kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Kelly Magyarics, DWS, is a wine, spirits, travel, food and lifestyle writer and wine educator. Her travels have given her the opportunity to taste Gewurztraminer at the foot of the Dolomites in Italy's Alto Adige region, craft her own gin at the Plymouth Distillery in England, foot tread grapes in a traditional lagar in Portugal's Douro Valley, explore the volcanic ash vineyards on Greece's breathtaking island of Santorini and sip Methode Cap Classique at the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

Kelly has extensive wine and spirits knowledge and training, including holding the Diploma of Wine Studies (DWS) from the renowned Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). She is also BarSmarts certified and holds the Wine Location Specialist certification from the Center for Wine Origins. Kelly also completed Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World School in New York City, as well as a series of Master classes offered by the Sommelier Society of America.

Kelly's articles appear in a variety of national and regional consumer and trade publications including AFAR,, Wine Enthusiast, Food Network, Robb Report, Modern Luxury, Matador NetworkCheersFodor'sThe Tasting PanelThe Clever Root, Nightclub & BarLonely Planet, Global Traveler, WhereverFamily, Alcohol Professor, Washington Post Express, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, DC Refined and Washington Life. You can find Kelly on Twitter at  @kmagyarics, and on Instagram @kmagyarics.