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Monday Meditations with Wine – 3/28/22 Alden McInnis

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview session on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting hospitality, culinary, and beverage industry professionals from the American South. This weekly series is meant to shine a light on the enthusiastic, passionate, professionals in the south blazing trails in their respective fields. We are telling the stories of the south’s brightest in the hospitality industry.

On Monday’s episode, Chuck will be interviewing Alden McInnis. Alden McInnis is a young sommelier with an acute passion for the vine. She is one of the brightest young wine professionals in Mississippi. Her journey has recently begun as an introductory sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is receiving mentorship from Catherine Miles of the esteemed wine importer group, The Sorting Table. She is an attendee at TexSom the largest and most diverse wine conference/trade show in the US. Her enthusiasm for wine is endearing and she is one of the youngest stars in the industry is seeing today. She will be working with June Rodil MS and her Goodnight Hospitality group this year receiving world-class training and getting exposure as the beacon of light that she is. She is currently a sommelier at James Beard Award winning Chef John Currence City Grocery in Oxford, MS as one of the key representatives for our Mississippi wine community, Alden is writing a new page in our Southern wine journal.

Watch on BRAVO!’s Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/BRAVOBuzz

Monday Meditations with Wine 3/21/22 Meaghan Odum

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview session on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting hospitality, culinary, and beverage industry professionals from the American South. This weekly series is meant to shine a light on the enthusiastic, passionate, professionals in the south blazing trails in their respective fields. We are telling the stories of the south’s brightest in the hospitality industry.

So, grab your favorite glass of wine and experience southern hospitality from your living room, office, dorm room, or where ever you please every Monday at 6 PM CST.

On this Monday’s episode, Chuck will be interviewing  Meaghan Odum aka Trill, MHA -CSW candidate, WSET 2 candidate, continuous wine student, SAHM, and Wine Blogger.

Meaghan resides in Brandon, Mississippi with her two kids and husband. She is originally from Virginia where they are not only known for being lovers but also for having some bombastic wine. It’s where she had her first wine tasting and started yearning for more. Meaghan needed to know the backstory why is this wine, win-ing!? Why does it look, taste, smell, and age like this? Well, Meagan says she is nosy and needed to know. So, Meagan took a deep dive into learning, obtaining certifications, networking, finding mentors, and of course drinking along the way. Meagan feels that wine is a whole different world where she is creating her place at the table in her own way. She is known as Trill because she is authentic, genuine, and real. Megan breaks down wine in a way to make it plain to the masses. She is part of the new and improved generation of wine tellers.

You can catch Meaghan’s interview this Monday at 6 PM on BRAVO!’s Facebook: facebook.com/BRAVOBuzz

You can follow Meaghan Odum on Instagram at:

@trillwinewife and @trillparenting

and on TikTok:  WINEMOMMEG

Monday Meditations with Wine – 3/7/22 Bobbie Burgess

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview session on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting hospitality, culinary, and beverage industry professionals from the American South. This weekly series is meant to shine a light on the enthusiastic, passionate, professionals in the south blazing trails in their respective fields. We are telling the stories of the south’s brightest in the hospitality industry.

So, grab your favorite glass of wine and experience southern hospitality from your living room, office, dorm room, or where ever you please every Monday at 6 PM CST.

On this week’s episode, Chuck will be interviewing  Bobbie Burgess.

Bobbie Burgess, became the Wine Director and Social Media Marketer for EAT LOCAL STARKVILLE three short years ago, after working as a bartender at Restaurant Tyler and The Guest Room in Starkville, Mississippi. She currently runs four very different and unique wine programs, does restaurant consulting, and is the host of UnCorked with WCBI which currently airs on local news channels in parts of three states.
In 2018 she was named Starkville, Mississippi’s Rising Star Under 35. She passed her Certified Sommelier exam on February 27th, 2020. On March 30th, 2021 Bobbie became a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators. She is currently studying for her Certified Wine Educator exam through the Society of Wine Educators and her Advanced Sommelier Exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers of America. She has also built a virtual tasting group with sommeliers studying across the south and is dedicated to expanding resources for sommeliers studying in desolate regions across the US.
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Monday Meditations with Wine – 3/14/22 Brandi Carter

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview session on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting hospitality, culinary, and beverage industry professionals from the American South. This weekly series is meant to shine a light on the enthusiastic, passionate, professionals in the south blazing trails in their respective fields. We are telling the stories of the south’s brightest in the hospitality industry.

So, grab your favorite glass of wine and experience southern hospitality from your living room, office, dorm room, or where ever you please every Monday at 6 PM CST.

On this week’s episode, Chuck will be interviewing  Brandi Carter. Brandi Carter is the Beverage Director at Elvie’s Restaurant in Downtown Jackson. Her program is dedicated to exposing our market to natural wine. She is kicking off Women’s history month as the first feature on Monday Meditations with wine. Brandi has been studying wine for just over four years. She loves wine, especially wine with a story – small productions, anything on the natural end of the spectrum, interesting varietals, and fermentation styles.

Watch the replay:

Watch Live on BRAVO!’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BRAVOBuzz

Learn a little more about Brandi Carter at:

https://www.facebook.com/brandi.carter.12

https://www.instagram.com/brandic_123/

BRANDI CARTER

Monday Meditations with Wine – Special Guest Taariq David 2/21/22 – Correction

Monday Meditations with Wine is a weekly live interview session on BRAVO!’s Facebook page highlighting hospitality, culinary, and beverage industry professionals from the American South. This weekly series is meant to shine a light on the enthusiastic, passionate, professionals in the south blazing trails in their respective fields. We are telling the stories of the south’s brightest in the hospitality industry.

So, grab your favorite glass of wine and experience southern hospitality from your living room, office, dorm room, or where ever you please every Monday at 6 PM CST.

In this week’s episode Chuck will be interviewing Taariq David who hails from Washington, DC, and currently calls Water Valley, MS home with his wife and four daughters. Taariq David has over 25 years of restaurant experience in the kitchen and dining room. He has served as everything from busser to General Manager. Taariq David is the definition of a true entrepreneur and has excelled as a 2021 member of the Big Bad Business Lab. The Lab is funded by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) and in part through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program and the Mississippi Arts Commission. The Lab offers entrepreneurs a place to self-define their goals and professional development support to achieve these goals.

David owns David Hospitality Services and is the co-founder of Hospitality Bruhs. These are restaurant consulting businesses that also focus on cocktails. These businesses are designed to teach locals how to replicate restaurant-quality food and cocktails at home. David is most excited about his small business because it focuses on empowering others while being something that he has created from start to finish.

Taariq started his own business due to restaurants shutting down during COVID. Creating his own vision through cocktails and food was a dream of his that he had wanted to do for a while, and with the onset of covid, he was able to accomplish his dream. Another reason for starting his own business was so that he did not have to continue living paycheck to paycheck. Taariq is currently working with Fox Sports Center and is being featured in their segment Ultimate College Roadtrip. Check out Taariq’s latest cocktails and cuisine at @Taariqdavid or @hospitalitybruhs on Instagram!

Watch Live Monday 2/14/22 on Facebook Live: https://fb.me/e/1YPIwzUfA

Interested in learning more about Taariq David check out these great blogs and videos as well as his social media.

https://www.oxfordarts.com/bbbblog/732-a-true-entrepreneur

https://www.facebook.com/taariq.david

https://www.instagram.com/taariqdavid/?hl=en

https://vimeo.com/512363181 – Business in a Virtual World

http://www.invitationmag.com/post/creative-cocktails-featuring-taariq-david – Creative Cocktails: Featuring Taariq David

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