kelly magyarics

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


Kelly is available for writing and editing, and may be contacted at, or on Twitter and Instagram @kmagyarics.

Tepid Tippling, DC Magazine, April 2017

Tiger Fork is Mixing Up Feel-Good Cocktails Based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), DC Refined, March 2017

Colada Shop Brings the Flavors of Miami and Cuba to Washington, D.C. , Nightclub & Bar, March 2017

African American History, One Course at a Time, The Clever Root, Spring 2017

Ladies' Night, DC Magazine, March 2017

4 Tools to Better Infuse Your Booze, Nightclub & Bar, March 2017

These Brunch Cocktails & Eye Openers Make Your Day Drinking Game Strong, Nightclub & Bar, March 2017

Underserved: Negroni-San at Conosci, Washington City Paper, March 2017

Wallet-Spendy Whisky: Tasting $60,000 Scotch at the Ritz-Carlton, DC Refined, March 2017

Suds and Sweets: We Paired 8 Girl Scout Cookies With Local Beers, DC Refined, March 2017

DC's Newest Crop of Spanish Restaurants Spill What Regions Are Hot Right Now, DC Refined, March 2017

#CherryBlossomPub in Shaw is a Love Letter to Two of Japan's Most Famous Exports, DC Refined, March 2017

Get a Dose of Wine Country Living With a Stay at Early Mountain Vineyards, DC Refined, March 2017

These Organic & Sustainable Cocktails Are All the Green You'll Need on St. Patrick's Day, DC Refined, March 2017

DC Bartenders Spill Their Guilty Pleasure Cocktails, DC Refined, March 2017

Love Duck? You're in Luck! Order it at These Three DC Restaurants, DC Refined, March 2017

29 Warming Winter Cocktails, Food Network, February 2017

The Incredible Return of the Nick and Nora Glass,, February 2017

Cigar Aficionados: It's Time to Trade In That Rocks Glass for a Wine Glass, Nightclub & Bar, February 2017

6 Unsung Regions to Uncork on National Drink Wine Day, Nightclub & Bar, February 2017

Where to Stay on Hearts Day (Salamander Resort & Omni Homestead), #FlyWashington, Spring 2017

Getting Fizzy With It: Impress Your Friends by Ordering a Bottle of Pet-Nat, DC Refined, February 2017

How Cleansing Your Face With Oils Just May Change Your Beauty Regimen, DC Refined, February 2017

Chocolate-Covered Romance: Escape to The Hotel Hershey and Spa This February, DC Refined, February 2017

Bitter About Valentine's Day? These Cocktails Will Help You Embrace Your Cynical Side, DC Refined, February 2017

Underserved: Woodward Table's Papal Blessing, Washington City Paper, February 2017

Melt With You: 5 Places in the DMV to Get Your Fondue On, DC Refined, February 2017

Underserved: Adele Street at Nopa Kitchen + Bar, Washington City Paper, February 2017

Barrel Bravado, DC Magazine, January / February 2017

Cocktails for the Big Game, Nightclub & Bar, February 2017

Grape Expectations: Sommeliers Tell Us What to Watch in 2017, Nightclub & Bar, January 2017

Bartenders Tell Us What's Shaking in 2017, Nightclub & Bar, January 2017

Making the Switch from Keurig to Pour Over Coffee With Help From Local Baristas, DC Refined, January 2017

4 Spots for a Modern Take on Dim Sum, DC Refined, January 2017

Get Schooled in Scotch: Recipes, Bottles and Tasting Tips from D.C. Bartenders, DC Refined, January 2017

Hold the Scotch: Bourbon Steak's Certified Tobacconist Says Your Cigar Can Do Better, DC Refined, January 2017

Treat Yourself With These 9 Over-the-Top Beverage Splurges, DC Refined, January 2017

Bayside Escape: The Inn at Perry Cabin, DC Refined, January 2017

9 Spots to Celebrate Hot Toddy Day and 3 Recipes to Try at Home, DC Refined, January 2017

Aquafaba is Exceeding Eggspectations for Vegan, Allergen-Free Cocktails, Nightclub & Bar, January 2017

Treat Yourself With These 7 Over-to-Top Beverage Splurges, DC Refined, January 2017

Underserved: Taco Bamba's ODB, Washington City Paper, January 2017

Blasts From the Past, Taste Magazine, Holiday 2016

Take Flight, Modern Luxury Weddings Washington, December 2016

Take My Hand, Modern Luxury Weddings Washington, December 2016

Underserved: Hipnos at Dino's Grotto, Washington City Paper, December 2016

5 Cocktail Shakers to Stir Things Up This Holiday Season, Nightclub & Bar, December 2016

Elevate Your #WhiskyWednesday at The Watergate Hotel, DC Refined, December 2016

DC's Top Pastry Chefs Share Christmas Cookie Secrets and Recipes, DC Refined, December 2016

Hotel Watch: 4 Spots for a Luxurious Sojourn on Curacao, Washington Life, December 2016

How Can Oranges Be Blue? When They Are in This Laraha-Based Liqueur From This Caribbean Island,  Nightclub & Bar, December 2016

3 Hotels to Savor Post Holiday-Shopping Afternoon Tea, DC Refined, December 2016

Winter Wonderland,  DC Magazine, December 2016

Underserved: The Peabody Memphis at 1905 Bistro & Bar, Washington City Paper, December 2016

Keeping it Merry and Bright, Cheers, November/December 2016

Native Expressions,  Cheers, November/December 2016

Hot Hotels: Majestic Colonial Punta Cana, LA Travel Magazine, Fall/Holiday 2016

Hot Hotels: Royal Sonesta New Orleans, LA Travel Magazine, Fall/Holiday 2016

Kevin Zraly: A Window into Forty Years of Wine, Wine Enthusiast, November 2016

Taking in Windows on the Wine School's Final Semester, Wine Enthusiast, November 2016

Better Than Binge Watching: #CocktailsandChill at Drumbar, Nightclub & Bar, November 2016

