Proceeds from tastings in favour of minority winegrowers

Phoenix, Ariz. 2. February 2020. – Wine Spencer (WS),, two brave sisters fromwho recently started a pioneering wine tasting company, today announced new initiatives in honor of Black History Month.

Support for minority winemakers has been a strong tenet for Wine Spencer since its inception during the COVID blockade last spring. To celebrate Black History Month, Wine Spencer is donating a portion of the proceeds from its courses created exclusively for black winemakers and women winemakers to support the next generation of black and female wine professionals. Specifically, a portion of the proceeds from the tastings, which will be held through the end of February, will be donated toUrban Connoisseurs, a scholarship fund that aims to increase the number of African-American winemakers in the United States by connecting the world of black winemakers with that of connoisseurs.

Black History Month is meant to celebrate our own heritage while supporting minority winemakers who have traditionally been excluded from the wine industry, says co-founder and head taster Shaunna Cooper. As our own business grows, we also want to ensure that these special groups have the opportunity to succeed in the industry we are so passionate about, adds Shayla Smith, co-founder and director of twin wines.

Wine Spencer has created a unique virtual offer format on its website to inspire wine lovers and novices to taste in the comfort of their own home. In less than a year, Wine Spencer has enabled companies like Google, Netflix and Major League Soccer to conduct virtual wine tastings.

The latestVirtual Wine Spencerwine experience to choose from :

  • Wine 101
  • Old world versus new world
  • All white All
  • All red All
  • Let’s get some gum.
  • Wine tour through South Africa
  • Black Vineyards
  • Female winemakers
  • Old wine
  • Advice on food and wine
  • Make your own.
  • Seasonal (Holiday wine guide, Rosé all day)

For more information on tastings and winemaking, please Also visit Wine Spencer’s social media pages on Instagram, @winespencer_, and on Facebook, Wine Spencer. To learn more about co-founders Shonna and Shayla Spencer,, click here.

About Vin Spencer.

Sisters Shonna Cooper and Sheila Smith founded Wine Spencer in honor of their father, grandfather and great-grandfather, all of whom bore the Spencer name, because of a deep passion and curious affection for wine. These brave sisters, winners of the Wine Spirit Award and the Education Trust Level 2 Award, are committed to removing the intimidation factor of wine tasting. They are redefining the meaning of wine and giving it a modern meaning, especially among minorities, different ethnic groups and cultures not traditionally served by the wine industry. While the company is based in Arizona, where Shonna lives, Sheila lives in New York to grow Spencer wine in the area. For more information on wine tastings and virtual tastings,


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