Christianna Sargent

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Christianna Sargent is a certified sommelier thru the Italian Association of Sommeliers and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust with an intense passion for food and wine. With over a decade of experience in the food & beverage industry, Christianna makes sometimes daunting tasks, like pairing the right bottle with a meal, accessible and easy to understand by even the most newcomers to wine drinking. Bringing experience as a sommelier under some of DC’s top chefs, Christianna especially loves sharing stories about wine’s journey—where its grapes were born, how and why it was bottled a certain way, and the best way to enjoy the bottle you’ve selected.

Christianna plans wine and food events in the DC area. When she’s relaxing, she explores restaurants around town and trades wine & food pairing tips with some of the industry’s most illustrious suspects. She continuously educates people on how to bring the wine and dining experience into your home where you can discover the art of food and wine pairing.

Tokaji, The Famed Wine of Hungary

Tonight on Chug, Zane makes his final stop in Budapest, Hungary. On this adventure, he chugs more high-octane beers and local spirits than any episode yet. Between local tripel and dubbel brews, Hungary’s version of moonshine, and cocktails in refurbished warzone sectors of the city, he somehow passes up the world’s first made sweet wine,…

Frascati: The Drink of Rome

Zane Lamprey chugs to Rome tonight, one of the world’s greatest cities for over two thousand years. As they say, “When in Rome, drink like the Romans.” Italy is a hotbed for fabulous wine production, and wine is the most imbibed cultural beverage. Thus, it’s worth taking a look at the most synonymous wine to…

Schnaps: Austria’s Winter Cocktail of Choice

Tonight on Chug, Zane visits Austria for a first-hand encounter with cold-weather concoctions, local beers, and a unique way to down freshly made wine in frosty cold mugs. Since most of the Northern Hemisphere is hunkering down for winter right this very moment, Zane’s encounter with Austria’s choice winter tipple, Schnaps, proves relevant for those…

Kava: Fiji’s National Drink

Bula! Welcome to Fiji, Zane Lamprey’s next stop on Chug! One of the most remote places in the world, Fiji is located in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean where the natives cherish a unique drinking tradition, the Kava Ceremony. Fiji Kava is used as a symbol to bring two groups of people together in…

Chug Through Australia’s Famed Wine Regions

Next stop on Chug: Sydney, Australia. Zane discovers the beer drinking culture in one of the world’s skimpiest clad beach towns, Bondi; and then chugs up the Chain Gang Trail to the town of Wollombi where the locals meet and bond over Jungle Juice, a drink made to make you quiver. Little does Zane realize,…

Thirsty for Adventure [And Cocktails]? New Series “Chug” Premieres Tonight!

Rum company owner, world traveler, and drink aficionado, Zane Lamprey, travels the globe to explore drinking customs and cultures by tossing back a few with the locals in the all-new series Chug. As he explores the libations of the region, Zane visits watering holes, breweries, distilleries, and wineries. In every episode, he journeys by train…