Nikki Goddard

Location: Oakland, Calif.

Nikki Goddard is a wine writer, consultant and educator with more than 12 years of experience.


Goddard's writing has appeared in Beverage Industry News Magazine, Delectable, Edible East Bay, for which she also provides her own illustrations, and Vivino. She first contributed to in 2020. As an educator, Goddard has helped prepare wine professionals for advanced WSET certification and conducted seminars for consumers. She previously co-owned the San Francisco wine bar The Barrel Room.


  • Studied textile and apparel management at Cornell University
  • Certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators
  • Level 4 diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust

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