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Will You Be My Valentine?

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Hi Wine & Spirits Lover,

The Shall We Wine team is excited to share our monthly newsletter. Our goal is to introduce you to our favorite selections, producers, distillers, varietals, regions and places to purchase and drink fabulous wine and spirits!

Cheers,

The Shall We Wine Team

BLACK HISTORY + THE SEASON OF LOVE

Will you be my Valentine?

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Shall We Wine loves the season of love! ❤ So let love stretch beyond the idea of the conventional.

The reach of love extends past the dreamy, passionate love. The season isn’t just a time to put your focus on a partner. For instance, platonic love is part of that equation. Love for a parent, love for a friend, love for a pet, love for your neighbor, love for causes close to your heart…. love and appreciation, it's a wonderful thing!

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Being a Black Entrepreneur myself it's also important to take part in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of our community, from academia to art and all in-between. Thank you all for the LOVE, support and allyship, but also know advocating for us is not limited to simply 1 month out of 12. It's continuous.

SWW tribe, it's easy to call each of you my Valentine. As my Valentine, you chose not to just love Shall We Wine, but the communities we touch. In a time of numerous unknowns, you supported this small, Black-Owned business. We love you and will continue to champion for the excitement and enthusiasm you have for the beverage experience!

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A PLAYLIST FOR THE SENSES

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At the beginning of the year, I asked Shall We Wine Members to choose a theme song and word for 2021. We meet on NYE and shared our intentions for the year, our words and our song.

We Check out this playlist created for us by The Lab3L, a Chicago-based DJ & Production Duo. Let these words and tunes set the tone for all of the amazingness that is yet to come! Playlist is available for streaming here:

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2021 WINE EDUCATION SERIES WITH SWW

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Please join Regine T. Rousseau, Founder and CEO for more of the amazing line-up of educational events in 2021!

See the list below, and click to reserve your spot.

Want to level up your wine drinking style without the extra fluff? Shall We Wine is a resource that helps translate complex terminology into language that individuals of every level of wine & spirits proficiency can appreciate… all while having fun!

The goal of these classes is to empower you to find the wines that fit your palate, the foods you enjoy and your mood. If you enjoy wine and are looking to deepen your knowledge of wine styles, grapes and regions, these are the classes for you!

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YOUR SWW EVENT LINEUP

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WE HAD TO SHARE

FORBES MAGAZINE FEATURES: SEARCHING FOR CLOVES AND LILIES THE WINE EDITION

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We are so delighted to announce that Searching for Cloves and Lilies was featured in two Forbes articles by Cathy Huyghe. Read for a new perspective on Valentine's Day. Article Part 1and Article Part 2

ABOUT THE BOOK: A collection of original poems from Regine T. Rousseau, the book Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition explores pairing wine with poetry.

The idea of pairing both wine and poetry was initially met with confused looks. But a national book tour and some new friends later, the Shall We Wine tribe has expanded into a think-outside-the-box wine pairing bunch! How amazing!

We love wine, pass it on!

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Shall We Wine had a fabulous time hosting a virtual food & wine fundamentals session with Governors State University as part of their Extended School of Learning.

If you're looking for a resource to help you for your next academic, professional or personal adventure, check out the Governors State University Spring Catalog for a variety of courses to explore!

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SHE CAN THRIVE GRANT RECIPIENT

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We are overjoyed to announce that Regine was among one of the She Can Thrive grant program recipients from McBride Sisters! The She Can Professional Development Fund this year honored Black Women-Owned business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What an honor, and congratulations to all She Can Thrive 2020 class recipients!

More about McBride Sisters and the She Can Thrive grant

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PODCAST FEATURE

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What a great conversation with Shakera Jones on A Glass for Every Palate!

A Glass for Every Palate is part of the SOMM TV Podcast Network, and is a dedicated Podcast about the wines which have changed the lives of wine and culinary professionals. Check it out!

Listen in on the Podcast

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BLOG CENTRAL

SHALL WE WINE BLOG NEWSLETTER

We have a blog! Here you will find things like our Wine of the Week and other special wine & spirits topics! Stay in the know and read up on some of the cool things we've been sharing.

Fun Topics:
7 Steps to Reinvent Your Wine & Spirits Self
Non-Lazy Aperitifs Show You Care!
What Am I Paying For? The Cost of Wine: Part 1

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ENGAGING READS FOR THE MONTH

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STAY CONNECTED

To stay in the know with the latest and greatest, make sure to follow us! Links are below.

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE VALENTINE

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Whether your plans involve a cozy night in binging cheesy flicks or cooking up a dinner storm this Valentine's, here are some cute Valentine additions you can save to print or send virtually to celebrate and spread a little joy the ultimate not-your-average SWW way for the day, week, month of love!

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Learn, Drink, Repeat!
The Shall We Wine Team

 
     
 
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