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Andrea McBride
 
August 14, 2020 | Andrea McBride

Celebrating the Growth of Black Business

On June 3rd, we created a post on our Instagram in recognition of the #BuyBlack movement, with hopes that it would bring awareness to other Black-owned wineries much like ours! We are happy to say that you all shared this post far and wide (over 29,000 times), so much so that many of the wineries sold out and had to gear up for a full restock.

Being that August is Black Business Month, we want to continue the support of Black-owned wineries by expanding our initial list from 67 to over 130 companies that are either Black-owned, feature Black winemakers, or both! 

You can help us support Black-owned businesses around the world by sharing this blog post and letting us know about your business or a Black-owned business in your area!

  1. McBride Sisters Collection - Instagram
  2. Theopolis Vineyards - Instagram
  3. Zafa Wines - Instagram
  4. P. Harrell Wines - Instagram
  5. Jenny Dawn Cellars - Instagram
  6. Love Cork Screw - Instagram
  7. Stuyvesant Champagne - Instagram


     
  8. Browne Estate Napa Valley - Instagram 
  9. Aslina Wines by Ntsiki Biyela - Instagram
  10. La Féte du Rosé - Instagram
  11. Bodkin Wines  - Instagram
  12. Abbey Creek Vineyard - Instagram
  13. D Wade Cellars - Instagram


     
  14. Flo Wine - Instagram
  15. Amour Geneve - Instagram
  16. Vision Cellars - Facebook
  17. Armand De Brignac by Jay-Z and Beyoncé - Instagram
  18. Domaine Curry - Instagram
  19. Cheurlin Vineyards - Instagram
  20. Lyons Wine - Instagram


     
  21. LVE Wines by John Legend - Instagram
  22. L'Tonya Renee Red Blend  -  Instagram
  23. Marie Cesaire - Instagram
  24. Serendipity Wines - Instagram
  25. Shoe Crazy Wine - Instagram
  26. Frichette Winery - Instagram
  27. Silkbush Mountain Vineyards - Instagram
  28. Simply Love Wines - Instagram
  29. Sip and Share Wines - Instagram


     
  30. Darjean Jones - Instagram
  31. Sosabe Cellars - Instagram
  32. Virgo Cellars - Facebook
  33. Maarkell-Bani Fine Wines - Instagram
  34. J Moss Wines -  Instagram
  35. Kumusha Wines - Instagram
  36. Ole Orleans Wine - Instagram
  37. Longevity Wines - Instagram
  38. Enat Winery - Instagram
  39. Free Range Flower Winery - Instagram
  40. Indigene Cellars - Instagram
  41. Stover Oaks  - Instagram
  42. Tympany Vineyards
  43. Frog Crest Vineyards - Instagram
  44. Corner 103 - Instagram
  45. Taste Collection Cellars - Instagram


     
  46. Charles Wine Company - Instagram
  47. Marbue Marke Wines -  Instagram
  48. Earl Stevens Selection - Instagram
  49. Myx Fusions by Nicki Minaj  - Instagram
  50. M'Hudi -  Instagram
  51. Nyarai Cellars - Instagram
  52. Okapi Vineyards - Instagram
  53. Charles Woodson Wines - Instagram
  54. Vina Sympatica - Instagram
  55. L'Object Noir - Facebook
  56. Edelheiss Wines - Instagram
  57. Esrever Wines - Instagram
  58. The True Wine Connoisseurs by Sadat X & Will Tell
  59. Seven Sisters - Instagram
  60. Mukamii - Instagram


     
  61. Mosi Wines - Instagram
  62. Wachira Wines - Instagram
  63. House of Mandela - Instagram
  64. Bee D’Vine - Instagram
  65. Thomas T Thomas Vineyard - Instagram
  66. Bass Note Sangria - Instagram
  67. Davidson Wine Co - Instagram
  68. Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery - Instagram
  69. Chateau Le Lous Gris - Instagram
  70. Sapiens Beverage - Instagram
  71. Stoney Wines - Instagram
  72. The Collection Cellars - Instagram
  73. Wifey Brands - Instagram
  74. Women in Wine - Facebook


     
  75. K Rose Wine - Instagram
  76. Stoudemire Wines - Instagram
  77. Ses' Fikile Wines - Instagram
  78. Lathitha Wines - Facebook
  79. Thandi Wine - Instagram


     
  80. Adama Wines - Instagram
  81. Bayede - Instagram
  82. Imvula Wine - Instagram
  83. House of BNG - Instagram
  84. House of La Ricmal
  85. Amelie Wine
  86. Botebo Wines - Instagram
  87. Cape Dreams - Instagram
  88. Saarloos & Sons - Instagram
  89. Compagniesdrift - Instagram
  90. Carmen Stevens Wines - Instagram
  91. De Ladegourdie Wines
  92. Delisa Wines - Facebook


