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The Swirl Suite is a wine podcast led by 4 black women in the wine industry. Join Sarita, Tanisha, Leslie and Glynis as they highlight what is involved in working in the wine industry and living in wine. Whether you are a novice or expert, we invite you to come taste the wine life with us. The Swirl Suite has sipped with industry icons such as winemaker Andre Mack of Mouton Noir and wine importer, Selena Cuffe of Heritage Link Brands. Some of The Swirl Suite topics include “Wine Fraud”, “Kosher Wines” and “Wine After Dark.” Follow us @SwirlSuite: Sarita @VineMeUp Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass Glynis @Vino_Noire Leslie @Vino301Wine www.swirlsuite.com #Wine #WineEducation #WineNerds #BlackGirlMagic #WineBusiness #Spirits #Beer #Cocktails #Podcast #Video
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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The Swirl Suite is a wine podcast led by 4 black women in the wine industry. Join Sarita, Tanisha, Leslie and Glynis as they highlight what is involved in working in the wine industry and living in wine. Whether you are a novice or expert, we invite you to come taste the wine life with us. The Swirl Suite has sipped with industry icons such as winemaker Andre Mack of Mouton Noir and wine importer, Selena Cuffe of Heritage Link Brands. Some of The Swirl Suite topics include “Wine Fraud”, “Kosher Wines” and “Wine After Dark.” Follow us @SwirlSuite: Sarita @VineMeUp Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass Glynis @Vino_Noire Leslie @Vino301Wine www.swirlsuite.com #Wine #WineEducation #WineNerds #BlackGirlMagic #WineBusiness #Spirits #Beer #Cocktails #Podcast #Video
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    Rosé Throwback

    Rosé Throwback

    Its National Rosé Day!
    Enjoy this 2016 episode, where we dive into different styles of rosé, producers and trends.
    You can also watch this full episode on our YouTube channel.

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    • 56 min
    COVID Convo w Dr. Nadeen White

    COVID Convo w Dr. Nadeen White

    Dr. Nadeen White is a "Travel Blogger by Day, Physician by Night". She has over 20 years of experience practicing medicine & over 8 years of experience as a travel content creator. Her award-winning travel blog-The Sophisticated Life-covers affordable luxury travel, food & wine as well as health and medical topics related to travel. Nadeen is an O, The Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador, a Board Member of the Black Travel Alliance & holds a WSET Level 2 wine certification. In addition, Dr. Nadeen White has appeared on CNN, is a sought-after speaker, and an Amazon bestselling author for her series of travel E-Books.
    Follow Dr Nadeen:
    https://www.instagram.com/thesophislife/
    https://thesophisticatedlife.com/
    https://twitter.com/thesophislife
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    www.swirlsuite.com 
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
    Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass
    Leslie @Vino301
    Lip Bar
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    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Hispanics In Wine

    Hispanics In Wine

    Cofounders Maria Calvert and Lydia Richards met while working in wine public relations at Colangelo & Partners, a well-known agency with offices in New York and California. Calvert, a native of Quito, Ecuador, is currently working as an independent Public Relations Consultant with a focus on startup and established brands in wine and food, while Richards, who hails from Panama, recently started a job as PR Manager at Taub Family Companies: Palm Bay International and Taub Family Selections. 
    At this time Hispanics in Wine has more than 30 members and is prepared to grow as word spreads within the wine and hospitality industries. Hispanics in Wine aims to encourage and connect people from diverse backgrounds to pursue their career path in the industry through the organization. It also intends to help wine brands and companies cater to the Latinx population in the U.S., whose buying power is forecasted to top $1.9 trillion by 2023.
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    https://www.instagram.com/vinoconcierge/
    https://www.instagram.com/mariarcalvert/
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
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    Lip Bar
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    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 52 min
    Janelle of Burger & Wines

    Janelle of Burger & Wines

    An obsession with stories took Janelle from the corner of her grandmother’s couch, buried in a book to newspaper staffs around the country. After graduating from Hampton University in 2004, Janelle covered local government in Chillicothe, Ohio, Shreveport, La. and Roanoke, Va. Eventually Janelle discovered wine and began pairing local food with whatever she was sipping on.
    In 2021, the #BlackWinestoryMonth IG Tour, where 28 black wine professionals told their origin story that led them to wine.
    Follow Janelle:
    https://www.instagram.com/burgerandwines/
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
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    Leslie @Vino301
    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    California Sparklers

    California Sparklers

    This week on the Swirl Suite, we catch up and taste through 2 California sparkling wines.
    Decoy
    https://www.decoywines.com/product/decoy-brut-cuvee-sparkling-wine-release20
    Sea Smoke
    https://www.seasmoke.com/#wines
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
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    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 1 hr
    Derrick C. Westbrook

    Derrick C. Westbrook

    Before turning 30, Westbrook became the Cellar Manager of Alinea Group’s NEXT restaurant, and the Beverage Director of the Michelin-starred, Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago. The sommelier was later recognized for his professional contributions by Wine Enthusiast magazine as a 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, becoming the first African-American in the wine industry to grace the publication’s cover.
    Today, Westbrook continues to break barriers in the wine industry while bridging the gap between spirits and culture, through curated dinners and experiential wine tastings. His signature event series, Samples & Samples pairs select wines with music from various genres, creating a unique, sensory experience for attendees. Westbrook has toured nationally, bringing Samples & Samples to City Winery locations across the U.S. with multiple sold out shows.
    Westbrook has also hosted private events for major brands and corporations, including a fragrance and wine pairing for Chanel, and a custom Samples & Samples experience for Hilton with critically acclaimed musician Sharon Van Etten. In an effort to combat the lack of diversity in the wine industry, he shared his story at Twitter’s “Many Shades of Wine” panel event in New York.
    Follow Derrick:
    https://www.instagram.com/derrickcwestbrook/
    https://www.derrickcwestbrook.com/
    Emeritus Winery
    https://www.emeritusvineyards.com/
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
    Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass
    Leslie @Vino301
    Glynis @Vino_Noire
    Lip Bar
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    • 55 min

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4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Oenophiles Unite!!

This IS the podcast for the vino-inclined.

—Innkeeper Freddie

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Always timely info

This podcast always keeps us in the know! From current events to fun facts, I really learn a lot when I listen. And they all have great personalities!

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Fun Times with Women Who Wine

I’ve been a fan of this podcast for a year! Listening feels like I am hanging out with my girlfriends! Cheers

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