Regina Gaines is a native of Detroit and an accomplished brand developer who is widely recognized for her business acumen and expertise. After completing her studies at Clark Atlanta University, a prominent historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia, Gaines worked for Moet & Chandon, where she was involved in an induction campaign. Gaines further solidified her position in the industry by serving as an agent for Jack Daniels and Remy Martin. She co-owned Madison and Vine, an agency, before launching her own line of tequila, Tequila Distinguido.
In 2014, Gaines attended Michigan State University College of Law, where she earned a degree in intellectual property, information, and communications. It was during her daily commute to and from school that she conceived the idea for the House of Pure Vin, a wine shop in downtown Detroit. In 2015, Gaines brought her vision to life and opened the House of Pure Vin on Woodward Ave.
Gaines is actively involved in several community organizations, including the Downtown Detroit Partnership, where she serves on the board of directors, MichBusiness, where she is a member of the advisory board, and the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance, where she is a founding member. She is also a board member of the Michigan Wine Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion.
While Gaines has achieved many professional milestones, her proudest accomplishment is her daughter, Sarai Ware.