Sips of the Week Chanel Turner, Founder of Fou-Dre Vodka, joined us to talk about her sipping vodka with flavor (technically, it’s not a flavored vodka). Laurie found out how she came up with the idea to create a vodka with the essence of pomegranate, ginger, lychee, kiwi and lime. Chanel mixed up a great spring cocktail for us called The Quiet Storm:
- 2 muddled limes,
- 2 oz. Fou-Dre vodka and
- top with ginger beer–YUM!
As a burgeoning vodka entrepreneur, Chanel Turner has reached unparalleled heights within the male dominated Spirit industry. In 2009, at the age of 25yrs, Chanel founded FOU-DRÉ LLC through her own direct investment, an endeavor that would soon lead to many firsts for the up and coming vodka proprietor! Not only is Chanel the first woman to own her own spirit but she is the first African American woman, as well as the youngest individual to own and operate a Vodka brand. Awesome! Fou-Dre Vodka, Charleston, SC $38.99 on sale at Wine World Distillery Notes: FOU-DRÈ is a vodka with FLAVOR! This ultra premium, boutique, vodka denotes exclusivity. It is the vodka brand for the bold individual with a penchant for life, the socialite with the discerning palate, and the avant-garde mind of the fashion forward elite, ever pushing the envelope! FOU-DRÈ, French for lightning, unleashes a foray of flavor penetrating your taste buds with an infusion of 100% fruit flavors, an exotic dance of pomegranate and ginger notes! Produced in N. Charleston, South Carolina; the Terressentia Corporation uses the revolutionary and patented TerrePure technology to distill the ultra premium vodka five times. The all-natural process removes harsh tasting Congeners leaving a smooth, crisp, clean, finish to the spirit. This distinctive vodka can be enjoyed neat over ice or mixed. Featured Interview Sister M. Karen McNally, RSM, is the Chief Administrative Officer of Stella Maris, Inc., in Timonium, Maryland and Rita Costello, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield joined me to talk about the upcoming Stella Maris Wine Tasting & Auction on April 26th at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley. This great event raises money for Stella Maris, a nonprofit organization, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. In the Spirit of Mercy, the Stella Maris staff provides a comprehensive range of housing and health services for the care of the elderly, the sick, the injured and the dying. Stella Maris was one of the first hospices in Maryland. Find out about the event and how to get your tickets: http://www.stellamarisinc.com/11th-annual-wine-tasting-and-auction/
Sips of the Week can be found (or ordered) in Maryland at Highland Wine & Spirits in Howard County or Wine World in Harford County or anywhere else in the US by searching WineSearcher.com
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