Napa Valley, CA (March 30, 2023) – Demeine Estates is thrilled to announce their partnership with Stephanie Love, owner of Epicurious One, LLC, as their official Dream It, Live It partner for 2023-2024. Love is a wine professional, wine educator, and the founder and owner of Epicurious One, LLC. Drawing on her WSET III level certification and more than 10 years of experience in the wine industry, including service, staff training, events, tasting, dinners, classes and other events, Love is in the process of becoming the first African American woman to provide WSET I and II wine education instruction. Demeine Estates will be working with Love throughout 2023 to plan an activation in 2024 with the goal of creating educational, luxury experiences that bridge the gap between wine enthusiasts, restaurants, distributors and suppliers and highlight the conviviality of wine.
Dream It, Live It is a professional partnership opportunity aimed towards wine entrepreneurs that aims to use Demeine Estates’ established network to provide unique opportunities for minority-owned businesses and social responsibility organizations with a commitment to changing the wine industry, while also building community by connecting them with one another. The program was founded in 2021, with inaugural partner Tish Wiggins hosting her first Celebration of Women in Wine trip the following year, of which Love was an attendee. Demeine Estates continues to partner with Wiggins in 2023, collaborating on her second trip. Each Dream It, Live It partnership lasts for two years, and is created as a custom program based on the growth opportunities identified by the chosen business.
“We’re overjoyed to begin our partnership with Stephanie to support her in her tireless efforts to create a more diverse and impactful wine education experience,” said Philana Bouvier, President of Demeine Estates. “Stephanie’s talent, knowledge, determination and openness make her an ideal partner, and we can’t wait to work with her to bring luxury, lifestyle and diversity to the world of wine education.”
The partnership will center around Love’s WSET education program, which aims to create an inclusive, safe and fun class environment, encourage a more diverse generation of instructors in the future, and foster involvement with the growing restaurant and wine community of Love’s home of Tampa, Florida.
“Wine is truly for everyone,” said Love. “Creating community between restauranteurs, retailers, distributors and the wine enthusiasts who have always been in Florida and continue to move here is vital to effective education. This partnership with Demeine Estates is an important step in fostering that goal.”
About Demeine Estates
Based in the heart of Napa Valley, California, Demeine Estates is a family-owned producer, importer and marketer of the world’s finest wines. A leader in luxury wines, Demeine Estates sets the standard in exceptional marketing, fine wine sales, and distribution services. Founded by The Lawrence family and Carlton McCoy Jr., MS, and led by President Philana Bouvier, Demeine Estates curated portfolio also consists of both family-owned domestic and international producers who represent exceptional wines anchored by quality viticulture. For more information visit www.demeineestates.com.