     
  93. Doornkraal Wines - Instagram
  94. Dorrance
  95. Earth Bound - Instagram
  96. Enaleni Vineyards
  97. Epicurean Wine - Instagram
  98. Fairvalley - Facebook
  99. Inkosi Wines - Instagram


     
  100. J9 Wines - Instagram
  101. Jan Harmsga - Instagram
  102. KABB Wines / Mountain Breeze
  103. Koni Wines - Instagram
  104. Koopmanskloof - Facebook
  105. La Ric Mal - Facebook
  106. Land of Hope
  107. Libby's Pride
  108. Magna Carta Wines - Instagram
  109. Oakfields Wines
  110. Opus Wines
  111. PaardenKloof - Instagram
  112. Paul Roos Wine
  113. Poker Hill Vineyard
  114. Sena Wine
  115. Siwea Wines
  116. Sizanani Wines
  117. Solms-Delta
  118. Son of Soil Wines
  119. Stellar Winery -  Instagram
  120. Stellenrust - Instagram
  121. Tesselaardal Wines - Instagram

       
     
  122. The Bridge of Hope Wines - Instagram
  123. Thembi & Co Wines - Facebook
  124. The Township Winery - Facebook
  125. Thokozani
  126. Truevines Wines - Instagram
  127. Tumbaga Fine Wines
  128. Five's Reserve

Companies that support Black Drinks Professionals:

  1. Association of African American Vintners - Instagram
  2. Black Bourbon Society - Instagram
  3. Black Food Folks - Instagram
  4. Black Girls Drink
  5. Black Vines - Instagram 
  6. Black Wine Professionals 
  7. Causing a Stir - Instagram
  8. Diversity in Wine & Spirits - Instagram
  9. Hue Society - Instagram
  10. Radical Xchange - Instagram
  11. Urban Connoisseurs -  Instagram
  12. Urban Wine Collective
Time Posted: Aug 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Andrea McBride
 
April 12, 2020 | Andrea McBride

Spring Essentials: Practicing Self-Care With Wine

Ok, we can all admit this spring is definitely not “business as usual.” Most of us are stuck at home S.I.P. (sheltered in place), which is especially hard during this Easter/Passover week, a time normally celebrated with our families. If you’re like us, you’re looking for all the positive energy you can find in this world of scary COVID-19 news. 

For the first week or so, Robin and I read ALL the articles that popped up in our notifications and religiously watched the news for updates on the virus. We were STRESSED. However, after a FaceTime session, we realized that we’d been working so hard with events and travel, and for real––we were a little worn out. While we continue to work hard during S.I.P., now is a great time to focus a little more on taking care of ourselves and getting back in touch with the things we love, like hanging out with our families, cooking, catching up on movies and shows, and listening to music, to help us feel more calm and relaxed.

McBride Sisters in the vineyard McBride Sisters Collections

Like so many of us, Robin and I are not good at making time for ourselves––we always feel like there’s something we should be doing to stay busy––but caring for ourselves, especially during stressful times, helps clear our minds. So, we wanted to share some fun activities you can do, paired with our favorite wines for spring, to bring a little fun into a tough situation! 

Rosé All Day!

Rosé is perfect for spring, and it’s even better when enjoyed with your girlfriends. Fragrant orange blossom and tart raspberries make our Black Girl Magic California Rosé an excellent wine to sip on with your girls this season. 

Although you can’t see them in person right now (shoutout to #SocialDistancing), you can meet up at the club! #ClubQuarantine, that is. Our favorite DJ, D-Nice, has been live on Instagram spinning the songs that make EVERYBODY move. Grab your girls and jump in––it’s just like being at the club back in the day but you don’t even have to get dressed!

Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay

Ok, truth? We haven’t had much time to read. But, I’ve got a plan to chill with some smooth R&B and a few books that I’ve been dying to read. Robin and I like to read books written by strong women who write honestly about their lives and learnings. A lot of humor and maybe even a little spilling of tea along the way and we are IN. On our list right now? “More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)” by the fabulous Elaine Welteroth, “We’re Going to Need More Wine” by the smart and gorgeous Gabrielle Union-Wadeand “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” by truth-telling Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Let us know your favorite reads in the comments! 

