Nicole MacKay

writer, editor, foodie,

and traveller

Writing Portfolio

Recent Highlights

DECANTER

Kelowna – Nine Top Spots for Food and Wine

VINEROUTES

Are Okanagan GSM Blends Safe(ish) From Climate Change?

TASTE

Sunshine Sips

SOMM TV

Lirac AOC Is in Its ‘Fresh’ Era and Ready To Take on Climate Change

DECANTER

The Transformation of Canada’s Gamay Scene Plus 15 Top Bottles

SOMM TV

How Paul Hobbs Liberated Argentina Wine to Become the Malbec Maestro

TASTE

Sipping Consciously: A Global Tour Through Eco-Friendly Wines 

SOMM TV

Family-Run Alileo Wines Brings Sicily State-Side (In A Sustainable Box)

Podcast Appearances

Guest Co-Host

SOMM TV

Mother’s Day Drinks

SOMM TV

Jason Priestley Makes Wine

SOMM TV

The Rothschild’s South American Wineries

SOMM TV

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. She is the managing editor for Wine Folly, where she focuses on wine education content, and is also the managing editor of SOMM TV Magazine, focusing on wine, food, and travel stories 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, touring vineyards on horseback, walking the Champagne caves at Pol Roger, and keeping her balance from the Mistral while standing on mountain tops in the Southern Rhône.

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