6 Bars to Enjoy Custom Wines and Spirits You Can't Get Anywhere Else, DC Refined, November 2016

Destination DC, Wine Enthusiast, November 2016

Start Me Up! DC Magazine, November 2016

13 Bars Helping You Get Your Drink On the Night Before Thanksgiving, DC Refined, November 2016

Headed to a DC Michelin-Starred Restaurant? Drink These Cocktails! DC Refined, November 2016

4 Wineries to Visit on Your Next Trip to Paso Robles, DC Refined, November 2016

Sherry, Baby, Nightclub & Bar, October 2016

Delve into the Colors of the Season with Tart & Funky Orange Wine, Nightclub & Bar, October 2016

Make Your Own Bitters, Better, Nightclub & Bar, October 2016

Underserved: The Fainting Goat's Duck Hunt, Washington City Paper, October 2016

3 Stellar Maryland Wineries to Visit This Fall, DC Refined, October 2016

Checking Out the Cocktails in "America's Finest City" (San Diego), Cheers, October 2016

Blue Heaven: 9 Reasons to Pack Your Swimsuit and Vacay in Curacao, DC Refined, October 2016

Orange Isn't Just for Pumpkins: Here Are Orange Wines Worth Drinking This Season, DC Refined, October 2016

Dining with Kwame Onwuachi at the African American History Museum, DC Refined, October 2016

Dangerous Drinks: (Overly) Potent Potables, Nightclub & Bar, October 2016

Underserved: Piece de Resistance at McClellan's Retreat, Washington City Paper, October 2016

Canoodle or Cut a Deal at These 5 Swanky DC Bars, DC Refined, October 2016

Beerly Beloved, Washington City Paper, September 2016

Chew on This, Washington City Paper, September 2016

Shaken and Skewered, DC Magazine, September 2016

Underserved: Trummer's on Main's Beehive, Washington City Paper, September 2016

Cask Masters, Cheers, September 2016

Ginning it Up at Tales of the Cocktail, Nightclub & Bar, September 2016

Grape Expectations for Peruvian Pisco, Nightclub & Bar, September 2016

Miss New Orleans: Try These 4 Spots That Bring the Big Easy to DC, DC Refined, September 2016

4 Spots to Throw Back Politically Inspired Potables This Election  Season, DC Refined, September 2016

We Don't Care What the Calendar Says, There's Still Time for Ice Cream, DC Refined, September 2016

Underserved: Hazel's Transfigurations, Washington  City Paper, September 2016

Sipping History: DC Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, The SOMM Journal, August / September 2016

50 States of Frozen Drinks, Food Network, August 2016

Elevate Your Labor Day Barbecue with Angostura Bitters, Nightclub & Bar, August 2016

The Moscow Mule Celebrates 75 Years of Icy, Spicy Greatness, Nightclub & Bar, August 2016

Underserved: Estadio's  Gintonic, Washington City Paper, August 2016

Wine & Spirits: Tales from Tales, Washington Life, August 2016

Behind the Scenes at Tales of the Cocktail 2016, Cheers, August 2016

Mellow, Yellow, Limoncello, Nightclub & Bar, August 2016

Grab a Copper Mug and Toast the 75th Anniversary of the Moscow Mule, DC Refined, August 2016

Think You Can't Afford Bordeaux Wine? Try Cru Bourgeois, Nightclub & Bar, August 2016

Underserved: All Purpose's Black Manhattan, Washington City Paper, August 2016

Sweltering This Summer? You Need a Rickey, Nightclub & Bar, August 2016

Who Cares If Orange Doesn't Rhyme With Anything? Just Drink It In These Aperol Sips, DC Refined, August 2016

Aw Sugar Sugar! 6 Cane Spirit Cocktails for National Rum Day, Nightclub & Bar, August 2016

Get Thee to The Partisan for Lambrusco Week, DC Refined, August 2016

Celebrate The Summer Olympics With Brazil's National Spirit, Cachaca, DC Refined, August 2016

Infused Ice Will Make Your Cocktails Cool Again, Nightclub & Bar, August 2016

Celebrate National Scotch Day With These Lightened Up Whisky Cocktails, Nightclub & Bar, July 2016

Martin Miller's Gin, the UK / Iceland Mash-Up, Nightclub & Bar, July 2016

Beat The Heat This Month With an Ice Cold Rickey, DC Refined, July 2016

4 Restaurants With Excellent French Wine Lists to Celebrate Bastille Day, DC Refined, July 2016

Divine Brine, Nightclub & Bar, July 2016

Getting The Most From a Visit to Iceland's Iconic Geothermal Spa, DC Refined, July 2016

White Hot and Fortified, Nightclub & Bar, July 2016

4 Styles of Vinho Verde That You Should Be Drinking This Summer, Nightclub & Bar, July 2016

Why You Should Be Drinking Balkan Wine, DC Refined, July 2016

Smoke Signals: Fire Inspired Cocktails, DC Refined, July 2016

Be-Mixed and Be-Muddled: 6 Fresh Ideas for Mojito Day, Nightclub & Bar, July 2016

Blended & Splended: 5 Creamy Dreamy Concoctions for Pina Colada Day, Nightclub & Bar, July 2016

Q&A With Jason Larkin, Executive Chef for the U.S. State Department, Wine Enthusiast, July 2016

Riesling, Redefined, Cheers, July/August 2016

5 Hot Wine Lists, DC Magazine, July 2016

Beat the Heat This Summer With an Ice Cold Rickey, DC Refined,  July 2016

Hot Hotels: Clifton Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia, Los Angeles Travel, Summer 2016

Hot Hotels: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Los Angeles Travel, Summer 2016

Crimson All Over, DC Magazine, June 2016

Grander Chianti, The SOMM Journal, June 2016

Bowled Over, Cheers, June 2016

Spirit Spotlight: Mezcal Rising, Nightclub & Bar, June 2016

Grab a Friend and Get to Sipping These Shareable Cocktails, DC Refined, June 2016

5 Fresh Ideas for Batched Drinks That'll Pack a Punch This Summer, Nightclub & Bar, June 2016

Chianti 101: Your Guide to the Wine That Screams "Pair Me With Food," DC Refined, June 2016

