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RECAP: 3rd Annual Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival


If you have been rocking with me from the beginning, then you already know I don't miss a Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival - not eva'. This year was no different, as I have been going and reporting every year since inception. The 3rd Annual Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival did not disappoint; every year the venue gets bigger and the assortment of alcoholic beverages created by Black Owned businesses grows wider as more of US are entering into the industry.

This year's vendors include:

  • FOU-DRE

  • KAY’S KANDI

  • PAPARAZZI

  • PARADISO

  • LOOK VODKA

  • ENJOIE

  • MARKELL-BANI

  • VINOSOREE

  • OYSTER NINJA

  • ZURENA LLC

  • HARLEM BREWING

  • SUGAR RIM BAR

  • SPICE

  • DEN OF THIEVES

  • BLACK CRYSTAL

  • CARIBBEAN FLAVA

  • BLUE HENRY LL

  • SHOE CRAZY WINE

  • TOCAR

  • UNCLE NEAREST INC

  • D'LISH DISH CATERING

  • DUNORD CRAFT SPIRITS

  • TCAPRI GOURMET TREATS LLC

  • MS. JO'S PETITE SWEETS

  • TALK OF DI TOWN 2 CATERING

  • HIDDEN SPIRITS COCKTAILS LTD

  • SANKOFA BEER COMPANY LLC

  • SMOKEY ROBINSON WINES

Click the video above to see more highlights from the

Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival

This packed event was held at Dock 5 in Washington, D.C. Attendees enjoyed reggae soul sessions performed by the Proverbs Band. Later, DJ MIM made sure the we broke out all our dance moves, playing the latest in R&B and Hip-Hop. Both returned from last year's event.

It is my pleasure to share my gallery of photos and video from the event. And of course, my one on one interview with the grand host of the BOWSF, CEO and creator of Fou-Drè Vodka, Chanel Turner - the youngest African American female to create her own brand of vodka.

If you were in the building and I missed you, drop me a line and let me know you were there too!

#blackownedwineandspiritsfestival #foudrevodka #chanelturner #WashingtonDC

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