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Mary J. Blige is joining the growing list of celebrities who have ventured into the wine business. The queen of R&B, who has long provided us with the musical soundtracks to our lives, has launched Sun Goddess Wines. She made the announcement Monday, June 29, 2020, on Instagram. “It’s finally here! @sungoddesswines I’ve been creating…

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All hail the woman who gets up every day and gets her own. Women have bossed up and taken their entrepreneur destiny by the horns and the economy should be ever so thankful. Statistics show that women-owned businesses have grown significantly in the last 15 years. Currently, nine million women own businesses and will provide…

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One day, I sat in front of my computer, staring. My hands hovered over the keys, yet nothing (and I do mean nothing) came to my mind. Racing against a deadline, I nervously bit my bottom lip. I was experiencing writer’s block at the most inopportune time. Exhausting my writer’s block reversal techniques, I decided to…

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Thanksgiving dinner should be a memorable occasion where the entire family gathers for a delectable feast. With the holiday just two days away, every family in America should already have their dinner menu set. However, selecting the right wines with your dinner menu is a different story and may not be such a simple task.…

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The best time of day is when the clock strikes 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. You run out of your employers’ office so fast, just to hit up a happy hour and go home to pregame for the weekend festivities. Now, happy hours and weekend entertainment are a nice finale after a grueling work week,…

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Black consumers took the initiative to “buy Black” over the weekend, but it’s likely that many of us don’t know all of our options. Social media led the way for Black small businesses to advertise their products, but we’re certain a large group of wine connoisseurs aren’t aware of Andre Hueston Mack and his Mouton…

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Families, friends and neighbors all gathered on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland, for the Charles County Food and Wine Festival. Food trucks rolled in from the District of Columbia and some from Prince George’s County (Feelin’ Crabby? and Capital Chicken and Waffles to name a couple). Lawn chairs…

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As their catch phrase goes, “Indulgence Knows No Boundaries,” and that was certainly the case at the recent one year anniversary celebration for popular wine and lifestyle brand Love Cork Screw. Held at the swank Woman Made Gallery in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, the invitation only event was hosted by Love Cork Screw partners Chrishon Lampley, Glenn Murray,…

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“Raise your hand if customers regularly come in and ask for a good Cabernet.”I recently issued this directive to a group of 40 sommeliers, retailers, and other wine industry insiders from across Washington, D.C. Unsurprisingly, just about every hand shot up.I quickly spoke again. “Raise your hand again if customers frequently come in and ask…

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Chicago’s Haus of Reign, in the South Loop neighborhood, played host to the Love Cork Screw brand as they introduced their brand new line of fine wines. Dozens of tastemakers and notables filled the intimate venue in anticipation of being among the first to enjoy the new wines. Love Cork Screw’s Chrishon Lampley, Tiffany Taylor…

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As Grand Central Terminal in New York City celebrates turning 100 years old today, several Grand Central Terminal retailers are offering special giveaways to the first 100 customers. There’s a “bambini” scoop of gelato or sorbet from Ciao Bella and free cookies from Magnolia as well as a “free vanilla cupcake with Grand Central clock topper”…

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Wines and wined drinking have long been the underpinning of certain lifestyle — one marked by class and sophistication. But contrary to what you may have heard though, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune on vintage wines or be a member of the wine cellar crowd to enjoy a good bottle. Hell, they don’t…

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Technically you can’t call it champagne, unless it’s from the Champagne region in France — otherwise it’s sparkling wine, but what’s in a name. If you enjoy the bubbly, go ahead and indulge — no need to wait for a special occasion. So champagne or sparkling wine, the one thing you don’t want to do …

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