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The Black Girls Wine podcast celebrates the excellence of Black wine lovers by sharing their stories. Go behind the scenes every week with BGW founder Shayla Varnado as she talks with women and men who are operating in their own excellence and defining what it means to share that greatness with the world. #BlackGirlsWine #BlackFolksMagic

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

The Black Girls Wine podcast celebrates the excellence of Black wine lovers by sharing their stories. Go behind the scenes every week with BGW founder Shayla Varnado as she talks with women and men who are operating in their own excellence and defining what it means to share that greatness with the world. #BlackGirlsWine #BlackFolksMagic

    Ep. 6 Fashion & Wine

    Ep. 6 Fashion & Wine

    In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Claire Sulmers! The founder of Fashion Bomb Daily! I've been a fan for years and watched Claire grow a brand that reflects black fashion at it's finest and keeps all up on what's happening in the industry. Find out more about Claire's journey as the founder on IG @clairesulmers. 

    Become a member of the BGW Family here.

    Be one of the 20 women at the upcoming Women, Wellness, and Wine Retreat by registering here. 

    Ms. Claire Siobhan Sulmers is the founder of FashionBombDaily.com, and the industry’s leading fashion blogger chronicling fashionistas of color. Her pioneering work ushered in a new wave of digital journalism that fed and fueled

    an under-served community of African-American and Latino style lovers wanting to know more about brand from the culture. Beyond developing and directing content for FashionBomb Daily and its affiliate sites, Sulmers has done extensive style writing for other platforms including Vogue Italia , Vogue Paris , and ESSENCE Magazine. Her body of work and online following - now numbered above one million - has made Ms. Sulmers the influencer of choice for major corporate brands who want to reach her audience including Camry,

    Verizon and others. Ms.Sulmers, who hails from Atlanta, Georgia, holds a degree in French and African American studies from Harvard University. In 11 years, Claire has accumulated over 1.3 million followers, written a book “The Bomb Life”, and is now hosting on Revolt. For all these reason, we are so proud to present the New Media Award to Ms. Claire Sulmers.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 6 Wine and WERK

    Ep. 6 Wine and WERK

    In this episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Ms. WERKPRAYSLAY - Koereyelle DuBose! Her journey from teacher to full time brand boss has been inspiration for many who've watched her grow and evolve as an entrepreneur. Listen close to this one winefriends because she drops some GEMS!  Follow her on the gram @Koereyelle & @WerkPraySlay

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    Shop with The Wine Guys here and use code BGW10 for the winefriends discount! That butterfly corkscrew is the best one EVER invented! 

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    Koereyelle is a two-time author, award-winning entrepreneur and former educator who managed to turn her $32K teaching salary into a six-figure brand. As the Chief Experience Officer of WERKPraySlay-- the longest running empowerment weekend for millennial women of color and Creator of the Busy at the Beach Travel Tribe she's dedicated her life to empowering women to live a life that they love!

    Most recently, Koe became the EIC of WERK Mag - a media outlet that spotlights and celebrates werking women! She's an International Speaker, Podcast Host and Edutainer who's been featured nationally by Forbes, ESSENCE Magazine, The Huffington Post, NBC, TV One, VH1, Bravo TV and more for her empowerment projects. 

    Koereyelle is on a mission to help women uncover their purpose, prioritize their life and profit from their passions. Her motto is, “You already have everything you need to get everything you want, you just have to WERK for it.”

    • 23 min
    Ep. 5 The Brunchnista Life

    Ep. 5 The Brunchnista Life

    In this episode I had the pleasure of chatting with my soror, Miss Michelle Sprott - The Brunchnista! Her vision for this fabulous lifestyle brand is the perfect mash up of glam + brunch! Enjoy this tasty conversation with Michelle and make sure to share this episode with all your favorite brunch babes!

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    Become a member of the BGW Family here and stay in the know on what's coming for Black Girls Wine! 

    Be one of the 20 women at the upcoming Women, Wellness, and Wine Retreat by registering here. 

    Shop with The Wine Guys here and use code BGW10 for the winefriends discount!

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    Michelle Sprott’s evolution into the independent, street smart, sophisticated woman she is today began in the Big Apple. The Brooklyn-bred beauty met her rites of passage in one of the most multicultural cities of the world and emerged with a keen sense of community. She carried that sense with her to Huntsville, Alabama and back, earning her BS in Biology from the historically Black Oakwood University. Michelle is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Passionate about young women and education, she has dedicated her time and talents to organizations like Teach for America, Everybody Wins, and The Fresh Air Fund, where she continues to empower and advocate change in young people’s lives. 

    Amongst friends and family Michelle is the go-to for all things beauty, fashion and brunch. A connoisseur of beauty products, she earned her stripes at noteworthy brands like Vincent Longo, MAC and Make Up For Ever. Dubbed “Brunchnista” by her besties due to her never-ending pursuit of the best in brunch, Michelle’s return to New York birthed the concept of brunch as more than a merger of meals, but as a behavior. “Brunch isn’t confined to one table,” Michelle clarifies. “I can brunch with different sets of friends all day Sunday. It’s about great food, laughs and connection.”

    When she’s not brunching, beautifying or being of service, she’s quenching her thirst for exploration; traveling to some of the world’s most exotic locations including Thailand, Greece, Bali, and South Africa.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 4 Digg the Wine

    Ep. 4 Digg the Wine

    In this episode I had so much fun chatting with Jordan Diggs! He's cofounder of The Wine Guys, a new wine accessory company changing the game in how we experience our favorite beverage! Check out more details about The Wine Guys down below and follow him everywhere on social media @The.Wine.Guys

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    Be one of the 20 women at the upcoming Women, Wellness, and Wine Retreat by registering here. 

    Shop with The Wine Guys here and use code BGW10 for the winefriends discount!



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    • 21 min
    Ep. 3 Coffee and Wine with Kelli Lemon

    Ep. 3 Coffee and Wine with Kelli Lemon

    In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Kelli Lemon! She is such a joy and vibrant light in RVA! After indulging in her interview make sure to stay tuned for your word of the week! Check out more details about Kelli down below and follow her everywhere on social media @LikeTheFruit.



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    Kelli Lemon is a "Social Entrepreneur/Consultant" that is passionate about changing how people "LIVE" Richmond, Virginia. Formerly the Business Manager of Mama J's restaurant, Kelli is now working for herself (Like The Fruit, LLC) to socially connect people through food, sports, arts and education. She is also an on air personality for Radio One Richmond's Kiss FM and iPower and hosts a weekly podcast and web series called "Coffee with Strangers". Kelli hosts various social events including The Richmond Jazz Festival, After Hours at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Family Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. She's also assisted in creating unique urban events in RVA including RVA Pop Up Parties, Hip Hop BINGO, Ready 2 Give Charity Events, Dinner and a DJ, HeART & Soul Brew Fest, Virginia (Richmond) Black Restaurant Experience and The Art of Noise. Fall 2018, Kelli blended all of her talents and opened her social cafe, Urban Hang Suite at 3rd and Broad in Jackson Ward in downtown Richmond. Kelli got her Bachelor of Science degree from UVA and Master's in Education from VCU.



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    Click the link below to make a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes! Cheers to Excellence!

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    • 38 min
    Ep. 2 For the Love of Wine & Life

    Ep. 2 For the Love of Wine & Life

    This episode features Marcus Johnson of FLO wines and author of For the Love of FLO - a book written to inspire you to live the life you truly love! This is an excerpt from a Friday night episode of #WineDownLIVE. 

    Everything Marcus Johnson can be found here.

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