kelly magyarics

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


The Winemakers debuts tomorrow on PBS

Move over, Top Chef. Tomorrow evening, The Winemakers premieres on PBS, a reality show about twelve men and women competing for a chance to create and launch their own label nationwide. A team of well-known food and wine personalities make up the panel of judges: Leslie Sbrocco, well known wine writer, author and host of public television’s “Check Please”; Mark Oldman author of the bestselling Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine, and guest judges including Food & Wine magazine writer Lettie Teague and Doug Frost who holds the distinction of be­ing only one of three people worldwide to hold both a Master of Wine and Mas­ter Sommelier title. visibility among PBS’s upscale audiences.

For additional information about the series and to view clips from season I visit or .

I considered auditioning for the 2nd season, which they are shooting now in France's Rhone Valley. But it's just a huge time commitment away from home. Sounds so cool, though.