Mixing & Mingling With Martinis, Manhattans & Margaritas, Nightclub & Bar, June 2016

Cocktails Take Flight, Wine Enthusiast, May 2016

The (Sweet) Bitter End, DC Magazine, May 2016

Spring Fling, Cheers, May 2016

Cool Cocktails For Hot Chicken, Nightclub & Bar, May 2016

4 Fabulous Picnic Spreads to Pack for a Wolf Trap Concert, DC Refined, May 2016

Brussels, Sprouting, DC Refined, May 2016

Tacos and Tequila: What Else Could You Want on Cinco de Mayo?, DC Refined, May 2016

A Tisket, a Tasket, Wines for Your Picnic Basket, DC Refined, April 2016

Suds in the Shaker: 5 Cocktails for National Beer Day,  Nightclub & Bar,  April 2016

Chotto Ippai: Let's Have a Quick Drink!, Nightclub & Bar, April 2016

Aperitivo Lesson: 5 Bittersweet Bottles and How to Use Them, Nightclub & Bar, April 2016

Table Envy, DC Refined, April 2016

Hurts So Good: DC's Hot Chicken Craze, DC Refined, April 2016

La Vie En Rose: Virginia's Best Rose Wine, DC Refined, April 2016

Early Mountain Vineyards' Winemaker Thinks Pink, Washington Life, April 2016

Hot Hotels: The Ivy, Baltimore, Maryland, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, Spring 2016

Hot Hotels: Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, Spring 2016

Mad for Merlot, Taste Magazine, Winter/Spring 2016

Isle Drink to That: 7 Craft Cocktails to Shake or Stir on St. Patrick's Day, Nightclub & Bar, March 2016

Bolly Magic, DC Magazine, March 2016

This Valentine's Day, Look at the World Through Rose Colored Glasses, Nightclub & Bar, February 2016

Just Add Heat, Nightclub & Bar, January 2016

Punch Drunk Love, DC Magazine, December 2015

Repeal & Rejoice, Nightclub & Bar, December 2015

Eclectic Effervescence: 4 Sparkling Wines That Add Festive Fizz, Nightclub & Bar, December 2015

25 Days of Holiday Libations at Bibiana, Nightclub & Bar, December 2015

Virginia's Small Town Luxury, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, Fall/Holiday 2015

Hot Hotels: Wild Dunes Resort, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, Fall/Holiday 2015

Hip Sips: Just Add Meat, The Clever Root, Fall/Winter 2015

Holiday Mixology, Cheers, November 2015

Red, White and Fortified, DC Magazine, November 2015

Shaken...and Stirred, Nightclub & Bar, November 2015

Spice is Nice: Ushering in the Scents of the Season, Nightclub & Bar, October 2015

Oh, Sherry, DC Magazine, October 2015

Mead Cocktails From the Hive Mind, Wine Enthusiast, September 2016

In the Red, Cheers, September 2015

Mezcal Magic, DC Magazine, September 2015

Hot Hotels: Kingsmill Resort and Omni Bedford Springs, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, Late Summer 2015

7 Fizzy Cocktail Recipes to Help You Cool Down, Wine Enthusiast, August 2015

Tapped Out: Custom Puree System, Nightclub & Bar, August 2015

For Peat's Sake: A Study of Smoke, Nightclub & Bar, August 2015

A Tasting of Rare Bubbly, Nightclub & Bar, August 2015

Social Still Sets Up in Former Bank, Cheers, July/August 2015

Top Bartenders and Their Signature Drinks / Fabulous Wine Lists, DC Magazine, July 2015

Chill Out! DC Magazine, June 2015

Shake It Up, Cheers, June 2015

Summer Wine Pairings, Cheers, June 2015

A Spirited Republic, Tasting Panel Magazine, June 2015

Sips With a View, Tasting Panel Magazine, June 2015

Floral Sips in Bloom, Nightclub & Bar, June 2015

Hot Hotels: The Greenbrier, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, Summer 2015

Turning Japanese, DC Magazine, May 2015

Just Shoot Me, DC Magazine, May 2015

Match Game, Cheers, May 2015

No Bones About It, Nightclub & Bar, May 2015

East Meets West, Wine Enthusiast, April 2015

Cask Masters, DC Magazine, April 2015

Garnish with Flourish, Cheers, March 2015

A-Peeling Cocktails, Nightclub and Bar, March 2015

Petal Pushers, DC Magazine, March 2015

Belgian Chic, Washington Life, March 2015

Zen in the Forest, Washington Life, March 2015

Pining Away, Nightclub and Bar, February 2015

V-Day for All, Washington Life, February 2015

Steak Made Perfect, Wine Enthusiast, January 2015

Sunny Disposition, DC Magazine, January/February 2015

Spicy Sips, DC Magazine Front Desk, January/February 2015

Cocktailing in Music City, Cheers, January/February 2015

Happy Endings, Cheers, January/February 2015

Return to Oz, Taste Magazine, Winter 2015

The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Los Angeles Travel, Winter 2015

It's Hot Toddy Time! Nightclub and Bar, January 2015

Would-Be Mini Foodies, Washington Life, January 2015

Effervescent Elixirs, Cheers, November/December 2014

The Spirits of the Season, Cheers, November/December 2014

White Hot and Bubbly, Nightclub and Bar, December 2014

Eggs-cellent Eggnog Cocktails, Nightclub and Bar, December 2014

A Fine Philly Watering Hole, Cheers, November 2014

Undercover Cocktails, DC Magazine Front Desk, November 2014

Your Lips Are Sealed, DC Magazine, November 2014

A Little Beverag-Education from Camp Jack, Nightclub & Bar, November 2014

Throwing Back Retro Cocktails, Nightclub & Bar, November 2014

Gascony's New Wave, The SOMM Journal, October/November 2014

You Don't Know Jack, Washington Life, November 2014

Wines to Uncork Before Turkey Day, Washington Life, November 2014

Sommelier Profile: Brent Kroll of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, The SOMM Journal, Oct/Nov 2014

