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#WhatWereLoving Wednesday & everything in between

 

Happy Wednesday wine besties!

I miss you all so much tonight but I am still under the weather so I am unable to go LIVE! But that will not stop our party! I obviously am drinking nothing but Theraflu but that doesn't mean there aren't a few things I'm super excited about. Check out #WhatWereLoving Wednesday and make sure to talk back in the comments!

Diddy is making wine

Not to sure what his first label will be but we’re definitely looking forward to what is in the works. Looks like right now he’s accepting contact regarding the wine & spirits brand. (So if you’re a wine maker I would head on over like

now. Click here)

 

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The Congressional Black Caucus “won’t here for none” last night...and we weren’t either! 

Last night members of the congressional black Caucus showed OWT at the #SOTU rocking Kente cloth in response to Trumps recent comments about Africa. Too much? We think not

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Marley Dias is slaying the game— and she’s only 13! 

In case you missed our recent fave boss chick who’s been everywhere Miss Marley Davis (@iamamrleydavis On IG) should be your teenager daughters hero. If she isn’t support this BOSS young author by making sure her book hits every child’s hands that you know! Marley we are so proud! Click here to order.

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 WCW Award for this week goes too...

 Angela Bassett

Who else would show up to the red carpet and snatch our edges like this???  

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Were you loving Auntie Angie’s look? Or were you feeling someone else’s more? 

I’ll be back next week at 8:30pm EST sharp! I can’t wait to see you then!  

 Making Sick Look Chic,

Shayla V

PRESS Alert 🚨: BGW founder interviewed on The Color of Wine podcast

Sukari Bowman is the Black Girl Magic behind @loveandvines and The Color of Wine podcast. After experiencing BGW first hand at our SIP ATL event Sukari fell in love with the brand and our founder fell for her too! A sisterhood was sparked and this interview is a delightful conversation on wine, being the only black woman in the room, and what’s coming up for BGW. 

Dive in and take a listen by clicking the link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-color-of-wine-podcast/id1219738577?mt=2&i=1000400586814

 

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Sukari & Shayla @ BGW SIP ATL event  

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!