About the Team

The Gourmet Insider is a resource created for aspiring and accomplished home cooking and beverage enthusiasts, designed to deliver information, instruction and inspiration to feed your culinary and entertaining pursuits.

OUR TEAM

Emily Cappiello, Chief Content Officer for The Gourmet Insider Team

Emily Cappiello
President/Chief Content Officer

A writer and editor for 13 years, Emily specializes in food, beverage and housewares. Bylines in VinePair, Forbes, Chowhound, Liquor.com and others. She has also held staff positions in both trade and consumer publications, for a major television brand, and as a hard news reporter.

When she’s not writing about food and beverage, she’s enjoying food and beverage. An avid home cook and bartender, Emily takes cooking classes, mixology courses, watches James Sucking’s wine MasterClass on repeat and is always trying new recipes. However, she prefers to be at a restaurant eating oysters and sipping a fabulous wine. The people watching is better there, too.


OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Natalie Migliarini

Natalie Migliarini

Beautiful Booze’s Natalie Migliarini is one of the most influential voices in cocktails today. She’s passionate about cocktails, education and empowerment, and sharing her journey with others through her drinkable moments around the world on her Instagram @BeautifulBooze.

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Deborah Shearer

Deborah Shearer

Deborah Shearer is CEO and creative director Table + Dine, a Nashville-based marketing and merchandising firm creating digital content solutions in tabletop, housewares and textiles. A visionary designer and stylist, she has a unique eye for connecting people to products.

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Brian Freedman

Brian Freedman

Brian Freedman is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer, restaurant and beverage consultant, drinks educator, and event host and speaker. He writes the Wines of the Week column for forbes.com, as well as other wine- and spirits-focused articles and commentaries.

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Devin Parr

Devin Parr

Devin Parr is a San Diego-based freelance writer and consultant specializing in wine, travel, wellness, and lifestyle. She holds a certification in wine expertise from the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy, and is currently pursuing her WSET Diploma.

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Brooke Sager

Brooke Sager

Brooke is a writer, editor, and storyteller who thrives on combining my passions for writing (conceptual and editorial) and lifestyle topics everyday. She has 10+ years of experience as a freelance writer/editor and a passion for creating relatable, thought-provoking content.

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Kelly Magyarics

Kelly Magyarics

Kelly Magyarics, DWS, is a wine, spirits, travel, lifestyle and food writer in the Washington, D.C. area. She is always up for Champagne, salty whites, earthy reds, 50/50 Martinis or a well-made Negroni.

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