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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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…

wine soil types
10 Most Common Types of Soil for Growing Wine Grapes

Wine is a marriage of sciences, from biology in the vineyard to chemistry in the…

Get To Know the SOMM TV Cast: Steve Matthiasson

It’s not often you find someone born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), who makes their way…

katerina axelsson
Industry Innovator: Katerina Axelsson, CEO and Founder of Tastry

The fascinating thing about wine is its ability to bring together many industries. Wine doesn’t…