Nicole MacKay

writer, editor, foodie,

and traveller

Writing Portfolio

Recent Highlights


Blanco Tequilas for Summertime Margarita


Calgary, Canada: Top Restaurants & Wine Bars


A Closer Look at Chablis


6 Wineries Celebrating Milestone Anniversaries in 2023


Ross Knoll Vineyard: 7 Years in the Making


A Guide to the 16 Napa Valley AVAs


Lafite-Rothschild Leans Into Biodiversity with Chile’s Los Vascos

Vin De Bordeaux

zingy vino article

Wines Behind Bordeaux’s Region: About Entre-Deux-Mers

Social Sips Blog

Meet Nicole

Nicole is the managing editor of the SOMM TV Magazine, freelance wine writer, and consultant. 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.

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 an entertaining and approachable way 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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