At Girls Can Grill, we love our wine almost as much as we love grilling, which is why this month’s Griller Gal is so special. World traveler and sommelier, Mary Cressler, has transformed from a wine educator and writer to a barbecue competitor and caterer.

Mary hails from the Pacific Northwest – a region not always recognized for its barbecue – but her grilling and BBQ skills are a match for any region, as she demonstrates on local news segments and through her websites Vindulge and Ember and Vine.

 Griller Gal Mary Cressler

Looking at her Instagram feed, you would never know Mary was a former vegetarian. Photos of big hunks of beef and ribs are interspersed with wine and fresh seafood. After a decade of devouring only veg