Ceil Miller Bouchet

Life and libations

Welcome to the website of journalist, writer, and cultural connector Ceil Miller Bouchet. Here you will find her latest work, professional information, and personal blog "The Weekly Drink." Enjoy!

Past Work

Writing about unique destinations, food, wine & spirits with a deep sense of place for the Washington Post, the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Saveur Magazine, Town & Country, the Ritz Carlton Magazine and many others. Currently working on a memoir about re-discovering France, one sip at a time, during our family's recent year in Bordeaux.


"Urban bourbon, a whiskey-lovers jaunt through Louisville" The Washington Post

"Lyon, France: a paradise of the senses" Indagare Black Book Magazine

"Paris Pastry Renaissance" The Washington Post

Six Women in Whiskey to Watch” Food and Wine

"Five Places to Go in Louisville" The New York Times

"Q&A with host of Check Please" New York Times Travel


"Bordeaux Wine Country" Indagare Black Book Magazine

"Discover the Chocolate Capital of France" National Geographic Travel 

"A Mother-Daughter Hong Kong Adventure" Corroon

"How Tourism Will Change Cuba" National Geographic Travel

"How to Plan an Unforgettable Trip to a Long-Forbidden Island" National Geographic Travel

"Where to Find the Best Mojitos in Havana" National Geographic Intelligent Travel

"Beyond the Beach in Martinique" National Geographic Beyond the Guidebook

"Beyond the Beach in Guadeloupe" National Geographic Beyond the Guidebook

"At Chicago Restaurant, Foraging Fuels the Kitchen" The New York Times

"52 Places to Go in 2016" The New York Times, contributor


"In Chicago, the Pilsen Neighborhood Reflect Local Flavors" Washington Post

Interview on Minnesota Public Radio 

"Paris Wine Bars" Saveur Magazine

"Move Over, Miami: The Best of St. Pete" Intelligent Travel, National Geographic

"Celebrating Memorial Day, 'Over There'" National Geographic Traveler

"Wine For All Seasons in Bordeaux" National Geographic blog "Taste of Travel"

"36 Hours in Yangon, Myanmar" New York Times

"New Butler Service Buff Luxury Hotels" New York Times


"New Vistas for Burmese Artists" New York Times


"Authentic Thai Cuisine Moves in From Sidewalk Stalls" New York Times

"A Richer Bordeaux: The famed French city has found a new soul" Washington Post Magazine

Winner of the 2010 Silver Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association.

"Dallas Gets Its Groove Back" New York Times