Profile and Testimonials
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 JancisRobinson.com and the World of Fine Wine and previously for ABC’s delicious, Tim Atkin and The Melbourne Review. She has also contributed features and travel pieces for Gourmet Traveller Wine, Wine Companion magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine 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. Andrea has received several nominations in the prestigious Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards for her columns and her piece ‘The Invention of Wine’ won 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.”
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”.
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.
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.
Frosty is my wine crush. She writes and speaks on wine in a totally original way – and has more insights than we in the world of wine really deserve. She is also hilarious, which is probably the most important thing …’ — Sam Neill, Itinerant Actor and Proprietor at Two Paddocks
Andrea is hugely impressive – academic in thought but not in writing style. And, as I saw in Wellington at Pinot Noir NZ last year, she is a brilliant speaker too. — Jancis Robinson MW
Marvellous! — Hugh Johnson
If, like me, you get tired of technicalities and suffer tasting-note nausea, I recommend joining Andrea Frost on her gentle, thoughtful stroll through wine, life and most things in between. – Andrew Jefford
It’s a refreshing, unashamedly romantic approach to wine writing, concerned more with the context and culture, the philosophy and mystery of wine than the liquid in the glass. – Max Allen
Frost is a talented raconteur … skillfully taking us on her magical journey into the world of wine. – Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
Listening to Andrea Frost talk about wine, and wine communication, is like listening to a beautiful orchestra. A pleasure to hear her speak. — Natalie Corkery, New Zealand Wine
Photo: James Broadway