Kelly Magyarics, DWS, is a wine, spirits and lifestyle writer and wine educator. She has extensive wine and spirits knowledge and training, including holding the Diploma of Wine Studies (DWS) from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). She is also BarSmarts certified, holds the Wine Location Specialist certification from the Center for Wine Origins, and completed Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World School in New York City.
Kelly's articles appear in a variety of national and regional consumer and trade publications including Wine Enthusiast, Food Network, Cheers, The Tasting Panel, The SOMM Journal, Nightclub & Bar, DC Magazine, DC Refined, Taste, Los Angeles Travel Magazine, Washington Life and the Washington City Paper. She also holds wine tastings for private and corporate groups. You can find Kelly on her website, kellymagyarics.com, or on Twitter and Instagram @kmagyarics.
Friday, April 28th
Everything’s Coming Up Rosés
Think pink! Nothing against white zinfandel, but right now dry rosé is where it’s at! Its vibrant acidity and aroma and flavor profile that straddles that of a white and a red (think juicy red cherries, raspberries and strawberries) make rosé the perfect choice to pair with the seasonal cuisine of the spring and summer months. We’ll taste bottles from all around the world, including France, Spain, Italy, Austria and the United States, as well as a sparkling rosé to toast the warmer weather and pique your palate.
Saturday, April 29th
There is a good reason that Punch, Sangria and other batched cocktails are so popular for entertaining in the easy breezy days of summer: you can prep them in advance, allow them to gain flavor and set them out for guests to serve themselves. We'll taste fun and festive convivial cocktails that will get the party started (and let the host enjoy the party rather than play bartender).
The Lighter Side of Red
Those big, bold tannic cabernets you’ve been enjoy all winter long? As the thermometer rises, they might start feeling a little bit too heavy. Come taste lighter red wines that will take you through the season until the temperature dips again. We’ll taste Beaujolais Village from France, Barbera and Schiava, Zweigelt from Austria, Oregon Pinot Noir and other reds that pair perfectly with short and flip flops.