About Us

When the SOMM documentary premiered in 2013, it gave viewers a look into the exclusive world of the Master Sommelier exam. Dubbed “the hardest test you’ve never heard of”, the movie spurred later films that continued to explore the wine world. As a result, the movies found an audience of passionate wine and food enthusiasts. 

Following the success of the films, our team kept going. With a strong passion for portraying unique stories, the first streaming network dedicated to the world of wine, food and travel was born. Introducing – SOMM TV.

After SOMM TV, we launched SOMM Blinders Game, the first blind wine tasting card game of its kind. And now we share deeper insights, top wine picks, and stories on the SOMM TV Online Magazine.


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SOMM TV Editorial Team

Nadine Nettmann

Nadine Nettmann is the Editorial Director of SOMM TV, a Certified Sommelier, and the author of the award-nominated Sommelier Mystery Series.

Nicole MacKay

Nicole MacKay in the Managing Editor of the SOMM TV Online Magazine. She holds her WSET 3 and is a Spanish Wine Scholar through the Wine Scholar Guild. With a passion for food and travel, she's often found in her kitchen adjusting perfectly good recipes to be gluten-free and plant-based.

Contributing Authors

Claire Coppi

Claire Coppi is a host and the Wine Communications Manager at SOMM TV. She's also a Certified Sommelier through the CMS and holds an Advanced Degree in Wine through WSET.

Jill Zimorski

Jill Zimorksi has twice passed the Master Sommelier exam and also holds a diploma with WSET. Named a 40 under 40 by Wine Enthusiast, she works as a wine educator, and formerly worked as a sommelier and wine director in DC, to Aspen, to Chicago.

Karl Roskamp

Karl Roskamp is the Head of Content and Community at Vinovest. A jack of all trades, Karl has previously written copy, social media, and blog posts for Forbes, TechCrunch, MoneyUnder30, and MIT. He also wrote his own book (Jar of Fireflies) and runs a YouTube channel dedicated to running (Run 30.) In his free time, you can catch Karl searching for the best slice of pizza in town or rewatching Bo Burnham’s Inside.

Kate Burns

Kate Burns is an Australian wine professional who now calls Canada home. She holds the WSET Diploma and has worked harvest in the Okanagan. Kate has a passion for Canadian wine and sustainability.

Kate Hill

Kate Hill is a published cookbook author, professional cook, and charcuterie teacher who has lived and shared the good food and drink of Southwest France's Gascony region for over 30 years. Her SOMM TV series, Cooking with Wine, is shot at her 18th Century French farmhouse "Camont" in Gascony, France.

Kathleen Willcox

Kathleen Willcox writes about wine, food and culture from her home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is keenly interested in sustainability issues, and the business of making ethical drinks and food. Her work appears regularly in Wine Searcher, Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com and many other publications. Kathleen also co-authored a book called Hudson Valley Wine: A History of Taste & Terroir, which was published in 2017.

Kelsey Hertig

Kelsey Hertig is the General Manager of Sarocka in Napa Valley and previously studied through UC Davis and the Court of Master Sommeliers. An avid traveler, she can often be found blending her passions, enjoying food and wine adventures worldwide.

Maryam Ahmed

Maryam is a Napa, CA based food and wine entrepreneur and co-founder of the Diversity in Wine Leadership Forum. As the owner of Maryam + Company, she works at the intersection of chefs, sommeliers, activists, sustainability experts, creatives, and organizations focused on diversity and equitable access within their communities.

Matthew Kaner

Matthew Kaner is a host & producer for the SOMM TV Network. As a wine industry veteran since 2005, Matthew has worked retail, owned wine bars & restaurants, and continues to take consulting projects across the wine industry.