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Megan Krigbaum

Megan Krigbaum has been writing about wine for more than 15 years, covering bottles, regions, families, and restaurants all along the way.

Expertise: Wine, Cocktails, Travel

Experience: Megan Krigbaum is a wine, drinks, and travel writer and editor. She was a wine editor at Food & Wine for a decade before departing in 2015 to transition into freelance work. Megan is a contributing editor for Punch, where she writes mostly about wine and sometimes about cocktails. She edited "The Essential Cocktail Book," published by Ten Speed Press in 2017. She has written for Afar, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, Prior, and more.
This year’s top wine talents are redefining wine lists across the country by focusing on new varieties, new regions, and, most importantly, new voices.
Will Motley, owner of East Nashville’s extraordinary Woodland Wine Merchant gave us his picks for 12 wines for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Decanting is a must, especially for young, tannic red wines. Here's why everyone should own a decanter.
Here, 9 of the best wine-and-cheese pairings ever. These matchups come from some of the country's best winery tasting rooms.
Over the course of the past year, fantastic new tiki bars have sprung up everywhere.
When Jen Pelka invites friends over, she pops open some magnums and breaks out the waffle iron.
The charming estates and villages in one of France’s most storied wine regions are brimming with new energy.
We’re thrilled to announce this year’s class of stellar wine talents, which includes a chartreuse fanatic, several Barolo obsessives, and a sommelier who goes to bat for his “ShamWow wine.”
American mixologists are creating smoked cocktails using everything from tobacco-laced syrup to smoke-infused ice.
F&W’s Megan Krigbaum and Daniel Gritzer tap the expertise of master sommelier Laura Maniec from New York City’s Corkbuzz Wine Studio for a wine-pairing training session. These exercises will hone your tasting skills and help you match wine with food at every meal.
Sparkling wine goes well with many cheeses, because the bubbles cut through the creaminess. Here, some wine and cheese selections that the Cheesewhizzes sampled at a recent party.
We all love Champagne, but we don't always love paying for it. These affordable sparklers—from California, Spain and Italy—deliver great pleasure at greatly reduced cost.
When wine pros evaluate a bottle, they focus on six key things. Here, F&W’s Megan Krigbaum collects exercises from a trio of experts to help even a wine know-nothing become a smarter, happier, more insightful taster.
Five entertaining secrets from the Cheesewhizzes.
Here, a guide to the world's best Riesling wine regions from Germany to California, plus the wineries, bottles and winemakers you need to know.
Volcanic eruptions, wildly unpredictable weather, steep slopes: Mount Etna is an insane place to produce wine. But its winemakers have an intensity to match its extremes.
Few Americans even know that Switzerland makes wines. These delicious bottlings are available in the U.S. and are worth searching out.