Delicious Duo in the District, The SOMM Journal, October/November 2014

6 Spooky Cocktail Recipes, Wine Enthusiast, October 2014

Eastbound and Renown, DC Magazine, October 2014

Getaway to Yountville, Washington Life, October 2014 

Hotel Watch: The Great Pumpkin, Washington Life, October 2014

Hotel Watch: Hilton Sandestin, Washington Life, October 2014

Cordial Relations, Cheers, October 2014

I Want Brandy, Cheers, October 2014

Treacly Tipples, Nightclub & Bar, October 2014

Get Sauced, Wine Enthusiast, September 2014

Bartender, Surprise Me, Cheers, September 2014

Roll Out the Barrels, Cheers, September 2014

Back in Black, Nightclub and Bar, September 2014

Sweet Spirits, DC Magazine Front Desk, September/October 2014

Transitional Tipples, Washington Life, September 2014

Malt and Hops Stand In for Spirits and Liqueurs, Nightclub and Bar, August 2014

Passionate for Potables, The Tasting Panel, August 2014

Hotel Watch: Staycation at Avenue Suites, Washington Life, August 2014

Hotel Watch: Get Crabby at the Hyatt Chesapeake, Washington Life, August 2014

Lambrusco Week, Washington Life, August 2014

Chilling Out, Cheers, July/August 2014

Match Game, Cheers, July/August 2014

Big Fat Greek Cocktails, Cheers, July/August 2014

Flight Night, DC Magazine, July/August 2014

5 Mixologists and Drinks We Love, DC Magazine, July/August 2014

Capital Cocktails, DC Magazine Front Desk, July/August 2014

5 Spiked Summer Slushies, Wine Enthusiast, July 2014

Helium Cocktails: What a Gas!, Nightclub and Bar, July 2014

Spa Getaway: The Lodge at Woodloch, Los Angeles Travel, Summer 2014

Hot Property: Capella Georgetown, Los Angeles Travel, Summer 2014

Omni Creates a Rum and Tequila Experience, Cheers, June 2014

Fill Your Glass, Cheers, June 2014

Light and Lively, Cheers, June 2014

Tap Takeover: Forced Carbonation Cocktails, Nightclub and Bar, June 2014

Cheers to Dad, Washington Life, June 2014

Bowled Over! DC Magazine Front Desk, May 2014

White Hot Summer Wines, Cheers, May 2014

Prest-o, Change-o Cocktails, Cheers, May 2014

Passport Potables, DC Magazine, May 2014

Measure for Measure: minibar's Coravin Program, The SOMM Journal, May 2014

Celebrate Languedoc Day, Washington Life, May 2014

Pump It Up With Spirit Sprays, Nightclub and Bar, May 2014

Fresh Picks for Spring, Washington Life, May 2014

Sartorial Sips, DC Magazine, April 2014

Learn the Hard Way, Washington Post Express, April 2014

Hotel Watch: Modern Luxe in Philly, Washington Life, April 2014

Make Mine a Mini, Cheers, April 2014

Science-Inspired Sips, Cheers, April 2014

Brabo's Fork and Cork Collaboration, Washington Life, April 2014

Cherry Blossom Confidential, DC Magazine, March/April 2014

Bartender, Morph Me, DC Magazine, March 2014

Nurturing Nature, The Tasting Panel, March 2014

In Its Glory Moment, The Tasting Panel, March 2014

A Wine and Cocktail Revolution in the Steel City, Cheers, March 2014

Hotel Watch: The Hotel Hershey, Washington Life, March 2014

Washington Ballet's British Invasion, Washington Life, March 2014

Wine Intervention, DC Magazine, January/February 2014

Romance Rebellion, DC Magazine, January/February 2014

The Ultimate Olympic Viewing Party, Wine Enthusiast, February 2014

Sipping the Light Fantastic, Washington Post Express, February 2014

Catching the Wave: Malibu Rum, The Tasting Panel, February 2014

Taking Inventory With Adam Bernbach, The Tasting Panel, February 2014

Amari, Amore, The Tasting Panel, February 2014

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler, Washington Life, February 2014

Drinking In...Louisville, Washington Life, February 2014

One Day in DC: Chef Jose Andres, DC Magazine Front Desk, January/February 2014

The Gin Game, Cheers, January/February 2014

Dip, Sip, Repeat. Washington Post Express, January 2014

Ambar's First Year of Balkan Sips and Apps, Eater DC, January 2014

Deck the Shelves, DC Magazine, December 2013

Here's to the Holidays, Cheers, November/December 2013

Pitcher Perfect, Nightclub and Bar, December 2013

Christmas Cocktail Countdown, Washington Life, December 2013

What Would Ron Burgundy Drink? Washington Life, December 2013

Hotel Watch: Westin Finds from AFAR, Washington Life, December 2013

Repeal Day Events, Washington Life, December 2013

Thanksgiving Boot Camp, Wine Enthusiast, November 2013

Mix and Mash, Washington Post Express, November 2013

Destination Dining: Great American Restaurants, The Tasting Panel, November 2013

Moon Dance, DC Magazine, November 2013

To Pair or Not to Pair on Turkey Day, Washington Life, November 2013

Toast to Tempranillo Day, Washington Life, November 2013

Hotel Watch: Park Hyatt Mendoza, Washington Life, November 2013

Trick or Tipple, Wine Enthusiast, October 2013

Grape Effect, DC Magazine, October 2013

Liquid Assets, DC Magazine, October 2013

Sips Go on an Exotic Trip, Washington Post Express, October 2013

Tap That Wine Keg, Cheers, October 2013

Thinking Outside the Snifter, Cheers, October 2013

Whey Cool, Eater DC, October 2013

Brown Booze for Brunch, Eater DC, October 2013

Easy Holiday Sips with Cointreau, Washington Life, October 2013

Celebrating Champagne Day, Washington Life, October 2013

Wine Dinner Surprises, Washington Life, October 2013

Game Day Game Plan, Wine Enthusiast, September 2013

Oh Sherry!, The Tasting Panel, September 2013

South American Wine Favorites, Cheers, September 2013

Tales of the Cocktail Highlights, Cheers, September 2013

Savory Tomato Sips, Washington Life, September 2013

Hotel Watch: The Lodge at Woodloch, Washington Life, September 2013

Seasonal Sips: DC Bartenders' Fave Fall Ingredients, Eater DC, September 2013

Hotel Watch: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg Virginia, Washington Life, August 2013

