Nicole loves wine. So much so that she gave up a successful career in Pharmacy, perfected her spitting technique, and moved from sunny Queensland to the wine-drenched laneways of Melbourne. Stints in hospitality, wineries, retail, sales and marketing filled the next few years while Nicole built her knowledge and searched for the right path. She completed the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in 2016 and became a certified WSET Educator the following year. She now juggles a number of roles including teaching people about wine, curating wines lists for restaurants and bars, judging in Australian wine shows and, of course, writing. In 2016 she won the Negociants Working With Wine writing award and has since contributed to Gourmet Traveller WINE, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine and Nourish Magazine.

Chalmers Pecorino 2020

Wait, isn’t pecorino a delicious sheep’s milk cheese? Well yes, but it’s also a grape variety; a particularly charming one from central and southern Italy. In

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Back to Nature

Natural, minimal intervention, orange, lo-fi; no matter what you call them, the wines dismissed as a hipster trend a few years ago are here to stay. A movement that

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Riesling Rumours

There’s a nasty little rumour that has been circulating for a while, damaging the reputation of a great drink, and worse, discouraging people from trying

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