Thrown out of university in Adelaide and moving to Sydney, Nick Ryan used the knowledge he’d gained raiding his old man’s cellar to land a job with one of Sydney’s leading wine merchants.
Realising that writing about it was easier than lifting it has led him to where he is now. He’s a wine columnist for The Australia newspaper, a regular contributor Gourmet Traveller Wine and GQ and writes a weekly column musing on life for Adelaide’s Sunday Mail.
He has judged in many Australian and international wine shows and is a graduate of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial.
He is excited by wines that are just as interesting by the fourth glass as they are at the first and would give it all up to play one game for the Port Adelaide Football Club.