Gleaming the Cube: Washington Life, August 2013

Profile on Angelica Sbai, National Director of Wine and Spirits, The Palm, The Tasting Panel, August 2013

Five Mixologists and Drinks We Love, DC Magazine, July/August 2013

Sibling Revelry, DC Magazine, July/August 2013

Mixers Get a Refresh, Cheers, July/August 2013

Hogo Takes on Tiki 2.0, Cheers, July/August 2013

Pour Man's Feast, Washington Post Express, July 2013

The Wines of Ribera del Duero, The Tasting Panel, July 2013

The Codorniu Legacy Comes Alive in D.C., The Tasting Panel, July 2013

D.C. Tales of the Cocktail Highlights, Washington Life, July 2013

A Summer of Riesling, Washington Life, July 2013

Profile: John Mitchell, Wine Director, Stella! in New Orleans, Sommelier Journal, July 2013

Portrait of a Wine Program: Lucas Paya, ThinkFood Group, The Tasting Panel, June 2013

From Locavore to Locapour: Drink Local Wine Recap, The Tasting Panel, June 2013

The Refinement of Rum, Cheers, June 2013

Range's Rockin' Wine Program, Cheers, June 2013

Oh, Sherry!, DC Magazine, June 2013

S is for..., Washington Life, June 2013

Behind the Bar with Kristy Fourie, Washington Life, June 2013

Hotel Watch: Casa Marina and Sunset Key Guest Cottages, Key West, Washington Life, May 2013

RAMMY Cocktail Contenders, Washington Life, May 2013

Steeplechase Sips, Washington Life, May 2013

A Roaring Soiree, Wine Enthusiast, May 2013

Trippy Sips, DC Magazine, May 2013

Terroir: Santorini, Sommelier Journal, May 2013

Indigenous Imbibing, Cheers, May 2013

Restaurant Spotlight: Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas, Sommelier Journal, April 2013

Behind the Bar With Steven Oshana, Washington Life, April 2013

Hotel Watch: The Turnberry Isle, Aventura, FL, Washington Life, April 2013

Cherry Blossom Concoctions, Washington Life, April 2013

Drinks by Design, DC Magazine, March 2013

Terroir: Cima Corgo, Sommelier Journal, March 2013

Skinny Sipping, Cheers, March 2013

Scene: Lure, Cheers, March 2013

ARTini Recap, Washington Life, March 2013

Skinny Sipping and Dipping, Washington Life, March 2013

Terroir: Cima Corgo, Sommelier Journal, February 2013

Be (Or Don't Be) My Valentine: Washington Life, February 2013

Wine Event Roundup, Washington Life, February 2013

New Spins on Gin, Cheers, January/February 2013

Presidential Potables, DC Magazine, January/February 2013

Cheers BevEx Awards, Cheers, January/February 2013

Beltway Bandits, The Tasting Panel, January 2013

Inauguration Libations, The Tasting Panel, January 2013

Q&A with Jon Harris of Firefly, Washington Life, January 2013

Presidential Potables, Washington Life, January 2013

National Hot Toddy Day, Washington Life, January 2013

Tricked Out Hot Cocoa, Washington Life, January 2013

Hotel Watch: Halekulani Resort, Washington Life, January 2013

Overcoming a Wine Rut: Fresh Ideas from Sommelier John Mitchell, Wine Enthusiast, December 2012

On Your Honor, DC Magazine, December 2012

Merry Mixology, Cheers, November/December 2012

Local Gift Guide, Bar None, Washington Life, December 2012

Q&A with Josh Berner, Mixologist at Ripple, Washington Life, December 2012

Sommelier Profile, Michael Scaffidi of The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D.C., Sommelier Journal, November, 2012

Luscious Limoncello, Wine Enthusiast, November 2012

Techno-Tippling, DC Magazine, November 2012

Smoke 'n' Oak: Catoctin Creek's 515, DC Magazine, November 2012

Bonal-Based Cocktails, Washington Life, November 2012

NO-Veau Beaujolais, Washington Life, November 2012

Poste's Winter Wonderland, Washington Life, November 2012

Day of the Dead Cocktails and Promotions, Washington Life, November 2012

Grape, Meet Grain: New Takes on the Wine Cocktail, Wine Enthusiast, October 2012

Plum-Tastic Potable: Greenhook Ginsmith's Beach Plum Liqueur, October 2012

Premium Blends, Taste Magazine, October 2012

Halloween Cocktails, Washington Life, October 2012

Train's Save Me, San Francisco Wines, Washington Life, October 2012

Political Potables, Washington Life, October 2012

Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest, Washington Life, October 2012

Get Social: Creative Ways to Use Facebook, Twitter and the Web to Promote Beverage Programs, Cheers, September 2012

