Earlier this month, Comcast partnered with Black Vines, an organization that highlights Black vinters and winemakers, to host avirtual wine tasting in appreciation of our media partners and content creators.
Comcast was pleased to be joined by members of Asian American Journalists Association, San Francisco chapter (AAJA-SF), the Asian American Journalists Association, Sacramento chapter (AAJA-Sac), The Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Bay Area chapter (NAHJ-Bay Area), the Latinx Bloggers Connect collective and other California influencers
Fern Stroud, the devoted founder of Black Vines and namesake of Stroud Management Enterprises, cultivated an experience for guests that left them wanting more. She carefully curated wine and snacks that paired well together and had them hand-delivered to our local attendees—she even hand-delivered one herself!
Fern introduced us and guests to Ayele Solomon. Ayele is the founder and owner of Bee d’Vine, a small-batch honey wine business that is on everyone’s radar after landing a three-shark deal on the TV show Shark Tank.
Guests were walked through a wine tasting of two honey wines, a demi sec and brut. Ayele answered questions ranging from where he is from (Ethiopia) to how the wine’s label came to be. His charismatic presentation kept guests attuned to his every word.
The attendees enjoyed their wine from the comfort of their home and snacked on curated boxes from Birch & Black, another women and minority owned business. From reporters, photojournalists bloggers and more, everyone relished in an evening of wine, food and connection.