Nicole MacKay

writer, editor, judge,
foodie, and traveller

Writing Portfolio

Recent Highlights

TASTE

BC Sunshine in a Bottle

VinePair

We Asked 8 Wine Pros: What’s the Best American Cabernet From Beyond Napa?

VinePair

We Asked 8 Sommeliers: What’s Your Go-To Bargain Chardonnay?

SOMM TV

10 Most Common Types of Soil for Growing Wine Grapes

TASTE

zingy vino article

Zingy Vino: Exploring High Acidity Wines from Around the Globe

Wine Enthusiast

Wineries Want to Replicate Champagne’s Underground Wine Caves. But Should They?

Social Sips Blog

Meet Nicole

Nicole is the Managing Editor of the SOMM TV Online Magazine, freelance wine writer and consultant. Based in Calgary, Alberta, she’s a Spanish Wine Scholar and holds her Level 3 from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

As a freelance writer, personal wine buyer and cellar manager, Nicole strives to ensure people with any level of wine knowledge feel comfortable and included.

She uses her voice to inform and educate in a way that’s entertaining and approachable for all wine lovers.

 

Consulting Sevices

Need a wine pro in your life? Whether you need help stocking your wine fridge, building a collection, picking the perfect bottles to serve at a wedding or a dinner party, or simply need help buying the perfect wine gift – Nicole has you covered.

Whatever you’re looking for and catered to your tastes, having a wine pro in your life ensure the best bottles are on your table – and they’re only an email away.

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