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Finding Black Joy in Napa: “Cultured” in America’s Renowned Wine Country

How to Experience Black Napa Valley Written by Dr. Monique Bell Photography by Lightspeed Films/Erin Malone   Napa Valley, California holds a storied place in the imaginations of wine connoisseurs and novices alike. The wine region’s lore is quintessentially “American,” with facets of pioneering, agrarian roots, can-do attitude, and innovation. As is the case with …

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Juneteenth, A New Way to Celebrate

Celebration, Elevation, and Reconciliation for Our Ancestors Written by Stacy Lloyd Artwork by Cindy Nguyen   Juneteenth: a celebration of liberation and African-Americans’ true freedom from enslavement in the United States. Now a federally-observed holiday, June 19th beckons us to take a bow to our ancestors. Freedom Day, as Juneteenth is also known, is a …

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Taco Tuesday Vegan Wine Pairings

Easy recipe pairing wine with Mexican Food Written by Monique Copeland   IT’S TACO TUESDAY!! So, where to begin? We all know, that wine goes with everything right? Friends, family, brunch, dinner, and celebrations – just about any and every occasion. But wine is best served with moments of love, and sometimes love comes in …

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The History and Impact of Black Winemakers in the United States

Understanding our Roots in America’s Wine Industry Written by Alexis Collins Artwork by Cindy Nguyen   Wine production is a lifelong passion that many winemakers enjoy. This wonderful undertaking allows people to strengthen their affinity to nature by growing plump grapes in the vineyard that will later be distilled into a bottle. Even so, the …

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