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.

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Chianti Classico Under $30
Editor Picks: 5 Chianti Classico Under $30

Chianti Classico has long been a favorite of mine. Since realizing the secret to reading…

best wine gifts
Editor Picks: 9 Best Wine Gifts in 2022

The people we hold near and dear fall into two categories: those who are easy…

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

The distance from Pauillac, France, to Peralillo, Chile, is 7,051 miles (11,348 km). From Bordeaux…

Cacio e Pepe
How to Pair Wine Perfectly With Cacio e Pepe

Someone says ‘Rome’, and a few things come to mind: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, or…

Rocks District of Milton-Freewater
The Rockin’ Rhône Wines of The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

Growing up, I had one of those Matryoshka (stacking) dolls. Inside one was another. Inside that,…

sommeliers and celebrities
The Unspoken Relationship Between Sommeliers and Celebrities

When it comes to fine dining, there’s a notion of being a part of the…

Where Are They Now: Master Sommelier Sabato Sagaria

While master sommelier Sabato Sagaria had significantly less screen time in the original SOMM film…

food and wine pairings
How a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant Creates Extraordinary Food and Wine Pairings by Following the Fundamentals

Love ’em or hate ’em, traditional food and wine pairings exist for a reason. Basic…

Auction Lot 288
Auction Lot 288 Spotlights Champagne’s Most Important Ingredient: Time

As Perrier-Jouët’s cellar master Séverine Frerson sits in the cellar, facing SOMM TV’s camera in…

Ca' Del Bosco
The Inspiring Female Force Behind Ca’ Del Bosco

More than a dozen labels comprise the Ca’ Del Bosco portfolio. From white to red…

Walla Walla syrah
Editor Picks: 6 Syrah from Walla Walla Valley

In a region where Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were once the two dominating grapes, Syrah…

pride cocktails
Celebrate LGBTQ+ With These 3 Pride Cocktails

Nothing says Pride like bright colors, tropical vibes, and edible glitter, which is why pride…