Susie and Peter are Masters of Wine who happen to be married to each other. It’s a strange old household, with a constant soundtrack of clinking bottles and glasses. As TV presenters, event hosts, writers, authors and consultants, the pair are renowned for their enthusiastic, thoughtful and articulate style, having been described as, ‘two rising stars’ and ‘Legends: best in the business’.
“As Masters of Wine they are members of the world’s oenological elite, yet as friendly wine advisors on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, Susie & Peter are nothing short of national treasures.’ (Foodepedia)
Familiar faces from presenting on flagship BBC1 show Saturday Kitchen for a decade, Susie and Peter’s work encompasses broadcasting, journalism, books, consultancy, events and more. (Sometimes even they forget what exactly it is they do…) They enjoy nothing better than helping people enjoy great wine – one recent Saturday Kitchen recommendation saw the wine sell out immediately, crash Majestic Wine’s website and result in advance orders for a further 30,000 bottles.
In 2014 Susie and Peter launched Wine Festival Winchester, the acclaimed and now annual event that showcases hundreds of wines to thousands of people and has raised over £3,000 for charity to date. One exhibitor commented, ‘You have created something very special – one of the best tastings we’ve attended.’ They also regularly host and appear at events, from the BBC Good Food Shows to The Palate, Moët Academy and a range of bespoke and corporate functions.
“If you love wine, follow Susie & Peter. Legends and the best in the business.” Laila Rouass
Susie and Peter have a growing international profile and have appeared on most major TV and radio channels including Sky One, BBC1, BB2, ITV, Food Network, ESPN, UKTV and BBC Radio. As consultants they lend their expertise and profile to clients including hotels (Mercure), airlines (Vistajet, Swiss Airlines), cruise operators (Viking), restaurants and the City of London Corporation.
Writing credits range from the Guardian to Times Online, FHM, Daily Mail, FT, Decanter and The Telegraph. Between them they have published four books to date, as well as contributing to more than a dozen more. They’ve received many awards, including the IWSC and EWP Communicators of the Year, Ribeiro Best Wine Communication, two Gourmand World Awards, a Young Wine Writer of the Year Award plus nominations for Louis Roederer Awards and Imbibe Personality of the Year. Both were among only a handful of Masters of Wine to pass all parts of the gruelling examination first time and they also picked up a brace of Outstanding Achievement Awards as top students in their respective MW graduations.
When not honing her tasting technique, Susie can generally be found out running or with her head in a recipe book. Peter prefers tennis, travel and trying to get the kids into The Simpsons without Susie noticing.
‘Working with Peter & Susie is a pleasure. They combine consummate professionalism with a naturally friendly disposition, which puts everyone at ease. If only we could all look so natural on camera as these two!’