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Andrea Frost

Andrea Frost

Andrea Frost is a wine writer 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”. She writes a monthly column for timatkin.com and contributes to The World of Fine Wine and Gourmet Traveller Wine. Andrea has received several awards for her writing including the 2013 Wine Communicators of Australia Wine Communicator of the Year, Best Wine Publication for her book Through A Sparkling Glass and a shortlist in the 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Writing awards.   T: @andreajfrost


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28th Nov 2017 in Articles

Signing Off

After almost three years, 25 columns and more than 30,000 words, I’m sad to say, I’m getting off here; this is my final column for timatkin.com. The decision has not come easily. I’ve loved writing the column and learnt a lot doing it. But... Read more


18th Jul 2017 in Articles

Australian wine's coming of age

Several months ago, I was tasting wine in a Melbourne restaurant when my thoughts turned to that of our national character. What makes Australian wine Australian? It was hardly surprising it arose when it did; I was tasting French and... Read more


16th May 2017 in Articles

Buona Sera: Singing for our supper

Even the most adventurous wine travellers have a breaking point. I was standing on the kerb in a narrow street in Florence studying the façade of a restaurant that showed nothing if not promise. Empty wine bottles lined the window, a statue of... Read more


28th Feb 2017 in Articles

Message in a bottle

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... Read more


30th Jan 2017 in Articles

Where the wild things are

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 mitts shovelled pebbles from... Read more


28th Nov 2016 in Articles

When Wine Imitates Art

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 a cosy 200 guests on a bright... Read more


31st Oct 2016 in Articles


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 course, when I say “people”, I mean us. And when I... Read more


26th Sep 2016 in Articles

I'll have what Proust had

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... Read more


29th Aug 2016 in Articles

The Art of Comparison

In wine circles, we have a similarly complex relationship with comparisons. Which is odd, given we spend hundreds of hours every year, and many years every career, lining wines up against each other to compare their attributes. We compare the... Read more


25th Jul 2016 in Articles

On Wine and Europe

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 lines should be drawn, and I am... Read more