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 Magazine.


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Editorial Team

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

Carrie Dykes

Carrie Dykes is a wine, food and travel journalist living in the Hudson Valley. Her favorite part of the wine industry is exploring unsung regions and grapes, as seen in her feature on Petit Verdot and Petit Manseng in Virginia for Wine Enthusiast Magazine or her article for Afar on the wines of the Koshu Valley in Japan, among other works. Another aspect she loves is judging on competition panels. Besides wine and travel, her hobbies are finding treasures in thrift stores and forest floors.

Cat Wolinski

Cat Wolinski is a writer and editor specializing in the beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverage industries. In addition to SOMM TV, her work has appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Craft Beer & Brewing, Men's Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and trade publications. She is the former managing editor of VinePair, a digital drinks publication that doubled in size during her tenure as its longest-running editor. She lives across the street from a brewery in Brooklyn, NY. Follow Cat on Twitter: @beeraffair and Instagram: @beeraffair

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.

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 Dingwall

Kate Dingwall is a wine & spirits writer and working sommelier. By day, she writes for Forbes.com, Wine Enthusiast, InsideHook, Liquor.com, VinePair, Maxim, and The Toronto Star. By night, she's a WSET-trained working sommelier pouring at one of Canada's top restaurants.

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.

L.M. Archer

L.M. Archer is an award-winning writer for consumer, B2B and B2C platforms and publications worldwide. Her works appear in Pix.com, Wine Business Monthly, Meininger’s Wine Business International, Oregon Wine Press, Wine Enthusiast, and SevenFifty Daily, among others. She is also a 2020 Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year award finalist, and a 2021 Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year award shortlist winner. When not writing, she’s traveling, wine glass in hand! Find her at: www.lmarcher.com + IG/Twitter @lmarcherml

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.

Olivia Siu

Olivia Siu is a specialist in wine marketing and communications, and co-founder of Vinequity. She is a WSET Diploma candidate and French Wine Scholar, with a passion for Loire wines, mature white burgundies, and vin jaune. Avid runner, cyclist, and globe trotter, always dreaming up her next adventure.