Scene: Sake is Always in Style at Pabu, Cheers, September 2012

Make It and Take It Mixology, (and online), Wine Enthusiast, September 2012

Mixology a la Mode, Wine Enthusiast, September 2012

Harbor Sights, Liquid Delights, The Tasting Panel, September 2012

Whiskey District, The Tasting Panel, September 2012

D.C. Fall Beverage Event Roundup, Washington Life, September 2012

Go for the Gold: Olympic Wines Through the Ages, Wine Enthusiast, August 2012

Capital Spirit, Wine Enthusiast, August 2012

Spin the Bottle Somm: John Mitchell, The Tasting Panel, August 2012

Retsina's Big Return, Wine Enthusiast, August 2012

Cuckoo for Coconut, Washington Life, August 2012

Scene: Society Fair, Cheers, July/August 2012

Perfectly Pinot, Cheers, July/August 2012

Brew News You Can Use, Cheers, July/August 2012

Gin It Up for the Olympics, Washington Life, July 2012

Mad Fox Hits Its Stride, Washington Life, July 2012

Stefan Trummer's Farmers' Market Peach Cocktails, Washington Life, July 2012

Cool Stools, DC Magazine, June 2012

Ten Reasons to Drink Greek Wine Now, Washington Life, June 2012

Hophead Heaven, Cheers, June 2012

Sommelier Secret Weapon, Cheers, June 2012

Liquid RAMMY Winners, Washington Life, June 2012

The Tea Party, DC Magazine, May 2012

Politics and Potables, The Tasting Panel, May 2012

Neutral in Name Only, Cheers, May 2012

Super Summer Sippers, Nightclub and Bar, May 2012

Refreshing Sangria Recipes to Beat the Heat, Nightclub and Bar, May 2012

Guacamole Festival at La Sandia, Washington Life, May 2012

Summer Spirit Roundup, Washington Life, May 2012

Raising the Bar, DC Magazine, April 2012

DIY Bartending, Cheers, April 2012

Southern Exposure, Cheers, April 2012

BevEx Award: Craftworks, Cheers, April 2012

At Fiola, Bitter is Better, Washington Life, April 2012

Park Hyatt Washington's New Cocktails, Washington Life, April 2012

Calif-oenophilia, Cheers, March 2012

To Promote and Serve, Cheers, March 2012

Chandon's Sparkling Wine, Washington Life, March 2012

Election-Inspired Elixirs at Topaz Bar, Washington Life, March 2012

Top Super Bowl Beer Cocktails, Wine Enthusiast, February 2012

Is Gin Still In? Cheers, February 2012, plus online exclusive

Sommelier Spotlight: Sebastian Zutant, Proof, Sommelier Journal, February 2012

Mixology a la Mode: Cocktail Trends 2012, DC Magazine, January/February 2012

Hyatt Chesapeake Wine Dinners, Washington Life, February 2012

Celebrate Port Day, Washington Life, January 2012

Liquid Education, Washington Life, January 2012

District Sips: Going Behind D.C. Bars, The Tasting Panel, December 2011

Home Makers, DC Magazine, December 2011

Imbibe Gift Guide, Washington Life, December 2011

Making Spirits Bright, Cheers, November 2011

Eclectic Effervescence, Cheers, November 2011

Practice Makes Pour-Fect, Nightclub & Bar, November 2011

El Centro: Agave Abundancy, Cheers, November 2011

The Best DC Cocktails of 2011, Tasting Table, November 2011

Introduction to Mixology, Washington Life, November 2011

Fresh Picks, Wine Enthusiast, October 2011

Holiday Sparkle, Nightclub and Bar, October 2011

Cordially Yours, Cheers, October 2011

Sax: Capitalizing on Bubbles, Cheers, October 2011

Celebrate National Champagne Day, Washington Life, October 2011

Tailgate Tipples, Washington Life, October 2011

White Lightning, DC Magazine, September/October 2011

A Moveable Feast, DC Magazine, September/October 2011

American Spirit, Cheers, September 2011

Uncorking 9/11 Memories, Washington Life, September 2011

Bartender Meets Chef: Stone's Cove KitBar, Nightclub & Bar, September 2011

Safe and Sound, Nightclub and Bar, September 2011

Lansdowne Resort, Washington Life, September 2011

Go Deep or Go Home! DC Magzine, July/August 2011

Easy Late Summer Sippers, Washington Life, August 2011

Island Fever: Long Island Wine, Sommelier Journal, July 31 2011

Summer in a Glass: A Fresh Look at Sangria and Summer Wine Cocktails, Nightclub and Bar, July 2011

Luscious Li-BAY-tions, Washington Life, July 2011

Capital Grille's Generous Pour, Washington Life, July 2011

Five Tips for Wine List Development, Nightclub and Bar, June 2011

Bar Rouge Gets a Makeover, Washington Life, June 2011

Sommelier Spotlight: Jill Zimorski, Sommelier Journal, June 2011

Spurring on Dad: Wild West-themed Father's Day Gifts, Wine Enthusiast, June 2011

Gin There, Done That, Nightclub and Bar, June 2011

No Stove, No Oven, No Problem, Nightclub and Bar, June 2011

By The Glass: Pricing for Profits, Nightclub and Bar, June 2011

Drinks for Dad, Washington Life, June 2011

Toast of the Town Washington, DC Lights Up the Capital, Wine Enthusiast, May 2011

Drink-O de Mayo, Wine Enthusiast, May 2011

Easy Being Green: Incorporating Organic, Sustainable and Local into the Drink Menu, Nightclub and Bar, May 2011

DC's Best Frozen Summer Cocktails, Washington Life, May 2011

E**X**R: This Newly Released Bitter is Perfect for Classic Cocktails, Wine Enthusiast, May 2011

Prohibition in DC: Q&A with Author Garrett Peck, Washington Life, May 2011

Restaurant Spotlight: Michel, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Sommelier Journal, April 2011

Perfume Bottles: Gewurztraminer's Enticing Allure, Pennsylvania Wine Spirits Quarterly, Spring 2011

Mixology for Their Majesties, Wine Enthusiast, April 2011

Libation Salvation, DC Magazine, March/April 2011

Pisco Sour Hour, The Tasting Panel, April 2011

Slainte! Libation Alternatives for St. Patrick's Day, Wine Enthusiast, March 2011

Columbia Room: As You Like It, Cheers, March 2011

Sonoma's J Vineyards and Winery, Washington Life, March 2011

Cheers for Cherry Blossoms, Washington Life, March 2011

A Night of Pork and Corks, Washington Life, March 2011

Mas Tequila, Por Favor, Washington Life, March 2011

Measure for Measure (Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.), Nightclub and Bar, February 2011

Winter Wonders, Imbibe, January/February 2011

Overnight Sensations!, DC Magazine, January/February 2011

Peruvian Pisco Standoff, Washington Life, February 2011

Dining in at 2941, Washington Life, February 2011

Hot Drinks for Cozy Nights, Washington Life, January 2011

Wine & Spirits Resolutions You Can Keep for 2011, Washington Life, January 2011

Winter Wonders: Citrus-Infused Cocktails, Wine Enthusiast, December 2010

Hotspot: The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company, Wine Enthusiast, December 2010

