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Hello! I'm a drinks writer & broadcaster who writes widely

for editorial titles as well as helping drinks and lifestyle

brands engage with and find new customers, through entertaining, useful and shareable content.

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Helena Nicklin

I'm Helena Nicklin; an award-winning, freelance, wine and spirits writer, broadcaster, wine consultant, drinks influencer and judge for various international wine and spirits awards. With twenty two years in the drinks industry, a stint at drama school and the WSET Diploma under my belt, I specialise in communicating with exploring consumers through TV and radio appearances, live events, written articles for various titles and engaging video content. You can see my work regularly in the country's most popular newspapers and magazines and see me action in my returning, global, drinks and food travel series, 'The Three Drinkers' on Amazon Prime, which I co-produced and co-presented. You can find me on social media @HelenaSips or drop me a line by hitting contact

Here's how we can work together:

Branded collaborations

I am open to paid collaborations with drinks and lifestyle brands over my social media platforms and podcast. Contact me for more details and a media kit. 


I am a regular contributor to both The Daily Mail and The Sun newspapers in print and online, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine and TalkTV. I also have my own popular online magazine, and a growing following on social media @HelenaSips. I also write sporadically for other titles such as Luxurious Magazine, Savile Row Style, The Daily Star, Luxe Bible, Decanter, Club Oenologique, The Guardian, City A.M., Talented Ladies Club, Stylist and Princess Yachts Magazine.

Contact me if you would like me to consider trying your product with an eye to featuring it.


As a wine and spirits communicator with 22 years of experience, I can run tastings for you both in person and online, for private customers and staff training. Contact me to arrange your tasting.


I am is available for comments on drinks trends and the industry in general as well as help with wine lists and menu matching ideas. Contact me to discuss your needs. 

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 

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