Nikki Hawkes is an entrepreneur, marathon runner, and amateur mountaineer who joins Sophia Longhi and Ben Franks for the latest episode of our Wine Flight podcast. Enjoy our 15th episode and the penultimate guest of Series one!

Nikki Hawkes is the head of growth and co-founder of fintech business Stratiphy and a serial entrepreneur. Nikki and Ben have known each other for nearly ten years and it was a joy to have her on the latest episode of Wine Flight, fresh from a climb up Mount Kilimnjaro – the highest peak in Europe! 

In this episode, Nikki joins Sophia Longhi and Ben to taste a range of wines from New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Spain while discussing Nikki’s career, love for running and wild swimming, food and wine pairings, and our hangover tips. We also talk about Mexico, mountain climbing and green issues. A lot of topics in under 40 minutes!

As usual, at the end of the WIne Flight podcast episode, Nikki must choose her favourite wine and we will discover who takes this week’s trophy home! Will Ben or Sophia triumph?

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