7 episodes

Welcome to Melanated Grapes, hosted by Nichelle and Nicole Nichols, twin somms from Chicago and owners of The Guilty Grape, a wine-centered lifestyle brand. The twins are always up to some kind of shenanigans while sharing an unfiltered view of all things wine and spirits – cutting up with The Guilty Grape family of influencers, industry insiders, and other friends who’ve probably had way too much to drink. Listen as they candidly open up about their own lives and entertain you with educational segments like Sip & Serve and Guilt Trip, where they review wines, make cocktails, and celebrate other kick-ass people in the industry. Cheers!To contact us just hit up contact@fubbzmedia.com or contact.grapes@fubbzmedia.comLBC4LkAVm2NJRInr5QLb

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Welcome to Melanated Grapes, hosted by Nichelle and Nicole Nichols, twin somms from Chicago and owners of The Guilty Grape, a wine-centered lifestyle brand. The twins are always up to some kind of shenanigans while sharing an unfiltered view of all things wine and spirits – cutting up with The Guilty Grape family of influencers, industry insiders, and other friends who’ve probably had way too much to drink. Listen as they candidly open up about their own lives and entertain you with educational segments like Sip & Serve and Guilt Trip, where they review wines, make cocktails, and celebrate other kick-ass people in the industry. Cheers!To contact us just hit up contact@fubbzmedia.com or contact.grapes@fubbzmedia.comLBC4LkAVm2NJRInr5QLb

    [Bonus] New Year's Episode: The Manic Pixie Weirdo and Two Boss Twins Kick Off 2022

    [Bonus] New Year's Episode: The Manic Pixie Weirdo and Two Boss Twins Kick Off 2022

    The twins invite their first guest on the show to ring in the new year, and Abigal, host of The Manic Pixie Weirdo podcast, did not disappoint. So listen closely for all the wine review knowledge you didn't know you needed, along with some much-needed 2022 new year's cheer and laughs.   

    Please see the show notes below for music selections, recipes, contacts, facts, and everything else from each episode segments, guests, and locations:


    The Manic Pixie Weirdo Podcast

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-manic-pixie-weirdo/id1500320862

    The Manic Pixie Weirdo Podcast (Twitter)

    https://twitter.com/mpweirdopodcast





    Music:
    Thank you to the great artist that created these fantastic beats!
    Intros:
    Trap Hamza by Arulo
    Talk Breaks:
    Lil Sky Beat by Makaih Beats
    Come Over by Makaih Beats
    2020 Vision by Makaih Beats

    Wine Review:

    Sunset Rosé 2018 by Château Ksara 
    Region: Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
    Grapes: Syrah and Cabernet Franc 
    ABV: 13.5%
    Tasting notes: Strawberry, raspberry, citrus, earthy 

    Sauvignon Blanc 2019 by Sun Goddess
    Region: Northern Italy 
    Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 
    ABV: 12.5%
    Tasting Notes: Citrus, lemon. peach, green apple, pineapple, passion fruit 

    • 25 min
    [BOSS TWINS] No Clocking Out: Building a Melanated Brand -- Vine to Wine to Shelf

    [BOSS TWINS] No Clocking Out: Building a Melanated Brand -- Vine to Wine to Shelf

    Welcome to the season finale! These Melanated Queens open up about the struggles behind building a brand and breaking into a less than inclusive industry, among other things such as guilty drinks and destinations on this episode of Melanated Grapes!

    Want to be on the show, want the twins to give you or your brand a shout-out? Contact them directly at contact.grapes@fubbzmedia.com

    Please see the show notes below for music selections, recipes, contacts, facts, and everything else from each episode segments, guests, and locations:


    Music:
    Thank you to the great artist that created these fantastic beats!
    Intros:
    Trap Hamza by Arulo
    Talk Breaks:
    Lil Sky Beat by Makaih Beats
    Come Over by Makaih Beats
    2020 Vision by Makaih Beats



    Fanning Out Moment:
    Nirvana Soul
    Website: nirvanasoulcoffee.com
    Owners: Be’Anka and Jeronica
    IG: nirvanasoulcoffee



    Sip & Serve:


    The Guiltini:


    The Guiltini is dangerously drinkable. Nevertheless, this is hands down one of our favorite cocktails.


