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Mandy Naglich

location-pin New York, NY

School: Texas Christian University

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techniques; beer, wine & cocktails; travel

Mandy Naglich

  • 10 years of experience as a professional writer with five years working as an advanced cicerone educator
  • Winner of the National Homebrew Competition
  • WSET Spirits certification and Certified Cider Professional
  • Author of "How to Taste: A Guide to Discovering Flavor and Savoring Life" and co-author of "Hello Cookie Dough!"
  • Writer for Taste of Home, Food & Wine, VinePair, Wine Enthuasiast, Good Beer Hunting and Vice


Mandy is an advanced cicerone, National Homebrew Competition gold medalist, drinks educator and writer. She’s shared her food and beverage expertise at Taste of Home for more than five years, writing about nonalcoholic beer brands, how to make the best Moscow mule and more. Her popular blind tasting classes in New York consistently sell out to groups that want to learn from a certified taster and professional recipe developer. Mandy is also the author of “How to Taste: A Guide to Discovering Flavor and Savoring Life.” When she’s not busy promoting her book, she’s creating content for her social platforms where she shares fun tidbits like the history of beer and other tipples as well as what to eat and drink at must-try restaurants. She currently lives, writes and brews in New York but documents her drink adventures on Instagram at @drinkswithmandy.


Texas Christian University, bachelor's degrees in political science and broadcast journalism

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Articles & Recipes

What Is Hop Water, and Why Are People Obsessed with It Right Now?

Hops are leaving beer behind to be the star of this trendy, sparkling beverage.

How Long to Cook a Turkey

Having Thanksgiving dinner right on time is easy when you know how long to cook a turkey.

If You See a Pint Glass with a Bulge, This Is What It’s For

It's a "nonic" pint glass—and it's made that way for a reason!