In this episode, we had the honor of catching up with the dynamic duo (Dulely and Theresa) of Cruology Vines and celebrating with fellow Chicagoan entrepreneur, Chrishon of Love Cork Screw!
About Cruology Vines
What started off as a brief discussion of our love for wine became a passion. We began first with recommendations and food pairings-that eventually led to the discovery of how wonderful it would be for two women of color to create a wine brand!
A brand that would review wines, dismantle the snotty taboos that are correlated with the wine culture; educate others on the expansion of palates and all the while selling beautiful wine merchandise simultaneously...
In a little less than a year, we have been able to accomplish many of these things and more. We are so excited about where this wine journey will take us! Wine is our passport and we have so many awesome travels ahead.
~Dulely and Theresa, Owners
About Love Cork Screw
Success in today’s marketplace is often defined by a person’s ability to create something new while simultaneously paying homage to elements that are classic. While this is certainly no easy task, Chrishon Lampley’s journey has allowed her to embody this paradox into a beautiful tapestry that has become her flourishing brand.
Lampley is a negociant, wine enthusiast, and founder of LCS Entertainment, LLC that features Love Cork Screw wines. Love Cork Screw is a lifestyle brand that launched six varietals in the fourth quarter of 2013. Since its inception, the LCS brand has acquired over 50 locations including, Target, Mariano's, Binny's, Whole Foods, and other Chicago land area stores, restaurants, and bars. This rapid expansion is attributed to Lampley’s 17 years of experience in the industry, which has given her leverage to develop a keen awareness of what people enjoy and what the market is missing.
As a holistic brand, five wine-scented candles were added to the portfolio in 2014 available now also at select Target locations, including a bonus scented candle.
Lampley leverages her platform to mentor young women and budding entrepreneurs who can benefit from her lessons and her success. She gives her time and resources greatly to nonprofit organizations through sponsorship and speaking engagements. Lampley has mentored youth through Urban Broadcast Media, Chicago Sky, and Polished Pebbles to encourage Chicago’s youth. She is a member and supporter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
LCS Entertainment, LLC is a licensed wholesaler and importer, and a certified Minority Business Enterprise.
We Go High Rosé
Rose’ Wine has hints of berry on the nose with almond and citrus on the palate, vibrant coral color. Nicely paired with light pastas, salads, grilled fish and goats’ cheeses.
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