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Maria C. Hunt

Maria C. Hunt

Maria C. Hunt aka "The Bubbly Girl", is an award-winning food and drink writer and lifestyle expert based in San Diego. She is a Certified Wine Professional with the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and has passed her introductory exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers. She is the Main Dish Editor of San Diego Magazine; founding food editor for San Diego News Network; and Wine Editor for Cuisine Noir Previously, Maria spent 12 years as the food writer and restaurant critic at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Because she believes champagne and sparkling wine shouldn't be saved for special occasions, Maria wrote The Bubbly Bar: Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion, (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $16.99). Her web site is

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Articles by Maria C. Hunt

In our new column perfectly titled Design & Dine ™, Cuisine Noir's lifestyle editor Maria C. Hunt brings the outdoors inside with this floral summer entertaining look.

During his days as a sommelier with Thomas Keller's Per Se and French Laundry, Mack earned the nickname "mouton noir" — French for black sheep.

For your wedding day, pick wines that compliment your cuisine and your crowd.

Gil Payne, an African-American sake sommelier, is challenging conventional notions of who can be an expert in what field.

Rosé lovers looking for something new will be charmed by the delicious variety of affordable sparkling and still rosé wines from South Africa.

September 29, 2011

The Art of Seduction

The ladies of Vino Seduction, a hit webcast, provide a sexy serving of wine education and fun weekly to viewers.

Savvy wine lovers are escaping to Yountville, a relatively quiet and tony enclave off Highway 29 best known as the home of The French Laundry.

Strawberries deliver a bright and sweet flavor that is a perfect foil for whatever you're grilling.

Robin and Andrea McBride grew up 11,000 miles apart yet lived somewhat parallel lives.

Wine enthusiasts enjoyed over 200 wineries at The Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival.

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