‘I'm still building, still paving the way': Brooklyn entrepreneur launches black-owned champagne brand
Added 02-16-20 12:13:04pm EST - “Marvina Robinson was inspired to create Stuyvesant Champagne, named after Bedford-Stuyvesant where she grew up, while drawing up plans for a champagne bar set to launch in the neighborhood later this year.” - Nydailynews.com
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A Brooklyn woman is turning her passion for bubbly into a trailblazing business — and is now one of the only black entrepreneurs in the city to launch her own line of champagne.
Marvina Robinson was inspired to create Stuyvesant Champagne — named after the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood where she grew — while drawing up plans for a champagne bar set to launch later this year.
The 43-year-old sparkling wine enthusiast was unsatisfied with the different brands on the market, so she traveled to France to concoct her own.
“I wanted the champagne to have some meaning, some depth to it,” she said. “So I went to France to meet different people, visit different vineyards and grape owners.”
Robinson came back to New York earlier this year with several different cuvées — a French term for batches of wine — and invited a dozen friends to a blind tasting at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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