ERIN LARKIN

Independent Wine Writer

Erin is an independent wine writer, judge and presenter based in Perth, WA. She is a Regional Taster for the Halliday Wine Companion (her areas include all of Western Australia, and regions in South Australia, including Clare Valley, Coonawarra, the Limestone Coast and others), and is a regular contributor to the Wine Companion Magazine. Erin has had a weekly wine column since 2014, currently in The Post Newspaper, is a prolific presenter and educator across multiple platforms and is an active Australian wine show judge. With WSET3 under her belt, she has just recently qualified as a Barossa Wine School Specialist Educator. Erin is a judge for the Australian Wine List of the Year and the China Wine List of the Year Awards, both for the eighth consecutive year in 2021. With years of experience talking wine on talkback radio and hosting events for a wide range of clients, Erin has a keen eye and enduring curiosity for quality and creativity in wine, marrying classic and contemporary perspectives.  

“Full time wine drinker as well as writer: I host wine events when I’m not writing, I do videos when I’m not hosting, and I drink wine throughout it all.  Work doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do.  I spend my time talking about wine to the people who make it or to the people who drink it, and I only recommend the things that I love.  Drink well, time is short.”