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Helena Nicklin is a female wine presenter, freelance wine writer, short film-maker and award winning author and vlogger. She is also half of Northcross Films: a production company specialising in Popular Science.
As a professional wine communicator, Helena bridges the gap between those fabulously detailed wine books and normal consumers who just want the basics in memorable, bite-size chunks. Her goal is to make the wine world less stuffy, more visual and fun and to teach things in an order that makes sense to everyone. She takes a multi-sensory approach to her tastings.
A member of the prestigious Circle of Wine Writers, Helena has written for various consumer publications and her videos have been featured on international wine travel sites winetouristmagazine.com and winerist.com among others. She is currently columnist for online entrepreneurial website Talented Ladies Club and writes for luxury print title Savile Row Style Magazine. She presents workshops at consumer fairs, has appeared as the wine expert on live TV, runs private wine tasting events in London, writes and edits copy for wine businesses, blogs for The Huffington Post and sits on various tasting panels for competitions.
Her new initiative One Minute Wine Ace features one minute videos explaining wine basics to an Instagram / social media audience with a zero knowledge base. Follow the videos on her One Minute Wine Ace Instagram account @OneMinuteWineAce.
As well as communicating about wine, Helena is currently developing a television series with her company Northcross Films about the power of our senses, to be fronted by Michelin-starred chef and gastro-scientist Heston Blumenthal OBE.
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