About Me

helen-mcginn-profile-400x487Hello! I’m Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, an award winning wine blog and 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.

I’m an international wine judge and a drinks writer for the Daily Mail’s Femail magazine. Regular TV appearances include BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and ITV’s This Morning. The Knackered Mother’s Wine Guide (an updated version of my original book The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club), is published in February 2020.


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.

Married with three children, I live in the New Forest with too many dogs and a needy cat. And I’m hopeless with a hangover.

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

India Knight

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