Jessica Brassard Jessica is a mixologist and certified wine expert who loves to share her know-how as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, among other publications. Highlights: * Bartender in New York City for more than five years * Store manager at Hudson Wine Merchants since 2016 About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.