Annie McKay

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Location
North Cascades, Washington
School
Università Degli Studi Di Scienze Gastronomiche
Expertise
Food Anthropology, Natural Wine, Food & Wine Tourism
  • Annie leads boutique, private food tours through Italy, where clients learn to shape fresh pasta, make cheese, and sip on local grape varietals.
  • She completed level III with the Wine & Spirit Trust Education.
  • Annie loves the intersection of food and design and is quite skilled at playing with her food in the name of art.

Experience

Annie is a natural wine sommelier, food anthropologist, and travel designer based in Washington state. She has worked with travel and hospitality experts, gourmet chefs, and winemakers in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, India, New Zealand, and around the U.S. Annie is part of the Slow Wine Coalition and curates a 200-bottle selection at a specialty shop in the North Cascades, creates digital and print food and wine content, holds pop-up tasting events, and is the guest chef at a boutique, garden-to-table lodge in New Zealand.

Education

Annie holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in cultural anthropology and art and received her Master's in gastronomy from Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo in Piemonte, Italy.
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