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Wu-Tang Clan Member Joins Black Kentucky Liquor Company

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A member of superstar band Rap has teamed up with a black-owned Kentucky wine and spirits distributor.

A member of the superstar rap group Wu-Tang Clan has teamed up with a black-owned Kentucky wine and spirits distributor. The Legacy Wine and Spirits group welcomed Raekwon The Chef from Wu-Tang to their group. Raekwon’s Licataa sparkling wine will join their growing portfolio.

Licataa sparkling wine comes from Raekwon’s love for Italian culture and cuisine. He found Cantine Cette and their family vineyard and winery to produce what is described as a “rich and bold sparkling red wine”.

Cultivated and created in Parma, Italy, Cantine Cela farms operate in the traditional way. The vines are planted to catch the sun, and the growing process is carefully monitored from planting to harvest, which is done by hand.

Legacy Wine and Spirits made their debut as brand ambassadors for other liquor labels. These best friends, Kelvin Young and Djuan Ditto, met in fifth grade and decided to join forces to start Legacy. They received their distribution license in February 2020 and Legacy was officially born.

Their brand portfolio includes Guidance, the black-owned whiskey brand; Bourbon Majesty owned by blacks; mango, lime tequila and black cherry bourbon vodka by Local Choice; and another brand associated with music, the rapper E-40from the Earl Stevens line of wines and spirits.

This story was originally published by CityBeat’s sister newspaper, LEO Weekly.

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