Meet Nick

Nick Stock is one of Australia's most respected and prolific wine critics. His deep involvement in wine stretches well beyond wine-writing to show-judging, educating, broadcasting and winemaking. His wealth of knowledge extends to all corners of the wine world and this, combined with his frank and fearless style, has made him one of the most popular and widely read Australian wine writers. He engages all - from the most sophisticated and involved collector right through to the enthusiast and novice wine drinker - with his savvy, informed and user-friendly style. He makes this highly complex and detailed subject enjoyable and intriguing, an approach that has earned him international acclaim.


Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015 Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir is one of this family-owned and operated winery's finest. The nose is packed with rich and ripe red dark cherry fruits and a swathe of vibrant, fragrant red flowers, baking spices and gently toasty oak. On the palate the same set of deliciously fresh fruits arrive in a richly flavoursome mode, the double act of depth and freshness is a convincing one. This is superb drinking now and will deliver easily over the next 5-6 years.

95 points

 Clonakilla Ceoltóiri 2016

 This is a Rhône-inspired blend of grapes including mourvèdre, grenache, shiraz, cinsault and counoise that fits neatly into the stable of this Murrumbatemen pioneer. Aromas of raspberry, fine spices, gently brambly, it conjures up forests and flowers. The palate has smooth blueberry and plum fruit flavour mellow tannins and an easygoing, fleshy texture. Drink now to 2024.

93 points

Penfolds St. Henri 2013

A strong vintage for this classic with a mix of elegant shape and powerful flavours. The nose offers red berries, blackberries and various shades of cherry with some deeper spicy notes. In the mouth it has a deep sense of balance and concentrated darker berry fruit flavours moving to plum and ginger biscuits as it builds not a deep, long finish. The best drinking will be between 2015 and 2035.

96 points

    Larmandier-Bernier Longitude NV

A blanc de blancs extra brut that has unbelievably appealing drive and focus, it guns strong on the palate and delivers a racy, satisfying and refreshing style that you can easily drink a bottle of. Sourced from he villages of Vertus, Oger, Avize and Cramant, it offer s chalky aromas with dried flowers and fine, racy citrus fruits with bready, savoury complexity. Terrific drink now Champagne.

93 points

Upcoming Events


Nick returns to WINETOPIA in AUCKLAND this year to host another series of informative, entertaining and just plain fun tastings and chats with the best New Zealand winemakers sharing their very best bottles.


Nick hosts a range of events for readers of the magazine based around seasonal themes as well as just plain favourite styles of wine. The best wines, carefully chosen restaurants and tailored menus with Nick's trademark insightful and witty back stories. Good times!


Hosting Your Event

Nick has built a busy event-hosting and public speaking calendar that covers a wide range of genres from the boardroom to the ballroom, major festivals and intimate tastings. He adds a creative, informed and entertaining edge to everything he hosts and has worked widely throughout Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, France, the USA, the UK and more. Current clients include Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine, IMG, Peppers Luxury Resorts, Credit Suisse, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Hurricane Event Management, New Zealand Winegrowers, Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and various Australian Federal and State Government Agencies.



Nick contributes to a wide range of publications, here are some links to his writing.





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