Video: Chanel Turner brings Fou-dré Vodka, Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival Back to D.C.

Chanel Turner is the woman behind Fou-dré Vodka and the Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival. I still can't believe this is the 4th annual festival! Every year, the BOWSF gets bigger and better, allowing attendees to sample a variety of black-owned alcohol while enjoying live music, Caribbean cuisine, seafood, desserts and more at Dock 5 in Washington D.C.

Along with my early meet-up with Chanel who is my sweetheart, this year, I had the opportunity to speak with other vendors as they shared their BOWSF experience and talk about their brands.

Watch the interviews below and hear from Yolanda Nelson as she describes the full-service event space and lodging accommodations she created just for you and your guests; Gwen Jackson discusses distribution; and Michelle Vessels wants to help you advertise on tv and radio.

Chanel sat down with me and shared the impact on vendors and guests. You don't want to miss this interview.

Yolanda Nelson provides full concierge service at The Nelson Manor, a luxury vacation rental property that is a home away from home. The Nelson Manor is the perfect location for an intimate gathering, small wedding ceremony, or a self-care retreat, complete with 5-star VIP treatment, patio, swimming pool and cottage. For more information, please visit and book our reservation.

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Liquid Distributors, LLC is a boutique wine and spirits wholesale distribution company. Boutique means Gwen Jackson's focus as the CEO is assisting smaller brands make a big impact in the industry. Gwen dropped many nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to anyone in any market who has a desire to get their products on shelves.

To contact Gwen Jackson, please visit

The Mistress of Ceremonies at the Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival was Urban 1 Marketing Executive Michelle Vessels. Ever wonder who to contact to advertise your brand on television and radio? Stop wondering. In this interview, she explains why you want to work with her in preparation to market your goods and services on TVOne and RadioOne.

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If you have ever been the Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival and I didn't get to see you in person, drop me a line so we can connect next year.

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