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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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McBride Sisters Mother's Day Punch

McBride Sisters Mother's Day Punch

Because we can't get enough of celebrating the ladies we love, we've created a Mother's Day Punch to keep the party going! Check here for our store locator to find the nearest place to pick up a few bottles of McBride Sisters Brut Rosé for the perfect punch.  Cheers!

McBride Sisters Collection Mother’s Day Punch

Ingredients:

1 Bottle McBride Sisters Brut Rosé

1 Cup vodka

1 Cup cranberry juice

2 Cups frozen cranberries

1 Orange

Directions:

Pour chilled McBride Sisters Brut Rosé, vodka, cranberry juice into pitcher and stir

Throw in frozen cranberries (Kobe!)

Glass rim:

Put sugar in a bowl

Slice the orange, and rim the glass with the slices

Dip rim of glass in sugar and garnish with the orange slice

Cheers! – Robin and Andréa

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McBride Sisters Mother's "Yay" Cocktail!

McBride Sisters Mother's Day cocktail

In honor of our cherished mothers, daughters, Sisters, aunties, girlfriends and the ladies that we love the most, we have created a signature celebratory cocktail that will bring life to your gathering. Yay! To find a retailer near you to pick up some bottles of McBride Sisters Collection Brut Rosé check our wine locator for stores.  Cheers!

Ingredients:

2 Ounces McBride Sisters Collection Brut Rosé

1 Ounce gin

½ Ounce cranberry juice

1 Sugar cube

Preparation:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake gin and cranberry juice

Strain into chilled flute or cocktail coupe

Top with McBride Sisters Collection Brut Rosé

Drop single sugar cube into the bottom of the glass

Garnish with lemon twist

Cheers! –  Robin and Andréa McBride

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6 Tantalizing Wine Terms & Definitions

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6 Tantalizing Wine Terms & Definitions

Ever wonder what the terms used in wine tasting notes actually mean? Can knowing Wine slang actually help you make better buying decisions or is it just a sugar coated marketing ploy? Read on for our take on 6 Tantalizing Wine Terms & Definitions! 

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6 Common Myths About Wine

Truvée Red Blend

Truvée Red Blend

Does expensive mean better? I heard that sweet wines are for rookies? With so many common misconceptions going around, it’s hard to decipher between fact and fiction these days. Because unquestioned truths can hinder a person from exploring a world of new wines, let’s take a moment to debunk some of these ridiculous myths.

1. Starting with; Blended Wines Are Not As Good As Non-Blended Wines. Well, we can certainly tell you first-hand that this one is definitely a myth. Sure the obvious choice for most people is to go with a single grape wine, but there are Blends that are just as exciting. Some people prefer a mix of their favorite wines as opposed to drinking one on its own. Blends are definitely worth exploring. Try our Truvée Red Blend, a mixture of Grenache, Syrah, Merlot and Zinfandel, and see just what we mean.

Opus One is an example of another Red Blend 

Opus One is an example of another Red Blend 

2. Another common misconception is that Expensive Wines Are Better Wines. Truth is, the price of wine is influenced by many factors other than quality, such as location, image, supply and demand, just to name a few. Besides, everyone has a different palate, so go for what YOU like.

3. Sweet Wines Are For Beginners, Not Educated Palates. Actually, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Some of the greatest wines in the world are sweet, flavorful and ageworthy, and appeal to a large majority of seasoned drinkers.

4. Did you know that Only Red Wine Has Health Benefits? No? Good, because this one isn’t true either. Although red wine does have more health benefits, mainly due to the antioxidants and phytochemicals in the grape skins, both red and white wines are linked to a decrease in heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

5. You should always Serve Red Wine at Room Temperature. Well, this really depends on what room temperature is. Most red wine is best served between 57-65ºF (14-18°C) depending on grape variety.

6. And the last misconception on our list is that Wine Sealed With a Cork Is Better than wine sealed with a screw cap. Actually, screwcapped wines age just as well as corked wines, but the reason so many wineries have yet to make the transition is simply because they’re concerned with their wine being perceived as cheap.

Missed any myths you’d like to debunk? Let us know … Sound off.

Robin + Andrea

 

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