Nicole MacKay

writer, editor, foodie,

and traveller

Writing Portfolio

Recent Highlights

SOMM TV

Brrrilliant Bottles: Cool Climate Wines for Cold Weather

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How Much Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Costs in 16 Countries

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Editor Picks: Galentine’s Day Wines By Women Winemakers in Napa

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How To Pair Tacos and Wine, Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

Decanter

Vancouver Island, A Wine Lover’s Guide

SOMM TV

The 10 Most Valuable Wine Brands from Around the World

Decanter

Navigating the Flames: BC Wineries’ Response to the Growing Wildfire Threat

TASTE

Back to Wine Basics

Podcast Appearances

Guest Co-Host

SOMM TV

Jason Priestley Makes Wine

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The Rothschild’s South American Wineries

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The Whole Animal

Meet Nicole

Nicole MacKay (she/her) has two decades of experience in the wine industry, spanning marketing and sales, import, and journalism. Over the years, she has written hundreds of articles for local and international publications, plus countless brand emails. She has been the managing editor of SOMM TV Magazine for the last three years, focusing on wine, food, and travel content for wine enthusiasts across the globe.

Throughout her career, Nicole has interviewed winemaking icons such as Paul Hobbs and Steve Matthiasson, plus The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil. She has also had the privilege of travelling the world on assignment. Highlights include surfing off the coast in Chile before touring vineyards on horseback, walking the Champagne caves at Pol Roger, and picnicking among the vines in the Okanagan.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, she’s a Spanish Wine Scholar through the Wine Scholar Guild and holds her level 3 from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

Writing & Editing Services

From meticulous proofreading and fact-checking to engaging copy or thoroughly researched articles to SEO optimization, Nicole has done it all when it comes to written beverage, food, and travel content.

Send Nicole a note if you need a hand working on marketing materials, website and newsletter copy, or putting the finishing touches on an article.

Featured Work