    -Cocktail shaker
    -Add ice to the shaker
    -1oz of Starbuck cold brew
    -1oz Ketel One
    -½ of Kahlua
    -1oz Bailey
    -Shaker well
    -Pour into glass
    -Sprinkle of cinnamon


     Direction: 


    Grab your luxe cocktail shaker and add ice, Starbucks cold brew, Ketel One, Kahlua Rum, Baileys Irish Cream. Shake well, pour into a glass, and sprinkle cinnamon on top 



    Guilt Trip:
    Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection
    San Pedro, Belize
    IG: alaiabelize


    Hashtags we used in the show:
    #theguiltygrapes
    #melanatedgrapes


    Melanated Grapes is a FubbzMedia, LLC production. For more information about FubbzMedia productions and services, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at contact@fubbzmedia.com or visit us at www.fubbzmedia.com 

    • 22 min
    [TWIN STRUGGLES] Twin Time and a Bottle of Wine

    [TWIN STRUGGLES] Twin Time and a Bottle of Wine

    Welcome to Melanated Grapes, a podcast by The Guilty Grape, a wine-centered lifestyle brand created by Nichelle and Nicole Nichols. These twin somms from Chi-town know the wine industry like the notes from whatever is swirling around in their glasses, and they are ready to bring you into a world of good food, drinks, influencers, famous vineyards, and everything in between. Cheers!


    Please see the show notes below for music selections, recipes, contacts, facts, and everything else you didn't know you needed to complete this episode:


    Music:
    Thank you to the great artist that created these fantastic beats!
    Intros:
    Trap Hamza by Arulo
    Talk Breaks:
    Lil Sky Beat by Makaih Beats
    Come Over by Makaih Beats
    2020 Vision by Makaih Beats



    Fanning Out Moment:
    Law Roach 
    Image Architect
    Email: lawroach.com
    IG: luxurylaw



    Sip & Serve:


    Villa Breeze
    Need your favorite Guilty Grape cocktail glassAdd ice to the glass1.5oz Gin (Monkey)1oz Italicus (Italian Liqueur) ¾ oz Thyme Simple Syrup ¾ oz Orange Juice ¾ Lemon JuiceTop with Prosecco

    Directions:
    Choose a fabulous cocktail glass preferably ( guilty grape stemware), add ice, add gin, Italicus, thyme, simple syrup, orange juice, lemon juice, and finally, top with Prosecco.


    Guilt Trip:


    Billy Can Can is a saloon-style dining experience in Victory Park, Dallas, TX.
    IG: billycancansaloon
    Website: billycancan.com

    • 22 min
    [WINE OUT] Say YASSS To The Full Bottle

    [WINE OUT] Say YASSS To The Full Bottle

    The twins are cuttin' up in this episode! Nichelle and Nicole, with wine in glass, bring you all the excellent laughter, good times, and good wine reviews! Did someone say Yes Way Rose'?

    Fanning Out Moment:


    Leza Label


    Website: lezalabel.com


    Owners: Ashley Wzyard and Tiffany Lumpkin


    IG: @lezalabel


    Wine Reviewed: Yes Way Rosè



    https://yeswayrose.com



    -Dry Wine


    -Fruity and refreshing with nice acidity 


    -Notes of juicy strawberries, citrus,  and stone fruit



    Welcome to Melanated Grapes, a podcast by The Guilty Grape, a wine-centered lifestyle brand created by Nichelle and Nicole Nichols. These twin somms from Chi-town know the wine industry like the notes from whatever is swirling around in their glasses, and they are ready to bring you into a world of good food, drinks, influencers, famous vineyards, and everything in between. Cheers!

    We mentioned that all who download Episode 3, leave a review on Goodpods and ApplePodcasts will have a chance to walk away with a guilty prize from the twins!

    Fan of the show or have ideas for the next episode -- reach out to the twins and share your thoughts directly at contact.grapes@fubbzmedia.com.

    The twins, Nichelle and Nicole, have great news, they just received Cosmopolitan Magazine's Most Giftable Wine Award 2021 for this holiday season.

    Please see the show notes below for music selections, recipes, contacts, facts, and everything else from each episode, segments, guests, and locations:

    Music:
    Thank you to the great artist that created these fantastic beats!
    Intros:
    Trap Hamza by Arulo
    Talk Breaks:
    Lil Sky Beat by Makaih Beats
    Come Over by Makaih Beats
    2020 Vision by Makaih Beats


    For more information on FubbzMedia, LLC. products, podcasts, and services reach out to us at contact@fubbzmedia.com

    • 15 min
    The Wine, The Vine, The Glass and The People Behind The Guilty Culture You Crave

    The Wine, The Vine, The Glass and The People Behind The Guilty Culture You Crave

    Welcome to Melanated Grapes, a podcast by The Guilty Grape, a wine-centered lifestyle brand created by Nichelle and Nicole Nichols. These twin somms from Chi-town know the wine industry like the notes from whatever is swirling around in their glasses, and they are ready to bring you into a world of good food, drinks, influencers, famous vineyards, and everything in between. Cheers!

    We mentioned that all who download Episode 3, leave a review on Goodpods and ApplePodcasts will have a chance to walk away with a guilty prize from the twins!

