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Introducing Black Girl Magic Red Blend!

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Introducing Black Girl Magic Red Blend!

In honor of Black History Month (and all the #BlackGirlMagic that has been going on in Hollywood), we’re so excited to announce the release of McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Red Blend (find it online here). The Red Blend joins her Sister Black Girl Magic Riesling, the first in the collection, which we launched at Essence Festival in New Orleans in July 2018.

#BlackGirlMagic

Black Girl Magic Red Blend, from the Central Coast of California, is comprised of Merlot from Monterey (67%) and Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles (33%). The blend is fermented and matured in oak barrels for 18 months, which adds richness to this gorgeous garnet-colored blend with notes of tobacco and warm vanilla bean, complemented by notes of plum, raspberry, and blackberry. The rich Cabernet and luscious chocolate-cherry of Merlot makes this a wine you can’t help but adore!


Our Black Girl Magic Collection was inspired by the movement, #BlackGirlMagic, popularized by CaShawn Thompson in 2013 which was created to "celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women," this movement is also intended to commemorate black women on their accomplishments. Thompson refers to a speech made by Michelle Obama (Remarks by the First Lady at BET's "Black Girls Rock!" Event) when she explains that black women around the world persevering, despite adversity, motivated her to spread the concept of Black Girl Magic. In the hopes of counteracting the negativity society places on black women, Thompson created the social media hashtag and rallying cry "Black Girl Magic.” She is GOALS -- can we get an amen?!


Even though we are at the close of Black History Month, we know we continue to celebrate Black History anytime with Black Girl Magic Red Blend. Here are some ways to create your perfect wine experience!

  1. Solidify the menu.

    If you like to cook, try our BBQ Wings with Jerk Red Wine Sauce! If you want a break from the kitchen, order yourself some take-out. I’ve never met a pizza I couldn’t pair with wine...just sayin’ ;)

  2. Get mixing.

    Loosen your mixologist fingers and make a Black Girl Magic Red Blend cocktail. If you’re in the mood for a sweeter, citrusy tang, try the Queen Charlotte Punch. The Kitty Highball has a sharp snap of ginger that is cooled by the full flavors of the Black Girl Magic Red Blend. Of course, you can keep it simple and elegant with a glass (or 2, we’re not judging) of Black Girl Magic Red Blend. Make sure to give your wine room to breathe by filling your glass no more than halfway.

  3. Break it down.

    Hit play on our Black History Month Playlist so you can eat, drink, and dance the night away with your squad! Who run this muthaaaa (cue Beyoncé scream)!


Side note...


As a proud black-owned business, we’d be remiss not to mention the 2019 Oscars, since it was a historic night for people, especially women, of color. We’re particularly proud of Ruth Carter, who won for costume design for Black Panther. She is the first African-American woman to win in that category. Her award was made even more powerful by her acceptance speech in which she said, “Thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen.” We’re lifting a glass of our Black Girl Magic Red Blend in your honor, Ruth!

Last but certainly not least, after 34 years as an actress, we saw some major #BlackGirlMagic vibes shine through when Regina King won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk! SUCH a queen, if there ever was one.

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Mix-and-Match Quiche & Cocktail Pairing

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Mix-and-Match Quiche & Cocktail Pairing

We love local food & unique pairings, so we decided to share with you our method for concocting a mix-and-match Quiche and Cocktail pairing! Without further adieu...

Quiche Recipe | Local's Choice

Ingredients (serves 2-4)

  • 5 large farm fresh eggs

  • 3⁄4 cup whole milk

  • 1 9-inch pie crust

  • 4oz package of goat cheese (or other farm fresh cheese)

  • 2 cups of fresh spinach, kale or chard

  • Locally sourced meat if desired (bacon bits make a great garnish)

McBride Sisters tip: Support local! Shop at your local farmer’s market if possible and if you have the option, choose providers who use sustainable farming practices.

McBride Sisters tip: Support local! Shop at your local farmer’s market if possible and if you have the option, choose providers who use sustainable farming practices.

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Lightly beat eggs in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add greens and any additional ingredients you so choose (the best local produce options vary depending on your location!).

  4. Pour mixture into pie crust.

  5. Place quiche on cookie sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.

  6. Let cool slightly, add goat cheese and garnish.

Voila! We suggest pairing with the McBride Sisters "Rosy Sister" Rosé Cocktail! We may a little biased (since its our very own recipe!) but we love mixing it up on Mother's Day!

Hope you enjoy your Mix-and-Match Quiche & Cocktail Pairing!

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