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Paula Harrell
 
August 8, 2022 | Paula Harrell

August 2022 Newsletter - Rosé All Day

This month we're pleased to unveil our Rosé All Day Bundle! The bundle includes a bottle of our delicious PJ Rosé and 2 Riedel rosé glasses for just $60. (Or purchase just the glasses - $40 for a set of two). Is it even summer if you’re not sipping rosé?

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And the winner is…

We are thrilled to have recently won Gold (Sparkling Blanc de Noirs), Silver (Rosé) and Bronze (Zinfandel) at the 2022 OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition!

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Celebrate Black Business Month!

August is National Black Business Month, and we recognize the Black-owned businesses across the country. P. Harrell Wines is proudly Black- and woman-owned, and we are grateful for all those who support us this month and every month! Did you know Black business owners account for about 10% of U.S. businesses and 30% of all minority-owned businesses. Supporting Black business isn’t just good for the business owners - it’s good for the economy!

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What are Paula & P. Harrell Wines up to this Month?

You never know where you might run into Paula or our P. Harrell Wines Ambassadors! Check out our calendar to keep up.

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Time Posted: Aug 8, 2022 at 7:33 AM Permalink to August 2022 Newsletter - Rosé All Day Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
June 6, 2022 | Paula Harrell

June is filled with reasons to celebrate!

June 2022 Newsletter

Whether you’re celebrating dad, a grad, Juneteenth - or all of the above - June is pretty special! For P. Harrell Wines - it means the start of summer and the celebration of our winemaker’s birthday on June 3! We’re so excited re-introduce our Haight Street Riesling and our PJ Rosé just in time for these celebrations!

June Deal!

To celebrate the re-release of our Riesling & Rosé - purchase at least one of each and save $10 on your order!

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Paula J. Harrell, Vintner & Adrian Miller, Author partner on a new collaboration:
Black Smoke Zin!

Paula J. Harrell, Vintner & Proprietor of P. Harrell Wines and Adrian Miller, James Beard Book Award Winner are proud to partner in the release a special edition wine titled Black Smoke Zin, to celebrate the release of Adrian’s latest book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue. Click here to read the full press release!

The Black Smoke Zin Bundle is now available on our website. This bundle includes the special edition Black Smoke Zin and a copy of Miller's Black Smoke.

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What are Paula & P. Harrell Wines up to this Month?

You never know where you might run into Paula or our P. Harrell Wines Ambassadors! Check out our calendar to keep up (check back often as we are confirming new events almost daily)!

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Time Posted: Jun 6, 2022 at 10:58 AM Permalink to June is filled with reasons to celebrate! Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
June 5, 2022 | Paula Harrell

Paula J. Harrell, Vintner & Adrian Miller, Author partner on a new collaboration: Black Smoke Zin!

[OAKLAND, CA] Paula J. Harrell, Vintner & Proprietor of P. Harrell Wines and Adrian Miller, James Beard Book Award Winner are proud to partner in the release a special edition wine titled Black Smoke Zin, to celebrate the release of Adrian’s latest book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue.

In Black Smoke, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restaurateurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. Zinfandel is the ultimate barbecue pairing wine, which makes this collaboration even more exciting.

"I'm so excited to collaborate with a highly-regarded and talented vintner like P. Harrell Wines," Mille said. "I'm frequently asked, 'What's a good wine to pair with barbecue?' I now have a wonderful answer . . . Black Smoke Zin!"

“I’m thrilled to partner with Adrian in creating what I call  “a perfect marriage,” Zinfandel & BBQ!  Zinfandel's classic peppery aromas and flavors pair well with the smoky, peppery characteristic of BBQ & its sauce. Being a heartier variety that tends to exhibit a fairly high alcohol content, Zinfandel loves meat and so there’s no worry about one overpowering the other!  Our 2019 Black Smoke Zin is a classic Dry Creek Zinfandel, but its abundance of diverse flavors reminds me of the creativity of the partnership between P. Harrell Zin and Black Smoke.” said Paula Harrell - Founder and Winemaker for P. Harrell Wines.

About P. Harrell Wines

Black-owned and woman-owned, California Bay Area-based P. Harrell Wines’ mission perfectly embodies the passions of our founder - creating incredible wines, enriching the community, and inspiring others to stop at nothing in pursuing their dreams. Meet Paula J. Harrell - winemaker, and San Francisco native. Since 2015, Paula has combined her passions - wine and community - in her private wine label P. Harrell Wines. 

