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Welcome to my website!

Here you will find links to my latest print and online columns, news on my tasting events and food festival appearances, and tips on best new wines, gins, and food matching.

Details of the many events I’ll be hosting are updated regularly on the News & Events page - do get in touch or enquire about booking me via the Contacts page.

I am the award-winning weekly drinks columnist for the Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine & drinks editor for ‘delicious.’ magazine. I occasionally write for other parts of the Telegraph, both in print and online, and I’m co-host of the brilliant Telegraph Gin Experience event each Summer, as well as taking readers on inspiring tours of wine regions abroad. 

I enjoyed a 12 year stint as one of the regular wine experts on BBC1’s flagship cookery show ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and I now appear regularly with celebrity chefs presenting wines at food festivals and events in the UK and abroad. In 2018 alone I will have worked alongside James Martin, Michael Caines, Raymond Blanc, Mitch Tonks, Lesley Waters, Theo Randall, Diana Henry, Daniel Galmiche, among many others. 

Shows I regularly appear at include The France Show (Olympia, each January), the Telegraph Travel Show (ExCel, each February), Exeter Festival of South-west Food and Drink (April/May), Taste of Grampian (Aberdeen, June), Dorset Seafood Festival (July), The Telegraph Gin Experience (The Hurlingham Club London, July/August) and Dartmouth Food Festival (October, when I organise the wine seminars each year). 

Last year I joined the brilliant Three Wine Men - Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin and Olly Smith - for their hugely popular Christmas events, with my ‘Splash of Gin’ support act tastings, and had so much fun with the top gin brands, Luscombe tonics and of course the boys, that I’m returning this year - see for more.

I’ve written or edited 11 books on wine and drinks and won several awards including the latest How to Make Your Own Drinks which won the Food & Travel Magazine Readers’ Award for best drinks book. I live in Devon and contribute regular wine notes to the south-west’s very own magazine ‘food’, and am the consultant editor of the new, exciting Independent Gin Guide to the South-West and South Wales, launching this autumn!

Now take a look at the Events page, and I hope to meet you soon…


'Champagne Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards Short Copy Columnist 2014'

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Susy’s books

Susy is the author of eleven popular wine and drinks books

Susy has won both the prestigious Glenfiddich and Lanson awards for her writing. She was co-editor of the Which? Wine Guide for several years and since then, among other books, has edited Wine Made Easy, written Wine Wisdom (Quadrille) and, for fun, penned the humorous but informative Girls' Guide to Wine pocket guide, a best-seller in several countries.

Now she is the author of the new, highly acclaimed How to Make Your Own Drinks (Mitchell Beazley/Octopus Books), a recipe book of drinks-making, which follows a year of producing everything from homemade wines, ciders and spirit infusions, to cordials, tisanes and lassis, mainly from foraged and store-cupboard ingredients.


– Susy's New Find –

[ Discover a delicious new bottle ]


Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rose Brut 2015, Cornwall (selected Waitrose, £29.99) 

Young, lively and crisp with delicious notes of raspberry and orange, finishing dry and lightly, lip-smackingly saline. A perfect Spring-time pour from the winery recently granted a Royal Warrant.

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