Sparkling Tips for New Year's Eve, Washington Life, December 2011

Liquid Gifts for a Spirited Holiday, Washington Life, December 2011

French Wine 101: Try Beaujolais, Washington Life, November 2010

Brews You Can Use...for Turkey Day, Washington Life, November 2010

Illogically Delicious Scotch Cocktails, Washington Life, November 2010

Meet Virginia, Sommelier Journal, October 31, 2010

It's the Great a Glass, Washington Life, October 2010

Uncorking Fabulous Drinks, Nightclub and Bar, October 2010

Sips at Spas, Wine Enthusiast, October 2010

Beer vs. Wine: Food Matchingmageddon, Northern Virginia Magazine, October 2010

Hendrick's Gin Cocktail Seminar, Washington Life, October 2010

A Sweet Mojito Spa Service, Washington Life, October 2010

Master Sommelier Kathy Morgan, Washington Life, October 2010

By The Book, Pennsylvania Wine Spirits Quarterly, Fall 2010

Proof Positive--Mixologist of the Month Derek Brown, Wine Enthusiast, September 2010

Portugal Beyond Port: Alentejo Wines, Washington Life, September 2010

The Glass is the Thing, Washington Life, August 2010

A Little Lamb, Tasting Panel Magazine, August 2010

Vive Spanish Whites! Washington Life, August 2010

Pop Stars, Northern Virginia Magazine, August 2010

The Gibson's Mix Master, Washington Life, August 2010

Alto Adige, Sommelier Journal, July 21, 2010

Garden in a Glass, DC Magazine, July/August 2010

Suds Appeal, Cheers, July/August, 2010

Chill Out: Portable Ice Machines Keep Cocktailing Stress Free, Wine Enthusiast, August 2010

Quenching Your Thirst at the Clifton Inn, Washington Life, July 2010

Summer Scotch Cocktails from Proof's Adam Bernbach, Washington Life, July 2010

Best Seller: Bethlehem, PA's Bookstore Speakeasy, Nightclub & Bar, June 2010

Pimm's Cup: The Wimbledon Cocktail, Wine Enthusiast, June 2010

The Original Tequila Sunrise, Washington Life, June 2010

Moonshine Iced Tea at AGAINN, Washington Life, June 2010

Beefeater Summer Edition Gin, Washington Life, June 2010

A Pious Bias Towards Beer: Washington, DC's ChurchKey / Birch & Barley, Nightclub & Bar, May 2010

Bar Saviors: The Best in Bar Tools, Nightclub & Bar, May 2010

The Gist of a Great Cocktail List, Nightclub & Bar, May 2010

Vaults for Your Malts, Wine Enthusiast, May 2010

Brothers in Bars, Nightclub & Bar, May 2010

The Root of Great Cocktails, Wine Enthusiast, May 2010

French Lessons, Northern Virginia Magazine, May 2010

Summertime...and the Sipping's Easy, Washington Life, May 2010

Italian Lessons, Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Quarterly, Spring/Summer 2010

Sweetening the Deal, Wine Enthusiast, April 2010

Sustainable Sipping for Earth Day, Washington Life, April 2010

Going Completely Blanc, Northern Virginia Magazine, April 2010

A Cherry-Tinged Combier Rouge, Washington Life, April 2010

Central Launches Monthly Wine Dinners, Washington Life, April 2010

Capital Consumption, Wine Enthusiast, March 2010

Shaking It Up in the District, The Tasting Panel, March 2010

Beer Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day, Washington Life, March 2010

Jockey Club Features Hanzell Vineyards, Washington Life, March 2010

Oscar Night Libations, Washington Life, March 2010

Ode to Oregon, Northern Virginia Magazine, March 2010

Gin Goes Global, Nightclub and Bar, January/February 2010

Do Canadian Wines Win the Gold? Washington Life, February 2010

Cocktails for Mardi Gras, Washington Life, February 2010

Beyond the Pale: Red Bubbles for Valentine's Day, Washington Life, February 2010

Peru's Potent Potable: Happy National Pisco Sour Day, Washington Life, February 2010

Drink Pink, Wine Enthusiast, February 2010

The Vines That Bind, Northern Virginia Magazine, February 2010

Whey Cool Wine and Cheese Pairings, Washington Life, February 2010

Bibiana's Feminine Inspiration, Washington Life, January 2010

The Art of the Mocktail, Washington Life, January 2010

Toddy-Licious!, Washington Life, January 2010

Profile on John Wabeck, Sommelier at INOX Restaurant, Sommelier Journal, December 2009

Hostess Gifts That Raise the Bar, Wine Enthusiast, December 2009

Trend Watch 2010: What's Next in Wine?, Nightclub & Bar, December 2009

The Wine Lover's Dream List, Wine Enthusiast, December 2009

Gourmet on a Budget: Ted Allen's Tips for Low-Cost, High-Impact Entertaining, Wine Enthusiast, December 2009

