About Tanika Mangum

Addicted to hugs, sharing smiles, avid travel and oh yes Wine! Tanika is the founder of Tanika Explores, where she is on a journey to attend a wine festival in every state. While on this journey, she noticed that very few black-owned or minority-owned wine was featured. She could have set out to explore these wines on her own, but she felt that the best wine experiences are shared experienced. Wine & Convos was born.

Tanika is dedicated to creating a memorable experience by exploring diverse wine and venues, educating and engaging attendees through wine tasting and relevant topic conversations about community.

Wine & Convos events are currently in the Greater Washington DC area, with plans to expand to other major cities.



“A much needed event.”

OMG! Last night’s event was AMAZING!! The wine, dinner, and healthy conversation was on point! Thank you for putting together a much needed event! 

— L.R.

“I had a blast.”

I had a blast at the last event! I’m all in!

— K.K


“This event is Black Excellence.”

The event was everything! From the wine to the venue, the conversation and the delicious food. This event is Black excellence!

— L.I.

“I didn’t feel like a stranger.”

I’m new to the city and this was my first social event. Tanika is so sweet! I didn’t feel like a stranger and this event quickly made me feel like I will enjoy my new city.

— S.L.