Erica Duecy (MSJ03) is a New York-based writer and editor. As Digital Director of Architectural Digest, she oversees the strategy and operations of the website, video, social media, and digital special projects. She is author of Storied Sips (Random House), a book about the people and places behind the world’s most iconic cocktails.
By night, Erica tastes wines and tests cocktail recipes for her blog StoriedSips.com and the luxury alpine travel magazine SNOW (Bonnier Publishing), where she was wine and spirits editor for the past six years. For SNOW, Erica has written wine and spirit features ranging from the new generation of Wild West whiskeys to extreme winemaking and skiing in New Zealand, as well as documenting hot aprèsski cocktail trends around the globe.
Prior to Architectural Digest, Duecy was Digital Director at Saveur, where she led a successful site replatforming and relaunch; built a recipe database; grew video production capabilities exponentially, from 20 videos a year to 20 videos a month.
Erica also ran the Fodor’s Travel website as deputy editor, programming travel content for more than five million readers per month."Medill was significant in helping me develop as a researcher and writer—skills I use every day in my
career," says Erica. "The articles I wrote in Medill’s MSJ program about Chicago chefs and the restaurant business helped me land my first reporting job. Upon graduating in 2003, I went to work at Nation's Restaurant News as a reporter."
In 2006, Erica moved to Fodor's as the brand's restaurant and hotels editor. She then transferred tothe digital side of Fodor’s in 2011, where she ran digital editorial for Fodors.com.
Erica has written for the New York Times, Food & Wine magazine, and numerous other publications, and she enjoys speaking about cocktail history at events, including appearances at Tales of the Cocktail and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
Erica is a longtime judge for the James Beard Journalism Awards, and she holds an Advanced Certificate, with distinction, from the Londonbased Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).