Andrea Frost is an award-winning writer, columnist, author and talker whose work has been described as “more like an evening with a particularly erudite and witty dinner companion than a class at the local wine school”. Andrea has gained international accolades for her unique approach to wine that has as much to do with culture and philosophy as it does to tastings and terroir.
Andrea is a columnist for Timatkin.com and the World of Fine Wine and has contributed to Gourmet Traveller Wine, Wine Companion magazine, Wine Enthusiast, ABC’s delicious., The Melbourne / Adelaide Reviews and Slow Living Magazine, among others.
In 2013, Andrea was named the Wine Communicator of the Year and her first book, Through A Sparkling Glass, An A-Z of the Wonderland of Wine (Hardie Grant/Rizzoli Books) was awarded Best Wine Publication. In 2015 and 2016, Andrea was shortlisted in the prestigious Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. Andrea’s piece ‘The Invention of Wine‘ won her the Best Editorial Wine Writing award at the Born Digital Wine Awards.
Through A Sparkling Glass has received many wonderful reviews and was described by Andrew Jefford as a “gentle, thoughtful stroll through wine, life and most things in between.”
A graduate of the exclusive Len Evans Tutorial in the Hunter Valley, Andrea has judged at several wine shows including the Decanter Wine Awards in London, Bragato Wine Challenge in New Zealand, the Adelaide Review Hot 100 and the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.
Andrea has appeared at several literary and wine events including the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival, the 2013 Bendigo Writers Festival and the 2013 inaugural Wine Day Out. In February 2017, Andrea spoke at the Pinot Noir NZ Celebration, a three day event described as “the best Pinot Noir event on the planet”.
Prior to freelance writing, Andrea held various roles in publishing and media including the editor of a wine magazine that won ‘World’s Best Wine Magazine’ at the World Food Media Awards.
Andrea holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Deakin University), a Masters of Marketing (Melbourne Business School) and has attended numerous short courses in non-fiction including a summer program at Yale.
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