kelly magyarics

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


Back from OBX

Just got back in town from a great, relaxing week in the Outer Banks. The remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Tropical Depression Fay made the weather less than stellar for two days, but we still managed to get on the beach every day.

I've been lucky to have tried lots of great craft beers and classic cocktails as of late, but our drinks at the beach were a bit simpler. Our go-to beach beer is always Miller Chill, (or as I like to call it, the lazy man's Corona, when cutting up a lime to squeeze a wedge into the bottle is just too much effort...) It's tasty, light and damn refreshing when you are sitting under the hot summer sun.

We also enjoyed some G&T's with Junipero Gin (one of my current fave gins for the G&T--very citrusy). And I recently got my hands on a bottle of Chateau Ste Michelle's Nellie's Garden dry rose. With a gorgeous pink-reddish color and hints of strawberry and cranberry, it proved to be a great late summer sipper.

Sorry for not posting while I was gone, but while I was certainly enjoying my share of drinks every day, I had sand and surf on the brain more so than vino and cocktails. But I'll be catching up this week!