A lifelong wine enthusiast - well-known for creating her own tableside blends over dinners with family and friends - Paula is the daughter of her Panamanian immigrant mother and Oklahoma-born father who instilled in her a deep appreciation for the importance of entrepreneurship, dedication to family and community, and rich cultural heritage. P. Harrell Wines is a tribute to that legacy. In 2019, Paula was named a Chase Center Taste Maker - offering HAIGHT STREET Dry Riesling to premium ticket holders in the Theater Box bar. P. Harrell Wines are also available in several Oakland and San Francisco restaurants, and HAIGHT STREET Dry Riesling won a Gold Medal in the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition. P. Harrell Wines was named one of Black Vines’ wineries of the year in 2022. Paula is a sought-after wine educator and has partnered with a number of recognized organizations such as Liberty Mutual, Jack and Jill of America Inc., Mid- Atlantic, Oakland Bay Area Links, Inc., Facebook, Google, Twilio, California Institute of Technology, and Indeed.

Paula obtained her undergraduate degree in History & Spanish from UCLA, and her MBA in small business and entrepreneurship from San Francisco State University.  Paula taught a Master Class on the custom crushing wine process and was recently appointed as a USF Fellow to lead the development of their Hospitality Leadership Academy, providing professional opportunities to young people of color.  

P. Harrell Wines is in several stores, restaurants, and tasting rooms across the country and its Three Fifteen Zinfandel and P.J. Rosé will be available onboard American Airlines beginning Q1 2023. 

About Adrian Miller

Adrian Miller is a food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, Colorado. Adrian was also featured on the Netflix smash-hit show High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America.

Adrian received an A.B in International Relations from Stanford University in 1991, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995.  From 1999 to 2001, Miller served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton with his Initiative for One America – the first free-standing office in the White House to address issues of racial, religious and ethnic reconciliation. Miller went on to serve as a senior policy analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. From 2004 to 2010, he served on the board for the Southern Foodways Alliance. In June 2019, Adrian lectured in the Masters of Gastronomy program at the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche (nicknamed the “Slow Food University”) in Pollenzo, Italy. He is currently the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches and, as such, is the first African American, and the first layperson, to hold that position. 

Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time won the James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas was published on President’s Day 2017. It was a finalist for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction,” and the 2018 Colorado Book Award for History. Adrian’s third book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, was published in Spring 2021. Black Smoke has been nominated for a 2022 James Beard Foundation Award for Reference, History, and Scholarship and is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for History. 

Adrian serves on the boards of the following organizations: Artists Against Racism, Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church (Steward Board), Colorado Humanities, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Iliff School of Theology, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

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Paula Harrell
 
April 1, 2022 | Paula Harrell

April 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Spring!

Spring is finally here! Now that the world has reopened, and the sun is shining - we are celebrating with the arrival of our beautiful new sparkling Broadway Avenue.

Buy 3 and Save.

Purchase 3 or more bottles of our Broadway Avenue Sparkling and save $15 - now through April 30th.

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Wine Club Pickup Party

Click here to RSVP for the April Vineaux Wine Club Pickup Party!
Saturday February 16 • 1-4 PM
Karibu Wine Lounge - Alameda, CA

Club Reminders

In an effort to continue to offer maximum benefit to our club members, we have a few updates of which you should take note!

  • Vineaux@pharrellwines.com is our dedicated email address to communicate with club members. Please add to your contacts to be sure you don’t miss anything important! You should also use this email address for any questions or updates related to your membership.
  • Updated Pickup Instructions:
    All pickup orders will now be picked up from Karibu. Pickups are available from the 5th day of the month as well as at the pickup party. Orders will be held for up 60 days following the party.
  • All wine club members are eligible to receive a signature P. Harrell Wines tote. Please bring your tote to Karibu to facilitate your pickup. If you still need a tote, please email us at vineaux@pharrellwines.com with the subject: Tote.

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Time Posted: Apr 1, 2022 at 4:43 PM Permalink to April 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Spring! Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
March 22, 2022 | Paula Harrell

March 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Women’s History Month

This month - and every month - we celebrate women for their achievements, empowerment, uniqueness, and positive Visibility.

Recognition.

We are so proud to see our winemaker Paula J. Harrell featured in the Wine Direct post celebrating International Women’s Day! Paula is alongside women leading in the wine industry - The McBride Sisters, Kristina Barbee (Ad Astra Wine Bar and Market), & Riley Roddick (Hubba Wines).

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Spring Forward.

(With a little sparkle!) The wait is over - our Sparkling BROADWAY STREET is finally here! This sparkling wine is brioche and a hint of berry, with bright citrus in the aromas. The fine mousse brings along these notes in the mouth. And with the lingering finish of citrus, it begs for another taste. 85% Pinot Noir 15% Pinot Meunier.

PURCHASE 3 BOTTLES & SAVE $15!

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What are Paula & P. Harrell Wines up to this Month?

