About Social Sips

Nicole MacKay

Owner/Consultant, WSET 3 Certified

For me, wine is a transport to another world. Whether it’s a Malbec from Argentina, a Shiraz from Australia or a blend from the South of France, every wine has a story and it’s my passion to share those stories with you at Social Sips. Wine is so much more than just a beverage, it brings people together and gives them memories to last a lifetime.

Career Highlight: Walking the underground cellars at Pol Roger Champagne. They gifted my husband and I bottle of the 2002 Vintage Brut which we still have.

Favourite Surprise Varietal: Gruner Veltliner. People always end up loving the flavour profile.

Soft Spot: Rioja. If there’s one on the wine list, I will almost always order it.

  • Mama of twins
  • Gluten-free plant based leaning foodie
  • Pop culture nut
  • Podcast lover
  • Reader

For a more in depth dive, check out 36 Things About Me On My Birthday.

Erin Wills

Contributor

Social Sips writer, Erin Wills

Originally an Ontario girl who transplanted to Vancouver, BC for a decade then Calgary, AB for 4 years, I have come full circle and am residing back in Ontario.  My wine journey is a lot like me, always transforming. I’m constantly looking for something new and different to suit my tastes and occasions. I love bringing wine to a friend’s house and being able to talk knowledgeably about it. I find that wine can bring people together, to make memories, enjoy delicious food and be in good company.

Having lived so close to the Okanagan for many years, I enjoyed traveling there and learning all about the amazing wines of BC. Now that I am back on home soil it’s time to get re-acquainted with the Niagara Region and Prince Edward County wines, a lot has changed since I was here last!  I’m hoping you will find my Social Sips posts informative, but most of all fun as I try to come up with new and interesting recommendations for you! 

  • Lake life
  • Yoga girl
  • Booklover
  • Busy mom to two boys