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Cuisine Noir Magazine … Behind Business … The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is hosted by V. Sheree Williams, the publisher of Cuisine Noir Magazine and Dr. Vibe.

Cuisine Noir Magazine … Behind Business … The Good, The Bad And The Ugly are in depth conversations with people who have been featured in Cuisine Noir Magazine.

Tonight’s guest on Cuisine Noir Magazine … Behind Business … The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is Benita Johnson.

Benita Johnson is the owner of The Vine Wine Club and founder of The Exclusive Blacklist Weekend. A native of Richmond, VA, Benita began her wine journey in 2005 when she opened two wine and beer shops called Grapes & Barley and earned her Guild of Sommeliers pin in 2007.

Benita is the host of the new Bottles and Books series on Inde.TV, a co-host of Shoe Crazy Wines Presents on IBM.TV and co-host of Love Wins with Ellis and Benita on most podcast platforms.

Benita is a mother of three and holds a bachelor’s degree (University of Virginia) and an MBA (Averett University). She resides in Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC.

Recently, Ms. Johnson was live on Cuisine Noir Magazine … Behind Business … The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

During our conversation, Ms. Johnson talked about:

– Getting into the wine industry and being the first African American women to own a brick and mortal wine store in n Richmond, Virginia
– Her transition from being an accountant to owing a wine store and the day she decided to get into the vine business
– Her early days in the wine industry and if she would have done things differently
– The story behind starting Vine Wine Club wine story in 2014
– The changes has she seen in the industry during her journey
– The story about launching her first wines
– If she has encountered any racism during her journey
– The process of getting wine on shelf
– Her daughter launching a farmer’s market during Covid
– What 2020 has taught her
– Advice for a Black person who would like to get into the industry now

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The Vine Wine Club
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The Vine Wine Club – Instagram
Love Wins with Ellis and Benita

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