A Beginner's Guide to Bourbon, Wine Enthusiast, December 2009

Shake, Repeal and Roll, Wine Enthusiast, December 2009

The Breakdown on Bubbly, Northern Virginia Magazine, December 2009

To Market To Market, Northern Virginia Magazine, December 2009

Burn, Baby, Burn!, DC Magazine, November 2009

Wine Redesign, Nightclub & Bar, November 2009

This Gin Joint is Jumping, Nightclub & Bar, November 2009

Scent-sible Sipping, Wine Enthusiast, November 2009

Q & A with Kevin Zraly, Wine Enthusiast, November 2009

To Love, Honor, Mix and Shake, Capitol File, Fall 2009

Flutes of Fancy, Nightclub & Bar, October 2009

Pumpkin Parties, Wine Enthusiast, October 2009

Alto-Adige Rhapsody, The Tasting Panel, October 2009

Sip for the Cure, Wine Enthusiast, October 2009

Around the Horn in South Africa, Northern Virginia Magazine, September 2009

Potions with Pizazz, Nightclub & Bar, September 2009

Beyond Sauvignon Blanc, Wine Enthusiast, August 2009

Demystifying Absinthe, Nightclub & Bar, August 2009

Tongue Twisters, DC's Fox 5, August 2009

Sultry Nights, Enticing Whites, Northern Virginia Magazine, August 2009

In a Pickle, DC Magazine, July/August 2009

Hold the Alcohol, Not the Flavor, Nightclub & Bar, July 2009

Proof Positive, The Tasting Panel, July 2009

Home Entertaining Etiquette, Wine Enthusiast, July 2009

Building a Better Mojito, Nightclub & Bar, June 2009

Sniff, Sip and Watch the Flick, Wine Enthusiast, June 2009

Perfecto Mojitos, Wine Enthusiast, June 2009

Bowled Over!, DC Magazine, May/June 2009

A Highly Spirited Week, Wine Enthusiast, May 2009

Between Grape and Grain, Wine Enthusiast, May 2009

Grape Finds, Nightclub and Bar, May 2009

Cocktail Attire, Wine Enthusiast, May 2009

Margaritas and Beyond, Wine Enthusiast, April 2009

From Cellar to Shaker, Nightclub & Bar, April 2009

Cheers for Cherry Blossom, Wine Enthusiast, April 2009

Smoke Signals, Imbibe, March/April 2009

Shake It Up, DC Magazine, March/April 2009

Happy Hour Harvests, Wine Enthusiast, March 2009

Watch Kelly discuss pairing wines with Asian flavors, DC's Fox 5, March 2009

Ode to Oregon, Northern Virginia Magazine, March 2009

Flights of Fancy, Wine Enthusiast, March 2009

Toasting the Chief, Cheers, February 2009

Hit the Book and Then the Bottle, Wine Enthusiast, February 2009

Red + White + Blue = Green, Nightclub & Bar, February 2009

Calming Cocktails, Wine Enthusiast, February 2009

Invisible Italy, Northern Virginia Magazine, February 2009

Simmer Down, DC Magazine, January/February 2009

Repeal Still Appeals, The Tasting Panel, January 2009

Fondue Pairings, Wine Enthusiast, January 2009

Hail to the Chief, the Chef and the Winemaker, Wine Enthusiast, January 2009

Surprise, Surprise!, Northern Virginia Magazine, January 2009

Sparkling New Ideas for December 31, Wine Enthusiast, December 2008

Anything but Simple Syrups, Wine Enthusiast, December 2008

Warmer Uppers Served Cold, Wine Enthusiast, December 2008

Fete the Halls, Wine Enthusiast, December 2008

Repeal Day Recap, Wine Enthusiast, December 2008

Capital Options, Cheers, November/December 2008

Ice Age, Wine Enthusiast, November 2008

The Candidates' Cocktail, Wine Enthusiast, November 2008

Posh Spice, DC Magazine, November 2008

Fresh Pick: Creme de Violette, Wine Enthusiast, November 2008

Imitation Libation, Cheers, October 2008

Cocktails to Flip For, Wine Enthusiast, October 2008

Watch Kelly talk about wine pairings for game day, DC's Fox 5, October 2008

Shaken, With a Hint of Goat Cheese, Wine Enthusiast, October 2008

Bottle Rockets, DC Magazine, October 2008

Wine Off the Beaten Path, Washington Woman, October 2008

Cold as Ice, Imbibe, September/October 2008

Grape Stumpers, Wine Enthusiast, September 2008

Pop the Top!, DC Magazine, August 2008

Capitol Ideas: DC Bar Trends, The Tasting Panel, July 2008

Just Add Air, Cheers, July/August 2008

DC Wine Bars, DC Magazine, July 2008

Flower Power, DC Magazine, July 2008

Garden Party, Wine Enthusiast, July 2008

One Wine Cocktail, Hold the Wine, Wine Enthusiast, June 2008

To Your Health, Wine Enthusiast, June 2008

Raise the Bar, DC Magazine, June 2008

Hot Sauce?!, DC Magazine, May 2008

Let It Breathe, Imbibe, May/June 2008

Virginia Real, The Tasting Panel, April 2008

The Rader Weekender, DC Magazine, April 2008

Simmer, Steep, Strain and Serve, Wine Enthusiast, April 2008

Suggestive Sips, Wine Enthusiast, February 2008

Nice Bouquet, Wine Enthusiast, February 2008

Banish Bottle Boredom, Wine Enthusiast, February 2008

Flutes of Fancy, Wine Enthusiast, December 2007

The Art of the Aperitif, Wine Enthusiast, December 2007

Escape to Great Wine and Food on California's Central Coast, Wine Enthusiast, November 2007

These Treats Are Not Tricks, Wine Enthusiast, October 2007

Washington Woman, October 2007

100 Bottles of Wine on the Wall, Wine Enthusiast, September 2007

End of Summer Barbecues: Wines for Food on Fire, Wine Enthusiast, September 2007

Sizzling Sips: Great Bottles for Grilled Food, Divas Uncorked "Sisters Who Sip" Wine Teleconference, August 2007

Reds for the Dog Days of Summer, Wine Enthusiast, August 2007

The Basics of Pairing Wine with Thai Cuisine,, July 2007

Wine 101: Ten Tips for College Grads, Wine Enthusiast, July 2007

Sips That Sizzle: Great Bottles for Father's Day Barbeques, Wine Enthusiast, June 2007

How to Host a Wine Swap, Wine Enthusiast, June 2007

The Hot Trend of Cool Wine Slushes, Wine Enthusiast, May 2007

An Evening of New Zealand Wines, Wine Enthusiast, April 2007

Semi-Sparklers for Spring, Wine Enthusiast, April 2007

Destination: Woodinville, WA, Wine Enthusiast, March 2007

Making It, Washington Post, January 2007

Indian Cooking and Wine,, January 2007

A Taste of the Exotic: The Appeal of South African Wines, Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Quarterly, Winter, 2007

Dessert Wine Pairings for the Holidays, Wine Enthusiast, November 2006

Pop More, Pay Less: Bubbly Without Breaking the Bank, Imbibe Magazine, November/December, 2006

Grapes and More, guest wine column,, November, 2006

Wine Pairings for Game Day, Wine Enthusiast, September 2006

Fall in Love With Cooler Weather Wines, Washington Woman Magazine, September 2006