I am Helena Nicklin: a wine and spirits fiend who presents and writes and a lot about booze. Most recently, I’ve been working with The Three Drinkers do bring whisky to the people on our Amazon prime show. I also present a lot of live events and judge drinks competitions.
Travelling to beautiful places and drinking epic wine and spirits. It’s even better now that I get to do it with my great mates. Drinks are meant to be shared!
The Dead Rabbit, Grocery and Grog in New York.
For me, London. The offering we have right now is so exciting. Rome is fun too, but doesn’t quite have the range of drinks London has.
Good friends, good food, good drinks, a great view and some live music so we can dance the night away.
Someone who could help pay the inevitably massive bill we’d rack up! Ah, there are. So many people I’d happily chat to all night in the industry. Ruth Spivey, Anne Krebiehl, Richard Hemming, Richard Paterson…
Romanée-Conti Echezeaux 1990
A Mac-Hattan. I sort of invented it for our show, but I love it! Equal parts red vermouth, Cointreau and Macallan 12.
A tonne of water while you’re drinking and a Berocca first thing. If it’s really bad, maybe a sachet of Dioralyte!