This summer has brought a new aspect to the STLwinegirl business. I am now a columnist for the recently-launched FEAST Magazine, a local publication that covers the culinary lifestyle.

I have a monthly print column “On the Shelf” where I recommend three new wine buys. Each wine is complete with tasting notes and food pairings. I have two counterparts to this column… beer and spirits. Mike Sweeney of writes the beer picks and Chad Michael George of Proof Academy talks about new spirits and provides cocktail recipes.

Along with the print, I write a weekly online-exclusive column called “Quite the Pair” where I dine around town tasting amazing dishes from local establishments and offering pairing suggestions from the restaurant’s own wine list.

My other project with the publication is co-hosting the magazine’s monthly wine tasting “happy hours” with publisher Catherine Neville. Each month we will visit a different St. Louis Originals restaurant and feature wines inspired by the restaurant and my monthly “On the Shelf” wine picks. This is a free event to the public but space is limited and reservations are required to attend.

I am very excited about this new opportunity and hope you will follow me as I make my way through the shelves, menus and wine lists of St. Louis!