Fantasia coming out with her own wine after earning her sommelier certificate

Abu Mubarik December 05, 2023
Photo: Fantasia/Instagram

Singer and actress Fantasia Barrino is venturing into the wine industry with her own brand, giving herself a second chance at life. Thirteen years ago, the American Idol winner landed in the hospital for a suicide attempt.

That is all in the past now as she has risen from the ashes to write a new chapter. The 39-year-old is now happy, fulfilled, and healed. She is coming up with a wine after getting her sommelier certificate. For her, the certification was important because she didn’t want people to think that she was just a black girl putting her name on a wine to make money.

“I have a wine coming out. I went back to school, so I got my sommelier certificate because I didn’t want people to think that I was just a Black girl putting my name on a wine brand to try to make money,” she told

Barrino is also loving the wine industry and its process of making wine. According to her, she first fell in love with the wine industry after her husband took her to a winery. From there, she became more interested in the sector and wanted to know more about it.

“I really love the process of it, and I also love to drink it because it’s good. I love the process of wine. I fell in love with it when my husband took me to a winery and I felt like, this may sound crazy, but I kind of felt like my life was like what wine has to go through—the pressing. I wanted to know more about it. We’re coming out with a red wine; we’re coming out with a rosé.”

In addition to the wine, she is also planning to bring forth gowns. “I sketch out gowns that I want to bring forth, my grandmother loved robes and gowns. Back in the day, remember when the older mothers had their robes and their nice gowns? So, I’ve decided to put time into creating,” she told

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: December 5, 2023


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