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Where the Wild Things Are

05 April 2017 | by Andrea Frost
I was sitting at an old wooden bar at one of Wellington’s finest restaurants when I noticed the counter had been converted into a fish tank. Beneath my glass of Sauvignon Blanc a crayfish with claws the size of oven...

Message in A Bottle

27 March 2017 | by Andrea Frost
It’s the lucky ones who find a message in the bottle. In his essay On Wine and Hashish, Charles Baudelaire writes of an old unknown author who said: “Nothing equals the joy of the man drinking, if not the wine...

Pinot Noir New Zealand 17 Speech

14 March 2017 | by Andrea Frost
Earlier this year, I was asked to give a speech at Pinot Noir NZ 17, an international Pinot Noir celebration held in Wellington New Zealand. The theme for this session was 'new threads to communication' and my topic was wine...

Interview in Wine Business Monthly

15 January 2017 | by Andrea Frost
In September last year, I spent an hour with Wine Business Monthly editor Anthony Madigan. In the article: 'Write On: The Making of Australian Wine Writer Andrea Frost' we discussed how I got into wine writing, dynamic industry quarrels and Australia's exciting new wines....

When Wine Imitates Art

04 December 2016 | by Andrea Frost
If you’re going to contemplate beauty in wine, you might as well do it in an art gallery. Well, that was my reasoning when I accepted the invitation, even if it was under the ruse of an all-women fundraiser for...

#wishyouwerehere

02 November 2016 | by Andrea Frost
In the old days, it used to take a bottle of wine and free karaoke for people to let you know who they really are, but these days I find a holiday and an Instagram account does the trick. Of...

I’ll Have What Proust Had

21 October 2016 | by Andrea Frost
The other night, I was enjoying a moment of heightened pleasure resulting from that exquisite mix of company, conversation, conviviality and wine. As I did, I noted how the fusion of aromas with such intoxicating moments are how sensory memories...

The Art of Comparison

10 September 2016 | by Andrea Frost
‘Stop comparing yourself to others’ is advice we are given early on in life and, depending how well we heed it, quite often later in life. It’s reasonable counsel, particularly for those nonsensical situations that pepper our lives. When a...

On Wine and Europe

23 August 2016 | by Andrea Frost
It is hard to think of wine and not think of Europe and its influence on wine and the people who drink it. So profound is Europe’s impact, it hardly bears noting. But as the world quarrels about where Europe’s...
I am delighted to announce I have been shortlisted twice in the 2016 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. The shortlist, announced on July 28th, was selected by a panel of five judges from more than 200 entries from 19...