About The Rosé Hour Podcast
The ShowWondered how people ever got started doing what they do? Well, wonder no more join us here at the Rosé Hour where we chat with some of the most amazing guests from all over the world doing great and iconic things while sipping on some of the tastiest rosés from around the globe! Learn more about wine, the industry, and any and everything about this journey we are all on called life with a new glass and exciting interview along the way! Join us as we learn more each week about wine and discover new and exciting brands and people doing amazing things.
The HostRenée J. Johnson has always had a love and passion to learn about people doing amazing things and as well while sharing drinks but particularly rosé. Her love for this delicious treat stemmed from many years of happy hour celebrations after a hard day’s work in the Nation’s Capitol (Washington, D.C). Renée would organize her friends to join her across the District at different happy hours for bottles of rosé, networking, and of course amazing conversation and laughs. She became so great at galvanizing groups together that a Women’s Drinking group was formed and was seen every Thursday at the District’s best wine happy hours!
Renee took these talents and created the Rosé Hour Podcast in 2019 with the assistance of a local studio. The goal was to be able to recreate many of the great conversations had at happy hour but record them with the opportunity of sharing them for others to learn, network, and engage. Since the first episode, the Rosé Hour has had over 100 guests, sampled over 200 rosé, and reached over 20,00 listeners worldwide.
Outside of podcasting, Renée is a lobbyist/Senior Advisor for a small business organization in Washington, D.C. Prior to serving in this role, Renée served as the Project and Development Director of a national nonprofit organization where she was responsible for project management, research, and analysis of a diverse portfolio of projects through a racial equity lens. Additionally, Renée’s career has been expansive and includes her tenure of serving as the Training Director at the United State of Women, where she provided women across the country with opportunities for personal, professional, and political advancement; working for the District of Columbia as the Director of Legislation and Policy in the Department of Human Services and in a variety of roles supporting the Chairman of the District of Columbia Council. Renée began her career on Capitol Hill for Congressman Bobby Rush, Senator Roland Burris, and Richard Durbin.
In 2019, Renée was appointed by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser to her Financial Services BlockChain Board and previously served on the Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs, received the District of Columbia Council Cornerstone in the Community Award, and was named one of the “13 Caribbean American Women in Politics You Need to Know.” In 2017, she received the “Rising Star Award” from Campaigns and Elections Magazine. She was recently profiled in Forbes and Essence Magazines for her achievements, where she emphasized the importance of getting more women of color into politics, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.
Renée is originally from Waukegan, Illinois.