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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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    • 4.8 • 13 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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    Alicia & Mari of Coco Noir

    Alicia & Mari of Coco Noir

    On this episode of The Swirl Suite, we talk to Alicia and Mari of Coco Noir. Within a month of launching their Wefunder campaign in anticipation of opening Oakland’s first Black-owned woman wine shop to be located downtown, Alicia Kidd and Mari Kemp are realizing the importance of building a community space for wine lovers of diverse cultures and knowledge levels.CoCo Noir WineShop & Bar is slated to open during the first quarter of 2021at 13th and Webster and will focus on BIPOC and women-owned brands paired with a curated menu of small bites by local Black chefs. Kidd and Kemp are planning to launch their vision for CoCo Noir after years of experience in business and the wine industry and seeing a need to expand the wine narratives and representation when it came to BIPOC and women producers.
    Coco Noir
    https://www.coconoirwine.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/coconoirwineshop/
    Alicia
    https://www.instagram.com/thewinenoire/
    Mari
    https://www.instagram.com/marikemp1/
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
    Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass
    Leslie @Vino301
    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 51 min
    Wine, Pet Rats, & Politics w Justin

    Wine, Pet Rats, & Politics w Justin

    On this episode of The Swirl Suite, we chat with young winemaker & DC native, Justin Trabue.
    4th generation native of Washington, DC, Justin moved to California in 2013. Named after the iconic Justin Isosceles, wine was always in her future. Justin has had the opportunity to study abroad in Adelaide, Australia and after turning 21 Justin decided to begin working with Lumen wines under the Cal Poly Wine Internship program. She has worked her way up to Assistant Winemaker after spending a sabbatical In Hawkes Bay, NZ at Pask Winery. You can also find her at Ancient Peaks Winery where she is Hospitality Supervisor. When she is not in the cellar you can find her in the kitchen, watching scary films, or chatting over a glass of wine. 
    Follow Justin:
    https://www.instagram.com/jmedici320/
    https://www.instagram.com/lumenwines/
    The Wine Concierge Club
    https://www.instagram.com/thewineconciergeclub/
    https://thewineconcierge.co/
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    @SwirlSuite
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
    Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass
    Leslie @Vino301
    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 48 min
    Ladies of Philosophy

    Ladies of Philosophy

    This week on the Swirl Suite, we chat with the ladies behind the first black female owned winery, Philosophy Winery. This winery was 7 years in the making. Kimberly, the winemaker, had volunteered at a collection of wine festivals and spent a number of years working at Old Westminster. Denise, the sommelier, found her love for wine through cognac. These 2 have been been friends for 15 years and decided they would make excellent business partners. After one discussion, Philosophy Winery was created.
    https://philosophywinery.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/philosophywinery/
    https://www.facebook.com/philosophywinery/
    Black Business Shout Out:
    https://www.hairandspace.com/salon-details
    https://offtheroxwine.com/
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    @SwirlSuite
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
    Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass
    Leslie @Vino301
    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 52 min
    Marcy Gordon

    Marcy Gordon

    This week on The Swirl Suite, we chat with friend, Marcy Gordon. Marcy Gordon is a freelance wine and travel writer. She received her degree in Journalism from the University of Florida. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Wine Enthusiast, Forbes Travel Guide, and San Francisco Chronicle. She was a fellow at the 2017 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers
    She is the Founder and Executive Director of Writing Between the Vines, a literary arts program that provides writers with one-week writing retreats on vineyard estates. Her blog Come for the Wine was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Wine Blogs in 2015.
    Prior to her freelance writing career she worked in consumer marketing for many years and was part of the team that launched Travelocity and OpenTable, serving as Director of Marketing and Vice President of Marketing.
    Follow Marcy:
    https://www.marcygordon.com/
    https://www.writingbetweenthevines.org/
    Marcy's Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wine-road-the-wine-when-and-where-of-northern-sonoma-county/id1118810500?mt=2
    Wilma's Batter
    https://www.sincerelywilma.com/
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    @SwirlSuite
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
    Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass
    Leslie @Vino301
    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Sparkling Wine

    Sparkling Wine

    This week on the Swirl Suite, the whole gang is back and bubbles are on the brain. We taste through a few bottles of sparkling wine from distributor, Vineyard Brands and describe what we love. Glynis also gives us a review of her new Peloton bike. Towards the end of the show, we give our candid thoughts on the debate.
    Check Out Vineyard Brands:
    http://www.vineyardbrands.com
    https://www.instagram.com/vineyardbrands/#
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
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    Leslie @Vino301
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Kat The Corkscrew Concierge

    Kat The Corkscrew Concierge

    Katrina is a corporate tax lawyer who also is a Certified Specialist of Wine and has earned her Wine and Spirits Trust Level 3 Award in Wines passing with Merit. For years she’d always thought of writing about wine, travel, and other things she loves but always put it off. And she admits she wasn’t very technologically savvy and with the exception of a couple of social networking sites. Still, she’d happily send friends and family full itineraries for trips they were taking. She would get requests asking about wineries that excelled in a specific grape, how to tackle a large European city and get in all the must-see sights, or where to eat for a few days in New Orleans – the full gamut. Even when she hadn’t been somewhere or experienced it, she would gladly research it for them. She is a lawyer and a good part of her job entails research so she is actually pretty good at it. And besides, it was just something she enjoyed doing. Kat launched https://thecorkscrewconcierge.com/ in 2016.
    Follow Kat
    https://www.instagram.com/thecorkscrewconcierge/
    https://thecorkscrewconcierge.com/
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    Sarita @VineMeUp
    Tanisha @GirlMeetsGlass
    Leslie @Vino301
    Glynis @Vino_Noire
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    • 35 min

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