Susy’s events and news for Spring 2019:

Find out what Susy is up to.

24 March

I return to BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen with a film all about Black Cow Vodka – one of England’s more unusual premium spirits...tune in at 10am to find out more...

30 March

I’ll be hosting a big fund-raiser for a very good cause – Hospiscare. An evening of gin tasting at the venerable Customs House on Exeter quayside. See for more details of the waiting list – please note this event is sold out.


10 April

I’m off to Belfast to host a lively wine tasting evening at the excellent JN Wines in Crossgar near Belfast.

See for details and to book places. This tasting will focus on delicious wines that suit Spring and Summer drinking.


27 April

A fun Saturday! I’ll be at the beautiful Mount Edgcumbe historic park, near Plymouth, to host gin masterclasses at their popular gin festival. Tickets from


4 May

Find me at Exeter Food Festival  where I’ll be holding a wine tasting with local producers in the Dart’s Farm tipis and joining celebrity chef Michael Caines on the main demo stage.

10 May

Stella Live - I’m joining the line up of all female speakers at the exciting new live event in London brought to you by the Telegraph’s Stella magazine. Jo Brand, Bryony Gordon and Diana Henry also appearing! My wine tastings in the afternoon and evening. See @StellaMagazine on twitter/insta for more details...


17 May

Due to popular demand, a repeat of last year’s delightful gin evening at Paschoe House country hotel near Crediton, with different producers this year but the same informal but informative talks from distillers, hosted by me, with lashings of Luscombe’s tonics and with the option of a gin-inspired dinner afterwards. It is one of my favourite venues – don’t miss this one. Book at


20 May

At London Wine Fair in Olympia, I’ll be holding a tasting of the IWSC’s newly anointed English wine award winners 2019! More details to follow.


13 June 

I’m delighted that the exciting new South West Wine School has invited me along with other wine experts, to co-host a summer wine tasting at the lovely Deer Park Country Hotel. An evening of fine wine, food and live music – a real treat! See for more details.



I’m hosting a premium cruise up the Douro river with Emerald Waterways on 17-24 August – we will be visiting wineries and tasting fine wines on board our luxury ship. And in October I’ll be joining the ever-popular TV chef James Martin on a Telegraph river cruise through the Rhone and Burgundy, hosting special wine tastings onboard and off in the vineyards, while James will cook for guests and talk about his life in food. If you are interested in finding out more about either of these cruises, please contact me through this website and I can answer any questions.

Happy Spring!