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Andrea Frost is an award-winning writer, columnist, author and talker whose unique approach to wine 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 and The Melbourne Review among others. She has contributed features and travel pieces for Gourmet Traveller WineWine Companion magazine, Wine Enthusiast, and Food & Wine magazine, among others.

Andrea was named the Wine Communicator of the Year and her 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 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards and ‘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 Melbourne Writers Festival, the Bendigo Writers Festival and the inaugural Wine Day Out. In February 2017, Andrea gave a celebrated speech 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, Andrea has judged at several wine shows including the Decanter Wine Awards in London, Bragato Wine Challenge in New Zealand and the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show. 

Prior to freelance writing, Andrea held various roles in media and publishing including editor of a wine magazine that won ‘World’s Best Wine Magazine’ at the World Food Media Awards.

Originally from Melbourne Australia, Andrea is now based in London.

Testimonials …

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 above: James Broadway