About Me

helen-mcginn-profile-400x487Hello! I’m Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, an award winning wine blog and now best-selling wine book. I’m an ex-supermarket wine buyer and spent almost a decade sourcing wines around the world. I then spent the next half-decade pregnant.

Married with three children, I’m an international wine judge and write a weekly drinks column for the Daily Mail’s Femail magazine. I’ve also written monthly features for Waitrose Food Magazine and been the resident wine expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show. My latest book, Homemade Cocktails, has just been published.


I post here on the blog (almost) every week, with at least two wine recommendations each week. Awards for the blog include Fortnum & Mason’s Online Drink Writer of the Year, Red Magazine’s Best Blogger and BritMums Outstanding Blog Award.

‘Love love love this book. It doesn’t just simplify wine, it simplifies life. Essential reading’

India Knight

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