The perfect companion to great music and an excellent book is, of course, Chardonnay! Try our elegant and crisp Central Coast California Chardonnay. With notes of juicy pineapple and zesty citrus––it’s perfect with this delicious Grilled/ Smoked Salmon recipe featured in the latest blog from our good friend Mark Phillips at Southern Temptation.

smoked salmon with asparagus white wine dish McBride Sisters Collection

Sauvignon Blanc and Downward Dog?

Yoga and wine are known to be two of the best ways to relax. If you’re craving some good yoga and maybe even a little side of meditation, check out the awesome sessions hosted by Faith Hunter or join in on the FREE classes CorePower is offering on their YouTube channel. 

Afterward, sip on a glass of our Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon BlancFor a snack, pair it with these Prosciutto, Brie and Mango Crostini Bites we love from Ayesha Curry.

Prosciutto, Brie and Mango Crostini Bites with your Sauvignon Blanc McBride Sisters Collections

Red Blend and Chill

And finally, now is the perfect time to binge a TV series or watch some movies! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Uncorked on Netflix––a fantastic family drama centered around our favorite thing: Wine!

For a relaxing movie night, all you need is a smooth red wine, some PJ’s and a cozy seat.

Hungry? Skip the popcorn and go all out with some BBQ! Treat yo’ self to one of our favorite recipes: McBride Sisters Family Chocolate & Jalapeño Short RibsEnjoy it with our Central Coast California Red Blend. With its leathery notes of tobacco, flavors of juicy plum, cherry, and blackberry, and a hint of peppery spice, you’ll be ready for a dope night in!

Red Blend with wine glass McBride Sisters Collections

Order our wines now in our Online Wine Shop to stock up on these spring essentials!


Happy Easter and Passover to you all!  Wash your hands and be well.

XO, 

Andréa

Time Posted: Apr 12, 2020 at 1:03 PM
Andrea McBride
 
March 28, 2019 | Andrea McBride

Tightrope Walking: SHE CAN Push the Limit

Napa Vineyard

This month, we officially introduced SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé into the McBride Sisters Wines family. After all, 2019 is the year SHE CAN be empowered!

2018 SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc hails from Marlborough, New Zealand. As you may know, while Robin grew up in Monterey, California, my family is from Marlborough, New Zealand.  It was there that my passion for wine was ignited, and as the ol’ saying goes, the rest is history! Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region due to its sunny and dry climate comprised of almost 50,000 acres of vines—a winemaker’s dream!

Andrea McBride in New Zealand

Me around the age of 5 tightrope walking in Blenheim in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough. I’ve been pushing boundaries since I was a kid!

Our wines originate from New Zealand and California because we trust these regions to produce the highest quality of grapes, and it also happens to be the places we grew up. Trust between a vintner and grape is crucial. Marlborough’s world-class grapes are carefully cultivated and grown in a mountain-protected, sea breeze-cooled sub-regions. The Awatere Valley, south of the Wairau Valley, is a little cooler and known for its unique flavors of gooseberry and racy green apples, while the Wairau Valley produces Sauvignon Blanc grapes that are exotically tropical. SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc is comprised of fruit from both these regions and, when combined, give us a flavor profile of: kiwi, passion fruit, and white fig. It can’t be argued that this is the perfect palette for the beginning of spring! All we need now are snacks to go with SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc.

Aerial view of Marlborough.

 

Put Your Chef's Hat On...

Try our Brie on a Crostini with Prosciutto Cranberry & Balsamic Glaze recipe, which pairs wonderfully with SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc and makes for a simple but elegant appetizer.

If you’re in the mood for a light, savory protein sweetened by tomatoes, try the Tomato and Cilantro Marinated Chicken Shashlik. The fresh tang from cilantro balances SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc’s tropical flavor. It also makes for a great spring snack to nibble on while lounging on the back deck with a SHE CAN in hand. Wine and food… there isn’t a better combo.

Tomato and Cilantro Marinated Chicken Shashlik

Tomato and Cilantro Marinated Chicken Shashlik (via Food & Wine)

Makes 8 skewers.

Total time: 40 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large plum tomatoes, coarsely grated on a box grater
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup pure olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • vegetable oil for brushing
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and cilantro in a large bowl. Then, coat the chicken evenly. Leave the coated skewers in the fridge overnight.
  2. Lightly brush the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the skewers on a heated grill and cook for about 15 minutes.

Crack a couple cooled cans of SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc and kick back with your gals.

This month, SHE CAN Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé are coming to shelves near you! Stay tuned for updates on our newest collection of exquisite, easy-drinking wine.


** The McBride Sisters SHE CAN Professional Development Fund will be accepting scholarship applications beginning on April 1st, 2019. **

XOXO Robin + Andrea

Time Posted: Mar 28, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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