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Sydel Curry-Lee And Ayesha Curry's Wine Brand Acquired By Napa Valley Company Constellation Brands

It’s no secret that Ayesha Curry is multi-faceted. The Canada native has a series of entrepreneurial efforts, including restaurants and cookware, a subscription box, and real estate ventures. In 2018, Ayesha Curry partnered with her sister-in-law Sydel Curry-Lee to launch their wine brand, Domaine Curry. Based on reports, the celebrity-backed brand sold its wine to Constellation Brands for an undisclosed amount.

Jun 27, 2023

James Harden Makes His Entrance Into The Wine Industry With His First Label

James Harden is making a grand entrance into the wine space. View this post on Instagram A post shared by James Harden (@jharden13)

Jul 20, 2022

Carmelo Anthony Launches Global Wine Estate Brand With An Aim To Break Barriers For Winemakers Of Color

Carmelo Anthony has turned his passion for wine into a full-on business endeavor. The NBA star and wine connoisseur announced the launch of a global wine estate brand, VII(N) – The Seventh Estate, according to Haute Living.

Jun 3, 2022

Abbey Creeks' Bertony Faustin Talks Being Oregon's First Black Winemaker: People Would 'Be Surprised That I Was The Owner'

According to the United States Census Bureau, only 2.2 percent of Oregon’s residents are Black. With such small representation, it is even more important for Black people to have spaces of community and safety. Bertony Faustin has one of the spaces as Oregon’s first Black winemaker.

May 20, 2022

NBA Legend Tony Parker Joins The Star-Studded Lineup In The Luxury Wine Industry

The NBA’s household names are continuing to be seasoned basketball players turned aspiring wine connoisseurs. Essence reports that Tony Parker is next up to enter into the wine industry. The former San Antonio Spurs superstar is now taking his talents to working with French businessman Michel Reybier, who’s companies are known for being driven by luxury and hospitality. Tony Parker, a former NBA Finals MVP, looks to become a champion in the wine industry as well. “We both share a passion for wine, but also for sport,” Reybier said, according to Essence. “I’m from Lyon and particularly admire the dedication Tony shows for the LDLC ASVEL.” He continued, “Our joint commitment will allow us to go even further in the wineries’ development. I am very happy to be able to share this entrepreneurial adventure with fans of our products all over the world.” Parker’s work ahead of him will focus on Château La Mascaronne and Reybier’s brands in Champagne as “the plan to move forward on a common...

Apr 15, 2022

50 Cent & His Spirits Brand Won A Bid For A Bottle Of Wine That He Says 'Cost More' Than A Rolls-Royce

If 50 Cent does nothing else, he’s going to keep his name in the headlines. The Houston transplant — who has made headlines in his adopted hometown ever since he arrived late in 2020 — paid a visit to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo yesterday, where he and a few friends made history when they purchased a bottle of wine that cost more than a Rolls-Royce. Click2Houston — the local NBC affiliate — has the story. As part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 50 Cent — real name: Curtis Jackson — went to a companion dinner called the 2022 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction and Dinner. As guests enjoyed Texas’s finest food, various bottles of wine were set up for auction. One of the wines available was the Hye Meadow Winery Boooom Red (2017 vintage year), which also won the Top Texas Wine of 2022 award. 50 Cent and his spirits company — Sire Spirits, which is the distributor of Branson Cognac and Le Chemin Du Roi Champagne — plunked down $125,000 for the huge bottle. so i finally...

From Club Quarantine To Club Maison Marcel: D-Nice Invests In French Wine Label

D-Nice was responsible for getting most of us through the craziness of the pandemic thanks to his “Club Quarantine” live mixes. Now, the DJ and rapper is looking to get us out of the house and tucked into a nice glass of wine. The Drinks Business is reporting that D-Nice — real name: Derrick Jones — is putting his money where his mouth is with his investment into French wine label Maison Marcel, whose previous investors include LiveNation and multimedia artist James Goldcrown. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Maison Marcel (@drinkmarcel) “We are honored to have an icon like D-Nice as an investor. His passion for celebration and togetherness speaks directly to the ethos of our brand,” said Albert Dahan, CEO of Maison Marcel, in a statement to the outlet. “Not only does he have refined taste, but his finger is on the pulse of culture in a unique and broad way. His organic affinity for our wines was a clear sign we were doing something right. A deeper partnership was the...

Netflix's 'Uncorked' Reveals Untapped Market for Blacks in the Wine Industry

Netflix’s new original movie “Uncorked” released over the weekend highlighting an industry many are unfamiliar with — the wine industry. The film followed the journey of main character Elijah as viewers witnessed his path to becoming a master wine sommelier. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) The film highlighted a huge cultural shock in the industry for African American consumers and called attention to the widely-untapped market. According to the Wine Market Council, African Americans make up about nine percent of wine drinkers in the U.S. and they make up an even smaller population in the U.S. that accounts for those knowledgeable of wine. It’s become increasingly challenging for people of color to break into the industry, especially women. “Women of color have more of a challenge—No.1 because nobody expects them to know much about wine,” Mac McDonald, president of the Association of African American Vintners (AAAV), told Forbes ....

Mar 31, 2020