have indulgence! We loved her so much that we're bringing Season 3 of 'Come Wine With Me' to the Black Girls Wine blog! From her comedic expressions to her bold opinions we welcome this beauty and every ounce of her black girl magic to our world. 

The Sip Files: Let's warm up and get tipsy!

Imagine our excitement when we found out that someone had in fact created a hot chocolate wine combination! Who doesn't want to wine down in warmth during the cold winter months ahead? Don't worry we've got you covered. Here's a list of ingredients and quick instructions for the deliciousness that is wine hot chocolate *Yum*

First you'll need: 

1/2 cup of milk

1/3 cup of dark chocolate

1 cup of wine (Cabernet Sauvignon) 

Warm milk and dark chocolate together in a pan until the chocolate is all melted and has become one with the milk. Next at the cup of red wine and stir well. SIP & ENJOY. 

Of course don't let us limit you to one cup of the Cab :) Did you make the recipe? Tag us on IG (@blackgirlswine) we want to see what's mixing in your kitchen!

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