Boston Chapter of Links, Inc.

Black Wines Matter: A Virtual Wine Tasting Experience featuring wines produced by Black Women!

The Boston Chapter of The Links, Inc. looks forward to raising a glass with you on March 27th while at the same time supporting black-owned wines produced by ‘fierce females’, sourced through the black-owned and women-owned Urban Grape wine store in the South End.  Read more about the wines we’ll taste on March 27.

McBride Sisters Chardonnay

Newly-found sisters Robin and AndrĂ©a McBride, had been raised across the world from one another, but their love affair with wine was planted within each of them from an early age while growing up in two of the world’s most iconic wine-growing regions: California & Marlborough, New Zealand. Over time, McBride Sisters has grown into what is not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable. Since 2005, The McBride Sisters’ mission has become clear—to transform the industry, lead by example, and cultivate community, one delicious glass of wine, at a time.

"Pale golden color. Aromas of lemon curd and honey, pineapple and ripe pear. Soft and balanced texture, with a slight hint of toasty oak that balances the palate and persists with the fruit. Complexity and character without weight. This is not your gramma's Chardonnay. Drinks well with salmon garnished with fresh dill, Alfredo pasta with spring peas, or grilled portobello mushrooms."

Theopolis Petite Syrah

Ms. Theodora Lee, a senior partner, and trial lawyer at Littler founded Theopolis Vineyards in 2003. In the wine world, Ms. Lee is known as Theo-Patra, Queen of the Vineyards. Her passion for wine began upon her arrival to San Francisco from Texas in 1987, primarily due to the influence of her law firm mentors, many of whom owned vineyards. This led Ms. Lee to take several viticulture classes at UC Davis, before deciding to develop her own vineyard. In 2001, Ms. Lee purchased sheep land in the Yorkville Highlands of Anderson Valley and began developing her vineyard. This process was quite complex from clearing land, doing soil tests, obtaining permits to remove some trees, drilling an agricultural well, and terracing the property. Finally, in 2003, Ms. Lee planted her 5-acre vineyard. Ms. Lee adopted her Greek name from pledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and established Theopolis Vineyards.

"This Estate Grown Petite Sirah has a bouquet of delicious and ripe black fruit. The wine is full-bodied, rich, and flavorful on the palate with hints of black pepper, lavender, wild cherry, and black tea. It has fine tannins with a lovely depth and texture, creating a pure and smooth finish. This vintage will age beautifully for decades." - Ms. Theo

About Urban Grape:

The Urban Grape was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team TJ and Hadley Douglas. Starting with a small store in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, The Urban Grape soon developed into a thriving business hub in the South End neighborhood of Boston. Over its first decade, The Urban Grape has expanded to include Urban Affairs, a wine tasting and event company; Urban Cellar, a fine and rare cellar stocking and management company; and The Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color, an endowed fund at Boston University with the goal of increasing access to and careers in the wine and beverage industry for BIPOC. 

Upcoming events

27 Mar 2021 7:00 PM • Online - Zoom Virtual Wine Tasting Experience
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