This collaboration whisky and wine and cocktail project between FranksWine.com and Genesis Z & The Black Mambas grew from the 2020 world pandemic. This eclectic Indy group became the house band at a makeshift outdoor patio in the parking lot of a wine shop which provided a safe environment while offering up live entertainment and a slew of libations to neighbors who craved normalcy during a time when many were homebound and bored out of their minds.
It started out on a random Tuesday in January 2021 when band members Genesis Ian, Dustin Manucci, Jovan Lucky Jefferson, Red Schonhardt, Geoffrey Giordano, and their manager Kenneth Hawkes stood around a barrel with whiskey guy Jared Card and FranksWine owner Frank Pagliaro and together we tasted thru five Japanese “elixirs”… we all fell in love with this one. Like GZBM‘s music it’s magical and layered with its sweet mellowness of vanilla, its spiciness from the three years in toasted oak, fruity dark cocoa aromas and a soft lasting finish. Each bottle is numbered and hand-dipped in wax. Welcome to the Mambas, embrace it!
Posted by FranksWine.com on Saturday, February 20, 2021
black mambas whisky ELIXIR $49.99
Then we moved onto wine! Frank got in touch with his California winemaker peeps and together they created a worldly blend to match Genesis Z & The Black Mambas worldly music. We wanted to make something that was an affordable, easy-drinking wine but special just like the music that GZ+BM creates. And we did a damn good job with it!
The California Red Blend is inspired by Frank’s dream blend of Grenache lending notes of black pepper spice, the Zinfandel gives it that plush in-your-face black fruit, the Barbera balances this wine out with bracing acidity and the barrel-aged Malbec ties it all together. Welcome to the Mambas, embrace it!
GZ+BM Red Blend $14.99
The California White Blend is inspired by Frank’s dream blend of barrel-aged Godello giving it fatness and richness, the Zibbibo adda a floral lift, the Bourboulenc balances out the wine with bright acidity, and the Malgousia rounds it all out. Welcome to the Mambas, embrace it!
GZ+BM White Blend $14.99
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Murcia al Vino
3 Month Aged Manchego
Stilton w/Ginger & Mango
3 Year Aged Cheddar
Port Wine Spread
Roasted Garlic Spread
Provolone Chianti Spread
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