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Black-Owned Wine & Spirits Festival Announces 2017 Festival Date

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Washington, DC – The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival 2nd Annual event will take place in Washington, DC on September 30, 2017 at The Showroom DC. This new and dynamic event space featuring an industrial chic warehouse space and rooftop with breathtaking views of our Nation’s Capital will be the backdrop for a day of industry networking, consumer education, sipping, noshing, shopping, and more.

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Chanel Turner, owner of FOU-DRÉ Vodka

The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival is produced by the first and only African American woman to own her own Vodka company (FOU-DRÉ Vodka) Chanel Turner who’s turned her company into a global brand with international & spirits

In its inaugural year, the sold-out festival featured a full day of events, introduced new brands to the market, and received substantial media coverage and positive feedback from patrons. This year the Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival once again plans to sell out to over 1500 attendees and provide an educational, delicious and unique food and beverage experience as well as open the doors to new opportunities for vendors and festival partners.

The call for sponsors, winemakers, brewers, distillers, importers and distributors is now open. Retail vendors offering specialty goods, gourmet foods, bar and kitchen ware, and other products and services are also welcome.

The festival brings together minority winemakers, distillers, brewers and distributors such as Chanel, in an educational, networking and consumer facing environment to promote commerce and brand awareness. The festival is a farmer’s market style event where over 40 craft wine, beer and spirit companies as well as specialty foods and goods companies set up, offer substantial tastes and samples and sell their products. Live music performances, dancing, VIP experiences, delicious educational activities, shopping and more are also featured throughout the day.

wine & spiritsThe goal of the festival is to introduce brands to new opportunities in businesses and enhanced consumer outreach by providing a canvas for creative, experiential branding to a dedicated audience. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival strives to ignite a movement towards widespread support of these unique small-batch brands. The event is comprised of three major components; industry networking, brand exposure and consumer education.

The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival not only celebrates the bounty of craft wine, spiri

ts, and beer found in this unique category of producers but facilitates long-lasting business relationships designed to propel the overall success of participating brands and companies and the Black Owned Wine and Spirits industry as whole. Industry-only networking opportunities and events allow vendors and sponsors priceless face time with one another and present a unique opportunity for business and brand education to bartenders, beverage directors, producers, retailers, distributors and more.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now via the link below.

Who: The Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival
When: September 30, 2017
Where: The Showroom DC (Washington, DC)
What: Festival highlighting craft wine, beer, and spirits from minority owned companies

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About The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival

The Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival was created to fill a niche and provide new opportunity for a unique category of producers. Never before has there been an opportunity where African-American owned Spirit, Wine, and Beer brands have been unified in one place for a single common ground. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival lays foundations of commerce and education that inspires and propels the widespread support of Black owned Spirits, Wine and Beer.

About Chanel Turner and FOU-DRÉ Vodka
Chanel Turner is the first and only African American woman to ever own a Vodka company. Founded in 2009, FOU-DRÉ vodka is a premium, infused vodka made with lime, pomegranate, ginger and kiwi. The award winning, five-times distilled vodka is made with a unique patented distilling process called TerrePure technology out of N. Charleston, South Carolina. FOU-DRÉ is globally distributed and unique in design. Resembling a lightning bolt, the bottle is manufactured in France and the design itself has also won numerous awards. The design concept hails from the meaning of FOU-DRÉ; the French word for lightning. FOU-DRÉ retails at around $44 a bottle.


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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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