    For all further questions related to prize-winning eligibility and inquiries, leave a message at contact@fubbzmedia.com or contact.grapes@fubbzmedia.com.

    The twins, Nichelle and Nicole, have great news, they just received Cosmopolitan Magazine's Most Giftable Wine Award 2021 for this holiday season. See the link below.

    Cosmopolitan Magazine:

    https://bit.ly/2Z9Yvrj

    Please see the show notes below for music selections, recipes, contacts, facts, and everything else from each episode, segments, guests, and locations:

    Music:
    Thank you to the great artist that created these fantastic beats!
    Intros:
    Trap Hamza by Arulo
    Talk Breaks:
    Lil Sky Beat by Makaih Beats
    Come Over by Makaih Beats
    2020 Vision by Makaih Beats


    Fanning Out Moment:
    April Johnson and Sharon Cao 
    Web:
    www.happied.co

    (Unfortunately, in our episode, we mispronounced the name, Sharon Cao. We apologize! Sharon, we love you here at Melanated Grapes)
    IG:
    @happiedvirtual 

    Sip & Serve: 
    Boozy Tequila Coconut Lime Pops
    Ingredients:
    - 4 Tablespoons warm water
    -1 teaspoon light guava 
    -1 (15) Ounce canned coconut milk
    -3 lime zest and juice
    -1 Ounce Cointreau
    -5 Ounce Tequila Blanco 
    Recipe:
    First, add four tablespoons of warm water and one teaspoon of light guava to a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine until the agave melts.Next step, add one can (15) ounce coconut milk to a bowl/cylinder. Whisk to combine. Add the zest and juice of 3 limes, 1-ounce oz Cointreau, and 5 oz Tequila Blanca. Whisk to combine thoroughly.Have your popsicle mold ready, then pour the mix into the mold. Then place your popsicles in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours, after which, remove, and serve.Cheers!
    Guilt Trip:
    Whiskeys Dallas
    Location: Lounge 
    835 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas
    Website:
    www.whiskeysdallas.com 
    Our Favorites:
    IG: @yellowrosedistilling (Yellow Rose)
    IG: @smokewagonbourbon (Smoke Wagon)

    • 22 min
    The Vino Grind: Women in Wine and a Toast to The Guilty Grape Good Life

    The Vino Grind: Women in Wine and a Toast to The Guilty Grape Good Life

    Welcome to Melanated Grapes, a podcast by The Guilty Grape, a wine-centered lifestyle brand created by Nichelle and Nicole Nichols. These twin somms from Chi-town know the wine industry like the notes from whatever is swirling around in their glasses, and they are ready to bring you into a world of good food, drinks, influencers, famous vineyards, and everything in between. Cheers!

    The twins, Nichelle and Nicole, have great news, they just received Cosmopolitan Magazine's Most Giftable Wine Award 2021 for this holiday season. See the link below.

    Cosmopolitan Magazine:

    https://bit.ly/2Z9Yvrj
    Please see the show notes below for music selections, recipes, contacts, facts, and everything else from each episode segments, guests, and locations:
    Music:
    Thank you to the great artist that created these fantastic beats!
    Intros:
    Trap Hamza by Arulo
    Talk Breaks:
    Lil Sky Beat by Makaih Beats
    Come Over by Makaih Beats
    2020 Vision by Makaih Beats


    Fanning Out Moment: 
    Justin Hazelton (Liquid Alchemist)
    IG: @justindrinks


    Sip & Serve:  Episode Specialty Drink
    Nearest Sour:
    2 oz Uncle Nearest 1984
    1 oz Demerara Simple
    .75 oz Fresh Lemon 
    .75 oz Egg Whites
    1 oz TGG Cabernet Sauvignon
    2 Dashes of Bitters
    Directions:
    Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker without ice and shake. Next, add ice to the cocktail shaker, and shake again—strain liquid into a "rocks" glass and top with The Guilty Grape Cabernet Sauvignon. Finish with a dehydrated orange garnish.


    Guilt Trip:
    Location: Restaurant
    Leah and Louise
    Address:
    301 Camp Rd.
    Charlotte, NC 28206
    Website:
    www.leahandlouise.com
    IG: 
    @leah_and_louise

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

The Wright Mentality ,

Amazing!

I felt like I was right in the room with them! They kept me laughing and I enjoyed every moment of it! Lee grinding ladies!

ABest0416 ,

Get into the vibe!

This podcast is amazing! The twins make you feel like you are right in the room experiencing the vibe! Just ordered 4 bottles while listening so I can join with a glass for the next episode! Can’t wait for more content!

stellabellaash ,

Love them!!!

Just what we needed!