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Being an Educated Wine Drinker with Robin McBride

Today we’re talking with Robin and Andrea McBride, creators of The McBride Sisters Wine Collection.

Robin and Andréa were raised separately in the wine regions of Monterey, California, and Marlborough, New Zealand. Robin and Andréa were unaware of one another for nearly half of their lives. Despite the 7,000 miles that separated them, the sisters would eventually find their way to each other in 1999. Upon meeting, the sisters quickly discovered they shared the same passion and appreciation for the craft of fine winemaking and had remarkably similar upbringings growing up amongst the vineyards.

Robin and Andréa created the McBride Sisters Wine Collection to unite their parallel lives and passions. Now the largest African-American-owned wine company in the United States, the collection of wines represents a genuine sense of place. Their story is proof of the bond that can develop over a shared bottle of wine, a truth that comes to life with every McBride Sisters wine.

In this episode, we’ll talk about:

  • Robin’s documentary-worthy story about how she reconnected with the long-lost sister she never knew she had (it’s wild)
  • How this wine loving duo beat all of the odds and became the largest African-American owned wine company in the US
  • How to make more educated wine choices (and feel less basic during tastings)
  • Robin’s favorite food & wine pairings
  • And much more!



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