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Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival Announces 2018 Festival Date and Call for Sponsors and Vendors

The 3nd Annual Event Continues to Grow and Will Feature More Than 50 Minority-Owned Wine, Beer, and Spirits… Brands and Vendors!

2017 Black-Owned Wine and Spirits Festival

Attendees at last year’s event

Washington, DCThe Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual event which will take place in Washington, DC on September 22, 2018 at Dock 5 at Union Market. This unique industrial space features 12,000 sq feet of space, 22 ft. high ceilings, and an urban chic warehouse appeal that is sure to impress returning and first time guests. The past two festivals have sold-out, featured a full day of events and introduced new brands to the market. Last year, with over 1,500 attendees, BOWSF spirits vendors sold over 2000 bottles and provided an educational, delicious and unique food and beverage experience as the festival opened doors to new opportunities for vendors, and festival partners.

This year, the Third Annual Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival steps up to the challenge of outdoing two successful, sold-out events with plans that include more vendors, more products, and an even better guest experience in a venue that gives room for endless possibilities. 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 Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival is presented FOU-DRE Vodka for a third consecutive year. FOU-DRE is a five-time distilled ultra-premium vodka, featuring a smooth finish and an unmistakable bottle design. Naturally infused with 100% real fruits, FOU-DRE is vodka with flavor as opposed to a flavored vodka. The festival brings together minority winemakers, distillers, brewers and distributors in an educational, networking and consumer facing environment to promote commerce and brand awareness. The festival is a luxury market style event where 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.

The festival has and will continue to succeed in introducing brands to new opportunities in business and enhanced consumer outreach. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival strives to ignite a movement towards widespread support of these unique small- batch brands. In previous years participating vendors have experienced unparalleled growth in their respective markets and beyond.

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

Who: The Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival
When: September 22, 2018
Where: Dock 5 at Union Market
What: Festival highlighting craft wine, beer, and spirits from minority owned companies

Ticket Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-black-owned-wine-and-spirits-festival-tickets-43247255706

Website: www.blackownedspiritsfestival.com


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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