Kathy Morgan at Citronelle
3000 M St. NW; (202) 625-2150
Kathy Morgan has risen to the top of the traditionally male world of sommeliers. She, in fact, almost seemed predestined for the job. She’s the only child of a wine collector and amateur chef. Since moving into the wine world, Morgan has become the consummate student, studying grapes and regions and techniques for years. It sounds like all fun and games, but it’s actually hard work. “My proudest moment was passing the tasting portion of the Master Sommelier exam,” she says. Her education has made her a most reliable sherpa to guide us up some of the trickiest slopes of the international wine world.