You never know where you might run into Paula or our P. Harrell Wines Ambassadors! Check out our calendar to keep up.

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Time Posted: Mar 22, 2022 at 2:21 PM Permalink to March 2022 Newsletter - Celebrating Women’s History Month Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
November 10, 2021 | Paula Harrell

New Wines Coming This November!

REVERE AVENUE: Petite Sirah

All of my wines celebrate and honor my heritage, and this wine is named after the first home I ever knew on Revere Avenue in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, purchased shortly before I was born. It was a duplex, and the other unit was home to my maternal grandmother, great grandmother, and my aunt and uncle who all came to S.F. from Panama. Even after my parents, siblings, and I moved to the home celebrated by my Zinfandel (THREE FIFTEEN), Revere (as we all called it) was still a hub for family and friends - Panamanian Sunday dinners, impromptu get-togethers and home to others that needed a place to stay. For me, Revere is a symbol of our history, culture, connection, love, and support.

This varietal of French origin has become a welcome addition to the wine cellar. It has deep rich flavors and aromas of blueberries, blackberries , casis and a touch of vanilla. Those characteristics follow through to the palate, with hints of chocolate, pepper and spice. Strong soft tannins give this wine structure with nice acidity to bring balance.. This masculine wine is definitely one to be “Revered”!

BROADWAY STREET: Blanc de Noirs

Named in honor of my first elementary school, Convent of the Sacred Heart (located on Broadway Street in San Francisco). So much of who I am today is a reflection of my experiences at Convent. My second elementary school, St. Emydius, is where I transferred (along with who is still my best friend, from Convent) and made many friendships that have lasted a lifetime. I guess you could say Convent gave me my “sparkle” and St. Emydius turned that sparkle into the blaze that illuminated the path of my life.

This sparkling wine is brioche and a hint of berry, with bright citrus in the aromas. The fine mousse brings along these notes in the mouth. And with the lingering finish of citrus, it begs for another taste. 100% Pinot Noir.

Time Posted: Nov 10, 2021 at 1:57 PM Permalink to New Wines Coming This November! Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
March 1, 2021 | Paula Harrell

February 2021 Newsletter

BLACK HISTORY

“Those who have no record of what their forebearers have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography & history”
Carter G. Woodson
December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950

The words of Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, distinguished Black author, editor, publisher, and historian still rings today. It is essential that we all understand that Black history began long before the transatlantic slave trade brought African ancestors to this land. Black Americans, descend from kings and queens and scholars and warriors. February is a time to remind everyone that we need to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans all year long and weave those stories permanently into the fabric of American history.

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Time Posted: Mar 1, 2021 at 4:21 PM Permalink to February 2021 Newsletter Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
February 9, 2021 | Paula Harrell

January 2021 Newsletter


Martin Luther King, Jr.,
(January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)

Martin Luther King Jr's unparalleled contributions to racial justice have been revolutionary. Today MLK Day is a federal Holiday observed nationally where people fully participate in remembering and honoring everything King has accomplished. His values and historical place in American history are discussed and advocated, to educate communities and coming generations on the importance of equality and justice for all.
Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. This January 18, make the holiday more than just a day off and take time to reflect and take action on civil rights issues across the globe.
In a normal year, a host of many special events and marches take place in honor of his legacy. Below is a list of links to virtual events and ways to be of service.

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Time Posted: Feb 9, 2021 at 4:24 PM Permalink to January 2021 Newsletter Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
December 2, 2020 | Paula Harrell

November 2020 Newsletter

On this day, exactly 5 years ago, I launched MY baby, P. Harrell Wines. I remember it like it was yesterday; I was so thrilled that this passion I'd carried for almost 15 years, was finally turning into something I could share and grow! These years have been incredible, and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support over the years. We are excited for the next 5 years & all of the exciting plans that we have ahead of us!

We look forward to moving into 2021 with a fresh new look and feel to P. Harrell Wines as we move into a new phase of growth in our business, so stayed tuned! We appreciate all of you!

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Time Posted: Dec 2, 2020 at 10:36 AM Permalink to November 2020 Newsletter Permalink
Paula Harrell
 
October 1, 2020 | Paula Harrell

October 2020 Newsletter

Voting is one of America's most cherished democratic liberties, and it has a long and storied history in American society. Voting is a human right and it is vital for eligible persons to exercise that right. With less than 2 weeks away from the 2020 Presidential election, it is imperative to exercise your right to vote.

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. Remember your voice. Lift it. Remember your purpose. When they go low, go high.

" Quote by~Valerie Coleman Morris
www.valeriecolemanmorris.com
#vote #voteintegrity #votedecency #castyourvote #projectyourvote

Call or Text 1-866-OUR-VOTE with any questions, concerns or problems

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