Bed-Stuy woman launches champagne brand honoring Brooklyn

A Bed-Stuy woman is sharing her love for bubbly with Brooklyn, launching her very own champagne brand named after the neighborhood where she grew up.

News 12 Staff

Feb 24, 2020, 12:34 PM

Updated 1,545 days ago

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A Bed-Stuy woman is sharing her love for bubbly with Brooklyn, launching her very own champagne brand named after the neighborhood where she grew up.
It's a champagne brand that's bringing a hometown feel to the champagne community.

Stuyvesant Champagne got its name from the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood where entrepreneur Marvina Robinson says she was born and raised.

"I grew up on Hancock and Stuyvesant and did want the name to reflect me. I am all the way Brooklyn. I lived in Westchester for like two months and then moved back because Brooklyn is my home," says Robinson.

Robinson says she's always had a love for bubbly, so she wanted to open a champagne bar, which is currently in the works, and she had the idea to launch her own brand that she could serve to customers.

"There's a lot of bars, there's a lot of different establishments out there so I kind of wanted to find a niche that make my place unique, so I thought what better ways to have like a house brand champagne,” says Robinson.

The grapes for the champagne are grown on a vineyard in France, where the entrepreneur travels, and the champagne is created.

Stuyvesant Champagne offers a choice of two different selections, Rose and the Grande Reserve.

"The best feeling is seeing the positive feedback, you know, when people taste it, and their face lights up. Like when we did the tasting last week and people said, ‘well I don't really drink champagne, I'll taste a little bit of it,’ but then when they drink it it's like ‘oh wow this is really good,’” says Robinson.

The champagne is currently sold at Happy Cork Wine & Spirts and online.

Robinson says she hopes to one day expand her brand to states across the country. She says she is also planning to open her champagne bar at the end of the year.


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