Love and Vines

We are here to passionately cultivate your soul through wine, food and music.

As a self-proclaimed “wine-o”, Sukari’s mission is to make wine more approachable. You won’t find any wine ratings or sliding scales on this blog. You will find out what Sukari is drinking and where she is drinking it. There will be wine and food and wine and music pairing suggestions (note: Suggestions, not Rules!). The overall experience you are having can affect how a bottle of wine or a meal tastes and how it feels going down. Here, we will focus on the experience, and will support you on where ever that experience takes you. Sukari is always looking to improve her tasting chops (which is always interesting!). She first learned about wine from her amazing Mom and continues to learn from weekly tastings (organized through wine stores and restaurants and those that she hosts on her own), tons of reading and her friends in the wine business. Sukari is a California girl, with a New Orleans soul, energy of NYC and the laid back elegance of the South, Atlanta to be exact.

Shomari has had a passion for food and music since his days on his big wheel. As a youngster he could whip up a full meal from just a handful of ingredients. As he grew up, so did his passion for food and music. He is a self-taught Chef and has worked in kitchens on both sides of the country. He now holds the dubious title of Family Chef. Shomari puts together beats with same passion that he uses to put together ingredients. The outcome is a smooth sound unencumbered by digital noise. The simplicity and elegance of the dishes that he creates and will share with you will let the natural flavors shine.

Let us take you on a fantastic voyage. Let us show you Love and Vines.

Shomari Bowman
Shomari Bowman
Shomari bowman is a 25+ year veteran of the restaurant industry. He has held positions spanning from Atlanta GA. to San Diego..Shomari’s passion for food was developed at a very young age being groomed by his amazing grandmothers Ann Williams and Nora Bowman, who taught him the essence of preparing meals for your loved ones. With this foundation in place Shomari explored, learned and developed his own style and palette by fusing a rich southern tradition with a farm to table freshness of the west coast.
Sukari Bowman
Sukari Bowman
If you would have told me a couple of years ago that I would be starting a blog about wine, food and music, I would have told you “THAT’s CRAZY” (It would have been much more colorful than that, lol). I was busy living the hustle and bustle in New York City. I have been in Real Estate Finance for over 20 years and was climbing the corporate ladder. Then life happened. I experienced a devastating loss and realized that life is entirely too short. So what the heck was I doing, grinding every day and not living my life? That is exactly what I was doing. I could not sit back and ignore the desire for something more any longer. I began to look at the things that I l love; my family and friends, sharing an amazing meal, letting my favorite wine (Barolo, if you must know) dance down my throat and getting so lost in a melody that I forget where I am. I am still grinding but I am also experiencing life and sharing the things I love with you.