Susy Atkins - biography
Susy began her career as a wine writer in the 1990s at WINE magazine. She left in 1994 to freelance for the magazine, initially spending five weeks in South Australia during the harvest, working as a 'cellar hand' at wineries in the Barossa Valley and reporting back to the UK.
On her return, she began working for the Consumers' Assocation, editing Which? Wine Monthly, which evolved into wine reports for the main Which? magazine. She became co-editor of the Which? Wine Guide in 1997 and worked on seven editions of the award-winning guide. Susy now writes a regular weekly column for the Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine and is the drinks editor of Delicious magazine.
Her books include Wine Wisdom, How To Choose Wine, Wine Made Easy and the best-selling, fun pocket-book Girls' Guide to Wine. She has won both the Glenfiddich Food & Drink award and the Prix du Champagne Lanson wine writing award for her books.
Susy is familiar to many wine & food lovers as a regular wine expert and presenter on BBC1's flag-ship cookery show Saturday Kitchen, which attracts 2 - 3 million viewers each week. Before that, she was a resident wine expert on Channel 4's Richard & Judy. She has also appeared as a guest on TV's Market Kitchen, UK Food channel programmes such as Great Food Live, and broadcast numerous times on BBC Radio 4 for programmes such as Excess Baggage and The Food Programme, as well as Woman's Hour, where she was last a guest on the Christmas Day 2012 programme.