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Award-winning drinks writer & presenter

Helena Nicklin

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Helena is an award-winning, freelance wine and spirits writer, broadcaster, wine consultant, drinks influencer and judge for various international wine and spirits awards. With twenty years in the drinks industry and a stint at drama school, Helena specialises in communicating with exploring consumers through TV and radio appearances, live events, written articles for various titles and engaging video content. She has a weekly guest slot live on talkTV every Thursday afternoon at 12.45pm and can be seen in the returning global TV series The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime, which she co-produced and co-presented. Helena is currently assisting with the edit for the third series of The Three Drinkers. In the meantime, you can find her on social media @HelenaSips.

Awards & Accolades

  • Winner 'Best contribution to wine & spirits tourism 2022' - The Three Drinkers in Ireland

  • Winner 'Best cultural contribution to the spirits industry 2022' - The Three Drinkers in Ireland

  • Highly Commended 'Best contribution to wine & spirits tourism 2021' - The Three Drinkers do Scotch Whisky

  • Top 100 Most Influential People in Drinks 2022

  • Top 10 Women to Watch in the Wine Industry 2019 

Helena is represented by PFD Agency. 



Helena is a regular contributor to The Sun newspaper, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine and TalkTV as well as her own popular online magazine at and her growing following on social media, @HelenaSips. She also writes sporadically for other titles such as Luxurious Magazine, Savile Row Style, The Daily Star, The Daily Mail, Luxe Bible, Decanter, Club Oenologique, The Guardian, City A.M., Talented Ladies Club, Stylist and Princess Yachts Magazine. Contact her if you would like her to consider tasting your product with an eye to featuring it.

Branded collaborations

Helena is open to paid collaborations with drinks and lifestyle brands over her social media platforms @HelenaSips or with her business partner Aidy Smith as part of The Three Drinkers Productions on their social media, podcast and even their Amazon TV series. Contact Helena for more details. 


As a wine and spirits communicator with years of experience, Helena can run tastings for your both in person and online for private customers and staff training. Contact her to arrange your tasting.


Helena is available for comments on drinks trends and the industry in general as well as help with wine lists and menu matching ideas.


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